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Don't own, don't sue. Originally written for the March History Challenge on The Delphic Expanse. My assignment was Renaissance Italy. Historical figures are mentioned in this story. A HUGE thank you to Honeybee for the beta!

Chapter One )
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Malcolm encounters the handmaiden Estrella for the first time. He's shocked at his own reaction.

Archer, Malcolm and Carlo see Signor Kosso. Kosso has his own nefarious plans.

The Hundred Years War lasted from 1337-1453. It was actually a series of wars between the House of Valois and the House of Plantaganet. The Plantaganets ruled England and claimed the throne of France. Eventually, they were victorious.


Chapter Three )
trekwriter151: by <lj user="cedarrapidsgirl>" (malcolm hoshi)
Captain Archer must find a way out of Kosso's proposal. Carlo and Paola meet for the first time, and sparks fly. Estrella and Malcolm run into trouble in the streets of Venice.

More characters from ENT make appearances in this chapter. Can you find them, and who are they in the 'real universe'?

The Borgias: The original spelling of the name is the Spanish version, Borja. In 1455, Alonso de Borja was elected pope and took the name Calixtus III. He died only 3 years later, in 1458.

His nephew, Roderigo Borja/Borgia became a Papal administrator and cardinal (thanks to nepotism from his uncle's family). He later became Pope Alexander VI in 1492, succeeding Pope Innocent the VIII. Roderigo was the father of Lucrezia, Cesare, Giovanni (or Juan), Goffredo (or Jofre) and Ottoviano.

Chapter Four )
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Captain Archer rallies support, with help from Traveo and Carlo. Malcolm and Estrella find sanctuary with one of Floccia's old friends. Just what kind of secrets does Kosso hold over Archer's head? And Sovale decides to correct a mistake of his own making.

Warning: Medicine was not anywhere close to what it is in the 21st century. One part of this chapter isn't graphic, but it might squick some people out anyway.

Dominican friars: The Pope authorized this particular sect of monks to supervise the Inquisition.

Wedding ceremony: It was as elaborate as possible, to show off the wealth of the bride's and groom's families. In fact, the governments of Milan, Florence, and Venice passed usury laws, which limited the amount of extravagant clothing and accessories someone could wear. Of course, people got around that.

Italian: Maledizione! (Darn/Damn it!), Per mio fe! (Equivalent to an exasperated, "Oh for crying out loud!"), Dio mio (My God), un'caccatore (let's just say this isn't a compliment)

Spanish: El Capitan (the Captain, referring to Archer). It's different from the Italian Il Capitano.

Japanese: ashiteru. (I love you. The whole expression is "Watashi ni ashiteru", but it's obvious who loves whom in this case.)


Chapter Five )
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Malcolm and Estrella find they can't avoid the inevitable. Paola uses her seamstress skills. Carlo worms his way into Kosso's confidence, while John and Eriana meet with Kosso's father. R rating near the end of the this chapter. You've been warned.

Italian: Salute! To your health! Si, e vero. Yes, it's true.

I gave Kosso the first name of Niccolò, which happens to be the first name of Machiavelli, author of The Prince. This story takes place a bit before Machiavelli, though.

Cuvaccio is meant to be Kuvak, the Vulcan minister. I made him Kosso's father in this story.)


Chapter Six )
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Notes: This chapter is mostly focused on Carlo and Paola. Archer and the others publicly reveal Kosso's schemes, but Kosso has a way to redeem himself, and it entangles Carlo.

Italian: mi amorato(a)/mi amo=my beloved=t'hy'la

D'Alberi=of the trees=Forest=Forrest. Actor Vaughn Armstrong is also a musician, who plays the ukelele at conventions.

Code duello= A set of rules for a one-on-one duel, to settle grievances. The Renaissance period was fraught with honor duels. It can be issued in the case of a (perceived) insult. The injured party issues a challenge to the person who insulted them. The one receiving the challenge can either a) apologize publicly or b) accept the duel. He is the one who chooses the weaponry (usually swords, until the 17th century). The issuee chooses the time and place of the duel.

Each combatant chooses a second, and the fight lasts until they can no longer fight, or a doctor calls a halt to the combat. Although duels to the death were rare, they often ended in death because of wound infection. The winner of the duel is considered to be 'in the right'. The winner can earn social standing in the eyes of his peers, depending on how he fought.

Closely related to this is trial by combat, to settle guilt or innocence of a crime. The rules are similar, and the winner is considered the innocent party. Kosso is entitled to this option, if he chooses to exercise it.
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Carlo and the others are involved in the fight of their lives. We meet Traveo's family and Kosso's compatriots. Sometimes non-traditional strategies are the ones that work. More ENT counterparts make their appearances here. Can you guess who they are?

During this time, being left-handed was considered a curse of the Devil, and natural lefties were forced to use their right hand for everyday tasks. (I'm a natural lefty, and my dad was one of those 'retrained'. He writes right-handed, but does everything else left-handed).

If the code duello is broken, the transgressor's life is forfeit. Anything goes at that point.

