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Cover of Night by Killa Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 39]
Summary:

While waiting to learn what will come of the fal tor pan, Kirk relives memories of his destructive and secret relationship with Spock. How can he find redemption when Spock doesn't even remember him? Originally posted in 1998. Also appeared in Amazing Grace: Best of the Net.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Erotica, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12512 Read Count: 15174
[Report This] Published: 09/05/2005 Updated: 09/05/2005
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 10/27/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Complete Story

Ah, this one always makes me cry.  Thanks for archiving it!

Turning Point by Killa Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

At the end of the five year mission, Kirk and Spock go to New Orleans and explore the true meaning of decadence. Originally posted to the alt.sex.fetish.startrek newsgroup in 1995. Also appeared in T'hy'la 18.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Erotica, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Turning Point
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 30927 Read Count: 22307
[Report This] Published: 09/05/2005 Updated: 09/05/2005
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/27/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Complete Story

Ah, this story!  It brought me into K/S.  So lovely.

A Good Look in the Mirror by Rabble Rouser Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

The captain of the I.S.S. Enterprise comes to a turning point.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Mirror Universe
Warnings: Explicit violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8925 Read Count: 5378
[Report This] Published: 09/12/2005 Updated: 09/12/2005
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/28/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Complete Story

I'm so glad this is posted here. 

Strong Together by UKJess Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 30]
Summary:

What also happened in New York


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17058 Read Count: 33920
[Report This] Published: 11/15/2005 Updated: 11/16/2005
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 05/04/2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Thanks so much for putting these stories up, Jess. This is a wonderful missing scene.

Summary: Feature

A chance meeting in a garden changes the shape of two lives forever. Originally published in Sun and Shadow.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Major character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4544 Read Count: 11154
[Report This] Published: 09/28/2010 Updated: 09/28/2010
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 10/27/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This never gets any less beautiful.  I'm so glad it's archived, so new readers can find it!

Where No Man Has Gone Before by eimeo Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

A slashy re-telling of the episode. First in a series tracing K/S throughout the three seasons, from friendship into love.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Gary Mitchell, McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Always Shall Be
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13260 Read Count: 3726
[Report This] Published: 07/11/2011 Updated: 07/11/2011
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 10/28/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'm usually not a big fan of present tense, but you rock it SO HARD in these stories.  Also I like your Gary a lot.



Author's Response:

Thank you! I'm not sure why K/S makes me write in the present tense, but I don't think I've written ANYTHING past tense with these guys! XD I'm glad you liked Gary - it's something I worked hard on, because he's not one of my favourite characters but I wanted to make sure that didn't get in the way of drawing him in this fic. Thanks so much for this review!

The Corbomite Maneuver by eimeo Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

A slashy look at the episode, also dealing with Kirk's reaction to Gary's death.

Number 2 in the Always Shall Be series.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: None
Warnings: None
Series: Always Shall Be
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10634 Read Count: 3154
[Report This] Published: 07/22/2011 Updated: 07/22/2011
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 10/28/2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Corbomite Maneuver

Also I love your dialog.  Often I have a hard time knowing where the script breaks off and you start (well, I haven't seen the episode in a long time either).  Do you use a transcript or video?



Author's Response:

Yay, I'm delighted to hear that I'm able to combine my writing with the episode writing! That's great to know, thank you! I usually only use the transcript if there's something I can't make out on screen (since the transcript doesn't tend to give the slashiest details, like the smouldering looks and the random touches) - I keep the DVD running in the background while I work and there's a lot of flicking back and forward between windows!

The Enemy Within by eimeo Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

One of the slashiest episodes that ever slashed, told from Kirk's perspective after the fact.

Warning for attempted dubcon - you all know the bit I'm talking about. Hey, don't look at me, it wasn't my idea...

Number 4 in the Always Shall Be series.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Dubious consent
Series: Always Shall Be
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5915 Read Count: 2821
[Report This] Published: 09/02/2011 Updated: 09/02/2011
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 10/28/2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Enemy Within

Wow.  Wow. Wow.  WOW.  That description of the sensation of the transporter.  Just. Awesome.



Author's Response:

YAAAAYYYY!!! I have a soft spot for that description because it's something I think a lot about (too much time on my hands? Quite possibly) and you're the first person who's ever loved it too! Made my day XD

Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 10/28/2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Enemy Within

...so I googled Sonnet 20 because I don't remember them by number at all, and now I am going to imagine that Gary got equally drunk and wrote it there.



Author's Response:

YES!!! You Googled the sonnet? I officially love you for doing that. Sonnet 20 is just LOADED with slashy significance! Since Kirk doesn't remember it even happening, I never came to any decision about who wrote it there but Gary works for me!

Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 10/28/2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Enemy Within

I liked the format!  There are one or two that would be great from Spock's individual log as well.



Author's Response:

It may very well happen! I love writing Spock's POV and he would be the most deliciously unreliable narrator....

