Bondmates (Star Trek: TOS story)

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K/S Fanfiction
Title: Bondmates
Author(s): Susan Douglass
Date(s): 1991
Length:
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Bondmates is a Kirk/Spock story by Susan Douglass.

It was published in the print zine T'hy'la #10.

Summary

"In the Empire, Kirk has traded sexual favors for career advancement. But when his lover Spock wants a permanent commitment from him, he’s faced with revealing an even more devastating truth."

Reactions and Reviews

An idea I've never read before. This must have been an
 alternate universe, not the mirror universe, although that
 was my first impression. But the two ideas. Kirk bonded to 
the Emperor, and Spock able to free him are definitely
 different. Good imagination. [1]
I think this a/u story is the author's best written work, as it is more thorough than her previous stories. This was also very well focused and stuck to its point. I particularly liked the part on page 60 where Kirk tried to commit suicide. His anguish was palpable. I thought the climax -- Spock mentally defeating the Emperor -- was too short in relation to its importance and happened too easily. Also, if the Emperor was so powerful, it seems he would have somehow stopped Spock from being able to learn the truth from Kirk's mind. But I'm glad everything turned out the way it did. [2]

References

  1. from The LOC Connection #32
  2. from The LOC Connection #33