I came to Ensign Britney's home planet of Delta with her and T'Pol so that I could avert a diplomatic crisis on her planet, and it looks like I've walked into another!
While Britney was introducing her parents, it became quite clear that Natalia, her mother, was very attacted to me.
Now how do I get out of this?
I'm sitting in the room that has been assigned to me on Delta, talking to Riker on the ComLink
"Britney and T'Pol have gone out for a night on the town. It looks like the problem that I came to solve has been averted, Number One." I tell him, "I think they just wanted me to show up and say a few words. Yul and Natalia will carry everything out, although I think Natalia was just looking at me. The problem is.."
I get a knock on the door, tell Riker I have to go and say "Come in."
"Jean-Luc." says Natalia, "May I see you?"
Before I can say that it might not be a very appropriate thing to do, the door is closed and she is in.
"Err...Ambassador.." I stutter.
"This is no place for formalities, Jean-Luc" she tells me, "I'm Natalia. I notice you had been avoiding me. Do you not think I am a beautiful woman."
I must admit she is stunning, but regain my composure.
"Err...yes, of course, Natalia." I tell her, "But you're a married woman. What about Yul?"
"Do you not know the Deltan philosophy, Jean-Luc?" she tells me, "It's live and let live. All marriages on this world are very open. We all live the way we want to, and naturally raised our daughter to be self expressive and to do whatever she wishes."
That explains a lot about Ensign Britney, her lifestyle and why she's in the brig so often!
"Your baldness is most desirable, Jean-Luc." Natalia says softly, "It makes me feel very...."
"I have a female friend on the Enterprise." I say quickly, "Bev and I...."
"No matter." Natalia smiles, "You can have both her and me...live and let live."
She starts to unzip the white minidress she is wearing; it looks like I've ran out of excuses!
Suddenly, there is a swift knock, and Britney, who is holding on to T'Pol while carrying a bottle of Saurean Brandy puts her head round the door.
"Goodnight Capt...." she starts, then looks at the barely clothed Natalia, "What are you doing with my mother?"
"I was just leaving, Britney." smiles Natalia, "Goodnight, Jean-Luc."
The Deltan Ambassador zips up her white minidress again and walks out as a stunned Ensign Britney and T'Pol look on.
Now what do I do?
To be continued after the TWQ...