Fandom: Star Trek AOS (Soulmate AU) Pairing: Reader x Bones Word Count: 1,873 Prompt: A prompt from @bkwrm523 a while back: “
So, academy era. Soulmate Au where you can hear each other’s thoughts. You and Leonard kinda chat sometimes, but haven’t met yet. Leonard’s figured out that you’re both at the academy. In the middle of one of his classes, he realizes from your thoughts that you were just in some sorta shuttle accident and badly hurt. He leaves class immediately, gets you to tell him WHERE you are so he can call help. Then, while rushing over, he coaches you through patching yourself up while waiting for help to arrive, all through thoughts.” Warnings: Nothing much for this chapter, just scary scenes and a bit of blood Tag list:@outside-the-government@feelmyroarrrr Others who have asked to be tagged for this fic/expressed interest: @bkwrm523@yourtropegirl@littlecarowrites@auduna-druitt@mccoymostly@nymphadora-blurryface Author’s note: This was turning into a really long one shot so I’ve decided to break it up into three (potentially four) parts. I hope you like it!
It happened on
your first day at the Academy. As though
the enormity of starting your new life as a cadet wasn’t exciting enough, it
was also the day you’d first sensed the thoughts of your soulmate. You’d heard the stories of the few in your
hometown who were fortunate enough to have been born within telepathic range of
their soulmates, but you’d never expected that you’d be one of the lucky ones. You’d dreamed of all the things that
Starfleet Academy would bring you as you traveled south from your home, but
you’d never imagined or really, even considered, that there was a chance of
finding your soulmate.
GENERAL ORDER 1 ("PRIME DIRECTIVE"):
As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Starfleet personnel, Federation citizen and/or representative may interfere with the normal and healthy development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes introducing superior knowledge, strength, or technology to a world whose society is incapable of handling such advantages wisely. Starfleet personnel may not violate this Prime Directive, even to save their lives and/or their ship/installation, unless they are acting to right an earlier violation or an accidental contamination of said culture. This directive takes precedence over any and all other considerations, and carries with it the highest moral obligation.
GENERAL ORDER 1A (“OMEGA DIRECTIVE”) TOP SECRET — CAPTAIN'S RANK AND ABOVE ONLY:
Due to its destructive nature upon subspace & its inherent dangers towards all starfaring civilizations, the omega particle has been determined to be the greatest natural threat to the Federation and the entire galaxy. For that reason, any and all omega particles found to be in existence are to be destroyed at any cost. During the duration of said mission, the Prime Directive is suspended. Notification of the crew of a vessel or installation as to the true nature of this directive is an offense punishable by general court-martial, dishonorable discharge from Starfleet, and a prison term no less than 30 years and no greater than the offender's natural life.
GENERAL ORDER 2:
No Starfleet personnel shall unnecessarily use force, either collectively or individually, against members of the United Federation of Planets, their duly authorized representatives, spokespersons, or designated leaders, or members of any sentient non-member race, for any reason whatsoever.
GENERAL ORDER 3:
The sovereignty of each Federation member being respected in all things, Starfleet personnel shall observe any and all statutes, laws, ordinances, and rules of governance currently in effect within the jurisdiction of a member planet. Violators of such ordinances will be subject to such punishments or corrections as shall be determined by local governmental bodies.
GENERAL ORDER 4:
If contact is made with hitherto undiscovered intelligent lifeforms, under no circumstance shall Starfleet personnel, either by word or deed, inform said lifeforms that worlds other than their own or intelligent life-forms other than their own exist outside the confines of their own space or answer questions by said lifeforms pertaining to the existence of other species outside said space.
GENERAL ORDER 5:
In cases of extreme emergency, Federation special representatives are empowered to assume emergency powers to deal with a condition or circumstance that is deemed hazardous to the welfare of Federation citizenry. Within the scope of these emergency powers, duly authorized civilian personnel may assume temporary command of Starfleet vessels, installations, and/or personnel to deal with the emergency. Starfleet personnel must submit to their authority for the duration of the crisis.
GENERAL ORDER 6:
The request for emergency assistance from Federation citizenry or non-aligned persons demands unconditional priority from Starfleet personnel. Such personnel shall immediately respond to said request, postponing all other activities. This responsibility extends to current governments at odds, actively or passively, with the Federation.
GENERAL ORDER 7:
No Starfleet vessel shall visit the planet Talos IV under any circumstances, emergency or otherwise. This order supersedes GENERAL ORDER 6. Any transgression of this general order shall be punishable by death.
GENERAL ORDER 8:
Upon sighting a warship within Federation space and identifying it as belonging to a foreign power, the commander of the Starfleet vessel/installation shall determine the reason(s) for that craft's presence in the vicinity. If there is conclusive evidence that the vessel has hostile intentions, the Federation vessel may take appropriate action to safeguard the lives and property of Federation members or other non-aligned persons under current Federation protection. In such cases, the commander may use their discretion in deciding whether to use force to disable the hostile vessel. However, care should be taken to avoid unnecessary loss of sentient life.
GENERAL ORDER 9:
A commander of a Starfleet vessel or installation, military or auxiliary, may grant political asylum to any individual without first being given express permission to do so by a representative of the Federation government. However, said decision may and can be overturned by a superior officer or representative of the Federation government pending a reviewal of circumstances.
GENERAL ORDER 10:
If there exists eyewitness testimony by senior officers or similar verifiable evidence that an individual, military or civilian, has violated the Prime Directive, said individual may be relieved of duty by a duly sworn representative of the Federation government and placed under immediate arrest. The governmental representative shall then take such action as he deems necessary to minimize the results of the violation.
