Behind the Scenes: 31 Days of Voyager

I just couldn’t resist the Fictober2018 prompt list, so I wrote one ficlet to each daily prompt as a canon-consistent Voyager missing scene or episode addition, in order of airing.

 

Codes: Various.

Status: Complete.

 

Ratings: K to T

Guidance

After Janeway masters Chakotay’s stick, he invites her back to his quarters to explore her animalistic side. (I’m sorry. This is a whole lot less dirty than I’m making out.)

 

Day 1 prompt: “Can you feel this?” Episode addition to The Cloud.

 

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway & Chakotay

 

Rated K | Published 1 October, 2018 | 1,500 words

The Pleasure Principle

Sikarian hospitality brings no pleasure to one member of Voyager’s crew.

Day 2 prompt: "People like you have no imagination." Episode addition to Prime Factors.

Characters: Seska, Torres, Jor

Codes: Seska/Original Characters

Rated T | Published 2 October, 2018 | 770 words

The Devil's Finest Trick

Sometimes the lie even convinces the liar.

Day 3 prompt: "How can I trust you?" Episode addition to State of Flux.

Characters: Seska, Chakotay

Codes: Chakotay/Seska (referenced)

Rated K | Published 3 October, 2018 | 620 words

Janus

Chakotay helps B'Elanna put herself back together after an away mission gone bad.

Day 4 prompt: "Will that be all?" Episode addition to Faces.

Characters: Torres, Chakotay

Codes: Chakotay & Torres

Rated K | Published 4 October, 2018 | 670 words

Out of Time

Harry finds himself in the wrong timeline and decides to seize the moment.

Day 5 prompt: "Take what you need." Episode addition to Non Sequitur.

Characters: Kim, Libby

Codes: Kim/Libby

Rated T | Published 5 October, 2018 | 350 words

Temper

Chakotay decides to settle an old score and assert new influence at the same time, but the results surprise him.

Day 6 prompt: "I’ve heard enough. This ends now.” Episode addition to Investigations.

Characters: Chakotay, Janeway, Tuvok

Codes: Janeway & Chakotay

Rated K+ | Published 6 October, 2018 | 1,200 words

Home Truths

Running out of time can bring home the truths you’re not willing to admit, even to yourself.

Day 7 prompt: “No worries, we still have time” (which I modified slightly). Episode addition to Deadlock.

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway & Janeway, Janeway/Chakotay

Rated K | Published 7 October, 2018 | 1,000 words

Scission

Neelix is having trouble reconciling his experience as Tuvix and decides to seek advice from someone who can help.

Day 8 prompt: “I know you do.” Episode addition to Tuvix.

Characters: Neelix, Torres, Tuvok

Codes: Torres & Neelix, Tuvok & Neelix

Rated K | Published 8 Octboer, 2018 | 1,000 words

Apple

The Angry Warrior isn’t the only one who relies on ancient legends to confess his feelings … but as it turns out, he’s much better at it.

Day 9 prompt: "You shouldn't have come here." Episode addition to Resolutions.

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

Rated K+ | Published 9 October, 2018 | 890 words

Lies Told Often

Even a survivor sometimes picks the wrong side.

Day 10 prompt: "You think this troubles me?" Episode addition to Basics.

Characters: Seska, Culluh

Codes: Seska/Culluh

Warning: Rape (non-graphic)

Rated T | Published 10 October, 2018 | 670 words

In Memory

B'Elanna talks to the captain in the aftermath of her experience with the implanted Enaran memories, and in the process, learns one of Janeway’s deepest secrets.

Day 11 prompt: "But I will never forget!" Episode addition to Remember.

Characters: Torres, Janeway

Codes: Janeway & Torres

Warning: Allusion to rape (non-graphic)

Rated K+ | Published 11 October, 2018 | 950 words

Bitter In My Mouth

As Neelix prepares to say goodbye to everyone he loves, one farewell is the hardest of all.

Day 12 prompt: “Who could do this?” Episode addition to Warlord and Fair Trade.

Characters: Neelix, Kes

Codes: Neelix & Kes

Rated K | Published 12 October, 2018 | 350 words

Honey Trap

Chakotay’s fall from grace triggers a revelation about the captain’s feelings.

Day 13 prompt: "Try harder, next time." Episode addition to Unity.

Characters: Chakotay, Janeway

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

Rated K | Published 13 October, 2018 | 720 words

How the Story Ends

Kes helps the Doctor as he struggles to come to terms with the loss of his daughter.

Day 14 prompt: “Some people call this wisdom.” Episode addition to Real Life.

Characters: EMH, Kes

Codes: EMH & Kes

Rated K | Published 14 October, 2018 | 740 words

The Promise Keeper

Chakotay can’t find the right words to convince Kathryn that she’s not alone, so he finds another way to show her.

Day 15 prompt: “I thought you had forgotten.” Episode addition to Scorpion.

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

Rated T | Published 15 October, 2018 | 1,400 words

On the Carpet

Tom and B'Elanna discover that the captain isn’t the only one in a bad temper when Chakotay dishes out some behavioural adjustment therapy.

