Deadlier than a Scorpion's Sting - In
Seven/Original Character pairing.
This story idea actually started
bugging me while I was writing Nine Months, and kept bugging me
when I started writing on Arana again. So, finally I
decided that it wouldn't quit bothering me until I got at least
part of it done.
The idea started out as an exploration
of what Seven of Nine might have been like had her introduction
and early months on Voyager been different. No chip on her
shoulder from being forcibly severed, but her choice. No
holding onto her Borg identity as if giving it up was a defeat,
at least not too much.
And more people to actually help her adjust than the Captain and
And yes, the introduction of an
original character for her to interact with that had an
interesting and different cultural background. One reason
Torres can prove interesting is Seven's exploration of Klingon
culture, but I didn't want to use Torres in this story. So
one of the first things I did was to think up the outlines of a
unique human colony, then I designed the planetary system they
colonized, and fleshed out the background story that ended up
being the Introduction.
Then I actually began outlining the
story and writing it.