Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I've got a right problem now; how do I tell my son Alexander about my new relationship with Jadzia Dax?
After some thinking, I've decided to chat with him and introduce Jadzia to Alexander so that we can all be happy together.
Why do I get the idea that this is not the right course of action?
I'm in my quarters right now, and have asked Alexander to see me. Jadzia will be waiting in the other room, coming in at the appropriate moment.
"Hello father, you wished to see me?" says Alexander as he walks in.
"Yes, Alexander." I reply in a calm Klingon way, "I wish to talk with you about a certain delicate matter."
"It's not the facts of life, is it, father?" he replies, "I know all about that from the biology class we had some time ago."
"No, it's not that" I patiently say, "It's about my friend Deanna."
"I had been thinking of Deanna" he tells me, "I haven't seen her around here very much now. Doesn't she like you anymore. I like Deanna."
I wince at what Jadzia must be thinking as she hears all this while waiting in the next room.
"Deanna was a pleasant lady" I explain carefully, "But your father has a new friend who I'd like to introduce to you".
Jadzia walks in from the other room.
"Hello, Alexander" she says pleasantly.
"This is my new friend Jadzia Dax" I tell him, 'Say 'hello' to Jadzia, Alexander."
"Hello" Alexander says, then looks up and down at her. He then looks back at me. I know what he's going to say.
"I prefer Deanna" he says clearly, "Can't we have her back instead. Deanna was always so kind and pleasant to me."
I could hear the grating of Jadzia's teeth as she struggled not to say anything. The tension in the air could have been cut with a bat'leth.
"No, Alexander" I firmly inform him, "Jadzia is your father's friend from now on, so I want you to get to like her so that we can all be friends together here on the Enterprise."
"That's what you said when you introduced me to Deanna." he protests, "Will you be having another friend when Jadzia goes?"
"NO!" both I and Jadzia tell him together.
"Can I still see Deanna?" he asks me.
I'll have to be tactful here, otherwise I'll have Jadzia walking out very soon.
"Err...you can see her in her Counselor role, Alexander" I inform in in my best fatherly tone, "But I don't think it would be a good idea if you saw her around here. Jadzia can help you if you have any problems here."
Alexander walks out apparently satisfied with the answer, although he gives Jadzia a suspicious look.
Jadzia gives me a kiss. I think I came through it all in one piece.
Why is it I would rather be facing a group of Romulans heavily armed than having a chat with my son?