GENERAL ORDER 11:
Starfleet officers with command-level rank or higher are granted full authority to negotiate conditions of agreement and/or treaties with legal representatives of non-Federation planets. In such circumstances, the acting officer carries de facto powers of a Federation Special Ambassador. Any and all agreements arranged in this manner are subject to approval by the Chief of Starfleet Operations, the Secretary of Starfleet, and the Federation Council.
GENERAL ORDER 12:
When approaching a vessel with which communication has not been established, all Starfleet vessels are to maintain maximum safety precautions, regardless of the origin of said vessel, be it a foreign power, an hitherto unknown ship, or a Starfleet vessel.
GENERAL ORDER 13:
Except when orders state to the contrary or in accordance with GENERAL ORDER 6, Starfleet personnel will respect the territorial integrity of independent planetary systems and governments within and without the confines of the Federation's borders, and will not violate territorial space belonging to such worlds.
GENERAL ORDER 14:
Starfleet personnel may intervene in local planetary affairs to restore general order and to secure the lives and property of Federation citizens only upon receiving a direct order to do so from a civilian official with the effective title of governor or higher.
GENERAL ORDER 15:
No officer of command or flag rank shall travel into a potentially hazardous area without suitable armed escort.
GENERAL ORDER 16:
Starfleet personnel may extend technological, medical, or other scientific assistance to members of foreign powers or previously unrecognized sentient species only if such assistance in no way compromises the Prime Directive or the security of the Federation or Starfleet.
GENERAL ORDER 17:
The commanding officers of Starfleet vessel and installations are to consider the lives of their crew members and/or civilian population as sacred. In any potentially hostile situation, the captain will place the lives of his crew above the fate of his ship.
GENERAL ORDER 18:
Upon being accused of treason against the Federation, Starfleet personnel may demand a trial conducted by the Federation judiciary or representative Judge Advocate General for that sector. If the individual is acquitted, Starfleet Command shall have no further legal recourse against the accused in said matter.
GENERAL ORDER 19:
Except in times of declared emergency, Starfleet personnel may under no circumstances convey personnel or material between planets or planetary systems when there is reason to believe that said personnel or material may be used to conduct aggression, whether against Federation members or other non-aligned worlds. This order applies to independent worlds within the Federation as well as to Federation members.
GENERAL ORDER 20:
Officers and personnel of Starfleet Command may employ whatever means necessary to prevent the possession, transportation, sale, or commercial exchange of sentient beings held against their wishes within the boundaries of Federation space. This includes temporary violations of GENERAL ORDER 13, but not of the Prime Directive.
GENERAL ORDER 21:
No Starfleet personnel, either officer or enlisted, may offer his services to an independent foreign government without the express authorization of the Federation Council.
GENERAL ORDER 22:
As the rights of individual expression and free discourse are considered sacred, Starfleet personnel may debate the policies, decisions, and actions of their governmental representatives privately at any time, to the extent that such discussions do not violate their command oath or specific duties to the Federation per these GENERAL ORDERs or Starfleet regulations.
GENERAL ORDER 23:
When verifiable proof is presented to the senior commanding officer of a Starfleet vessel or post that a Federation representative may currently be acting or have acted in the past to violate the Prime Directive, the officer may relieve said representative of office, then assume the full powers of that office pending a full investigation by governmental officials.
GENERAL ORDER 24:
If a commanding officer deems that a planet has been culturally contaminated to a point where correction is no longer viable and said culture now poses a direct threat to Starfleet personnel or Federation civilians, he may order the destruction of a planet's surface to occur within a time limit set upon invocation.
GENERAL ORDER 25:
Civilian and military personnelϷhether a citizen of the Federation, a non-aligned world, or a foreign powerϴaken into custody by Starfleet personnel during times of extreme emergency shall be accorded proper treatment consistent with their rank or station, insofar as such treatment does not compromise the security of the Federation or Starfleet.
GENERAL ORDER 26:
No member of a ship's complement or other ground-based installation can be held directly accountable for the actions of their superiors. Similarly, no member of a ship's company or other Starfleet personnel will share in disciplinary measures taken against the Commanding Officer(s) if said individuals were not directly involved in the actions leading to disciplinary measures. This order extends to conditions involving proven violations of the Prime Directive, where proof of such violations exist. However, failure to attempt to halt the actions of said superiors is a violation of the order and as such is punishable by general court-martial.
GENERAL ORDER 27:
No member of Starfleet shall be required by the assignment of standard duties and responsibilities to undergo extended separation from his family if family members can be reasonably provided for aboard ship or as a part of an existing Starfleet installation.
GENERAL ORDER 28:
No officer of command rank shall be removed from command status unless such action has the complete and unqualified agreement of at least three senior officers present per Starfleet Procedural Order 104, sections B and C.. Whenever possible, such officers shall include the ship's First Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Counselor, and one junior officer of command station.
GENERAL ORDER 29:
The primary responsibility of the commander of any Starfleet vessel or installation is the welfare and safety of his crew, including any civilian members. No action may be taken that creates an unwarranted threat to the safety of those individuals under the officer's charge, except in the line of duty and when otherwise unavoidable. This is a concurrent order with GENERAL ORDER 17.
