"I'm not wearing a dress," Jessie muttered.
"And why not?" Danny asked.
"They suck.. you suck," Jessie muttered in response.
"Oh come on Jess, you wore a dress for Danny's wedding," Lena said.
"Yeah," Danny said.
"But I had no choice then, this one's my wedding," Jessie said.
"Well what are you going to get married in then?" Danny asked.
"Clothes," Jessie replied.
"Well duh, you're not Betazoid," Lena said.
Danny shuddered, "let's hope Faye never gets married."
"She has more chance of getting married than I do of wearing a dress everyday," Jessie said.
"Not good odds," Lena said.
"Oh come on Jess, wear a dress. It'll only be half a day," Danny said.
"How long does Janeway take to do the ceremony?" Jessie asked.
"Oh a few hours if she's hyper, knowing her she'll be hugging James every few seconds," Lena replied.
"I really think we should go with Doc Jones," Jessie said.
"I would but mum threatened that she'd delete him if you tried to use him," Lena said.
"What is her problem anyway?" Jessie asked.
"I hate to know," Lena replied.
"Look, change of subject.. just try on a few dresses and we'll stop bugging you," Danny said.
"Yeah sure," Jessie muttered.
"No I'm serious. If you don't like any of them, you don't have to wear them. If you do, just wear it for the wedding. Deal?" Danny said.
"Ok fine, deal," Jessie said.
"Just use my room," Danny said.
"Thanks," Jessie muttered. She went into one of the bedrooms.
"How did you do that?" Lena asked.
"Ever heard the phrase watch and learn?" Danny asked.
"I would of but I would of ended up learning how to drink thirty cups of coffee a day from mum," Lena replied.
"Ah, good one," Danny said.
Everyone were in their usual places, most of them were working. Kathryn was drinking coffee by the truckloads, Chakotay just watched her with a worried expression on his face.
"Gee Kathryn, the wedding's only two days away," Chakotay said.
"What, I thought it was three!" Kathryn gasped. She drank even more coffee even more quicker than the last.
"No it's Thursday, oh forget it," Chakotay said.
"Oh well I've got a week to prepare my best man's speech, Tom and B'Elanna's is a week afterwards," Harry said.
"What, I have to do two weddings in two weeks!?" Kathryn said.
"Oh crap, best man's speech, I knew I was forgetting something," Ian said.
"Just let Janeway's lover boy do it, he's known the happy couple for about a month. Isn't that good enough?" Chakotay said.
"He's not my lover boy, just drop it," Kathryn muttered.
"How come she's not hyper?" Claire asked as she turned away from her station.
"Decaf," Chakotay mouthed. Claire smiled and nodded, she turned back to the viewscreen.
"Captain, we're being hailed," Harry said.
"By who?" Kathryn asked.
Harry grinned like a hyper kid, "by a human colony on the nearby planet."
"Hmm, I wonder if Janeway will sleep with the guy or girl in charge there too," Ian said. Kathryn glared at him in a scary icy way.
"How far is it?" Chakotay asked while trying to keep a straight face.
"About ten minutes away, we can answer their hail from here," Harry replied.
"I'll set a course there," Claire said.
"Good, put them on screen," Kathryn ordered.
The viewscreen changed to show a really bright and fancy control room, a human woman was standing in view. "Hi, I am Katrina Ryne, the leader of the First Colony."
"First colony?" Harry said questioningly.
"Well yes, we have about three colonies on this planet. This is the human one of course," Katrina said.
Kathryn stood up, Chakotay followed suit. "Allow us to introduce ourselves. I'm Captain Janeway of the USS Voyager, and this is my um.. crew."
"Hi," Ian said as he waved. Claire shook her head, she waved too.
"It's been a long time since we've seen Federation ships, we have no idea what our location was," Katrina said.
"Dangerously close to Borg Space, again," Ian said quietly.
"You mean we're in the Delta Quadrant?" Katrina asked.
"Yes we are," Kathryn replied.
"How did you get here?" Chakotay asked.
"Two years ago a strange object landed on the whole city, some weird events took place and then we winded up here," Katrina replied.
"Why am I not surprised, it was a Game Cube," Kathryn said.
"A what Cube?" Katrina said sounding puzzled.
"Long story, way too complicated," Chakotay replied.
"I see, well our citizens would love to meet some new faces. Why don't you come down to the colony?" Katrina suggested.
"Why not, we could do with meeting some new faces too," Kathryn said.
"Friendly faces are more preferred," Ian said.
"Oh come on, what are the chances of running into an unfriendly face?" Chakotay asked.
"About a one in two chance, I think I'm under exaggerating there too," Ian replied.
minutes later, the colony:
The entire colony was very green, and it was filled with small white buildings. Katrina and an awayteam were walking down a wide street.
"I see you tried to stay away from the Earth look," Tom said.
"Well Durham was too busy and crowded, so we had a group meeting about how we'd make our new town," Katrina said.
"Durham you say, interesting," Kathryn said as she glanced at James.
"Oh great, I should have recognised the accent anywhere," James said.
"You're from Durham too?" Katrina asked.
"Well a few miles away from there," James replied.
"Sooo, everyone here are Geordies?" Tom asked.
"No, but there were an odd few visitors at the time of the incident," Katrina replied.
"Oh shame," Tom said.
"Well just make yourselves at home, I have to go back to the control room," Katrina said. She turned back around and went back the way she came.
"Tom, no insulting the accents," Kathryn ordered as everyone went their separate ways.
"No worries Captain, I used up all my insults on James," Tom said.
"It's true, it's true," James muttered.
Kathryn shook her head. She walked passed one house where an old couple were sitting outside of. One of them went over to the fence. "Kathy Williams? Is that you?" she asked.
Kathryn stopped, she slowly turned around. "Oh hi, Mrs Taylor," she said nervously.
"So how is my grandson?" Mrs Taylor asked.
"Didn't Peter tell you that he was the one who took him?" Kathryn replied.
"I knew I shouldn't of fell for that excuse he came up with. He said you took him," Mrs Taylor said.
"Typical," Kathryn said.
"So you haven't seen our grandson in a long time then?" Mr Taylor said as he came over.
"Well actually.." Kathryn said nervously.
"No I don't want some stupid herb thing, yeesh," James' voice said from nearby. He was standing nearby a guy who had a small stall.
"But you could use it for.." the guy started to say.
"I don't care what I can use it for, leave me alone," James said, he tried to walk off but the guy stopped him.
"You can use it to create an aphrodisiac atmosphere, it's really cool," the guy said.
"Why would I want that?" James asked.
"Isn't it obvious?" the guy replied with a wink.
"Hmm, that young man's making an awful fuss over old Stan," Mrs Taylor said.
"He always makes a fuss, excuse me," Kathryn said. She went over to James and Stan.
"I don't need those herbs, get the point," James said.
"Well at my prices you always need my herbs," Stan said.
"James, can you come with me a second?" Kathryn asked.
"Sure, anything's better than this," James replied.
Kathryn and James headed over to Mr and Mrs Taylor. "There's some people I want you to meet."
"Are they coffee sellers?" James asked.
"No," Kathryn replied.
"Then that's ok," James said.
"So who's this then?" Mr Taylor asked.
"Well.. you were asking about your grandson so here he is," Kathryn said.
"What?" James said in shock.
"Really, wow it's great to see you again," Mrs Taylor said cheerfully. She quickly hugged James.
"Again, I don't remember meeting you before," James said when Mrs Taylor let him go.
"Your father and mother brought you over ours when you were a few weeks old. Your father decided to keep making excuses so we couldn't see you again," Mrs Taylor said.
"I can understand why, you cooed over him way too much," Mr Taylor said.
"So, that's no excuse," Mrs Taylor said.
