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Sequel to "Louder than an Echo". Trip and T'Pol are married and back on Enterprise, but life hands them a surprise. Malcolm and Hoshi become embroiled in intrigue and there are rumbles of trouble in the future.

Rated: R
Categories: Het > Tucker and T'Pol, Het > Reed and Sato Characters: Phlox, Reed, Sato, Soval, T'Pol, Tucker
Genre & Keywords: Action, AU, Bond, Drama, Family, Romance, Vulcancentric
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: Shadows and Echoes
Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
Word count: 41555 Read: 73037
Published: December 06, 2010 Updated: April 17, 2011
Story Notes:

Here's the sequel to "Louder than an Echo", which was in turn a challenge from Dinah. Trip and T'Pol's lives are changed in many ways, some for the better, some not. The other members of the Enterprise crew get entangled in trouble of their own.'

Remember, "Affliction" and "Divergence" didn't happen in this universe, so events are AU.

This is not the same version as the one up at the Archive at Triaxian Silk. It's been revised and tweaked.

1. Chapter 1 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 1] (3061 words)

Trip and T'Pol are married and are now back on Enterprise. Life throws them an unexpected surprise. Malcolm's past comes back to haunt him. 

2. Chapter 2 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (2843 words)

Trip and T'Pol get the news from Phlox, but they realize this won't be an easy road. Phlox suggests the help of two of his medical colleagues. Travis is curious about their relationship, but Trip deflects his questions.

3. Chapter 3 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (2121 words)

Trip and T'Pol break the news to Captain Archer and Soval. 

4. Chapter 4 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3495 words)

Kelby, Hoshi and Malcolm discover a possible spy ring aboard Enterprise. Hoshi also finds a strange tie between her and T'Pol, and is contacted by a mysterious benefactor.

Hoshi has to communicate with someone via text. Those texts are in bold.

5. Chapter 5 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3507 words)

Trip and T'Pol narrowly avoid disaster, while Malcolm ends up in surgery. Phlox proposes a rather unorthodox way to save TnT's child. Feezal Phlox makes an appearance in this chapter.

Language notes: Vulcan in italics, translations in bold. The name Penda is Swahili for "love", the word "mpenzi" is an adjectival form of 'penda' and means "lover or dear".

6. Chapter 6 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 1] (3614 words)

Hoshi meets Harris for the first time. Travis becomes involved in the investigation, Feezal and Andrew make strides on the artificial womb. Who are the mysterious traders from the ECS Virtue?

7. Chapter 7 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3833 words)

Trip and T'Pol share a tender moment. The story about T'San is Bluetiger's. :-) How does V'Ren fit into the scheme of things? 

Trip's parents pay an unexpected visit. Travis offers Hoshi some much-needed emotional support in the wake of surprising news. There is some Swahili in this chapter. Translations are in bold.

8. Chapter 8 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 1] (4117 words)

TnT chat with Doctor Beckett about the ethics of genetic manipulation. Charlie and Elaine Tucker extend their sense of family to Hoshi and Malcolm. Harris makes another appearance and the spies on Jupiter Station go about their work.

9. Chapter 9 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 1] (3552 words)

T'Pol, Gracie and Charlie see the first sonogram of the child. Hoshi and T'Pol figure out why they seem 'emphatically connected'. 

Travis notices things that might spell trouble for the Boomers. Kelby runs into trouble. Malcolm and Hoshi finally get a chance to talk.

Some angst in this and the next few chappies, but it'll be OK.

10. Chapter 10 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3738 words)

Many of our heroes get caught up in the backlash of the attempt on Kelby's life. Trip and T'Pol face what might be the greatest crisis of their marriage so far, but a familiar presence intervenes.

There is some Vulcan in this chapter. Translations are in bold. Osa-mekh is the word for 'father' (adopted or otherwise).

11. Chapter 11 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (4230 words)

T'Pol undergoes a delicate surgery to transfer her unborn son to the artificial womb. Soval receives disturbing news from Vulcan. Hoshi tells Jon her not-so-secret secret, and he tells her that he knows about Harris.

12. Chapter 12 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 1] (3444 words)

Malcolm and Harris discover an important clue. Trip's eager to go to San Francisco and visit T'Pol and his son. Malcolm and Hoshi talk about the future, while the crew (plus Soval, minus Travis) and TnT meet the newest member of their extended family.

This is the last chapter of this story. The series continues with 'Brighter than a Sun'.