GENERAL ORDER 30:
Starfleet Command recognizes the right of each ship commander to interpret the specifications of the Prime Directive as he sees fit, consistent with the conditions of other existing general orders in effect, and based upon circumstances that may arise in dealing with newly discovered sentient races. However, said decision may and can be overturned by a superior officer or representative of the Federation government pending a reviewal of circumstances.
GENERAL ORDER 31:
The conditions and specifications of the Prime Directive shall henceforth apply to all sentient lifeforms discovered, whether they are of natural or artificial origin.
GENERAL ORDER 32:
Federation officers may violate Neutral Zone areas as designated by treaty only if such action is required to save the lives of Federation citizens under conditions of extreme emergency as required by GENERAL ORDER 6.
GENERAL ORDER 33:
If a commanding officer deems that an individual or group of individuals pose a direct threat to the safety of Starfleet personnel, Federation citizens, or those under current Federation protection, they may take any actions necessary to safeguard the lives of those threatened. In such cases, the commander may use their discretion in deciding whether to use force. However, care should be taken to avoid unnecessary loss of sentient life.
GENERAL ORDER 34:
All Starfleet personnel and/or Federation civilian contractors shall follow a superior's order to the best of their ability, unless said orders should conflict with the regulation laid out in these orders. Special dispensations are granted in emergency situations as per specific orders, with the exceptions of GENERAL ORDERs 1, 2, 3, or 7.
GENERAL ORDER 35:
Should the entire personnel of a Starfleet vessel or installation become severely incapacitated or deceased due to an environmental or medical contaminant, said vessel is to be destroyed within a 24-hour period from initial discovery of cause to prevent spread of the epidemic agent.
GENERAL ORDER 36:
No Federation vessel, whether civilian or Starfleet, is allowed to visit a planet or star system placed under quarantine by Starfleet or the Federation Council unless the visitation falls under the jurisdictional actions accredited by GENERAL ORDERs 1, 5, and 6.
GENERAL ORDER 37:
Starfleet personnel shall respect binding contracts, agreements, and bondings made by the Federation government and/or Starfleet itself and shall operate within the boundaries & governances of said treaties, especially in matters dealing with the co-signatories of said treatise.
GENERAL ORDER 38:
In the event of the death, absence, or incapacitation of the commanding officer of record, command of a ship or installation falls to the next highest-ranking crewmember, regardless of position in the command structure. When two officers in the line of succession are of comparable rank, command first falls upon the officer with command experience; barring that requirement, command will fall upon the officer with seniority.
GENERAL ORDER 39:
An officer or crewmember may be removed from active duty status if they are judged to be incapable of fulfilling their obligations as a member of Starfleet, whether for medical or psychological reasons, by either the Chief Medical Officer or by the two ranking command staff officers.
Bones is asleep on a textbook at his dorm room desk with a half-drunk cup of coffee by his elbow. His lamp is still on from when he turned it on at 11 last night. It’s now 7 AM and he’s on call in an hour. He doesn’t know it, but the door chime is about to sound with a delivery from InsomniaStudent containing a venti mocha and three pieces of peach pie. Bones will later deny that he cried a little when he opened the box, but Jim totally had a hidden camera in the corner.
Nyota is up in a tree, laying in the crook of a limb while she tries to read <i>Gulliver’s Travels</i> to de-stress. It’s early afternoon and there’s a nice light breeze that carries some faint spring bird calls. She’s doing a good job of denying her immense stress right out of existence. (It’s okay, she has plenty of time to cry if she wants to when she’s alone and drilling away in the sensor lab tonight.)
Scotty? He’s buried in one of the workshops with seven rolling whiteboards and a partly-reassembled and heavily modified transporter laying around, knocking back three sandwiches and seltzer water. It is 2:47 AM. Time has no meaning. Life has no meaning. Where the hell did his PADD go? Is that a…beagle?
Gaila’s a whirling blaze of energy in the corner workshop in the engineering building. She’s almost perfected her project—a beautiful shining mini-warp core, a work of art. Gaila never regretted dual-tracking in engineering and conceptual architectural design. It’s 4 PM and after five solids weeks of work her baby was almost finished. It’s absolutely the right time to have some happy music on to dance to while she does the finishing touches. After all, these rooms are soundproof. Who’ll ever even know?
Chekov is peacefully asleep. His books are neatly stacked next to his bed, with his pad of notes and practice exams perched on top of the stack. He’s been working ahead in all of his classes for a few weeks now, and has almost no worries about the exams he’s got left. He knows he’ll do fine. He’s currently dreaming about the snow-covered hills of his home in Russia, where he used to build little armies of snowmen once upon a time.
Across from him, Sulu’s arm is dangling off his own bed, stylus having just recently fallen out from between his fingers. He’s muttering in his sleep. (Probably a nightmare about his upper atmosphere navigation practical scheduled for tomorrow.) He may be an amazing pilot, but he’s only human. He has every right to be worried about the flight test—it’s not every day you have other people’s lives literally in your two hands, hovering above the surface of a world in the narrow bridge between Earth and outer space.
It’s 12:32 AM and Christine is slumped back in her chair at a library table, staring with dead eyes at her pharmacology notes spread all over the surface in front of her. Her exam is in less than eight hours. Time has lost all meaning. Words have lost all meaning. Sleep is now an abstract concept for alien races. (Did she say that out loud?) Maybe she should go lie down on a bench—just for a few minutes, Carol suggests. Maybe you can go take your aerodynamics diagrams and die in a hole, Carol, Christine mumbles back.
