The Letter

I have always wondered what would happen if the other William T. Riker found out that Deanna and Will had been married and what would Deanna do when she received the message. Let me know what yall think.

This is a story remembering that Will Riker has a twin. I have always wondered what happened to him and what he would think he if heard of Deanna and Will’s Wedding. Here is a letter that was written to Deanna two years after they were married.


The Mornings messages had just come in and Deanna was sitting down to read them when she saw something that made her nearly drop her hot chocolate. It was a message from LT Commander Thomas Riker. She had forgotten that he had stopped using Will. As she began to read her heart nearly stopped.

Dear Deanna,

I know that you are surprised to hear from me. I am sorry it has been so long since we have spoken, but I have only thought of the best for you and Will. I have never wanted to come between you two or cause problems. I thought that it would be for the best. The only reason that I write now is that I have heard that you two have been married. I wanted to send my congratulations and tell you how happy I am for you. Deanna I am not going to lie to you. But I must tell you how I feel. I love you. I have loved you always and will always love you. I know that me being a part of your life can only cause problems I will not write after this, but you must know this. You are the love of my life and will be always. You will always be in my heart, my mind and my soul. You have inspired me in ways that you will never know and that saddens me. I wish everyday that we could be together but I know that that will never be. I love you Imzadi, now and forever. I will never forget.

Your soul mate always Imzadi,


After Deanna read the letter she wasn’t quite sure what to make of it or if she should even tell Will. I know that he meant well, but Will will blow a gasket. She thought to herself.

Just then the doors to her office slid open.

“Will!” Deanna said, surprised. “What are you doing here?”

“Lunch.” He said.

“Right I completely forgot. I am so sorry Will. I have a couple things to finish up then I will be right down.”

“You want me to wait?” He offered.

“No!” She cried. “Its ok really I will just be a minute.”

“Ok I will see you in a bit, I love you.” Will said as he walked out of the office.

“God what am I going to do?” She thought to herself. She set the pad down and decided she would wait until later to decide she needed to get things right in her head.


Part 2

Just before leaving the office Deanna made sure to lock the pad. “Wouldn’t want anyone finding this before I decide what to do.” She thought.

She started to feel a little nauseous as she was entering ten-forward. As the doors where closing behind her she saw Will waving to her. Her hands where trembling. “God what is happening to me,” she thought as she sat down.

“Are you ok?” Will asked.

“Fine I’m just not feeling to well. Must be the hot chocolate I had this morning.”

“You sure you’re ok.” He asked. “Maybe you should go see the Doctor.”

“No I will be fine besides he irritates me anyway. I think that I am going to just go lie down for a while.”

“You sure.” He said. “I can I have the Doctor come and see you if you want.”

“No that will be Ok really. I am just going to go lay down for a while.”

“Ok. Let me know if you need anything ok.” He kissed her as he helped her up. “I’ll walk you back to our quarters. Ok.”

After taking Deanna to their quarters, Will began to think that Deanna was acting a little strange.

As soon as Will had left Deanna went to the Com. “Computer connect me with Starfleet Medical, Capt Beaverly Crusher.” A few seconds after she gave the command Beverly appeared on the screen.

“Deanna what a wonderful surprise.” Seeing the worried look on Deanna’s face Beaverly asked if everything was ok.

“I don’t know.” Deanna said. “I got a letter from Thomas today and I am not sure what to do.”

“Wait. You mean the Thomas. The other Will?” She asked.

“Yes. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I should tell Will or not.”

“Well, what did he say?” Beaverly asked.

“He said that he was happy to hear that Will and I had been married. But he also said that he still loved me and that I was a part of him and his life. He says he doesn’t want to cause problems he just wants me to know how he feels.”

“Ah I see. What does he want to do?” Beaverly asked.

“He says that he isn’t going to write anymore. I think that is the best but I don’t know what to tell Will. I have never kept anything from him, but I think that this could cause a lot of problems. You know that they don’t have a very good relationship as it is. “ “God what am I going to do.” Deanna thought to herself.

“Deanna. “ Will came over the Com.

“Yes.” She answered.

Will asked, “I am sorry to bother you, but did you finish the evaluation on Ensign Romero yet?”

“Yes.” She answered. “It’s in my desk I can get it if you like.”

“No it’s ok I can get it. Where is it at?” He asked.

“Top right drawer.” She said.

“Ok I will see you at 1800. I love you.” He said as get got off.

“Sorry Beaverly she continued.

As Deanna talked with Beaverly, Will was walking into her office. As he tried to open the drawer he found that it was locked. As he was entering the code a weird feeling came over him. Deanna had never locked up desk drawer before. He reached in and pulled out he pads that where there. The second one that he came to still had Thomas’s Letter on it. His heart sank into the pit of his stomach as he read it.


Part 3 The Conclusion

Will’s heart was pounding so hard; it felt as though it would leap from his chest. Deanna and Will had never kept anything from each other or so he had thought. “Why hasn’t she told me about this?” He thought to himself. “I am going to talk to this. But not before I talk to Thomas.”

