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This week, I offer you an eight-sentence installment: #9 in my serialized Star Trek: Enterprise flash fan fiction story, “Mission Accomplished”. We begin right where last week’s snippet, “It’s Dangerous” ended.
Trip and T’Pol have been given a mystery to solve as a “team-building exercise” by Captain Archer, who doesn’t know they’re already a team on a far deeper, not to mention more physical level.
Now T’Pol has plans for the evening that she’s pursuing with typical Vulcan single-mindedness … and Trip’s left with the evidence of her potent and ardent kisses, as he tries to get her somewhere more private than the Mess Hall.
“In The Court of T’Pol”
She released him slowly. Trip didn’t wait for his body to stop protesting; he just stayed a half- step behind her as she started walking, holding the pad so he could use it to hide the evidence.
“It will detail the inadequacies and presumptions we’ve discovered, and posit that further investigation of this fabricated ‘mystery’ is an unwarranted waste of time and resources.’” Her voice was breathy, somehow making the dry explanation sound more than a little like a Vulcan come-on.
“In other words, ‘hearsay evidence isn’t admissible in the Court of T’Pol.’” Trip could almost feel her spiraling toward her breaking point. She was moving more than briskly. Hurrying.
Will Captain Archer accept T’Pol’s determination?
Will they make it to her quarters without being seen?
Will Trip be able to keep up with his intensely focused mate?
Will he be able to hide the evidence?
Come on back next week to find out!
Sorry I vanished last week…I got pulled into NaNoWriMo’s #DoubleUpDay, and, by the time I had matched my best-ever word count day, it was too late to link up, so I decided to sit out a week…but I missed being here, and making some rounds…
Need to read back? Here’s all of “Mission Accomplished” that’s been posted, thus far:
“Playing Along”: September 13, 2915
“Wasting Time”: September 20, 2015
“Vulcans Don’t Scowl”: September 27, 2015
Stow the Fantasies: October 4, 2015
This Damned Mystery: October 25, 2015
“It’s Dangerous”: November 1, 2015
And, now, the obligatory disclaimer:
Trip, T’Pol, and Trek: None of these are mine. Can I help it if these two unlikely lovers keep insisting I tell their stories? =)
If you want more of these two and another team-building exercise, and don’t want to wait until next Sunday, you can read “Scavenger Hunt”, recently serialized over at WIPpet Wednesday. The current (and final) snippet, “Mission Accomplished”, has links to all the previous excerpts.
“Vulcan Rubdown” may not be suitable for all audiences or venues….it’s a bit racy.