(In December 2002 I did an "advent calendar" of drabbles in my journal, drawing ideas from all the Star Trek series. As I was churning these out at the rate of one a day on top of having to go to work, they weren't particularly good and were mainly short jokes. So the quality isn't that good.) Surprise(December 14th)By CoralDisclaimer: Disclaimers as usual.Pike scowled at his monitor as he closed the connection. His new XO was on his way to the Enterprise, and Pike hadn't even been told the man's name. Gorton had just smirked and said he suspected it "might be surprising".The door chimed, and Pike pressed the admittance button, expecting Spock with a report.It was Spock, but behind him was... well, the most damnably fine woman Pike had seen in some time."New yeoman?" Pike asked with a warm smile."No, sir," the woman answered, laying icy emphasis on the title. "Your new First Officer."Pike's jaw dropped.END
AAHH! Yummage. Like a bit of Godiva chocolate--just enough to make you beg for more.