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Title: Minbari Vampire Love Songs
Author: nenya_kanadka
Characters/Pairing: John Sheridan/Marcus Cole, background Susan Ivanova/Delenn
Rating/Type: G, M/M
Wordcount: 2800 words
Also Posted At: An Archive Of Our Own

Summary:
In the universe where Delenn and Susan Ivanova were married for political reasons just after the Earth-Minbari War, when Marcus Cole shows up on B5 with his flamboyant romantic soul, he latches on to...John Sheridan.

Notes:
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] muccamukk for the story idea and [livejournal.com profile] hearts_blood for the title.

If you haven't read muccamukk's excellent Susan/Delenn arranged marriage story, all you need to know here is that by Season 3 they've been married for over a dozen years—happily so for the last few—and Delenn is still full Minbari.

Set generally during Voices of Authority and Messages From Earth.




"I've been thinking." Marcus Cole's voice piped up from behind Susan's command chair a whole three minutes after she had started to believe he might actually shut up till the First Ones answered them.

Ten years with Delenn had taught her how horribly rude Minbari found sighing and rolling one's eyes, and the White Star was a Minbari ship, so Susan merely weighted her voice with longsuffering asperity. "Yes?"

"It must be very lonely at the top."

Susan's eyebrows crawled up her forehead. "You think the First Ones are lonely?"

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[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Time Passing in Time
Author: Alexcat
Type: Gen
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from the use of these characters.
Characters: Marcus Cole, Stephen Franklin
Archive: Babylon 5 Love Month, Ao3, OEAM
Author’s Note: For Babylon 5 Love Month
Spoilers: Not really
Summary: Time stops for no one.

~~~

TIME PASSING IN TIME )
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: In the Dead of Night
Author: Alexcat
Type: Gen
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from the use of these characters.
Author’s Note: For Babylon 5 Love Month
Summary: In the dead of night, Joh has questions

~~~

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

In the dead of night, all alone in his quarters, John Sheridan looked in the mirror at his deeply shadowed reflection. He had followed her into this whole thing, pretending that it was his idea, pretending he understood everything. But what he’d seen and done today, they made him wonder what the hell he was missing in the story.

He’d been sent here by Clark because Clark wanted to annoy the Minbari and also by the military back home, who’d represented a group of military and senate members who didn’t trust Clark or anything about him.

He’d quickly figured out a lot of things, or had he? Had she told him what he knew? Was she telling the truth? All of it or part? And Kosh, what part did he have in all of it? Had Kosh actually really ever told him anything at all?

He knew he was going a bit off the deep end but, damn it, he’d gone ahead in time, seen Londo as an old and worn out emperor of Centauri Prime, heard Delenn mention their son, for God’s sake!

“Lights.” The room became light. He went over to the bar and started to pour himself a drink but decided on water instead. He moved to the sofa and sat down, taking a sip of his water.

What did he actually know?

He thought of Delenn, of her smile, of the way she made him feel something he had never felt, not even with Anna. He thought of her voice, the way she said his name. And he knew that he was with her, always, through whatever came.

He set his glass down and went to bed. Just before he drifted into sleep, he thought about what she’d said and what it meant.

“Our son…”



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[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Jason’s Gift
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For Babylon 5 Love month
Summary: Jason understands.

~~~

Jason’s Gift

Jason Ironheart had seen the ‘sleeper’ inside Talia’s mind, had known exactly what it was. But he’d made a choice. He left it alone. He chose instead to give her a gift, a small gift that let her know he still loved her without letting the other know he saw it.

When he became – what he became, none of those things mattered anymore and at the same time, he understood how much they did matter.

As a being of pure light, he knew how much a touch meant, a kind word to a single being. He hoped she remembered him.
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: The Cost
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For Babylon 5 Love Month
Summary: Ivanova reflects.

~~~

The Cost

“We were fooled by them.”

Susan Ivanova, now retired from the Rangers, poured herself a cup of coffee.

“They convinced us all that they were right and the Shadows were wrong. Many good people died because they’d rather let us fight instead of doing it themselves.”

She stared at a spot on the wall for a moment.

“We lost so much, so many good people. I lost everything. But that was my fault. Not the Vorlons nor the Shadows. I was afraid. I am still shamed by his sacrifice. Do you think you can bring him back someday, Stephen?”

