Random Thoughts with some twists. Instead of B'Ellanna on the alien planet it is Chakotay. * If you haven't seen Random Thoughts you might want to watch it to refresh your memory.*
Are inner thoughts the most intimate random thoughts?
I was watching random thoughts the other night at midnight and something jumped into my mind that I decided to play with. I hope you enjoy what I have so far-
The crew had been in the marketplace on the Maree home world. The Maree had been interested in trading with the members of the crew. Their civilization was one with very little crime and many happy and productive members of their society.
Kathryn had been interested in trading the local telepaths for a resonator coil to help with the engineering on Voyager. B'Elanna had decided to forgo the mission on the planet and instead try to work on some Manuel problems in engineering that she finally had time to fix.
Kathryn didn't want to go alone so she invited Chakotay to come along with her.
Chakotay had been less enthusiastic. He had been in a particularly foul mood lately. He had idea why, but for some reason he just couldn't shake his new-founded mood. He was severely irritated and hot-tempered, and able to scare any crewmen into rank just by lowering his eyes. Chakotay gained some comfort in knowing that he could make members of the crew jump, even thou he wasn't the captain.
The two of them had been trading with one of the locals for a resonator coil. Everything had been going fine, and Kathryn had finally agreed upon a set price for the instrument. Chakotay sighed as he crossed his arms and looked around the city. It was a nice and peaceful place. Almost to perfect he thought.
Suddenly out of no where of the locals ran into Chakotay. The local had been carrying a crate of water plums which he had dropped on Chakotay's foot. Some of the fruit came spraying out as it hit the ground. Some of the fruit even managed to hit him close to his eye.
The local apologized for his clumsiness. The man that they had been trading with even asked if he was ok. Chakotay tired to shake off this uncomfortable feeling that he had. But hearing Kathryn speak just made him a little uneasy.
Kathryn asked him again. "Are you ok Chakotay?"
Chakotay sighed. "I'm fine; I just wish that people would look where they are going."
Kathryn turned back to the local. He looked at Chakotay one more time. And then back at Kathryn before he spoke. "It has been a pleasure doing business with you both."
Kathryn smiled at Chakotay. "I will finish up here Chakotay, why don't you go and get Neelix?"
Chakotay found Neelix flirting a little with one of the female vendors. He tried not to give it much thought. He was slightly irritated by the fact that even Neelix could get a girl and he couldn't. He was about to head back to the ship when he heard a cry for help on the other side of the marketplace. He ran over with Neelix following him to investigate.
Kathryn heard the commotion and followed near the back of the crowd.
One of the locals was breaking vases and beating another one of the locals. He was screaming and telling the other man that he should watch where he was going.
Kathryn grabbed the man as he took another swing. "Why were you beating that man?"
The local looked at her confused. "I don't know." Kathryn continued to look at the man in shock.
Neelix was trying to comfort the women who he had been speaking with. She kept repeating that she had never seen so much blood before and that she was going to have nightmares for weeks. Neelix took her hand and gave her a hug trying to give the women a little comfort.
Chakotay and Kathryn were speaking with the security officer of the Maree. Kathryn was explaining to the agent that the man had been confused and that he had no idea why he had been beating the other man in the marketplace. Chakotay took a step forward. "What I don't understand is why no one tried to help him."
The agent sighed. "People were shocked. Violence is almost unheard of here. But when it does occur we like to investigate thoroughly."
Kathryn agreed. "Can we help?"
"Yes actually you can. I would like you and Mr. Neelix and Chakotay to come answer some questions."
"You have our full cooperation."
"Please follow me." Kathryn went first following the agent. Typical thought Chakotay. Kathryn always has to go first. I hope this will be over soon he thought.
END PART 1