"I love a good wedding, Jean-Luc." she tells me, "I had to get a new hat for this event."
Sitting next to me on the other side is Worf, who is looking anxiously around in his red wedding outfit, awaiting his bride to be, Jadzia Dax, and for the woman who will officiate the wedding, his former lover, Deanna Troi. I have been Worf's Tawi'Yan, which is a kind of Best Man.
A weird form of music, which I can only assume is a build-up to the main event. Bev tells me it is called Hill Of The Skull. A charming title!
Deanna enters in one of her most revealing outfits to officiate the ceremony. A rather cheeky way of telling Worf what he has given up by going with Jadzia. About as subtle as being hit with a lead brick.
"We are here to witness the betrothal of Jadzia Dax to Worf. May the bride step out, please?"
Jadzia comes out in her matching bridal outfit, and momentarily raises an eyebrow when she sees what Deanna is wearing.
Worf gives a smile when he sees the bride, and they both step up to where Deanna is standing.
I then stand up and present the two of them with bat'leths. Worf and Jadzia will now stage a mock battle before the ceremony. Perhaps all humans should do this to save from the battles they have later on in marriage?
They stand ready, and draw their bat'leths.
"There's a betting pool on the Enterprise that says I'm gonna beat you, Worf!" calls out Jadzia, as the two of them parry.
"Jadzia" Worf replies, "This is merely a friendly contest. It is traditional that the male wins, so that he can display his superiority as a warrior to those gathered here."
"The only problem there." Jadzia answers, "Is that I'm a warrior as well.May the best one win!"
The two combat intensely, both determined not to let their honour slip. After ten minutes, each are battlling intensely."
Deanna bravely steps in between them, hoping that one of the bat'leths doesn't chop her in two.
"Wo!!!!" she exclaims, "I think we'll call that part of the ceremony a draw. Let's move on."
"That's why we're well matched." Jadzia tells Worf, "We are both strong warriors."
Worf contemplates this.
"You are correct, Jadzia, "It is why I love you. Now let's continue with the ceremony and get married."
To be continued...