Stories by: Brian Webber
A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapters Eleven & Twelve (Finale)

Chapter Eleven Seven of Nine hummed to herself while she did her routine diagnostics in the astrometrics lab. Everything was working fine of course, as it usually did, but she would not let pride in her work get in the way of her work. Just as she was wrapping, the noise associated with the detection […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Ten
07/04/18  Tags: , ,   Category: Voyager

“A party?” Brian Sofin asked. “Well, yes,” Neelix said. “I’ve been shirking my duties lately as morale officer, and things may seem normal, but I think you know as well as I do, Brian, that morale hasn’t recovered any in the past two months.” “Can you blame them?” “Of course not,” Neelix said. “But I […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Nine

“Good morning, Mister Carey,” Chakotay said as he passed the engineer in the corridor. “You seem happier than usual today, sir,” Carey said, stopping and turning around to catch up and match Chakotay’s pace. “Is it that obvious?” Chakotay asked. “Well, I hear you have reasons of your own to be in a good mood.” […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Eight
06/23/18  Tags: , ,   Category: Voyager

Chapter Eight Samantha Wildman saw Jaffen walking down the hall as she headed towards the bridge for her shift, and jogged up to walk beside him. “Oh hi, Ensign Wildman,” Jaffen said. “Please,” Samantha said, “you can call me Sam.” “I’ve only been here two weeks,” Jaffen said. “I don’t really feel comfortable enough to […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Seven
06/16/18  Tags: , ,   Category: Voyager

As beautiful as the sunrises on Quarra were, Kathy Janeway had little time to enjoy today’s as she tried to find a supervisor. She needed this job, and being late on her first day was not a good way to make a first impression. She knew this planet had a bit of a labor shortage […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Six
06/09/18  Tags: , ,   Category: Voyager

The ship shuddered a second time as Captain Janeway left her ready room and entered the bridge, the red alert lights already on, and the stars in the viewscreen shifting to indicate that Tom Paris had already started evasive maneuvers. “Report,” Janeway said as she moved towards her seat. “A ship just de-cloaked off our […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Five
06/01/18  Tags: , ,   Category: Voyager

Chapter Five Seven of Nine was taking her time doing some routine maintenance to her alcove while at the same time listening to Naomi and Icheb while they worked on an educational jigsaw puzzle. “The point of the puzzle is to learn something about genetics,” Icheb said. “I’ve just been looking for pieces that look […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Four
05/27/18  Tags: , ,   Category: Voyager

Chapter Four Seven of Nine woke up in her and Samantha’s quarters and wondered why the room was so dark. She had set her alarm for the proper time, and Samantha had an earlier shift than her today. She noticed flickering lights and looked over to see the dinner table set up for an elaborate […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Three
05/20/18  Tags: , ,   Category: Voyager

Chapter Three The Doctor excitedly scanned the small piece of comet that had been beamed into a canister in the rear compartment of the Delta Flyer. While not his primary field of expertise, he was grateful for the opportunity to go on an away mission, especially since it had been a month since he’d gotten […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Chapter Two
05/13/18  Tags: , ,   Category: Voyager

Chapter Two Almost as soon as it became clear that the Class-4 cube, while not destroyed as they had hoped, was not pursuing them, Tom Paris got to work on building a second Delta Flyer. As is usually the case, the second Starfleet/Borg hybrid shuttle was finished considerably faster than the prototype. In Tom’s opinion, […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 4 of 4: Hotter Than Hell: Prologue and Chapter One
04/30/18  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Prologue A solitary Borg drone floats in space. The last surviving drone of a destroyed cube. The last cube destroyed in a war that the Collective forgot even happened, that everyone forgot happened. Through its still functioning visual receptor it sees the dead ship, the one that destroyed its cube before being crippled itself, possibly […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 3 of 4: Sweeter Than Heaven: Chapters Ten & Eleven
04/18/18  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Ten “I’m not saying you shouldn’t do it,” Samantha Wildman said to Seven of Nine. “I’m just saying that maybe you should try talking to her yourself before going to the Captain.” Seven of Nine raised an eyebrow. “The Captain asked me to oversee this year’s annual performance reviews. I do not see why […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 3 of 4: Sweeter Than Heaven: Chapter Nine
03/27/18  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Nine Everything was set up. The first ever Voyager Science Fair was ready to begin. Naomi and the four Borg children had their experiments ready to go, and Seven of Nine felt pride in all of them. The twins, whose species had finally been identified as Wysanti, worked together on theirs while Naomi, Mezoti, […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 3 of 4: Sweeter Than Heaven: Chapter Seven
02/25/18  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

