Missing Scenes from Season One - Acquisition

By Alelou

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This story is number 18 in the series Missing Scenes from Season One


Author’s Note: Well, this one took awhile. When you’re inserting a scene into a comedy like Acquisition, but at least theoretically it’s one with potentially deadly consequences, you have to walk a pretty fine line between laughs and plausibility. Not sure this really manages either of those two, but it will have to do. Many thanks as always, reviewers.


They made their way to Engineering. Trip had headed there instinctively, but when T’Pol asked him why there, he was able to articulate that it was a place where they could easily hide if necessary while they hatched a plan. “The cap’n said he had an idea,” Trip said. “He didn’t get to say what it was. But it has to be something to do with his haggling for a percentage of the gold in our vault.”

T’Pol looked nonplussed. “Enterprise has a vault?”

“No.”

An eyebrow went up. “He wishes to fool the aliens.”

“Yep.”

Her lip curled. “Surely there are more direct options for overtaking the ship?”

“There would be, if I could find any of our weapons, but I can’t. I’d suggest we try gassing them the same way they gassed us, but they’ve also stolen just about every med supply we’ve got.”

“Could we employ their own device against them?”

“Sure, we could try. We’d need EV suits ourselves, assuming they haven’t already stolen all those too. They’re not the easiest things to maneuver in during a tactical situation.”

“It does appear that you prefer to be as unencumbered as possible,” T’Pol observed, with a cool glance at his attire, or lack thereof.

Trip felt himself redden. “I’ve been kinda busy. And trying to get to my quarters just for a change of clothing didn't exactly seem worth the risk.”

“Your unusual costume entails risks of its own, Commander. You would not blend in with other crewmen if you needed to feign unconsciousness. Or the aliens might conclude that you are in the sex trade and decide to sell you into slavery, too.”

He stared at her. Had that been an attempt at a joke?

Before he could decide, she asked, “Have you had a chance to observe them? Do they have any obvious weaknesses?”

“Well ... they seem to be extremely profit-oriented. Competitive, even with each other. I noticed the cap’n trying to sow seeds of discord with the little guy who’s in charge of him. But honestly, I think the fastest way to get these particular aliens where we want them is to give them that vault they’re so desperate to find.”

Luckily, Trip managed to find a mag-lock that hadn’t been stolen or destroyed. They quickly ironed out the details. He would set the bait. She would attempt to confuse and delay them. Once the lock was in place, Trip would have to let himself be caught, or perhaps just walk right in and try to bargain with them – but not too early. Timing would be everything.

“I’d better get going,” he said. “Good luck.”

“Commander.” She coughed. “Ensign Rao’s quarters are along your way, I believe. One of his uniforms should fit you.”

God, she really just couldn’t stand him in his underwear, could she? Maybe his pale, hairy caveman legs were freaking her out? But was it logical to obsess about something so trivial at a time like this?

Well, they hardly had time to argue about it now. He just managed not to roll his eyes at her, and left. Just maybe, a little later, when all this was over and the ship was safe and nobody was about to get sold into slavery anymore, he could suggest that it sure looked to him like she’d let the Chief Engineer’s state of undress distract her from more important priorities.

Yeah, that might be good for a little fun.


Comments:

shanjeniah

I like this one, and T'Pol's fixation on Trip's undies....

I still would like to know why she had that key so long, and did nothing to release the Captain....could it be she wanted as muh undie-Trip as she could get? For only logical reasons, of course....?

Aquarius

Like Trip, I'm beginning to suspect that she couldn't stand the sight of him in his underwear because she couldn't trust herself.  ;)  That was awesome, and I wish  you had another "deleted scene" where we get to see him tease her about that!  :p

Alelou

You fact checker, you!  But actually they're just normal hairy.  Trip is being paranoid about what SHE might think.

Check out the screencaps on Trek Core.  He's not hairless.  He's also not a hairy caveman.  Paranoia, dude.:p

Silverbullet

Don't know if anyone will read this. Trip does NOT have  Hairy Legs. At least that I could see. Perhaps  they shaved them.

 

 

Silverbullet

Now I  am going to have to watch the Episode again to see if Trip (CT) has hairy legs. Why was T-Pol worried about Trip's state of dress? the ship was being taken over by invaders that was more important that a peep show. Besides if she kept her  mouth shut the longer she got to look at Trips Bod in his  skivvies.

Reanok

:D Great chapter Alelou this so great to see Trip& T'Pol planning to help trick the Ferengi and trap then in amaze.:p This was a fun update to read.

panyasan

Oops! My mistake. So that was ensign Rao. :p

Alelou

Not his own quarters -- that was definitely a science stripe on his uniform, and he acted like it didn't fit (though it looked like it fit to me).  Anyway, that's Ensign Rao on the floor, in case you were wondering.  :p

panyasan

Well, Trip did rushed to his quarters to get some clothes and boots after T'Pol made a remark about it in this episode. So her little talk with the Ferengi was all part of a TnT plan. Mmmm... I glad you put this little scene in, because there seemed to be a lot of tension between Trip and T'Pol - without explanation - in this episode. BTW, I haven't notice any hairy legs. Does Trip has those? ;)

Alelou

Ooh, I messed up with T'Pol.  She would never cough before making an uncomfortable point.  Oh well.

(And thanks, all.) :)

Asso

LOL LOL LOL

Linda

She was probably comparing those interesting hairy legs to those uninteresting hairless legs she once saw on Koss when he got kicked off the track team during a meet for making an obscene gesture at a rival. :D

Anne Alder

;)  ...certainly not the LunchBox....

:s  :D

justTrip'n

Yes, I'm sure it was the pale hairy legs that were disturbing her. ;)

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