BEFORE DEANNA COULD MAKE ANOTHER MOVE
her mother was sweeping across the room.
As if he sensed Lwaxana Troi coming, Q turned. He raised a bemused eyebrow and watched her until she came to a halt barely two feet in front of him.
The true horror of the situation didn't dawn on Picard for a moment and then Mrs. Troi spoke.
"Jean-Luc, who is
your charming friend?"
"Mrs. Troi, said Picard quickly, "now might not be the best time," not bothering to add that no time would be an improvement.
Then Q took a step forward and with impeccable manners, took Lwaxana's hand. "I am Q," he said
And Picard began to perspire.