Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Jenny Versus The Baroness (Part One)
Guest Poster: Jennifer Baxter
I get a notification to report to Captain Picard's office. Hopefully it's nothing to do with the fact that Data and I were caught kissing and cuddling in the Ready Room while the New Year's Party was going on. Hopefully, that has been overlooked by now.
"Come!" says the Captain as I announce who I am and enter the Ready Room. I try not to blush, as the last time I was in here, I didn't exactly have my party dress completely on.
"Ah, Ensign Baxter." the Captain starts, "I need to have a word with you about something important"
"I'm sorry, sir." I start, "I had been having too much Klingon bloodwine, it was New Year's Eve and the two of us got caught up in the heat of the moment, and thought it wouldn't hurt. We have been going together for some time and..."
The Captain looks puzzled, then he realises what I've been saying.
"Oh, don't worry about that." he says, "I think most of the ship was doing the same thing then. What I need you for is a special assignment that requires your particular talents."
"Go on, sir." I say, intrigued.
"The planet Tarsus IV is not a member of the Federation, but it soon will be." he starts, "Lately, it has been the subject of a number of technological sabotages by a highly skilled individual. Legally, we cannot intervene, as they are not yet in the Federation, but the government are demanding that we do something, otherwise they will withdraw their application."
"So you want this done 'off the books', so to speak." I ask.
"Exactly." answers Picard, "They have said that this individual is a female with dark hair, wears a black leather outfit, is a top fighter with an eye for technology. Her name is Anastasia DeCobray, but she calls herself The Baroness."
"She seems very much like me." I comment.
"Yes." says the Captain, "You will be evenly matched, but this mission is highly dangerous. I can't officially sanction your going, as ity is all off the record."
"I understand." I tell him, "Once I get my black leather outfit on, and take my multiphase disruptor down to Tarsus IV, the Baroness is going to find herself dethroned."
To be continued after the TWQ..........