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‘How am I ever going to explain this’, Melinda thought looking at the ghost of the human sized rabbit.

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He fought demons for eternity then he fought his own kind, how much more horror can you get.

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When he was there Martha had hated her love, when he wasn’t she missed it.

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"So wait, Sam is Jim, why is the dead girl the only one who finds this odd" Andrea grumbled as she shut off the celestrial tv.

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He was worse then Eckhart, Emma thought as she violently entered the trecherous senator's mind and began to take it apart, he betrayed his own kind.

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Jayne only believed what he could see but when the purple woman sumersaulted through the glowing portal he still couldn't believe it. It had to be a dream.

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Patrick walked straight into Lisbin's office and kissed her full on the mouth.

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She could feel as the blocks inside her slowly disolved her cell structure, destroying her from the inside out, she'd have rather faced down a horde of Wraith.

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Is this what happens when you sell your soul for a shiny lab, the devil eats you from the inside out.

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"It will be fine" "As long as you are here" she reversed their roles and as he had betrayed her trust she betrayed his and sent him to his death.

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The people of Roswell and the tourists who came there got a kick out of the alien autopsy exhibit but for for Max it was a nightmare. He stared in horror at the exhibit, knowing that one day it could be him and those he loved.

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Why did he have to go into the light, why did the damn rules insist that Jim had to leave her and why did she expect him to follow them.

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Steve's voice cut off and it was silent but for a few horrifying seconds Peggy could hear music.

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OK, fairy tales, possessed houses , dragons and even frickin Santa Clause was one thing but Jake could have sworn he just saw a flying monkey!

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Just when you think you have this time travel thing all figured out, you accidentally kill your great grandfather

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Neal was just finishing his lunch, barely paying attention to the lovey dovey couple in the booth next to him, until he heard it, the dreaded phrase, "we're living the fairy tale" he bolted.

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L.Q.'s screams were echoing through the darkened factory and the lights were failing. Connor knew that he had to get his team out and he had to stop these creatures. He was already going to die in agony in the dark but no one else was going to join him.

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Bound, alone in the dark Eddie knew that if he died today time wouldn't even ripple (he was right it ripped)

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Six had thought he was saving One, Five, and the rest of the galaxy from the monsters that hid beneath his friends skins but it turns out there were worse monsters. It was too late for One but the others would not pay the ultimate price for his mistakes.

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Harry couldn’t help holding his breath as he walked into their quarters and saw Tom and B’elanna lounging on the couch together. The memory of his lover staring at him like a stranger was still fresh in his mind and he couldn’t help the sinking worry that he wasn’t welcome. Those fears were blown away as the couple noticed him and reached out with identical smiles.

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There was a place that she had to remember... it was important. There were lions... and there was the spear of... something. Eve tried to keep the details in her mind but they were fading, it was becoming so hard to keep them. She knew she couldn’t let it go however, they were counting on her. If only she could remember who they were.

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Tim had no clear memory of the events that stole ten years and his best friend from him, just the faint memory of cold and wet and a creeping feeling of dread and certainty of death.

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Mara watched the ghost of her dead niece stood facing her after all this time and felt she should be scared but to her it was a miracle.

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Miles couldn’t help but wonder how he was supposed to help people find their paths when he couldn’t even find his own.

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“How do you use time travel to your advantage without consequences?” The reverse Flash postulated, “It’s simple really, bribe the writers.”

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Jim really didn’t think it was fair that all those ripped shirts were being taken out of his paycheque.

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Even after all this time the Voyager crew still thought of him as just a program. Not all the time of course but there were moments when he could see in their eyes that they were thinking how he would never understand, never be as real as they were and there were moments when he agreed.

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Seven had believed that this lack she felt whenever sexual intercourse was brought up was because her years as a drone had broken her. However as their relationship grew Harry had taught her that she was simply Asexual and that there was nothing wrong with that, or her.

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Joe had known that, even with Annika’s Borg components, it was only a matter of time before she left him, the way most of his Voyager family already had. However it was still extremely painful to say those three words “Time of Death...”

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The sound of the blast was still ringing in Lexi’s ears as she stared in horror at the settling dust of the explosion that had stole her father from her as well as any sense of safety and trust that she had.

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For Lee the most horrifying thing about Gotham wasn’t the stabbings, shootings, bombings, or whatever other creative forms of destruction and torture it’s increasingly theatrical villains thought up. It wasn’t even the way the darkness of Gotham seemed to crawl under your skin and make a home there. For her the most horrifying part was that you got used to it.

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Sometimes Tom felt that his entire life was one long mistake but as he delivered Linnis into this world he knew that he was wrong. When he handed Kes their beautiful daughter he understood that all the mistakes and pain had led to this and he was incredibly grateful.

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Despite all the revelations of the past few days both of them were still keeping secrets. They both wanted to be able to trust the other but how could they when they didn’t have the full story.

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Eleanor would sometimes tease Chidi that the whole relationship was solely a product of his inability to make a choice. This would usually cause Simone to pipe up with some psychology information that could be seen as a dig at both her partners. Once this would have bothered Chidi but he knew enough about himself and them to understand the love behind the comments and simply tease his partners back.

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Kreig wouldn’t accept it. Seaquest has to be out there somewhere, his friends had to be out there somewhere, over 100 people couldn’t have just vanished! Everyone else may have accepted that they were gone but he couldn’t. It was too horrifying, too heartbreaking to accept that the people that he cared about so much were just gone.

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Six gave One the medallion back because he was afraid that when rejoining Derek Moss’s life after his experiences on The Raza, One would become just like the corporations hard, untrustworthy and deaf to the people. He had already seen a shift in One since they first woke up and he didn’t want the person who fought for the colony to be lost forever.

