Fancy's Hot Fire
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It was published in the print zine KaleidoScope #8.
"While on shoreleave in Scotland, Kirk and Spock end up 500 years in the past."
Reactions and Reviews
This is a nicely written Shore Leave Planet story. The writing is crisp and realistically dramatic, I.e., not overblown drama. But I didn't see any relationship between the title and the story.
Here's one for the annals of K/S interesting stuff such as lubricant and come: Spock's come is effervescent!!
As usual on the SL Planet this story involves mistaken identity in the sense that Kirk doesn't know if it was really Spock that he dallied with down on the planet. Kirk has always wanted Spock, but says no to himself because of the command situation. (I hope this doesn't mean that this author feels Kirk and Spock can never be together—indeed, that they shouldn't be— because of the command structure. More likely, perhaps it's that in her stories this will always be a major impediment to their coming together, which is a good one.)
Anyway, a simple and unique little thing happens that makes Kirk really start to question what went on down there. It has to do with Spock's scentAn absolutely funny, charming scene—I'm laughing again as I picture it now: Kirk trying to sniff Spock in the turbolift 1 won't spell it out here—just a moment a few lines of dialogue—but it's so sweetly hilarious. And the ending lines are just lovely, their acknowledging that something's going on between them. 
I've been reading and writing Shore Leave planet stories for a dozen years, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a well written cutsie like this one. One particular section that made me howl—"Was Spock aroused during lunch? Impossible. No salad was that good." 
- from The K/S Press #26
- from The K/S Press #28