Carol is also in the library at that ungodly hour of the night. She, however, is a night owl and feeling fine, unlike Christine. But she’d be lying if she said she hadn’t considered heading for bed just to get some distance from the possibly-homicidal Christine, who had been up for two days straight now and looked ready to commit grand arson against the textbooks or possibly a chemistry lab.
Spock is in his room, working diligently to finalize his graduate thesis. He is almost finished, and though he knows it is logical to get rest—that he will mentally perform better for his oral board review in the afternoon—he still finds himself awake late at night today, trying to find any single mistake in his calculations or errors in his rhetoric or grammar. With just the slightest shift of his chair, he gives a soft almost-sigh and reaches for his bottle of water. There will be time to rest when his work is complete.
It is 9:30 PM and the class buildings are mostly abandoned and empty, which is just how Jim likes it. He haunts the basement level of the oldest one, cross-legged on one of the the random sofa-benches lining the hallway. He’s got a PADD on his lap and thirty-two pages of research notes written in the last two hours (plus a message from Bones yelling at him to get his ass to bed before he passes out, that sleep is important and Bones is a worried about him). There are two papers already under his belt, one more to go, and two exams tomorrow that he’s knows he’ll do well on. But he never can actually make himself believe it, and so he’ll still be here, at 2 AM, trying to read about principles of leadership and warp core structural support while the words blur and dance in and out of focus. There’ll be time to celebrate and sleep when he’s finished exams and regained control over his twitching left eyelid.
Sorry for the double tags, guys. Tumblr was apparently having some technical difficulties. Its all good now! Enjoy! Fandom: Star Trek AOS (Soulmate AU) Pairing: Reader x Bones Word Count: 3,633 Rating: Teen+ Warnings: Injuries, blood, scary scenes Tag List: @outside-the-government@littlecarowrites@star-trekkin-across-theuniverse@feelmyroarrrr@trekken81@lurkch@yourtropegirl@answer-the-sirens Author’s note: SO many people have asked to be added to the tag list for this fic. I am absolutely flattered. I’m so glad you guys like it!! I apologize if I missed anyone in the tag list, please let me know if I forgot your name. Also, if I have you just in the tag list for this story but you wish to be on my permanent tag list, please let me know!
I hope you all like this part just as much… its actually my favourite part of the story so far. Enjoy!
Leonard had gone back to his business after his last projected thoughts, after his soulmate had wished him luck on his exam. It was going to be a hard one, he was sure, and he nervously chewed on the end of his stylus as he waited for the instructor’s signal. The exam appeared on the screen of his tablet as his professor indicated that they could begin and he bent over it, meticulously reading each question and answering carefully, his mind completely focused on his task.
Mostly reboot but there are some original Star Trek fics in here. If there are any mistakes please send me a message. The new stories start at 31 for ABOUT TARSUS IV, 25 for MENTIONS/REFERENCES TO TARSUS IV, 6 for CHRISTOPHER PIKE & JIM KIRK, and 4 for HOSHI SATO & JIM KIRK. There are also two new lists (Tarsus IV at the Academy & Spock on Tarsus.) I also found a fic where Uhura was on Tarsus IV. Hope you enjoy.
Update: Tumblr has a limit on links per post and I surpassed the limit with this post.
ABOUT TARSUS IV.
The Kids Are (Not) Alright by notfreyja, Straight_Outta_Hobbiton on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: When Jimmy goes to a new colony on Tarsus IV, every thing was supposed to be fine. Good, even. He was supposed to have other kids to play with, become more socialized. Maybe even learn how to live off of a Starship.No one was prepared for the reality.
Falsified History by SadieYuki on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: According to John Harrison’s bio, he was one of the colonists on Tarsus IV and became one of the Tarsus Nine. Jim knows this isn’t true.
Starfleet academy finds out Jim Kirk was on Tarsus IV by CharactersSecretsExposed on fanfiction.net. Rated K+. Summary: Kirk and the other cadets go into the forest as an assignment to reproduce the events of Tarsus IV and test their survival ability. Afterwards, Kirk’s class continue studying Tarsus IV and a survivor is invited to talk to the students. Kirk’s past is revealed and he returns to the academy after a brief hiatus. New evidence arises that suggests Kodos is still alive and Earthside.
Recognition by JadeMac2442 on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. Summary: Post Tarsus IV, Riley get assigned to the Enterprise. He hasn’t forgotten the color of those eyes. A Conscience of the King Prequel.
Arena by whatshouldntbeon livejournal. Rated R. Summary: During the last six months of her first year into her captaincy, Jim Kirk is forced to revist her dark past when a rumor surfaces around the ship concerning the suspected whereabouts of Governor Kodos. (This is part three of the What Shouldn’t Be series. The previous two parts mentioned Tarsus IV but this part is about Tarsus IV.)
The Line Between Giving Up and Giving In by rayrae118 on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. It was an old nightmare, suppressed for years; because what good did it do to dwell on the past? It wouldn’t change anything. Until one day, it wasn’t the past anymore. The nightmare had come back to life, the monster had come out of the closet, and he’ll need his friends, now, more than ever before. Tarsus warnings apply.
A face from long ago by silver-thyla on tumblr. General.
Five Vulcans Jim Met, One He Kept by surrenderdammit on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. (Link takes you to chapter two where Jim is on Tarsus with T'Pring.)
Haven by JadeMac2442 on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. Summary: AU. Christopher Pike is on the crew of the ship that relieves Tarsus IV. He finds a young orphan Jim Kirk in a cell, and decides to adopt him. Very dark at first. READ the WARNINGS.
