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It's Like the Old Terran Fairy Tales: Chapter Three (final chapter)

Word Count: This chapter, a little under 5,000. Fic in total: around 16,000.

Rating: PG-13, for heavy concepts and a fair bit of cussing. Oh, Bones.

Warnings: In this chapter, there’s discussion about the death and dying of children, and mentions of mental/psychological abuse.

Disclaimer: I do not own Star Trek. Laaaaame.

A/N: The quote at the end of the chapter is taken from the story Die sieben Raben or The Seven Ravens.


Prologue: Once upon a Time
Chapter One: The Prince
Chapter Two: A Father and His Son

 

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It's Like the Old Terran Fairy Tales: Chapter Two


Word Count: This chapter, a little over 5,000.

Rating: PG-13, for graphic images, and some heavy concepts, I suppose.

Warnings: In this chapter, there’s discussion about the death and dying of children, euthanasia, terminal illnesses, and deaths of parents.

Disclaimer: I do not own Star Trek, much to my chagrin. That’s right. No profit here.

Prologue: Once upon a Time
Chapter One: The Prince

 

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Chapter Three: The Healers' Solutions
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It's Like the Old Terran Fairy Tales: Chapter One

Rating: PG-13.

Warnings: For this chapter, canonical genocide and physical violence, and brief mentions of mental/psychological abuse.

Disclaimer: Star Trek is not mine, alas. No profit is being made.

A/N: In this chapter, quotes are specifically taken from Der Froschkönig/The Frog King.

Prologue: Once upon a Time
 

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Chapter Two: A Father and His Son
Chapter Three: The Healers' Solutions
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It's Like the Old Terran Fairy Tales: Prologue


Fandom: Star Trek XI

Genre: Drama, with an (un)healthy dose of Angst.

Word Count: This chapter, around 2,500.

Summary: Amanda dies at childbirth and Sarek is left alone in raising a half-Human child. Confounded, he approaches a Vulcan mind-healer, who eventually becomes his wife. After the events of the Narada, Kirk and McCoy must deal with the aftershocks of Spock’s grief.

Rating: This chapter is PG-13, for subtle mentions of abuse.

Pairings: The story as a whole can be seen as the beginning of the epic friendship between Kirk, Spock, and McCoy…or, perhaps, the beginning of some epic Spock/McCoy. Either way is fine with me :)

Spoilers: For Star Trek XI. Minor spoilers for McCoy’s backstory in TOS and the older films, and major spoilers for the Grimms’ version of popular fairy tales.

Warnings: For this chapter, implications of the mental/psychological abuse of children.

Disclaimer: I do not own Star Trek, much to my chagrin. Neither money nor other tangible gain is being made by writing this story…as much as I wish this were not the case.

A/N: Quotes from the Grimms’ fairy tales are taken from their final edition. Translations are mine, and therefore, all mistakes. The Vulcan title contained herein I translate as “healer of the mind.” I made this up using the VLD. The idea of Spock having a stepmother comes from a prompt on the LJ kink meme.
 

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Chapter One: The Prince
Chapter Two: A Father and His Son
Chapter Three: The Healers' Solutions
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An Enterprising New Year

Fandom: Star Trek XI
Genre: General, with large splashes of Drama and Humor.
Word Count: 7,100 or so.
Summary: It's right after the winter holidays, and there's lots to discuss before the New Year rolls around. But how can they begin if Jim can't even get everyone to attend the staff meeting?
Rating: PG-13, for alcohol consumption and a swear word or two.
Pairings: There is in fact implied Spock/Uhura, but only as it relates to a more public setting.
Spoilers: Only for Star Trek XI.
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Quite sadly, I do not own anything to do with Star Trek. This is all lies, and there are no profits.
A/N: I actually wrote this out in a notebook back in December, and have only typed it up and edited it this past week. Oops?


