Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Shopping With Bev & Kathryn
Guest Poster: Deanna Troi
As we promised her, Bev and I are taking Kathryn Janeway on a tour of the Starfleet Mall. She has been away for seven years. Her fashion sense is pretty shocking. Kate is wearing clothes that I wouldn't be seen dead in.
If anyone asks who is dressed in that strange garb, I'll just have to say I don't know who she is. Kathryn joins Bev and I and we set off.
"Bev and Deanna." she says, "I want to thank you both for taking me out here to see the latest fashions. It's been so long since I've had a good shop..or a real drink for that matter."
Beverly explains that she and Kate used to go out and cruise the bars, getting drunk many years ago. I raise my eyebrows in surprise. It's not the Bev I am used to knowing, but we all did things differently in our younger days.
"This is the 'in' thing right now." declares Bev, pointing at a shop window. There is an elegant dress there, with a split cut to the waist.
"It's a little daring." comments Kathryn, "Not only that, it looks transparent."
"So it is." Bev agrees, "But you'll look great. Go and try it on.
We push the reluctant Kate into the shop. She goes to the changing room and comes out to see what we think.
"You look fabulous." we agree.
"You don't think I'm showing too much leg do you."
"Not at all." I answer, "The fashion now is to expose the legs. In other words, legs are 'in', Kathryn."
"It's a good job I didn't wear this on Voyager." she smiles to herself, "There would have been quite a few glances in my way from fellow crew members."
The three of us leave the shop.
"I have to meet Will. now." I tell them, "We are going to the cinema to see Indiana Jones In The Care Home. See you later."
"That's all right." Bev replies, "Kate and I have got a lot of catching up to do in the local bars. We are going to drink each other under the table."