Story [Star Trek 2009] On the Edge (Kirk/OC adventure fic) New Post 1/11/12!!!

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  1. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

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    Well I said I would bring over my OC story from ff.net so here it is. Audrey Pearce is off my own creation and let me tell her, she loves to be written. She was introduced in my drabbles, but I want you guys to see this epic I'm working on! So here goes nothing

    Title:On the Edge
    Author: Master_Jaina1011
    Characters: James T. Kirk, Commander Audrey Pearce [OC], Spock, Uhura, Bones and the rest of the command crew.
    Summary: After receiving an intriguing distress signal from Delta Vega, the Enterprise goes to rescue a Commander from the clutches of a united faction of Klingons and Romulans. From there, the newly acquired Commander and the crew of the Enterprise embark on a mission of intrigue and danger to stop whatever these factions want. Only what the enemy wants is not obvious and now Kirk and the Commander must work together to save worlds from warfare they haven't seen for centuries...


    Chp. 1 Scrabble and Rescue Missions

    It was eight months into the Enterprise's five year mission, when the Federation's flagship received a rather intriguing distress signal.

    Captain James T. Kirk was shifting restlessly on the bridge as the rest of the crew were thoroughly engaged in a rather volatile game of Scrabble on the various consoles in front of him.

    "Damn it," Uhura, his chief communication officers exclaimed as Hikaru Sulu raised a fist in celebration. Kirk smirked as Pavel Chekov looked furiously at the board in front of him.

    Before Chekov could exclaim in victory, a burst of "Hell Yeah" screamed from his chair, as Dr. Leonard McCoy, his Chief Medical Officer, laughed victoriously. It must have been a slow day down in sick bay if his best friend was playing the game with his bridge crew.

    "Just because you got that word, does not mean I can't beat you," a distinct female voice said, over the comm system.

    "Whatever Chapel. I just got triple points for that X," McCoy retorted, as Jim rolled his eyes turning his chair to look at his First Officer, who was apparently engrossed in whatever he was doing at his console.

    "Spock?" Jim asked slowly, as the Vulcan typed furiously, ignoring his name. The captain heard something intelligible come from his mouth when a Scottish accent yelped over the speakers.

    "Tha' does not count as a wor' Laddie!" Scotty exclaimed as he heard groans from the rest of his crew. Jim groaned as he heard Chekov agree that the use of one's name does not count as word.

    "According the rules, Mr. Scott, my given name is a appropriate response since it is clearly in the galaxy wide dictionary," Spock replied, as Jim huffed in his chair. Of course, his closest friends and command would exclude him from what was a very rousing game of Scrabble.

    "Did anyone think to give me a PADD so I could join in this game?" Jim asked, as he heard the deep chuckle of his best friend over the comm.

    "We did but then we thought you would use to this time to actually do paperwork." McCoy, who Jim affectionately called Bones, replied.

    "That and you would cheat," Uhura replied, as she smiled accordingly to whatever she had put in for her turn. He heard Sulu curse under his breath, as Uhura swung around in her seat, obviously hearing something over the until now silent communication channel. Jim immediately stopped bouncing his leg up and down as soon as Uhura forgot about the game, concentrating hard on the message coming through.

    Everyone seemed to stop the game as they waited patiently as the expression changed on Uhura's face from contemplation to urgency. She looked once at the captain, who nodded discreetly before a obvious distress signal came filtering through the bridge.

    "This is?Commander Audrey Pearce.." was the first part that came through before sounds of static and phaser fire came over. "I repeat, this is Commander Audrey Pearce requesting immediate assistance."

    Before Jim could ask Uhura where the signal was located, it continued. "I am being hunted and fired on by Klingons and Romulans. I repeat, Klingons and Romulans are on Delta Vega."

    "Uhura, can you get a message
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    I won't squee! -- ok, Squee! [face_dancing]

    This feels so -- GOOD! [face_dancing] Feels like a Trek novel or a movie actually. The banter, the mysterious distress call, the rescue of a brilliant and lovely commander from two enemy forces no less.

    And let me say, I've read lots of Jim-centered profics and you definitely have his character down pat. =D=

    Happy wriggles!!! @};-

    I have two questions:

    1. Can I be on your PM train? :D

    and 2. Will there be S/U mush? If that's too tangential to the story LOL I'll do a missing scene spin off for you [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Like I mind [face_laugh]

    [face_love]

    A very Stoked jade



  3. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    I am so glad that you decided to post this!! [face_dancing] [:D]

    First off, your Audrey in your drabbles is amazing. She's quick and fun and perfect for Jim, and now she has her own story. [face_love] You can count me in for this one! [face_love]


    My more articulate thoughts:

    Before Chekov could exclaim in victory, a burst of "Hell Yeah" screamed from his chair, as Dr. Leonard McCoy, his Chief Medical Officer, laughed victoriously. It must have been a slow day down in sick bay if his best friend was playing the game with his bridge crew.

    Oh my goodness, they are playing Scrabble. :eek:

    Scrabble.

    I done near spit my coffee out, burst a gut, scared those around me the first time I read that. [face_laugh] =D=


    Jim immediately stopped bouncing his leg up and down as soon as Uhura forgot about the game, concentrating hard on the message coming through.

    From child to Captain in a second flat. :p That's Jim. [face_love]


    "I am being hunted and fired on by Klingons and Romulans. I repeat, Klingons and Romulans are on Delta Vega."

    Erm, an unusual combination on a really dead world . . . I can't wait to learn why. [face_thinking]


    "I usually don't get called unless it's an emergency. So what's the urgency?"

    That, and the fact that it's Kirk calling may have keyed off the whole emergency thing. [face_laugh] Ah, I love Pike. [face_love]


    It was cold, snowing and not only were there Klingons and Romulans chasing after her, she had the not so nice wildlife of Delta Vega tracking her every move. This was definitely not Commander Pearce's day. All she could hope is that her distress signal, from her ship before it was destroyed (Damn Klingons) reached the flagship of the Federation in time.

