Monday, March 01, 2010
The Kidnapping Of Karena (Part One)
Guest Poster: Wesley Crusher
"You really ought to take it easy, honeybunch." I say to my heavily pregnant wife Karena, "You really shouldn't be on an away mission right now."
"Nonsense, pumpkin." she replies, carrying her spear, as the rest of the Away Party scout the surface of Laxos VI, "I'm an amazon, and did perfectly well when I killed those monsters in holodeck practice. besides that, I would have been a widowe had I not speared that Laxon Condor that attacked when we beamed down."
"Maybe you're right." I comment, "But I still think you need to go and see Doctor Ted for a check up. Our daughter will be born in the next few days."
"Very well, Wes." she smiles, "Just for you. I want Sheena to be born safely."
"Sheena?" I ask, "Have you decided the name of our daughter without asking me?"
"Wes." Karena sighs, "You're my Life Servant. They can't have any say in the choosing of an amazonian daughter's name. Only the mother can do that."
I groan "Well, it is a pretty name."
"That's not the reason I chose it, pumpkin." Karena says, "The name Sheena has a noble history on my home planet of Wondawowman. My distant ancestor Queen Sheena the Great was regarded as the greatest ever amazonian warrior. My mother Queen Diana was very proud that I had chosen such an illustrious name."
I realise that I won't get Karena to change her mind over her choice of names. On reflection, it IS a good name.
"Let's head to the beam-up point." I say, "Captain Hernandez will be expecting us there."
The five of us assemble. Amazingly, even the spare people we always take along have survived. It makes a change.
"Five to beam up." the Captain says on her COM and we feel the familiar sound of our atoms being taken apart.
We appear in the transporter room of the Rhode Island.
"Come on, honeybunch I say, you need to go...."
Karena isn't there.
"Where is she?" I ask.
The technician looks desperate.
"I don't know what happened." he says, "Just as I was starting the beaming sequence, an earlier beam focused solely on Ensign Karena and took her away. From what we can see, a small cloaked ship appeared, beamed her off, then cloaked again...all in a couple of seconds."
I start to look frantic, like I used to when my mom was about to take me to the dentist.
"We've gotta find her!" I exclaim, "She'll be giving birth in a few days!"
To be continued...