For a Weekly Free Write called ‘berth of a career’, I got the idea of a messy bunk in my head, and could not get it out.
Adding to this idea was the Star Trek: Enterprise canon tidbit that Daniels had roomed with a slob. In order to anchor between In Between Days and Times of the HG Wells, it made sense to have a younger character.
That younger character would be connected to Daniels, hence bridging the gap between In Between Days and the deep future of The Times of the HG Wells.
Craig Willets, now an older man, would be dictating his memoirs, when he’d remember something quirky from his past.
The date is what triggers it for Craig. He remembers a very specific, yet puzzling, event.
On that day, back in 2151, he was just minding his own business, but was remembering his old roommate, who had left in a hurry. It had been explained to Craig that Daniels had been a time traveler. Craig wasn’t sure how he felt about that. As a slob, he has no idea, but a pair of his boots are missing.
The action then shifts to 1699, where Daniels is preparing to bed Jennifer Crossman‘s ancestor, the widow Lucretia Crossman, in Penn’s Woods. This is to be Rick’s first temporal conquest. He’s eager to get going, and then realizes that he forgot something back in 2151.
He excuses himself and goes to the only private place – the outhouse. While in there, he taps out a quick message to Craig and has the boots sent to November 13th, 2151. Why that date? That’s what date it is in 1699. But it does not match the date when Daniels departed from the NX-01. Craig realizes, much later, that his old roommate made a mistake with the date.
- November 13th on Fanfiction.net
- November 13th on Fictionpad
- November 13th on Wattpad
- November 13th in In Between Days context
- November 13th in HG Wells context
The story is Rated K.
I like the slight silliness of the story, that something so mild and minor could bring the two series together.
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