Nov. 12th, 2012

evening_bat: Bat in flight, silhouetted against the moon. (Default)
Title: In Three Words
Author: [personal profile] evening_bat
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] seryan and [livejournal.com profile] omphaloskepsist
Artists: [livejournal.com profile] unseensorrows and [livejournal.com profile] birddi
Fanmixers: [livejournal.com profile] masterpenguin82 and [livejournal.com profile] birddi
Series: Star Trek XI and Doom
Pairing: Jim Kirk/John Grimm
Rating: R
Word Count: ~ 27,000
Warnings: Reaper doesn’t have a pretty backstory. And serving on Starfleet’s flagship means that they get into some nasty messes. And did I mention Reaper’s backstory? (Blood & violence ahoy!)

Summary: Pike used George Kirk’s legacy to dare his son into Starfleet. It was John Grimm who taught Jim about living outside of his father’s shadow.

Notes:


Written for the 2012 [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang challenge. Loosely inspired by this prompt on the [livejournal.com profile] buckleup_meme, asking for Reaper living out in the open after First Contact. I doubt this is what the prompter had in mind but the bunny grew teeth when I poked at it once too many times.

A few important details... This is a double AU and I've had to fudge things to fuse the canons together. Therefore, the events of the Doom movie/game happen about 45 years earlier than stated and the Eugenics Wars happen about 10 years later than in Trek, both taking place in the early 2000s. This story begins in 2255, as per the movie timeline.

Infinite thanks go out to [livejournal.com profile] seryan and [livejournal.com profile] omphaloskepsist for the beta work and the encouragement to keep writing. This story would never have been finished without their efforts and would certainly be poorer without their input.

Art & Fanmixes


Cover art and the second story graphic were provided by [livejournal.com profile] unseensorrows and you can check out her masterpost here. [livejournal.com profile] birddi created the first and third images in the text.

You can download [livejournal.com profile] masterpenguin82’s awesome fanmix right here.

[livejournal.com profile] birddi created another great fanmix, which can be downloaded from here.

It was a privilege to work with these amazing collaborators! Their art and musical contributions are fantastic and you should absolutely tell them so.



"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on." ~ Robert Frost



Signing your life away to Starfleet turned out to be a surprisingly easy process. )


Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you enjoy the ride!

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