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Title: Endymion
Author(s): Susan Douglass
Date(s): 1989
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Endymion is a K/S story by Susan Douglass.

It was first published in the print zine Naked Times #22.


"M/U & A/U: When Kirk betrays the bond in his bid for the captaincy of the Enterprise, Spock has him abducted by Orion slavers for what is supposed to be one night but Kirk is sold to the Klingons instead."

Reactions and Reviews

I admire the way this was written. It was very poignant and powerful. I don't agree with Spock's actions—neither his choice of 'revenge', nor his solution to the subsequent problem. (Perhaps the latter was also a way of punishing himself.) I like the way Kirk was portrayed, in that nothing would stand in the way of what he wanted more than anything. I was left with one question: Why must Spock never touch Kirk? This wasn't made clear. Surely, Kirk is in too deep of a sleep to awaken from a mere touch. [1]
"Capture him," I whispered, as in a fever, "just for one night. Use him, the way he used that woman. Then return him to me. That will suffice, I believe." Those few words, and the desire for revenge against his bondmate, mark the ruination of both Spock's and Kirk's lives. This hauntingly told mirror universe story is a tale of love, betrayal, revenge and the terrible price paid for that revenge. Endymion is not a death story, but there is no "happily ever after" for the bondmates either. The ending is very sad, but if you like stories with lots of angst and deep emotion, you will enjoy this excellently written story. [2]


  1. from The LOC Connection #8
  2. from The K/S Press #18