"Well I'd better leave you to catch up, see you later," Kathryn said, she walked off.
"So, any brothers and sisters your father hid from us?" Mrs Taylor asked as Yasmin started to come over. She immediately turned around and rushed off. Nobody noticed.
"Two sisters, only one belongs to dad," James replied.
"Why am I not surprised," Mrs Taylor groaned.
"Don't worry, the other full sister is Debbie," Mr Taylor said.
"Ok, make that three," James said.
"All right, when I see him again I'm going to.. well do something," Mrs Taylor said.
"Like he'll listen to you woman," Mr Taylor muttered.
"He will, so where is my son anyway?" Mrs Taylor asked.
James looked a little nervous, "well.. I've got to go, it's been great."
"Wait, I know that look. He's dead isn't he?" Mrs Taylor asked, sounding upset.
"Kinda," James muttered.
"Kinda?" Mr Taylor said.
"Yeah, anyway.. I was going to go," James said.
"Nonsense, you have to come in the house and we just have to catch up," Mrs Taylor said. Mr Taylor rolled his eyes.
"Well ok, but I must warn you that family reunions involving me don't go very well," James said.
"Well we're getting on fine so far, come inside," Mrs Taylor said as she headed for the house.
Nikki was treating Kevin who had a broken nose. "And then she punched me. What is wrong with me? Ever since I tried to hit on that lesbian, Lena, I've had bad luck with women. Are women in the 24th century lesbians or something?" Kevin was saying.
"Well I'm not," Nikki said. She went over to the medical tray after blowing Kevin a kiss.
Kevin looked pretty scared, "oh crap, I'm not used to girls coming onto me."
"You should be. Now do you want to come to my quarters, I have a cupboard to show you," Nikki said.
"Oh, you're that girl who locks guys in cupboards," Kevin said.
"Erm no, I don't think we've met before either," Nikki lied.
"Ok, I'm there," Kevin said happily. Nikki treated his broken nose, and they both ran out. I'll leave the rest up to you.
"See, that one looks good on you," Danny said.
Jessie pulled a disgusted face as she looked at what she was wearing. "So girls wear these voluntarily?" she said.
"Yeah," Danny said.
"I'd rather get married in a towel," Jessie muttered.
"Well if you want to stop Tom and B'Elanna's wedding next week, you may as well," Lena said.
Danny grinned, "there's one more dress, try that one."
Jessie rolled her eyes and went back into Danny's room.
"What did you really think of that dress?" Danny asked Lena quietly.
"Looked like mum had spilt coffee all over it, and was so repulsed she didn't lick it off," Lena replied.
Danny frowned, "it wasn't that bad."
planet, inside the Taylor's house:
"So, do you want a coffee?" Mrs Taylor asked.
"No, hate the stuff," James replied.
"Good, you're nothing like your whore mother then," Mr Taylor muttered as he walked out of the room.
Mrs Taylor shook her head, she sat down beside James. "Just ignore him, most sons are like their fathers."
"It's ok, she is a whore," James said.
"Ok, there is something I want to know. Is there any great grandchildren?" Mrs Taylor asked.
"Well actually.." James started to say.
Mr Taylor walked into the room, "don't be silly. Besides it will really ruin everything if we did."
Mrs Taylor sighed, "we've been over this and over this. It doesn't matter, she wasn't his real mother."
"What are you talking about?" James asked.
"Susy left us a will, she requested that you should get married," Mr Taylor replied.
"No problem, I'm getting married on Saturday," James said.
"See, I told you he'd listen," Mr Taylor said.
"No, you idiot. Ahem, who's the lucky girl?" Mrs Taylor asked.
"Um Jessie. Now what's going on?" James replied.
"Jessie, as in Jessie Annet?" Mr Taylor said questioningly.
"Yeah, how did you know about that?" James asked.
"Putting it simply, you can't marry her," Mr Taylor replied.
"Yes I can and I will," James said.
"Listen, it's in Susy's will that you have to marry your fiancée Dannielle Annet," Mr Taylor said.
"I don't know where to begin with the problems there," James muttered.
"Look honey, don't listen to him. If you're already engaged then just ignore the will," Mrs Taylor said.
"Shut up woman, this was his mothers wish," Mr Taylor said.
"First of all, Susy's not my mum. Secondly, Dannielle is in Manchester, you know about 70,000 lightyears away," James said.
"Ok firstly, Susy raised you more than that whore who claims to be your real mum. Secondly, you're wrong," Mr Taylor said.
"She's on another planet, oh who cares.. it doesn't matter," James said.
Mr Taylor groaned, he went towards one of the nearby doors. He knocked on the door, "Dannielle, you have a visitor!"
"Son of a b***h," James muttered as he covered his face with his hand.
Dannielle stepped out of the door, the only difference between her and Jessie was the colour of her hair and clothes choice. She gasped in shock when she noticed James.
"James, oh my god.. I haven't seen you since forever!" Dannielle exclaimed in a half posh and half Geordie accent. It isn't a very nice sound, believe me.
"I wish it was forever," James said quietly.
"So, when's the big day?" Dannielle asked as she clumsily sat next to James. He moved a few inches away from her.
"Saturday, but you're not invited," James replied.
"I don't see how that'll work," Dannielle said and she laughed in a really annoying way.
"Very easily," James said quietly.
"Dannielle honey, he's already engaged to someone else," Mrs Taylor said.
"You bigamist, I am shocked," Dannielle said jokingly.
"I was never engaged to you, I don't even like you," James said.
"That's no way to speak to your future wife," Mr Taylor said.
"You speak to me in a worse way all the time," Mrs Taylor said under her breath.
"No, she's my future sister in-law, and I'm allowed to hate her," James said.
Dannielle gasped in shock. "You're engaged to Jessie! My goodness, I am really shocked!"
"Yeah that's right, she's the nicer twin," James said.
"Oh wow, this is just so meant to be," Dannielle said.
"I know I'm going to regret this, but how?" James asked.
"Jessie and I are the kind of twins who share feelings, both painful and happy feelings," Dannielle replied.
"And?" James said.
"And you two have brought each other, well you've brought her nothing but bad feelings," Dannielle said.
"That's not true, we wouldn't be engaged if that was true," James said.
"Oh and there's other stuff too," Dannielle said.
"Like what?" James asked.
"Like dirty stuff," Dannielle said quietly.
"That's it, I'm out of here," James said quickly. He got up and headed for the door.
"It's true," Dannielle said.
"I hope not," Mrs Taylor muttered as James left the building.
"Nah, I was lying to freak him out," Dannielle said.
"Well I hope you're both happy," Mrs Taylor said. She walked out of the room.
Jessie came back into the main room. "Ok, you win. I like this one."
"Did I fall asleep, I think I'm dreaming," Danny said.
"Finally, I can stop skiving from being a Captain. Bye all," Lena said. She walked straight out.
"I don't even know why she came here in the first place," Jessie said.
"Neither do I, but that doesn't matter," Danny said. The door chimed. "Who is it?"
"It's me, why is the door locked?" James' voice came from behind the door.
Danny pointed at her bedroom door, "you get back in there." Jessie pulled a face and went back into Danny's room. Danny went over to the main door, she opened it.
"Hey Dan, the computer said Jessie was here," James said as he looked around the room.
"She is, but you can't see her just yet," Danny said.
"Why not?" James asked.
Danny grinned mischievously. "I made her try wedding dresses on," she whispered. She giggled really quietly.
"I can hear you laughing!" Jessie's voice yelled through the door.
"That's great, how did you do it?" James asked really quietly.
"I can still hear you, I'm not deaf," Jessie's voice muttered.
Danny looked worried, "oh my god. Those walls are not very sound proof, let's hope the kids never got out of bed."
James tried not to laugh, "anyway."
