No Secrets (Star Trek: TOS story)

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Title: No Secrets
Author(s): Devery Helm
Date(s): 1983
Length: 6 1/2 pages
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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No Secrets is a Kirk/Spock story by Devery Helm.

It was published in the print zine And Another K/S Zine.


When McCoy learns that Kirk and Spock are lovers, he must fight his feelings of pain and frustration at his inability to be part of something that means so much to Kirk. He is unsure of his part in the relationship, but Kirk and Spock are determined that the Doctor realize his friendship is wanted and needed as such as ever. [1]

Reactions and Reviews


'No Secrets' is by Devery Helm who is, perhaps, better known for her comic writing; this is more serious, dealing with McCoy's reaction when Kirk tells him about the Bond, and it's not good. I rather liked this story: there are two ways of looking at McCoy, either he seems to know already and is desperately pleased or he's thunderstruck. Observing his continual arguments in the series episodes and the way he patently misunderstands Spock, I incline towards the latter view. [2]
...personally I can't accept [this story]. In explaining his unique relationship to McCoy, I can't take both McCoy's reaction to the revelation nor Kirk's explanation for it. This does not mean to say it won't ring true to other readers. [3]


“No Secrets” by Devery Helm opens with a confrontation I always enjoy: Kirk explaining to McCoy that he is in love with Spock. I never tire of this scenario. Just listen to this description of McCoy trying to find the right words, “OK, Jim, so you and Spock have been” intimate/sleeping together/fucking around... “involved.” The way Kirk describes his love for Spock leaves no room for humor. It is intense. “Completion of my soul”, he declares. Something else that gets me every time is McCoy explaining to Kirk just how revealing are the looks they exchange on the bridge. All through their conversation, Kirk thinks of Spock and things happen to his body in response. He flushes. He squirms and wiggles to relieve the pressure. And there are the memories that McCoy’s questions bring to the surface. Warm, loving, erotic memories that the reader gets to share.[4]


  1. ^ from The McCoy List
  2. ^ from Jane Aumerle in Star Canticle #2
  3. ^ from Communicator #15
  4. ^ from The K/S Press #101