Author's notes: First of all, I would love to thank my beta, putigress2012 from livejournal. Other than that I don't really know what to say. I'm not sorry?

Disclaimer: I do not own Star Trek or any of its franchises.

This is not a story with a happy ending.

There will be no beginning (because everyone already knows it) and there will be no end (because nobody knows it). This leaves only the middle.

Oh, but what a middle it is.

It contains no character death, no sudden illnesses, and no fatal accidents. There will be no amnesia, no permanent disfigurement, and no forced separation of characters. No character will be the victim of prejudice, Starfleet regulation, or alien intervention. No, the middle contains only four unfortunate characters that encompass human characteristics.

Regrettably, therein lies the problem.