The Naked Time by eimeo Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Well, the slash basically just writes itself with this one - the only way it could be slashier would be if there was actual on-screen nakedness. I did what I could, but Kirk and Spock do most of the work here...

Number 6 in the Always Shall Be series.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Always Shall Be
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8479 Read Count: 4720
[Report This] Published: 10/27/2011 Updated: 10/27/2011
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/28/2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Naked Time

I like your narrative voice!  Now I must read the other ones.



Author's Response:

Hurray - thanks!

Spice by eimeo Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 346]
Summary:

It’s a question of biology. Vulcan biology.

The problem with falling in love with a member of an insanely private species is that it just might take you the best part of a five year mission to work out that the feelings are requited. And then you might discover that he’s already decided that the two of you can never be together.

And what are you supposed to do if he won’t tell you why?

~*~

Written as a response to T'Lara’s ingenious challenge, which is noted when it shows up in-text. Huge thanks to my fantastic betas Frodolass, penguin_attie and miloowen for being, well, fantastic. Any mistakes that remain are all mine.

If you'd like to download a PDF copy of the full novel (minus the author notes but including the translations from Vulcan), click here.

Also, the talented veta_black has created a fanmix for the fic, which you can access here.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda, Lori Ciani, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 282270 Read Count: 153965
[Report This] Published: 10/31/2011 Updated: 11/13/2014
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 11/01/2011 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 3

Aww.  I don't even DO works-in-progress, but you have tempted me and since, well, yesterday, I have checked for it every time I am online.  It's delightful and moving.  As always, the voices are spot on, and I also loved your Amanda.



Author's Response:

Thank you so much! I know what you mean about a WIP - I'm terrible at waiting for authors to update - but I promise to keep this one at least semi-regular until I get to the end. These lovely reviews don't exactly make it difficult to keep writing either!

Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 11/04/2011 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4

*sigh*  How lovely.  Keep going!



Author's Response:

Thank you so much! I will - I'm enjoying myself too much to stop now! :-)

Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 01/02/2012 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 10

I've been keeping up and continuing to love this!  I can't wait for Seleya.



Author's Response: Yay, thank you! It's coming up soon :-)

Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 01/13/2012 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 11

OK, so, I won't speculate because I think we must be approaching the prompt that you said you did not want to spoil, but AAAAGGHHHH the tension!  Moremoremore.



Author's Response: My lips (erm... keyboard? Screen?) are sealed on the availability or otherwise of the kink in the near future :-) I promise to have Chapter 12 up ASAP!

Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 04/01/2012 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 15

I love this chapter.  It's like the beginning of a better novelization for a better first movie.



Author's Response: Ooooh, thank you very much! XD

What Remains by Miltonway Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 59]
Summary:

In answer to Eimeo’s challenge

‘Anyone ever seen the magnificent film "Truly, Madly, Deeply", starring Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman? I'd love to see an AU K/S fic based on that. Basically, Kirk's lover, Gary Mitchell, has recently - and unexpectedly - died and he's having a hard time getting past his grief. While Kirk hovers on the verge of despair, Gary comes back to haunt him benignly and, surreptitiously, to help him move on. Because Kirk has just met a mysterious man named Spock, who could be so much more to him if he can just let go of Gary's memory and face up to a future without him...’

 

I’d like to say a big thanks to my betas, Aldora 89 and Fagur Fiskar, for all their hard work, enthusiasm and encouragement.  Thanks too, to Eimeo for posting the challenge. Not beta read from chapter 33 onwards.

 

Disclaimers – Neither ST or TMD belong to me.  One belongs to Mr. Roddenbury, and the other to Anthony Minghella and BBC Films.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Chris Pike, Gaila, Gary Mitchell, McCoy, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe, AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Challenges: "Truly, Madly, T'hy'la"
Series: None
Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 123722 Read Count: 14987
[Report This] Published: 02/12/2015 Updated: 04/13/2020
Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Date: 05/08/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

It's nice to see a Gary story!  Especially one that treats him as a human being, not a monster. I feel you've found a Jim in between his TOS and Reboot character, which I also enjoy.

Also, I'm glad to see someone pick up this challenge, as I am another fan of Truly, Madly, Deeply



Author's Response:

Hi jat_sapphire,

Thank you.  Yeah, portrayals of Gary in fanfic, other than scum bag, are as rare as hen’s teeth, ha!  Which is a shame really, as it’s clear in TOS that he was changing and he hadn’t always been what he ended up as.  I’m not knocking other writers, not at all, but I’d like to read more stories with Gary Mitchell as more of a fully rounded human being.

You know, I didn’t think of writing a Jim between TOS and Reboot.  I never thought of it like that. But now that you mention it, I’d be really pleased if that’s how it’s interpreted.  So, thanks for making me :)

I was trying to write reboot Jim a little more mature, with the cocky edges dulled a little, as I think loving so intensely and losing that loved one so young in life had a profound effect on him.  It means he's a little more grown up than the reboot version.  That was my thinking anyway, so I’m very happy if he’s between the two versions of ST Jim.

Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review.