Title: Subverted Ambitions by notboldly50295
Warnings: none (if it weren’t for the hot sex, it would be almost “G” rated)
Genre: first time, romance, AU
Word Count: 44385
After trying to achieve peace for over a century, Vulcans and humans decide to hold a series of arranged marriages. As an ambitious young captain, James Kirk agrees to the merger…only to find that his ambitions soon change.
Why You Should Read This:
Jim Kirk has saved ‘the universe’ from the insane Romulan Nero, just hadn’t counted on that ‘the universe’ includes Vulcan. A Vulcan who – up until that very moment – had been at war with Earth.
Vulcans, being Vulcans, propose a… merger. Of sorts. Vulcan will provide resources to build new ships for Starfleet, if… well… if the new Captains of said starships will marry Vulcans. Five Captains and five Vulcans who will serve on High Councils on both Earth and Vulcan. Jim is, of course, one of the five Captains, seduced by the shiny new ship he will command. He gives little to no thought to the Vulcan he may be binding himself to.
There are no huge surprises in this story but it contains well written characterizations of Spock and Jim with a minor mystery for mostly Jim to solve. Bones has come along with Jim as a companion and as his doctor and Pike makes a couple of drive-by appearances as Jim’s father figure. The Vulcans are all Vulcan-y and there are interesting aspects of the Vulcan society.
You know, I put off reading that when it first came out because I was worried about non-con issues that maybe the author didn’t warn about. Your rec made it easier to decide to read the fic and it was great. I really liked it.
I read another of her pieces after this one where Kirk is a slave under — in more ways than one 😉 — Spock and it’s got the same sensibilities… nothing serious to warn for, some hot sex and … well, this one has an interesting ending…
Mutable Signs – http://archiveofourown.org/works/333497/chapters/538677
But based on a sample of 2, I’d be comfortable going out on a limb and suspecting all of her fic is like that…
This looks really good! Giving it a try, thanks 😀