The World May Never Know by SadieYuki on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: How many lies does it take to get to the center of a Jim Kirk? Or, five times Jim Kirk hid the truth from Leonard McCoy, and one time he finally opened up.
one acquainted with the night by contrarian on archiveofourown. Rated General Audiences. Summary: Shutting the door carefully, she listened to the dull sounds of dry heaving from the small en suite. A toilet flush. Silence.Gaila wasn’t about to intrude on his privacy. She hated to be vulnerable herself, and she always got the sense that she and Kirk were kindred spirits, in their own way. It would feel worse to leave him to sickness or misery, though, so she padded over to the closed bathroom door.“It’s just me, Gaila. Are you okay?“
You Don’t Have To (Say Yes) by luminousbeings on archiveofourown. Rated Mature. Summary: The abridged sexual history of James Tiberius Kirk.Or, Jim’s varyingly unhealthy idea of what sex is supposed to be (a it-gets-worse-before-it-gets-better story) (Warning: This fic is beautiful dark.)
Words of Revolution by infiniteworld8 on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: Kirk’s worst memory. A class assignment of ethics and morality dredges up memories from years ago, that he’s done his best to forget. The horror of Tarsus IV threatens to overwhelm him as he struggles to keep his past a secret from his friends. (Part one of a series. The series is Words of Revolution , Alternate Ending (The Janus Directive) and deleted scenes.)
The Janus Directive by infiniteworld8 on archiveofourown. Rated Mature. Summary: Kirk finally let’s people know he’s one of the Tarsus Nine. But is having the truth known really a good thing? Pandora’s box has been opened and there’s no closing it and what will come to light will rock the Federation and Starfleet at their core. (I have yet to read this part of the series though I’ve read part one & three. This is part two of the series Words of Revolution , Alternate Ending (The Janus Directive) and deleted scenes.)
Memory by zhen123 on fanfiction.net. Rated M. Summary: The members of the Enterprise are forced to endure their worst nightmares. The Bridge crew comes together to discuss their experiences, and Jim tries to play it off with humor. However, he was affected worse than he lets on. slash.
Quirks by SpiritBearr on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. Summary: Tarsus was many years ago. Sometimes that doesn’t matter. Bones wonders why he didn’t see it before. Jim just wants to be left alone.
Imaginary Numbers by Isa_Iadel on archiveofourown. Rated Mature. Summary: There were those who understood men like Governor Kodos well enough to know what was coming and they made plans. But how long can they survive when the Federation doesn’t believe the rumors of famine and genocide?
UNDER ORDERS by Ann Harrington but was submitted by califmole on livejournal. Rated Gen. Summary: Knowing is only half the battle. (Pike finds out about Kirk being on Tarsus IV. Definitely worth reading.)
Fractured Lives: A Place Called Tarsus IV by Rakuyou_Tenshi (Citrus_Luver) on archiveofourown. Rated Mature. Summary: Even at a young age, Jim had known he was different, but sometimes different is okay. Sometimes different is better. Sometimes different saves you.These are Jim’s early years. The years Jim wishes he could forget, but can’t because he lived and they didn’t. The years that lead to the best thing in his life… even if it’s fleeting.These are the before, during and after Tarsus years.
Green by WingedQuill on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: Jim isn’t the only person on the Enterprise with an altered childhood. Spock struggles with three things: emotions, humanity, and food. S'chn T'gai just tries to survive. (Spock is on Tarsus.)
Cor Aut Mors by mischief_afoot on livejournal. Rated R. Summary: There is nothing left; all the avenues they’ve tried to restore the land to fertility have failed. (Another Spock on Tarsus fic that features Jim who is Betazoid. Warning: Dark but worth reading because of the ending.)
Tarsus IV by princess Naphatarie on fanfiction.net. Rated K. Summary: A KirkSpock or Kirk & Spock fic right after Conscience of the King.
Brutality by BonesOfBirdWings on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. Summary: Khan isn’t the only brutal one. After all, Kirk didn’t see Khan on the dying fields of Tarsus IV, did he? (Warnings: Some violence, and a little squicky. The Horror genre is there for a reason.)
A Moment on Tarsus IV by To.The.Hilt on fanfiction.net. Rated K+. Summary: The anniversary of the Tarsus Massacre rolls around. Kirk tries to forget what day it is, Spock and McCoy refuse to. Discoveries are made about the event that shaped Jim Kirk. Kplus for subject matter. Nothing too bad. NON SLASH
Still in the Game by Moonfairyhime on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. Summary: I had hoped that, out of all the horrors you have experienced in your life, you would have been spared from Tarsus IV. It pains me deeply, Jim, that you were on Tarsus even in this timeline.
Faded Pain by Blacktipped Angelwings on fanfiction.net. Rated M. Summary: History class really sucks when you’ve been part of it, and wish you hadn’t. How does Jim Kirk handle an assignment on Tarsus IV when all he ever wanted was to forget? Tarsus warnings. Also, remember trekkies, this is not the same Tarsus IV as the original series. This Kodos is not a man who thought he was doing what was best.
Ni'Var by WerewolvesAreReal on archiveofourown. Rated General Audiences. Summary: Humans have daemons. Vulcans have katras. Spock, born of both, has neither. Which he’s fine with. Really. Meanwhile, James Kirk is a little curious about this whole daemon business, because how the hell can he have two souls - ?
The Stars Shine On by FyreFlyte on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. Summary: For Jim Kirk, the scars of Tarsus IV won’t ever fully fade. But sometimes a fellow survivor and a few close friends can do more than the psychological counselors ever could. A loosely connected series of oneshots. Part Three: Told from Riley’s POV. A mission gone wrong, a feverish Jim, and an observant Vulcan.
