Blood Prince

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Title: Blood Prince
Author(s): Marita Seda
Date(s): 1989
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Blood Prince is a Kirk/Spock story by Marita Seda.

It was published in the print zine Way of the Warrior #2.


"Kirk and Spock beam down to the Guardianʼs planet to deliver a group of scientists and decide to take a tour of the exhibition set up there."

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A rather unusual established relationship story set while Kirk and Spock are visiting the planet where the Guardian of Forever is located. It is quite some time after their first visit and a large research complex now exists there, including a museum. Although Kirk is not very keen on spending his free time wandering round a museum, Spock persuades him to accompany him and Kirk of course, does not have the heart to disappoint his lover so he goes along and ends up falling asleep in one of the rooms where there are displays of ancient history on a viewer. One of the most interesting things about this particular story is that the reader is never really sure if it is just Kirk dreaming or perhaps reliving his experiences from a past life where he and Spock knew each other as well. The idea that Kirk in this past life was a time traveller is an intriguing concept and adds an interesting dimension to this tale of an Incan warrior and his newly acquired "prisoner". The rest of the story deals very nicely with the encounter between Tekorin an Incan warrior and Kulkan a captured slave, the "blood prince" of the title. Although he has been condemned to eventual death as a sacrifice, Tekorin finds himself attracted to this young man he has just acquired. This is a very sensuous story especially when he tells his newly arrived acquisition he must have a bath - the sensual way in which he undresses and washes this "sacrifice" is very well described. Kulkan's surprise at this gentle treatment, not at all what he expected, is very well described, and as they gradually get to know each other Tekorin becomes aware of the inner and outer beauty of this strange person he is now responsible for. Kulkan gradually learns to trust this new friend he has so unexpectedly found and they both realise that they do not want this new relationship to come to an end. The final solution Tekorin comes to, whereby he and Kulkan can remain together, is an elegant ending to an enjoyable story. The characterisation in both time frames, irrespective of whether or not you believe Kulkan and Tekorin are reincarnations of Kirk and Spock, is very good here and adds considerably to a very enjoyable read. [1]


  1. from The K/S Press #156