The Queglan

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K/S Fanfiction
Title: A Walk in the Dark
Author(s): T'Marii
Date(s): 2004
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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A Walk in the Dark is a Kirk/Spock story by T'Marii.

It was published in the print zine T'hy'la #24.

At KiSmet 2011, Elise M displayed a number of "story pictures" -- Kirk and Spock dolls shown in a scene from a story accompanied by some lines from a story. Fans were challenged to identify with story the tableaus illustrated. These CGAs were later printed in The K/S Press. This one was for "The Queglan."


"A Vulcan scientist is taking more of an interest in Spock than Kirk is comfortable with."

Reactions and Reviews

I must say this is a very original plot even if it is a dreadfully repulsive one. Ugh! I am so thankful the author saw fit to spare Spock being used as a host by the Queglan. My stomach would have rebelled for sure! That being said, there is a very Star Trek-type plot involved here, along with a nice established relationship between our guys. Both characters are convincing and the dialogue between them is believable. It is the underlying strength of their love that touches my K/S spirit—it is strong and unflappable. As should be the case, they are able to openly discuss the situation and their own feelings. Spock logically believes Kirk’s to be unreliable because of his emotionalism, but that is also as it should be. I note that even though he perceives Kirk to be overly cautious, he chooses to abide by his wishes—almost. And it is the “almost” that puts Spock in a hideously dangerous situation. Kirk is there for him, and in spite of his concern and his love for his mate, he allows his training to be the dominant factor and squelches Spock’s attacker before the ultimate criminal act is perpetrated. [1]
"The Queglan" is a fifteen page story which starts T'hy'la 24. Since it was my second least favorite story in the zine, I have little to say about it. It is basically a mystery story with a villain who takes up a lot of the time in the story. I guess I don't like mystery stories. Actually, I don't. I just tried to read a Blake's 7 story/small zine (Avon 29, if you care) and gave up because it was basically a mystery and mystery stories bore me. This story is really not distinctively enough Spock and Kirk for me. It's an okay story, though, and I am sure some people will love it. It does make points for being a very original story. [2]


  1. from The K/S Press #106
  2. from The K/S Press #103