And I Am Also Quite Blind

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Title: And I Am Also Quite Blind
Author(s): Aconitum-Napellus
Date(s): 2011
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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And I Am Also Quite Blind is a Kirk/Spock story by Aconitum-Napellus.

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This author has been publishing her work on the net for several years now and I always look forward to her stories, not only because I know I’m about to read another great K/S story, but also, and more importantly, she has a tendency to finish her stories, unlike, unfortunately, a lot of authors who post their WIPs on the net and then never bother to finish them. Which is just one of the reasons I’m glad zines are still around – you never have to worry about that.

As you may have guessed from the title, this story is based on the TOS episode “Operation-Annihilate!” It is not the first story ever written based on that episode, it will certainly not be the last, but it is, in my opinion, one of the best. I don’t think it’s necessary to describe the plot, except to say that it takes place after Spock has been blinded and before he retains his sight, and that he is in an established relationship with Kirk. McCoy decides there’s no reason for Spock to remain in Sickbay, but at the same time, he doesn’t want Spock, with his newly acquired handicap, to be alone. So he decides the best option is for Spock to stay with Kirk. Under normal circumstances that would be an ideal solution, but this circumstance is far from normal and not just because Spock has lost his sight. For Kirk, a man of action and one who doesn’t believe in “no win” scenarios, is now faced with a situation that is beyond his ability to solve. Not only is there nothing he can do to change what has happened to his bondmate, but he also is faced with the fact that he was the one who sent Spock into that chamber in the first place. His grief and guilt are almost overwhelming, to the point where he can barely look at Spock and is forced to do so only due to McCoy’s actions. For Spock it is even worse. Not only is he faced with a handicap that will, to some extent, cause him to lose his independence, he also must deal with the very real possibility his time on the Enterprise, and with the one being he loves above all others, will soon come to an end. As a result, both are angry, both are upset, both are desperate, and they seek solace in the only place they can – in each other’s arms. Yet even that isn’t enough and they end up curled together in bed, knowing that tomorrow will come soon, a tomorrow neither is prepared or willing to face.

This is another remarkable story from a rather remarkable author. [1]


  1. ^ from K/S Press #180