Monday, January 11, 2010
Guest Poster: Will Riker
I manage to get into the turbolift just as the Captain does. We are both heading for the Bridge.
I stop the lift, and the Cap looks in surprise, as if this is against Starfleet Regulations. Maybe it is?
"Can I have a word with you, sir?" I ask, "It's about Deanna."
"What's wrong, Number One?" he replies quickly, "Is she all right?"
"Err, yes, Captain." I reply hesitantly, as I'm not too keen to discuss it, "Ever since we heard that Ensign Britney has announced she was pregnant, Deanna has grown very broody, thinking she may have been too late."
"Ah.." the Cap replies, "Normally I would advise the two of you to see the ship's Counselor on this matter, but as that is Deanna, it presents somewhat of a problem."
"Doubtless her mother Lwaxana has had a say in it as well." I continue, "She's been urging Deanna and I to get married and have children for years."
"So why don't you?" the Captain bluntly replies, "Deanna might see it as a solution to everything."
"I don't know, sir." I reply, "Everything seemed cosy the way things were, with us sharing quarters. We liked the arrangement."
"Well, only you know what to do, Number One." he comments. With that, he pushes the button and we proceed to the Bridge, keen to get to his Command Chair and cup of Earl Grey.
Several hours later, I enter the suite I share with Deanna. She is waiting there, wearing one of her skimpy outfits
"Hello, sweetheart." she says seductively, "I've heard thar Ensign Allerain from Engineering is pregnant as well. It seems that everybody seems to be having children right now....sigh."
"Is that what you want, Deanna?" I suddenly say, without engaging my brain, "For us to get married and have children? If that's the case, then..."
"Will." she replies quicky, "Though there's nothing I'd like better, however, I don't want to do it because my mother wants me too, and that it seems to be the season for the event. Let's have children when the both of us know when the time is right."
"Are you okay about that, Deanna? I ask.
"Absolutely." she says with a smile, "Though I may get a little broody about crewmembers with children, sometimes, I know you and I can anytime we like."
"Okay then." I say, with a slight feeling of relief.
"That's agreed." Deanna says, as she swallows a Not Tonight pill and slowly unzips her dress, "Still, the method is always fun, isn't it?"