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06 June 2008 @ 03:17 pm
Q Who  
Title: Q Who
Fandom: BBM/ST:TNG Crossover
Rating: R for sexual themes
Summary: A short one-shot: What if a captain fell in love with a Q?
AN: This was written some time ago. I had planned on turning it into a multi-chapter fic, but the muse has departed and I'm calling uncle. Some of you may have seen it. If anyone feels the muse to continue this storyline, you have my express permission. I find it very interesting, I just have no plot ideas.

Q Who

Ennis dimmed the lights in the captain's quarters and lay in bed, just as he did every night. He stared out into the stars until Jack came.

He appeared as if by magic from the dark recesses of the room, and Ennis smiled.

"You got off your shift late," Jack observed.

"That new lieutenant--"

"She made an honest mistake."

"All the same."

Jack pulled back Ennis's covers and layed his strong form across Ennis's chest. Jack felt human enough, all the way down to his hard dick jabbing Ennis in the thigh.

"Ennis," Jack started. "I been thinking. If you don't want me to make you Q, what about if I were human? I could live on this ship with you. It could be just like this, every night. Be a real sweet life."

"It already is just like this every night."

"Yeah, but we could, you know, eat dinner together. With other people sometimes, even. I wouldn't have to sneak around behind The Continuum's back. I wouldn't have to be your secret any more."

Ennis sighed and felt his own erection flag. "It isn't going to be like that, Jack. I have a life here, a ship to run, an' you have your Continuum. We can just keep doing this, can't we? What's wrong with this?"

Jack lay his chin on Ennis's chest, looking for all the world like a lost child. After a while, he spoke: "If you can't see the answer to that question, nothing I can say can help that."

Ennis wrapped his hands around Jack's warm back and held him close. They stayed that way for a long time. The truth was, and Ennis would never say so to Jack, he liked the way things were now. He liked knowing that Jack was somehow with him at every moment of his day, knew everything that happened with him. Jack was looking out for him. But this way Ennis never had to be nobody but Ennis, never had to own up to being part of a couple, never had to admit to having a heart in front of his crew. This way he had no one to watch out for, no one to worry about dying in battles. This way was perfect.

* * * *

The alarm chimed and Ennis woke up alone as always, though he knew instinctively that he wasn't truly alone. Jack never went far, and if he did he always returned. It was the one certainty in Ennis's life-- more certain than his rank, his crew, hsi ship, even the family ranch. Ennis had seen space and time itself threatened, by a subspace inversion bomb or a tactical warp diffuser. Jack was more solid than that. He existed outside of space and time, impervious to even the most brutal weapons. Why couldn't Jack see the importance of that?

Maybe he had, Ennis thought as he stepped into the sonic shower. At first he'd insisted on old-fashioned showers, but eventually he'd come around to this newer technology. Sometimes, though, he still liked the sensation of standing under a fall of clean, cool water. Hadn't Jack first offered to turn Ennis Q? That was an absurd idea. Ennis wanted no part of immortality, of extra-humanoid powers or an all-knowing Continuum. The idea of changing himself like that-- no way. And no way he wanted a bunch of people reading his mind, either, or to never know the dust-and-grit of having to work with his hands or of feeling his muscles ache. No reason anything had to change.

They were how they were. That was just what it was.
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juliettehjulietteh on June 6th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
You know, I am a MAJOR Trek rfan, and I just migh take you up on your offer to continue this! I was going to writefanfiction for the Strange New Worlds competition, and it stopped. Damn. I had an idea that I loved that I can't use anywhere else. Double damn.

I lost my Trek urges when BBM came along. I didn't like where the novels were going. Overly complex, boring, etc. I found it tough to find a writer who could do anything with the emotional lives of the characters. Even Peter David turned in a bad book.

hesamathgeekhesamathgeek on June 6th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
I confess, I know less than nothing about ST:TNG, but this little story has made me curious. Juliette, if you were to continue writing it, I'd continue reading it.
bmshirtsbmshirts on June 7th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
Q Who?
As an old-time Trek K/S fan, I like this story! I got away from ST after TNG and didn't do much in any fandom till BBM. If someone wants to write this,I'll certainly read it.
Thanks. Carole
nosunlightnosunlight on June 7th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
I always like your ST:TNG/BBM stories. This is a really interesting idea. I always thought that Q and Captain Picard flirted a little.
sweetjesweetje on June 7th, 2008 08:16 am (UTC)
Even in the future, Ennis is a stubborn mule. But I see his point in wanting Jack to stay with him in this way. Oh, well. I guess they'll ride it as long as they can stay on the bull.
Great piece. Thank you for posting it. : )
suzysue2suzysue2 on June 7th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
Yes - a continuation gets my vote too, being a Star Trek fan too. I haven't read any Star Trek fan fiction though - I assume there is some out there somewhere. I like the idea of Jack as a Q.
adahleahadahleah on June 7th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
I was never much of a ST:TNG fan but I like this story . I hope you continue.
(Anonymous) on June 7th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
I reaaly liked this. Same beloved Jack and Ennis with their same angsty struggle in a new surrounding and time. Very well written too. Thanks.

"Ennis," Jack started. "I been thinking.... I could live on this ship with you. It could be just like this, every night. Be a real sweet life."....

Ennis sighed and felt his own erection flag. "It isn't going to be like that, Jack. I have a life here, a ship to run...

When is Ennis ever gonna learn it's not enough for Jack?
bbmjack324 on June 7th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry anon above is me. (LJ keeps kicking me out after I log in for some reason...)