Canon: Star Trek VOY
Pairing: Kathryn Janeway/Chakotay
Rating: Teen [PG]
Word Count: 52,231
Summary: Counterplay: in chess, an active maneuvering by the player in an inferior or defensive position. An episode “re-write” for Endgame (s7e25), in which the visitor from the future is not Admiral Janeway…
Recommendation: Uh, this was so good! Endgame deserves as many rewrites as we can manage but this one is *chef’s kiss* magnificent. I feel like all of the emotional beats hit just that much harder and the future is just that much more dire and deserving of a redo. And then, we totally get to have the crew arrive in the Alpha Quadrant and have time to allow Kathryn and Chakotay to unpack some of their baggage. Uh, so satisfying. I also feel like Seven is handled well and isn’t just shoved aside for the main pairing, also good.