Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The New Year's Eve Party

"Are we going to have a New Year's Eve party, Jean-Luc?" purrs Bev softly as I try to complete my weekly Report for Starfleet.

"Beverly." I reply, "This ship is fast growing a reputation as the top party giver around. We have them for Christmas, New Year, birthdays or any excuse we can find."

"Then it no surpise that there is a waiting list of people ready to join." she answers.

"Bev" I struggle to say, "This ship should be exploring the universe, crossing new frontiers, boldly going where..."

"Yeah, yeah, yeah." Beverly comments dismissively, then whispers, "I'll change into Six's dress after the party...just for your eyes."

I recall the dress the Cylon creature Six wore prompts me to reconsider.

"Go on then, Bev."


Some time later, Ten Forward is all decked out, with Vic Fontaine and his band ready to play. Seven of Nine approaches me.

"Locutus." she starts, "I fail to see why Starfleet celebrate New Year when calendar years had been abandoned some time ago in favour of stardates."

"It's tradition, Seven." I explain, "People like the old ways of ringing out the old and bringing in the new year. It would not be the same with stardates."

Seven gives me a puzzled look.

"On our Borg Cubes we mark events by giving us a longer break in our alcove, " she tells me, " The Alpha Borg Queen's Birthday is a major celebration."

I then hear a familiar voice behind me.

"Hey, when is the party starting?"

I groan. Ensign Britney and her friend T'Pol both come in matching leather outfits.

"Ensign!" I say, "You can't wear that. You have to maintain a sense of decorum within Starfleet."

"Don't be a party pooper, Captain." T'Pol adds, "It's New Years Eve. Brit and I just want to have a bit of fun."

I sigh. She's probably right.

"Very well." I concede.

The two girls shout "Yay!" and go off to the bar to get a powerful Fasakian Brandy before going to the dancefloor to dance together.

"You're very generous, Captain." Riker says as he walks up to me, "I would never have allowed Deanna to go out in something skimpy and revealing."

"Never have ALLOWED?" Deanna shouts to him as she digs her finger in his ribs.

Riker looks at Deanna's dress and his eyes almost pop out, as they would have done had he been a member of the Ptarian race.

"Er...Deanna" he starts, "Sorry...I meant....err..do...you think that is revealing?"

"Yes!" she replies, "But you have no say in it."

The pair walk off, shouting at each other. Eventually they kiss and make up while dancing.


As the night wears on, Vic Fontaine plays classics such as As Time Goes By. Midnight approaches.

"5-4-3-2-1...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!"

Everybody kisses their loved one and sings Auld Lang Syne.

"Happy New Year, Jean-Luc"

"Happy New Year, Bev."


And Happy New Year to all Journal readers!


The Curmudgeon said...

The Brits say "Happy Christmas." Here on our side of the Pond, we say "Merry Christmas" instead.

But the Brits also say "Happy New Year," just as the Americans do. Shouldn't that be "Merry New Year," just for the sake of symmetry if nothing else?

Happy New Year, Captain. Enjoy the dress.

Jaime said...

Happy New Year, Captain!!!

Linda said...

And a very happy new year, too, Captain! May all your voyages be pleasant ones - or at least entertaining!

... Paige said...

Happy New Year Jean Luc

EastCoastLife said...

May you be more charming, richer, healthier and happiest this coming new year!! Happy year 2009!

Greetings and cheers from sunny Singapore! ;)

Mykul said...

Where's Auld Lang Syne?

Bilbo said...

Happy New Year, Captain Picard! See if you can put me on Counsellor Troi's dance card when Riker needs a break...

Miss Cellania said...

Happy New year, Captain! I hope 2009 is the best year ever for you!

Ellee Seymour said...

Have a great party Captain, and happy New Year.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thanks for all your well wishes. A Happy New Year to you all.

Amanda said...

Happy New Year Captain!

craziequeen said...

Happy New Year, Captain, and all best wishes for 2009! :-)


STAG said...


Nice dress.

Riker better not drop anything. When Deanna leans over in that dress to pick it up, she will stop all starfleet activity both fore AND aft.

Damn...too late. Now every man in ten forward has forgotten what he,um...whatever it was...ummm...uhhhh,...whatever he was saying. (thats it!)

rashbre said...

Happy New Year from rashbre central!

Tosca said...

Happy New Year--thanks for stopping by, and for checking out my blog and book!