"This is a great idea, Jean-Luc." Bev tells me as we travel through space in the shuttlecraft, "Though I was looking forward to the Valentine Party that usually takes place on the Enterprise, your suggestion of a trip out on our own was hard to resist."
"I thought so, too, Bev." I reply, "It is a lot of responsibility hosting the party. It's time you and I were able to enjoy ourselves."
Bev is wearing a fine pinkish suit, and is carrying the rose that came with the box of Casanova Chocs that I gave her. She ate them all even before we got on the shuttle.
"So you haven't said where we are going, Jean-Luc?" Bev asks as she nibbles my ear. I wish she wouldn't do that. Some people think I look like a boxer who has been battered on the ears!
"To the planet Amora." I say, "It's known for it's romantic appearance and beatiful twin sunsets."
"Sounds good!" Bev says softly, and continues nibbling my well-worn ear.
After a few hours, with both my ears frazzled, the shuttle begins to slow down.
The beautiful blue planet of Amora grows larger, and the two of us enter the atmosphere, and reach the landing co-ordinates given by the hotel.
"We're going to the Hotel Romantica." I tell her, "It's supposed to be the best on the planet."
"Super!" Beverly replies in a slightly tipsy manner. Perhaps we shouldn't have had those two bottles of champagne on the way.
The hotel draws near as the robot porter carries our bags. It tells me that it will require a tip to be inswerted into the slot provided or it will throw the bags out of the window.
"It looks fab!" Bev says as looks at the hotel, "It's good to get away from all the problems."
I hope she's right!
To be continued...