This is the sequel to ‘Dear Aunty Kes’ which was requested by my fellow Vambies.

You are all mad you know.

 

by Cath

Rated G

Disclaimer: All Voyager characters are the property of Paramount. No copyright infringement is intended.

 

 

A Picnic with Flotter

 

                                                      

 

 

 

Well all the planning was done and the invitation sent out.

Tom and Harry had been only too willing to put some work in on a new Flotter programme, though god knows how Tom had persuaded the original author to let him tamper with his creation.

Chakotay had been to have a good long talk with Flotter himself and the stage was, so to speak, set.

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"Caitlin Masterson! Get yourself down these stairs this minute!"

Oh Gods, her full name. Katie had no idea at all why her mother was so het up, she hadn’t done anything, yet, well not that she knew of anyway.

Gracious her mother couldn’t have found out about Billy Henry and the glue, could she? Anyway she thought with a chuckle, his hair looked fine, if a little pointy, and it would wash out…….eventually.

She shot down the stairs at a rate of knots.

Her mother was standing at the bottom of the stairs waving an envelope around, a real paper envelope. Katie had never seen a real paper envelope before. She couldn’t really see it very well now it was moving so fast.

"You have a letter."

"I do?"

"Have you been bothering your Aunty Kathryn again young lady? I’m sick of telli……."

"No, Mom, honest I haven’t even seen her since last week at grandmas, honestly!"

Phoebe sighed and handed over the letter, "Well I suppose you better read it and then we can contact her to see what it’s all about."

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Dear Flotter

I am writing this with a real pen just like the card you sent me. Cool isn’t it though this is not my first try. It takes absolutely ages to get it right, doesn’t it, and then you have to copy it all over again. I don’t know how people managed in the olden days and boy is the spelling hard. I think I’m glad we use Padd’s now.

Anyway thank you so much for inviting me to your picnic. I had a great time. I think Aunty Kathryn did too after she got over the wet T shirt thing. You would think grown ups would have more sense leaning over like that when they’re playing pooh sticks.

She didn’t seem to mind too much though when she went off with the Captain to get changed even though she grumbled. I think she must have just been pretending to be mad at him for shoving her in. They were away for ages weren’t they? It was just as well you had everything ready to eat cause they were no help at all. The food was smashing by the way and I like your friend Trebus. Say hello for me please.

You know when I was telling you about my letter to Magic Kes. Well I think it might have started to work. When we came back from Voyager, Aunty Kathryn called the Captain to say thank you and they were talking for ages. Mom caught me outside the study and got mad cause I was listening and sent me to my room. It’s not fair sometimes you know Flotter because when I sneaked on to the landing she was standing outside the door herself. I really don’t understand this do as I say thingy.

Anyway Aunty Kathryn is going to dinner with the Captain tomorrow so if you see him hint about flowers and things like that, will you. I really fancy a bridesmaids dress like the one in the ‘Princess Bride’ programme and mammy’s already married so Aunty Kathryn is my only hope. Uncle Tom says I’m a cynic with an incurable romantic streak, whatever that is. It must be okay cause I’ll told him I’d ask Aunty B’Elanna and he didn’t bribe me not to.

Gotta go now cause mummy’s made lunch.

Bye

Love

Katie X X X

 

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