P/T Dots Series

DOTS#1: Barriers, Part 1

DOTS#1: Barriers, Part 1

* Winner 2001 ASC Award: Best Paris/Torres Story *
[Post THRESHOLD through DREADNOUGHT] Tom Paris has broken through two crucial barriers: Warp 10 and B’Elanna Torres’s contempt. But will their friendship survive Tom’s secret mission to uncover the Kazon spy?

DOTS#1: Barriers, Part 2

DOTS#1: Barriers, Part 2

A continuation of Part 1, which I broke up into two pages for easier reading. Don’t try to come in at the middle! Go back and read Part 1. * Written May 2001

DOTS#2: Dreams & Nightmares, Part 1

DOTS#2: Dreams & Nightmares, Part 1

[During and after DEADLOCK.] Picks up immediately after Barriers left off. B’Elanna just watched Harry die. How do two Toms, two B’Elannas and one Harry deal with the hard choices that had to be made?

DOTS#3: Dreams & Nightmares, Part 2

DOTS#3: Dreams & Nightmares, Part 2

[Before INNOCENCE through RESOLUTIONS.] Picks up immediately after D&N, Part 1 left off. Tom, B’Elanna and Harry are pretty much inseparable these days. So why is Tom so opposed to Harry’s plan to rescue Captain Janeway and Chakotay?

DOTS#4: Dreams & Nightmares, Part 3

DOTS#4: Dreams & Nightmares, Part 3

[After RESOLUTIONS through THE BASICS] Things are changing, not only for Tom and B’Elanna, but for Voyager’s captain and first officer. Is this the beginning of a new life, or just a prelude to another nightmare?

DOTS#5: Dreams & Nightmares, Part 4

DOTS#5: Dreams & Nightmares, Part 4

[After THE BASICS through THE CHUTE] A continuation of Part 3. For the third time in less than a year, Tom Paris might be gone for good. What does that mean for B’Elanna?

DOTS#6: Ranks & Rationalizations, Part 1

DOTS#6: Ranks & Rationalizations, Part 1

[After THE CHUTE through THE SWARM] Ever wonder why B’Elanna was so crampy and fidgety in that shuttle? Ever wondered what Tom’s Lake Como sailing program was really like? Ever wondered how the Doc got back all those memories he lost? Well, P/T fans, you’re in the right place…

DOTS#7: Ranks & Rationalizations, Part 2

DOTS#7: Ranks & Rationalizations, Part 2

[after THE SWARM through REMEMBER up to SACRED GROUND] Let’s recap: Since starting this flirtation, B’Elanna has rejected Tom for: 1) not telling her about his secret undercover mission; 2) being a disaster magnet who almost got himself killed three times in one year; and 3) because she thought he was dating someone else. Can Reason #4 be far behind?

DOTS#8: Ranks & Rationalizations, Part 3

DOTS#8: Ranks & Rationalizations, Part 3

[After SACRED GROUND through FUTURE’S END] Immediately following Ranks & Rationalizations, Part 2. Tom Paris, Mister 20th Century America, gets his chance to experience the real thing. Unfortunately for P/T fans, he also gets to experience something else he hasn’t had in a while…

DOTS#9: Vulcans & Other Strangers, Part 1

DOTS#9: Vulcans & Other Strangers, Part 1

[WARLORD, THE Q AND THE GREY, MACROCOSM, & FAIR TRADE] They’re almost ready. They’re more than willing. They’re…on separate shifts, flirting with photons, attacked by giant viruses, arrested for murder, and silently sabotaged by a Vulcan with a hidden agenda. Fasten your seatbelts, this could be a bumpy ride.

DOTS#10: Vulcans & Other Strangers, Part 2

DOTS#10: Vulcans & Other Strangers, Part 2

[FAIR TRADE, ALTER EGO & a smidge of BLOOD FEVER] Before now, it was just the fates conspiring against them. Somehow, this time it feels a little more…orchestrated. And what in the heck is wrong with Harry? Watch as three best friends learn that getting help from Vulcans can be more trouble than it’s worth.

DOTS#11: Balance & Imbalance, Part 1

DOTS#11: Balance & Imbalance, Part 1

[BLOOD FEVER] B’Elanna hasn’t felt this good in a long while. So why is everyone else acting so strangely? This chapter is subtitled: My girlfriend went to Sakari IV and all I got was this lousy bite mark… A warning to the prudish (and to quote Tom Paris): “This isn’t about the gun; it’s about sex!”

DOTS#12: Balance & Imbalance, Part 2

DOTS#12: Balance & Imbalance, Part 2

[BLOOD FEVER Aftermath] After eighteen months of flirting, a few pon farr induced kisses, and a near-miss roll in the Sakari ruins, Tom and B’Elanna’s relationship is at a turning point. The unresolved question for them both: was their time in the caves the beginning or the end?

DOTS#13: Friendly Fire, Part 1

DOTS#13: Friendly Fire, Part 1

*Winner 2002 ASC Award for Best Paris/Torres Story*
[Post BLOOD FEVER up to UNITY] New Year’s Eve 2373 brings new beginnings on Voyager. As the crew prepares to celebrate, Tom and B’Elanna have to learn a brand new dance, Harry rediscovers an old flame, and Chakotay and Tom get a few painful lessons in trusting and being trusted.

DOTS#14: Friendly Fire, Part 2

DOTS#14: Friendly Fire, Part 2

[UNITY, DARKLING, and FAVORITE SON] These days, it seems like everyone and everything is changing. The Doc is experimenting with new personalities, Kes is reevaluating her life, and Harry is suddenly popular with a planet full of women. To top it all off, B’Elanna finds herself shot, tortured, and practically blown to bits, and yet none of it seems to bother her. Tom has to ask himself: what the heck is going on?

A note about my work:
I write character-based stories. Though they focus on relationships among the crew (mostly P/T, many J/C, some D/7, no slash), they are never without some real story. Some even involve all the characters in a traditional episodic format. I believe a plot is a good thing. I try to follow canon as established in the series itself. 

The only payment I will ever receive for all these stories is your feedback. Please drop me an email and let me know if you enjoy them!

About “Connect the P/T Dots”:
Don’t ask me why, but I’m attempting to write a canon-consistent (meaning “it could have happened”) history for Tom and B’Elanna by connecting otherwise unrelated scenes from the episodes into an independent story. 

Unlike traditional “missing scenes” stories, these will never contradict the facts as shown in canon, and will generally incorporate scenes from more than one Voyager episode. Hopefully, when I finish, I’ll have cleaned up some of the messes left behind the Voyagerstaff writers who, until Season 7, could never seem to decide what they wanted to do with this pair.