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"And All The Stars Burned Bright" (Barbara Havers/Tommy Lynley, M)

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"And All The Stars Burned Bright" (Barbara Havers/Tommy Lynley, M)

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Title: And All The Stars Burned Bright
Author: roseandheather / roseandheather
Fandom: The Inspector Lynley Mysteries/Star Trek
Genres: Romance/Sci-Fi
Word Count: ~49K
Rating: M
Pairings: Barbara Havers/Tommy Lynley, Shannon Reed/Carly Doherty, others
Content Advisory: Character death, f/f romance, het sex, het romance, nasty space battles, romance novel prose, plot
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Lynley, Havers, Nkata, and Lafferty belong to Elizabeth George; all other characters are property of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry et al, and Paramount, with the exception of the rest of Providence's crew, which are mine.
General Notes: This can be read without any knowledge of The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. Knowledge of Star Trek canon is helpful, but the story can be enjoyed without it.

Summary:
In 2371, Commander Barbara Havers is assigned as First Officer to the USS Providence under the command of Captain Thomas Lynley. She is from London's still-poor East End, with a chip on her shoulder, a hair-trigger temper and a sarcastic streak to match. He was schooled at Eton and Oxford and born to one of Starfleet's most legendary families, and his sense of well-meaning superiority is long-standing and unshakable. The assignment should have been a disaster.

But against the backdrop of the rising Dominion threat, the disappearance of one of Starfleet's own, and the bloodiest war the Federation had ever faced, the Captain and the Commander will discover a bond more powerful than they had ever expected - a bond that blossoms into the love of a lifetime. As they fight for the very survival of the Alpha Quadrant, that bond will be tested to its limit. In the heat of battle, at the edge of survival, they will forge a romance that crosses all boundaries of class, family background, and first impressions - and learn that, while some partnerships are written in the stars, in the end, the only force more powerful than destiny is love.

Author's Notes:
Oh, this fic. This fic has been five months in the making, and I owe so much to so many people for making this possible.

To Elizabeth George, who wrote the books that spawned the show; to Nathaniel Parker, for making Thomas Lynley someone I could fall in love with; to Sharon Small, for igniting my imagination as Barbara Havers; to the BBC, for airing the show in the first place; and to Gene Roddenberry, Ira Steven Behr, Ronald D Moore, Rick Berman, and Michael Piller, for giving me Deep Space Nine, and the entire Trekiverse, to play with.

To my entire flist, who has put up with half a year of me whining about this; to ilovewales and hezio2 , who are responsible for cheering me through the rough spots; and to my beta E. Edwin, who is proof that great things can still be found on fanfiction.net.

And finally, to endgegner07 , this fic's invaluable, amazing, incredible artist, who cheerled, bullied, bribed, and patiently waited for me to get my shit together. This fic would not exist without you, babe.




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