And so it begins! Part One of a ten-part series written for @outside-the-government‘s ‘Write Away the Winter Blues’ challenge! I’m thinking 1-2 instalments per week as it goes. I’ll put it together in one long post at the end. Beware, the prompt may look fluffy, but this story is definitely more adventure-suspense (with fluff involved of course!)
UPDATE: This fic is now complete! Please see my MASTERLIST for all following parts :)
Because I love them both, I’m melding the TOS and AOS Bones timelines. If you so desire, there are Easter eggs to be found!
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS/TOS).
Pairing: Reader X Bones
Warnings: some suspense, a few mild swear words. Can’t think of anything else!
Tagging @medicatemedrmccoy :D Thanks for letting me ramble about this fic! If anyone else wants to be tagged just let me know!
“Captain’s Log, Stardate 2285.4. We are orbiting an unknown planet, which lies beyond Starfleet’s updated star charts. I’ve elected to call it ‘Surak’, because it looks peaceful, but it appears there’s turbulence under the surface. Plus I’m 99% certain it will annoy Mr. Spock, a fringe benefit of being Captain.”
“Captain, I am incapable of experiencing annoyance.”
“I amend my statement. I am 100% certain it annoys Mr. Spock. Regardless, we have detected a Starfleet medical distress signal coming from
this planet, which - according got our sensors - currently houses humanoid life with a culture distinctly similar to early 21st century Earth. To limit possible disruption, I am only sending Dr. McCoy and security officer Y/l/n to the planet’s surface. They are scheduled to report back in one hour.”
Pressing the button to end recording, Kirk looked out at the slowly rotating planet, the red land gleaming in sunlight. You and Bones were down there somewhere. It was the right call but still, he hated not being on the away mission. Drumming his fingers on the arm of his chair, Kirk realized it was useless.
“Mr. Spock, you have the con.” rising from his seat, Kirk moved to leave the bridge. Maybe if he practiced some more he could finally get that nerve pinch to work.
On this day in 1912 Lawrence Oates, a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s
British team to the South Pole, left his tent never to be seen again.
Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition was his second attempt and aimed to become
the first group to reach the South Pole. The group succeeded in
reaching the Pole on January 17th 1912, only to discover that they had
been beaten by Roald Amundsen’s Norwegian expedition. Sadly, Scott’s
entire party of five men died on the return journey. Oates was one of
those who died first. He was suffering from severe frostbite and, in an
apparent act of self-sacrifice, simply walked out of his tent into a
blizzard. He had asked them to leave him behind as his condition
worsened, and it is likely he felt that he was holding his group back
and limiting their chances for survival. Thus on March 16th he walked
out of the tent saying: “I am just going outside and may be some time.”
The others died soon after and their bodies were found by a search
party in November, along with some of their equipment and personal
effects. Oates’s body was never found, but he and his companions are
remembered as brave men and national heroes.
“We knew that poor Oates was walking to his death, but though we tried to dissuade him, we knew it was the act of a brave man and an English gentleman.” - Entry in Scott’s diary about Oates
The story is now complete! Below the cut you will find the entirety of Terra Nova in one easy-to-access post! You guys are the best, my first long fic experience in this community was pretty incredible! <3 Thanks again to @outside-the-government for the amazing prompt :)
Pairing: Reader X Bones
Warnings: Swearing, descriptions of childbirth, descriptions of explosions, tension, secondary character death
can we please have a Patriot webseries, like what they did for Elena with Slingshot, and it’s just Mace maybe on this publicity/image tour but he’s like reading to little kids, helping them out with projects, and visiting them in hospitals?
this really needs to happen, I mean, just look at these pics, Jason O'Mara is adorable with small children and they should capitalize on that immediately