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Past Featured StorySummary:

John Quigley's life so far, measured by the noses he's smashed in anger -- and those he managed to refrain from breaking.

Written for the April 2014 "Innocence" Challenge

Trigger warnings:  Substance abuse, domestic violence, child neglect.

Rated: T
Categories: Expanded Universes Characters: Icheb, O'Connor, Maren, Quigley, John
Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, General, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Violence
Challenges: None
Series: Star Trek: Tesseract, Tesseract: The Academy Years
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 3089 Read: 1255
Published: 25 Apr 2014 Updated: 25 Apr 2014
Story Notes:

This may seem a strange fit for the Innocence Challenge, but what I love about J.Q. is that no matter how bad things get, how dirty his hands are or what kind of debauchery he's engaging in, there's a spark of hope in him, an idealism that no one, not even his mother, has ever been able to quench.  Of all my characters, he might have the purest heart, in that his love is automatically extended to anyone as long as they don't give him reason to feel otherwise. He's trusting and loving when he has no reason to be, and although his tactical training and life experience gives him the street smarts he needs to survive, he's not jaded.  Not yet.  I think this story illustrates that somehow.

1. Broken by kes7 [Reviews - 6] (3089 words)