It’s a short story titled “Intersection Point”in a novel titled The New Voyages, which is a collection of other such short stories written by Trek fans circa 1976. So Technically, it is published fanfiction haha.
The extra neat thing about it, though, is that each story in The New Voyages has a forward written by a Trek cast member! Mr James Doohan did the forward to this story. :) If you’re interested in this book you can find it used pretty cheap on Amazon, where I got my copy.
And to clarify - there is some missing context to this line, but not very much…
I agree with your post on homophobia in fic 100%. I think it ties into a broader point too, which is the problems w the argument "stop telling sad gay stories", rather than "tell more happy gay stories". Things like anti-sodomy laws and HIV/AIDS and hate crimes can be depressing, but it is our history and often our reality. We need those stories too, along with the happy stories. /apolesen
i couldn’t have put it better, you’re absolutely right.
Erik Lehnsherr is a musical prodigy and a man destined
for great things and great stages. But his life is shattered by a
terrible accident that leaves him blind and trying to find his way back
to his life, his music, and his place in the world.
Erik awakes from a intensive surgery that leaves him with only his name
and his mother’s face. Through the help of the young Dr. Xavier Erik
begins the process of regaining his lost memories. As the days pass
perhaps Erik is gaining back more than just his memories?
With no recollection of why he has ordered the Brotherhood to go deep
into Russia during the winter months, Magneto is considered insane by
his followers, but the unexplained presence of Charles Xavier leads Erik
to think that there is something more than madness to his amnesia and
to the haunting but impossible memory of a kiss in the snow…
When Magneto comes down with a terrible illness, the Brotherhood
turns to the only mutant they know who can help—Hank McCoy.
Unfortunately, this leaves Magneto at the doorstep of Charles Xavier:
former friend, former lover, current adversary. When Charles
discovers that the illness has left Erik with no memories of what came
before, he is left with a choice: To return Magneto to the Brotherhood, or to keep Erik for himself.
Erik Lehnsherr is a detective in the NYPD, happily married for four
years to Charles Xavier, Professor of Genetics at Columbia University.
At least that’s what he thinks when he wakes up in a hospital bed, arm
broken and head swathed in bandages, his mother Edie holding his hand. A
lot of things happened that he doesn’t remember…the most important
being the fact that he’s no longer married to Charles.
Charles is truly and utterly happy. Hank the Scientist - who is perfect
in all ways - is his boyfriend, and he has his radio show. It’s all he
ever wanted. He’s happy. So very, very happy. Definitely happy.
Mod note: I’m not sure if this exactly fits but it’s a very interesting take on a Welcome To Nightvale crossover/AU and I love the idea.
Kirk Prime is trapped in the Nexus. The ever meddling Q gives him a second chance at love with Spock Prime. The only problem is he’s dropped off in the nuTrek universe. The younger versions of Kirk and Spock must help their older counterparts find each other before Spock Prime dies alone in the throes of pon farr.
Spock is killed on an away mission. The burial is postponed when the Enterprise must respond to an emergency in deep space with a captain who is slowly descending into madness. Meanwhile, Spock Prime improbably reunites with Kirk Prime, but now they must struggle to survive in a dimension where nightmares are real and a powerful being wants them in her collection.
“What a childish, arrogant punk this Spock was. It may have been Kirk’s imagination, but this Spock’s smirk was a touch more sarcastic and threatening, and it made Kirk want to wipe the stupid thing off his face.”
The Nexus releases Kirk in the year 2254, but he soon realizes that this isn’t his universe. Too many things are different, so many details are wrong. He prepares to face the future alone—until he’s reunited with an old friend.
A year and a half into the Enterprise’s five year mission Jim finds himself held hostage on a voilent planet. Not that there’s anything new about that, but after he is rescued by the most impossible of saviours his entire world, and especially his relationship with his endearingly stubborn first officer will begin to change in ways that he could hardly have ever imagined.
Kirk survives Generations and reunites with Spock. He finds adapting to life nearly eighty years in the future is hard enough, but then a star about to go supernova threatens Romulus, and Kirk and Spock have to deal with Captain Nero and the strange new universe they follow him into.
When the Enterprise encounters a ship caught in the Nexus, their rescue attempt beams aboard someone unexpected; Kirk Prime. Kirk and Spock are forced to confront what their counterparts’ relationship might mean for their own.
While on medical leave after his miraculous recovery, Jim is plagued with dreams — dreams of another James T. Kirk, the one from the same alternate reality that the other Spock hails from. At first, Jim’s dreams are dismissed as a psychological symptom of his latest trauma, but when he starts talking about a place called the Nexus, the answer no longer seems so cut-and-dried. But disturbing dreams aren’t the only thing Jim’s struggling with — there’s Starfleet’s concern over his mental stability, the repairs of his beloved ship and the little matter of the fact that his First Officer seems to be intent on ignoring him.
“If he’s there, I’ve got to figure out a way to get him out.”
Unknown to the why’s or the how’s, Prime!Jim has survived and is found in the alternate time line. In his disbelief, he readily thinks himself in a heaven of unintended creation. No one can recognize him though. No one can name him. When he finds this Spock and this odd version of Jim avidly reject their affections for each other, he’s believes it is his penance and accepts the debilitating hell he really thinks this is.
Prime!Spock felt the bond flare to life for the first time in decades. It’s only about working a way to physically get to him, but when the bond quavers like a plucked guitar string, it’s a race to get to him in more ways than one.
WIP. New fic yeaaah, the first chapter was posted on April 3rd and it seems so promising!
Hi, I was wandering if you could recommend me some Cherik that is about them and the rest of the gang starting the school, about the kids they get, and about being parents/teachers to them. It can be fluff, it can be angsty, it can be AU, Mpreg. I've already read "Your Baby is My Supermagnet (My Baby is Your Drug)" by Unforgotten and "Unfinished Business" by pockslash, so something like that(?) Thanks a lot!
For I Mean to Conquer Troy by twelve_pastels [M, Cherik, Azazel/Raven, Hank/Alex, Set one year post movie, Charles overloads himself in Cerebro, and his mind goes walkabout. Erik temporarily takes over the school in his absence.]
Mod Note: I adore how it is Erik-centric and there are so many bits that make you laugh and make you cry and everything in between. If you haven’t read this Big Bang, then I highly recommend it!
Synthesis (Scenes from an AU) by starlady [M, Cherik, Synthesis is a dynamic process. Or, scenes from the AU where Charles and Erik have sex, get married, become best friends, and run the school together.]
Mod Note: Why did this happen in the movie again?
Let Freedom Ring by apolesen [NC-17, Cherik, Erik/Raven, Hank/Raven, Raven/Angel, Two arrivals to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters coincide - Jason Stryker, a child branded a freak because of his psychic powers, and Erik Lehnsherr, wanted terrorist and old friend of the professor. Jason is there as his father wants him cured - Erik claims that he has gone rogue from his own renegades. As tensions rise between mutants and humans, as well as between the suddenly reunited friends, who can truly be trusted?]
Mod Note: This one is hauntingly beautiful and deals with transphobia. It is written beautifully with period appropriate homophobia with a punch in the gut ending. But that shouldn’t deter you from reading this amazing work!