"I'll be out in a sec," Jessie's voice said.
"I'll go into the kids bedroom, I'm quite worried now," Danny said. She headed into the opposite bedroom.
Jessie came out of the bedroom, still in the wedding dress. "Don't worry, I'm not wearing this. Don't tell Danny."
"Um, she probably already heard you. Why, what's wrong with that dress?" James asked.
"I don't like dresses. Anyway I told Danny it was fine so I don't have to try anymore on," Jessie replied.
"Won't she notice you're not wearing it on Saturday?" James said.
"Oh yeah," Jessie muttered. She stepped a bit closer to James. "Go be a dear and tell her for me," she whispered.
"Fine I will if you promise me that you'll find a dress," James said.
Jessie put her hands on her hips and tried to look menacing, failing a little. "Why are you doing this to me? I haven't done anything wrong."
"All right, what are you going to wear?" James asked while folding his arms.
Jessie tried her best to think. "Um, that thing with the things."
"That could be anything," James said.
"All right fine, I will. But everyone's gonna laugh at me," Jessie said.
"Is that the only reason why you hate dresses, cos you think people will laugh at you?" James asked.
Jessie sighed, "I wore a cute little dress on the first day of school. Remember that boy that picked on me on the first day?"
"I don't remember personally, but yeah," James said.
"Well you know that he kissed me on the cheek and starting bullying me afterwards, and that made all the other boys pick on me for about six years," Jessie said.
"Yeah, but you didn't mention the cute little dress part," James said, while trying to suppress a smirk.
"Ugh, this is exactly why I didn't mention that part before. I was wrong, you are just like all the other boys at school," Jessie said, and she pouted.
"Aaaw, I'm sorry," James said as he put his arms around her.
"That's better, just don't kiss me on the cheek," Jessie said.
"Ok, finish the story," James said.
"The reason why I didn't mention the dress part before, was because I didn't want to tell the whole story. If you remember I was only four and very shy," Jessie said.
She and James heard sniggering coming from the next room. "I wonder what happened," Danny's voice whispered.
"Well, what happened?" James asked.
"I hope you don't mean what she meant," Jessie muttered.
"No, I know why you're not shy anymore.. she should too," James said.
"Right, after the boy kissed me on the cheek, and before he made fun of me, he pretended to drop a pencil on the floor. He went under the table.. and um," Jessie said, getting quieter.
"Don't tell me, he looked up your dress," James said.
"Yes, now you know," Jessie said, she went over to sit on the sofa.
"Ah so he picked on you cos he had a crush on you, it's so obvious," James said.
"It is? Why would he pick on me if he had a crush?" Jessie asked.
"I dunno, some people do. Come on, he kissed you and he looked up your dress. So obvious," James replied.
"Oh, I probably didn't even give it a thought," Jessie said.
"Most four year olds wouldn't," James said.
Jessie got back off the sofa. "So, for the fourth time since the incident I'll have to wear a dress. Not fair."
"I don't think you have to worry about pervert guys looking up a wedding dress. They're very long," James said.
"Exactly, I'll trip over it and people will laugh at me anyway," Jessie said.
"Look, no one will laugh at you.. well maybe Tom will," James said.
Jessie groaned, "oh yeah, that was really reassuring."
"Sorry, but don't worry about it. If he does B'Elanna will slap him for us," James said.
"All right, all right.. I'll wear a dress, just this once," Jessie sighed.
"That's all I ask," James said. He kissed her on the forehead.
"Just a thought, why did you come here for?" Jessie asked.
"Oh right, I forgot," James muttered in response. He turned around to look at the bedroom where Danny was. He glanced back at Jessie. "I don't think we should talk about it if she can hear us."
"Oh come, it can't be as embarrassing as my dress story," Jessie said.
"I wouldn't be too sure," James said.
"Just talk here, I have to try on more dresses don't I," Jessie said.
"All right, but if Danny laughs you have only yourself to blame," James said.
Jessie looked worried, "it isn't anything dirty is it?"
"Cue Danny to laugh," James muttered. Sure enough he and Jessie could hear Danny sniggering. "No it isn't."
"Oh thank god. I can't imagine what the conversation would be like," Jessie said.
"Uh huh, anyway you know the people on the colony?" James said.
"Yeah, what about them?" Jessie asked.
"Well they're from the Durham area, supposedly my grandparents lived there when the Game Cube landed," James replied.
"Oh so we have more guests then," Jessie said.
"Kind of, my grandma will be coming probably. I doubt my granddad will though," James said.
"Why not?" Jessie asked.
"Because of some dumb will made by my stepmum he is determined that I marry your twin sister," James replied.
"Ookay, does your family have a problem with me?" Jessie asked.
"I dunno," James replied.
"Hmm, it's not a problem though. Your granddad's probably just as bad as your dad anyway," Jessie said.
"I only hung around with my grandparents for ten minutes and I can safely say you're right," James said.
"Wait a minute, didn't your stepmum call off the whole wedding?" Jessie asked.
"Yeah, that's what I thought. She probably wrote the will before then," James replied.
"What I find odd is that the will is here, somebody must of been conveniently holding it when the Game Cube landed," Jessie said.
"Or somebody else wrote it," James said.
"There's the mystery solved then. Dannielle must still like you so she wrote a will for your stepmum," Jessie said.
Danny fell out of the door, she landed right near Jessie's feet. She pulled herself up calmly and headed out of the main room. "James, Jessie," she said with a nod. She rushed out the door.
"Ookay, I guess we don't have a problem then," Jessie said.
B'Elanna was in her room, also trying wedding dresses on. She heard the main door open.
"B'Elanna, are you home?" Tom's voice called.
"Yes I am. I'm in our room, but you can't come in," B'Elanna called back.
"Why not?" Tom's voice asked.
"Well I'm trying on wedding dresses, I did tell you earlier," B'Elanna replied.
"Oh yeah. Have you found one yet?" Tom's voice asked.
"Kind of, but I can't have it anyway," B'Elanna replied.
"Then why can't I see it?" Tom's voice asked.
"Oh, I guess you can, promise you won't like it," B'Elanna replied. She walked through the door.
"Wow, it looks disgusting," Tom said. He coughed nervously, "why can't you wear it?"
"It doesn't really fit," B'Elanna replied.
"Yeah it's awful, it just makes me want to rip it right off you," Tom said, he grinned in his usual way.
"Rip it and you're dead," B'Elanna said.
"Aren't you putting it back?" Tom asked.
"Oh yeah, you can rip it," B'Elanna replied. She went back into the bedroom, Tom followed her, both unaware that Bryan had walked into the room.
"Eeew," he moaned and he walked back out.
next day, the colony:
Jessie was wandering down the street on her own. She stopped by an old lady. "Hi, excuse me but do you know the Taylors?"
"Oh yes dear, they live down at number 38," the old lady replied sweetly.
"Great, thanks," Jessie said.
"Wait a second, aren't you the girl who lives with them?" the old lady asked.
"No, her twin sister," Jessie replied.
"I see," the old lady said.
Jessie walked down to number 38, she went up to the door and she knocked on it. Mrs Taylor opened the door.
"Oh, you must be Jessie. Come in," Mrs Taylor said.
"No it's ok, I just wanted to invite all of you to the wedding tomorrow," Jessie said.
"I'd love to sweetheart, but I doubt my husband will come. I also don't think Dannielle would be interested either," Mrs Taylor said.
"So just you then?" Jessie said.
"Yes dear, I'll get the control centre to transport me to one of your ships," Mrs Taylor said.
"Ok good. Is Dannielle here by any chance?" Jessie asked.
"She will be back in a few minutes. You may as well come in and sit down," Mrs Taylor replied. She went back into the house, Jessie followed her inside.
