PAIRING: B'Elanna Torres/Seven of Nine, (mentioned)
RATING: Fan Fiction T Suitable for teens, 13 years & older, with some violence, minor coarse language, & minor suggestive adult themes. (PG13)
FEEDBACK: ... or on sight!
DISCLAIMER: Star Trek & all the main characters are owned by Paramount Pictures/CBS Network Television, A Viacom/CBS Corporation. Star Trek: Voyager. Created by, Rick Berman, Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor, & is based on Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry.
WARNING: This is a piece of fiction, concerning an implied F/F relationship. If anyone objects to same sex relationships, you should not be on this sight, & should read the Star Trek Range of Novels from Pocket Books, or find another sight.
SUMMERY: A tribute to all of those fallen through warfare, all-sides; all civilians.
`The Planet of Galactic Peace,' they called Nimbus III, and at the beginning the frontiers attitude of its settlers, made a cruel parody for such a term.
All that changed after `Sybok Incident,' and the Klingon, Romulan and Federation Councils pumped resources into the planet.
A continent sized desert island had become a Garden of Remembrance. For the honoured dead of the Dominion War, a tree was planted for every 415,000 known combatants of the conflict, and an even bigger one was planted for the civilian deaths on Cardassia
The Human Armistice Day of Remembrance, was co-opted as a `Galactic' Day of Remembrance, to honour all those who have die during war, whether it Human, Vulcan, Klingon, Romulan, or anyone else.
Annika Hansen-Torres, Captain of the exploration Starship Voyager-A, stood to attention, next to her beloved wife, as the President of Nimbus III laid a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The Clone of Kahless once said that War was not honourable, and was ether the last resort of the desperate clan, or the first choice of a un- honourable one. None-the-less he conceded that war would happen, because the evolution of life in the Universe, was a struggle to survive. Therefore, for a species to survive, it must learn to control its aggressive instincts.
The Vulcan used, logic, the Klingon's developed a Warrior Code, and the Humans turned to exploration.
The Clone argued that these elements one day will resurface, as war will inevitably be fought. Annika conceded that Kahless' was right. Over the last 50 years the Federation and its various allies had fought three major Wars, against the Dominion, the Borg and the Undine. Through better diplomacy two were avoidable, the Dominion and the Undine, the Borg of course wasn't. The Borg of course fell into Kahless' last resort of the desperate clan, and it was certainly not honourable.
In Klingon Tradition, Annika joined B'Elanna in a warriors cry, but not to warn Stovokor of a coming warrior, but to warn the entire afterlife, of the countless brave and honourable people, past present and future who have died in war, and hopefully one day there wouldn't be any more to add to that list.