Ship of the Line Scene I
A scene I feel that every Ship of the Line fic that has both Star Wars and Star Trek ships in it should have some version of. Strangely enough I don't think I've seen it though.
Everyone turned as they heard the turbolift hiss open and Xander and Andrew stepped out. "Come on Xander, you know that you should do this. In fact you must do this. Geeks all over the planet would question your right to be called a geek if you refuse to do this. For to long has our kind wondered this question, and now you have the perfect opportunity in which to deliver an answer unto the masses and finally end the great debate that has plagued our people for so long." The short boy tried to reason with the taller one.
"No Andrew, not happening." Xander argued with the blonde wearily. "There is no way you are going to draw me into this no matter how tempting it might be."
"Ah hah so you do admit to wondering what would happen. Your thoughts betray you." Andrew declared excitedly. "Come on give in and be true to yourself." He tried to wheedle out of the other boy. "You know that you are going to do it."
"No." Xander returned with a shake of his head. "I will not give in to your geek vibes, I have to be the responsible admiral here." He ground out at his technical advisor. "Besides, paraphrasing Emperor Palpatine is not the way to get me to agree with you. No matter how impressive it is that you managed to slip it into the conversation." He added in.
"Fine, then how about you are our only hope then?" Andrew tried.
Xander crossed his arms over his chest and shook his head.
Undeterred the boy continued. "Come with me if you want to live? / I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum. / Make it so. / Do or do not. There is no try. / You know the saying human see, human do. / Resistance is futile. / I find your lack of Faith disturbing. / There can be only one!" Andrew spouted off at what he had thought was a kindred soul. He hadn't expected the other teen to be so against his suggestion though. He could have understood any of the the other captains except for this one.
"If it wasn't for the fact that I was having to tell you no, I would almost be impressed with your managing to get all of those quotes in for your argument." Xander returned to Andrew. "You truly have a knack for remembering all the lines. The answer is still no though."
"They're still at it then?" Giles questioned, as he took a sip from his tea as they watched the pair bicker over the same topic that they had been for since all of this had started. If it wasn't for the fact that Andrew knew all of the capabilities of all of the ships that now made up their fleet he probably would have replaced as a technical advisor for the fleet.
"Yep." Buffy noted. "Andrew's refusing to take no for an answer. As I understand it he's tried to conduct his test a few times on his own but Xander has managed to stop him each time. I understand Xander has even restricted his security clearance three times now to make things safe."
"Yeah, but Andrew keeps managing to find some way around that. He simply knows to many other security codes to make it easier for him to try what he wants." Willow noted as she watched the pair in amusement.
"I'm actually impressed that Xander has managed to avoid the peer pressure for so long personally." Jenny observed as she watched the pair continue.
"You don't believe that he will fold do you?" Giles asked the others worriedly. "It might not be a good thing to happen if Andrew was allowed to run his test."
"Trust Xander Giles, he knows the dangers of allowing that to happen." Willow spoke up in defense of her friend. "He's not going to do anything as stupid or dangerous as that."
"Very well, as long as your sure." Giles returned, deciding not to point out that this was the same young man that had followed Buffy into the Masters Nest. Hardly a way to inspire him in the belief that Xander would not to something foolish and irrational.
The group turned to look back at the bickering pair of geeks. "Xander we have been blessed with this unique opportunity." Andrew informed him. "We have been chosen by some far greater power to discover the answer to the question."
"No Andrew, we are not doing a Star Trek verses Star Wars space battle." Xander told the other boy with finality in his voice. "Unless you forgot they're not the enemy. We are all a part of the same fleet."
"I'm going to figure some way to go over your head with this." Andrew returned to him. "Because mark my words it will happen. This do I swear from my entire limited edition collection of Star Wars collectibles. Besides your just afraid that your Star Trek ships will lose."
"No I'm not, because I already know that my Star Trek ships would beat your Star Wars ships." Xander returned.
"You want to put to action those words?" Andrew shot back at him challengingly.
"No." Xander ground out as the conversation continued.