Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jennifer & Ro's Away Mission (Part One)

I call Ensigns Jennifer Baxter and Ro Laren into my Ready Room.

"Ensigns." I start, "You have both remarked that you haven't had enough Away Missions to go on, so I'm sending you on one in the next few hours.



Jennifer's face lights up, as if she and her boyfriend Commander Data have been given a weekend pass to a Spa Hotel.

"Thank you, sir." she replies, "I'm grateful to be given the chance. What do you wish us to do?"

"The Coral Nebula is approaching." I tell her, "We need someone to go close to it in a shuttlecraft and scan it. We should have some excellent results from our findings."

"Yes, sir!" she beams, pleased at being given the assignment. As she leaves, Data comes in and asks me why she is looking so happy. I tell him.



"I am concerned that Jenny is being such a dangerous assignment, Captain." he tells me, "The Nebula is very dangerous andd unpredictable."

"Switch off your emotion chip, Data." I tell him, "It's a very easy job, just to scan the Nebula. Besides that, your girlfriend is one of the toughest women on the Enterprise. She always beats Worf in the endurance competitions. Don't wrap her up in cotton wool."

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A few hours later, we on the bridge are tracking the shuttlecraft Aurora as it approaches the Nebula.



"Ro Laren to Enterprise" comes the videopicture, "I am nearing the Nebula, and am taking pictures now. The footage is wonderful. Jenny is looking around for the best views."

It sounds like the two of them are taking shots on their vacation!

We can see the Nebula image in front..



"Baxter to Enterprise." Jennifer says in alarm, "I am getting interference on the scanner. Something is happening in front of me."

We see a rip in space start to open up. It looks like the Aurora is being dragged towards it...

"JENNY!" yells Data, "Get out of there....!"

He must have left his emotion chip still on. We all look as the tiny shuttlecraft disappears into blackness.

If we don't manage to get them back, I may vanish on Data's Christmas card list.

To be continued...

10 comments:

Gordon said...

Hmm now i know what i pick up on the subspace scanner it was a short spike but none the less scanners went dead so can't give ya any more info till we can repair 'em captain our engineering team is working on it, thankfully we are in fairly safe space, well for us and we still have short range just nothing longer than well small part of the sector we are in...

Kon-El said...

Aww poor Data.

Michael Manning said...

As Spock once said, "Logic before emotion". :D)

Fly Girl said...

Poor Data, we can't all apply Vulcan stoicism to every situation.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A short range scanner is looking out of the window.

Ellee Seymour said...

Jennifer looks a lot prettier than the girls you normally have on your space ship.

EastCoastLife said...

Oh oh.... you will be blamed if Data remains a bachelor for life. :P

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Thats one for the Uh Oh file

Linda said...

Now why did I know that something like this was going to happen?!? You'd better hope Jennifer comes back or Data may do more than take you off his Christmas card list!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I think you're right, there, Linda!