When Captain Picard and Deanna discovered an ancient machine, a beam of light shot out and swapped their minds into the other's body. They were also told that the effect would wear off if they don't tell anyone about it. If they do, a psychological lock will make the effect permanant. The two have been struggling to ensure that the rest of the crew do not find out.
Guest Poster: Will Riker
Something strange is going on!
The Cap and Deanna haven't been themselves since they return from Arkos IV. I've asked both of them, yet they've both given be the same sort of guilty "Nothing at all." comment.
Bev comes up to me.
"Will." she says quietly, "Is it okay if I talk to you in private. It's about Jean-Luc...I mean the Captain?"
"I think I know what you're going to say." I reply, "I've been thinking about Deanna as well."
"Really?" she answers, "Well it seems that Jean-Luc tried everything to get out of going to our date the other night, though I know he had been looking forward to it for a while. He had the nerve to tell me that he had to wash his hair for an important meeting."
I try not to laugh at this remark.
"Deanna has given me some absurd excuses as well." I tell her, "She told me she had a headache whenever it was time for our date, but was all right the rest of the day. Oddly enough, she keeps falling over with the high heels she wears. You should have seen the look she gave me when I squeezed her bottom this morning!"
"Yes." Beverly confirms, "It seems that every time there is a chance for us to be er....together, the Captain wants to get away as fast as possible. It looks like something happened on Arkos IV when they went down to look at an artifact. You don't think they decided to errr....?"
"I can't imagine it." I say, "Although the two of them have been whispering together as much as possible. I wonder what they are saying to each other? Deanna has been faithful to me....except for Worf, as the Captain is to you."
Beverly grows moody.
"If he is cheating on me, he'll feel my wraith!" shouts Beverly.
There's nothing like an angry redhead!
To be continued after the TWQ...