Guest Poster: Will Riker"We might as well have set up a program on the Enterprise holodeck." I complain to Deanna as we walk towards the Galaxy Fair, "It would have been just the same...and a lot cheaper. The entrance fee was extortionate!"
"Don't be a whiner, Will." Deanna replies, "The Galaxy Fair is the best in the whole Federation area., "It's countless attractions just can't be duplicated within a starship. I want the real thing!"
"Sure." I say halfheartedly. I know there is no turning back once Deanna sets her mind to it. I might as well go along with it.
We look around and suddenly my girlfriend screams excitedly.
"Look Will!" Deanna exlaims, "A bouncy castle!"
She drags me along to it, and eagerly pays to go on.
"Come on, Will!" she shouts, "This is gonna be SO much fun!"
Reluctantly, I am forced to join Deanna, and the two of us bounce away. She screams and laughs. I am hoping that no one has a picture to show Captain Picard how his Commander and Counselor are spending their time.
After a while, we leave the castle, Deanna looking really pleased.
"Wasn't that a blast, Will?" she exclaims, "What shall we do next?"
"I don't know." I reply. Deanna pokes me in the ribs.
"Don't be a stick-in-the-mud, Will!" my girl orders, "We came here to enjoy ourselves, so let's do it."
I must admit that she has a point. I know I'm not a traditional fairground type, but while I'm here I might as well show some interest.
After sucessfully shooting ten successive ducks with a phaser pistol and getting a kewpie doll for Deanna, I think it might not be as bad as I thought.
"Look!" Deanna points out, "There's the ferris wheel. Let's go on that!"
We embark, and are soon heading towards the top, where it stops.
"Isn't this romantic?" Deanna coos in my ear, "The ferris wheel has stopped right where we are at the highest point."
"Yes" I tell her, but then look down, "I don't think it's deliberate. Judging from the panic below, I think it's broken down."
To be continued.....