Incident in Sickbay

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Title: Incident in Sickbay
Author(s): Starshadow
Date(s): 2007
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Incident in Sickbay is a Kirk/Spock story by Starshadow.

It was published in the print zine T'hy'la #27.


"Injured and unconscious after being caught in an explosion, Kirk and Spockʼs minds are joined as they contemplate their past and their still undetermined future."

Reactions and Reviews

Somewhere in my mind, Kirk and Spock are immortal, incorporeal, existing somewhere in the ether that we pass through – that passes through us. Here is a story that reinforces that belief for me, and I loved all 2 and a half pages. I was warmed, lifted and exhilarated. Thank you Starshadow. [1]
I must say this is not at all what I expected. I love the concept of this short story! Kirk and Spock are communicating mentally, which is no surprise. But what is very much unexpected is that both men are dying. Long-bonded, they reach out to each other, at peace with what is happening to them and at what may lay ahead because, Spock reassures, they can never be parted. It’s a lovely, warm mind-conversation revealing in sweet simplicity how much they have loved over the years. There is trust and support and peace along with that all-consuming love. In only two and a half pages, Starshadow of the exquisite name has proven she knows a lot about love.[2]


  1. from The K/S Press #134
  2. by Ivy in K/S Press #150