"You don't mind me asking, but who had the will when the Game Cube landed?" Jessie asked.
"The cube, yes.. I don't know. Probably Dannielle, she lived around Manchester for a while," Mrs Taylor replied. She headed for another room. "Do you want a drink?"
"No thanks," Jessie replied. Mrs Taylor left the room.
The main door opened, Dannielle walked inside. "Jessie, what did you do to your hair?"
"Dyed it, what did you do? Wipe your hair in someone's blood?" Jessie said.
"Ah, I'm so glad to see you've gained some quick wit," Dannielle said.
"I'm glad you managed to get a Geordie accent, but it sounds stupid with your old spoilt brat accent," Jessie said.
"Oh come on Jess, we haven't seen each other in over ten years," Dannielle whined.
"Um, you started it," Jessie said.
Dannielle laughed, "oh yeah that's right."
"Look I only came here to invite James' grandparents to my wedding, I didn't plan on meeting you," Jessie said.
"Then why are you waiting around?" Dannielle asked smugly.
"All right I lied," Jessie replied.
"Look Jess, you are not getting married tomorrow, well unless you can find someone else at the last second," Dannielle said.
"Sounds a bit like what you're doing," Jessie said.
"What are you talking about? He was my fiancée before you two were even together," Dannielle said.
"To get a fiancée you have to propose or get proposed to. Neither of you did that, to each other," Jessie said.
"Oh we could go on like this all day. Surely James told you about the will, you can't argue with the dead," Dannielle said.
"Oh come on, you wrote that will and you know it," Jessie said.
"I don't think so somehow," Dannielle said.
"Then explain how it got here, nearly ten years after Susy Taylor died," Jessie said.
"Because I kept looking at it, it was my only ray of hope," Dannielle said.
"That's so sad, and so unbelievable," Jessie muttered.
"Ok fine, what's it to you if it was written by me?" Dannielle asked, folding her arms.
"Too be honest it doesn't matter if it is real or not. The only relation you're going to be to James is sister in-law," Jessie replied.
"Nuh uh, you are," Dannielle said.
"It won't work if you marry him, the thing is he won't marry you. He loves me," Jessie said.
"No, he only loves you cos he loves me," Dannielle said.
Jessie groaned, "that doesn't make any sense."
"Well you look exactly like me," Dannielle said.
"Not everyone marries someone just for their looks," Jessie said.
"True, but that's the only reason he's marrying you. You look like me, see," Dannielle said.
"I don't even know why I even bother," Jessie muttered.
"No neither do I," Dannielle said.
"Ok imagine this. You get married to James, what would... no what the hell would I tell the kids?" Jessie said, raising her voice slightly.
"Kids, what kids?" Dannielle said.
"I have kids, stupid," Jessie said.
"Oh right," Dannielle said.
"They're James' too," Jessie said.
"Oh so you get engaged to my fiancée and have kids with him. You're sick," Dannielle said angrily.
"I'm not sick, you are. Can you imagine the kids asking why their mum's sister married their dad? What the hell would we tell them?" Jessie asked.
"Oh you know, I don't care. They're not my responsibility. There is no point in arguing about this with you," Dannielle replied.
"You know, you're right," Jessie said, she headed for the door. Dannielle muttered something under her breath, then a binding spell appeared around Jessie.
"What's wrong, not a good witch?" Dannielle asked smugly.
"I'll show you how wrong you are, just keep pushing it," Jessie replied, she struggled against the spell.
"Ooh scared," Dannielle said. She turned to face one of the doors, she clapped her hands. "Oh slaves, lock her in my room, would you?"
Mrs Taylor and Mr Taylor came out of different rooms, looking very much brainwashed. With the binding spell making Jessie weak, they easily dragged her away.
"Ooops, forgot something," Dannielle said. She muttered something else under her breath, there was a brief flash of light. Her hair turned just like Jessie's, and she was wearing Jessie's clothes too. Jessie now had Dannielle's hair and her clothes on.
"Oh my god, don't you think you're punishing me enough?" Jessie asked as she looked at what she was wearing.
"Hey, those are my best clothes!" Dannielle screeched while putting her hands her hips. She stormed out of the building.
of Part I
the Mess Hall:
"No Ian, no strippers," James groaned.
Ian pouted, "why not? They're only holograms."
"So, it doesn't make any difference. I'd feel the same way if Jones made out with my sister, you know what I mean," James replied.
"You're right, holo strippers would be just as bad as real strippers," Ian said. He had another mouthful of his food. "Why don't we get Danny to strip?"
"Are you kidding? Don't you care that some guys will see your wife naked?" James asked in disgust.
Ian looked a bit embarrassed, "good point, well said."
Meanwhile Danny, Jodie and Lena were chatting on a far away table.
"Has the world gone insane, what's wrong with strippers?" Danny asked.
"Maybe some world's gone insane, but we haven't. My idea of a party doesn't involve seeing guys naked," Lena replied, sounding rather repulsed.
"Yeah, call me crazy all you like but I couldn't watch something like that," Jodie replied.
"Besides, you're married.. it would be breaking the rules," Lena said.
"Yeah I agree. This is the kind of thing you do if you're celebrating your last being single night. It's cheating this way round," Jodie said.
Danny rolled her eyes. "First of all, no one knows when their last being single night is. Secondly, it's only cheating if Jessie did something with the guy. Knowing her, she won't even look."
"Exactly, what's the point if she's not going to look?" Jodie asked.
"It's for everyone else," Danny replied.
"Look it seems that only you want a stripper. Why don't you and Ian do this in private," Jodie said.
"Oh thanks, there's a really awful image in my head," Lena muttered.
"Oh sorry, that's me," Danny said, she giggled. Lena stared at her in disgust.
"Is it just me or is this show getting too sleazy for my taste?" Lena asked.
"All right, we'll stop," Danny said.
Jodie shrugged, "it's all the same to me."
Dannielle walked through the doors, she looked around the room looking confused. Jodie and Lena noticed her, Jodie waved her hand around to get her attention. Dannielle came over to their table.
"Erm hi," Dannielle said.
"Hi, what's with the accent?" Lena asked.
"Accent? Oh, my sister.. I went to see her. The accent must of caught on," Dannielle replied nervously.
"Oh right," Jodie laughed.
"We were just planning the bachelorette party. I want to have a stripper, but they don't agree," Danny said.
Lena pulled a disgusted face as she glanced up at Dannielle. "Eeew, are you thinking about it?"
"No, no of course not," Dannielle replied.
Lena glanced at Danny and Jodie, she glanced back at Dannielle. "Um yes you are."
Dannielle looked a little nervous, "of course not. I have to go." She rushed out of the room.
"What was all that about?" Jodie asked.
"That's not Jessie," Lena replied.
"Um, yes it was," Danny said.
"All right, but for a brief second there she thought about something that made me think it wasn't her," Lena said.
Quarters, ten minutes later:
Dannielle stepped inside slowly, she looked around, she saw no one. She went to step forward but Duncan appeared in front of her.
"Hi mum," he said.
Dannielle jumped in shock. She placed her hand on her chest, and tried to get her breath back. "Oh my god, don't ever do that!"
"Sorry," Duncan muttered. He stared at her with an odd expression on his face. She looked around nervously.
"What?" she said finally.
"There's something different 'bout you," Duncan said.
"Ookay, there's nothing. I'm going to my room," Dannielle said. She headed for Duncan and Sasha's room instead.
"Um, that's my room," Duncan said.
"Right, just testing you," Dannielle stuttered. She quickly turned around and rushed into the right room.
"Weird," Duncan muttered, he went into his room.
A few minutes later James came into the main room. He went straight into the bedroom, and found Dannielle sitting on the bed.
"Oh, hi James," Dannielle said sweetly.
