Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Sheena's Naming Day (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Beverly Crusher
The things I do for an in-law!
My daughter-in-law Karena has asked me to char with her mother Queen Diana to see if I can persuade her to admit Wesley into the upcoming Naming Day Ceremony of his daughter Sheena. Apprently, it's an all-female occasion, and even the husband isn't allowed. Despite being an amazon, Karena thinks the father should be there.
As the grandmother of Sheena, I'd like Jean-Luc to be with me as well.
This is not going to be easy.
The two ships, the Enterprise and Rhode Island arrive at the planet and assume orbit. I tell Jean-Luc about what I intend to do.
"I can't see you being able to persuade a Queen, Bev." he tells me, "She's pretty set in her ways and likes traditional amazonian customs...in other words, no men."
"Though you may be right." I reply, "A little woman to woman chinwag might ease her hostility."
We beam down, and the Landing Party is greeted by Queen Diana. As always, she ignores Jean-Luc, and hugs me.
"Greetings, Beverly." Diana says warmly, "As ever, it's wonderful to see you again.. Karena has just landed with Sheena."
A figure behind her steps forward.
Karena holds her daughter while Wesley is behind her carrying some diapers.
"Hi, mom." he says, looking rather tired, as if he has been up all night tending to his daughter.
"Hello, Beverly." Karena says brightly, and winks at me slightly, to remind me what I have to do.
"Diana" I says, as if on a sudden impulse, "Why don't the two of us have a private chat together, mother to mother, while drinking some Elborian Brandy?"
"That sounds like a fabulous idea, Beverly." she remarks, and the two of go to her Palace rooms.
I hope I can hold my drink. Queen Diana is clearly unaware of the potency of Elborian Brandy.
Half an hour later, the two of us stagger outside, Diana and I holding each other up while singing some bawdy amazonian songs. Karena steps forward.
"Well, mother?" she asks, "Can Wesley come to the Naming Day Ceremony?"
"Oh, shure!!" the Queen says with a slur, then talks to me, "Invite that Captain Picard, will you, Bev, I'm shure he'll find it a lot of fun."
With that, the two of us fall flat on the ground.
I'm gonna have a massive hangover when the Ceremony takes place!
To be continued...