For those keeping track:
- This is Story #2, originally titled “Mystery Woman”, in its entirety. The prompt was to write a drabble – a story of exactly 100 words.
Today is June 4, 2014.
- 6+4+14 =24 (adding the digits of the date).
- 24=1=25 (adding the one from 2014 a second time, ’cause I can!)
- 25×4=100 (multiplying the previous sum by the four from 2014….because there are 100 words in Trip’s drabble!)
I’m offering up a taste of myStory A Day May Challenge.I’m exploring my fanfiction concept for Star Trek: Enterprise, and the interspecies relationship betweenT’Pol and Trip, in a project tentatively titledThe IDIC Romance.
A bit about the challenge:
Story a Day is just that- a story every day in May. To make the challenge more interesting for myself, I used all of the prompts offered, throughout the month.
So, although the stories are sequential, they will have various tones, POVs, and voices, due to the particular prompts that were in play during the writing.
I like the effect, and the way the stories stretched me out of my comfortable writing spaces, and took my stories with them. However, it would be best, maybe, to read each story without expectations that it will match those before or after it. I will let you know when I shift to a new story, to help ease any pangs the transitions might bring.
I’ll keep sharing these for a while; they seem to be rather popular, and I won’t see Henry and Tisira again until later in the summer.
This snippet is an extrapolation from the “jazz club” scenes in the episode “Fusion”. I’ve estimated that this exchange happened about 14 months before the first mission of Enterprise NX-01, the first Warp 5 starship.
We’ve heardT’Pol‘s side of their first meeting, and her unprecedented and protocol-defying Awakening…but how does a human experience this? Or does he, at all?
Let’s get to know Charles “Trip” Tucker III, the newly promoted Chief Engineer of the NX-01, about to be very busy preparing ship’s systems for launch, and enjoying a rare night out with friends, when a most unusual young woman suddenly monopolizes his attention…
Her eyes went wide. I couldn’t look away; she didn’t. Sizzling polarity arced between us, sparking new desires. It was alien, nameless – consuming as plasma fire.
We gasped together as the music soared and surged, through and between us, tangling, binding, irresistible. Her face was incandescent, yearning, compelling –
The note stretched; time stopped. She burned into me. I was omnipotent; helpless – hers. But was she mine?
My burger slipped from my fingers, landed in my lap, a greasy mess. With a flash of silent motion, she was up and gone –
She was a fierce magnet in my soul, pulling, promising…
Poor Trip, tripping over the moment, and giving hot pants new meaning! Does he recover from the embarassment? What do his friends say? Will he ever see that young Vulcan woman again?
Well, these questions won’t necessarily be answered, but we will maybe find out what vermilion thread has to do with all this…
These posts are the seeds of a project that will germinate over the next months, so input is especially valuable. No need to feel shy; I’m a friendly sort, and will keep my phase pistol on stun ..for the most part.
And, last but not least, a spoiler’s paradise – because, well…these two are just too sweet together, whatever they’re doing, and I gotta share this amazing video that catches many many many of the best bits!