Extinction ch 13Chapter Thirteen
It's not starvation. Spock is in some sort of self induced coma...
A Vulcan trick no doubt. Kirk noted.
I'm sure that it is, however, despite the calm exterior his green paint thinner blood is boiling with adrenaline, dopamine, seritonin, insulin, testosterone, endorphins...the list goes on.
Those are all hormones.
Yes, and powerful ones at that. They are pushing his organs to the limit, even with his Vulcan physiology given enough time it is going to kill him. Bones looked down on Spock and shook his head. I can't believe that he can hold still, he should be bouncing off the walls like a Timmarian winged swamp rat hopped up on Rigilian mushrooms with all the chemical that are coursing through his veins.
What about his mental state?
I can't say what le
Extinction ch 4NOTE from the PHOENIX: Okay guys, here's one more and then I need to get a chapter done on my Stargate fic. Huggles.Extinction ch 45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Yes, Captain. Spock nodded. His thoughts are chaotic, unreadable, and above all highly emotional.
Is this sort of mental breakdown common among Vulcans? Bones asked.
It is completely unheard of. Since I can not understand his thoughts it is impossible to tell what drove him to this extreme.
What are all the possible causes?
The main suspects would be: disease, radiation poisoning, or some form of extreme torture.
Torture? Bones asked in alarm.
By the time you have gone far enough to break a Vulcan they are truly broken and no use to any one. Spock replied calmly. It is not a logical use of time, but perhaps someone who h
Extinction ch 21NOTE from the PHOENIX: I have hijacked the character Saavik from the movies and Im slowly making her my own (why not, its a reboot world after all), so I am making up her background. Forgive me if Ive made some Romulan mistakes...Ive only ever seen TOS and therefore I dont have any up to date info on Romulans. So just cope. Thanks!Extinction ch 215 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Blurry eye and sporting a five oclock shadow McCoy headed down towards medical. After the rescue mission he had been exhausted, and the five hours of sleep he had gotten hadnt done much to change the situation. When his alarm had gone off this morning he had seriously considered just rolling over and going back to sleep. However he knew that both Saavik and Spock would be waiting for him and he wasnt about to suffer the Vulcans in their quiet arrogance about his human sleeping habits.
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Spock woke to an unfamiliar sensation, one he did not find pleasant. Bones would have diagnosed it as a headache. Swallowing against a dry throat he tried to organize his thoughts. The differences between reality and nightmare had started to blur lately. Spock slowly opened his eyes and closed them tightly against the painfully bright light.
Quiet nosies that he couldn't identify mixed with an incoherent muttering that was barely above a whisper assaulted his hearing and caused his blood to flash to ice as fear suddenly lanced through his laboring heart. Irritated by the illogical anxiety Spock ground his teeth together. Realizing that the motion only caused his irritation to escalate into near fury he struggled to control his emotional swings through meditation.
A slow deep breath brought warm air into his lungs, air far warmer than any found on the Enterprise.
Star Trek: ExtinctionSet post-Star Trek XI. Spock begins acting increasingly aggressive, and soon the crew begin to fear for their own safety from the Vulcan. When the Vulcan High Council steps in Kirk fears there is more going on than any Vulcan, even Spock, will admit to.Star Trek: Extinction5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
NOTE from the PHOENIX: Well here we go...the beginning of my first full length Star Trek story. This is set post Star Trek XI by a few years so that the trio has had a little time to get their relationships closer to how they were in TOS. Enjoy!
Star Trek: Extinction
...and so we surrender his body to rejoin the others.
Spock had paid little attention to the formal ceremony. He stood by the large glass floor to ceiling window staring out into space. Just within view was the immense artificial black hole that had taken his world, visible only from the light distortion it caused commonly known as an Einstein ring. The powerful gravitational field cau
Extinction ch 6NOTE from the PHOENIX: A kind reader was nice enough to remind me of Uhura's first name, which Spock really should be using when they are alone. It was one of those things that I meant to look up (cause I didn't quite remember it from the movie) and I never did. I'm so lazy. Giggle. So now I know it! I will at some point go back and fix the previous chapter, but for now I'm just plowing ahead.Extinction ch 65 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It had been a week since Uhura had walked off in anger. She had decided to take advantage of the shore leave and been staying on the Starbase. Spock had not sought her out for either apologies or explanations. The extended time docked while the crew took turns at shore leave and the ship was repaired and restocked left Spock with virtually nothing to occupy himself with.
