[FANFICTION] - DAX/KAHN: A TRILL STORY - THE SHATTERED CIRCLE
I am Massimiliano Martini and I have Star Trek running in my veins for a few decades. With The Shattered Circle I ventured into what could be defined as a "canon divergence" of Star Trek, something that only a few months ago would have made me shudder!
The fanfiction starts from a very simple premise: the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Rejoined (S04E06) had a different ending.
Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax, Chief Science Officer of the space station Deep Space 9, and Dr. Lenara Kahn, the greatest expert on space wormholes, are the current hosts of two symbiotes formerly joined as a married couple. Jadzia and Lenara rediscover the love of the previous hosts and fall in love in turn. In the episode, however, Lenara decides to submit to Trill laws and does not stay with Jadzia. In this "divergence" Lenara chose to stay with her beloved and share her life on the station.
The Shattered Circle is set three years later and replaces the events told in the final episode of Deep Space Nine's sixth season titled The Tears of the Prophets (S06E26) and those immediately following.
PLOT - THE SHATTERED CIRCLE: Coming back from a war mission, Captain Sisko learns that the Cardassian Dukat has broken onto the station and caused the collapse of the Bajorian Wormhole, also killing Dr. Lenara Kahn. Distraught with grief, Jadzia tries in every way to save at least the symbiont of her companion but clashes with Trill laws. Sisko desperately tries to reopen the Bajoran Celestial Temple, but realizes that the only person who could have helped him was Lenara herself.
You can read the prequel to this fanfiction, entitled Reasociation, written by Chiara Saroglia, by clicking here.