|11.22.2381; stardate 58890
|Megan Reinbold (mother)
Adam Shelton (father)
|Basketball, video games,
|Stranded on Corneria,
captured by Velora
|Sets out with Alan Christopher
Justin Reinbold was born November 22, 2381 (stardate 58890) on Earth in San Francisco, California, to Megan Reinbold and
Adam Shelton. Not long after Justin’s birth, Adam Shelton left, leaving Megan Reinbold to raise young Justin on her own.
(“Retribution” [TFF]). At the time, Megan had been a cadet at Starfleet Academy. Instead of advancing her career, Megan
ultimately chose to return, with Justin, to her family in Cleveland, Ohio. (“Witch Hunt” [TFF]). Justin spent many happy years
in Ohio—but that began to change when Megan returned to Starfleet in 2386. At first, the disruptions to Justin’s life were
nominal, little more than infrequent journeys into space and the occasional separation from his mother. He continued his life
without much interruption, only vaguely aware of the Starfleet that kept his mother away. However, that festering
resentment finally exploded in 2396, when Megan was posted aboard the USS Kensington. Uprooted from everything and
everyone he knew, Justin was immediately at odds with both Starfleet and his mother—and he made absolutely certain his
feelings were known. (“A Perchance to Dream” [TFF]).
In July 2397, Justin went to live aboard the USS Starlight when his mother was assigned to that ship as a science officer.
Justin was again vehemently opposed to the move, having grown accustomed to life aboard the Kensington. (“A Perchance to
Dream” [TFF]). In protest, Justin made his mission defy Megan’s order, going as far as having sexual relations with a relative
stranger when the Starlight visited Gamera II in August 2397. (“Landmarks” [TFF]). This rebellious attitude ultimately caught
the attention of Doctor Sarah Hartman who, like Justin, tended to have an attitude of her own. She thusly took the boy
under her tutelage. (“Mystic Invasion” [TFF]).
Justin’s relationship with his mother began to mellow in early 2374, when Megan was attacked and nearly killed by the Ghaib.
(“In the Heart of Darkness” [TFF]). In the tragedy’s aftermath, the pair slowly came to appreciate and understand each other.
(“The Fields of Asphodel, part I” [TFF]). During this time, Justin also started to forge friendships with other members of the
Starlight crew, including Lucas Tompkins and Erin Keller, and eventually Captain Alan Christopher himself. Additionally, his
continued studies with Sarah Hartman had started to awaken Justin’s scientific curiosity. When Megan accepted a transfer to
the USS Columbia in early 2399, Justin ultimately chose to stay behind. (“The Storm” [TFF]).
Justin’s time spent with Sarah Hartman paid off when the Starlight was attacked by Tholians on stardate 75645 (August 2398).
Dozens of crewmembers were injured during the attack, and Justin’s medical training allowed him to save several lives. (“The
Culling” [TFF]). Justin’s studies with Sarah Hartman neared their conclusion on stardate 76101 (February 2399), edging him
closer to adulthood. However, during his final examination, Justin became stranded with Alan Christopher on the surface of
Corneria IV. It was then that Justin realized his life lacked direction—even so, Justin found it difficult to choose a path for
himself. (“Moments of Transition” [TFF]).
On stardate 76161, Justin, along with several Starlight crewmembers, was abducted by the Velora. While aboard the ship, he
was subjected to several medical experiments designed to decrease human resistance to the blight. Though he was eventually
released relatively unharmed, the experience took a considerable toll upon Justin. (“Retribution” [TFF]). Justin suffered
another blow in November 2399, when his mother was killed by the Elorg on Rebena Te Ra. (“Words Better Left Unspoken”
[TFF]). The tragedy initially sent Justin into a deep depression, but he quickly recovered, knowing that his mother wouldn’t
want him to mope around forever. Thus, in early 2400, he briefly considered entering Starfleet Medical. Fearing he might
have made the decision merely to honor his mother’s wishes—and not his own—Justin soon retracted his application.
Following the Starlight’s destruction on stardate 77059 (February 2400), Justin set out into the unknown with Alan Christopher,
hoping he might ultimately find his true place in the universe. (“Where Angels Fear to Tread” [TFF]).