3 Works in Peter Whitelaw
Although Hutch's partner is a mere Beta, Starsky is the only partner Hutch wants. As an Alpha, he’s never questioned Starsky’s gender. Alphas don’t question Betas about their lives, and they certainly don’t socialize with Omegas, perish the thought.
Hutch’s only regret is that Starsky’s not an Alpha. Fortunately, Betas have been officially allowed in the Police Department in the Beta Civil Rights era of the 1970s, which is great progress in this dogmatic society. Institutionalized inequality amongst the genders is still in place and Omegas are categorically banned from working for a living.
Hutch's life is turned upside down when his Captain reveals a sensitive and dangerous secret Starsky’s been keeping for all the years they've been partners. Starsky’s paid a huge price to keep his secret from Hutch and the world.
Hutch now finds himself questioning the societal order where Omegas are kept from participating in public life. What can he do to change things for the better?
Meanwhile, their unplanned heat and rut cycles threaten to spiral them both out of control.
“I can tell by the way you look at one another, your body language around each other, that you have a... different kind of love for each other.”
- Part 7 of SR Chronicles
As Starsky recovers from Gunther's hit, he feels it's time for things to move on. A first time story.