! I really liked your request for seven of nine/kes interactions so…au where all that stuff about kes leaving the corporeal plane to explore her powers never happened.
She stayed on Voyager, and was still there when Seven first arrived. As the only (tom paris doesn’t count) nurse it was only natural that she ended up spending a lot of time with seven. Even when Seven had recovered enough to no longer need that much medical assistance, Kes remained an important part of her life and journey to discover her newfound identity. As one of the few other people onboard who had no knowledge of humans prior to encountering Voyager, Kes was able to relate to a lot of Seven’s struggles and provide her with comfort, and they were alteady developing a trusting relationship when she offered to help seven learn how to socialize with others. Kes’ telepathic abilities also allowed her to sense Seven’s distress and difficult emotions that Seven didn’t know how to articulate yet.
Their relationship grows from that of a nurse and a patient to a genuine friendship (and maybe even more? unsubtle wink). With Kes by her side, Seven learned to both understand the emotional needs of others and accept her own emotions.
She stops the doctor from creeping on seven, and in return seven makes sure neelix doesn’t try to persuade kes into getting back together. Janeway basically adopts both as her daughters. With Kes as their guide, Seven and B’elanna quickly learn to understand each other and work around their differences. Kes helps teaching seven the value of things that are irrelevant.
They stay close as the years go by and Kes, sadly, grows rapidly older. Kes helps seven take care of the borg children, and encourages her growing friendship with Naomi Wildman. Kes would often watch over the children while Seven is busy with work. As Seven takes on the role of an unofficial crewman, she is able to help Kes understand and develop her powers in her own way; through science. Being Ocampan, Kes already knew that her life would be significantly shorter than Seven’s, and when she finally decided to leave the Voyager it was because she herself felt that the time was come (and not because of some contrived plot to get her off the show :\)
(anyways!! hope you like it!! even though instead of a proper drawing its…..4 small drawings, 2 doodles and a badly written headcanon thing)