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Wayward Fortune

Summary: “It all came down to a lucky escape, a bottle of whiskey, and a consequence that would haunt them for eternity. At least, it would have if an untimely death and an accidental trip to the past hadn't interfered ...”

Like most adopted kids, Sylvia Tilly has always been curious about her biological origins. But the true story of her parentage is so fantastic that even she never could have imagined it.


Characters: Tilly, Siobhan Tilly, Janeway

Codes: Tilly & Burnham, Janeway & Siobhan Tilly, Janeway/Carey


Disclaimer: Paramount/CBS own the rights to the Star Trek universe and its characters, which I am borrowing without permission or intent to profit.

Note: I started writing this well before the end of Discovery Season 2, so we’ll just call it very AU and leave it at that.

Rated T







Author's note:

Shakespeare's play Pericles, Prince of Tyre featured his long-lost daughter Marina, brought up by her less-than-awesome adoptive family, searching for her parents. This story’s title is from the scene where Marina is reunited with her father Pericles:


Though wayward fortune did malign my state,

My derivation was from ancestors

Who stood equivalent with mighty kings:

But time hath rooted out my parentage,

And to the world and awkward casualties

Bound me in servitude.

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