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“You May Carry Me”: The IDIC Romance for #WeWriWa #8Sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ Eight Sentence Sunday!

It’s the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Sign up below with your name, blog and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday and 9:00 AM on Sunday. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their #8sunday posts.

It’s a second chance to share a small snippet of my current writing. Most weeks, I tie them back to my WIPpet Wednesday  post, so reading both can give a deeper peek…

This ten-sentence snippet follows immediately after last week’s WIPpet,  A Pet Name? (add link)

T’Pol has reported for duty, in the aftermath of some undisclosed personal trauma she shares with Trip, but she’s clearly not up to par, and, when the Captain orders her to eat, she is unable to hold down even a tiny sip of plomeek broth. Trip’s trying to take care of her and get her to Sickbay – but will Captain Archer, dealing with a jealousy he doesn’t want to notice, allow that?

Standard-Issue Disclaimer:

I don’t own Trip, T’Pol, or anything Star Trek. I also don’t want to make any money from them; I play with them for the sheer fun of it, and, well, because they keep putting these stories in my head…

How could I not write their stories?! I mean, just look at them – they’re adorable, and fascinating, and there’s all that lovely friction….

“You May Carry Me”

“All right. You’re both relieved of duty for the morning. Trip, get her to Phlox, and make sure she stays there until he’s got some answers.” Jon paused, expecting T’Pol to protest that she was fine and didn’t need help.

But all she did was lean into Trip. Her legs didn’t seem very steady at all, and Jon was kicking himself mentally- how could he have missed such a marked deterioration?

“It’ll take us all day to get down there, at this pace,” Trip said, gently but firmly. “Maybe we should call for a stretcher, if you won’t just let me carry you.”

“You may carry me.” T’Pol wrapped an arm around Trip’s neck as he gathered her up, and rested her head meekly on his chest, her eyes more closed than open.

Will T’Pol be all right?

Will Phlox be able to help her?

Will they make it to Sickbay without soiling Trip’s boots?

Will the Captain admit his jealousy, even to himself?

On a personal note, today is my eighteenth wedding anniversary, which is why I’m sharing from The IDIC Romance, rather than Foul Deeds Will Rise, which is not particularly romantic. FDWR will be back for next week’s WIPpet Wednesday and #8sunday posts, though, so, if you came here for Niaan and company, you’ve only got a few days left to wait.

As for Trip and T’Pol, TIR will make future appearances (thus far, there’s nearly 200K words in this project, so I’ve got LOTS to share!). I don’t know just when, right now, but they’ll be back…but for now, I’m off to make sure this is a welcoming home for my Accomplice to come home to.

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August 23, 1997. Promises Made…and honored, ever since.


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

16 thoughts on ““You May Carry Me”: The IDIC Romance for #WeWriWa #8Sunday

    1. Forgot about her Vulcan ears, didja? Well, your shoulder’s only likely to ache for a few hours – the lady is precise with her neck pinches, after all.

      As for letting him carry her, it IS the logical thing to do, and she has her reasons for not putting up a fight.

      After what she just did to you, though, I’m not about to reveal them, until she gives me the go-ahead! =D

  1. Happy porcelain/aquamarine anniversary!

    Sometimes it takes a lot of strength to ask for help and admit to a weakness. I can relate to that, being very proud and loath to seek help, ask for directions, or let people take care of me.

    1. I’ve been known to be the same way – it’s part of how I was raised. And you’re right – it does take a lot of strength to overcome that (or, in this case, maybe a lot of need).

      There also may be other factors at work here…things the captain is busy NOT noticing, but that definitely would make it a logical choice for T’Pol to accept Trip’s attention and care.

      In her case, right now, pride might literally goeth before a fall…of course, she would tell you that she doesn’t feel pride, because the emotion isn’t logical….

    1. Thank you. I can’t even credit the photographer, because we didn’t have an official one – we planned our wedding in six weeks flat, from thousands of miles away, and had very little to spend…

      It was the 90s, though, and those disposable 35 mm cameras were the trendy thing to put on tables. Trendy, fun, and cheap, too!

      Anyway, this was one of the images that came from one of those anonymous clicks….edited a bit.

      As for T’Pol, it does seem that anything that goes in is going to bring significantly more back out, at the moment. I’m glad she’s got Trip to carry her – she needs to be still and rest a while, I think…

    1. Yes, she is. It’s not agreeable in the least. But having her favorite human to rest upon – that’s the saving grace, here…even if the captain refuses to notice.

    1. I think she’s too sick NOT to be meek. Also, there’s a reason she’s letting Trip take care of her, publicly, to this degree – but she’s not ready to divulge it yet.

      It was rational. Maybe comfortable, too…

      And thank you. Being married to my Accomplice has been mostly easy. ❤

        1. Hmmm…Maybe easy isn’t the word, as much as ‘natural’. It’s gotten more intuitive, over the years. Maybe because we’ve learned to grow and let each other grow in our own ways, yet still together, sharing the experiences…

          Does that make sense?

          We were talking the other day, and agreed that we both love and want each other, but that neither of us needs the other to feel like a whole person.

          Maybe that has something to do with it…because I think neediness never ends especially well…

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