“Yes.”
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Worse than Hell Itself
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For Babylon 5 Love month
Summary: Stephen wakes confused.

~~~

Worse than Hell Itself.

Stephen woke to a horrible noise. For a moment he thought he’d passed out in Down Below. Then he remembered he’d given up stims, had finally gotten himself clean and sober.

What the hell was that horrid sound?

He listened more carefully as he took stock of where he was. He was in a lumpy bed somewhere with artificial light. Mars Dome. He was in some seedy motel on Mars.

I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I’ve information animal, vegetable and mineral…


It was worse than drugs. Or drunkenness. Or even hell itself.

Marcus was singing again.
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
I decided to post this one here so we don't have blank days. It makes my OCD happy

~~~

Title: Freedom Fighter
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Character: Vir Cotto
Note: For Babylon 5 Love Month
Summary: Vir is a freedom fighter.

~~~

Freedom Fighter

Vir had spent most of his time in Minbar with the religious caste, all of it, in fact. He really liked them. They were all somewhat like Lennier in demeanor and their teachings made him feel like nothing at home ever had. He felt a sense of belonging. He felt empowered to do something.

So he did. He forged hundreds, maybe thousands of travel papers for Narn refugees. Londo would kill him if he found out. The emperor would have his head, maybe even put it in the room where it was whispered he kept the heads of his enemies and talked to them.

Vir swallowed hard. He liked his head right where it was.

He’d been called back to Babylon 5 after a short trip to the Centauri homeworld.

Londo presented him with a fiancé and a gorgeous one at that. He wondered what it had cost his family to get such a bride as Lyndisty. He soon found out that a room of angry Narns was preferable to his bloodthirsty little sweetheart. He was glad he found out about her before she found out all about him.

“I blame those touchy feely Minbari.” Londo looked so disappointed in him. As much as he loved Londo, he knew he’d do it all over again if he got a chance. Not only had he learned about the Minbari. He had read quite a bit about humans and Earth History. That was why he’d chosen the name, Abrahamo Lincolni.

It sounded Centauri but anyone who knew Earth history would associate him with a great man who freed a whole racer of enslaved people on Earth. And if they thought Vir had done even a tiny fraction of what Lincoln had done, well, he could live with that.
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Expendable
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For the 2017 Babylon 5 Love month
Summary: Marcus lays dying…

~~~

EXPENDABLE

He knew she would never love him, had known from the start, but Marcus could not stop himself from loving her. She was brave and strong. Braver and stronger than he would ever be. Like his brother.

That was why he did it, he told himself. The galaxy needed Ivanova much more than it needed him. He was a bitter soul who had lost everything; he was expendable. His brother had not been, but he’d not been able to save him.

Susan he could save.

Soon he could finally rest and find out if the end really was the end…
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Sailing into the West
Fandom:
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating:
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: 31 of 31. The title is a reference to where Tolkien’s elves went at the end of their time on Earth.
Summary: Valen sails away.

~~~

Sailing into the West

The Minbari said he went to sea. That was as good an explanation as he could have come up with himself. No one would really understand.

Lorien sat beside him in the small ship.

“You will take your place with us, Valen, Minbari not of Minbar. We await many more, but today, we await you.”

Valen felt lighter than he had in many long years, since he was a boy back on Mars.

“You have served with wisdom. Zathras did his job well. The others will join us one day.” Lorien smiled his mysterious smile and Valen felt complete peace.
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Home
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: 29 of 31
Summary: Marcus is awakened.

~~~

HOME

Marcus never knew if Susan loved him or not. She had been dead many years by the time he awakened. They all were. Even Delenn. He read all he could find, weeping with new sorrow at deaths so long past that few even recognized the names.

When he finished his crying, he flew to Minbar. The Anla’shok temple was still there. He entered and was met by a Minbari man who was the spitting image of Delenn. He bowed to Marcus.

“Grandmother said you would come. We welcome you home, Ranger Cole.”

Marcus bowed, glad to be home at last.
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Ranger One
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: 28 of 31
Summary: Susan still has fire in her.

~~~

RANGER ONE

Susan was old, so old that no one recognized her anymore. Almost everyone was gone but Delenn and Vir. She smiled to herself. Vir was emperor and a good one, too, according to all she’d heard. Delenn had retired to the home she had shared with John Sheridan.

She’d heard a report that said John Sheridan was not what history painted him as.

Bull feathers!

She rang the bell by her chair and her assistant appeared. “Get me this idiot at ISN! I have a few things to say to him!”

Her assistant smiled.

Anla’shok Na never changed at all.
[identity profile] vjs2259.livejournal.com
Title: Field of Stars
Author:
[livejournal.com profile] vjs2259
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not my world, but they are my words
Spoilers: post S5, pre SiL



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[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Inside Bester
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Summary: A secret that Susan never tells.

