Chakotay fic alert!
Prologue - Playing Doctor: Academy days story in which medical student Beverly Howard gets a taste of the Indian Outlaw himself, Cadet First Class Chakotay.
Incendiary: The Enterprise is assigned to evaluate the final stage of a planet's application for admission into the Federation. When Chakotay becomes a last-minute addition to the sociology team assisting with the evaluation, Beverly and he enjoy a hot reunion. Meanwhile, is someone trying to sabotage the membership application?]
Okay, it's a TNG story, but we've reached the point in our Reasons of the Heart universe where we begin to introduce Chakotay as a love interest for Beverly Crusher. The prologue details our version of how the two of them met at the academy. In the TNG episode 'The Price,' Beverly makes a reference to a week-long, toe-curling affair she had before she met Jack. When Startrek.com changed Chakotay's bio dates from their original, they put him at the Academy at the same time that Beverly would have been a medical student. We took those stray bits of canon and gave them a good home ;-D.
For this incarnation of Chakotay, we take the character as written through the end of the series and create our version of what his life was like after Voyager's return to the Alpha Quadrant. The only major item we ignore is Season Seven's reference to a sister. Since every scrap of canon prior to that has Chakotay's only living relative as a cousin in Ohio, that's what we go with; otherwise all Voyager canon through Endgame is assumed.
In terms of TNG canon, the Reasons of the Heart universe assumes canon up through Insurrection and breaks off from there. So, we can all happily pretend that Nemesis never happened.
This is an edited version of the original. If you're over 18 and interested in the non-PG-13 version of the story (or in the stories that couldn't be edited down to PG-13 at all), it can be found at either of our websites. There are links from our fanfiction.net author page to our websites (since they contain R and NC-17 material, we don't link directly to there from BBS).