Monday, October 18, 2010
A Cure For T'Pol (Part Five)
Guest Poster: Deanna Troi
With me dressed and disguised as a Romulan, Jadzia Dax, Ensign Britney, Ro Laren and Jennifer Baxter make our way to the planet Tevalla, deep in Romulan space. It is the only location where the antidote to Tevallian Fever is located. Britney's girlfriend T'Pol has it, and it is a race against time to get back to the Enterprise and save her..
"Now that we've got past that Romulan Commander." Britney urges, let's get that cure."
"We will." I say, "But first I've got to handcuff you all."
"What for?" demands Jenny, "This is no time to practice escapology!"
"Remember, Jenny." I reply, "You and all the others are supposed to be my prisoners. I've got to make it look as realistic as possible."
When we disembark, a Romulan official and his female assistant greet us with all the friendliness of an nI-speak-your-weight machine.
"What are these people you have?" the official barks coldly to me.
"Err..Federation spies who were caught inside the Romulan border." I answer, "Can you look after them for a few moments while I check what to do with them. I'll be back in a few moments."
"Do you wish us to torture them while you are away?" the female asks matter-of-factly.
"No, I don't think that will be necessary." I comment, to the relief of my friendswho are chained there.
Hurriedly, I rush through the Romulan Mall. Sadly, I have to go past some BEAUTIFUL dress shops. I would dearly love to buy a few of those! I saw one sheer red one that would fit me perfectly. I'm digressing, and remember the urgent matter in hand. I see a pharmacy ahead.
A Romulan shopkeeper approachews and asks me if he can help.
"Have you got a cure for Tevallian Fever here?" I ask.
"Oh yes." the shopkeeper replies, "Tevalla is the only place you can get it."
As soon as he confirms it, I throw the coins down, grab the antidote and run out of the shop. On my way back, I take another look at that red dress, sigh, and keep on running back to our ship.
When I return, the Romulans ask me what has been decided about the prisoners.
"Err....I am to take them to be Romulas to be tried then executed, or perhaps the other way around.
The Romulans laugh at this. I get the others aboard, unfasten the handcuffs and take off.
"Well?" asks a desperate Britney..
"Got it!" I reply with a smile. Britney looks ecstatic. I haven't seen her look so happy since she knew fish and chips were on the menu in the Enterprise brig.
A few hours later, the cure is given to T'Pol, and she is up asnd well again.
"I thought I'd lost you, soulsistah." Britney says as they hug and kiss.
"Brit, sweetie." T'Pol replies between kisses, "It'll take more than a dose of Tevallian Fever to separate us."