Sunday, March 15, 2009
Queen Diana's Visit (Part One)
Guest Poster: Wesley Crusher
What can I say? The mother-in-law is visiting!
Queen Diana of Wondawowman, the planet of the amazons, has taken it upon herself to make an official visit to the USS Rhode Island in her capacity of Ambassador of the planet in the Federation.
Of course, it's all an excuse to visit my honeybunch wife Karena, and check up if everything is all right with her. She might also say "hello." to me if she's in a good mood. As I'm a mere Life Servant to Karena, Diana doen't rate me very highly.
Captain Erika Hernandez visits our quarters. I think she wants to be sure she addresses Diana properly. Karena gets up to instruct her.
"Just address her as any normal Queen, Captain." says Karena, "Be sure that Commander Hathaway is standing well behind you, though. My mother will take offence if he attempts to stand next to you. I have had to give the same instructions to Wes."
I wince that this reminder. Karena was up all last night giving me a resume of Wondawowmian royal etiquette.. Every time I got something wrong, she prodded me with that spear of hers.
I'm still sore now.
"Thank you, Ensign Karena." says the Captain, gratefully, "I shall go over these tonight with Commander Hathaway in my quarters....err...I mean at the earliest opportunity."
I wonder why Captain Hernandez went red-faced then.
I ask Karena this and she laughs.
"Oh, dear pumpkin." she says with a smile, "You're so naive!"
Why is it I can never work out what women are saying?
The next day, Grell informs us that the Royal Shuttle is on it's way to the Rhode Island and gives us the co-ordinates.
"There are two life-forms on board, Captain." Grell comments, "Communications say it is the Queen and her daughter."
"That's all we need!" she comments angrily, "My mischievous sister Nexa is here."
To be continued...