[Note: Whoops, I did not mean to post Chapter 8 before Chapter 7. I’d hope that would be obvious, but one can never be too careful] Chapter Seven Samantha Wildman was tired, but smiling. For the third night in a row, Naomi had slept through the night without waking up in terror. The worst of […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 3 of 4: Sweeter Than Heaven: Chapter Eight
02/25/18  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Eight The silence was getting to be too much for Chakotay, but he couldn’t blame anyone other than himself. It had been his idea after all to choose three crew members who’d had no time in Delta Flyer for this away mission after all. It just never occurred to him that none of the […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 3 of 4: Sweeter Than Heaven: Chapters Five and Six
02/04/18  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Five Seven of Nine stepped out of her alcove, fully recharged, and was greeted upon opening her eyes by the smiling face of her wife. “Morning, Sam,” she said. “Morning, Annie,” Samantha said. “Feeling better today?” “Much,” Seven said. “An extra day of regeneration was, as the Doctor said, exactly what I needed.” “And […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 3 of 4: Sweeter Than Heaven: Chapter Four
01/14/18  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Four Captain Janeway and Commander Chakotay sat across from each other in the Captain’s quarters over lunch, like they did most days, but today’s lunch was quieter than usual. “It’s been over a week, Kathryn,” Chakotay said, finally breaking the awkward silence. “If either the Vaadwaur or the Turei were going to come after […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 3 of 4: Sweeter Than Heaven: Chapters Two & Three
12/31/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Two Although she’d been at several weddings in her life, Captain Janeway had never officiated over one before. She knew the routine fairly well, having heard the standard speech given by Captains before. She’d even heard Tom Paris’s father give the speech once, but now it was her time to do this, and she […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 3 of 4: Sweeter Than Heaven: Chapter One
12/12/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter One “Kathryn!” Chakotay yelled as a fissure opened up behind Captain Janeway’s head. The captain dived forward, allowing him to blast the alien coming through with his phaser. Janeway rolled to her left and got up to her knees, and began hitting buttons on the console by her chair. “Give me tactical control!” she […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Chapter Eleven
11/21/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Eleven “Stay the course!” Captain Rudolph Ransom shouted over the sounds of alarm klaxons and exploding consoles on the bridge of the Nova-class starship Equinox. “Shields are down to 29%, they’re breaking through,” Ransom’s first officer, Lieutenant Maxwell Burke said as another explosion rocked the bridge. “Let them,” Ransom said. “Sir?” Burke said, looking […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Chapter Ten
10/23/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Ten Lieutenant junior grade Harry Kim had been put in charge of the night shift on Voyager before, but he always took a certain amount of joy in getting to sit in the captain’s chair. The joy couldn’t entirely overpower the boredom though, which began to set in at hour four of the eight-hour […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Chapter Nine
10/13/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Nine “Are you sure?” Samantha Wildman said to Seven of Nine, the latter sitting across from her in the mostly empty mess hall. The only other sentients there were Neelix preparing some snacks for the night shift, and Harry Kim sitting at the far end of the room drinking coffee while working on his […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Chapter Eight
10/05/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Eight “You’ve been working on this thing for nearly a month Annie,” Samantha Wildman said as she gently massaged Seven’s neck. “Are you ever going to tell me what it is?” Seven leaned back into Sam. “I suppose I have enough of a working hypothesis now,” she said. “Remember what I said about a […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Chapter Seven
09/25/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Seven “I thought we were trying to disable it,” Commander Chakotay said, as the debris from an exploded Borg probe ship filled the viewscreen. Seven of Nine checked her scanners, wondering what she had done wrong. She had been skeptical of the plan to try and capture the Borg ship, the smallest design the […]

