Title: The Other Mirror Summary: Troi became pregnant in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, The Child. What if the child had lived. Troi left Star Fleet after the child was born. She rejoins Star Fleet at the beginning of season 7. Her child develops normally instead of rapidly. She returns to the Enterprise with some surprises in store for Will. Notes: AU of the Season 2 episode, The Child. Starts in Season 7. Author: Sara Kenobi ``Computer, call up the service record of Lieutenant Commander Deanna Troi.`` Will Riker sat down and looked over the service record of Deanna Troi. Troi, who he had not seen in almost five years. Deanna had decided to leave Star Fleet after becoming pregnant by an unknown alien life form, resulting in her giving birth to a human-looking baby boy. The pregnancy had been unexpected for Deanna. She had woken up one morning, after sensing an unknown presence in her rooms, pregnant. The pregnancy had progressed normally, despite being the result of unknown origin. The child, presumably half alien, had taken after his mother exactly, being born half human and half Betazoid. Deanna had taken to the child right away. The birth of the child, however, had unexpectedly affected himself in the most horrible way possible. He had quickly come to resent Deanna, first believing she had some secret relationship that had resulted in the pregnancy, and she was lying to cover it up because the father was a member of the crew. Deanna had eventually declared she had forgiven him for his accusations, but a short time later she abruptly decided to leave the Enterprise and Star Fleet to raise her child on Betazed. Her decision had come as a blow to Riker, but he had decided to respect it and not question her reasons on why she had decided to leave. Now she was returning. With her child. With her new husband. He couldn?t believe it when he heard she was married. He reviewed her service record. Name: Deanna Troi Parents: Ian Andrew Troi and Lwaxanna Troi Siblings: Kestra Troi, sister, deseased. Children: Ian Troi, son, age five years. Rank: Lieutenant Commander, Star Fleet. Position: Ships Counsellor, Medical Post: USS Enterprise Commander: Captain Jean-Luc Picard Spouse: Thomas Riker, Lieutenant Commander, Star Fleet Academy, married 1 year. Will blinked upon reading her husbands name. No way. No. It couldn`t be. Anybody but him. Deanna had not only gotten married while away, she had managed to meet and marry his doppelganger, who was the living result of a transporter accident, over eight years ago. Will knew that he had no right to feel this way. He had been the one to let her slip away. He all but chased her away from the Enterprise because he couldn`t deal with his jealousy. He had let her go rather than admit why he had been so bothered by her pregnancy. He was in love with her. After all of this time, he was still in love with her, and he couldn`t bare the thought of anyone sharing those life experiences with her accept for himself. Now, it was too late. It was much too late. He had lost her. And not to just anyone. He had lost her to himself. His door chime went off and Will blinked when Beverly entered his quarters. `She?ll be on bored in five minutes, Will,`` Crusher beamed. ``I?ll be right there,`` Will promised before following Beverly from the room.