The First Logical StepAmanda watched as her son crawled across the tiled floor towards the low stool in the center of the room, wondering if he would ever be strong enough to stand alone and walk Vulcan children were sturdier than Human children, denser in muscle mass, and walked much earlier than Humans. Her son, a product of both worlds, was advanced in his grasp of language, but painfully slow in physical strength, compared to the other children his age She could only pray that he would gain strength soonThe First Logical Step4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As she watched, he struggled to pull himself up on his feet, holding on to the stool with grim determination She hoped he would keep this stubbornness, for she felt that, in years to come, he would face many obstacles, and would need this ability to manage his blended heritage Never quite fitting in on either world, he would have to be strong enough to make his future uniquely his own
She knelt down, and held her arms out to him, hoping that he would finally take his firs
Standing Room OnlyJim thought he had it made...Bones had left Sick Bay on some errand, and Nurse Chapel had gone to the back of the lab to run some more test results, probably on him again He swung his legs over the edge of the bunk, and gingerly put his feet on the floor for the first time in three days As he put his weight on them, he felt his knees start to buckle, and knew he would be face first on the floor in secondsStanding Room Only4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Jim!" Bones yelled, as he came in the door, rushing to grab Jim before he could actually fall. "How many times are we going to go through this? You know you can't get up yet You have 2 broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder You simply cannot get up yet, you have to give your self time to heal properly!" He helped Jim back onto the bed, and stood over him, glaring
Jim glared back, but Bones had years of practice, and Jim finally had to look away, "Bones, I don't care what you say; I have to get back on my feet and get back to work!"
The good doctor simpl
BeginningsAmanda sighed as she stood by the bedroom window, looking out at the dry, hot evening landscape The sun had already set, and the sky was full of stars This was her favorite time of day, and she was glad she was able to be out of bed and enjoy the almost cool breezes coming in the windowBeginnings4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As she stood there, gazing at the stars, she thought back to the long, weary day just past It had been so hard, giving birth to her son, even though the doctors had done everything in their power to make the delivery as pain-free as possible They had tried to meld with her, and it had worked up to a point, but being Human, their techniques had not been as effective as if she had been Vulcan As it was, she had to bear the pains, and delivered her child as most mothers do, in sweat, and blood, and ultimately, in triumph
She thought of her first glimpse of him, wailing and covered in blood She had never seen anything so beautiful When she finally got to hold h
Waltzing MatildaJim was really looking forward to the party tonight, and was whistling a merry tune as he laid out his dress uniform He wasn't really happy about having to wear formal attire, as the stiff collar usually made him feel as if he were being slowly strangled to death, but it was required for this occasion, and he wasn't about to let a collar keep him from enjoying his triumph He had finally sealed the deal with the Chief Administrator, after many long, frustrating days of negotiations, and the world of Tarlonn 3 was to be admitted to the Federation This was a rather large feather in Jim's cap, due to the fact that this planet had huge deposits of dilithium, and the people there were more than willing to share it, asking very little in return aside from protection, and trade with other members of the Federation Oh, and just one little thing more They were fascinated with Vulcans, and insisted that there be a Vulcan Embassy established there as soon as possibleWaltzing Matilda4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Muddied WatersJim did not particularly care for the job of errand boy for the Federation... It seemed like every time somebody needed a quart of milk, the Enterprise was the 'only starship in the galaxy that could do it'...He often thought that Star Fleet should seriously consider building more ships, so the Enterprise could get back to doing more important things, like exploring new star systems, and fighting evil aliens, and of course, enabling him to woo lovely ladies (his own personal favorite)...He especially disliked taking on passengers who needed a ride from one place to another...What was the Enterprise anyway? A shuttlecraft? Not hardly! But, when Admiral Davis told him who this particular passenger was, Jim thought to himself that this might prove to be at least amusing...Irritating, yes, and quite possibly dangerous, but if history proved reliable, amusing none the less...Muddied Waters4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He stood in Transporter Room 3, and as the sparkles faded, he couldn't help but grin at the sight of thei
Best Served ColdThe ship was quiet now, waiting patiently for the next flurry of activity The crew was on the planet below, enjoying some well-deserved shore leave, and blowing off some steam in the process It had been some time since the last one, and they were enjoying it Aside from one or two notable exceptions, the ship was cruising with a skeleton crewBest Served Cold4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Scotty was ankle-deep in the port-side Jefferies tube, attempting to reconfigure a particularly cantankerous set of circuits The language he was employing in this task was of a sort unknown to the clergy, and mostly a mixture of Scottish, Terran, and a little known dialect found on Griblich This particular combination had been known to peel the paint off the hull
Sulu was in the gym, attempting to teach Chekov the finer points of fencing, not having much success in the attempt The bottle of Romulan ale they had shared earlier might possibly have been part of the reason...
Chapel and Uhura had managed to fin
Thoughts After LoveSpock, my t'hy'la...Thoughts After Love4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Laying here beside you
In the afterglow of love,
I think of all we've come through
To get to this moment...
And I'm so thankful that we are at last together,
That we can share our love each for the other
In body, and in mind, and in spirit...
Anything less would never be enough...
Jim, my t'hy'la...
To join with you in body
Is more to me than the pleasure of your touch...
To join with you and share your thoughts
Is more than just a meld...
To share our spirits, our memories,
And our bodies
Gives me pleasure beyond my ability
And now that you know my heart's voice,
Words aren't really necessary...