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“I’ll Await You”: A Little More Detail for WIPpet Wednesday

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a weekly blog hop which encourages writers to move WIPs (works-in-progress) to publication by posting excerpts related to the date. We’re led by the capable fingers and nimble mind of Emily Witt

Last week, I played Evil Shakespearean Writer, and shared only two sentences with you. In case you blinked and missed them, or forgot them, here they are:

“No. Honestly, I’m more interested in the guy in the bathroom.”

— “Brevity Is….”

Okay, I admit it. It was pretty cruel to not even tell you who was speaking, where they were, and what was going on…

So, this week, a little more to go on, though you’re still not going to get to know who’s in the bathroom, or what the bleep he’s doing in there! I’m planning on sticking with this for the rest of the month, though, so, eventually, you’ll get more of the story.

And, the first hint: Here’s the standard disclaimer. I don’t own them; I don’t make money on them; I just love them!

WIPpet Math:

  • Today is August 10, 2016

  • Ten paragraphs. I’m putting the brevity in my math, this week.

I’ll Await You”


That’s kind of the problem, pepperpot. We both know what’s going to happen if we stay here alone.”

“We will mate.” Nothing even a tiny bit hesitant about that.

“Yeah – for a lot longer than we’ve got to spare, right now. Just hold on with me a little longer, okay? Trust me, and trust Hoshi.”

“I trust you, t’hy’la.” T’Pol seemed to be operating on a very instinctive level, and Hoshi was sure that the omission was a warning. She was smart enough to pay close attention to it.

Can you trust me, T’Pol?” She made sure that she didn’t get between the other two, and she kept her voice soft, almost so quiet she couldn’t hear it herself.

“Perhaps…I’ve known your mind. You don’t desire my mate.” A shuddery sigh, and then T’Pol’s fingers stilled, and she straightened. She didn’t turn to Hoshi, and her visible nostril was still flared, but she did seem to be calming.

“No. Honestly, I’m more interested in the guy in the bathroom.”

“Perhaps you should tell him that, kiral.” With that, T’Pol seemed to find her control. “Parted from me, but never parted.” She spoke in Vulcan, softly, but with deep feeling.

“Never and always touching and touched.” Maybe she should be surprised that Trip, who had backed off a few steps, answered in flawless if accented Vulcan, but somehow it just seemed natural that he would.

“I’ll await you, tinatinga.” T’Pol lifted two fingers into the air, and Trip matched the gesture.

So, who is the guy in the bathroom, and will Hoshi tell him she’s interested?

Next week will offer more clues.

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And, no, you’re not missing a step. I am indeed coming to you from a brand-new location – my very own website! I want to learn all I can do with this shiny, since I paid for it and all, and this is one way to do that, and let a few special folks be the first to walk through the door. So, come on it, get comfy, poke around, leave a comment, tell me what you think. =)

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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!

13 thoughts on ““I’ll Await You”: A Little More Detail for WIPpet Wednesday

  1. This is entirely different to the context I was imagining last week! (Which was more of in the way of "guy in the bathroom possibly presents some kind of danger, so does something else, and disputes are arising over which danger to pay more attention to"). I do wonder why T’Pol was so on edge at the beginning, though.

    1. Well, you’re not as far off as you might think you are based on this snippet. That guy in the bathroom is a potential risk Or, at least that’s how someone in the room sees him. And there’s definitely another danger – the danger of Vulcan instinct, which is giving T’Pol some definite "Mate now. RIGHT NOW" messages she’s not free to listen to yet.
      And that’s also why she’s on edge. She doesn’t handle having to resist THOSE instincts very well. =)

  2. Oh, oh, oh!!! I have a guess! I think I know who the guy in the bathroom is.
    I was just reading my selkie character today. It seems I write more than one character with similarities to T’Pol. 😛 That moment where she’s like… "Okay, fine. I know you don’t want my man" and the implied "you’d be dead if you did" that goes with it. 😛 I love T’Pol so much.

