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ST: Deep Space 9

Jake Sisko

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Abraham's Son by Selena

'"You wanted to live," Winn stated in her calm, placid voice that made her sound deceptively grandmotherly, and Jake reminded himself that she was a dangerous woman who would undoubtedly file this conversation in her mind somewhere where she might use it against his father, if necessary.' Canon largely brushed the fascinating topic of the Prophets/Pagh Wraiths' ethics under the rug but luckily fanwriters have picked it up. This missing scene explores the aftermath of 'The Reckoning', with a perceptive look at what Jake & Winn might have in common

[Added 28/10/2017; Drama; 1000-2500; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Jake Sisko, Winn Adami, OC]

Orfeo by Macedon

'It was the voice of God calling the world into creation, the primeval dawn, and Jake could not listen hard enough.' Macedon cleverly uses an unusual OC to probe the prejudices of the denizens of DS9 in this fandom classic. The two sequels in the Jeu-Parti series worked less well for me

[Added 14/07/2009; Drama; 6000-20,000; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Jake Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, Winn Adami, OC]

The War Report by Mosca

'I have grown to hate Fridays.' A quiet, subtle vignette that counts the cost of war through Odo's eyes. Repays rereading

[Added 31/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Odo, Jake Sisko]