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Summary: Where does revenge end and justice begin? But what if someone is denied justice? Is she permitted to take justice into her own hands?
Winner: Criminal Intentions Challenge
Rated: T
Categories: Expanded Universes Characters: Sullivan, Rebecca, Vircona, Limis
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Friendship, Tragedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: None
Series: Star Trek: Lambda Paz
Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
Word count: 4700 Read: 2602
Published: 29 Aug 2012 Updated: 29 Aug 2012
Story Notes:

Historian’s Note: Takes place in 2368, shortly after the signing of the Volan Treaty--referenced in “My Enemy, My Ally.”


Additional Notes: I think of the UFP colonies in and near the often-disputed border with the Cardassian Union, dubbed the “Cardassian frontier”, as similar to the Wild West. Because these worlds were on the edge of known space on the border of a hostile empire, acts of vigilante justice probably became commonplace, in keeping with Benjamin Sisko’s statement, “It’s easy to be a saint in paradise. But the Maquis do not live in paradise.”

Cal Hudson is depicted in this story as a Starfleet liaison to the colonies on the Cardassian frontier. He noted in “The Maquis, Part I” (DS9) that his job was to “help these colonists function under the terms of the new treaty. Now, Ben (Sisko), what the hell does that mean?”

Although the Maquis were not introduced until late in Deep Space Nine’s second season/The Next Generation’s seventh season, numerous clues indicate the Maquis existed in some form before its introductory title episodes. “Whispers” (DS9) makes a reference to the Demilitarized Zone while O’Brien is listening to station logs, which also includes the statement, “The admiral seemed satisfied that the Cardassians would not violate the treaty.” According to the Dreadnaught computer, the Treaty of 2367 (Season 4 of The Next Generation) was a treaty rejected by the Maquis. (“Dreadnaught” [VOY])

1. Act One: A Terrible Crime by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 4] (502 words)

2. Act Two: Tracking the Perpetrators by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 3] (1539 words)

3. Act Three: Justice Served by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 4] (2109 words)

4. Final act: Joining the Maquis by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 5] (550 words)