    1. You’ve got her spot-on with that one. She’s not taking any chances at all at the moment. All I can say is that, from her perspective, she’s totally justified. All she really wants to do is take Trip to bed and keep him there for a long time…but duty calls, so she can’t. Doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to, though.
      Now I want if you’re right about Bathroom Guy. Maybe send me a PM on Facebook? If you’re right, I’ll tell you, and no one else will know. =)

  3. I really do like your fanfiction. You do a magnificent job of writing about these two and it engages me completely.Have a nice weekend.Shalom aleichem,Patricia

    1. Thank you, Pat. Although, with these two, it’s really more like they write themselves, and bring me along for the ride! T’Pol in particular demands I give her her fair share of time, and then some, because she wants her engineer. Needs him, actually.
      My daughter, 12, was just talking about OTP, which apparently means One True Pairing. I’m not sure I’ve only got one, but, if I did, I think it would almost have to be these two. There’s just something about them….the series could only carry them so far, and blew it in the finale….but I’ve always felt there was a tremendous amount more going on than we ever saw.
      I’m compelled to share it. =)
      May your weekend be joyous. It’s stormy here, but, after a couple of days of downright oppressive heat and humidity, that’s actually welcome!

  4. This is a test comment from the author, to see what visitors to the site are being asked to do when they comment here. I may delete it once I know for sure, but I want my guests to have the best possible experience here, so, if I can streamline anything, I will!

  5. For the record, btw, that wasn’t Miah posting… forgot he’d used my laptop for setting up his phone. Can you somehow get this website to recognize WordPress logins? big wide eyes and hopefully pleading

    1. I thought you looked a little too short for that Miah-disguise you were wearing! ;D Besides, my boyo doesn’t read my blog – not his kind of fandom.
      As for WP logins – I don’t think so, but I have mountains left to learn here. For instance, when Amy commented yesterday, I didn’t even see the reply button up there in the corner!
      It would help to know exactly what you have to do to comment here, and then I can see if there’s at least a way to make commenting easier.
      I also plan to set up a front page at the blog that will lead people here for at least some features. I don’t want to make the shift too sudden, because I’ve got over a thousand followers and I want you all to be able to find me, but I will be downgrading from premium service and phasing that out as my main online "home" – from what it looks like already, I can do so much more with this site, I might not even miss WordPress, once I really get the hang of things here!

  6. Hoshi! Well, that explains the "Beckett-like" feel I had from the first post…
    Sorry to arrive so late for the party: internet issues at the auto-repair shop.
    And… the website is… very blue. And it loads oddly (or it could be the crappy connection here… had broken image links) But definitely, very, very blue. 😉

    1. Since no one else mentioned trouble with the image links, I’m assuming it’s the connection, and not the site. Everything looks great from where I am – and not as blue as my blog, all in all (although the turquoisy cover page DOES make me swoon just a little. =)
      Yup. Hoshi. She’s not the in-your-face type, but she’s speaking up here and there, and when she speaks up, I write. I would say she’s definitely wise to be cautious here…it pays to be excellent at reading body language! =)
      As for late visits, I don’t mind at all. Any are better than none! =D

  7. There’s a lot of potential here, and I’ve given myself until I need to renew my subscription to figure out the ins and outs. This was the first actual post I created here instead of formatting on the blog and then essentially reblogging here.
    And you are my very first commenter! I hereby send you whatever virtual treat your heart most desires – because not only are you "my first." but, whether you know it or not, your switch to a website was the inspiration I needed to stop talking about doing it, and actually, you know, DOING it!
    As for these two, they really kind of write themselves – and, usually, outright take over! Seeing them through Hoshi’s eyes is definitely interesting….
    As for the guy in the bathroom….well, for now, you’ll just have to wait, because he was warned to stay there, and I don’t think he thinks ignoring that warning is worth the risk right now!
    I think he’s right.

  8. Ooh, I think I haven’t been over to your blog in a while. I like the new space. 🙂
    Great snippet. I do love the way you write these two. And yes, I want to know who the guy in the bathroom is!

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