Authors: merisunshine36 and lindmere
Characters: Enterprise crew, Sarek, Winona, background Spock/Uhura/OFC
Rating/Wordcount: PG-13, ~13K
Warnings: scientific discussion related to conception/reproduction
Notes: A million thanks to my cowriter, the lovely lindmere! We never would have finished this without being there to prop each other up. Much gratitude is also owed to our betas, the awesomesail_aweigh and shuuki_chan <3. This is the first in a series, so stay tuned for the next installment!
Summary/link: 16.45 years after Vulcan's destruction, the last light from Vulcan shines on an Earth on the verge of war, and on Starfleet officers facing decisions on whether to confront the enemy or seek out new life.
Fandom: Star Trek
Characters: Nyota Uhura, Spock
Word Count: 14,224
Betaed by: laurajv
Summary: “All Vulcans are constrained. By our biology, by our clans, by our whole society. But women more so than men, and offworlder women married to Vulcan men most of all.” Nyota loves Spock. But she can’t have him without taking Vulcan culture, too.
Note: the title is an adaption of The River Between by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. laurajv wants me to write a sequel; I may, but it probably won’t be any time soon.
( The most important thing for the Vulcans right now is the rebuilding of their culture and society, not the building of the new colony’s buildings. They named their new homeworld ‘rebirth,’ and that’s exactly what they want to happen. )
1) Reach for Rejection, The Romulans offer the Vulcans aid.
2) Vulcan treasures from off-world get sent to the New Colony
3) Those Left Behind Sarek and Pike offer comfort to one another in the aftermath
And, not precisely what I was expecting to see as a fill, but have a recipe for plomeek soup!
This enterprise has so far proven most productive. Let us continue in our endeavor.
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I realized I'm thinking about this too much like a human. Vulcans live twice as long as we do; they probably have a fertile period twice as long, as well. Raise one batch of kids as children of one clan, and once they're out of the house, raise another batch of kids as children of the other. Bingo, both clans preserved, and you have a population explosion as well, which they need.
Shall we proceed with a Vulcan Reforged Kink Meme?
That would be most logical, Captain. (Yes)
Your emotional entreaties can not persuade me. (No)
An alternate proposal may possess some value. Please consider something I will explicate in comments.
This immense (100k+ words) novel is a sequel to a Kirk/Spock Pon Farr story which is very good, but which I never rec'd here because, unusually, it doesn't have much to do with Vulcans.
This novel is great because it addresses the reconstruction of Vulcan, Vulcan xenophobia, Federation politics, it makes the Orions into real and interesting players on the Galactic stage, and considers how the Nerada incident has impacted relations with the Romulans. Highly recommended.
Fandom: Star Trek
Word Count: 2,417
Betaed by: ljc
Summary: Though much is taken, some things remain.
Prompt: treknovelfest 57--The Pandora Principle, Spock Prime & Saavik. Spock!Prime goes to rescue everyone a decade or so early.
Note: Pthak’sahaisau means “cast out fear” (thank you, Vulcan Language Dictionary) and refers to Surak’s writings: “Here is the first part of the secret: Cast out fear. There is no room for anything else until you cast out fear.” (Spock’s World, p. 312)
( Spock surveyed the cavern, the largest chamber on Thieurrull, which in Standard was Hellguard. )
Additionally, I have a question. Do Vulcans get drunk off alcohol? Do they have a hugely high tolerance, but some Romulan ale will crack it? Or does alcohol have no effect at all? Do they get drunk but never never show it because their self control is that good? Enquiring minds want to know!
I don't know what I find more touching, the continued existence of sehlats or that the Romulans took their pets with them at the Time of Sundering.
Summary: A conversation on New Vulcan between Sarek and Spock Prime.
Disclaimer: Sadly, the characters of Star Trek, specifically Spock Prime and Sarek, do not belong to me. I am learning to accept it. I'm not making any money on them, either.
Note 1: Part of the idea for this story came from a wonderful post beatrice_otter made about her thoughts on what might happen with Vulcan culture. You can read it here.
Note 2: Many thanks to my betas regan_v and especially to lanning for advice that went above and beyond.
So, that whole thing where conventional Federation warp drives were tearing apart the fabric of space-time, but, it appears, some solution must have been found for the problem, since someone thought it was a idea to build Voyager, with a cruising speed above Warp 9. (The
environmental impact of gasolinewas a big part of the plot of the finale of TNG.)
( movie spoilers. OMG, people, go bittorrent the movie so I can stop cutting! )
Then today I was reading anne_higgins' No-Win Scenario which is not particularly germane to this comm, but which mentions that the low-level species wide telepathy was putting the Vulcans into a tail-spin, and I wondered if a large number of people from a different telepathic species would be helpful or harmful.
What do y'all think of either or both ponderances?