Fandom: Star Trek (AOS/TOS)
Pairing: ReaderXBones Prompt: Soulmate AU – you can hear your soulmate’s
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
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.
“You’re fucking Iron Man!” Leonard stares at the screen in disbelief,
incredibly angry and proud and fascinated at the same time. He knew
something had to be off with this kid. “No, you are fucking him. I’m
just the lucky guy in the suit.” McCoy wants to say so many things and
his brain is composing the most eloquent fuck yous in the universe, but
his thoughts are interrupted by a dozen of tiny flickering lights and
Jim’s smart-ass computer, S.P.O.C.K., starts to give instructions
immediately. Listening to the too-calm voice of the too-perfect A.I.
makes him dizzy. He hated Artificial Intelligence and considered it to be
potentially dangerous, but he also understood that this invention
must’ve saved Jim’s life a dozen times. “Just look at the monitor and
tell me where Harrison is. I can’t see him in this crowd! Mr. Spock,
please make sure that the old man doesn’t have a heart attack right in
my lab while I’m saving the city.” Kirk’s laughter is charming and
distracting and all Leonard wants is to choke the little bastard and
then kiss him and fuck him hard so his ass will not get itself in
trouble any more. Maybe not in that particular order, but… “Dammit,
Jim, I’m a doctor, not a navigator!”
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS/TOS)
Pairing: ReaderXBones Prompt: @yourtropegirl ‘s Ballerina!reader challenge. Word Count: 3209.
Warnings:Minor injury, fluff. Rating: All
ages. Summary:21st century AU – reader is a ballerina preparing for an
audition and Bones is watching her through the studio’s window. Author’s Note: I love that this gave
me a chance to go back to my roots. I
trained in ballet and folk dance on and off for nearly 13 years until I got too
busy with school and work to continue.
It’s nice to be reliving some of those days! The title for this fic comes from a quote by
Shah Asad Rizvi: “One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time
experience joy of centuries, when movements become revelations of the dance of
The Dance of Destinies
Plié. Soubresaut. Chassé.
Piqué. Fouetté. Jeté.
Your movements are fluid and completely intuitive as you dance, the music
simply an afterthought in the background as you go through the motions you’ve
been practicing for months now in preparation for an audition for the American
Ballet Theatre. It’s your dream to dance
with the world-renowned corps de ballet and you’ve been training eight
hours a day for the last two weeks so that you’re ready when your audition
rolls around in less than a week.
Your joints are sore and your muscles are weak with exhaustion, but you don’t
give up. You can’t give up. It’s your one shot at achieving your dream
and you’re not about to give it up for a few aches and pains. Stopping only long enough to catch your
breath in between repeats of your chosen piece of music, you shake off the
fatigue, get a quick sip of water, and then get right back to your routine.
Captain: Arthur Pendragon A
captain who spends more time off the chair than on it, preferably
leading an away team to check a new planet. He will stop at nothing to
protect his ship and the people living on her (friendly named
respectively “the den” and “the hoard” by his half-sister).
First Officer: Guinevere le Blanc The
unofficial captain of the Excalibur, her reliability and honesty has
helped her raise through ranks until earning the rank of lieutenant
commander and first officer, despite not coming from command school.
Communications Officer: Gwaine Lotson He
speaks much, and most of the time his blabbering makes the captain
develop a headache, but he’s the most reliable communication officer one
would wish to have at one’s side when dealing with hostile aliens: he
specialized in languages while training as security officer, after all.
Chief Medical Officer: Gaius Blaze His
Eyebrow is made of legend and its renowned in the whole ‘Fleet: he will
make you do what he wants just by silently staring and pointing his
Eyebrow at you. He’s the only crew member who served under both the Pendragon father and the Pendragon son.
Science Officer: Merlin Emrys Curious
and hyperactive, Merlin is the kind of science officer a captain would
never want to have on the ship. Despite his inability to be tidy and the
tendency to improvise, he’s still a genius in a blue shirt. He also
doesn’t know what “chain of command” means. Inexplicably, Captain
Pendragon always refused to kick him out of the ship and went out of his
way to save his scrawny ass too many times to count. He’s been recommended for the position (and forced on the captain) by Admiral Pendragon.
Chief Engineer: Elyan le Blanc Brother
of the first officer Guinevere, he happened on the Excalibur after
finding out his sister was employed on this ship. He has inherited the
passion for engineering from his father, who served many years before
under Uther Pendragon’s captaincy.
Weapons and Armory Officer: Leon Cameliard Childhood
friend of Arthur and resident expert of weapons, he hung around the
ship’s armory too much time for a simple security officer until Arthur,
out of pity, promoted him armory officer when the position was vacant.
