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Title: And In The Darkness Bind You…
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Kirk/Spock.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Mentions the character deaths that occur in the episode Operation: Annihilate

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Greywolf's Stories

After the procedure he underwent to get rid of the influence of the Alien beings on Deneva, Spock is left blind. While dealing with the repercussions of the new limitations to his personal life and career in Starfleet, his relationship with Jim Kirk is also altered in a significant manner.

Operation: Annihilate! is a great episode of the original series and one that offers a lot of great possible paths for fanfic writers to deal with: the possibility of the total destruction of Deneva, Kirk's loss and guilt, McCoy's regrets over the procedure he performs, Spock's blindness. While touching all of these issues somewhat, Greywolf focuses on Spock and the consequences of his acquired disability. It reads very true to the character: the initial dismay over the way his life is irrevocably changed is soon conquered by logic and adaptation. Wisely, Spock's adaptation is not one hundred percent effective: there are setbacks and limitations, just as there are in real life.

An interesting Spock-voice, the relationship between Spock and Kirk and a myriad of small details (the sensory information as perceived by Spock, the characterization of the supporting characters, the constant hints of Spock's alien nature) make for an interesting TOS fic.

And In The Darkness Bind You


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 6th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the rec *and* the link!
Oct. 6th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Heh. To me, a rec without a link isn't particularly useful:) Enjoy!
Oct. 10th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
This is one of my favorite fan fics ever (and I believe one of the first 10-20 I ever read). GREAT recommendation. Christina
Oct. 11th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Glad you think so :)
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