Unregulated Void is a story written by Rikougawa Yashiki. It ran in Yes, And 2 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/282895.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/unregulated-void/. It is also posted on Archive Of Our Own at http://archiveofourown.org/works/1997607.
A love triangle... in space!
From the author: "A sassy lady, sassy fellow, and sassy non-gendered alien try to negotiate a suddenly reopened love triangle. And dodge space pirates, too."
From fairyninjas.wordpress.com: "A clever and interesting sci-fi threesome adventure! Some space pirates, some UST, some asteroids, an alien or two. You know, the usual."
There wasn’t a whole lot you could complain about with a period of general galactic peace. Unless you were someone like Carmine Centauri, who’d spent most of your adult life either training for or being directly involved in a period of general galactic war, and then you were just pretty well out of luck.
Which was how, stars preserve her, she ended up on a tin bucket of a mining shuttle with two of her exes for a twelfth-cycle straight.
Which is why Cen actually took the holovid message from Steele, which turned out to be about a job, which turned out to be a job she couldn’t pass up in her current underemployed state of affairs.
There is only a specific demographic that is going to get this, but this story was conceived as a generic grocery-store brand sci-fi AU of another, fairly high concept sci-fi serial. There are a couple reasons I chose to go the original fiction, moderately-veiled route, but the biggest is that the viability of the ship in canon is so far gone at this point that it would take a lot of canon-divergent heavy lifting just to show up at the doorstep of being workable as fanfiction. So I packed my bags and moved to a different universe altogether.
That being said, once I started writing it, it just wandered away further. So hopefully, where it's at is that it works on an extra level for the crossover audience, but if you just like the sort of queer genre fiction that S2B2 offers, you can just show up for a self-contained story about three nerds bickering with each other on a spaceship.