Quite proud of how he’s in charge of virtually every weapon aboard the
Excalibur, he is known to give dissertations to every crew member who
happens to ask him a weapon.
Computer Officer: Morgana Pendragon Always
eager to learn more about computers and their language, Morgana is the
only one on board, with Merlin, to be able to backtalk to the captain
and not end up in the brig for insubordination. She might abuse of her
ability to manipulate him, but always for the good.
Helmsman: Tristan Lyonesse One
of the few, in the whole crew, who dared to openly disagree with the
promotion of an admiral’s sons to captaincy of a brand-new Constitution,
Tristan’s pastime is still to grumble about the captain’s oddities
(first of all his protectiveness and propensity to always be where he
shouldn’t - namely, with his ass on the chair), although he long since
changed his mind on Arthur Pendragon’s worthiness of sitting on the
Security Chief: Lancelot Du Lac Following his
dreams, he gave all of himself at the Academy to get the high rates that
would’ve allowed him a chance to run for a position on the Excalibur.
His career has been hindered by Admiral Pendragon, who didn’t approve of
him as security chief, but he proved his worthiness in countless times.
Deputy Security Chief: Percival Grail Easygoing
and funny despite his ruff appearance, he has become the running joke
of the starship because the tunic fabric doesn’t stand the power of his
biceps. His has been the only request to have sleeveless tunics to ever
reach Starfleet HQ. He’s the right hand of Security Chief Du Lac, who convinced him to apply for the Excalibur to Captain Pendragon.
Navigator and Tactical Officer: Isolde Blanchmains The
only reason why the Excalibur wasn’t without a helmsman right before
leaving spacedock for her maiden voyage. She and Tristan spend their
on-duty time gossiping and commenting about the rest of the crew (and
especially the commanding crew).
Helmsman, Tactical officer: Mithian Nemeth An
Arthur Pendragon in skirt, as Merlin would grudgingly say, Mithian has
been personally invited by the captain to become part of the dragon’s
hoard after they met at an exclusive Starfleet event in which they found
out they shared many interests. She is the only daughter of admiral and member of the Starfleet Aristocracy Rodor Nemeth.
Security Officer: Mordred Druidson He
joined Starfleet just to work with the Pendragon siblings, of which he
is quite fond since he was eight years old and they helped him that one
time he was alone and lost in San Francisco. He is the youngest
member of the crew and one of the youngest in the whole Starfleet
(sharing the record with USS Enterprise’s Chekov).
Head Nurse: Morgause Fay The
nightmare of every patient, she acts as if she were the sole ruler of
the sickbay. She isn’t much a fan of men and she finds it hard to serve
under them, but she always imposes herself as the medical member of any
away party (parties that usually are all-male). Every time. Her hopeful ambition is to see Morgana Pendragon become captain of the Excalibur in the future.
USS Excalibur Mainframe Conduit: Freya The humanoid version of the USS Excalibur. She has a crush for Lieutenant Commander Emrys.
Pet FSN-345-58-0047: Kilgharrah Emrys The
not-so-cute reptile pet of Lieutenant Commander Merlin. He hates
cuddling but, at least, he is quite calm and isn’t a nuisance.
Medical officer: Cara Nimueh She
joined the Excalibur crew to keep an eye on the son of the late Ygraine Pendragon’s son (of whom she was a friend), but eventually found a place she doesn’t dislike too much to settle.
Yeoman: George Brass George
is the perfect yeoman, a role he is proud to cover. His best quality?
Efficient to perfection. Unfortunately, his humor is made only of cracks
Pet FSN-682-43-1054: Aithusa Pendragon Cute
and loved by virtually everyone aboard - with the only exception of the
captain who hates both the overgrown lizards - she makes many happy
sounds and steals everyone’s attention. She loves cuddles and scratches.
Liaison Officer: Uther Pendragon The
current head of the powerful Pendragon clan, Uther holds a great amount
of influence within Starfleet, of which his family had been part of
since when the Federation didn’t exist yet. Known for his sternness,
bordering on tyranny, he has been allowed to get the position of Liaison
Officer for a starship on which both his son and his daughter work
thanks to the power he wields in Starfleet and also because he’s Arthur
Pendragon’s harshest judge.
Imagine Jim and Leonard meeting in a bar on Jim’s night off. Kirk charms the doctor, so he comes back every night when the blond is working as a bartender. He tells himself it’s because of the good scotch but it’s an obvious lie. Jim knows it too, so every time Bones walks in to the bar, he puts on the same annoying song. Don’t you wanna come with me? Don’t you wanna feel my bones on your bones? It’s only natural.