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Sequel to "The Land of Might-Have-Been." Now that they have acknowledged their feelings for each other, Trip and T'Pol struggle not to dishonor her marriage. On Earth, Lorian makes an impression on Admiral Forrest and Ambassador Soval; and Lorian and Karyn embark on a shy courtship.

2011 Delphie Winner: Best Appearance by a Canon Non-Regular: Lorian

Rated: PG-13
Categories: Friendship > Archer and T'Pol, Het > Tucker and T'Pol, Het > Other Het Characters: Archer, Other, Soval, T'Pol, Tucker
Genre & Keywords: AU, Drama, Episode Rewrite, Family, Humor, Pon Farr, Romance, Unresolved Sexual Tension
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: Reconnecting Series - Book I
Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Word count: 15713 Read: 14577
Published: July 09, 2011 Updated: July 12, 2011
Story Notes:

Disclaimer: Star Trek: Enterprise is the property of CBS/Paramount. All original material herein is the property of its author.

Spoilers: Through "The Augments," plus oblique references to the Vulcan arc.

#7 in the Reconnecting Series.

I never expected the Lorian storyline to continue beyond "Might-Have-Been." I assumed that story was my last, as usual. Besides, it was AU, and good gravy, it would mean doing a makeover of the rest of the season, even if I had other story ideas, which I didn't.

However, the response to "Might-Have-Been" was quite encouraging. At this point the characters, having quietly taken on a life of their own, tapped me on the shoulder and began telling me what to do. I just listened, and typed like mad.

Thanks again to my betas Jenna (my Lorian touchstone) and slj91 (my fact-checker extraordinaire).

1. Chapter 1 by HopefulRomantic [Reviews - 2] (1990 words)

Trip and T'Pol are caught between love and honor.

2. Chapter 2 by HopefulRomantic [Reviews - 2] (2515 words)

Lorian's debriefing at Starfleet before Forrest and Soval.

3. Chapter 3 by HopefulRomantic [Reviews - 2] (2282 words)

Lorian and Karyn go on their first date.

For you Spider Robinson fans who might be wondering, you're right. I used the name Callahan as an homage to the barkeep in Callahan's Crosstime Saloon.

4. Chapter 4 by HopefulRomantic [Reviews - 2] (1550 words)

Trip sweats through the events of the Soong arc, then shares a sweet moment with T'Pol in Engineering. Oh, and Archer figures out what's going on.

Includes the Reconnecting-verse version of the Romeo and Juliet moment in "The Augments."

5. Chapter 5 by HopefulRomantic [Reviews - 2] (3121 words)

Family, dancing and romance at Callahan's Jazz Club.

6. Chapter 6 by HopefulRomantic [Reviews - 3] (4255 words)

Karyn's effect on Lorian launches him into a life-or-death crisis.