Under normal conditions he would have sought to catch up on reading through Memory Alpha's extensive scien
Extinction ch 7Chapter SevenExtinction ch 75 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
You knew him, Spock?
Briefly. He sought me out two years ago, to aid him in his decision to enter Star Fleet. After reviewing his qualifications I not only suggested he join, I also wrote him a letter of recommendation.
And he was mentally healthy at the time? Bones asked.
Of course, I would not have recommended him otherwise.
How is life at the Academy for a Vulcan? Kirk asked.
I do not understand.
Ninety-nine percent of the cadets and staff are human, it can't be easy for an alien.
Star Fleet Academy is not easy for anyone, it is designed to weed out the weak.
That's not what I meant, Spock. Kirk smiled sadly. I meant on a personal level, I know you had to work twice as hard to prove yourself there.
I have had to work twice as hard to prove myself
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Kirk sat back in his seat and stared up at the ceiling in his quarters. Weighing his options didn't seem to help. Eventually he simply got up and wandered off into the hallway. Making his way through the ship he quickly came to his First Officer's quarters. Kirk swiped his hand across the plate that would announce that he was standing outside.
Come. Spock replied from inside.
Kirk stepped into the room and glanced around at the odd mixture of Vulcan and African décor. Spock was sitting at his desk with the fingertips of each hand gently touching one another, a sure sign that he had been deep in thought when Kirk had disturbed him. Walking over to the desk Kirk sat on it casually, forgetting how much it irritated Spock to have his furniture used in a manner other than it was intended.
So...how did things go on Natala?
As well as could be e
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Gentlemen, if you don't work this problem out among yourselves in the next five minutes I'm going to go back up to my ship and end it for you...permanently.
Standing to Kirk's side in his dress uniform Bones nearly choked on his own spit in reaction to his Captain's sudden outburst. The two delegates from the waring planets froze solid and stared at him in a shocked silence. McCoy took Kirk by the elbow and forced a smile at the delegates.
Excuse us for a moment.
Kirk rolled his eyes slightly as Bones dragged him through the archway into the next room. McCoy was absolutely speechless at first, but after a quick breath he found his voice once more.
Are you out of your mind? McCoy demanded.
I can't listen to them bicker about this any longer, it's ridiculous.
Whatever happened to diplomacy?
That's Spock's area of expertise.
Granted, but you'd better go
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Now then, don't you dare go down there, and hook up with some pretty young thing with pointed ears.
Hook up? Spock repeated confused.
Never mind. Uhura chuckled. Just come back as soon as you can.
This should not take long.
Good. Uhura pushed herself up on her tip-toes and kissed Spock's cheek. I know it's silly, but I'm always nervous when you're on Natala.
Vulcans do not harm one another, even when we had lives to 'spare'.
I know, still...be careful.
Uhura smiled, knowing that Spock was being completely serious where others would have been sarcastic. His eyes tracked back and forth the way they always did before he displayed any kind of affection towards her. Even within the safety of their quarters he had to ensure that no one was watching. Assure
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Spock, have you completely lost your Vulcan mind?
No, Captain. I did only what was logical.
Logical? Bones snapped. You killed eight men!
I saved four hundred and thirty-seven, possibly nine hundred and forty-two if the Enterprise had also been taken or destroyed.
Kirk and Bones looked to one another, Spock did have a point. Sitting at the briefing room table Kirk reached up and pinched the bridge of his nose. His normally solid as a rock First Officer was quickly becoming a loose cannon. The shift in personality was increasingly alarming, and the violence of his recent actions was spreading through the ship like wildfire. As it was there were enough of the crew that were leery of having a Vulcan on board.
Spock, I'm not saying that your plan didn't work. It is just so unlike you. We have been in ple
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Uhura jerked awake with the taste of a nightmare stinging the back of her throat. Closing her eyes she took a few deep breaths to try and calm her racing heart. Still feeling anxious she rolled over to curl up next to Spock. However her hand only fell on empty cold sheets.
Sitting up in the darkened bedroom Uhura looked down at vacant space. Her heart skipped painful as she noticed the dark stain of dried blood on Spocks abandoned pillow. Uhura got out of bed, taking the sheets with her as a makeshift dress. The door between the bedroom and the living area was closed, which was very unusual.
