Guest Poster: Annika Hansen
Going shopping with Deanna Troi can be a lot of fun. She knows every inch of the Starfleet Mall due to her frequent visits here. A lot of the owners give her a discount as they know she will come back in the near future.
"Is Seven going to make an appearance?" Deanna subtly asks of my other consciousness. I have to share my mind with the Borg version of myself. Sometimes she can intrude I don't want her to. For example, the other week, I went on a date, and it was just getting to the interesting part when she shouted "Resistance is futile!!" at my date. I must say, it was handy on that occasion, although I never saw him again.
"No, I don't think she'll appear today." I answer, "Shopping bores Seven, and she considers it irrelevent."
"Good." she smiles,"It looks like it'll be just you, me and our money, then."
We go in quite a few dress shops and try on the outfits there.
"Do you think Will will like me in this outfit, Annie?" Deanna asks as she steps from the changing room.
"So will all the other men on the Enterprise....and a few women as well., "I say, "It's a little... opaque."
After some heavy duty shopping, we go past the Future Mechanics shop. Something there catches my eye.
"Oh, that looks adorable!" I exclaim, "I must have that!"
"You can't be serious, Annie!" Deanna gapes, "Where will it go?"
"Oh, I'll find somewhere." I answer, "I'll keep him charged up in my old Borg alcove."
Deanna sighs and says, "Very well, let's get it."
"I wonder what the Captain will say?" Deanna muses.