Luther Sloan, Director of the secret unit Section 31 is sending two of his newest and most beautiful agents to infiltrate the USS Enterprise. Agents J and K will pose as Ensigns Jayne Jackson and Kaye Kassandra, and will report on whether the ship is run properly and if Captain Picard is up to the job, otherwise he will be replaced by a Section 31 operative.
"Who are the new Ensigns coming abroad?" Riker asks me as we go along to the transporter room to welcome them on the ship.
"They are two women from the Starfleet Academy, Number One." I reply, "Let's go and make them feel welcome."
We join Beverly and Deanna and await their arrival as two figures beam aboard.
I'm sure that both mine and Riker's eyes pop out as we see them stroll off the podium. The blonde has a thigh-high mini-dress and the brunette has a green dress cut on the side.
Bev gives me a sharp dig in the ribs. I think I see Deanna doing the same with Riker.
"Err..ah welcome to the Enterprise." I start, "I'm Captain Jean-Luc Picard and this is Commander Riker."
"I'm so thrilled to be here!" gushes the blonde, "I'm Ensign Jayne Jackson, and this is my colleague, Ensign Kay Casssandra."
"I know the Enterprise is a wonderful ship." Kassandra says, "When Jayne and I heard we were to be posted here, we couldn't believe our luck. I know the Captain and Commander are the best in Starfleet."
"Thank you, Ensign Kassandra." Riker answers, "That is really kind of you."
At this, he gets another prod in the ribs courtesy of Deanna's elbow.
"Ensigns." I ask, "Why is it you are not in uniform?"
"Oh, we are excused wearing them because of our ethnic origin." Kassandra answers, "I hope you don't mind. The details are all in the file we bought with us."
"That's fine." I tell them, "I'm sure it will be all right."
"Come on, Kay." Jackson gushes, "Let's explore this fantastic ship! I can hardly wait to see it."
The pair of them stroll out, with both Riker and I following their steps. I know our ribs are getting sore with all the elbows being poked into them.
"Laying it on with a space trowel, aren't they?" Bev comments with a sarcastic tone.
"What do you mean."
"Well, they seem so false." Bev continues, "Saying how wonderful everything is. Very shallow."
"They just seem like two excited Ensigns on their first day." Riker says.
"Hogwash!" Deanna exclaims, "I agree with Bev. "They do seem false. My empathic senses are telling me they are hiding something. Captain, we need to be careful with them."
I get a headache. Are Bev and Deanna a little jealous, or is there something about these new Ensigns?"
To be continued...