Answers (Star Trek: TOS story)
|Author(s):||J S Cavalcante|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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It was published in Charisma #18.
"On their way back to Earth after VʼGer, Kirk goes to Spockʼs quarters to get answers as to why Spock left for Gol and what brought him back."
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This takes place right at STI as the Admiral and Spock connect in a wonderful way. Kirk comes to Spock for "answers" -- why Spock left him and then came back. This forms the basis for a beautiful story of Spock and Pon Farr and a Vulcan master named Sfarak. This is a very Vulcan Spock - steeped in all his culture and ceremony, dark and mysterious... There are lots of little touches throughout this story that create the reality of Vulcan. One is as Spock offers Kirk previous water from Vulcan to drink. In a moody and atmospheric scene, Spock mind melds with Kirk to tell a memory - the Vulcan Sfarak chooses Spock to serve him at the time of Pon Farr. Told in the first person of Spock, the characters and events told are mysterious and exciting as the reader is drawn into this Vulcan world of tradition, ceremony and emotions. The descriptions of Sfarak in the throes of Pon Farr are terrific. As he continues to fight the urges, he is still fiercely drawn to Spock. It is made all the more powerful by the author's expert use of the first person. Not an easy task. 
- from The LOC Connection #58