History by AutumnDawn21 on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. Summary: He wasn’t supposed to read those books, the ones with the pictures of prisoners from a war long ago. It wasn’t supposed to happen to him, either. Tarsus-fic
The Once & Future Captain by Turtle_Goose on archiveofourown. Rated Mature. Summary: The crew of the Enterprise is tasked with a classified mission to find a translation device that was developed by Hoshi Sato before her death. The mission takes the Enterprise to the mysterious Tarsus IV, a dead planet that once supported a thriving colony. Concerned about Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Riley’s alarming behavior, the crew delves into Kirk’s old life on Tarsus IV, uncovering the hidden horrors in the planet’s past and finally understanding their Captain in a way they’d never though possible.
Rebirth by whiteraven1606 on archiveofourown. Rated Mature. Summary: For a prompt at a LiveJournal community st_xi_kink_meme. Promt was: "Somehow, Reaper (who wasn’t McCoy at the time) helps ends Tarsus IV and he meets a young Jim Kirk. He feels the need to protect the kid and he personally takes a sickly Kirk back to Earth, where he leaves him with Pike. Years later, Kirk and McCoy meet on that shuttle, because Pike called Reaper!McCoy and told him Kirk was joining Star Fleet and could use a friend. From the start, Kirk thinks there’s something familiar about McCoy, but it’s not until post events of the movie that the truth comes out. Happy ending for the boys."I AU’d Tarsus IV to suit me and the medical stuff is completely wrong, but served my purposes. Deal with it.Work Text:
A drabble that has no name by sadieyuki on tumblr. Rated General. Summary: fbexplorer asked: tarsus prompt: Chekov and/or Sulu find out, against Jim’s wishes, how does he react?
Immutable Things by dogpoet on archiveofourown. Rated Mature. Summary: Spock once told you that the universe is made up of parallel worlds, that every choice you make creates two branches on the crooked line of your life.
Predetermined by BonesOfBirdWings on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: James T. Kirk always goes to Tarsus IV - because George Kirk can die, Vulcan can be destroyed, and Jim can be resurrected, but Tarsus IV is immutable.OR - An exploration of the fanon fact that Jim always experiences the massacre on Tarsus IV, no matter the universe. (Worth reading.)
Copernican Theory by sinestrated on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: "Please don’t hurt me,” he whispers. (I loved Winona in this.)
rhadamanthus by spqr on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: Spock murmurs, “I cannot imagine a universe in which it is not my life’s duty to protect you. You are — “ he has to search for the right words, in Jim’s language. “You are — most dear to me, of all things.”
Rescue by shoreleave on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: Missing scene from Any Road Will Take You There. Lt. Christopher Pike arrives at Tarsus IV and finds a belligerent, uncommunicative boy who doesn’t want to be rescued.
Mr. Sensitive by waldorph on archiveofourown. Rated Explicit. Summary: Tarsus IV was a catastrophe of eugenics and desperation, and Jim Kirk was there. (”written for the st_xi_kink meme: anon’s prompt was “I want to see a situation where Kirk is some how left Emotionless and basically acts like a robot, and its up to Spock to try and reawaken the emotions inside of Jim.” And scarlet_pencil’s addition of “Maybe they see something that shocks Kirk into remembering traumatic events from Tarsus IV, which cause him to revert to being emotionless because he can’t really deal with that?”)
Blue Fields by WerewolvesAreReal on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: In his thirteenth year James Kirk ends up on Tarsus IV with his aunt and uncle. During the famine he takes refuge with a six year-old named Kevin Riley and a young half-Vulcan.
The Devil’s Defense by wild-springflower on fanfiction.net. Rated K+. Summary: He’d thought he would be in the clear. He’d thought they could finally be done with the hellish topic and move on, but really, when had life ever been so kind? So now Jim was sitting, hands poised over his PAD, wondering just what exactly one could type into a search engine to find compelling arguments defending Governor Kodos’ actions on Tarsus IV. (Academy Era)+
Ingenious Idiotby Kanae Yuna on fanfiction.net. Rated T. Summary: “The truth is plain and simple: James T. Kirk is a genius, even under the most unfavorable conditions…” A series of one-shots where Jim shows his ingenuity while he’s bleeding, poisoned, or just hurt in some general way.
Mother of The Nine by SilasSolarius on archiveofourown. Rated Explicit. Summary: There are rumors amongst the Federation about the mother of the nine Tarsus survivors… however when the warp core malfunctions in orbit of the planet instead of in orbit of Qo'nos the Enterprise and her crew find themselves seeing a new side of their captain…and a certain augment finds true love. KHIRK.. TARSUS WARNINGS
caught in the hands of fate by Caliente on fanfiction.net. Rated K+. Summary: “The death count on Tarsus IV is estimated at over four thousand, although many of the deceased are still being identified.” The tragedy of Tarsus IV as witnessed by Winona and Jim Kirk in a farmhouse in Iowa. (An untold tale from James T. Kirk’s childhood.) –– set during the 2009!film
Let Me Help by RayShippouUchiha on fanfiction.net. Rated Teen. Summary: Or the five times someone said, “I love you” and the one that meant so much more. Warnings: Implied abuse, rape, Tarsus, and Kirk/Spock
Kirk and Kevin return to Tarsus IV (requested) by CharactersSecretsExposed on fanfiction.net. Rated K+. Summary: The Enterprise is forced to make port at Tarsus IV after their ship is damaged in a meteorite storm. They encounter old places and old faces. Kevin is welcomed with opened arms but Jim is shunned for his Captaincy. What happens when his past is finally revealed? [Requested by Milkywaysupernova]
Tarsus IV Rescue and JT’s Return to Earth by CharactersSecretsExposed on fanfiction.net. Rated K+. Summary: Starfleet arrives on Tarsus IV to start the rescue and evacuation of it’s inhabitants. Christopher Pike joins a search party to look for a group of children and is the only one who can inadvertently win over the trust of their teenage leader. Starfleet returns to earth where J.T meets the members of his future Starship crew. Christopher Pike succumbs to his parental side.
