Still Waters (Star Trek: TOS story by Suzan Lovett)

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Title: Still Waters
Author(s): Suzan Lovett
Date(s): 1983, 2006
Genre: het
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Still Waters is a Star Trek: TOS story by Suzan Lovett.

It was published in Odyssey #7 and later in Antinomy.


From the publisher: "A gorgeous artist/musician is on board the Enterprise, and Kirk has a good idea of what's going to occur during her visit. But events don't always happen according to plans."

From The McCoy List: "The Enterprise is transporting several entertainers to ceremonies welcoming a new member of the Federation. The Captain has plans for one of these entertainers, the intriguing, beautiful Fern. Fern, however, has plans of her own and they involve McCoy, not Kirk."


"She's coming to my cabin for dinner," Kirk went on enthusiastically, "and what might follow," he added with a twinkle. "Isn't she incredible, Bones? God, it'll be like holding a firefly in your arms." As Kirk droned on, McCoy tuned him out. Not that he was jealous; it was just that this happened a little too often. Whenever a desirable female passenger presented herself on the ship, there was Kirk, pitching. Of course, the captain had to be extremely careful of entanglements with the crew: shore leaves were sporadic at best and he was a virile man. But, thought McCoy, what chance does that leave for an old man like me?"

Reactions and Reviews

The adage, “Still waters run deep” has always been a favorite of mine because it holds such truth. We so often believe we know someone when we truly know only the façade they wish us to see.

The first paragraph tells us this author knows her characters well. McCoy enters the bridge, notices the empty command chair and turns automatically to the science station “knowing the object of his search would be there.” What does this say about our favorite couple? Predictable, aren’t they? Even in the non-K/S universe they are drawn together like magnets.

This time, though, Kirk’s more base instincts are centered on a female visitor to the ship, whose radar has, surprisingly, locked onto McCoy! There are good McCoy moments, and we see a Kirk who is a good loser, happy for his friend. [1]


  1. ^ from The K/S Press #124