Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Annika On The Enterprise (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Deanna Troi
I'm just about to start my latest counseling sessioin with Annika Hansen, who who has a split consiousness with her Borg self, Seven Of Nine. Things started a little bumpily when Annika said she had asked Will for a date. Luckily for him he turned her down, otherwise his life wouldn't have been worth living!
Annika sits down.
"Do I need to take my clothes off, Deanna?" Annika asks me.
I raise an eyebrow.
"I'm a Counselor, not a medical doctor, Annika." I remind her, "Just sit on the couch and relax. Now last time we had a session, you and Seven kept interrupting each other. Can I ask Seven to stay in the background, and then I'll talk to her later, when she is in the fore?"
Annika agrees and I start.
"Now, Annika, howe are you finding the Enterprise."
"Oh, it's great, I really love being here." she answers, "To be in the real world instead of a computer generated one is so different!
With my next question, I choose my words carefully.
"What has it err...been like, living the lives of two people?" I ask, "Who do you sense you are when get up in the morning?"
"It's REALLY hard!" exclaims Annika, "Sometimes I think to myself when I wake, 'what shall I have for breakfast', and other times it's 'who could do with being assimilated'"
"Oh you haven't started that again, have you?" the person with me says in a different tone, who is clearly Seven, "You've got to give me some space, Annika!"
"You'll get your turn!" Annika says to herself when her consiousness returns, "Just let me talk to Deanna."
After a moment of silence, Annika tells me that Seven won't interfere again until it is her turn.
Throughout our talk, I find out that Annika is really enjoying Astrometrics, and is happy to be a member of the Enterprise crew.
"You've done really well, Annika in coming through a difficult transition." I conclude, "Now if you can rest your consiousness for a while, I'd like to talk to Seven."
This might not be easy.
To be continued after the TWQ.....