Tectonic Shift by wonderfulwrites on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: Kirk and Uhura finally hash out their differences. Too bad it takes a natural disaster to get them to do it. (Uhura on Tarsus!)
Intrusion by aewriteon on fanfiction.net. Rated T. Summary: After responding to a routine distress call, Bones, Uhura, and Spock find themselves separated from the Captain. After being questioned by their captors, however, they begin to suspect that all is not as it seems. (Worth reading.)
And The Band Keeps Playing On by Yum on fanfiction.net. Rated K+. Summary: Jim asked five questions about Tarsus. He received five answers.
Another Little White Lie by rayrae118 on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: The odds were always stacked against him. From his father’s death, to Tarsus, it seemed like he really couldn’t win. But he wouldn’t be James T. Kirk if he didn’t deliver a great big ‘screw you’ to the universe, and rise above to become the Captain we all know and love.(A must read.)
Unraveling by AnnaKnitsSpock on archiveofourown. Rated Explicit. Summary: When the Enterprise receives a December assignment to accompany a Federation investigation on Tarsus IV, Jim is forced to confront not only the trauma he experienced there, but also his conflicted feelings about Christmas, his childhood, and his first officer.
Kirk and the Kobayashi Maru by Jess_S on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: Why Cadet James T. Kirk found the Kobayashi Maru so distasteful that he couldn’t mount an eloquent defense. (Must read.)
When Hope Is Gone by CatchingCraziness on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: The survivors of Tarsus IV couldn’t bear to be separated from the new family they’d created, so once they were rescued from the death filled planet, they ran away.Or How James T. Kirk, at age fifteen, became a father to eight children.
Pyrrhic Victories by collapsethelightintoearth on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: It’s funny, Jim thinks, how everyone assumes his rejection of no-win scenarios was fostered by the sacrifice his father made.
From So Far Away You Journey by alma_gloriosa on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: While attending the funeral of his cousins, ill-fated colonists of Tarsus IV, Leonard McCoy witnesses what he believes to be the abuse of Jim Kirk, the boy who saved their daughter, Lila. When Leonard reports what he saw and discovers that Jim has nowhere else to go, he sets into motion a series of events that will change both his and Jim’s lives forever. (Bones adopts Jim after Tarsus!)
Odds and Ends by lizzledpink on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: Nobody escapes a tragedy unscathed. Not even Spock.
she’s the one that they call old whatsername by kaydeefalls on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: "You gotta plant your flag in the dirt and declare victory on your own terms. The winner is whoever survives long enough to write the history books.“ (Always-a-girl!Kirk.) (Worth reading.)
Atlas by Angel Baby1 on fanfiction.net. Rated M. Summary: Between what was and what will be stands James Tiberius Kirk, in all his fractured patchwork glory. Because saving the Federation was only the beginning. Eventual K/S (Worth Reading.)
Interspecies Ethics - Tarsus IV by MermAight on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: Big, black holographic letters before a plain white wall. A name seared into his memory like a fresh burn scar that itched, stung and roared when touched, followed by the most bullshitty question he had ever heard, in neat, 20 % transparent letters:TARSUS IV - Were Kodos’ actions defendable?
Similarities by HappytheExceed on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: AU: Set before the five-year mission in STID. Bones was going through emotional roller coaster. His daughter, Joanna was put through an ordeal similar to the infamous Tarsus IV. Bones had to help young Joanna to come to terms with what she had went through while working on a mission to only realise that his best friend was involved had been through worse than he had imagined.
The Conscience of the Boy by Rakuyou_Tenshi (Citrus_Luver) on archiveofourown. Rated Teen. Summary: At the academy, Jim "celebrates” the evacuation of Tarsus every year by holing up in the library searching for signs of Kodos in anything. Then, he goes out looking for someone to fuck. He never twigs why it’s Bones he’s always bringing home with him.
Notes on Tarsus IV by kirk_to_enterpise_15 on archiveofourown. Rated Not Rated. Summary: Spock finds out about Jim’s time on Tarsus…in the classroom.
Fandom: Star Trek AOS (Soulmate AU) Pairing: Reader x Bones Word Count: 3,028 Rating: Teen+ Warnings: Injuries, blood, surgery/hospital Tag List: @outside-the-government@littlecarowrites@star-trekkin-across-theuniverse@feelmyroarrrr@trekken81@lurkch@yourtropegirl@answer-the-sirens Author’s note: I’m still absolutely flabbergasted by the amount of love I’ve gotten for this fic. Thank you guys so much for the support! I’ve added everyone who asked to be tagged since the last time, please let me know if I missed your name! There will definitely be a part 4 to this fic, as I have more to write than I thought. It is NOT written yet, though, so there’s a chance it will be a *little* longer for the last part. Please enjoy!!