Day 16 prompt: “This is gonna be so much fun!” Episode addition to Scientific Method.

Characters: Paris, Torres, Chakotay

Codes: Paris/Torres, Chakotay & Paris

Rated K | Published 16 October, 2018 | 1,000 words

Nothing Like a Dame

An American soldier in occupied France learns that while the men wear the uniforms, it’s the women who never stop fighting.

Day 17 prompt: “I’ll tell you, but you’re not gonna like it.” Episode addition to The Killing Game.

Characters: Paris, Torres, 'Bobby', 'Brigitte'

Codes: Paris/Torres

Rated T | Published 17 October, 2018 | 1,400 words

In Another Life

Harry tells Seven one of his most treasured memories while they live another.

Day 18 prompt: “You should have seen it.” Episode addition to Demon.

Characters: Kim, Seven

Codes: Kim/Seven

Rated K | Published 18 October, 2018 | 640 words

A Little Distraction

It’s logical to assume that a human whose emotions are turbulent will be easily distracted into addressing her turmoil, but some humans defy all logic.

Day 19 prompt: “Oh please, like this is the worst I have done.” Episode addition to Night.

Characters: Janeway, Tuvok

Codes: Janeway & Tuvok

Rated K | Published 19 October, 2018 | 500 words

Speechless

Anticipation has a way of provoking all kinds of hasty decisions, but for some, the morning after brings more than one regret.

Day 20 prompt: “I hope you have a speech prepared.” Episode addition to Timeless.

Characters: Paris, Torres, Chakotay, Janeway

Codes: Paris/Torres, Janeway/Chakotay, Chakotay & Paris

Rated T | Published 20 October, 2018 | 2,100 words

Lost and Found

Tom loses a pip, but finds his self-respect.

Day 21 prompt: “Impressive, truly.” Episode addition to Thirty Days.

Characters: Torres, Kim, Paris Seven

Codes: Torres & Kim, Paris & Seven

Rated K | Published 21 October, 2018 | 680 words

War Games

Janeway prepares to use every weapon at her disposal to ensure Voyager’s survival, but Chakotay thinks some prices are too high to pay.

Day 22 prompt: “I know how you love to play games.” Episode addition to Counterpoint.

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay, Kashyk, Tuvok

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay, Janeway/Kashyk

Rated T | Published 22 October, 2018 | 1,000 words

Begin Again

Seven is recruited for a unique mission by a unique individual and learns a lesson in humanity in the process.

Day 23 prompt: “This is not new, it only feels like it.” Episode addition to Relativity.

Characters: Seven, Ducane

Codes Seven & Ducane

Rated K | Published 23 October, 2018 | 630 words

Underwater

Sometimes it takes almost drowning to make you reach out for a helping hand.

Day 24 prompt: “You know this; you know this to be true”, which I modified slightly. Episode addition to Equinox.

Characters: Torres, Seven, Janeway

Codes: Torres & Seven, Janeway & Torres

Rated K+ | Published 24 October, 2018 | 1,100 words

The Lost Cause

B'Elanna ponders her relationships with two of the men in her life.

Day 25 prompt: “Go forward, do not stray.” Episode addition to Alice.

Characters: Torres

Codes: Paris/Torres, Torres/Burke

Rated K+ | Published 25 October, 2018 | 620 words

Circumstantial Evidence

Chakotay wonders where it all went wrong… and if there’s any way to save it.

Day 26 prompt: “But if you cannot see it, is it really there?” Episode addition to The Voyager Conspiracy.

Characters: Chakotay

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

Rated K | Published 26 October, 2018 | 700 words

Pandora's Box

When temptation torments you every day, it’s crueller to hold onto hope than let it go.

Day 27 prompt: “Remember, you have to remember.” Episode addition to Shattered.

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

Rated T | Published 27 October, 2018 | 1,500 words

No Place

Losing and regaining her memories jolts the captain into reassessing her long-held priorities, including the decisions she’s made about a certain first officer … but timing has never been their strong suit.

Day 28 prompt: “I felt it. You know what I mean.” Episode addition to Workforce.

Characters: Chakotay, Janeway, Jaffen

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay, Janeway/Jaffen

Rated K | Published 28 October, 2018 | 750 words

Loss of Life

After the mission that takes Joe Carey’s life, three friends meet in his quarters to say goodbye.

Day 29 prompt: “At least it can’t get any worse.” Episode addition to Friendship One.

Characters: Paris, Janeway, Neelix

Codes: Janeway & Paris, Janeway & Paris & Neelix

Rated K | Published 29 October, 2018 | 620 words

(Given) All I've Got

Chakotay and Tuvok conspire to protect their mutual friend from herself.

Day 30 prompt: “Do we really have to do this again?” Episode addition to Homestead.

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay, Tuvok

Codes: Janeway & Chakotay, Chakotay & Tuvok

Rated K | Published 30 October, 2018 | 600 words

Lay Your Burden Down

At the end of the day, some truths can’t be denied any longer.

Day 31 prompt: “I’ve waited so long for this.” Episode addition to Endgame.

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay, Chakotay/Seven

Rated K+ | Published 31 October, 2018 | 1,500 words

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