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Chakotay couldn’t help but wish that Tuvok had been as affected by their time together as he was. To the Vulcan his time with the Maquis had simply been another mission but Chakotay had trusted him completely and that wasn’t something he could let go of.

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“Live long and prosper” Tuvok said to her, even though they both knew she wouldn’t live past the next few hours. This was the last time he would be in her presence and he would not have it cluttered with futile words. As Janeway hugged her truest companion she drew strength from him as she always had and as he embraced her back they exchanged without words their heartfelt goodbyes.

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If this was truly their last hours than it was important for Chakotay that he and Tuvok hash out some of the issues that lay between them. Even though some of the betrayal and hurt had been left unsaid they parted with more of a truce between them than before. This helped more than either man was truly aware of.

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The Doctor had warned Harry that it would still take time for B’elanna to get her full memory back but nothing could have prepared him for this. He desperately needed to see her but as he walked towards her she looked at him like he a stranger. She would remember him but it still hurt for one of the people he loved most in this world to not recognize him.

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It had taken forever for him to convince Chris but Jim was finally where he had wanted to be from the moment he met the older man, in the bed and arms of the first person who had made him feel safe and worthy.

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Tom hoped he deserved to keep Harry in some reality.

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Leola root in moderation was actually a very nice spice addition but Neelix didn’t do anything in moderation.

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Tom thought that he was completely past caring about people being disappointed in him but seeing that look in the Ensign’s eyes when he realized that Tom wasn’t the man he’d been looking for burned worse than even his father’s disappointed gaze.

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Unlike some comments and ‘suggestions’ from other members of the crew Seven didn’t mind when Kes helped her with her social skills because what the others saw as faults Kes accepted as a part of who she was and she still cared for her.

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Oliver Queen may have become a good man but as much as John loved him he could never forget that Oliver was also something else and that would always scare him slightly.

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Xena knew she had failed both her friend who lay dead and her daughter who had murdered him.

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Adam gave himself one moment to grieve Emma, who had been innocent and then he left for good.

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Some days Richie wondered if living forever was worth the price to be paid. The constant fear of losing your head and the knowledge that you would lose everyone you loved either to the ruthless march of time or the brutal game.

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After three weeks of patching up his crewmates and sending them back to be tortured The Doctor was beginning to completely lose hope. However, despite everything that he had been through Harry had managed to keep himself on task and develop a plan. This was enough to get them both through.

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Even though Janeway felt that she needed to stand alone and be strong for everyone, she knew that she would never survive without them. If it wasn’t for the strength, wisdom and support of those two men she would have fallen apart long ago.

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Jeremiah may be completely out of his mind in trusting him but Johnny was more than willing to take advantage of his mistake.

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Hope was in short supply out here, though regret was not and Picard clearly had both. Seven would help because she was intimately acquainted with the second and had almost forgotten the first.

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Harry couldn’t help sometimes feeling like he was on a ghost ship filled with copies of his dead crew mates. When it would threaten to overwhelm him he would go and talk to the one person who could understand because she too was alive by a cheat of fate, Kate.

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Tracy didn’t know how she could have let all her plans and ambitions be destroyed by Nathan. A man of ambition who she had been foolish enough to trust

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Trance had watched the universes best chance be destroyed in front of her eyes once and she had come back to make sure she wouldn’t lose again.

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As he stood alone in the middle of the Luau, watching Harry walk away and B’elanna sitting with Vorik, Tom couldn’t help but wonder how his night had gone so wrong.

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History said Trip died that fateful day. (History was misinformed.)

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There was a part of Craft that was tempted to remain with Zora but he didn’t belong stuck in the past he had a future to get back to.

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It was hard for Mariner to believe in the bright and shining Starfleet when she’d spent her entire life with it glaring in her eyes.

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He had sworn to first do no harm. Then with a few words had done more harm then he ever had with a scalpel and the baby’s blood would never wash off.

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Benny may not have been human but he was frightened and in pain, so Jo couldn’t let him die alone.

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Jonas had always known he would never truly have a place here but somehow it still hurt to hand Daniel back his old life. He did it with a smile because the other man deserved to come home.

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They could never fully trust each other because they were always presenting a false face to each other. However, Boone and Da’an had a connection that surpassed the lies between them and led them to understanding each other more than they could admit.

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Considering Lorca came from a universe where Kelpians were at best slaves and at worst food, Saru was amazed that the man had never registered as a threat.

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Trust had no place in this universe but Kirk and Spock had an understanding of where the other stood and it was useful to them to stay like this for now.

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War killed you one way or another. Either you died or the person you were did. Today Sisko had killed the person he had been for the greater good. He had lied, covered up lies and been a part of murder and he would live with that because he had too in order for others to survive.

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Will hadn’t intended to sleep with his captain. It wasn’t that it had never occurred to him but it had never seemed like a real possibility. However now that he and Jean-Luc had gotten together it felt completely right and real.

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One moment of weakness, one stupid mistake and Cho had almost lost his partner. Rigsby could say what he wanted but it was luck that had saved his life not his partner.

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To be human could mean to be your best. It could mean to support your neighbours, to help those in need, to stand together and try to be be better. However it could also mean to be cruel and selfish, to try to win at any cost. Michael had seen both sides to humanity, the terrible cruelty and the dazzling compassion and she knew that as long as she lived she would strive to keep the first being the one the universe thought of and not the second.

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Michael was so human in this timeline that she bore almost no resemblance to the woman that Spock had said goodbye to almost one-hundred thirty years ago and that made him feel the loss all over again.

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Shea had no clue how to stop something with unlimited access to your entire life and no compunction to use that to destroy everything you love.