Title: Another Retelling of Bloodlines

Rating: T

Summary: Dr. Crusher not only left the Enterprise at the end of season one but she left Starfleet and returned to her planet of Caldos. Six years later her past returns in the form of the Enterprise that she left behind with news that Bok is coming for her son, Perseus. The son, among sisters, that she had with Captain Picard. Bok's going to learn you don't make a Howard mad, it's bad for your health. P/C Pairing.

Disclaimer: I don't own any of the Paramount characters and I'm making nothing from this.

Chapter 1

Beverly Crusher, former CMO of the Starship Enterprise, knew that she was making the right choice when she left not only the Enterprise but Starfleet as well. It wasn't anything that happened during her first year on the ship, but it was the ending of all that she had gone through. Four years before she was assigned to the Enterprise she had a drunken one-night stand with Jean-Luc Picard.

He was as drunk as she was and she left with not only a headache but a problem. To her complete shock, and horror, she was pregnant. She went to her grandmother, who gave her some good advice. Don't lie about who the father is. Dr. Quaice helped her give birth to not only one, but five children. The oldest she named Maria, the second was Perseus, the third was Madeline, the fourth was Nancy, and the fifth was Joan. She followed her nana advice and listed Jean-Luc as the father.

Nana took care of them during the first four years and by time the fifth came around she was already on-board the Enterprise. Beverly knew that she should tell, but she didn't dare to. Of course she knew that Deanna could tell that Beverly was hiding something but, thankfully, Deanna didn't have any clue how huge the secret was. Nana sent her photos of them, which you needed her password to even see. It seemed that Nana had developed a fondness of for small dogs.

There was a cute little fluffy dog that Nancy had named Spook. Beverly thought it was funny as all five had been born on Halloween. When Wesley was allowed to learn more about the Enterprise than he had before that was around the same time that Beverly left everything behind.

"I would hate for you to hate yourself for leaving," Nana said when Beverly arrived.

"I'm doing the right thing," she said. "Of course Jean-Luc wasn't happy that I was leaving Starfleet."

"Tell me something, my dear, are you leaving because of the children or are you running away from your feelings?"

Beverly had no answer to that.

The years went by and Beverly had no encounters with the Enterprise. She still could see their faces but she knew they were better off without a Doctor that had way too much emotional baggage. And then, one day, she busy feeding the old dog Spook when she saw them in the distance. It was an Away Team.

"What the-?"

Nana had died a couple of months ago and Nancy had helped to defeat an entity that was using Beverly's emotional state. She didn't even know that Nancy even found her old side arm or how to use it. Looking at the Away Team she saw Data, Geordi, her own son, Commander Riker, Deanna, and, of course, Jean-Luc. Something was going on here?

"Well looks like guest are coming," Mrs. Smith said.

"I don't like guests," Beverly said. "Especially when they wear a Starfleet uniform."

"Do you know them?"

"They were my friends," she told her.

"And you don't want to see them," she said, watching them get closer. "I thought they were your friends."

"They are, but they are part of the past."

"Well, you can't run from your past," Mrs. Smith said. "You have to face it."

Beverly was afraid of facing this kind of past.

"Well I'll go out the back door," she said and Beverly listened as she left.

She took a deep breath and went to meet her past.

The look that she gave them was nothing short of stone cold fury. She had tried to smile at them but all she could think about was that they had dared to come around and visit her. She wanted to be left alone and they had broken their word.

"What the hell do you six think you're doing coming here?" she snarled. "We had a deal. You leave me the fuck alone and I leave you the fuck alone. And here you all are, breaking that deal that we made."

"Beverly, coming here isn't something that we wanted to do," Deanna said.

"Yeah, that's what the past always says," she said. "So why are you six here? Make it quick before I get my dog on you."

"Bok is coming," Jean-Luc told her. "He told me that I have a son."

The mention of Bok's name made a chill go down her spine. Bok had made Jean-Luc relieve a battle that had killed Bok's son.

"Fine, come in," Beverly said. "But don't think I won't change my mind and set my dog on you six."

The dog in question was sunning himself.

Her nana always taught her to be a good host, even if you don't like those that are coming to visit. Beverly brought out tea and cake and sat them down, then she took her place in the chair that Maria called 'The Throne.'

"Mom, when Bok told us that he was coming to kill the Captain's son I thought he was joking."

"Do insane people joke about what they intend to kill?" Beverly asked him.

"So the Captain has a son," Deanna said.

Beverly wanted to deny it, but she couldn't. "Yes, he does."

"When did this happen?" Will asked her.

"Five years before I joined the Enterprise," Beverly answered. "I wanted to tell him, but I couldn't. I decided to just leave everything behind and raise Perseus with Nana. We were both drunk and things happen when your dead drunk."

"I can't imagine you getting drunk, mother."

Beverly laughed. "It's a lie that I can live with."

"You know I happen to be here," Jean-Luc told her.

