ORION PRESS' Human-interest/romance/relationship publication includes drama, hurt-comfort, the dalliance, the 'idylls,' if you will, of our favorite characters. Stories in IDYLLS can range from G to R, however, no age statement is required.
IDYLLS 19 features"Unexpected Discoveries" -- by Louise Ellis. Sometimes you can make the most of circumstances when you least expect them, as Beverly and Jean-Luc find out when they once again are assigned to a covert operation team, this time without Worf. A new assignment utilizes the unique talents of the two as they find something they didn't expect in a distant medical lab. "Locutus of Borg 4--Remember Us" -- by Gwyn Allman. Beverly's nightmares become all too real when she tries to escape the warp bubble she's trapped in. Braving the vortex is nothing compared to the dangerous being that doesn't want her to leave. "Late Again" -- by Nan Cain. Beverly is in trouble again. Tardy to meetings, exhausted. And Admiral Nechayev's certain those are the least of Beverly's sins. Is she about to lose her position? Can Picard bail her out? Does he want to? "Full Circle" -- by Jami Dustman & Nancy Biancarelli. The Enterprise is transporting the daughter of one of Captain Picard's oldest friends to Starbase 234, where she is to assume command of a starship. Her presence causes Picard to recall a turning point in his young life. While attending Starfleet Academy, the young Jean-Luc and his boyhood friend, Pierre Blanchard, become involved in a scandal that threatens the future careers of both cadets. "The Lessons" -- by Lynn Lorton. They started off innocently enough. Two athletic individuals teaching their best friend (who just happen to be each other) their favorite off-duty "sporting" activity; horseback riding and dancing. Yet another way to spend relaxing time together. All went well in the beginning ... "The Whole Truth" -- by Irene Deitel. Love can be blind. Love can be silent. Love can be stupid and stubborn. After leaving the Ba'ku homeworld, Riker and Troi are all these things and more, until Beverly force them to admit their feelings... "Re-Insurrection" -- by Gwyn Allman. The Enterprise's CMO has had enough of being ignored. After leaving the Ba'ku planet she decides to take matters into her own hands. Starfleet and Captain Picard had best beware! "Runaway Hearts" -- by Anna C. Bowling. On a faraway world, Riker and Soren meet again. Their lives have changed. Their feelings have not. Is it safe to take another chance on love? "The Return" -- by Louise Ellis. Call it revenge, not acceptance of TPTB refusing to put Beverly and Jean-Luc together... Following the events of Star Trek: Insurrection, Jean-Luc, Beverly, and Data return to the Ba'ku planet, Jean-Luc to see Anij, Data to see Artim, and Beverly as a scientist to complete some studies left undone when the previous team left. Of the three, however, Beverly's return has the most significant and life changing impact as she finds new friends, happiness, and even love when she least expects it. Not exactly P/C, but elements exist... "The New History" -- by Miranda Greene. On a future Enterprise, a clone of Jean-Luc Picard is experiencing a crisis of conscience. The captain turns to his first officer and mentor, Data, for guidance and understanding.
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