South? Where, behind the
shuttle? Or closer to the water? Leonard sends a few more questioning
thoughts as he runs, but he quickly realizes that his soulmate has completely
stopped responding. He slows to a walk
for a moment, breathing hard, straining to catch any thoughts, but he can’t
sense anything at all. He’s approaching
the crash site now and hurries forward at about the same time as the first
responders, most of whom beeline for a crowd of people near the beach. Remembering what she had told him, with the fear
of her silence making his heart clench, he jogs around behind the shuttle, away
from the crowd to the south. There are
many large pieces of the destroyed shuttle scattered around the area, smoking
and smoldering, and it takes him a few minutes of searching before he sees a
figure, prone on the ground, a short distance away.
Profile: Bare-boned version of the Starfleet Runabout. Unarmed and capable of Warp 6, equipped with standard transporters. Typically used by Cadet Squadrons on first flights with an instructor on board.
Pictured: A Starfleet Academy Runabout piloted by members of Omega Squad leave the Sol System
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Author’s Note: I’m sorry it took me so long to write this part, but I think you’ll like it! There WILL be another part to this story, and it’s already almost done, so I promise there won’t be such a long wait for the next one. Enjoy!!
Everything seems like a horrible dream. You feel like you’re treading through the
thickest mud, barely able to move forward.
Your mind is full of cobwebs, making everything muffled and dull. You moan as aches and pains come back to you
in full force, sending waves of agony through your body. Your chest in particular is throbbing,
through you can feel spikes of pain coming from other areas, like your injured
arm and leg.
You slowly open your eyes, blinking sluggishly, your
eyelids feeling very heavy and weighed down by your extreme fatigue. Everything looks too bright and blurred, and
you blink a few more times, trying to clear your vision. It helps a little, but nothing really comes
into proper focus, leaving you feeling dizzy and disoriented. You realize that someone is touching you, and
you can feel something warm and wet against your neck. You feel it move away from you and eventually
realize someone had a washcloth on your skin.
Why? You can’t think clearly
enough to figure out an answer. You
can’t remember what’s going on, and your heartrate spikes as fear and confusion
start to take over your brain.
“…and therefore, if the radius of a Class-M planet is R.346, what is the entry speed necessary to achieve standard orbit?”
Spock waited for an answer from the cadet sitting across the dormitory table. When he cut his eyes away from the technical order textbook, he saw that cadet Kirk, instead of formulating a reply, had slumped over on one arm, apparently fast asleep. Spock puffed a sigh, but found that he wasn’t frustrated. In truth, it was nearly 0200 hours, and he admired cadet Kirk’s dedication to his studies. When Kirk had approached him two weeks prior and asked for a tutor, Spock found it difficult to refuse
(andno, it wasn’t because of the way Kirk’s eyes had shone with eagerness–)
so they had been conducting nightly tutoring sessions since then.
(And no, Spock didn’t look forward to the intimate setting, the soft light of cadet Kirk’s tiny bedroom, the gentle smile Kirk would offer him, the promised games of chess after finals week, the budding seedling of familiarity–)
Spock was simply pleased to assist a junior cadet who had as much of a passion for his studies as Spock himself.
He stood to leave, was about to collect his notebooks and excuse himself, when a thought froze him. It was of Cadet McCoy, who would be getting off of his beta shift residency rotation in twenty-one minutes. Spock could see clearly–could almost hear aloud–McCoy’s reaction if he opened his shared dormroom door and discovered that Spock had left Kirk to sleep on a hard table all night.
Spock looked down at his sleeping pupil. Kirk really had overworked himself–the bags under his eyes were prominent. After a moment, Spock stooped to lift Kirk into his arms, taking care not to place his fingertips on any exposed skin. He expected Kirk to rouse, but the cadet was deeply asleep. Spock carried him to his bed and laid him down.
(And there it was, the moment of closeness, the smell of Kirk’s shampoo so apparent, his face barely lit by the lamp now, and Spock moved as if a man underwater–)
He placed a brief human kiss on Kirk’s forehead, then left the room quickly before he could scrutinize the scene further.
(And somewhere in Jim Kirk’s mind was a floating dream-sense, a deep understanding formed by the touch, and one single word: “friend.”)
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS) Pairing: Jim/Reader/Leonard Prompt/Request: @yourtropegirl requested a Jim/Reader/Bones fic where Jim has a nightmare about Khan or Krall and Reader and Bones comfort him Word Count: 2,678 Warnings: Descriptions of a beating, nothing *too* graphic, just some blood and a broken bone or two Tag list: @outside-the-government@feelmyroarrrr
and Leonard are standing in the med bay after Jim came back with Carol and Scotty
from the USS Vengeance, as Leonard
explains that he has Khan’s crew right there, and that Spock only detonated
empty torpedoes. Before Jim has the
chance to do much more than marvel at Spock’s brilliance, there’s a yell from
the hallway, someone trying to warn them of danger. Jim jumps in front of the door as Khan flies
into the room, yelling and in a terrible rage.
He slams his hands into the centre of Jim’s chest and the Captain goes
flying with a yelp of pain. He slams into
the wall a good ten feet away and slides down it, momentarily winded and dazed
from the pain. Khan yells wordlessly and
starts to pursue, but Leonard abandons the medical equipment he was using and
leaps in front of Jim. The element of surprise
allows him to get a single square punch into Khan’s face, but for all the good
it did, he may as well have gently slapped him.
Khan snarls and rounds on the doctor instead, punching Leonard across
the face without mercy.