Uhura hesitated to active the door, fearing what she might find on the other side. Swallowing hard she ran her fingertips over the panel that caused the door to silently slide open. Uhura bit down on her lower lip to keep herself from gasping. The far w
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Spock sat on the edge of the bed hunched over with his elbows resting on his knees. He passively watched the blood drip from his face down onto his folded hands, from there it splattered onto the floor. Unchecked the nose bleed continued to slip a slow moving green river over his lips on its journey to the floor.
It wasnt the bloody stain on his hands that held his gaze, it was the plain band ring he wore. Much like the insignia it hadnt been worth fighting him for so he had been allowed to keep it. However, with his wife so far away the once gold metal had faded to a dull and cold steel. He tried to remember Uhuras touch, but it just brought a sharper pain to his heart. Eventually enough blood fell onto his hands to cover the ring.
Spock closed his eyes, but it didnt help block out the voices that had returned. He knew now that the chaotic screa
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How much time do we have? Kirk asked
At this speed? Scotty thought about the calculations for a moment. An hour, hour and a half.
What? Bones demanded. Weve been traveling away from the black hole for over a day!
Yes, Doctor, at a sane speed, we are not going a sane speed at the moment. Scotty replied. Plus ya cant just bring her to a dead stop at this point, there is also the fact that the black hole itself is going to be accelerating us the moment we get into the gravitational reach. The closer we get the faster and faster were going to go. Although theres a good chance the engine will blow up before we even get there.
We also need time to gain access to all the codes Spocks changed. Kirk said.
I still dont s
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Youve had a lot of bad ideas in the past...this is by far the worst.
Hey, you didnt have to come along. Participation in this rescue was not an order.
We are so going to get our asses kicked out of Star Fleet for this.
Assuming the Vulcans dont kick them first. Kirk chuckled.
Id kill us if I was them.
Well luckily youre not Vulcan.
Thank Space for small favors.
Not that you dont look good in pointed ears. Kirk teased.
McCoy reached up and
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Retching violently Spock spat bright yellow bile into the sink. When he felt he had control over his stomach once again he turned the water on to cold. After washing his face he buried it in a towel. Taking a deep breath Spock concentrated on stopping the trembling in his hands, but nothing could be done for it.
It is still a reasonable trade. Spock muttered to himself.
The Vulandin drug gave him the reins on his emotions once again. The price he was paying for mental control was a disabling physical sickness. Exhausted from the mostly unproductive heaving Spock walked back over to the bed and sat down. He stared at the far wall and contemplated his options.
There was no point in further demanding to be returned to the Enterprise. Although time was difficult to determine between the sunless room and the frequent black outs Spock assumed that at lea
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It had been two weeks since Spock's one man take over of the USS Independence. They had done all they could for the ship and she had headed back to Earth alone. After finishing up with the class K planet they were now heading through the vastness of space towards a peace treaty signing between to waring worlds that the Federation had agreed to mediate.
Kirk sat in the Captain's chair staring out the front view screen at the stars that slowly moved past them. It was around shift change time, but he had no intention of leaving the bridge. It wasn't that the Enterprise needed him sitting here, he simply didn't have anywhere better on the ship to be. He glanced over at the empty spot where Spock was usually staring at the sensors.
I hate mediations. Kirk muttered to himself. Mr. Sulu, is there anyway we can get there sooner? Quicker we get there,
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How is she?
I don't really know.
Bones...what the hell kind of doctor are you?
Oh, well if you mean physically: she has a subluxed right shoulder, her wrist is broken in three places, laceration to the lower lip, and a deep bruise over her left temple with a small fracture in the superior orbital region of the frontal bone.
Kirk closed his eyes and pinched the bridge of his nose. He listened to the list of Uhura's injuries in complete disbelief. It was like a nightmare, and he expected to wake from it at any minute. When McCoy reached out and put his hand on his shoulder Kirk realized that he wasn't going to be waking up in a cold sweat anytime soon.
Jim, it's not her physical injuries that worry me.
No, I can fix them. It's the psychological effects that are the biggest issue at the moment. She hasn't said a word, she won't
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Four days after the wedding Spock was back at his place on the bridge. Uhura was off duty at the moment and a young Midshipman was in her station. Spock had come to his senses before she had caught him passed out on the bathroom floor. Since he had been uninjured by the fall he had made the decision not to bother sick bay with the incident.