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The Quickest Way (part 1)


Fandom: Star Trek XI
Genre: Humor, mainly of the ‘FML’ variety. Some Romance sneaks in near the end.
Word Count: Approximately 12,300.
Summary: Jim is infatuated with his first officer, but nothing gets past that Vulcan exterior. He has no choice but to enlist the help of his crew.
Rating: PG-13.
Pairings: Kirk/Spock, if Jim lives long enough.
Spoilers: Briefly, for Star Trek XI.
Warnings: As listed above, slash.
Disclaimer: Very sadly, I own nothing related to Star Trek. The characters are probably very pleased with this arrangement.
A/N: I wrote this for my friend’s birthday after I took her prompt and ran with it. I ran far, far away. Here you are, Lucifer! I hope you enjoy anyway. Also, it's split into two parts here because LJ can apparently only handle so much at a time.


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Kaleidoscope

Fandom: Star Trek XI
Genre: Vulcans do not ‘angst.’ A character study, of sorts.
Word Count: Approximately 2,800.
Summary: It’s nighttime on the Enterprise, and Spock attempts to organize his thoughts about the circumstances that brought him there. Also, Kirk makes a surprisingly perceptive query.
Rating: PG
Pairings: none
Spoilers: major events in Star Trek XI
Warnings: Lots of introspection. It’s my lifeblood, or something.
Disclaimer: Star Trek belongs to Gene Roddenberry and Paramount. I’m certainly earning no profit from this.
A/N: I read the postscript for the first time about a week or so after I wrote this story out in a notebook. It was perfect timing but another instance, alas, of geniuses saying in a few words concepts I’ve always struggled to express. I deemed it fitting to add. :)

 

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ELF vs. VULCAN


ELF vs. VULCAN

Fandom: Star Trek XI
Genre: A delectable main course of Humor, with a heaping helping of BFFery and a steaming side of Fluff. Finished off with a garnish of the finest Crack from the Southfarthing.
Word Count: Almost 6,000.
Summary: Bones and Jim discuss old twentieth-century literature as it pertains to Vulcan culture. Spock is not amused.
Rating: PG-13, for some language.
Pairings: none
Spoilers: Major events in Star Trek XI, and some minor details from various books by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Warnings: I think this should be fun for most people to read, but to be honest you probably need to have seen one film, at the very least: The Fellowship of the Ring. For optimum enjoyment, however, having read The Lord of the Rings is the best. Knowing a bit of The Silmarillion wouldn’t hurt either. It also helps if you know a fair amount about Vulcan history and culture. In short, if you get the majority of the references in this story, you are a massive geekist. Be prepared to come to terms with this.
Disclaimer: Star Trek and The Lord of the Rings belong to the dearly departed Gene Roddenberry and J.R.R. Tolkein, respectively, and the various estates, trusts, and production companies that now own them. I’m receiving no money, credits, or coins for this story. Or mithril.
A/N: I can barely believe I wrote this, but my brain kept making the comparisons and I knew it had to come out. It was an interesting experience. I held a long battle in my head concerning the usage of the term ‘epithet’ versus ‘kenning,’ and once, whilst researching some details, I began to make up a song about various characters from LOTR that culminated in crooning, “Gandalf is a BAMF!” before I realized it and stopped myself. I suppose this proves it’s too late for me to have a life, but I do hope this brings people as much joy as it did me. :)

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Elizabeth

Fandom: Romantics! 19th-century Poetry! Classic Lit, I guess. Classic Lit RPF.
Genre: Angst, I suppose.
Word Count: About 4,000.
Summary: "But you must understand; I am thirty-nine years old...I fear I am quite done dreaming."
Rating: PG
Pairings: Elizabeth Barrett/Robert Browning. Duh. They're like, the OTP of the past, right?
Spoilers: ...For history?
Warnings: Pseudo-Victorian verbosity. Angst. A cute puppy.
Disclaimer: I own nothing! No money is being made! This is mostly lies! All I can account for is that they must have, at some point, drunk tea together.
A/N: This is based on EBB's first poem in her collection, Sonnets from the Portuguese. I don't think reading it before or after really matters; what matters is that you read it, because it is fucking amazing.

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