Janeway mysteriously gets pregnant with Chakotay's child, meanwhile the new writers try to make themselves at home and cause chaos.
John De Lancie as Q
?? as Simon
?? as Johnathan
?? as Scott
Marill & Firera
3rd December 2000
July 2372 (mid season 3)
It was a seemly normal day on the Bridge. Tom Paris is sitting at his station having a conversation with Harry Kim, who's also at his own station across the Bridge. Tuvok is at his console at the opposite end of the Bridge to Harry. Chakotay is in his usual place, his command chair. But for a change he wasn't fiddling with the computer on his right side.
"So, Harry are you ready for the luau?" Tom asked as he turned away from his console to face Harry. Harry was still in another world. "HARRY!" Tom yelled. Harry jumped.
"What?" Harry exclaimed.
"I was asking if you are ready to go to the luau?" Tom asked.
"Maybe, I'm just going to talk to B'Elanna," Harry stuttered. Harry walked away from his station and headed for the turbo lift. Chakotay also stood up and headed for the Ready Room.
"Tuvok, you have the bridge," Chakotay said.
"Yes, Commander," Tuvok replied.
Ready Room (several days ago):
Q was sitting on the chair with a baby boy in his lap. The child was wearing a Starfleet Uniform. Kathryn was standing, facing him.
"I'd say fatherhood agrees with you," Kathryn said.
"Well I'll admit, I look at the universe in an entirely different way now. I mean I can't go around causing temporal anomalies and subspace inversions, without considering the impact it will have on my son," Q said as he shifted his attention to the boy on his lap.
"I'm glad to here that you're setting a good example," Kathryn said with a smile.
"By the way, did I tell you how smart he is. I've already taught him how to knock small planets out of orbit," Q said.
"And I thought you were going to teach him about love and a conscience," Kathryn said.
"Oh, that's why we want Aunty Kathy to be the God mother, now don't we?" Q said to his son.
"Yeah, well. Just wait until we ask you and Chuckles to babysit. You can't leave the little guy alone for a nanosecond."
Q stood up still holding the baby.
"Well it's time to be going. The old ball and chain really hates when we're late. Well good bye, Kathy, good luck with old Chuckles," Q said. He looks at the baby. "Now say bye bye," he said to his son. Q gently rose the baby's hand up in a wave. "Bye bye!"
Q and Q Junior disappeared in a flash of light.
2 (The Beach Resort) The present:
"Commander, haven't you got a date for the luau?" Tom asked with a big grin on his face.
"What's it to you, Paris? Haven't you got a date?" Chakotay replied.
"I was going to ask B'Elanna, but she went off with Vomit," Tom replied while taking a drink.
"Vomit?" Chakotay asked.
"Ensign Vorik, Chakotay. Don't you know that's the nickname that's been spreading around the ship?" Tom replied.
"Now I know, it's not nice, Tom," Chakotay said.
"Hey don't look at me, I didn't start the nickname thing," Tom said loudly.
"Then who did?" Chakotay asked.
"Probably Harry," Tom said.
"I don't think so, Tom, he hasn't been saying a thing for days now," Chakotay said.
"Yeah...er, look there's Lieutenant Anderson, I'll go and talk to him. I bet he hasn't got a date, he never has," Tom said quickly and he ran over to a young lieutenant with blonde short hair. "Hi, Craig!" Tom said loudly.
"Oh hi Tom," Craig Anderson replied.
"I take it you don't have a date," Tom said suddenly. Craig looked shocked.
"Not yet," Craig replied with a grin. He pulled out his usual PADD. "There must be some girl who is on her own," Craig said.
"Craig, lets face it, you will never get a date, nobody likes you except me, but I don't want to go out with you," Tom said. Craig looked hurt.
"There's always a first time. Anyway, I'm only into one kind of girl," Craig said.
"All of them," Tom said. Craig gave Tom his version of the death glare.
"No. I like girls with short black or light brown hair," Craig said. Tom started to feel uneasy.
"Why? Isn't that two kinds of girls," Tom heard himself say.
"Whatever," Craig muttered. Tom started to walk away.
"I'll be going, I've just remembered that I have to talk to them," Tom said as he pointed to three young ensigns. Craig sighed as Tom walked away. He thought he should be used to having no one to talk to.
Tom walked up to Ensigns Simon, Johnathan Wilson and Scott.
"Hi, guys, enjoying yourself," Tom said.
"Yeah," Simon replied in his usual dodgy accent. Johnathan nodded with a grin. Scott looked unhappy.
