Pairing: Kathryn Janeway/Chakotay; other canon pairings
Fic Title: Talking Stick/Circle
Author: Macedon & Peg Robinson
Rating/Warning(s): R? Violence
Why This Must Be Read:
I was lured into posting my first rec ever for this challenge, because anyone who appreciates great writing should read the Talking Stick cycle. Not a single story, but a sprawling, epic series that spins off from the first season (Kes is very much alive, and there's no Seven of Nine to be found). I can't possibly do justice to this astonishing piece of storytelling, except to say that it's legendary, it's the finest writing I've ever seen in any fandom, and it changed the way I think about family, community, heroism, and heritage. If you think you didn't like Voyager, or if you didn't like what it became in its later seasons (really, who did?), then you should read this, because this is all of that wonderful potential done right.