TNG: Picard, m; Rated G; drabble; Alphabet Series #7
"Are you nervous, Commander?" Picard asked, noticing his first officer had straightened his tunic for the third time in as many minutes.
"Curious, sir," Commander Martin Madden answered, "and maybe just a little nervous. I've never served with a Gorn before."
"Not many have," Picard said. "Doctor Shrkaz is the first of his kind in Starfleet. It'll be an honor to have him aboard."
"Do you think Captain Kirk may have envisioned his dealings with the Gorn would lead to one joining Starfleet and eventually serving aboard the Enterprise?"
"Probably not," Picard replied, smiling, "but I daresay he'd be proud."