    Her internal dialogue is a hoot, even when she is running for her life. [face_laugh]


    She knew if her signal would have reached any Aother ship other than the famous one that saved Earth, then Starfleet command probably would let her die and the secrets she held with her. But the now Admiral Pike was not one to let a man behind, and neither was his prodigy James T. Kirk. Which is why she rigged her ship to beam out only to the private frequency of the Enterprise and not any other ship. If there was one crew that could possibly save her, it was the one that saved Earth..

    Alrighty, now I am intrigued. [face_thinking]


    I'm glad that they were able to rescue her. :)

    Now, the show can begin!! [face_dancing]


    ~MJ @};-
  4. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

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    Jade_eyes: So glad you enjoyed and because you asked I'm posting the next part during commercials!!! And thank you!!! I love Jim!

    As for S/U, I give you all permission to a mushy viggie spun off from this. It really it a Kirk/Audrey centered fic but has everyone in it too. But you are so good at it, I'll let you have at it!!

    Mira_Jade:Whew... I am being distracted by The Clone Wars!! :p

    When I was writing the first part I was like...[face_thinking] hmmm what could they be playing that would be funny but so true with Spock in on it. And I went SCRABBLE!!! Even I laughed at that one!

    You know I didn't even realize I did that with Jim until you said it. He's just like that! [face_love]

    And I love Pike too! Trust me he will appear more!

    Can I say I absolutely adore Audrey!? She has become her own character on her own. I guess she just loves to do that!

    And thank you for betaing it! You are most awesome!

    And here's more...wait Clone Wars...

    Yes you get a commentary on my attention span!! :p Ok well now that is over...I can concentrate on this!

    Chp. 2 It's Another You, Jim!

    The Enterprise came out of warp at the edge of the Delta Vega to scan the area for the hostilities that were bound to be there. What in God's name were the Romulans and Klingons doing? Kirk wondered to himself as he looked around.

    "Spock, report," Kirk asked.

    "It appears that there are multiple carbon based life forms on the planet, Captain," Spock replied, looking at his screen once again. "It appears as though many of those lifeforms are registering as either Romulan or Klingon."

    "What about any human lifeforms, Spock?" Kirk inquired, as his eyes turned toward the viewscreen, scanning the space ahead of him with his own eyes.

    "I pick up one definite human signature on the east side of the planet," Spock replied. "And about six other lifeforms within the immediate vicinity."

    The Captain turned to Uhura, who was monitoring all the frequencies coming from the planet.

    "Captain, it appears that the Klingon ship in the system has picked up on our arrival," Uhura said urgently, as he noticed a Bird of Prey moved away from the other ships laying in orbit.

    Kirk knew he had to think fast if they didn't want to get into a battle over one person. He punched in the code for the transporter room. "Scotty, are we close enough to get a lock on that human signal and beam her aboard?" he asked, as Sulu kept the ship moving forward on thrusters only.

    "Aye, Captain," Scotty replied. "Good thin' I revamped the transporter."

    "Then on with it, Scotty. I don't want to make repairs if I don't have too."

    "How close is the Klingon ship, Chekov?" Kirk asked as the seventeen year old turned around.

    "Can't tell Keptin. They have cloaked and our sensors cannot read it anymore." Chekov replied as Kirk cursed inwardly. What was so important that the Klingons would cloak for?

    "Scotty, how are we coming on the beaming the commander out?" Kirk implored as proximity alarms started wailing.

    "Ten seconds, Captain!" Scotty yelled back, the countdown for the transporter beam chiming behind him. "I have a lock, Captain!"

    Sooner than the Captain liked, the Klingon vessel appeared almost in front of them and decloaked. "Red Alert. All stations , prepare to fire weapons," Kirk yelled as he saw the Klingons fire up their weapons system. They weren't even going to try to communicate with them as the first torpedo hit the Enterprise shields as the ship bucked under the first shot.

    "Fire all weapons, Sulu!"

    "Aye sir."'

    "Captain, we got her!"

    "Captain, the Romulan ship is following suit. In range in ten seconds," Spock said, as the ship rocked violently under the fire from the enemy vessel.

    "Get us out of here, Sulu. Chekov set course for the nearest starbase[,]" Kirk acknowledged, as Sulu flew under and to the left of the Bird of Prey and soon they were at the back of the ship when Kirk ordered the ship to go into warp. Soon enough the stars streamlined and they were out of danger - for now.

    "Scotty, damage report?" Kir
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    Thank you for the S/U spin off green light. [face_dancing]

    Wonderful and auspicious meeting between Jim and Audrey. I always thought auburn hair and brown eyes a lovely and striking combination. :cool:

    You have what I call the "bridge crew doing business" talk down very well. =D= ;)

    [:D]
    ~

    ETA: Read your review in Ceil's Just Beyond the Clouds about shirtless Jag and Kyp -- woohoo!

    Got me to thinking -- Jim and Spock working out in the gym giving Audrey and Ny a feast for the eyes and heat in the veins.

    Then both couples ... retire so the ladies can show their guys how -- scrumptiously delectable they are.

    [face_dancing]

    [face_dancing]

    Jinkies and squee!




  6. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    I started to adore this chapter just from seeing the Chapter title. [face_laugh] Brilliant! ;)

    In the very beginning you had the 'crisis lingo' down pat (something I try to avoid writing at all cost! [face_laugh]) Everyone's 'voices' were well displayed, and you had me on the edge of my seat with the action. =D=

    And then the real show began:

    "I think we have another you, Jim," Bones growled, glaring at his patient whose brown eyes were glaring back. "She's trying to refuse medical treatment, when its obvious she needs it."

    [face_laugh]!!!!!

    "I would listen to him if I were you," Kirk laughed, as the brown eyes proved unyielding. "He's used his CMO status many times on me since I became Captain. That and he's a menace with hypos."

