Among My Stillness
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS/TOS)
Prompt: Soulmate AU – you can hear your soulmate’s heartbeat.
Word Count: 2570
Warnings: Small, slightly graphic description of a minor injury.
Rating: All ages.
Author’s Note: this idea came to me when I was in the shower tonight. I tried to get out so quickly to write it down before I forgot it that I almost killed myself by accident. All in the name of fanfic. Special shout out to @yourtropegirl – I know you didn’t request it, but I’m hoping you’ll enjoy this soulmate AU anyway! Beta’d by @starshiphufflebadger
Among My Stillness was a Pounding Heart
It had all started when you’d first set foot on the USS Enterprise. At some point on your first day, you had become aware of a soft, distant pulsing in your head. At first you’d thought it was the beginnings of a headache, your own heartbeat pounding in your ears, but you had soon realized that the rate and rhythm of the beat were different from your own.
You had been startled. You had always heard talk of people finding their soulmates, but you had gone for so many years without any inkling as to who yours might be that you had almost entirely given up searching until you’d begun hearing the rhythmic thumping here and there.
It was an almost-constant presence. Sometimes you lost the sound when you were on away missions, or when you were sealed off in the physics lab in the belly of the ship, working on gravity stabilization experiments or cold fusion dynamics. Other times, it was like there was a drum set right inside your skull, going off like your brain was throwing its own, personal classical rock concert.