Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Enterprise Christmas Party (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Karena
The crew of the Rhode Island beam down with Wes and myself to my home planet of Wondawowman for the Enterprise Christmas Party, to be hosted by the amazons here.
"I don't see why we can't have our own party." moans Commander Mark Hathaway, "It would have been a lot more fun."
"That's as maybe, Mark." Captain Erika Hernandez tells him, "But we are invited guests, so let's enjoy the fun."
"I'll enjoy the fun the two of us have when we beam back to the ship." he whispers to her, not knowing I hear him well enough"
"That's true." she laughs, "Shhh...here comes Queen Diana!"
My mother steps forward, dressed in the official regalia of her role as Queen of the amazons.
"Hello, Captain Hernandez." she says, "Welcome to Wondawowman. It's a pleasure to have all these women here who are in charge as guests on our planet. Such a pity Captain Picard is a man."
"Err..yes." the Captain replies somewhat haltingly, not sure what to say. Then my mother looks at me.
"Ah, my daughter." she smiles, "Such a pleasure to see you again. Welcome too, Wesley. May I ask if you are both blessed yet?"
"What do you mean, your highness?" Wes enquires.
"I mean is my daughter having a daughter of her own yet? If not, you are clearly failing in your duty."
"Mother!" I exclaim, "That matter is being Wes and I!"
"Very well." she answers, "I just wanted to know how things were getting along."
The Queen escorts us to where the party is taking place. Wes and I see some of our old friends from the Enterprise and meet up. Captain Picard talks away to Erika Hernandez, while Mark Hathaway dances with my mother-in-law Beverly. Both are keeping an eye on the Commander, as they know what a womaniser he is.
As if by imstinct, both Picard and Hernandez move forward to the dancing pair and split them so that Beverly is with Captain Picard and Hathaway is with Hernandez. I hear her saying to Hathaway, "I'm watching you, Mark. I know there are a lot of skimpily dressed amazons around, but they are not for you."
The party progresses on. All of us dance the hokey cokey at one stage, which must have looked a strange sight when the Borg Queen joined in. She was wearing a small black dress and a red paper hat.
Beverly corners me as I go to get something from the punchbowl.
"Karena." Beverly says to me, "I love seeing my daughter in law, "You are a fine woman for Wes. You didn't have to bring your spear with you."
I explain to her that where I go, my spear goes.
"Whatever." Beverly continues, "I just wanted to ask if you and Wes had thought about children at all. You know both Queen Diana and I would be so happy if you could..."
"In our own time!" I screech, as I run for cover by grabbing Wes as the band plays Moon River.
To be continued...