"Um hey, I didn't expect you to be back so early," James said, sounding a little nervous.
"What do you mean?" Dannielle asked as she stood up.
"You said you were going to catch up with your sister," James replied.
"Oh yeah, I tried but she's ever so stubborn," Dannielle said. She walked closer to James, she started to stroke his arm.
"I'm going to go over here," James said quickly. He got away from Dannielle.
"What's wrong with you?" Dannielle asked.
"Oh nothing, I just had a weird conversation with Lena," James replied.
"Lena huh, what did she say?" Dannielle asked as she walked slowly towards him.
"Something about the bachelorette party involving strippers, and you.." James replied.
Dannielle laughed, "oh right her, I mean she thought I was being dirty. I wouldn't worry about it."
"That's not what she was on about," James said.
"Then what else could she have possibly told you, she's not exactly telepathic or something," Dannielle said.
James folded his arms, "she is."
Dannielle looked a bit nervous, and the word bit is overexaggerated. "I know, what I meant was that she made a big deal out of nothing. I wasn't thinking anything bad."
"Uh huh, really. Ok, one question," James said.
"Shoot," Dannielle said, sounding a little more nervous than before.
"Doctor Jones told me that our son is skiving again.." James said.
"Oh yeah, I saw him," Dannielle said.
"Let me finish. The question is, what's his name?" James asked.
Dannielle glanced to the right briefly. "How could you ask me something like that? You think I don't know."
"If you know it, tell me," James said.
"Oh I get it, you can't remember his name," Dannielle said.
"I know his name, I just don't think you know it Dannielle," James said.
Dannielle's eyes widened, she tried to look angry. "Why are you calling me that?"
"Oh come on, you think I'm stupid enough to fall for this?" James asked.
"Fall for what, have you gone nuts?" Dannielle replied.
"Dannielle, I'm not stupid. You can cut the act," James said.
"Oh, Anthoney, the kids name is Anthoney!" Dannielle blurted out.
"It's Duncan actually," James said.
"What kind of name is Duncan, my god," Dannielle muttered.
"Did you think you could pretend to be Jessie so you'd get married instead of her?" James asked.
"It's not my fault you have a telepathic ex girlfriend," Dannielle replied angrily.
"Lena's my sister," James muttered in disgust.
"Ah you're right, this wouldn't of worked without her around anyway," Dannielle muttered.
"Where is Jessie anyway?" James asked.
"Doesn't matter, I've took my few minute older sister's place. Instead of her being over me, like she always has been, she's under me now," Dannielle replied.
"What are you on about?" James asked. Before Dannielle got a chance to answer he pointed at her. "You're the younger twin?"
Dannielle grinned, "can't you tell?"
"Yeah, sometimes the youngest ones can be the stroppiest," James replied.
Dannielle put her hands on her hips. "That is so not true!"
"Oh yeah, you're really changing my opinion by doing that," James said sarcastically.
"Oh you know what, it doesn't matter. I'm sick of this look anyway, I'm outta here," Dannielle said. She disappeared.
The usual people were at their places, Craig was at Tactical instead of Jessie.
"What is the obsession with nakedness around here?" Lena asked.
"Strippers for bachelor parties are a traditional thing," Tom replied.
"Does it go all the way back to the 18th century where there was no respect for girls?" Lena asked.
"I don't know, it's been going on for centuries. Besides there are male strippers," Tom replied.
"Why on earth are we talking about this?" Triah asked.
"Somebody else isn't a fan of decent bachelor parties," Tom said.
"Of course I'm not, do you realise how messy parties like those are?" Triah said.
"Dad, please tell me I'm not invited to your party," Bryan muttered from the helm.
"Oh yeah you are, so much for strippers then," Tom said.
"You'd be the world greatest dad if you let your two year old see a stripper," Lena said sarcastically.
"Well at least I don't smack my kid," Tom said.
"Nah, mum does that for you," Bryan said.
"I don't hit her hard," Lena said quietly.
"For you it mustn't be hard, but for a girl that isn't a Slayer like you it will be," Tom said.
"Oh don't be stupid, I hit her this hard," Lena said. She slapped Tom lightly in the head.
"Ow, that hurt!" Tom yelled.
"You're a wuss," Lena muttered. Tom pouted as he rubbed his head.
James came onto the Bridge. "Lena, I need your help."
"First help me, keep your sister under control," Tom said. Lena glared at him in a really scary way. "Yeah, she's a Janeway all right."
Lena shook her head. "What's up?"
"You were right, Dannielle has took Jessie's place. I asked the computer to find her but all I found was her commbadge," James replied.
Tom's eyes widened, "I hope Dannielle is a little more, how can I put it? More gentle than Jessie is."
"I don't know, but Dannielle's fifty times more annoying," James said.
"So glad Jessie isn't like Craig then," Triah said.
Craig pouted, "I don't like you anymore." Triah shrugged.
"Look I tell you what, I'll send some search teams around the ships and the planet," Lena said.
"How will we be able to tell which one's which?" Craig asked.
"One has a Geordie accent, and the more talkative one is Geordie with a posh accent," James replied.
"My god that's not pretty," Tom muttered.
Lena stood up, she went over to where James was standing. "I think Jess will be easy to find, I mean Dannielle was stupid enough to think she could fool all the ones close to Jessie."
"You're close to Jessie, since when?" Tom asked.
"I'm closer than you'll ever be," Lena said.
"I'm going to go to the planet, I have a feeling she could be at my grandparents," James said.
"Yeah maybe, Dannielle is pretty stupid," Lena said.
"So you keep saying. See you later," James said. He went back into the turbolift.
Mrs Taylor opened her front door, she smiled. "Hello sweety, come in." She stepped out of the way of the door, James went inside and she closed the door.
"Have you seen Dannielle?" James asked.
"Dannielle? You know that is strange, one second I was in the kitchen making a drink, the next I was lying on my bed. Before all that I heard Dannielle and Jessie arguing," Mrs Taylor replied.
"Great, so you haven't seen Jessie since then?" James asked.
"No sorry I haven't," Mrs Taylor replied.
"You don't mind if I look around then?" James asked.
"Of course not, but if she was here I would of heard or seen her," Mrs Taylor replied.
"Thanks," James said. He and Mrs Taylor looked around the house. James got to one of the doors, it was locked. "Which room is this?"
"That's Dannielle's bedroom," Mrs Taylor replied.
"Do you have a spare key or something?" James asked.
"I do somewhere, be right back," Mrs Taylor replied. She went over to a drawer, she opened it and picked out a bunch of keys. She picked one out, she opened Dannielle's door with it.
The door creaked open, they both looked inside. Mr Taylor stepped up behind them. "What are you two up to?" he asked.
"Looking for Jessie," Mrs Taylor replied.
"Well if she's in here you'll never find her. I don't think Dannielle's ever cleaned this room," Mr Taylor muttered. He walked back out.
Mrs Taylor and James spent a minute or two looking around the room, with no success. "This is ridiculous."
"There's no where else she could possibly be," Mrs Taylor said.
"This is not happening, probably the best thing to do is find Dannielle instead," James said.
"Good idea, she can't keep secrets very well," Mrs Taylor said as she shook her head. She looked around the room again. "I went in this room yesterday and I'm sure it was much cleaner than this." She walked back out. James sighed and he followed her.
next morning, Lena's Quarters:
Lena stumbled into the main room. "Lights," she said quietly while rubbing her eyes. The lights came on full, she got the shock of her life as a result. She went over to the main door. She opened it to reveal James outside who looked like he hadn't slept in ages.
"I still haven't found her, I've looked everywhere," he said.
"She's not here," Lena yawned.
"Have you been asleep or something?" James asked.
"Er yeah, it is five in the morning," Lena replied as she went to sit on the sofa. James followed her in.