Beverly sighed and said, "Perseus wasn't the only child that came from that night. The strange, and rare, thing happened. He came with sisters."

"Sisters," Deanna said. "You mean that there's more of the Captain's DNA walking around."

"Can we please stop talking about my DNA," Jean-Luc said and Beverly burst out laughing.

Spook sat up and looked at her.

"How many sisters?"

"Four," Beverly answered.

"Four," Will said, shocked, "I don't know if I should be jealous of scared."

"Scared," Beverly said. "It wasn't an easy nine months and then Nana came around and promised to take care of them while I was out in space. I left for many reasons and one of them was that I didn't want them to think their mother cared more about her career than them. My parents didn't do that and I wasn't about to do that to them. Had to expand on the house and add more rooms, but it's been worth it.

"When did Bok make this threat?"

"A week ago," Data answered. "We have no idea how he found out about your son."

"I'm going to have to leave," Beverly said. "I will have to leave everything behind and bring them, and the dog, with me."

"I know that you don't want to return but you have to be protected," Jean-Luc told her.

"And what if Bok manages to get his hands on Perseus?" Beverly asked them. "What if he manages to kill him? I can't live without Perseus in my life. He's my baby boy."

The tears were welling up and falling down her face. She never felt this helpless in her entire life.

"Mom, we'll make sure that nothing happens to him," Wesley told her.

She felt a hand on her shoulder and saw Deanna standing there. "The Enterprise will be making sure that Bok can't take him."

"Or any of the sisters," Will added.

"It will be okay," Deanna told her.

She nodded, but she still felt that cold stab of fear. Why was this happening to her?

"They-They should be coming home," Beverly said, now feeling lost in a world full of fear and pain. "They-They will be needing-."

"Mom, you have to calm down," Wesley told her.

She nodded and then the door opened and a world of red hair invaded her space.

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When Bok had made his threat, and told Jean-Luc that he had a son, that he intended to kill, the Captain had no idea what to feel. It had taken a talk with Deanna to pull him out of his shock and get him into action. Beverly hadn't sealed the records of her son's birth and the records showed that Perseus and Beverly lived on Caldos.

"We have to get there before Bok does," he told Will. "I'm not about to put Beverly's life in danger."

Going to Caldos meant that he would be breaking a deal that he had made with Beverly when she left Starfleet. The Enterprise would have no contact with her, only if Starfleet ordered them to come to the planet. He hadn't seen her in six years and he wondered what she was doing. He still cared about her and he knew that he always would. Beverly still contacted Wesley, but that was all that she did. The only thing that Wesley told him was that Beverly had gotten a dog.

When they arrived on Caldos Data used the information that was on file to locate the small cottage that Beverly had grown up in. However, when they arrived they saw that additions had been made to the house. The look on Beverly's face told him that he, and the away team, wasn't welcome. It took being told that Bok was coming for her to invite them in. He listened as Wesley and the others explained to her what had happened.

To hear that he had an eleven-year-old son was shocking. To hear that sisters were part of the package, and the same age, was mind blowing. He remembered when Wesley found out that he had a brother.

"Why didn't mom tell me?"

"I don't know," Jean-Luc said. "Though I want to know why she didn't tell me."

Now add sisters to the thing and he didn't know, himself, if he should be proud of scared. One Howard woman was scary, imagine four more.

"It wasn't an easy nine months and then Nana came around and promised to take care of them while I was out in space. I left for many reasons and one of them was that I didn't want them to think their mother cared more about her career than them. My parents didn't do that and I wasn't about to do that to them. Had to expand on the house and add more rooms, but it's been worth it.

"When did Bok make this threat?"

"A week ago," Data answered. "We have no idea how he found out about your son."

"I'm going to have to leave," Beverly said. "I will have to leave everything behind and bring them, and the dog, with me."

"I know that you don't want to return but you have to be protected," Jean-Luc told her.

"And what if Bok manages to get his hands on Perseus?" Beverly asked them. "What if he manages to kill him? I can't live without Perseus in my life. He's my baby boy."

He saw the tears falling down Beverly's face, so unlike the woman that had fired the phaser at the Ambassador that had tried to kill Will.

"Mom, we'll make sure that nothing happens to him," Wesley told her.

Jean-Luc saw Deanna getting up and putting a hand on Beverly's shoulder. "The Enterprise will be making sure that Bok can't take him."

"Or any of the sisters," Will added.

"It will be okay," Deanna told her.

Jean saw Beverly nodding, the look of terror and fear on her face.

"They-They should be coming home," Beverly said, looking around.

"Mom, you have to calm down," Wesley told her.

Jean-Luc agreed with what Wesley was telling her. And, then, the door opened and a whole sea of red hair suddenly flooded the room.

"Mom, look what grade I got in Science," one of them said.

He saw Beverly smiling at her and then the girl said, "Mom, what's wrong? Who are these people?"

"We need to have a very long talk," Beverly told her. "And this is a serious talk."

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A/N: This is a different version than the one that I posted as a crossover.