I sigh as I know for this mission, I have no other choice but to ask the troublesome T'Pol to do it, and she's bound to insist that her even more troublesome friend Ensign Britney comes with her.
A knock on the door and T'Pol and her friend enter. Here we go.
"T'Pol." I begin, "This mission meeting was meant for you only."
"Captain." begins Britney, as she gets another tube of chewing gum out, "Where my soulsistah goes, I go, ain't that right?"
"Sure is, Brit, honey." T'Pol replies, "Now what do you want us to do, Captain?"
As I know they are both determined to go, I press on.
"Starfleet have informed that a band a rebel women mercenaries named The Virago have been causing havoc. They raid ships, outposts, anything to get more supplies."
"What do you want us to do?"
"Well, we've managed to capture their leader." I tell them, "Here is a picture of her."
T'Pol stands up in amazement.
"She looks like me!" the Vulcan says.
"Her name is Ishtar." I inform them, "She will be questioned here, but I think she will be very reluctant to answer any questions. By posing as their leader, you might be able to get a lot of information out of the other mercenaries. The shuttlecraft Ishtar was on had a preset route. We suspect it was to the planet where The Virago are on."
"This is gonna be cool!" Brit laughs.
"It's also highly dangerous." I reply sharply, "If they suspect T'Pol is not Ishtar, you lives will be forfeit. Ishtar has two trusted lieutenants, Vada and Sala. You have to convince them you are Ishtar. To help, Ensign Karena, the amazon from the USS Rhode Island will be going along with you to help. Tell the mercenaries that Karena and Britney are new recruits you have picked up."
"A piece of cake!" laughs Britney as she puts her gum into her Dr Martens boots to resume eating later.
The troublesome pair walk out to go to the outfitters to be kitted in costume for the mission.
Are The Virago ready for them?
To be continued...