Till The Star Shines

For Tilly, as requested…


“Captain’s Log, Star Date 26279.3,” said Captain Picard. “We are in a part of space known as The Hub, and are on route to the previously uncharted planet E4247.”

“Approaching the planet now,” said Data.

“On screen,” said Captain.

“I see it, sir,” said Ensign Tilly Bud from behind him. “It’s a barren desert planet.”

“We haven’t turned the screen on yet,” said Picard. “You’re looking at the back of my head.”

“Sorry, sir,” said Tilly.

Picard turned to Counsellor Troi beside him. “Who’s she?”

“Ensign Bud,” said Troi. “She has a great warmth and sense of fun about her.”

“Do you know that because of your empathic powers?” asked Picard.

“No, it’s because everyone calls her the Laughing Crewman,” said Troi.

“About to enter orbit,” said Data.

“I recommend we go to Red Alert,” said Lieutenant Worf.

“That’s your answer to everything,” said Picard. “If we met the Clangers, who are two inches tall, you’d recommend Red Alert.”

“And rightly so,” said Tilly. “I’d say it’s no fun being caught by the Clangers.”

Picard stood. “I’m going to beam down to the planet,” he said. “Ensign Bud, you’re with me.”

“No way,” said Tilly. “I’ve seen what happens to new crew members who beam down to planets.”

“Would you do it for a Malteser?” asked Picard.

“Don’t talk to me like you’re offering Scooby-Doo a Scooby-snack,” said Tilly indignantly.

“A whole packet of Maltesers?”

“Deal,” said Tilly.

Picard and Tilly made their way to the transporter room.

“Set your phaser to its lowest setting,” said Picard. “I just want to stun people.”

“You’re doing a great job with me,” said Tilly adoringly.

The next two days were filled with adventures too exciting to be told here (because that would involve thinking some up, and if I could do that I’d be living in Hollywood instead of here). Numerous times Picard saved Tilly, numerous times Tilly saved Picard. They fought off monsters, giant jellyfish and beautiful E4247ian women (well, Tilly fought them off, she told Picard she was saving him from himself).

Eventually they found themselves alone. “Why don’t we stay here for a few days?” said Picard. “I could boldly go where no man has gone before.”

“I don’t know how you reckon that,” said Tilly, “since I’ve got two kids.”

“Well, at least have dinner with me in my quarters when we get back to the Enterprise,” said Picard.

Tilly smiled. “Make it so,” she said.

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11 thoughts on “Till The Star Shines

  1. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife January 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Like, doublelike and triplelike!

    Thank you, Tinman. Throwing in the Clangers made my year!

    Loveitloveitloveit and lots of gushing compliments to you. x

  2. Tom (Aquatom1968) January 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm Reply

    Very good once again, Tinman. Ensign Tilly fits right in!

  3. Patti January 2, 2013 at 8:08 pm Reply

    I hope Ensign Tilly will be in the new Star Trek movie.

  4. vivinfrance January 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm Reply

    I love it when my blogging friends get all mixed up with one another. What happened to the hub?

  5. Grannymar January 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm Reply

    I wonder how the Maltesers tasted on planet E4247? Do you think they had the flavour of Mars?

  6. prenin January 3, 2013 at 6:59 am Reply

    Nice on Tinman, I’m still chuckling!!! LoL!!!

    God Bless!


  7. kateshrewsday January 3, 2013 at 8:26 am Reply

    You have summed Tilly up, Tinman :-)

    And they can be terrors, those E4247ian women. I know: the E4247ian men petitioned the United Federation of Planets for an interplanetary supershed as a sort of intergalactic Gentleman’s Club/retreat.

  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive January 3, 2013 at 9:09 am Reply

    Hee hee. Excellent! I’m looking forward to the Tilly/Picard scenes in the next Star Trek film. ;)

  9. Pseu January 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm Reply

    I missed the Clingons….

    (nice one Tinman :) )

  10. speccy January 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm Reply

    A series! hurrah- I do enjoy getting to know everyone better :)

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