Sunday, June 07, 2009
Britney & T'Pol's New Vacation (Part One)
Guest Poster: Ensign Britney
I happily jaunt into the quarters I share with T'Pol and tell her the exciting news.
"Guess what, soulsistah!" I exclaim, "I've found the ideal place for us to go on vacation!"
T'Pol looks at me with a slight cynical look. I can understand why.
"Brit, honey." she replies, "Every pleasure planet in the galaxy knows about us. We don't exactly have reputations as quiet people. They all know how we like to live it up and rave. Even the most raucous destinations have us on their 'banned' list. False names won't work."
"I know, I know." I tell her, "That's because we go to these established places where they will soon send messages to each other about who to look out for. What if we went to a place that is just opening?"
T'Pol's interest heightens. Her mirror-Vulcan logic begins to work, and she sees the sense in what I'm thinking about.
"You could have something there, Brit." she tells me, "But what if they already have news of us?"
"That's a chance we'll have to take." I reply, "Somehow, I suspect that in their first week of opening, they'll be keen to take anyone."
"Yeah, Brit." she agrees, "Tell the Captain, pack your chewing gum and we'll be on our way!"
The two of are in the shuttle bay, with our suitcases. Captain Picard and Beverly Crusher are there to see us off.
"I must admit." Beverly starts, "That I didn't realise Serennia IV was a vacation planet. I thought it was just a very quiet out-of-the way place that people rarely visit."
"It was." I tell her, "But it has started to open up to tourists, "This week will be their first official week."
"I see." Beverly comments in a worried voice.
T'Pol and I get aboard the shuttle. As we do, I'm sure I hear the doctor tell the Captain, "Those poor people on Serennia IV don't know what they are in for, Jean-Luc."
To be continued...