1 Work by cjmarlowe in Star Trek: Voyager
10 Aug 2012
It was supposed to be a short-term pursuit into the Badlands. It turned into a 70,000-light-year journey home.
Ensign Allen wasn't that long out of Starfleet Academy, the USS Voyager only his second posting. Crewman Lambert had been fighting with the Maquis since the Federation had abandoned his home planet, and serving aboard the Val Jean for as long as anyone. When the two crews were thrown together by circumstances, with a seventy-year journey home ahead of them, they both had to learn a whole new set of rules. They all did.
Almost two years on, the reality of the situation has set in—home really isn't just around the corner, and people's life decisions are starting to reflect that. Unlikely friends from early on in the journey, coming to terms with that reality helps transform Kris and Adam into something more. But out in the far flung reaches of space, it's never as easy as that.