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“Vulcans Don’t Scowl”: 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! Writers in many genres share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of their writing each Sunday. Participants encourage you to  read, critique, and comment on their #8sunday posts.

This week, installment #3 in my serialized flash fan fiction story, “Mission Accomplished”. We begin where “Wasting Time” ended.

Trip and T’Pol have a job to do…and other ideas on how to pass the time…and that’s proving to be quite a distraction for the human half of this duo…

Note: Rated PG-13 for language, suggested nudity, and, well, suggestiveness…Reader discretion is advised.

“Vulcans Don’t Scowl”

“Vulcans don’t scowl- “

“Bullshit. You’re wasting time.”

“These clues lack specificity, or corroborating evidence.”

Trip read it again. “It seems pretty cut and dried to me.”

She just stared at him over the rim of her mug, her scent saying things she didn’t need to put into words. The little stopwatch in the corner of the screen said that they’d been talking for three minutes and thirty-three seconds, already. Damn. By the smell of her, she could be naked now, and all over him, if the Cap’n hadn’t decided they needed these damned ‘team-building exercises’.

Is T’Pol scowling, or isn’t she?

Are the clues as cut and dried as Trip thinks?

How much time will they waste?

Will Trip get to play with a naked Vulcan tonight?

Will they ever complete this mission?

Come on back next week to find out!

Need to Reread?

I was a bit stymied by this prompt, at first. Mysteries aren’t my thing, really. But that ended up being in my favor, and I had a lot of fun figuring out how to deal with this the way Trip and T’Pol might, if they were feeling feisty…

One of the reasons I participate in challenges like Story A Day September is that they encourage me to think outside of my own head, and my own experience. Adding a personal challenge, like fitting all of these prompts into my fan fiction universe ups the ante.

More than that, it feeds my creativity and expands my perspectives for all of my writing, and on into the rest of life, too.

Of course, I also get to play with Trip and T’Pol! =D

And, now, the obligatory disclaimer:

Trip, T’Pol, and Trek: None of these are mine. No money pads my bank account; this is a labor of love.  Can I help it if these two unlikely lovers keep insisting I tell their stories? =)

Want more #8Sunday?

Warning: There’s a bit of rear view Vulcan nudity at about 2:40…but this might explain why they like to argue…..


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!

20 thoughts on ““Vulcans Don’t Scowl”: The IDIC Romance for #WeWriWa #8Sunday

    1. I love your attitude, and I’m pretty sure that TnT do, too. =)

      And this is so much more than sexual, at this point. The entire idea of contrived team-building exercises for a pair bonded the way these two are.

      But the Captain isn’t yet aware of this, so he doesn’t see how ridiculous these exercises are, or know what they’re getting in the way of…

    1. The funny thing is that it was the human who noticed it…hmmm, maybe his favorite playmate is rubbing off on him?

      3:33 happens to be my absolute favorite time, so I thought it would be nice to share it with them.

      I hope Trip doesn’t have to wait too many more minutes here…

    1. No matter how much I love Vulcans, these two wouldn’t be nearly so much fun to write if it weren’t for their back-and forths, and all those latent sparks. I pay homage to the series writers – but also to Jolene Blalock and Connor Trinneer, who both did a brilliant job of bringing these two to life and developing this delicious playground for folks like me to indulge in! =)

    1. Amen to that!!! I’m thinking that if the Captain knew about the trying to get naked together part, he’d have been less inclined to order them to team-build with each other!

      But where there’s a will, there’s a way…and a lack of will isn’t something I associate with either Trip or T’Pol!

      There may yet be nakedness….

    1. What’s maybe the coolest thing about Trip and T’Pol is that their relationship feels very REAL, right from the beginning. The writers didn’t rush them into it; it took them three years to actually get to the point of consummation. Jolene Blalock and Connor Trinneer had great chemistry, and played things just right. And, once they were together, they never lost that wonderful friction, the way many fictional (and maybe real, too) couples seem to when the sexual tension dissipates into action…

      I’m honored that non-Trek folks can find something to relate to, here. At its best, Trek transcends its genre and fandom.

      And I LOVE that we’ve got you wondering. I hope not to disappoint!

    1. T’Pol responds, “I don’t experience jealousy. And if I hurt the MACO when she mentioned how nice Trip’s arms are, it was purely coincidental. If you assume that my motivations for initiating sexual relations with Commander Tucker were due to any emotion other than curiosity regarding human sexuality, you are mistaken.”

      It’s possible that she’s scowling at you, just a little, as she says this. Because, you see, she still has other plans for the evening…

      How far have you gotten in the series? I’m so worried about majorly spoiling certain things for you….

      I’ll be finishing Firefly this week (but definitely going back to watch again!), and then it’s back to finish out Season 4 of Enterprise, for me.

      1. sure T’Pol. You keep telling yourself that. 😉
        I’m through season 3, episode 19. Don’t worry too much about spoilers. I’m the type that tends to re watch/reread things, so spoilers don’t bother me too much.

        1. Episode 19 waa “Damage”, right? That was a biggie for spoilers- threw me for a loop my first time. Now I like watching the 15 episodes ahead, and spotting those little clues along the way… still, it has a lot of punch, THAT moment…

          I’m back into Season 4 today, with the Augments arc.

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