Portrait of a Character – Lucy Stone
The Mirror Defiant needed a Science Officer after T’Pol‘s death, and the Prime Universe NX-01 needed someone who could fill in at Science during the evening shift. Plus Jennifer Crossman needed a bridesmaid in Together. And so Lucy was born.
I wanted a strong but very lovely woman, so went with Alyssa Milano. Lucy is smart but she is also quite the looker.
At the start of Day of the Dead, Chip Masterson in particular is checking her out, until Tripp Tucker reminds him that he (Chip) is now married to Deb Haddon, who is liable to take action if she feels their relationship is at all threatened.
But Chip is only mildly interested because – unbeknownst to any of them – his and Lucy’s counterparts have a future together. But that doesn’t happen on our side of the proverbial pond.
Smart but serious, Lucy also is, at times, a bit careless. Neither of her two pregnancies are planned.
He’s only seen on a communications screen during Take Back the Night, when she contacts him in order to speak with their daughter, Gina. Lucy reveals that they haven’t been in love for years, but she appreciates Ben, who makes it possible for her to be out there at all. If Ben did not want to be essentially a stay at home father to Gina, it’s likely that Lucy would not have gone into space at all.
Their relationship takes flight during Take Back the Night, when she finds out she’s pregnant. He vows to her that he will stand by her decision – whatever it is – with respect to her pregnancy. She decides to keep the baby, who is a daughter. They name her Vanessa. By the time of Fortune, it’s revealed that they are still together.
In Throwing Rocks at Looking Glass Houses, Andrew Miller ends up working to get Lucy on board the Defiant. He refers to her as the top of his science class, so Empress Hoshi is interested. Normally, the Empress doesn’t like to have any female competition on board.
However, the Empress makes it clear that Andrew is off-limits.
In the Mirror, Lucy ends up with Chip (Chip cannot be with Deb Haddon, as she has died). First shown as a couple in Temper, they conspire in order to get away. As the first alternate timeline plays out to its end, Chip proposes via communicator, in front of everyone. In the second alternate timeline, and in the prime timeline, they escape together, with his children, Takara and Takeo. In Fortune, she breaks her leg. In order to make contact with a doctor, Chip sleeps with his arm on rocks that are embedded with callidium, the ore that allows for psionic amplification, and he makes contact with Lili, who in turn contacts Miva, who takes care of Lucy.
“She’s actually a little less peeved when she’s pregnant. Usually.”
I think Lucy needs a bit more detail to her, and more depth. She is instrumental in a lot of ways, but I don’t really feel like I know her yet.