For all Spock knew it was a perfectly normal reaction to what had transpired between himself and Uhura. It was the longest he had ever kept a mind link with someone before and that in itself was a taxing occupation. With his father dead he had no one to ask if he should be concerned or not. Since the event had not repeated itself he decided to ignore it.
The Enterprise approached the planet that they had been sent out to survey and settled into an orbit. Leaning forward over the panel Spock concentrated on the sensor readings that were c
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Spock had not expected to wake again so when he did he was understandably confused. Taking a breath brought a soothing wash of hot heavily scented air into his lungs. The natural heat was not something that could be reproduced by the systems aboard the Enterprise. This lead Spock to conclude that he had been removed from the ship.
Opening his eyes Spock was greeted by nothing more than a dark green haze. The blood that had been staining his eyes had finally spread, blinding him. Closing his sightless eyes Spock fought to make sense of his situation. He tried to speak, to call out to anyone who might be near by, however he was unable to produce any sound. Frustrated he scratched his nails against the hard surface he was laying on.
At first he didnt understand why he had been stretched out on a bed of stone. He thought that perhaps death had already c
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After talking to the Captain Uhura walked through the halls of the Enterprise, wandering without purpose. She knew that she should find something to eat, she couldnt remember the last time she ate anything. However, she didnt have any appetite. With her shift over she had no where to go and nothing to do. Uhura dropped by Christines quarters, but she wasnt there, she was most likely in medical bay working.
Continuing her aimless journey Uhura came to one of the large glass windows that offered a look out into space. They were still in orbit around Kale while the details of the peace treaty were hammered out. She stared out at the stars in the inky black backdrop and wondered which one held Natala in its gravitational grip.
The more she replayed the message from Natala in her mind the more she became convinced that the voice she had heard was not Spock
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Bones jerked awake and instantly regretted doing so. Every joint in his body ached and his gashed temple throbbed painfully. He forced one eye open and stared up at Nurse Chapel who was looking down on him in concern. Closing his eyes again he scratched behind his ear, jolting in surprise when he felt the point that still adorned it. Taking a moment to get his bearings McCoy realized that he was laying on the floor.
Are you alright, Doctor?
Im fine, Nurse. Bones replied as he sat up. Just a late night.
Perhaps you should let Dr. Niffon take this shift.
No, Im alright. Bones shook his head to clear it.
Bones refused Chapel's hand for help to his feet. He didnt even remember falling asleep. The last thing he could recall was talking to Uhura, but h
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You know, Spock, for a smart man...or whatever you consider yourself, you dont learn very quickly.
The Vulcans arent going to listen to you. Bones said pessimistically. I know this a difficult concept to accept, but they dont like you.
You are projecting human emotions on Vulcans once again, Doctor. The Council does not dislike me. They simply disagree with me, and the choices I made in life.
Theyre just jealous that you chose us over them. Kirk chuckled. Cant say I blame them.
It was never a question of taking sides, Captain. I came to the logical conclusion that I could do the best good by serving in Starfleet.
Right. Bones said skeptically. Did you have a choice? Were the Vulcans even interest
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I've never performed a Vulcan wedding before.
No human has.
Great, no pressure.
In any case, Captain, I do not ask that you perform a traditional Vulcan ceremony, the human traditions will suffice.
Right...and how does the broom work into all of that?
That is a human custom.
Not one I'm familiar with.
That is because you are only familiar with the culture surrounding the 'Midwest', Bones interjected there is far more to the Earth than Iowa, Jim.
No there isn't. Kirk smiled.
The tradition is known as 'Jumping the Broom'. Spock explained. It has its roots in both African and African-American culture, it symbolizes sweeping away the old and welcoming the new as a bonded couple. It was also said to be used during the period in Earth's history where slavery prevent
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No...Bones, no. No!
Im just saying...
Youre saying Spocks wife is a murderer!
Jim, keep your voice down. Bones hissed. If you would just calm down for a second and listen to me.
Nyota wouldnt do this to Spock, she loves him.
Love can make us do strange things, Jim. Bones sighed.
More often than you might think. However, I dont think killing Spock was the purpose behind this poisoning.
Why else would you poison someone?
To make them sick.
I dont understand.
Whoever did this not only has knowledge about Vulcans, but Spock in particular. All Vulcans require copper, but they get it in their diet. Spock has adopted a human diet...
He told me it was the logical thing to do.