Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, Frankenstein the cat, Frank Hollister
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Hollister makes a different decision about Lister's cat, and it has a domino effect on the resulting series of events. Lister doesn't go into stasis, Rimmer doesn't repair the drive plate, the radiation leak never happens. Instead of a couple of bums alone in space 3 million years into the future, Rimmer deals with his father's death! Lister decides to try to be Rimmer's friend! We go to Io! Portraits of respected historical figures are defaced! Frankenstein has kittens! Rimmer ponders a career change! And more…
Rimmer and Lister are at "budding friendship" level for now, but I expect it will become more or less a romantic attachment by the end.