As I fell off the transport drunk, I knew where I was meant to be heading. Straight for the Dungeon and straight to The Playhouse. I’ve been told all about it. The music, the laughter, the people and the drink.
I should be getting ready for my first day of the training program. But I’m still on party mood. I’m just back from my honeymoon from the beautiful Risa after my wedding to my husband, Thavan. A random Andorian guy I met on Deep Space Nine. I was drunk. And I thought he was Trill.
And he thought I was a woman and human. I have long golden hair, skinny legs and quite femininity features, plus I was going through my Scottish phase. With a lovely kilt.
I don’t know why I married him. It was just something to do. After four long years of the Academy, I needed to let my hair down. They are all so serious. It was like the Bajoran Militia, but without all the pah nonsense.
But now I need to be serious. I want to a captain in a few years. I managed to make it up second lieutenant back in Bajor until they discovered my secret.
But the jazz was calling and the Bushmills whisky. Just one more night. Just one more night of fun. I have to, I’m divorcing my husband. Well I’ll never see him again.
As I entered The Playhouse, The Monty Alexander Trio were playing. Oh sweet lord, so many memories. I went over to the bar. And of course there is a Ferengi barman, and he is eying me up. I wonder if he will notice I don’t have any boobs.
“What will it be?”
“Bushmills please, on ice.”
“We don’t do that.”
“Nonsense, Jamieson’s then. Though this was a Jazz Bar?”
“We only have Scotch, Jonny Walker?”
“It will have to do.”
“And we have a five drink minimum.”
“Well line them up barkeep, I have an eleven drink minimum.”
“Eleven, why the odd number?”
And then, the most beautiful thing I have ever seen walks in. She was quite short, black hair, black eyes and the whitest skin.
“Who is the pretty lady?” I asked
“That’s Aitas. Lt Commander Aitas of the USS Narendra…”
“Well I know which ship I’ll be hoping to serve in…”
“And she is Vulcan.”
“Well I’m out, I dislike Vulcans. Too too too…”
“Yes logical. Talking about logic, another 6 shots of Jonny Walker please barkeep. And I better head off.”
As he poured the whiskey, the holographic Baden Powell played Canto De Ossanha as I dreamed the next chapter in my life…
Name: Jori Nyseth
Height: 182 cms (6’0)
Weight: 200 ibs (91 kgs)