He stormed out of Deanna’s office in utter rage. As he entered the bridge to go to his ready room he informed the first officer that he was not to be disturbed. He composed himself before opening a channel to talk to Thomas. “Computer open a channel to the U.S.S Falcon. Lt. Commander Thomas Riker.” He said as he slammed his fist down. He had never felt as betrayed as he did now.

Thomas came onto the screen smiling. “Will how are you? It’s been a while what’s up?”

Will barely keeping his composure stated, “I’m not calling to chit chat, Thomas. Who the hell do you think you are?”

“Whoa stop. Wait.” Thomas’s face suddenly looked grim. “Deanna told you about the letter didn’t she?

That struck Will deep, but he wasn’t about to let Thomas know that she hadn’t.

Thomas continued. “I wondered how you would take it.”

“Bullshit.” Will said nearly screaming. “You knew exactly how I would take it. Is this you trying to get back at me Thomas? For leading the life that you didn’t. For having the woman that we both love in my life not yours, you send that letter. Did you think that it would make her leave the life that she has. Come to you and start a family. What the hell were you thinking?”

Will sat back a minute wanting to get off his soapbox. After a minute he sat back up and said. “Look, Tom I know you still love her and I know what she means to you…”

Will didn’t get a chance to finish what he saying. It was Thomas’s turn to loose control. “You have no idea what she means to me. Who the hell do you think you are? We are the same in almost every aspect, but that one. She did something for me that you could never understand.

Will was stunned. “And what is that?” He asked.

“She saved my life.” Thomas said. “ For twelve years of hell I spent on that planet, her memory is the only thing that kept me going. Just the thought that maybe one day we would be together again.

Will could see that Thomas was on the verge of tears. The last couple of years that I was down there, I realized that I had lost her. I knew that she had probably thought that I was dead or lost forever. I thought that she had found someone else. Was leading a life with him. Do you know what kept me alive after that?”

“No.” Will said.

“I thought that if I ever get off this planet, I am going to write to her and tell her what she meant to me. Tell her how I felt. To say goodbye. Will I never wanted to cause problems between the two of you. I swear that was the last thing that I wanted. I have said what I needed to say and if you want I will stay out of your lives from now on. It is up to you.”

Will didn’t know what to say or what to think. He sat back for a minute. “I never once thought. God I never knew.” Will stopped. He realized that he was stuttering.

“Thomas”, Will began, “I don’t think that you staying out of our lives will solve anything. I think that this is something that all of us need to discuss. Face to face. As much as I hate to admit it Deanna is apart of your life as well as mine and to rob you of that would be to rob you of everything that you hold dear.

“Then let’s talk.” Thomas began. “Do you think that you and Deanna could take leave in say oh two months?”

“Yes, but why so long?” Will asked.

“That is about a week before I am getting married. Then the four of us can sit down and talk.” Thomas was starting to smile a little bit. He could see that Will was in total shock.

“Really?” Will asked. “Anyone I know?”

Thomas really began to smile at this. “Actually yes it is. It’s Jessica Taylor.”

“No, you’re kidding.” Will was shocked.

Jessica Taylor was a girl that Will had fallen for back at the academy. “What? When? Will was stammering again.

“Look Will I have to get back to work. Unlike you I am not a Captain yet. I will talk with you soon.” Thomas was smiling bigger then ever.

“Of course.” Will was trying to pull himself back together. I will talk to you soon. Bye.”

“Bye Will.

As the COM switched of Will was beside himself. He didn’t know what to do. He did know that he needed to talk to Deanna.

He got up and headed out of the ready room. He spent a few minutes on the bridge making sure that everything was still on schedule for their arrival at Star base 229.

As Will entered their Quarters Deanna knew that something was wrong. She was pretty sure that he had found the letter. She had forgotten that she had put it in the same drawer as the evaluation.

“Will.” She began. “I know that you’re mad, and you have every right to be. I should have told you about the letter. I just didn’t know how you would take it.

“I just need to know you. Where you ever going to tell me if I hadn’t found it?” He asked almost scared of the answer.

Deanna began to stammer. “Yes. No. I don’t know. I just needed time to think. I had a million thoughts going through my head at one time. I just needed to sort them out. Can you understand that?”

“Yes, I can. If time is what you needed fine it just scares me to think that there isn’t something you can talk to me about. I know sometimes I will not always be the first one you go to, but I want to be in the loop. I can never imagine there being any secrets between us. “

“Deanna felt as if she could not of hurt Will more than she had. “Will I am sorry. I never meant to hurt you. I just needed some time. I know I would have talk to you when I had things figured out for myself. I love you, Imzadi.”

“I love you, too.” He said.

He went over to her. As his arms encircled her she him, he began to feel more at ease. “I talked to Thomas.” He began.

Deanna was stunned. “What did he say?” She asked.

“I think that that is something that the four of us need to talk about face to face.” He said.

“The four of us?” She looked at him puzzled.

Will was almost beaming when he said, “Thomas is getting married.”

“What?” She said. Deanna was truly shocked. “To who?”

“Will’s grin grew even bigger. “Jessica Taylor.” He said matter-of-factly.

Deanna nearly swore under her breath. “NO! That woman that made a pass at you at our wedding. Ehhhhhhh. I never liked her.”

Will started to laugh. “I know Imzadi. I know.