A Dance In Shadow And Silence

Title:  A Dance In Shadow And Silence
Author: eimeo
Beta: T'Lara
Universe/Series: TOS
Rating: R
Relationship status: Pre-slash/slash
Chapter: 1/1
Pairings: Kirk/Spock
Word Count: 15,200
Additional Pairings: Implied Chulu (if you want to read it that way. It's very much up to you.)

Summary: A shuttle crash leaves Spock, Sulu and Chekov adrift on a deserted ocean world. As Chekov fights for his life and Sulu tries desperately to save him, Spock reflects on the strong bond that exists between the two men and starts to wonder what it is he's really afraid of in his relationship with Kirk.

Originally published in the KiScon 2012 zine. Massive thanks to T'Lara, beta reader extraordinaire, and to arminaa for compiling and editing such a beautiful zine. And, because it really can't be said often enough, to Rhaegal and awarrington and everyone else who made KiScon such an amazing place to be.

Part 1

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Part 3

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I think I told you at the con how much I loved this fic, but it bears saying again because yay! So lovely. I'm fond of Sulu/Chekov so that was nice, but Spock's perceptiveness and self-reflection is gorgeously done.

And now you're making me miss KiScon :-(
Every day I have to get up and go into the office instead of a conference centre filled with all manner of wonderful people and delicious slash is a day I miss KiScon :-(

Thank you! I do like a bit of Chulu, but only for fun (I don't for one second think it's canon) so I didn't want to write a fic where it HAD to be read that way. And I LOVE writing Spock - any time he's talking about emotion he's automatically an unreliable narrator and that's just all kinds of fun to write. Thanks so much - I'm really glad you liked this! *happydance*
It was an absolutely awesome story. I'm working my way through the zine in order, so of course it was the first one I read, and I got through it before I even got home from London. Very, very, very nice. :)