Away Down Yonder
|Title:||Away Down Yonder|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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It was published in the print zine Way of the Warrior #2.
"McCoy takes Kirk and Spock to his ancestral home for shoreleave and Kirk and Spock use the time to revel in their lovemaking."
Reactions and Reviews
As in Way of the Warrior # 1 this zine starts with a fairly short mood piece. Although not very long, this first story delightfully captures the essence of Kirk and Spock's relationship while they are on shore leave, staying with McCoy at his ancestral family home in the American deep south. I may never have visited the States at all but even so, had no trouble being able to imagine Kirk and Spock relaxing in this very well described setting. This author is obviously familiar with this part of the world and perfectly captures the atmosphere of a gracious old mansion, rather like something in "Gone with the Wind" with its air of serenity. The hot humid atmosphere which prevails in this atmospheric area is also very well described as is the languorous lethargy which they experience on long lazy afternoons when they are supposed to be fishing although of course we all know what they are really up to! This story may not have a lot of action but that is not the point really, its just a peek at Kirk and Spock relaxing on leave away from the ship, and enjoying every minute of it, although there is a bit of a sting in the tail. The characters are very well described and true to life. As I was reading I could really hear Kirk and Spock saying the words I was reading and to me that is the essence of good characterisation. 
- from The K/S Press #156