*~*~The Great J/C Thread~*~*

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Tachyon, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. TariAdama

    TariAdama Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    this is a J/C oneshot that I wrote a few months ago








    Kathryn Janeway had taken an hour for lunch so she could slip out of Starfleet headquarters to grab a good cup of Earth coffee and not the replicated stuff. She had been plagued by the rich scent of the roasting beans all morning and she resolved to get a cup at least once that day. Lunch proved the perfect opportunity. It was good to be home and even better to be getting real coffee. Walking down the street she didn’t notice people staring at her. She was the Captain who brought her ship home after seven long years alone in an unknown sector of space. Kathryn would remember her time spent of Voyager and she secretly longed to be back out there making new discoveries.


    Janeway rounded a corner and there was her coffee nirvana. The café was small and homey and just was she needed. Taking a seat out side at one of the tables she placed her order and stared off into space while the people passed by. Some of them stared at her and others over looked her. It was a mixture of looks really and Kathryn paid them no mind. All Kathryn wanted was her coffee.


    She as staring at the clouds when she sensed a presence behind her, “Excuse me, do you think you could help me. I’m looking for a friend and I have it on good authority that she is here.” Kathryn knew that voice but she decided to play along.


    “Really, and what does this friend look like?” Kathryn asked turning to greet her unexpected guest.


    “Well she has short reddish brown hair cut to frame her face, creamy white skin, and clear blue eyes the can see into men’s souls.” The man spoke offering her up a dimpled grin that made Kathryn’s heart flutter.


    “Anything else I can go on?” Kathryn asked playing along a little more.
    “Yeah, she is addicted to coffee. Hi Kathryn.” Chakotay sat down and smiled at Kathryn.


    “Chakotay, it’s good to see you. Is Seven with you?” Kathryn hoped he would say no. As much as she would have liked to see the ex-borg, she wanted to see Chakotay more and to be alone with him. It was Chakotay’s presence and smile she missed the most.


    “No, she’s gone.” Chakotay’s smile faltered but soon reinforced when he looked into Kathryn’s eyes, the eyes he had missed for moths. After being accustomed to seeing her everyday for seven years it was hard to wake up and remember that he wasn’t on Voyager and he wasn’t about to see Kathryn on the bridge with her habitual first cup of coffee in her hand as she read reports for Gamma shift.


    “Oh, Chakotay I’m sorry. What happened?” Kathryn offered her hand across the table to him and Chakotay had a flash of the mission to the Borg cube when Kathryn and let herself get assimilated.


    “I had a great noise in my heart and Seven couldn’t quiet it.” Chakotay spoke from that very spot in his heart that had held Kathryn. Sitting across from her and holding her hand dulled the pain of not seeing her the past months. In truth he had wanted to contact her but he hadn’t the words to covey to her what he was feeling.


    Rising from his chair Chakotay walked around the table he placed his lips gently on her cheek whispering, “I missed you.” Kathryn sighed and turned her head when he pulled back placing her lips on his cheek the same way he had. “I missed you too.” She whispered in return. Chakotay smiled and took his seat again just as the server brought Kathryn’s coffee.


    “Can I get you anything sir?” The server asked.


    “Coffee with cream and sugar, thank you.” Chakotay replied and looked at Kathryn when she made a funny face.


    “Eww.” Kathryn smiled when he pointed at her playfully.


    “Hey, I don’t drink the kind of poison you do.” He laughed.


    “It’s not poison.”


    “If you say so. That stuff is going to kill you, you know.” Chakotay said with concern. Kathryn smiled. He was still worried about her health after all this time. On Voyager she would put Voyager and her crew first and herself last, but Chakotay had been there to take care of her, when she let him that is.


    “Always looking out for me.” Kathryn smiled again.

    “It’s an old habit.” Chakotay couldn’t help it. “Have dinner with me tonight?” he asked and waited for her response. Kathryn looked surprised and then nodded. It had been a while since they had shared a meal. She looked forward to tonight.


    “I will, but my lunch break is over. I have to get back to Starfleet Headquarters.” Kathryn rose from her chair and watched as Chakotay got up with her. They paid and Chakotay walked her back to her office. Tonight he would make dinner for her at his place and Kathryn would bring the wine.
     
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  2. Tachyon

    Tachyon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That was a deligtful post-Endgame scene between our fav duo, TariAdama. :D
     
  3. TariAdama

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    thank you... more to come.
     
  4. Frazzled

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    Have you posted that somewhere before? It's familiar...... anyway, it's great!!
     
