Child of the Empire, Child of Vulcan
|Title:||Child of the Empire, Child of Vulcan|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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It was published in the print zine KaleidoScope #8.
"M/U: Kirk and Spock become lovers until Spock goes into pon farr and has to return to Vulcan, but Kirk is unaware that there is more to their relationship, and their past, then he is aware of."
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A story set in the mirror universe where as a boy. Kirk is taken from an orphanage by Sarek to become a starship captain to help the Vulcans overthrow the Empire. Lots of things happen—various events from some episodes. Spock's kidnapping and rescue, his pon farr and his and Kirk's relationship. Instead of focusing on the main plot which was really imaginative, there seemed to be too much of lots of things, most of it told to the reader after it happened. When the truth of Kirk's life is finally revealed—that of rebel leader for the revolution against the Empire—he and Spock resume their relationship and eventually bond. Even though I liked the way the story unfolds, some things the author took efforts to set up, never led to anything. Especially disappointing was the conclusion of the scenario of Sarek altering Kirk's life for the cause of the revolution. This was such an excellent idea, but it never goes anywhere and is just dropped at the end. I really enjoyed the very elaborate plan of Kirk living with Sarek and his family until it's time for him to enter the academy with new memories of his past I also liked Kirk and Spock's relationship as they grew up together and when they were on the Enterprise. I had a suspension of disbelief when a fifteen year old Kirk discusses sex with a young Spock and the two of them are completely in the dark about anything concerning sex or even their natural bodily functions... However, they both learn a lot about sex in the intervening years and since this being the mirror universe, they take lots of advantage of it... So aside some of those difficulties, especially large parts of the story being "told," I liked this imaginative mirror story. 
- from The K/S Press #27