"What's wrong, Scott?" Tom asked. Scott was just about to reply when he and Tom noticed Simon & Johnathan gawping at someone not far away. Tom & Scott turned to face what Simon & Johnathan where looking at.
Kathryn had entered the holodeck. Her hair was down but it had been cut to her shoulders. Craig noticed and he fiddled with his PADD. Tom noticed Craig and shook his head. Tom ran over to Chakotay who hadn't noticed her arrival.
"Hey, Commander, I think your date has arrived," Tom said.
"What are you talking about, Paris?" Chakotay asked.
"You can't fool me. The Captain has arrived and I think she's looking for you," Tom said. Right on cue, Kathryn had walked up to the pair.
"Hi, Tom, Chakotay," Kathryn said.
"Hi, Captain," Tom said, he turned to Chakotay. "I think I'll leave you two alone," Tom said to Chakotay. Tom walked away.
"Kathryn, what have you done to your hair?" Chakotay said with a smile.
"I cut it," Kathryn replied.
"I know, but why?" Chakotay said.
"It was starting to get in the way," Kathryn replied.
"So this is why you're late?" Chakotay said.
"Sorry," Kathryn said. Chakotay notice Craig looking at them. Craig noticed he had been spotted and he quickly walked off.
"Shall we?" Chakotay asked as he held his arm out. Kathryn smiled as she put her arm around his.
Nearly everyone had left. Only a few people were left, Kathryn, Chakotay, Tom, Craig & two other couples. Tuvok & Marayna was on the other side of the holodeck, out of sight. The two other couples were drunk and they walked out of the holodeck at different moments in a space of five minutes.
Craig was sitting at a table with a drink. Tom was a little drunk and he walked over to Craig's table.
"Hi, Craig," Tom said with a slurry voice. Craig jumped.
"Oh, hi, Tom," Craig said. Tom reached over and stole Craig's PADD. "No, don't look at that!" Craig exclaimed.
"Hey, watch it! B'Elanna's on the list, so you'd better keep away from my B'E," Tom said loudly in a slurry voice as he collapsed into a chair.
"You're drunk," Craig muttered as he took the PADD back.
"LIAR!" Tom yelled, " prove it, damn it!"
"For starters, sober people don't talk in a slurry voice," Craig said.
"You do though," Tom replied.
"No I don't," Craig said.
"DO!" Tom yelled.
Suddenly there was a thud. Tom had fell off his chair. Craig rolled his eyes and stood up. He started to head for the holodeck doors.
"See you tomorrow, Tom," Craig said. Tom struggled to get up.
"Oh fine! I'll go bug Captain Kathy and Commander Chak," Tom said with an even slurrier voice than before.
Kathryn and Chakotay were sitting on one of the sofa type chairs. Suddenly Kathryn stopped talking and she looked around.
"Hey where's everyone gone?" Kathryn asked.
"Kathryn, it's 0100 hours, they're probably in bed by now," Chakotay replied.
"Is it that time already!" Kathryn exclaimed. Chakotay nodded. "You know this is all your fault."
"Why's that?" Chakotay asked.
"You're too distracting," Kathryn laughed.
"In what way?" Chakotay asked.
"You know what I mean," Kathryn said.
"I'm afraid I don't," Chakotay said.
Kathryn moved closer to him. Suddenly they both felt an arm around their shoulders.
"HI, CAPTAIN, COMMANDER!" Tom yelled in their ears from behind them. "HAVING FUN?" he asked.
"Not now," Chakotay said.
"HUH! HOW RUDE! I KNOW WHEN I'M NOT WELCOME, SO I'LL STAY HERE WITH YOU, COZ I KNOW YOU BOTH LOVE ME," Tom yelled. Luckily for them, he collapsed behind the sofa.
"Do you think he's had too much to drink?" Chakotay laughed.
"Who cares about him," Kathryn said.
"I HEARD THAT, DAMN IT! OH S*** I CAN'T GET BACK UP!" Tom yelled as he fell unconscious.
"What were you going to say, Kathryn?" Chakotay asked. Kathryn looked puzzled.
"Say?" she said in a puzzled voice as she leaned closer to him. She kissed him briefly on the lips. "Sorry," she said and she got up and left the holodeck. Chakotay got up and followed her. Tom was still lying unconscious on the floor.
5 minutes later, Tuvok walked out of the holodeck and deactivated the program with Tom still lying on the floor.
Tom woke up with a splitting headache.
"What the hell am I still doing in the holodeck?" he asked himself.
"Janeway to Paris."
"Er...yes Captain?" Tom asked.
