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Summary:

#3 in the AU Switcheroo Series. Captain Sato and her crew make First Contact with the Betazoids. Unfortunately, it doesn't go as smoothly as both sides would like.


Rated: PG-13
Categories: Het > Tucker and T'Pol, Het > Reed and Sato, Het > Other Het Characters: Ensemble, Other, Reed, Sato, T'Pol, Tucker
Genre & Keywords: Action, AU, Drama, Romance, Vulcancentric
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Challenges:
Series: AU Switcheroo Series
Chapters: 9 Completed: Yes
Word count: 29302 Read: 25159
Published: November 13, 2010 Updated: November 17, 2010
Story Notes:

Disclaimer: Don't own 'em, don't make money off 'em.

Occurs a couple of days after "Musica" in time for Valentine's Day.

The Enterprise crew makes an important First Contact with the Betazoids from Betazed. It's a learning experience for everyone involved...and sometimes actions speak more than thoughts. 

 

1. Chapter 1 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (2005 words)

Kov, T'Pol and Phlox trade cultural insights, while Hoshi has an unusual conversation.

2. Chapter 2 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (2355 words)

Notes: The E Crew meet Saphia Daro and just why was Malcolm contacted? You find an important clue to how T'Pol met Malcolm in this AU.

3. Chapter 3 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3629 words)

Some of the Betazoid customs were shown on TNG and mentioned on Memory Alpha. And Kerr Castle does exist...their spiraling staircases run counterclockwise so any (right-handed) invader would be hindered in using their swords in combat, while the (left-handed) defender had no problem.

T'Pol runs into trouble during the First Contact dinner on the Betazoid consular ship. Is there more going on than she and Malcolm are aware of? And how will that affect the rest of the diplomatic mission?

Vulcan: T'Sai is a formal address, equivalent to "Lady". "O-Hakausu" is literally "Honorable Healer."

4. Chapter 4 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (2560 words)

Strange things are happening to some of the Enterprise crew. Trip finds out more about Major Tam, the Betazoid Security chief. T'Pol has difficulty meditating. Malcolm re-experiences a frightening experience from his past, but how will it affect his present? And what does Hoshi have to do with it?

Part of this chapter skates closer to an "R" rating. You've been warned.

5. Chapter 5 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3631 words)

A family picnic is marred by a psychic attack. But who's behind it?

You will find out how Admiral Forrest, Hoshi, and Trip are connected. All Vulcan words and expressions are from the Vulcan Language Database and the Vulcan Language Institute.

6. Chapter 6 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (4344 words)

Travis gets into trouble, but he taps into his "helmsman" persona to get himself out of a jam. Trip relates the Madagascar's battle with the Akrarians (and there's a TnT moment). Jon channels his "captain" persona as he takes charge. T'Pol consults with an old friend.

7. Chapter 7 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3195 words)

Jon uses his skills as a diplomat to find crucial information. T'Pol enlists the help of her crew and the Betazoids to find the person responsible for the psychic attacks...and it's someone she wasn't expecting to see.

More tantalizing hints to Malcolm's background in this AU.

8. Chapter 8 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3730 words)

Travis and Phlox haven't been forgotten...they discover a crucial piece of information while on Enterprise.

The poem mentioned in this chapter is one of mine, written years ago. I thought it fit the spirit of the scene. Hoshi's thoughts are all in turmoil after what she found out in the last chapter. Whom do you think Jon is referring to during his conversation with Saphia?

9. Chapter 9 by Lady Rainbow [Reviews - 0] (3853 words)

Kov has an encounter that shakes him to the core and makes him doubt his own integrity. Jon uses his oratory skills to sway the Great Houses. Hoshi and Malcolm clear the air between them...in a way.