"Are you sure?" James asked.
"No, the clock I have was very blurred," Lena replied.
James glanced at one of the clock's, sure enough it said 5:35. "Oh god it's Saturday."
"Let me get this straight. None of the teams have found either of them?" Lena said.
"No, I don't get it at all," James muttered.
"Well I have a feeling today is going to be a little different than expected," Lena said.
"Yeah, nothing seems to go smoothly for us," James said.
"Don't worry, the wedding's at four right? We've got, for safety, eleven hours to find her," Lena said.
"I know, but I've looked everywhere," James said.
"I have a new saying. If you've lost something you've never looked everywhere, or you would of found it," Lena said.
"You've just made that up haven't you?" James asked.
"I said it was new," Lena replied, she stood back up.
"For a new saying it's pretty good," James said.
"I know, I'm a genius. I have something else too, maybe you've been doing it all wrong. Dannielle is pretty dumb right, so maybe when she talked to you and others, she may have accidentally given hints to where she was."
"Ok, what did she say to you?" James asked.
Lena looked up at the ceiling as she thought. "Nothing much, but she did think something. It's quite hard to remember. It was something like she needed to clean her room, since clothes were lying everywhere. It didn't seem like Jessie to dump clothes on the floor to rot."
"Dannielle's room was littered with clothes, but that doesn't help us at all," James said.
"Maybe it will somehow.. no you're right. What did she say to you?" Lena asked.
"Most of what she said was a way of trying to make me think she was Jessie. Nothing really helpful. She did say she replaced her," James replied.
"Which could mean Jessie's got her hairstyle and clothes on. That's it," Lena said.
"Yeah but when she said that we weren't talking about hair or clothes, I had just asked where Jessie was," James said.
"So Jessie is somewhere where Dannielle would go. Once again her room is in focus here," Lena said.
"Wait, she said something I didn't understand. She said that she was now above Jessie, instead of below her," James said.
"Oookay, that doesn't make sense," Lena muttered.
"No it does now. Jessie has taken Dannielle's place, possibly in her room. But she's now under her," James said.
"Ok, I don't get it," Lena said.
"My grandma said her room was a lot messier than the day before. Jessie is now under Dannielle so that must mean she's under the bed. She's got to be," James said.
"Can't she get out?" Lena asked.
"If she has then we're back to square one. She is a more experienced witch than Jessie is, so she's probably done something to keep her there," James said.
"So Dannielle moved all the junk from under the bed, scattered it around the room and dumped her twin sister there. It makes me think that both families have weird sisters," Lena said.
"Yasmin or you?" James asked.
"Yasmin of course, I'm not weird," Lena replied.
"Yeah yeah, I'd better get to the planet," James said.
"No, you need to get some sleep. I'll go," Lena said.
"You look more tired than me, besides I know where to go," James said. He left the room.
"I just woke up, of course I look more tired," Lena muttered to herself.
colony, the Taylor's house:
Mr and Mrs Taylor left their bedroom, both looking very tired. "Go back in the room, it's the man's job to protect the house."
"Oh yeah of course, the man's job is never anything to do with cleaning or cooking," Mrs Taylor said sarcastically.
"Shut up, I need to save my energy for the burglar," Mr Taylor muttered. He went towards the main room while Mrs Taylor stayed behind. "Someone's breaking into our Dannielle's room."
"Do something then, you manly man you," Mrs Taylor said, sounding more sarcastic than before.
Mr Taylor shook his head, he switched on a torch and shone it forward. "Oh it's you, what do you think you're doing?"
James turned around, "I didn't want to wake you. I won't be long."
"You already looked in there," Mrs Taylor said.
"Not fully," James said as he tried to unlock the door in the dark. "Oh screw this," he muttered. He pushed the door down easily. Mrs Taylor gasped in shock.
"What is it with you male Taylor's and violence?" Mrs Taylor asked.
"Shut up woman," Mr Taylor muttered in response.
Meanwhile James had gone into the room, he knelt down to look under the bed. Sure enough, Jessie was lying unconscious there, still with the binding spell around her. He gently pulled her out from under the bed, he touched the binding spell which made it disappear. Jessie woke up afterwards.
"What the, what's going on?" Jessie asked groggily.
"Long story, are you ok?" James replied.
"No, I'm still wearing these clothes," Jessie replied in disgust.
James helped her to her feet. She glanced over at Mr and Mrs Taylor. "Thanks for the help before," she said sarcastically.
"Excuse me," Mr Taylor said.
"Dannielle put a spell on you guys," Jessie said.
"She always does that, why does that not surprise me?" Mr Taylor muttered.
"That may explain why you lost some of your memory," James said. Mrs Taylor nodded her head.
"Hey, how come you found her so easily? It took me ages to put her somewhere good!" Dannielle's voice asked angrily.
Everyone turned towards the front door, they saw Dannielle standing there with her hands on her hips.
"Because you're stupid enough to leave me loads of clues," James replied.
"Oh damn it, I don't even do it on purpose," Dannielle said.
"But you still manage to wear these clothes on purpose, yuck," Jessie said.
Dannielle pushed a strand of hair out of her face, "they're very in fashion at the moment. Oh who cares. Its better to not embarrass myself further than be a loser." She disappeared again.
"Is that another clue cos it didn't make sense?" James asked. Jessie shrugged.
Enterprise, transporter room:
James, Jessie and the Taylors stepped off the transporter pad. Mrs Taylor glanced around the room, "this place is very posh."
"Not if you live here," Jessie said.
In: "Jodie to Jessie? Can you hear me??"
James pulled a commbadge out of his pocket, he handed it to Jessie. She tapped it. "What is it Jodie?"
In: "Please don't kill me, Lena came over to talk to me and.. well I turned my back for a few minutes. Ok, Sasha disappeared. Don't kill me."
"This better not be what I think it is," Jessie muttered.
James tapped his own commbadge. "Stuart to Richards."
"Is Duncan ok?" James asked.
In: "Should be, he was eating breakfast when I left him a second ago... Oh s***!"
"Don't tell me, he's gone," James said.
In: "Er... of course not. I just stubbed my toe."
"It's ok Ian, we know you're lying," Jessie said.
In: "Um, bye!"
"What does she plan to achieve by kidnapping our kids?" James asked.
"I hate to know. Computer locate Duncan and Sasha Stuart," Jessie replied.
"Duncan and Sasha Stuart are in Jessie Rex's and James Stuart's quarters," the computer said.
"Ok, what is my sisters IQ?" Jessie asked.
"Please restate the question," the computer said.
"I wasn't talking to you," Jessie grumbled.
"Jess, take my grandparents to some quarters. I'll deal with it," James said.
"Male bossiness must run in the family," Mrs Taylor said, shaking her head.
"Must do. Look I'm dealing with this, she's my sister," Jessie said.
"And the last time you tried to deal with it you got dumped under her bed," James said.
"I know what I did wrong last time," Jessie said.
"Ok I'll say it another way, please take my grandparents to some quarters," James said.
Jessie rolled her eyes, "all right, fine!" She walked out of the room, the Taylors followed her.
Lena and Jodie were hanging around outside the door when James arrived on the scene. He gave them a puzzled look. "What are you doing here?"
"Jessie called, she said you needed our help," Lena replied.
"Well since you're here. Here's the plan, I'll distract her.. you guys beam inside one of the bedrooms and bring the kids into one of the rooms," James said.
"If you know they're here, you must be able to beam them out," Lena said.
"I tried on the way, she must of noticed the commbadges," James said.
"Conveniently timed," Jodie said.
"It's always the case, welcome to Star Trek," Lena said. Jodie just grinned.
"All right, I'm going in," James said.
"Good luck," Lena said.