  5. kimc

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    Oh yeah...coffee and Chakotay. What more does a gal need? ;)

    Sweet story. Thanks for posting. :)
     
  6. TariAdama

    TariAdama Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I posted it on Fanfiction.net... I have a few more there that I might post here... or I can come up with a few new ones. lol!!
     
  7. TariAdama

    TariAdama Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    You are welcome... Chakotay and Coffee... there is nothing else a woman can need. LOL!!
     
  8. TariAdama

    TariAdama Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Here is another one... the very first J/C oneshot that I wrote.... It is set after COUNTERPOINT




    Kathryn sat on her couch and watched Chakotay fix her replicator. The glorified toaster had bested her again. She was in the process of fixing it when Chakotay walked in. He started to laugh when she tossed one of the pieces behind her and nearly hit Chakotay. He had set down the bottle of wine and told her to move out of the way.

    "Are you finished yet?" Kathryn asked walking over to where he sat.

    "Almost, just wait." Chakotay put the last piece where it belonged and replaced the housing. "Just out of curiosity, did you call it a 'Glorified Toaster' again?" he asked and Kathryn mumbled something about the Replicator hating her.

    Later after their dinner was finished they sat together and watched the stars. Things between then had just gotten back to normal. The whole Kashyk thing had been a testing point between them and they had passed by the skin of their teeth. She had wanted to ask him something but Kathryn wasn't really sure how to phrase it.

    "Something on your mind?" Chakotay whispered.

    "Something yes? I don't know how to phrase a question though." Kathryn replied. She turned to look at Chakotay who was sitting in the chair next to the couch like he always did. He tilted his head to the side and waited for her to continue. Always ready to listen, Chakotay proved a wonderful sounding board for Kathryn over the years they had known each other.

    "What's on your mind?" Chakotay asked.

    "Well, that would be an excellent question for which I do not have an answer." Kathryn offered one of her half smiles and in return Chakotay flashed his dimpled smile.

    "Do you have to do that?" Kathryn asked and refused to get swept up in his smile.

    "What?" he whispered.

    "That smile. It's dangerous you know?"

    "So I've been told." Chakotay replied and rested his forehead against his fist.

    Kathryn just chuckled and turned back to the window. When ever she had trouble thinking the stars offered clarity but that clarity was far from her grasp tonight. The clarity came when she was alone but tonight Chakotay was here with her and she didn't know how to ask him what she needed to know.

    "How about you just talk?" Chakotay offered.


    "I wanted to know how you felt about what I had to do about Kashyk."

    Chakotay got all serious and the humor drained from his eyes. "I hated that you worked so closely with him. It made me crazy and I know I have no right to feel this way but I wanted..." Chakotay couldn't finish. He even had to look away from Kathryn.

    Kathryn rose form the couch and stood in front of her First Officer and friend. She reached out her hand t touch his shoulder and was surprised when Chakotay rose and wrapped his arms around her. She wrapped her arms around him in return. Chakotay had been the one person who tied her heart up in knots.

    "This has been a crazy time." Kathryn said as Chakotay pulled back to look her in the eyes.

    "Yeah."

    "Yeah." Kathryn echoed because she didn't know what to say. So instead she sat back down on the couch and offered the seat next to her. He did so and wrapped one arm around her bringing Kathryn close to his side. She leaned her head on his shoulder and Chakotay rested his cheek on the top of Kathryn's head while he rubbed his hand up and down her left arm. 'This was worth the wait' Chakotay thought and was content to sit there.
     
  9. joyofvgr

    joyofvgr Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    ^God I'm such a sucker for this stuff! (*sighs*) Very Nice!!
     
  10. Galekarens

    Galekarens Commander Red Shirt

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    Hello, sorry to be a bother & hope I'm not breaking any rules, but can anyone give me (more) advice on getting my registration activated on VAMB (it's been almost 2 weeks now and there are recently more new members, but not me :(. I tried e-mailing the Voyager Angel webmaster, but no reply. Does one need a reference or something? Still would like to join, more interested in Voyager now than in several years (after reading a bunch of fan fic & many years of fandom, I'm actually writing a story - more for myself than anything, but it's pouring out of me), thanks, GS.
     
  11. Brit

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    Galekarens, I sent a message via VAMBs PM system to the two admins there. It's 6:00 AM here (US central daylight time). One of the admins is in Germany the other is in the US. That's to give you some kind of reference. I'd PM this to you but you don't have enough posts here on the BBS to use that system yet, everyone else please pardon the message, but I've no other way to contact Gale.