    Your banter is perfect! [face_laugh] The back and forth between Kirk and McCoy was classic, and I enjoyed Audrey's addition to the 'interesting' voices of the Enterprise. ;)


    The red head stepped out of the room to see McCoy and Kirk waiting patiently for. Upon seeing her the Captain give the other man a pointed look that said "there, she's fine." And it was then that she realized that the Captain and her would get along great.

    Oh, more than great. [face_mischief]


    Oh, it stopped!! I had a blonde moment where I was like noooooooo!!! There was more, I remember it!! [face_laugh]

    Ah well, we'll get it soon. ;)

    Thanks so much for the fun ride - your Audrey is a hoot to read, and you have me fully intrigued as to the mystery of the situation. =D=

    [:D]


    ~MJ @};-
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    Great story so far. The crew playing scrabble was hilarious.
  8. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

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    First off, sorry for the long wait. The challenges took up most of my time, and I finally got around to rewriting what I wanted to. So here is an extra long post for you!

    Jade:
    Thank you for reading. I am very happy you enjoy the Jim/Audrey pairing as much as I do. Here you will see the beginning of the obvious attraction between the two. And my Victorian Roulette response regards this post! [face_whistling]

    Mira: You are so wonderful, dealing with this insanely long post, so thank you! (and even more thank you when I send you my Never Say Never update...:p)

    I am so glad you think I have the "crisis lingo" done. I am so iffy about that! The voices are easy though, just cuz they are so much fun to write! Audrey, Jim and Bones are the perfect trio to portray bickering!

    And I took your advice and stopped it there, just because it flowed better. So this is going to be one long post, but so worth it! Thank you for everything![:D]

    mrjop2: Thank you! I am glad you are enjoying!

    And so without further adieu, the very long post that is well worth the wait!

    No Win Scenarios

    Kirk was amazed that despite being on some heavy drugs - he should know, he'd been on them before himself -that Pearce kept up the quickened pace with him and Bones as they neared his ready room. When he had originally commed Pike right after the short battle with the Klingons, he was told that Pearce would need to be debriefed first, then he could ask the questions. It was the first time Kirk had ever been shut out by Pike and he had an inkling that what Commander Pearce had to say what not good.

    He keyed in his code for his ready room only to be greeted by the somber face of Admiral Pike, obviously waiting patiently. As the three of the entered, Pike nodded as each of them took seats nearest the comm screen.

    "Kirk, McCoy," Pike said, as his eyes riveted on the red head sitting next to Kirk, all decked out in Command gold. "Commander Pearce, glad to see my ship reached you in time."

    "Not as glad as I am, sir," Pearce replied as Pike eyed him and McCoy warily and it seems Pearce read his mind because the next word out of her mouth were music to his ears. "Permission to speak freely, Admiral?"

    "By all means, Audrey that hasn't stopped you before," Pike replied, as Bones eyes widened as Pike use of Pearce's first name. This was about to get very interesting.

    "The only way to stop what is about to come is to include not only Captain Kirk but the senior command of this ship," Pearce said, as Pike sighed expecting those very words.

    "Then by all means, Captain, Doctor - stay. Starfleet Command and Admirality agree with your assessment, Commander. The Enterprise, at this time, is the only ship capable of taking on this threat," Pike said.

    Curious, Kirk leaned back, allowing the other two to explain before realizing he really didn't want this explained a second time around.

    "Sir, can I request a brief interruption to assemble the rest of my command crew, so they may be debriefed also?" Kirk asked, as Pike sat there for a minute, contemplating his answer.

    "By all means, Captain, the less times this story is told, the better."

    Kirk nodded, and stood up to go gather his crew.

    Before he could so, the door opened to reveal Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Chekov and Sulu. Kirk just sat back down shaking his head. His crew was not one for following orders and Uhura probably had them all listening in on the conversation all along. Sneaky bastards, he thought and made a note to restrict access to private comms to only himself and McCoy.

    As the other made themselves comfortable around the table, Pearce turned around taking everyone in. She stood slightly against the table as Kirk did the same. He looked at Pike, who just rolled his eyes as he introduced his senior command to the newest addition.

    "Commander Pearce, its my pleasure to introduce to my senior command crew," Kirk said. She smiled slightly as she took in his right hand man. "Next to me is Commander Spock, our science officer ? he also holds the great pleasure o
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    You got a marvy plot here as to what Audrey's after and why, and this chapter has a super progression of getting better acquainted and becoming a tight team. :D Yes I do love long updates. :)

    LOL moment: Obi-wan you're my only hope [face_laugh] [face_laugh] Fun!!!!!!!

    Audrey's professional and family past is downright intriguing and makes for some wonderful undertones with Jim. :) ;)

    Can't wait for the next part.

    :D

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    You are so wonderful, dealing with this insanely long post, so thank you! (and even more thank you when I send you my Never Say Never update... )

    You should see the length of some of the stuff I spring on Deb. :p

    I figured it was just karma. [face_laugh] And it was enjoyable to read all at once. [face_love]


    Before he could so, the door opened to reveal Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Chekov and Sulu. Kirk just sat back down shaking his head. His crew was not one for following orders and Uhura probably had them all listening in on the conversation all along. Sneaky bastards, he thought and made a note to restrict access to private comms to only himself and McCoy.

    Your crew interaction (and shenanigans [face_laugh]) here is priceless! Soooo classically Trek. [face_love]


    "Actually Commander, it was I that hacked into Starfleet's records," Spock said, as two sets of surprised eyes turned to him. Spock gave a small twitch - the Vulcan version of a nonchalant shrug. "After engaging the Klingons, I was inclined to look into it further in case we ran into even more in the Neutral Zone."

    Kirk couldn't help but feel proud that his stoic first officer would ever think of something like that. It appeared as if Jim was really rubbing off on the guy.


