Monday, July 25, 2011
Annika's First Date (Part One)
Guest Poster: Annika Hansen
Tonight is a big night for me; I'm going on my first ever date.
While it's not exactly my first date, it is in the real universe. I had lovers in the computer-generated Unimatrix Zero. Now I am free from that, I can live a comparatively normal life, although I still have to share it with my other consciousness Seven of Nine. However, as she thinks that romance is irrelevant, she has agreed to stay quiet throughout our date.
As I was told he was still unmarried, I asked Reginald Barclay if he would like to go out with me. This resulted in a lot of stutters before he accepted. Deanna Troi warned me that he has this nervous habit.
We decide to meet in Ten Forward, where we are going to have a drink on our date. I see him sitting down.
"Hello Reg." I say cheerily, "I'm looking forward to our date."
Reg looks shocked, and eyes my body from top to toe.
"You look s-sensational, Annika!" Reg nervously stutters, "Errr.... it IS Annika isn't it, and not t-the other one?"
"It's Annika." I assure him, "Seven won't be making an appearance tonight. She's not too interested in my romantic life."
"T-that's good." he tells me, "I always found her rather intimidating."
"I know what you mean." I answer, although I'm anxious not to annoy Seven and make her appear, "Let's talk about you and me instead." I suggest."
"W-why did a beautiful woman want to go with me?" Reg asks, "I mean you could have any m-man."
"Thank you, Reg." I smile, "That's a lovely thing to say. In fact it was at Deanna's recommendation. She said although you can be a little nervous at times, you are a very good and decent person."
I stretch out my hand and hold his. Reg looks panic-stricken.
"L-lets order a drink." he hurriedly says, and gestures towards Guinan to come on over and get our order.
I might have to have chat with Deanna later on about her date recommendation!
To be continued.....