Monday, November 16, 2009
T'Pol & Britney's Undercover Mission (Part Three)
Guest Poster: Ensign Britney
This mission is not gonna be easy. If it fails, T'Pol, Karena and myself are liable to have our heads waved about on the end of spears. I prefer to keep my head where it is right now.
My soulsistah T'Pol looks exectly like Ishtar, the leader of an all-famale mercenary tribe known as The Virago, who are on the Verdan planet. Ishtar has been caught, and while the Enterprise tries to get information out of her, the three of us are going to find out more within the tribe.
We have met up with Ishtar's trusted lieutenants Sala and Vada. Already the latter has taken an instant dislike to Karena and me.
The five of us arrive at the camp of the Virago. The other women rush out to greet the return of their Leader.
"Greetings again." T'Pol announces, "I have bought two new powerful additions to our fighting force. Britney is a powerful, tough Deltan, and Karena is a rebel amazon."
All of them greet us with friendliness, but Sala and Vada stay back and watch, with grimaced expressions that could stop a clock.
We all settle down for an evening meal. As it's all cooked in a flame fire in the open ground, and obviously caught, I'm not going to ask what it was. In this circumstance, ignorance is bliss.
"I am impressed by The Virago, and honoured to be joining them." Karena says to the assembled band, "You truly are a great group."
Everyone then looks at me, as I am about to swallow something awful.
"Err...yeah." I mumble, "Great set up. What plans have you got?"
Vada and Sala look disgusted.
"It is not fit for a newcomer to ask such questions." Vada snaps.
"Hey!" T'Pol replies quickly, "She's one of us and can ask what she likes. Tomorrow morning, we will have a large conference to discuss our future manouvres, and where we intend to raid."
"Very well." Sala grudgingly concedes.
"Come on, Britney." T'Pol says to me, "Time to go to my tent and sleep there. We'll see you in the morning."
Sala gives a look of anger towards T'Pol, as if the winning Lottery ticket she lost has been found by her leader!
"What!" she exclaims, "Ishtar, you know we have always shared a tent together at night. Now this unknown is invited in instead!"
There is a hushed quietness in the camp, as everybody is waiting for the next move. With all the tension around, it's rather nerve-racking. Karena has got her spear aimed at Sala if anything drastic happens.
"Sala." T'Pol announces, "You were in my favour, but now Britney is. You may now share Vada's tent."
I've never actually seen steam come out of someone's ears, but I'm sure I did then, when looking at Sala. She storms away, jostling me in the shoulder as she passes.
"You are SO dead!" she whispers.
Karena rushes up to my soulsistah and I before the two of us enter the tent.
"That was risky." she says in a chastising manner, "You were supposed to keep a low profile, yet now they all hate us!"
"Hey, I'm the boss" T'Pol declares, "They will do as I say. C'mon, Brit, I'm ready for bed."
"I wonder how the Captain is doing with the real Ishtar on the Enterprise?" Karena says to us as she walks away.
A good thought.
To be continued...