Star Trek K/S fic recs (fics A-L)
These are all from the Trekiverse Archive, under the K/S pairing. Surprisingly, almost half the fics there were readable, and maybe 25% or so were even good. Compared to the 1% or so good fics rate that I'm used to in more recent fandoms like HP and LOTR, these were total gems. ^_^
Warning: Many of these are NC-17 slash!
Arrogant Presumption - A prologue to the events of "STVI: The Undiscovered Country". Theme: married life isn't without its bumps and bruises; and the inherent danger of marrying a hero on a pedestal is disillusionment. Much angst.
Punishment - A sequel to the above ("Arrogant Presumption") and a retelling of STVI from the K/S relationship direction. Theme: while marriage isn't without bumps and bruises, a *successful* marriage also knows how to mend itself. The ending is slightly AU from the movie, and rather sad, but no sadder than what would've happened anyways in "STVII: Generations", I guess. Mostly angst, again.
The Bay In Fog - Takes place after the series and before STI:TMP. Summary: It's Chrismas in San Francisco and a surprising visitor "drops by" the Vulcan Embassy in a typically unorthodox manner. Sarek and Kirk have a talk about a certain half-Vulcan in their lives. More angst.
Bonding Contingent - AU setting. Featuring an arranged marriage for political reasons between Earth and Vulcan. Guess who get picked?
Bonding Game - A light-hearted almost-PWP wherein Kirk convinces Spock of a much better solution to the Vulcan mate-bonding problem.
But Never Parted - An AU of the Tholian Web episode in TOS, which assumes a pre-existing K/S reltaionship. Summary: a fundie movement in the Federation forces Starfleet to split our dynamic duo apart right before the Enterprise mixes it up with the Tholians. Thank goodness that Kirk has more lives than a cat. Not a deathfic... technically.
The Cherry Stem - Humor fic. Kirk tries out the cherry stem trick on various (all of two... one and a half) Vulcans.
Christmas Gifts - Fluffy and somewhat sappy fic. Kirk maybe a little OOC, but who cares when the NC-17 scene takes up almost half the fic? *eg* Basic gist: Kirk and Spock sharing a winter cabin for Christmas leave.
Dear T'hy'la: It is Curious - A letter from Spock to his bondmate, taking place sometime between STI and STII. I have a vague feeling that it's a sequel or a part of a series, but oh well.
The Diet - Vegetarianism as an aphrodisiac. A short humor fic.
Hidden Pleasures - Kirk's in denial (and having such a weird time of it), Spock's stalking his captain (or at least it seems so), and a dead man's legacy sets things snowballing (woo-boy).
Human's Kiss and Vulcan's Touch - Spock reflects on his life, and on the expressions of love. Sarek is actually fatherly in this one. T'Pring is still a b*tch. Kirk is a little bit too boisterous, but oh well.
I Leave This At Your Ear - Another hurt/comfort fic taking place post-"Operation: Annihilate!". Spock tracks down his grieving captain on Earth. (Gee... lots of fics giving our favorite Vulcan stalking tendencies. :p) Mostly angst, of course.
Influenced - Kirk flexes his charm to convince certain Vulcan matriarchs to accept his bond with Spock. Humor.
Just Be A Friend - Kirk plays voyeur listening in to a recently dead crewman's personal log and finds out that his friend and exec has been experimenting with sex. Jealousy and relevations ensue. A bit of humor mixed with a dash of angst.
Kiss Trilogy - Kirk reminisce about the past after his mother's death. Memories include how to keep a Vulcan's ears warm in the Iowa winter. Fluff. Lots of fluff. The bit at the end with McCoy was a surprise though.