Sunday, February 07, 2010
Karena's Baby Shower (Part One)
Guest Poster: Karena
My husband and Life Servant Wesley Crusher greets me anxiously on the Transporter of the USS Rhode Island as I return from an Away Mission slaughtering a few Ylaran Sea Monsters that had been threatening a colony down on the surface.
"Do you really think you ought to be doing that in your condition, honeybunch?" he says, after all, you are expecting our child next month."
"Pumpkin." I reply, "I'm an amazonian warrior princess, and the fact that I am expecting my daughter soon does not deter me from any Starfleet duties. I'll just go on a mission, come back, have the child and carry on as if nothing had happened. This has been occuring on my planet for hundreds of years. It seems women here are so weak."
Wes sighs, as he knows he can't win an argument, and feels my expanded stomach.
"Won't be long now." he says with a smile.
"Indeed not, Wes." I say, "However there is one tradition in the maternal period that I have observed that I wish to have. It's a baby shower."
A few hours later, I am writing a list of guest to invite for the shower.
"No." I say to myself, running down the list, "No, definately no, absolutely not."
"Karena." Wes says, as he does the laundry, "At this rate, you'll have no one at the shower. You'll have to start inviting someone.."
"I know." I tell him, "But some of the women on this ship have been unfriendly. They seem to be looking at you far too much."
"It's just being friendly." Wes says, "What are you going to do?"
"I'll invite Captain Hernandez, of course," I tell him, "But many of my female friends seem to be on the Enterprise. When are we meeting with them?"
"Later this week." says Wes.
"That's ideal." I say, brightening up, "I'll put the invites out now, and it will give them a chance to get the pressies."
To be continued...