Monday, May 24, 2010

Q & Y (Part One)

I sit in my Captain's chair as all the senior staff are gossiping about Worf and Jadzia's impending wedding. I  try and keep a starship that has 1500 people in it at the meantime.



"Well of course they were so suited for each other." Jennifer Baxter says to Ro Laren, "It's a wonder the two of them never married before."

"You're right, Jenny." Ro replies, "Did you know it's considered good luck to break a clavicle on a Klingon wedding night?"

The two of them chat away while Deanna Troi sits next to me with her arms folded, clearly in a huff. She hasn't said a word all morning except for the tut of disapproval when the wedding subject is brought up. As she and Worf were lovers before Jadzia came on the ship, Deanna has kept quiet.

As the Bridge crew continue to discuss the coming nuptials, I see something on the viewscreen.

"LOOK!" I say loudly, as I know I'm not going to get any attention any other way, "There is something the Enterprise is approaching."

Everybody reluctantly stops talking about the wedding and turns to the screen.

"What is it?" Riker asks.

"I don't know." I say, as if I am supposed to reel off an answer, "Increase magnification, Mr Data."



"It looks like trouble." Riker comments, "We'd better back out of here..."

"WHAT ARE YOU?" a voice booms out.

"I believe that it is trying to communicate with us." Data says, stating the obvious again.

"We are humans." I say clearly, "I am Captain Jean-Luc Picard..."

"SUCH A PATHETIC SPECIES, AS ALL ARE IN THIS UNIVERSE." the voice tells us.

"Who are we talking to?" I ask.

"YOU ARE SO INSIGNIFICANT." says the voice, "WHERE I COME FROM, I AM KNOWN AS Y"

I look at Riker and Deanna, who are thinking the same as I do.

"Do you happen to know a being called Q?" I ask

"THE Q CONTINUUM ARE IRRELEVANT." Y answers, "ALL OF THEM NEED TO BE ERADICATED AND ALL LIFE IN THIS UNIVERSE SO THAT THE Y CONTINUUM IS ALL THAT REMAINS."

Riker sighs.

"It looks like it's 'save the universe time' again, Number One." I tell him, "But we will need Q's help to do it with."

To be continued.....


Editor's note: This will be continued after the TWQ as time does not permit me to conclude it this week.

7 comments:

Susan said...

Well this will put the wedding plans on hold for a bit.

Linda said...

Good Lord, there's always some superior alien being who has to come along and muck up the plans.

Hopefully Q can take care of this quickly and then everyone can get back to picking out a china pattern and the like for Worf and Jadzia!

The Curmudgeon said...

Maybe we closer to the bottom of the food chain that we thought... first the Q and now the Y?

And when cometh the Zeds?

Fly Girl said...

Break a clavicle! I'd hate to see what goes on during that wedding night.

Michael Manning said...

Yes, I too caught that! Breaking a clavicle!!!! :D)

Anonymous said...

Very helpful tips. I had no idea of that at all.

Zechariah said...

Well, I don't really suppose this is likely to have effect.
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