"Why aren't you on the Bridge, you duty shift starts now."
"Oh sorry, I'm on my way," Tom said. He totally forgot that he still had his luau clothes on.
Shuttle Sacajawea left the shuttle bay doors and headed out into space. A few minutes later a planet was in sight.
On the shuttle, Kathryn was sitting in the co-pilots seat and Chakotay sat down in the pilots seat. They hadn't spoken since the luau incident.
"Kathryn, can I ask you something?" Chakotay asked finally. She nodded.
"Why did you apologise for what happened on the holodeck?" he asked.
"Because I don't know what came over me," Kathryn muttered.
"I still don't understand why you apologized though," Chakotay said. Kathryn was about to reply when something hit the shuttle.
"Atmospheric turbulence, we may be in for a rough landing," Chakotay said.
"But there was no evidence of rough weather before," Kathryn said.
"I'm reading even more severe storms near the surface," Chakotay said. A strike of lightning hit the shuttle.
"Ion lightning, maybe we should try the 5th planet instead, come back here when it's cleared up," Kathryn said. Another few lightning strikes hit the shuttle.
"We took another lightning hit, altitude control is out," Chakotay said.
"I'm switching to manual," Kathryn said. A larger lightning strike hit the shuttle.
"The navigational system is down!" Chakotay said.
"Reverse engines, full thrusters!" Kathryn ordered.
"Warning! Hydrosene gas leak," the computers voice.
"Altitude 12 kilometers, full temperature 4000 degrees, we have to reduce speed," Kathryn said.
"I'll try the emergency anit-graph thrusters," Chakotay said.
The shuttle swerved backwards and forwards, out of control until it finally hit the surface.
Chakotay woke up with a violent headache. He rose from the console and looked around. He started to panic when he didn't see Kathryn anywhere. He turned behind him and there she was, lying on the floor, maybe unconscious? Chakotay climbed out of the chair, the headache kicked in, in full force when he did. He knelt over her.
"Kathryn?" he said, he checked her pulse, it was very faint. His headache grew worse but he didn't care. "Kathryn!" He tried to get her to wake up, but she wouldn't even move. He quickly went over to the Med Kit and he opened it. He took a tri-corder out and scanned her. The tri-corder bleeped furiously. "No!"
"Warning: hydrosene gas levels at dangerous high levels, begin evacuation procedures," the computer said.
He stood up and opened the shuttle doors. He put the Med Kit over his shoulder, and he gently dragged Kathryn out of the shuttle. He put his arms underneath her legs and waist, and he picked her up.
The storm was getting worse. Chakotay desperately tried to find shelter. He wandered around for a few seconds, and he put her down. He pulled the Med-Kit off his shoulder and opened it. He quickly slammed it closed again.
"Lieutenant, I can't detect the Captains shuttle anymore," Harry said.
"Maybe they've already gone out of sensor range," Tom said.
"Unlikely," Tuvok said. He walked up to Harry's console. "What was their last location?"
"The fourth planet of the system," Harry replied.
"But that's inside our sensor range, isn't it?" Tom asked.
"Indeed. Mr Paris set a course for the 4th planet, full impulse. Mr Kim, inform me when we're in communication range," Tuvok said.
"Aye Sir," Harry & Tom said in unison.
"I can't get a lock on the Captain or Chakotay," Craig said from Tuvok's console.
"Lieutenant, we're in range," Harry said.
"Very good, Ensign. Voyager to Sacajawea," Tuvok said.
"Yes, Voyager. How far are you? We have an emergency here."
Tom gave Harry a shocked look. Harry looked shocked as well. They could tell by Chakotay's voice that something bad had happened to the Captain.
"We're in orbit, Commander, we can't get a lock on you, we'll send a shuttle down to the surface," Tuvok said.
"The Captain's dead, we have to bring her to Sickbay."
Harry's eyes widened, he was right. Tom looked totally shocked. Craig looked like he was ready to cry.
"Acknowledged, Commander, we're on our way," Tuvok said. He started heading for the turbo lift. "Mr Paris go to Sickbay and inform the Doctor to meet me in Shuttle bay 1, Anderson, you have the Bridge," Tuvok said. Tom followed him. Harry gave Craig a mean look as Craig still looked shocked.
"Aye Sir," he said finally.
The Doctor and Tuvok left the shuttle. "Tuvok to Chakotay," Tuvok said.
"Tuvok, where are you!"
"I was about to ask you the same question, Commander," Tuvok said.
"Wait a minute, I see the other shuttle," the Doctor said.
"We're on our way now Commander," Tuvok said.