    Gah, Spock-fangirl-overload . . . now. :p [face_melt]

    And just when I think that I can't adore the guy more, he has to go and get sneaky on me. [face_laugh] 'A trick I learned from an old friend' indeed. [face_love]


    "My mother was studying old viruses, the ones we found cures to hundreds of years ago?" Audrey said, feeling like the twenty six year old she was. "She was seeing if they would work against some?non human races."

    I had a huge 'what the kriff' moment the first time I read that. :mad:[face_thinking]


    The room became silent instantly, even Dr. McCoy had nothing to say.

    Dear God, it's a miracle, man! [face_laugh]


    It was Uhura, this time, that broke the silence. "And you're telling us StarFleet and the Federation knew about this experiment?" her tone angry.

    Kick some butt, gal! [:D]


    "Do you believe your mother would do such a thing? And why would the Klingons and Romulans work together just to get what she was studying or making for that matter?" Kirk asked, his voice coming to him.

    So many questions! :oops: You are building a mystery worthy of Doole here, Master_Jay. [face_love]


    Audrey leaned back. "Which is why Admiralty thought it best for me to go searching alone. Worst case scenario, I get killed, no one knows. Best case is I find her, bring her in and get my commission back. Either way Starfleet wins."

    Command is being a bunch of scumbags in suits here. [face_thinking] There has to be more going on . . . Gah, the questions again! :oops:


    The eyebrow on Spock rose even higher as she continued speaking. She definitely had to ask Jim if those eyebrows ever jumped off the Vulcan's head.

    Perfect levity! [face_love]


    "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope."

    You need a warning against readers with beverages when you have lines like that sneak in. [face_laugh] PERFECT fandom cross there. [face_laugh]

    =D=


    "Because, Commander Pearce, I do not believe in no win scenarios." He said, striding out the door. And Audrey swore she could hear him say. "And neither should you."

    And THAT is the meat of this fic here. [face_love]


    So because of her interesting heritage, StarFleet and the Federation kept close tabs on her and her mother. The red head was not one to shove her emotions to the background, and found meditation helped her control both her empathetic and telepathic abilities. She didn't use them on a regular basis and was finally glad to have someone around who could help her center her mind.

    Your Audrey is an interesting character. [face_thinking]

    And I can tell you from experience how much fun it is playing with a telepath's abilities. [f
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    Woohoo, I finally get to catch up on this!! Audrey is VERY interesting - nice to learn her backstory!! (I bremember her from the drabbles.) Bones and Spock are so cute :D And Kirk - I see INTERESTING things in his future . . .
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    Now that NaNoWriMo is a week from being over, I think ;) [face_batting] I can bump. :* :*

    [:D]

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  13. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

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    Whew... I is back! And in full force, considering my characters were basically yelling at me so they could get written. So a huge thanks to Jade_eyes and Mira_Jade for helping the muse out. Audrey and Jim are extremely happy to have some face time, and Pike is not far behind. *smacks Pike gently, no not yet. It's almost your turn* :D And thanks to Mira for the Beta. She's enjoying it way too much! And she's about to get more too![face_laugh] Anyways,onto the new post!

    A/N: So I totally did not expect this story to take this turn but alas the muse said it needed. So beware this post is a bit dark...and Jim and Audrey have at it. But no worries...so close encounters to come...

    Chp.5 Let the Fireworks Begin

    The Captain found Audrey hours later in the gym, her hair tied in a braid, eyes closed on the mat in the far side of the room. Sitting crossed legged next to her was Spock, both in what appeared to a meditative stance, and yet Jim kept his eyes trained on the red haired woman. Her features, which earlier had held a slight tension, were now relaxed, and it created a beautiful picture to him.

    There was no doubt in his mind that he was attracted to the petite Commander, yet here she was entrusting Spock in her troubles instead of him. The green eyed monster named jealousy sprouted the moment he saw the two together - and it wasn?t going away anytime soon.

    "Jim, you do realize that the pointy eared hobgoblin is the only one qualified enough to help center Audrey, right?? Bones sounded behind him, causing the blond hair man jump. ?And yes Uhura does know about this, she was the one who suggested it.?

    Jim bit his lip in embarrassment, knowing full well that the two across the room felt the spike of jealousy. He turned around to face his best friend, who just stood there gazing across the room, arms crossed. ?Did you just come here to bother me, or did you have a reason to find her?? he asked, blue eyes looking at the woman meditating.

    ?I came to make sure that she was doing what I recommended she do,? the doctor replied, hazel eyes trying to meet his. ?She?s been away from people for too long, Jim. If Spock wasn?t here, she could have posed a danger to crew.?

    He sighed knowingly. They had received all the supplies they needed, and were going to be on their way shortly from the starbase they were docked at. ?Is there anything new from Uhura?? he asked, distracting himself.

    Bones shook his head. ?She had to enlist the help of Chekov and Scotty to decrypt the Commander?s files. According to the Lieutenant, she would be surprised if they could the information to us within two days.?

    Jim nodded. ?She?s good, exceptional actually, at intelligence from what I hear from Pike. Starfleet recruited her for her hacking talents, amongst other things.?

    His friend rolled his eyes. ?What isn?t she good at?? he asked, when Spock appeared out of nowhere next them, dressed in his casual blacks, leaving Audrey alone on the mat.

    Before Spock could interrupt, a harried Janice Rand appeared at the door. ?Yes, Yeoman Rand?? Jim asked, as she held out a PADD to him.

    ?This just came through, Captain. I think the Commander needs to look at this right away,? she said, leaving him with the information. When he looked at the file, he realized it had the highest clearance codes a file could get, and sighed. This was definitely something he could not access, even with his clearance.

    Before interrupting a rather important healing session with Audrey, he went to the ship?s interface and called to Uhura. ?Captain Kirk to Bridge,? he said, leaning slightly against the bulkhead.

    ?Yes Captain?? Uhura answered instead of Sulu, who had the conn for the time being.