"Wait, how are you going to distract her?" Jodie asked.
"Easy, talk to her. She isn't exactly the fastest person around," James replied. He went inside the quarters.
"Let's get to a wall panel," Lena said. Jodie nodded. They both went down the corridor.
"I knew you'd come. You know I thought you were lying about one of the kids names, obviously you have no taste," Dannielle said. Duncan put his fingers up at her back, Sasha muttered her usual word too. James tried not to laugh.
"Ok Dannielle, what's the deal this time?" he asked.
"It's very simple. Jessie is going to have to choose between you and the kids," Dannielle replied.
"You don't have the guts to hurt them," James said.
"No, but if she does choose you over the kids they will be sent to live with your grandparents. Imagine what your granddad will be like with Duncan," Dannielle said. While she was speaking Lena and Jodie snuck into the room. Jodie did a thumbs up at James. Lena shook her head, she picked up Sasha. Jodie picked up Duncan, she seemed to struggle.
"Here's something I don't get. You for some reason want to marry me, but if Jessie chooses me over the kids you'll not get that. What will you do then?" James asked.
Dannielle glanced at the floor, "I dunno. Er I mean, don't flatter yourself. She'll choose the kids."
"It doesn't matter," James said.
"What doesn't?" Dannielle asked.
"Well the kids are gone," James replied.
Dannielle glanced behind her, she turned back looking really angry. "Ok, I am not amused."
The door opened, Jessie walked in. "Neither am I."
"Oh you know what. I'm going to have to do this the old fashioned way. A fight to the death," Dannielle said angrily.
"Oh dear god, nobody's worth that," James groaned.
"Keep out of this James, it's got nothing to do with you," Jessie said as she stepped closer to her sister.
"I think it does," James said.
"Shh," Dannielle said as she waved her hand. Everything froze except herself and Jessie.
The two girls began to fight. Jessie appeared to be winning, but Dannielle did a spell to push her away. She lunged for her, Jessie hit her back hard. She stumbled backwards, and fell into the glass table. Yes you've guessed it, she smashed right through it.
"Oh crap, that table's broken again," Jessie muttered. She went over to the table and stood over Dannielle. She was lying in the glass, not moving. She had cuts all over her hands and face. Everything else unfroze.
"Did she just freeze the room?" James asked.
"Uh yeah, oh crap what have I done," Jessie replied quietly.
James came over to her side as she knelt down beside Dannielle. "Looks like you won," he muttered.
"We'd better get her to Sickbay," Jessie said.
Doctor Jones appeared. "Please state the nature of the medical emergency." He quickly scanned his surroundings. "Not this Sickbay again, can't that Freddie guy guest star for once?"
"Doc, just treat her," Jessie said angrily.
"Very well," Doctor Jones said. He went over to where Dannielle was lying, he began to treat her wounds. Afterwards he injected a hypospray into her neck. He shook his head. "I'm sorry, she's not responding to the treatment."
"She only fell on a glass table," Jessie said.
"Yes indeed, some glass was stuck in her head. One piece was rather large, and did a lot of damage," Doctor Jones said.
"Look if it makes you feel any better, she would of killed you if you didn't do this," James said.
"No that doesn't make me feel any better," Jessie said angrily.
"This is just like when I killed my dad, all over again," James muttered.
"Oh my god, dad. What the hell am I going to tell him?" Jessie asked, she turned slightly pale.
"The truth, he'll understand," Doctor Jones replied.
"Come on, you don't know what happened!" Jessie yelled.
"I'm sorry, I was just trying to help," Doctor Jones said. He walked away.
"My dad's going to hate me for this," Jessie muttered.
"No he's not, trust me," James said as he put his arm around her shoulders. He kissed her softly on the head.
days later, James/Jessie's
Jessie was lying on the sofa staring at the once again intact glass table. The door chimed. "Come in," she said.
Richard walked in slowly. "Jess, why didn't you tell me?"
Jessie looked up at him, "who told you?"
"I overheard it," Richard said. He went up to the sofa.
"If you hate me I understand," Jessie said.
"How can I hate my daughter, I don't think any parent can hate their child," Richard said as he sat on a nearby chair.
"Oh come on, you must be mad," Jessie said.
"A little, but once I found out I talked to your fiancée.. which you still haven't married by the way," Richard said.
Jessie sighed, she sat up. "That's what I love about him, he cares about me. I agree with him, we shouldn't get married until I feel better."
"Yes I do understand the logic in that, but in a way it's the wrong thing to do," Richard said.
"What do you mean?" Jessie asked.
"From what I've heard she was totally obsessed with him, she seemed determined to ruin your life to help her own. She probably knows that you're doing this. You're letting her win," Richard replied.
"I guess," Jessie said.
"I know you think I'm a horrible person for saying this, but you did some good. She was miserable with her life, I can tell. She's most likely found peace," Richard said.
"I dunno, it's always wrong to kill," Jessie said.
"Well I'm glad you understand that. It maybe wrong to kill 99% of the time, but the other 1% of the time it's ok. That 1% die because they have nothing left to live for," Richard said.
"You're right, that is horrible. It's kind of like suicide," Jessie said.
"It's horrible but it's true. I'm not saying this as her father, nor am I saying it cos you are my favourite of the twins. If she hadn't of died she would of brought you down to her level, in other words totally miserable and selfish," Richard said.
"I guess, but isn't there any part of you which hates me for killing her?" Jessie asked.
"I don't know, if there is let me deal with it. There's nothing else you can do besides get married, and get on with your life," Richard replied.
"Thanks dad, you're the best," Jessie said.
"I do try," Richard said, he smiled.
days later, Danny/Ian's quarters:
Ian and Tom were chatting, Duncan and Kyle were sitting nearby trying to ignore each other.
"I never thought I'd see the day. You and James getting married on the same day," Ian said.
"Tell me about it. At least he and Jess made the effort to make theirs hours before ours," Tom said.
"Yeah, just don't steal their thunder or I'll hunt you down and kick your a**," Ian said. Tom laughed, Ian glared at him but that changed nothing.
"Oh that's a good one Ian," Tom laughed.
Ian pouted, "change the subject quickly."
"Ok fine. What's the theme for their wedding? B'Elanna and I decided not to wear the Starfleet issue stuff, we're wearing traditional stuff," Tom asked.
"That's cool. Don't laugh but Danny managed to get Jessie to wear a dress, but she didn't like any of the wedding ones," Ian replied.
"So, what is she going to do?" Tom asked.
"I dunno, but Danny says she prefers what she chose. Meanwhile James threatened to hit me everytime I suggested he should wear something like what I wore," Ian replied.
"What the tuxedo?" Tom sniggered.
"What's so funny, you're going to wear one," Ian asked.
"I suit them, you looked quite silly in it, no offense," Tom replied.
"Sure you do," Ian muttered.
"So what is he wearing?" Tom asked.
The bedroom door opened, and James stepped out. He was wearing all black, with a black jacket to go with it. "If you laugh I'll hit you," James said.
"Laugh, why would I do that? Can I borrow the jacket for my wedding?" Tom asked. Ian pointed at himself.
"No it's mine, it cost a fortune," James replied.
"Shame," Tom muttered.
"I'm sure you guys can afford your own," James said.
"Yeah probably. I'd better be off, I'm one of the best men remember," Ian said. He left the room.
"If you're wondering why I'm here, I just want to say good luck," Tom said.
"Oh thanks, you too," James said.
"Yeah, see you soon," Tom said. He went towards the door. He turned back around. "You were just saying that the jacket was just yours while Ian was around, right?"
"No," James replied.
"Damn it," Tom muttered. He walked out.
2, ten minutes later:
The main cast who weren't involved in the ceremony were sitting in chairs. Of course in every wedding there's one person who cries, but not this wedding, this one has two and that's just the beginning.