~~~

INSIDE BESTER

Ivanova had one deep, dark secret that she never told anyone at all.

Once when Alfred Bester was on the station, she had seen into his mind. She wasn’t sure how since her Psi level was so low. Perhaps he had showed it to her. She did know that she had seen inside his head.

He terrified her. She’d seen the ugly, frightened little man for what he was: a motherless child who never trusted anyone and felt nothing for anyone but himself.

After she’d seen him, she tried to forget but the total emptiness was too vivid to forget.
[identity profile] vjs2259.livejournal.com
Title: Be Still
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] vjs2259
Rating: G
Fandom: Babylon 5
Word Count: ~900
Spoilers: post S1, Mind Wars

Disclaimer: Not my world, but they are my words.


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[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Sheridan’s Secret
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Summary: John has a terrible secret!

~~~

Sheridan’s Secret

It had been a long, tiring day and John Sheridan was getting ready for bed. He poured himself a drink and sat down at his desk with some leftover paperwork to do. He’d been surprised at how much time it took to do the paperwork at a space station. There were never enough revenue money nor funds from Earth Gov to keep everything in good repair and pay all the personnel.

He smiled as he put on his pajamas. He opened a locked cabinet and took out something that no one knew anything about – his very own Sheridan teddy bear.
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Remembrance
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Summary: Susan can’t leave her past behind.

~~~

REMEMBRANCE

Susan had kept secrets all her life and she was tired. After Marcus, she needed some clarity, some light.

As much as she loved Babylon 5, she couldn’t stay. She needed fresh air and a fresh start. She took command of the EAS Titans. It did give her a new life, but she was still a soldier and would always be one, no matter what.

Years passed and in the wee small hours, her mind always wandered to Talia, to Marcus, to what might have been.

She knew she could never run far enough to forget.

She didn’t want to.
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[personal profile] jacquelee
One of my favourite Babylon 5 characters is and always has been Jane the ISN reporter. So I'm dedicating this day to her. I would have loved to make some more things, but the fic took quite a bit of time, so I'll just keep it at one banner, two icons (made for game of cards) and one fic.

All under here )
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: Little Boy Lost
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: G
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Summary: A random tale.

~~

LITTLE BOY LOST )
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Title: There Will Be Heroes
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: 4 Drabbles
Summary: A little boy finds a photo album. It leads to some interesting conversation with his mother.

~~

Heroes

Part 1
The child ran into the room, clutching a book filled with old photos.

“Mama! Who are these people?”

His mother smiled and motioned for the little boy to join her on the sofa. She took the book and opened it. There was a photo of a woman with a strange bonelike crown in her hair. She wore robes made of red with braided and embroidered emblems down the front.

The man standing beside her wore a black and silver military style uniform. He had sandy hair and a bright smile. His arm was around the woman’s shoulders.

“Who are they?”







Part 2
“They are John Sheridan and Delenn.” The mother ran a hand over them as if she could actually touch them by doing so.

“We talked about them in school on Alliance Day.” The little boy was five and fairly new to school. “Why do you have a book with their pictures? Didn’t they live a long time ago?”

“Yes, my son, they did. They were the people who built the Insterstellar Alliance. They were very brave and very good.”

“Did you learn about them in school?”

“I learned about them from my Grandfather. He gave me this book as well.”





Part 3
“Why did he give you the book?”

“They were his great, great grandparents.”

“Did he know them?”

“No but his father did. He remembered seeing Delenn when he was a very small boy.”

“Does that mean I am related to the people we read about on Alliance Day?”

She patted his hand. “Yes, David, it does.”

“Did they live on Earth?”

“John was born on Earth, but Delenn was Minbari. She and John lived there for many years.”

“Have I ever been to Earth?” The little boy asked.

“No, sadly Earth is not habitable. A terrible war ruined its environment.”




Part 4
The little boy looked like he was about to cry. He and his mother lived in Marsdome. His father had been killed in an accident when he was a small child and he’d never known him.

“Are we the only relatives of John and Delenn?” He liked the idea of being the relative of a hero and heroine.

“Oh no! There are many of us. We’re scattered across the galaxy.”

“Are there any more heroes?” He looked so hopeful.

“Many of our kinsmen have been Rangers and many still are.” Her son had not seen her insignia and uniform yet.

~end~

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