The Time Is Now

By Jade East (
© April 2004
Rating: PG
Series: Star Trek: Voyager

J/C, AU season 4. What if Kathryn had asked about Chakotay's letter from home?

Voyager and its characters belong to Paramount Pictures. No infringement intended.

Spoilers: Hunters

"Most of the Maquis are dead."

"Oh, Chakotay, I'm so sorry. Your friends are gone, and here I've been going on about unimportant things."

"Things important to you and to me, actually. I think it's time for the both of us to move on."

"How do you mean?"

"I need you. I love you. What good are protocols? Let's live now and stop wasting time."

"I love you, too."

Their arms closed around each other as she accepted his gentle wisdom and he accepted her tender sympathy. Moments of comfort soon turned into the indulgence of feeling, passion, and delight.