    ?When did this file come through?? he asked, watching as two identical eyebrows rose up at his question.

    ?Ten minutes ago. It?s a combination of the file Pike sent and one on the files Commander Pearce downloaded. Chekov and Scotty tried their hardest sir, but they couldn?t get through.? The edge to Nyota?s voice did not go unnoticed by the Captain.
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    yes, we do now have the blank101 of Trek! The awesomest plot twister and drama specialist! If that didn't blow me out of the water!!! =D= Looking forward to the sparring match, the dinner, and anything that comes after!!!!!!!!

    Hugs!!!!

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    You have to know that I am an angst-glutton as much as I enjoy a good mushy fic. [face_love] And this post touched on both points perfectly. :p :D

    [face_dancing]


    "Jim, you do realize that the pointy eared hobgoblin is the only one qualified enough to help center Audrey, right?? Bones sounded behind him, causing the blond hair man jump. ?And yes Uhura does know about this, she was the one who suggested it.?

    I loved Bones here! And Kirk getting all jealous. [face_mischief]


    ?What isn?t she good at?? he asked, when Spock appeared out of nowhere next them, dressed in his casual blacks, leaving Audrey alone on the mat.

    This is how crazy a place my mind is ? she went straight from grinning at Super-Audrey, to thinking, Spock+Casual blacks, that must mean he's leaning against the wall looking all casually sexy, and that half-smirk he gets . . . And, there you have it. Completely lost track with what I was reading. :oops: [face_love]


    ?I Jim closed his eyes, hyperventilating. ?You don?t understand, Bones. This man is dead, I saw him die. At least I think I did.?

    When I first read this, the part of me that wasn't going 'oh, snap!' was going 'holy hell, what a plot twist!!'. I love the Tarsus story line as a whole ? and I actually have a link to send you on that later, now that I think of it. [face_thinking]


    I hope you told the Lieutenant she did a good job, Captain. She got that file faster than I thought she would,? she said,

    I liked how you wove this through most of the post ? Nyota 'struggling' and Audrey impressed with her skills. :D


    ?You?re kidding me right? They wanted to me to go after them, knowing full well that after awhile, I would fall into trouble and call upon the Enterprise! They want to draw him out, using Kirk as bait!?? Audrey's arms flailed in the air angrily. Pike just stared, the only reaction he allowed to show was the slight frown on his face. ?Wait a minute, you mean they are using Kirk and me as bait??

    SLIMEBAGS!!!

    Ugh, here's proof that those leader-folk can be idiots even in Starfleet Command. At first I was really, really hurt that Pike would allow something like this. :( That must hurt them, a lot ? especially considering how much of a father figure he is to Jim and Audrey both.

    The funny part is, had they merely asked the Enterprise to be bait, the gun-ho kids probably would have agreed to anyway. Sheesh, keep all of your players informed! :oops:


    ?I have the best crew there is in Starfleet, Admiral. You should know, you handpicked them yourself,? the Captain?s voice sounded causing Audrey to whip around, only to see troubled blue eyes. ?Why can I not reach my brother, Commander, Admiral??

    Ow . . . ow, ow, ow . . . Not good news coming!


    ?Trust me Kirk, she is. Commander Pearce is good at hiding her emotions. Ask Spock, he will tell you how turbulent her emotions are at this moment.? Pike glared at him. ?So do not take your anger out on her, Captain Kirk. This is a horrible situation and you can do something about it.?

    I LOVE having empaths on the team!! The mental stuff is so much fun to play with, and I love that you are picking up and expanding on that vein in this story. [face_love]

    And Pike redeemed himself. [face_love]


    ?Are you saying that because of my abilities or because I could best the Captain in hand to hand combat??

    McCoy shrugged. ?Both.?

    Jim glared at his friend. ?Thanks Bones for the great confidence boost.?

    ?Only telling the truth, kid.?


    And this was the best way to end the chapter! Some levity for our poor guys. :( [:D]


    =D=

    And a shirtless Kirk, you say? I must go check my inbox . . . [face_dancing]



    [:D]


    ~MJ @};-
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    Mira, you caught that casual blacks thing too?! [face_laugh] ;) Yeah, leaning against the wall, filling out the pants just right ... casually sexy -- I like that expression, Miranda, like he doesn't have to work at it -- just has to breathe and walk and talk LOL and the sexy edibleness just flows. [face_dancing]

    I also loved the kudos to my lovely Ny.


    [face_love]
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    Ok I couldn't help it but post this too. It was too much fun...

    Jade_eyes: Aww thank you. The muse wanted the plot twist... and the sparring match is next! and I somehow knew you two would catch the Spock in casual blacks. I did that just for you. And the shirtless Kirk is just for me!

    Mira_Jade: It had to make Kirk jealous, those feeling don't go away. And somehow I knew you would go that route with Spock, I let that image simmer!

    As for the Nyota, that is basis for the friendship we will see later on.

    I was hurt too that Pike did that, because I like him too much. I had to redeem him somehow. You are right about the Enterprise crew, they would have played bait!

    Oh this empath thing is going to be fun. I already have a couple of scenes in my mind where that will come in play. [face_whistling]


    Chp. 6 You Want to do What?

    Audrey found herself back in the gym for the second time in a hour, not that she was complaining. She had been out of touch with civilization for months, and sparring could help her work out her tension. She just didn?t expect it to be against the captain of the Enterprise, as she deflected the punch directed at her. She backed away from the golden boy, panting hard while she tried to gauge what Kirk could do next.

    Blue eyes started back at her, determination shining through. Jim was bouncing from foot to foot, waiting for her. ?You?re good,? he stated. Audrey shook her head, and went to swipe his feet from under when he just jumped over her leg, and aimed a kick at her head which she ducked.

    Rolling back up into a crouch, the petite woman glared at him. ?Better than you think, Captain,? she replied, when they attacked each other in a flurry of kicks and punches, each deflected by the other. Audrey was still clad in the figure hugging gym clothes she had on earlier, and had tried the female art of distraction to advantage.