    Brit

    6:40AM CDT - Edited to Add: Galekarens, I have exchanged PM's with Chris (the board owner), we cannot see your original registration. Please go over there and try again because you are right we have had new members added since your last post. You do not need a reference LOL.

    Brit
     
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  12. Galekarens

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    Hello, Brit, thank you very much for your help. (& thanks to all for letting Brit help.) Well, when I tried to reregister, I got a message that my e-mail address & username is already in use (I did get the 1st confirmation email 2 weeks ago - when I try to log in it says username is currently inactive so galekarens is in the system somewhere). It says contact an administrator for any problems but the site doesn't seem to want to let me do that unless I'm active! Is there a general VAMB email address I could use so I wouldn't have to bother you anymore? Thanks so much, I'll dedicate my silly story to you. GS PS I did reregister just now with my alternate email address (& got another confirm), hopefully that will take!
     
  13. Galekarens

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    Hello, thanks for your story, TariAdama- I will look for you on Fanction. I have been inspired by all the wonderful fanfic there to actually write my own stories, but do not have the moxie yet to post anything. I think I will read some more, tho, to get ideas on the best structure, etc. & editing ideas (I have now 10 notebook pages of ramblings for 1 story & only maybe 1/2 done, ha). Thanks, GS.
     
  14. Frazzled

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    Carry on writing Galekarens, and please link to it when you eventually put it up somewhere! Sounds like you've put a lot of thought into whatever your story is, I'm intrigued :)
     
  15. Galekarens

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    Hello, Frazzled, thanks for your encouragement - I am going to go over the 10 notebook pages (tho am word processing literate, I actually find it easer to write in longhand, ha). And, altho am a long-time net looker, I have no idea how to post anything (if I would ever do), but maybe sometime I will look up how to do it. I certainly have spent enough time lately reading fanfic, so maybe I've finally become inspired. GS. PS I'm afraid my current 1/2 finished story (there's another one I was working on that's just started, but it's 5 pages long) is not very intriguing - am not too original in Trek adventure plotting like some authors, so mostly I end up w/ mostly long J/C conversations, but thanks anyway! GS
     
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  16. Frazzled

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    Fanfic's great, I love being able to pick the stuff I like and ignore anything else, and being able to read stuff like a death when I'm in the mood to knowing I can then read the next thing and they'll be alive again, etc etc. I'm definitely into J/C stuff,
    so I have an ulterior motive for asking you to keep writing haha - a nice new slant on things from someone!

    J/C stuff is good though I definitely prefer post endgame because as I think I've said before I'm more of a Janeway fan that a true J/Cer - I want her to get home and be happy - and my very favourite things are endgame rewrites (is it acceptable to post a link to one I found that I love?), not just changing C/7 but also the whole way they got home, though I'm tempted to read some of Teya's C/7 stuff (never thought I'd say that) - after reading on this J/C thread of all places that it's good it must be bloody fantastic!!!!!!

    I could possibly live with C/7 if Janeway was happy with some Adonis.

    There are some post endgame J/C fanfics that I'm not so keen on and they're the ones that seem to somehow set them down in late 20th Century suburbia.

    Voyager fanfic that focuses on other things and doesn't necessarily pair people off can be good too, though I definitely prefer things with a bit of human interest rather than a load of scientific stuff.
     
  17. Galekarens

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    Hi, Frazzled, I am more of a post-Endgamer, too - my stories (including those in my head) are mostly set there. I don't know if my "slant" is too original, but maybe I'm more into daily sort of conversations people (ie J/C) would have about things (enjoying the J/C (& a little P/T) fic, but like best those that don't have J/C accidently meeting & suddenly they're a couple, atho that's Ok at times, too). Anyway, if I ever get off the net, then I might do some more writing, lol. Thanks, GS. PS Of course then I find this loooong J/C story on the web, which is rather well written (even if I didn't care much for the plot), and I wish I could write half that well, but since I've been talking about it, hopefully I will keep trying, cheers!
     
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  18. Galekarens

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    Hello, Brit, thanks again, I was sent a VAMB followup questionaire email (which I didn't get for the 1st attempt, really, I was looking) which will hopefully get my last registration activated. Thanks much again for your help, just wish I had discovered VAMB years ago. Cheers, GS. PS & thanks again to those on this thread for all J/C discussion!
     
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  19. Brit

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    When you get on, And I know you will. Post a hello.

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  20. Frazzled

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    I just applied to join VAMB ... like I have time to read more haha!! I've had the automatic acknowledgement email saying I'll have to wait for the administrator or whatever. Will see if I get on.... if so look forward to chatting with some of you some more.