"You're crying already? It hasn't even started yet," Naomi said from behind Tani.
Tani continued to cry, Nikki, who was sitting directly behind her patted her on the back. Yes she was crying too.
"Why didn't they let me be a bridesmaid?" Kiara moaned.
"You have to wear a dress, why are you complaining?" Bryan asked.
"I'm not complaining, I was just asking," Kiara replied.
Chakotay, who was sitting nearby, looked really worried. "Two are already crying, and Kathryn hasn't even come yet. I hope Tom and B'Elanna's wedding isn't going to be this bad."
Phoebe giggled, "she cried at our cousins wedding, you should have seen it."
Meanwhile, James was standing near Kathryn. She was drinking more coffee, decaf though unknown to her. "I promised myself I wouldn't cry at this one," she said, slowly but surely getting tears in her eyes.
"No, please don't cry," James said in a panicky voice.
Kathryn suddenly burst out crying, she hugged James really tightly. "My baby's getting married. I'm getting so old and I'm not married!"
Doctor Jones stepped up to the pair, he cleared his throat to get their attention. "If you want I'll marry them," he said.
Kathryn pulled away, "no I'll calm down soon. This is a happy day not a crying day." Saying that just made her cry more.
"Captain, you two really should go down," Doctor Jones said.
Kathryn wiped her eyes, "yes of course."
Doctor Jones signalled everyone, so they all shut up. All that was heard was the sound of Nikki and Tani crying. Doctor Jones took his seat nearby Chakotay and Phoebe. The sound of Nikki and Tani crying got louder, so everyone thought, but it was only just because Kathryn was still crying.
She and James got to the front of the room, she blew her nose really loudly. A few people rolled their eyes, Phoebe giggled again.
Ian, all the bridesmaids, and the kids came down next. All the bridesmaids were wearing different colour dresses. Ian was dressed in his tuxedo. The kids were just wearing fancy clothes.
Lena noticed Tani crying, she slapped her lightly across the head on the way down. Tani then stopped, "thanks Lena."
Lena then noticed Kathryn crying when they all got to the front of the room. "Don't Lena, I'm fine," she said. Lena shook her head, Yasmin just laughed.
"What's her problem?" Jodie asked Danny.
"I think she's a little high, that isn't good," Danny whispered in response.
Everyone stood up as Jessie and Richard started to walk down. Jessie was wearing a long blue dress. Richard was just wearing a plain black suit. He and Jessie got to the front of the room. He kissed her on the forehead. "Congratulations sweetheart," he said softly. This made Kathryn cry even louder. Richard passed her a funny look.
Richard, Ian, Danny, Lena, Yasmin and Jodie sat in nearby chairs. Kathryn wiped her tears away as she took her place.
James and Jessie stood in front of her. Kathryn spent more time blowing her nose. Jessie leaned in closer to James, "I hope she hurries up, it's a nice dress but I'm sure Kevin and Tom's looking at me."
James glanced over, he saw B'Elanna squeezing Tom's leg really hard and Sandi pulling Kevin's ear. "It's ok, it's under control."
"Good, but I still can't wait to get out of this dress," Jessie whispered.
"I'm sure quite a lot of guys here can't wait either," Ian said. Danny shook her head.
"Ok, that's the second time someone's said that about me," Jessie muttered.
"Can you blame them?" Ian said.
Kathryn finished blowing her nose. "Ok I'm sorry, I can do it." She cleared her throat. "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here for the first time today to witness the wedding of these two people," she said, trying her best not to cry.
"I think it would be better if the writer wrote theirs out like ours," Danny whispered to Ian. He nodded in agreement.
Kathryn did her speech which we cannot be bothered to write. "And now we come to the vows," she said. Jessie and James said their vows, yes we can't be bothered to think those up either. Romance isn't one of our strong points.
"Now, do you Jessica Rex-Annet, take James Stuart to be your..." Kathryn cried but she ended the sentence all mumbly.
"I do," Jessie said, while trying not to laugh of course.
"Excuse me," Kathryn coughed. She wiped the tears from her eyes again. "Do you James Stuart, take Jessica Rex-Annet to be your lawful wed.." Kathryn cried, doing the same thing all over again.
"I do," James said. Just in time cos Kathryn started blowing her nose straight after him.
"Now, the rings," Kathryn sniffed.
Duncan handed a ring to James, Sasha tried to do the same for Jessie but she fell over. A lot of people went "aaaaww." Sasha got back up, she giggled and handed a ring to Jessie. James and Jessie then gave each other the rings.
"With the power, what's that word?" Kathryn asked. Chakotay groaned. "Oh who cares. By permission of the United Federation of Planets, I now pronounce you husband and wife..." She burst out crying again.
Doctor Jones rushed up, "you can kiss the bride now by the way." James and Jessie kissed, everyone.. well mostly, cheered.
Nikki cried louder than before, "it's not fair!" Kiara rolled her eyes as she patted her on the back.
Jessie turned around to throw the bouquet, Tani and a few others got up to catch it but B'Elanna pushed them all out the way. "Get off it, I'm getting married next!" she yelled as she caught it. The girls who went for it groaned and walked off looking sorry for themselves.
"Oh dear god," Chakotay groaned.
"What's wrong?" Phoebe asked.
"I know she was mainly upset cos it was her son getting married, but she has to perform another wedding in a few hours," Chakotay replied.
"Oh dear," Phoebe muttered.
Kathryn was once again in tears at the end of the Mess Hall. Tom and B'Elanna were standing facing her, waiting for her to calm down. Oh and by the way, Nikki was crying again too.
"I'm so sorry, I'll calm down," Kathryn cried. She wiped her eyes, and then blew her nose. "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here for the second time.. wait this is a different place."
"Just get on with it," B'Elanna snapped.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered for the second time today to witness the wedding of these two people. I have known the happy couple for many years now and blah blah.." Kathryn said. Yes we're being a little nicer with this one, Tom and B'Elanna are original characters after all.
"And now, the vows," Kathryn said.
Tom and B'Elanna turned to each other. "When I met you nine years ago I thought you were the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen. I thought you were way too out of my league. I never in my wildest dreams thought that this day would come. I'm the most luckiest guy in the whole universe."
B'Elanna smiled at him. "I thought I'd never be so lucky, to marry my own best friend. You've stood by me every step of the way. Most guys couldn't stand being with me, but you can. You've managed to get passed all my bad habits, and you've made me a much better person." She and Tom kissed.
"Woah the writers aren't doing so bad, what's wrong with them?" Ian whispered. Danny shrugged.
"Um, save that to a little later," Kathryn said. Tom and B'Elanna separated, they faced Kathryn again. "Do you B'Elanna Torres, take Thomas Eugene Paris to be your lawful wedded husband?"
"I do," B'Elanna replied. Chakotay handed her a ring, she put it on Tom's finger.
"Do you Thomas Eugene Paris, take B'Elanna Torres to be your lawful wedded wife?" Kathryn said.
"I do of course," Tom replied. Harry handed him a ring. He put it on B'Elanna's finger.
"Now with... ahem. With the permission of the United Federation of Planets, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You can kiss the bride," Kathryn said.
Tom and B'Elanna kissed, everyone but Nikki cheered. Kathryn finally burst out crying once again, she hugged Chakotay.
Is it bested or vested you're supposed to put there? Who caught B'Elanna's bouquet? Since James/Jessie and Tom/B'Elanna got married on the same day, does this mean they're sharing the holodeck for the honeymoon? Will Janeway ever get married? Will everyone else get married before her? Did Danny, Tom and Ian get their strippers after all? And how many more humans will we see in the Delta Quadrant in this season?
Find out the answers to some of these questions in the next installment of Fifth Voyager!
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