Friday, 29 June 2012

#FridayFlash - To Boldly Go


The Captain sat at the desk in his quarters. He held his head in his hands, fingers raked into dark blond hair. Other men his age envied such thick, luxurious hair, but they didn’t have the technological advances of Starfleet at their disposal.

The doors slid open with a hiss and a familiar figure strode into the room. The lights adjusted their hue to better display the blue of his uniform. He stood to an awkward attention near the desk, troubled by the stiffness in his hip.

“I was told you were in your quarters, Captain.”

“And here you find me.” The Captain looked up, brushing his hair back into place.

“You have been in your quarters for some time. If you are unwell, I can call the medical bay –”

“I’m not unwell. I’m just a little preoccupied.”

The newcomer raised a pointed eyebrow.

“What troubles you, Captain?”

The Captain sat up and pushed his chair away from his desk. He gestured to the screen, and the science officer peered at the documentation on display.

“Requests for child support, Captain?”

“Yes. You see, Spock, it looks like boldly going where no man has gone before is an expensive enterprise,” replied the Captain. He snorted.

“And what are you going to do about it?”

“Pay them. What else can I do? I just don’t know how the Federation will react when they find out. We were on an exploratory mission…not a colonisation expedition.”

The Captain leaned forward and swiped his finger across the screen. His signature appeared at the bottom of the authorisation order for payment of the requested child maintenance. He gazed at his name. James Tiberius Kirk…father of at least nine declared offspring.

“Hell, maybe I can start a new Starfleet of my own,” said the Captain.

He pressed ‘Send’.

Image is Starfield by AlphaSpace.

19 comments:

theothersideofdeanna said...

Ha! Guess a guy can't get away no matter how far he goes. Good one Icy.

Tim VanSant Writes said...

Wow, imagine the logistics of visitation rights and holidays. ;-)

Sonya Clark said...

Only nine? Oh, it says "at least nine." Sounds about right. :)

I liked this one a lot, good job.

Steve Green said...

Ah well, just think of all the prezzies on Father's day. :)

Larry Kollar said...

Heehee, such are the hazards of the Space Age heartthrob!

daniellelapaglia said...

Love this!

Natalie Bowers said...

"We were on an exploratory mission…not a colonisation expedition.”

Hahahahah! Loved this!

(I was just tweeting about Kirk being a ladies man on #scifichat! Great minds ...)

afullnessinbrevity said...

Sowing your wild oats will always come back during harvest season. He's such a doofus.
Adam B @revhappiness

Helen said...

Well, he obviously did go where no man has boldly gone before and left his mark! LOL Even in space you have to pay your debts! Good one Icy ^__^

Peter Newman said...

Kirk strikes me as the kind of guy that wouldn't bother with protection.

John Wiswell said...

Alimony: where no fan fiction has gone before.

Tony Noland said...

Heh, he's finally being caught up for all of those violations of the party-lad's Prime Directive: always wear protection.

jackkholt said...

In the world of Star Trek, no mission tends to be a quick in and out...

Chuck Allen said...

Ha! I love it!

Gareth Spark said...

Nice one :D

JC Rosen said...

I needed that grin! Thanks, Icy. Would love to see photos of the family reunion in about ten years.

Take care,
JC

inkyheels said...

Heheheh - loved it! I can picture it too, and this is definitely a scene I would have loved to see in the series.

Katherine Hajer said...

Funny!

Green skin and blonde hair go together at least... seriously, though, you'd think birth control methods would have improved by the 25th century.

Icy Sedgwick said...

I'm glad everyone has enjoyed this!

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