Fandom: Babylon 5
Characters: Babylon 5 crew, President Clarke.
Written For: Challenge 7: War at drabblesoup.
Spoilers/Setting: No Surrender, No Retreat.
Summary: One war ends only for another to begin.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Babylon 5, or the characters. They belong to J. Michael Straczynski.
The Shadow War should have been the end of the fighting and the beginning of something greater. Chase the First Ones out of the galaxy and put an end to their interference, ushering in a new era in which the various races could learn to live alongside one another if not in complete harmony then at least in mutual tolerance.
Babylon Five had been built as the last, best hope for peace, but President Clarke’s fear and distrust of aliens now meant the people who served there must take up arms against their own kind in the cause of freedom.