Season 2, 25th story
Lieutenant Commander Max Weatherby makes a shocking discovery that one of his ancestor's pioneering mathematical, and hitherto unknown, research into subspace and warp flight may have been unwittingly used by Zefram Cochrane. Faced with the paradox of whether his ancestor, John Weatherby, is the missing link to how mankind developed its first warp drive, Max asks of captain Ezri Dax for them to investigate what happened all those hundreds of years ago back on Earth.
Seeking a way to send the Defiant many hundreds of years in the past, Ezri invites Seven of Nine to the station to implement untested work into time travel. The year Ezri wants to go to is 2053; the year where World War III ended due to nuclear Armageddon.
When the Defiant does go successfully back in time, Ezri and Max begin their investigations into John and his involvement with warp research. After some digging around, it falls upon Ezri to carry out one truly terrible decision; either way many lives will be lost and altered because of it.
Warnings: Adult situations and occasional strong swearing.
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Expanded Universes
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Dax, Ezri, Holo, Kira Nerys, Seven of Nine, Weatherby, Max
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations
Series: Star Trek: The Approaching Shadow...
Completed: Yes Word count: 28335 Read Count: 2564