Crossing the Desert
|Star Trek Fanfiction|
|Title:||Crossing the Desert|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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It was nominated for a 2002 ASC Award.
Reactions and Reviews
This was based on a challenge to put your favorite pair through the crossing the desert/finding the hut scene in an Enterprise episode that produced some lovely stories. Certainly Spock and Christine are a favorite pair of mine when they are written like this--with Djinn's scintillating wit. The story is utterly charming, light, and sweet--but not too sweet. There's always a line in a Djinn story that's wryly authentic about men and women in love. I love the line where Chapel complains she's experiencing her dearest fantasy and isn't in any shape to appreciate it. Djinn's Chapel is never a sap and is always fun to spend your time with. The dialogue crackles here and both Chapel and Spock seem spot on and play well against each other. Though the best line is the last word given here to McCoy. 
I like this spunky Chapel and particularly appreciate how, even in a standard h/c scenario, she still manages to come across as a strong character instead of a wilting lily. Great repartee between Chapel and Spock throughout, but McCoy unquestionably gets the best line at the end. 
Normally S/Ch is NOT my pairing ;) but Djinn can once again sell my a story with them. I like the Q&A game they play, and found the whole setting very believable and fitting. Thanks, Djinn. 
I chose "Crossing the Desert" by Djinn for TOS Spock pairing because it is very well-written, and also a good look at Spock and Christine's relationship. Also, Djinn characterizes both Christine and Spock well, and doesn't make Christine the sappy, wimpy insubordinate she's often made out to be. All in all, "Crossing the Desert" is the best Spock/Christine story I've read in quite a while. 
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