"Set a course for the Episilon System, Mr Data." I say in my best Captain's voice, "We have to meet some delegates there in three days.
"Setting course, sir." Data replies robotically. I guess that's the best I can to to an android joke.
"You will refrain from doing so, Locutus!" Seven of Nine commands me, as she strides on to the Bridge, her metal suit clanking as she does so.
"Seven." I tell her, "You can't just..."
"The Borg Queen is about to arrive at co-ordinates 122.874." she says, "You must send the Enterprise there quickly, as she has something important to tell you."
"What is it?"
"That is classified" she tells me, like an FBI agent, "She will inform you when the time is right."
With that, Seven turns on her mechanical heel and walks off the Bridge again.
"What do you think that's all about, sir?" Riker asks me, as he tucks into his second donut.
"I'm not sure, Number One" I reply, "But I think we need to go there. The USS Washington can handle those delegates."
"We need to be careful" advises Deanna. "That err... woman can bring a lot of problems."
Several hours later, we arrive at the co-ordinates given by Seven. A Borg Cube appears in front of us. I recognise it as Cube 01, the one used by the Borg Queen who employs Seven of Nine.
A figure beams over.
"Greetings, Locutus, hello again Seven." she says when she sees us. "The Enterprise is going to have a very special mission. Transporting the Leader of our glorious race, the Alpha Borg Queen."
I groan. It's not going to be my day.
To be continued...