There's one instance of Spanish. Translation is in bold. Italian: coltelleria, lit. 'silverware', i.e. cutlery. It's the closest I could get to the English meaning. :-D


Chapter Eight )
trekwriter151: by <lj user="cedarrapidsgirl>" (malcolm hoshi)
Here it is, the wedding!

Information on weddings in the Renaissance can be found here:
http://celyn.drizzlehosting.com/mrwp/mrwed.html The ring vow I used is here. The actual ceremony took place at the door of the church, with a wedding Mass to follow inside the church. Wedding rings were worn on the thumb or the fourth finger of the right hand. It didn't switch to the left hand until after the Reformation.

Latin: Benedictio annuli ante hostium templi...” "Blessing the ring at the door of the church"

Thanks for reading! Cast list (a Who's Who) is included in the end notes in the Coda.

Chapter Nine )
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Trip and Malcolm get a nasty surprise concerning Atlantis's technology. You see more MU denizens, some in very different posts.

The latter half of this chapter is TnT, and another version of R/S.

Spoilers: ENT "Minefield" "Shockwave I and II", "Storm Front I and II"

DW: "The Sound of Drums/The Last of the Timelords"

Some clarification: Mac is the Ninth Doctor (Chris Eccleston), the 'Emperor' is the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), the blond man seen at the end of the last chapter is the Master (as played by John Simms). You'll see who 'Tonek' is in the next chapter.

Also remember that Trip believes that the title of 'Doctor' is passed from person to person. He doesn't know about regeneration. So he doesn't know Nine and Ten (and Eleven, for that matter) is actually the same man,just at different times!

And where is Daniels? He'll show up very soon!

The Calm Before the Oncoming Storm )
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The attack Fleet receives its final orders from the Time Lord Victorious. Admiral Tonek's identity is confirmed. Trip and Malcolm discover they are again in mortal danger, but not just from the scheming members of their crew.

ENT "Shockwave I and II", "Storm Front I and II", "In a Mirror Darkly, I and II"

DW: "The Runaway Bride", "Human Nature", "The Waters of Mars"

Sarah Jane Adventures: "The Bane", "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith", "The Death of the Doctor"

Artron energy: Anyone who travels through the Time Vortex absorbs this as 'background radiation". As a result, all the Doctor's companions have this to some degree, some more than others, and some tolerate it more than others. Jo Grant and Sarah Jane Smith both have elevated amounts of artron energy, so much that the Bane commented on it.

Crossing the Temporal Rubicon )
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Trip and Malcolm make it home to their own universe, but they must find a way to stop the Time Lord Victorious and Future Guy.

Plenty of cameos from various characters in Enterprise and Doctor Who in this chapter. Any guesses as to the identity of Trafalgar's captain? (The name is a clue.)

Spoilers ENT "Storm Front", "In a Mirror, Darkly I and II"

Doctor Who: "The Three Doctors", "The Parting of the Ways", The Doctor Who Movie (1996).

Technically, Trip isn't the first American in the TARDIS. And surprisingly, Jack Harkness wasn't the first, either. Peri Brown (Fifth/Sixth Doctor's Companion) was supposed to be American, but she was played by an Englishwoman (and wasn't really convincing as as American).

Who is who? (Ha, ha!)

Smoking Jacket= Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)

The Hobo= Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)

Bug-Eyed Man= Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)

Victorian Man=Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)

Tweed= Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)

Three and Eight wear similiar style clothing, Two and Eleven as well.


Battle at Zero Point )
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Disclaimer: Don't own 'em, don't make money off 'em.

Notes:

Written for SGA Big Bang 2009. I had a lot of fun and a lot of headaches writing this one. Thanks to my betas, secondalto, LadyAmarra and faziarizvi on LJ.

Warnings: AU, Character Deaths (canon and non canon), implied sex (nothing graphic)

Pairings: Elizabeth Weir/Peter Grodin, Carson/Teyla, Rodney/Katie, Radek/Jeannie, Ronon/Melena

1) I refer to the SGA team in our universe by first name and in the "Britgate" Universe by last name. So "John" is Colonel Sheppard, while "Sheppard" is his counterpart. There are a few exceptions. "Peter" is Peter Grodin, "Ronon" is Ronon in either universe.
2) In the Britgate Universe, the "City" is sentinent and when Atlantis refers to herself or the Expedition refers to her, the words "City, Her, She and My" are capitalized. This is NOT a typo.
3) This story is definitely AU, but it references episodes from all 5 seasons of Stargate Atlantis. One scene in particular is a combination of two Rodney/Katie scenes from "Sunday" and "Quarantine", slightly altered.

Chapter One )
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Disclaimer: Don’t own ‘em, don’t make money off ‘em.

Notes: A trio of drabbles, focusing on Hoshi, Malcolm and Trip during their final moments on the Enterprise bridge in “Twilight”. Yeah, it’s kinda tragic, but this idea wouldn’t let go, and I wrote this in one stretch. Spoilers: ENT "Twilight".


Warning: Major character deaths ahead.

Pairings: R/S and TnT (implied)

Rating: T


Chapter One: Lieutenant Commander Hoshi Sato )

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