Review – Smash Your Dominion

Review – Smash Your Dominion

Smash your dominion? Why, don’t mind if I do!

Background

I wrote this story when I was pretty new to Ad Astra, and so I didn’t have much to draw upon. The prime universe version of this series was all about a widow, Gina Nolan, recovering from the traumatic death of her husband. However, this would be … different.

Plot

Barking up the muse tree | jespah | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Smash Your Dominion
Smash Your Dominion

So this is a Mirror Universe version of Hold Your Dominion as imagined if a network executive demanded that a Mirror Universe episode be written.

Hence in this version of events, the storyline actually begins with her saying, “Of course I wanted him dead.” It felt like the perfect opener. Gina tosses away a timid fragility from the Hold Your Dominion stories and instead becomes a force of nature.

Therefore, Gina was reimagined as a Captain’s Woman, to a Simpson Keller (that is the real-life name of Helen Keller’s half-brother, by the way. It has no other meaning and I just liked the name). Gina leaves their bed and she wanders the halls of a starship, and is called away because her daughter, Gabrielle, has gotten into trouble. And the person complaining is the Klingon, Kittris. As a result, they cross paths in both universes.

Story Postings

Rating

The story is rated T.

Upshot

As a character, Gina was pretty meek and mild at the time. Here, she’s a force of nature, and I kind of like that. As to whether I will revisit this storyline, I have no plans to do so at this time. So this is it for Gina really being in control and powerful. Ah, well.

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