Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Britney, T'Pol & Jenny Promoted
Guest Poster: Lieutenant Britney
Yeah, that's right, I'm a Lieutenant, or at least I will be in a few moments.
Right now, there is a gathering of crew all around, with the Senior Staff bagging the front seats as usual.
Jennifer Baxter, T'Pol and me are sitting on a separate area, as it is the three of us who are gonna get promoted. Jenny is in her full dress Starfleet uniform, my girlfriend T'Pol has put her best 22nd ISS uniform on. As for me...well I'm rustled up something. At least I remembered to put my underwear on for a change, so they can't complain.
"Just what are we getting promoted for, sweetie." I whisper to T'Pol, who is sitting next to me.
"I don't know, Brit." replies the Vulcan, "Maybe you managed to stay out of the brig for more than a month?"
There is a trumpeting. Beverly Crusher comes out in her official uniform, carrying a wooden box.
She places it on the podium and opens it. There are three medals. Captain Picard then follows with his speech. I hope I get the promotion first so that I can fall asleep and not have to listen to him droning away.
"Every so often." he starts, "We see that this crew have individuals whose actions are way above what we would normally expect of them.."
It sounds like he's doing the longwinded speech. I'll switch off mentally and be back in a minute.
"And so we now come to the medals and the promotions." after what must have been an eon. Firstly, for her work in averting a diplomatic catastrophe and stopping The Baroness, I promote Ensign Jennifer Baxter to the rank of Lieutenant."
Jenny gets up, walks over, does the salute and gets the medal pinned on. "Thank you, sir."
Data, naturally claps the loudest when the applause starts.
"Secondly" Picard continues"For her fast work in preventing a brainwashed Deanna Troi from flying the Enterprise into the sun, I promote T'Pol to the rank of Lieutenant Commander."
My girlfriend gets up and receives the medal. I give her a congratulory kiss when she returns to her seat.
"Well done, Lieutenand Commander." I say with a laugh.
"Lastly." Picard informs the assembled people, "For the great contribution she has made, such as her fight against The Dregs Of Society, finding an antidote for her friend T'Pol and err....staying out of the brig for more than a month., I promote Ensign Britney to the rank of Lieutenant."
Wearing my black wig, black mini dress and large black boots, I get up to receive my medal. Captain Picard rolls his eyes and sighs.
"Congratulations, Lieutenant Britney." he tells me as he tries to find a place on the silk dress to pin it, "Try to live up to the rank."
"Well done you two!" Jenny calls out when I return to my seat, "Shall we go to Ten Forward to celebrate?"
T'Pol and I look at each other.
"I think you'd prefer to celebrate alone with Data." I say with a smile, "T'Pol and I are going to do so in our quarters."
With that, the two of us take a couple of bottles of Galasian Champagne and head in the directions we need to go.