    Considering how close Kirk was to winning, it appeared that he being shirtless and sweaty was actually distracting her. Closing her eyes and envisioning something that wasn?t a shirtless Kirk, she centered herself enough to dodge the right hook Kirk aimed at her.

    He laughed. ?You dodged my hand with your eyes closed. Cheating much?? Audrey glared back at him.

    ?Sometimes in a fight you can?t always use your eyes. You have to sense what is around you, for instance, when you step off into a kick, your left leg moves more than necessary, creating a soft but telltale sound you?re about to strike.?

    The blond haired man held up his hands in surrender. ?Then by all means, show me Commander.?

    Audrey smirked. ?Close your eyes Captain, and use your other senses.?

    He closed his gorgeous blue eyes, remaining in the fighting stance. Walking silently to the back of him, the red hair woman gauged his other reflexes.

    He turned around abruptly, reaching out and grabbing a hold of her wrist, and proceeded to flip her over on the mat, hard. Trying to catch her breath, she looked up at the still closed eyes of the handsome playboy. Noticing he still had hold on her, she tugged him down, sending one foot out to sweep his feet from underneath him. Taking advantage of the hold, she rolled and landed on top of him.

    Blue eyes opened to meet hers, mirth sparkling inside of them. ?I win,? she said simply, pinning his arms over his head, straddling his chest. Jim stilled at her movements, holding her gaze. Their heads closed enough for her to feel his breath against her lips, when clapping interrupted both of them.

    Audrey jumped up startled, as both of their heads swiveled toward the man who had interrupted them. Doctor McCoy just stood there smirking, and shrugged. ?I take it you two forgot I was here,? he said, tossing towels to both of them. ?I have to say though, that was an interesting display of dominance.?

    Feeling Jim?s hands on her waist, Audrey rolled off of him onto her knees, shaking her head. ?Dominance? Please that was just us taking out our anger and aggression on each other,? she said, watching as Jim?s muscles rippled as he sat up, wiping his sweat with t
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    I was going to wait to read but couldn't LOL!

    Oh, that sparring match. Dinner will have to be postponed -- but wow! Hopefully not for too long.

    *

    Super duper that Audrey decrypted it so fast!

    Yes, the IT answer to prayer, persnickety firewalls and stupid error messages [face_laugh]
    Do enjoy your Bones quite a lot!!

    Love the Jim/Nyota exchange [face_dancing] I could see why she'd be worried; I would be too, but my knickers would also be in a tight wad.

    It's one thing to be assigned, but to volunteer?

    What's up with that? :mad:

    *

    Ceil and I have exchanged e-mails about the *only* serious fight Kyp and Liz would have with each other; mara and Luke have probably had it a time or two :pLuke suffers from the same Skywalker fatal "indispensable hero-itis" [face_frustrated] (That's why Mara rode him hard in VOTF).

    Namely:

    "Damn it: grow the frack up! Why do you always have to be in the middle of the deadly, dangerous fatal crisis? Like, it's me or nobody? Is it just ego, or what?"

    "No," the response is, "it's my job!"

    "Take your job and shove it into Pluto's orbit, mister!!!!"

    So I could definitely see the two of them going toe to toe on
    it, in early days. [face_thinking] Unless, there were two caveats: a. he discusses it with her first and explains very thoroughly why the task can't be delegated to someone like from our version of the CDC -- b. He won't go if she has a "bad feeling about it". That's the dead giveaway of disaster. o_O

    Except, oops! In this case, it all happened too fast for even a hypothetical worse case scenario talk -- [face_worried]






  19. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    Your writing for these last few chapters has been stupendous! =D=


    ?Sometimes in a fight you can?t always use your eyes. You have to sense what is around you, for instance, when you step off into a kick, your left leg moves more than necessary, creating a soft but telltale sound you?re about to strike.?

    This whole scene was just plain awesome to read. And nice and toasty. [face_whistling]


    Blue eyes opened to meet hers, mirth sparkling inside of them. ?I win,? she said simply, pinning his arms over his head, straddling his chest. Jim stilled at her movements, holding her gaze. Their heads closed enough for her to feel his breath against her lips, when clapping interrupted both of them.

    [face_love]!!! I see many fireworks in their future . . . in more ways than one. :p


    ?Because I know what?s killing them, and if I don?t get there right now, the people on this star base could too.?

    First off - marvelous action sequence, although, this is quickly going to spell danger for our favorite characters. :( [face_worried]


    ?Besides, I know you?re monitoring his frequency.?

    That comment earned him a stylus lobbed at his head. ?Hey I thought it was against regulation to throw anything at your captain.? He said, trying not to laugh. He was just glad he could take her mind of the ships in front of them.


    I'd tell you that this is my favorite few lines of the whole chapter, but I am kinda biased. :p Oh, poor Nyota! But, I doubt that that is the last time her guy is going to dive into a dangerous situation - 'logical' or not. [:D]


    Eagerly awaiting more! [:D]


    ~MJ @};-

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    Jade: Well I bet you've been waiting for this one. And you might wanna strangle Spock... Just sayin'

    I hope you forgive me for this post!

    Mira: Awww... thanks. That fight scene was one of my favorites to write. It was dying to be written so I did.

    Oh there's fireworks all right... you will see that later on!

    I loved that exchange between Jim and Nyota. That frequency line begged to be included!

    As you know, here's more!

    A/N: So I know it's been awhile, but the muse finally cooperated after a very long December. Now that I'm doing the diary I have to complete this one! So help along the muse!!!



    Chp.7 Overloaded Senses



    Audrey, McCoy and Spock found themselves in the middle of the Cardissian ship?s sickbay, surrounded by nothing. It was eerily quiet, hearing her breath filtered in the suit, the others in her ear. There were definitely people on this ship, their essences dimmed but still alive. Audrey, however, couldn't place her finger on the strange emotions coming from around her.