A Fire of Devotion Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Chapter Six
09/16/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Six “Computer, freeze program,” Tom Paris said. The villainous Doctor Chaotica and his minion Lanzak froze in place. “Oh what the hell, Tom?” Samantha Wildman said, wearing a low cut white dress while being tied to a chair. “What is the reason for this interruption?” Seven of Nine, wearing the uniform of Captain Proton, […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Chapters Four & Five
09/09/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Four: After a month of not being allowed to take the Delta Flyer out for a spin, the now Ensign Tom Paris had been happy when he finally got the chance again, going on a mission with Tuvok and Samantha Wildman. A few days in however, he suddenly found himself missing the safety of […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Chapters Two & Three
08/28/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Two “Hey Seven,” B’Elanna Torres said. “May I ask why you invited me to your quarters?” Seven said, hands behind her back and standing at attention. “At ease Seven, this isn’t a formal meeting. I actually had an idea last night. Care to sit down?” Seven looked at the chair B’Elanna motioned to, then […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 2 of 4: Louder Than Bells: Prologue & Chapter One
08/18/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Prologue Seven of Nine watched from the corner of the mess hall as the Voyager crew was throwing yet another party. It had only been about five months since the joint party thrown for her and Harry Kim, and since then there are had been several birthdays, a Bajoran religious ceremony, and now a celebration […]

A Fire of Devotion Part 1 of 4: Louder Than Sirens: Chapters Nine & Ten
08/11/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Nine Seven of Nine walked back and forth in her cargo bay, talking to herself quietly as she read from the PADD in her hand. “Measureless liar, thou hast made my heart too great for what contains it,” she said. “Measureless, liar. No, no, don’t pause, put an emphasis on the word liar. Yes, […]

A Fire of Devotion Part 1 of 4: Louder Than Sirens: Chapters Seven & Eight
07/31/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Seven Seven of Nine awoke from her regeneration cycle to find herself alone. It took a moment’s reorientation to remember that Samantha had gone to bed early last night because she had a bridge shift this morning. Seven remembered that she had a scheduled maintenance inspection of the aft sensor array, and that Ensign […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 1 of 4: Louder Than Sirens: Chapter Six
07/14/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Six Two weeks later… “So, that made, what, our third encounter with the Hirogen in the past month?” Neelix said as he set down a tray of various snack foods on the mess hall table where Tom Paris, B’Elanna Torres, Joe Carey, Vorik, and Chell were seated. “That is correct,” Vorik said. “At least […]

A Fire of Devotion Part 1 of 4: Louder Than Sirens: Chapters Four & Five
07/06/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Four “I think it’s safe to say that the new astrometrics lab is huge success,” Harry Kim said, holding up a glass as he spoke. “A whole week without any bugs or problems whatsoever.” “If I were inclined to superstition,” Seven of Nine said, “I would say you are tempting fate with that remark. […]

A Fire of Devotion Part 1 of 4: Louder Than Sirens: Chapters Two and Three
06/30/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Chapter Two “While I did familiarize myself with the ship’s logs after I was brought aboard,” Seven of Nine said, “I doubt that I could ever truly understand such an event without experiencing it myself.” “Probably not,” Samantha said, looking intently at her glass of wine. Seven wondered if perhaps the ensign had had too […]

A Fire of Devotion: Part 1 of 4: Louder Than Sirens: Prologue & Chapter One
06/29/17  Tags:   Category: Uncategorized

Prologue Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01, was afraid, though she would never admit it. With so much of her Borg implants already gone, and the Federation starship Voyager’s emergency medical hologram promising to remove more, and with the singular voice of the many drones of the collective gone from her she was […]