"Good, we're not far away from the shuttle."
Tuvok & the Doctor made their way to the shuttle. They looked around.
"Lieutenant, I've found them," the Doctor said. The pair headed towards Chakotay who was holding Kathryn's stiff hand. They walked up to him. The Doctor opened his Med-Kit and he took out some equipment.
"Commander, are you all right?" Tuvok asked, noting the scar on Chakotay's head. The Doctor scanned Kathryn.
"I'm fine, but Kathryn's not," Chakotay said. Tuvok raised his eye brow at Chakotay's use of the Captains first name.
"This is strange, I'm detecting an alien parasite in her cerebral cortex," the Doctor said.
"What! How's that possible?" Chakotay asked.
"I don't know," the Doctor said, he was already getting sick of Chakotay.
"Will you be able to remove it, Doctor," Chakotay asked. The Doctor sighed, he continued to work by ignoring Chakotay.
"Commander, may I speak with you?" Tuvok asked.
"This better be important," Chakotay muttered. Tuvok & Chakotay stood up and walked away, giving the Doctor some quiet.
"Commander, I know that you're upset, but irritating the Doctor isn't going to help her," Tuvok said.
"Commander! Lieutenant!" the Doctor suddenly yelled. Tuvok & Chakotay quickly walked back to the Doctor and they knelt down. "I've got a weak pulse," the Doctor said.
"She's coming back," Chakotay said.
"I'll use cordaseen along with the simulator," the Doctor said. The Doctor continued to work. Kathryn's eyes started to open.
"Her eyes are opening," Chakotay said.
"Vital signs are responding, blood pressure, 60 over 30," the Doctor said.
"But the entity is still inhabiting her cerebral cortex, impeding your treatment," Tuvok said.
"Kathryn, hang on, we're bringing back, just fight it a little longer," Chakotay said.
"Directive synaptic stimulation might drive out the alien presence," the Doctor said.
"Something's happening, the alien presence is getting stronger again," the Doctor said.
"Fight it, Kathryn, fight it just a little longer," Chakotay said.
"Ill have to try a phoron pulse," the Doctor said. The Doctor picked up a medical instrument and he started using it on Kathryn. A few minutes later, Kathryn started to wake up, the Doctor scanned her.
"Kathryn?" Chakotay said.
"I'm no longer detecting the alien presence, vital signs are responding, blood pressure 110 over 65," the Doctor said. Kathryn woke up.
"Doctor, what happened?" Kathryn asked quietly. The Doctor and Chakotay smiled.
"Perhaps you can explain Commander," the Doctor said.
"You and I were caught in a magnetic storm, and crashed here. You were badly injured. The Doctor has just arrived on a shuttle with Tuvok and began treating you," Chakotay said.
"As he was doing so, we detected an alien presence in your cerebral cortex, it appeared to be preventing our attempts to heal you."
"Eventually it was dislodged but there were a number of times we'd thought we lost you," the Doctor said.
"But each time you kept fighting back," Chakotay said. Kathryn tried to sit up, Chakotay and Tuvok helped her.
"He kept telling me to let go but I wouldn't," Kathryn said.
"He?" Tuvok asked.
"My father...the alien, it wanted to take me to another place," Kathryn replied.
"Another place. Some kind of afterlife?" Chakotay asked.
"Maybe, but I can tell you this, it certainly didn't look like a place I would want to spend eternity," Kathryn said. Chakotay helped her stand up. Tuvok and the Doctor also stood up. The Doctor picked up his Med Kit. Kathryn, Chakotay & Tuvok started heading for the shuttle. Chakotay put his arm around Kathryn's waist, she put her hand on his shoulder.
The Doctor was scanning Kathryn on the bio bed. Chakotay was standing near by. Kes was standing next to the Doctor.
"Hmm," the Doctor mumbled.
"What?" Kathryn asked. Kes & Chakotay looked puzzled. The Doctor looked at Chakotay.
"Commander, may I see you in my office?" the Doctor asked. Chakotay gave Kathryn a puzzled look.
"All right," Chakotay replied. The Doctor walked towards his office, Chakotay followed.
"Kes, do you have any idea what that was all about?" Kathryn asked.
"No idea, Captain," Kes replied. "You'll probably find out eventually."
"I hope so," Kathryn said. Chakotay and the Doctor walked out of the office.
"What was that all about?" Kathryn asked. The Doctor nodded at Chakotay.
"I don't know how to tell you this, Kathryn but... you're pregnant... with my child," Chakotay muttered.
****TO BE CONTINUED****
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