    ?It?s good to know I got here in one piece, with this thing on,? McCoy grumbled, his tri corder whirling in the air. She rolled her eyes, her own tri corder set to different setting than the other two. The petite Commander had a gut instinct on what virus had been released.

    ?Doctor, I cannot comprehend why you must insist on degrading the transporter?? Spock replied, making Audrey shake her head, catching the slight amusement off the Vulcan.

    ?How about you two stop your bickering and we actually get to those dead bodies?? She mumbled into her headset, as the two men quieted. ?Dr. McCoy, where does your tri corder place some of the life forms??

    McCoy looked at Spock, who raised an eyebrow in return. ?Do either one of you have any idea where to start looking for the Cardissians??

    The two remained silent. ?Fine, McCoy you start in here and work your way up to the upper deck. Spock you start in the engineering sections, and I?ll take the quarters and bridge.?

    ?We?re splitting up?!? The CMO sputtered.

    ?If we split up, the faster we get this done and get back on the Enterprise.? Without any retort, McCoy nodded and Audrey turned to find her way up the bridge. What she needed to do is find the nearest computer terminal and learn the layout of the ship.

    ?What are you sensing Commander?? Spock asked, causing her to jump. ?I apologize, I did not intend to frighten you.?

    Audrey blew out the breath she was holding and waved her hand. ?It?s ok, Spock. I just feel something strange.?

    Spock cocked his head slightly, his breath fogging up the transparent plate. ?Then I should accompany you on the journey to the bridge. My sensors show no life forms in the engineering or any such sections. These life forms do appear dead.?

    Audrey groaned inwardly, knowing full well Jim had told Spock to watch over her. ?Maybe having you watch my back will help in the long run.?

    ?I happen to agree, Commander,? McCoy sounded from the doorway. ?You seem to attract trouble like honey attracts bees.?

    ?I?m not helpless and both of you know that,? Audrey angrily said into their mikes, causing McCoy to flinch. ?What we need to do is take samples and figure out where this ship came from.?

    ?That is best accomplished by us not going in different directions,? Spock replied calmly, getting a glare in return.

    ?Fine. The security camera I hacked was focused on Deck 18, two decks below us. Who knows what lies above or below that,? the red head commented, stalking toward the turbolifts.

    ?Commander?? The question intoned in Spock?s question makes her turn around. ?The lifts are inoperable. The ladder to the lower deck is 4.5 degrees north of our current position.?

    It was no wonder why the doctor and Spock got into logical arguments, the Vulcan could be downright irritating. ?Right,? she muttered, following the two men in the direction Spock had pointed out before.

    Distracted by her irritation she almost didn?t feel the cannibalistic rage directed at her back, and if it weren?t for Spock?s acute hearing, she would be
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    Awesome post MJ1011!

    Thank you for bringing the away team back safe and relatively unscathed.

    Of course, they're in a race against time and dire consequences so if they were delayed by a serious and unforeseen injury that would slow things down too much for them to be of any help to potential victims [face_thinking]

    That is one nasty virus :eek:

    Yup, he had to shut the bond off a bit to keep from getting the Trek version of the Eliziya lecture: "Are you a gundark butt or are you merely trying to cut my life short by 15 years with worry?"

    This is a convo that Audrey and Jim are gonna have to have when they team up.

    She'll keep his head on straight. I'm convinced she's the only one who can. [face_laugh] :*

    You know that all the edge of seat updates only make me want more, more often.

    [face_love]
    Jade
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    Bwah! Keep the updates long. It's a treat for us. [face_love] ;)

    And what a treat this one was. I know I have commented before about your skill with action and dialogue - but here it is again: you have a knack for it. =D=

    And the little bit of on-no-what-is-she-going-to-do-my-guy made this interesting as well. [face_worried] o_O

    [:D]


    She hadn?t healed completely yet, nor had the mediation needed to take on such emotions. Her mother was insane to come up with this crap, why did she think that taking the fight out of people could help anyone?

    Her vision started blurring, her head pounding as the rage grew closer and closer then?


    Your exploration of Audrey's empathy was fascinating. I find most terms of mental play in the sci-fi world intriguing, but this was off a different sort to read for me - and you had me so interested that I forgot that I was supposed to be proof reading the first time through. [face_laugh]


    ?Are you out of your Vulcan mind, Spock?? McCoy shouted beside her. ?You?re outnumbered five to one!?

    I yelled the same thing at my computer before McCoy said so. :p

    Curse the damnable logic and hero complex . . . :oops:


    ?He closed himself off, Captain,? she replied an edge to her voice. ?This only means he?s going to do something only you would.?

    [face_laugh]


    ?I understand, Commander. There would be no logic in getting myself killed if I cannot give you the samples we came for.? Spock's replied monotone causing Audrey to laugh, even if it was hoarse. Jim, in his time working with Spock, knew that the man had a very dry sense of humor, even others didn?t understand it.

    ?I always knew Vulcans had a dry sense of humor.? The voice replied, breathing hard. ?Enterprise, two to beam out.?


    I love how their thoughts are already starting to mirror each others. A wonderous match . . . [face_love]


    ?When empaths and telepaths haven?t mediated or centered themselves, some of the strong emotions people can emanate can overload their senses,? Jim nodded encouraging Bones to continue. ?Since the Commander here hadn?t been around many humans or humanoids for a while, she was susceptible to the overload. She couldn?t block out the rage and thus blackouts occur. I was lucky enough not to be affected by it, probably because the hobgoblin helped out.?


    *fangirl squee*

    Because who likes those strong, selfless, hero types anyway . . . :p

    Also a very telling paragraph about the strictness of Vulcan control, as well. [face_thinking]


    Bones didn?t hesitate. ?I know she?s special, Jim and I know you?re attracted to her.? Jim?s head shot up. ?Hear me out, as of right now there is a threat out there that could potentially emotionally compromise you and the Admiralty is looking for any reason for you to mess up.?

