Dream Until Your Dreams Come True

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Star Trek Fanfiction
Title: Dream Until Your Dreams Come True
Author(s): Djinn
Date(s): 2002
Length:
Genre: het
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Dream Until Your Dreams Come True is a Star Trek: TOS Spock/Christine story by Djinn.

It was nominated for a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

"Dream Until Your Dream Comes True" is a haunting story, very vividly written, that, as alluded to in the summary, is a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for. "Dream Until Your Dream Comes True" is definitely a subversive story, which is a great deal of what I like so much about it. Djinn takes dead aim at the Vulcan mystique and strips it of its romance by cleverly inverting fan fiction cliches and assumptions. In fact, I think her scenario is far more realistic about what it would be like to have a unbreakable bond with someone dedicated to non-emotion who could rifle through your head at will, than the romantic/ecstatic take we usually get on it (and perhaps all the more remarkable because when Djinn wants to there's no one better at showing what could be attractive about such a bond). This is definitely not what people expect in a Spock/Chapel story. As usual, I'm amazed at the changes Djinn rings on a supposedly "minor" character, bringing to life yet another version of Christine plausible within canon yet distinctly different from others in her works. I like how the ending circles back to the beginning and how again and again this story is just not what you expected on any level. [1]
This is a classic 'be careful what you wish for' tale--on several levels, even though the full horror of that statement doesn't hit home until the very end. [2]
This one is dark. Way dark. Djinn dark. It's not your mother's Spock/Chapel romance. Djinn does a wonderful job of knocking the "wouldn't it be dreamy to be bonded to Spock for all eternity" myth right on it's keister. The lengths Chapel goes to in trying to cope with such forced intimacy, physical and otherwise, are extreme to say the least. Once again, Djinn gives us a strong, defiant, yet extraordinarily damaged Chapel that you can still reconcile with the limited exposure the character received in canon. [3]
This one is a Christine and Spock pairing as dark as pitch, and a strong warning to be very careful what you wish for. Christine got hers, and so did Spock. [4]
Oh man, is this story twisted or what? Djinn skillfully inverts all of the Spock/Chapel cliches with merciless precision as she shows us an embittered, trapped Christine who definitely should have been more careful what she wished for. Angst reigns supreme here! And the ending is evil beyond words! [5]

References

  1. Rabble Rouser at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Spock Pairing
  2. Rocky at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Spock Pairing
  3. Kath at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Spock Pairing
  4. Paula at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Spock Pairing
  5. Ventura33 at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Spock Pairing