    Bones was a good CMO here. And a good friend. [face_love]

    And he's right . . . =D=



    [:D]


    ~MJ @};-
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    Yeah who likes those selfless hero types (present company included in the adoration club) -- even when you're so frustrated with their jump in first mentality [face_laugh] It's like: Do that again and it's couch time for you buddy ;) Nah! That's too much deprivation for the ladies. =P~ [face_love]

    You often wanna pull a Mara Jade though and say after the dust settles: "I can reinstitute that last command at any time, Skywalker, if you pull a stunt like that again." [face_laugh]

    Hee! I did have a laugh at that "doing something only you would." Sounds like a birds flocking together thing -- Jim, stop being so Han Solo-ish so it won't rub off on Spock so much [face_laugh]

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    Jade, Mira - You guys are the absolute best! Jade for all your insights and squggles! (I have adopted that saying in real life, people look at me so weird) and Mira for your awesome beta-ing skills! This chapter, my dears, is for you!

    As for those daring hero types, you gotta love them! And now onward with one of my favorite chapters! McCoy and Audrey have a talk and Audrey does some girl bonding!

    Chp. 8 - Bonding Time

    Audrey woke up a few hours later, feeling refreshed. She stretched her arms, shaking off the last of the grogginess that had held her back.

    ?Good, you?re awake,? she heard the doctor say, bringing her arms down and catching sight of the tri corder that never left his hand. ?How do you feel??

    ?Much better,? she replied. ?Now that I am feeling so much better, when can I get out of here and start looking at those samples??

    McCoy laughed. ?Anxious are we??

    She glared at him. ?Extremely. The longer we wait, the more of a chance Kodos has at releasing more of that virus.?

    ?Hold your horses, okay? I just need to do a few neural scans and then you?ll be out of here. I promise.?

    She crossed her arms, huffing. ?Fine.?

    ?Maybe you?re not feeling as great because you?re not arguing with me.? He said, running his tri corder over her head.

    ?Maybe I just know that arguing with you is useless.?

    ?I think I just had a heart attack. Can you teach Jim to not argue with me when he?s hurt??

    Audrey shook her head. ?Unlike him, I do have some common sense. Not a lot, but some.?

    Bones grunted. ?Insulting yourself. Now that is a new one.?

    Audrey grinned, rolling her eyes. ?It?s fun. You should try it sometime.?

    The doctor nodded approvingly and set down his tri corder. He then looked straight at her and sighed. Audrey swung her legs over the side of the biobed and stopped hearing the resigned sigh.

    ?What?? she asked.

    ?Why are you here?? he asked, taking a chair and sitting right in front of her. She furrowed her brow, puzzled.

    ?What do you mean??

    ?Why did you choose to send your signal to the Enterprise?? he asked, his face concerned.

    Audrey was taken aback at the doctor?s abrasiveness. She thought that he trusted her, that she had no ulterior motive other than finding her mother. She wasn?t after Jim?s position, she wasn?t a spy and she certainly wasn?t looking for trouble. Trouble just found her.

    ?Because you are the best of the best. You are the flagship, the one with the most advanced technology, science and weapon wise. You saw what I was up against. I couldn?t do it by myself anymore. I needed help.?

    McCoy didn?t look any more sure than he was before. She sighed, swinging her legs back and forth anxiously. ?What do you want me to say, Doctor??

    He shook his head, his hazel eyes pained. ?He?s my best friend, Commander. Someone who accepts me for who I am and doesn?t look back.?

    Audrey stopped swinging her legs and looked straight at him. ?And??

    ?He likes you. More than anyone else I have seen come into his line of sight.? The CMO sighed again. ?I just don?t want anyone to jeopardize this for him. He had worked his entire life to come out of his father?s shadow and now he has to relive a horrible part of his past. This could end him if it doesn?t go right.?

    It finally clicked for Audrey. This mission, the mission she brought to them, could possibly emotionally compromise the youngest captain in Starfleet history. ?Oh,? she said, rubbing her temples.

    ?Yes, Oh. Jim is capable of many things but to be attracted to someone like you, someone that could possibly leave, it could destroy him.?

    Audrey?s eyes widened. She was attracted to the golden boy of Federation but not because he was famous but because he was? oh man. She didn?t even know him.

    Her brown eyes looked at the doctor. ?I will try not to hurt him, okay? Right now, all I can think about is getting a cure for this virus.?

    McCoy nodded, getting up from this chair. ?Don?t forget that Jim has been through hell in his life. Go easy on him. He is still in command of this ship and if he questions anything, y
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    SQUEEEEEEE! for the Bones/Audrey talk.

    I loved his concern for Jim and his insights that Jim needs to come out of his father's shadow (like Luke) ;) and Audrey likes Jim for himself (like Mara) :* :* !!!!!!!!
    Fave line of that scene: Do or do not; there is no try! Yes! Yoda pays a visit. LOL

    *

    I love, love love Ny wearing one of Spock's sweaters [face_dancing] -- that she cannot sleep without him there with her :* :* :* -- and that she's slightly taller than Audrey -- she has the inches I wish I was born with [face_laugh] [face_laugh] *sighs* Ny's a goddess and that is a fact!!!!!!!

    Gasps. I wonder if Spock calls her that whenever -- [face_mischief] -- oops, off topic, again!

    Naw, with me, that is the topic! [face_laugh]

    I love their conversation and that Ny's laugh is music. (I know that's right;) and that Audrey knows 50 languages! Awesome!

    And how Spock looks at Ny when they enter the lab -- can I melt now? Too late!! [face_love]

    :D :D

    Looking forward to the stop at New Vulcan and am intrigued by whom the old friend is. :D

    Shannon, you do bring out the Lane_winree in me when I review one of your posties!

    Huggles!!!!!!!

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