The Sound of Music
|Title:||The Sound of Music|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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It was published in the print zine Astray in the Wilderness.
"How does a Vulcan who is hemmed in by conventions and protocol tell his Captain what he really feels?"
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Why I love this; I've always loved Eva Stuart's work. There's rarely any sex, and when there is it's always very understated, yet there's something about the way she presents Kirk and Spock that I really like. They're together—or will be (most of her stories are ERst) and it's as if it's the most natural thing in the world that they are. I suppose that's what attracts me to her stories, that their relationship just is.
Anyway, while trying furiously to catch up the archive (yeah, right, with at least another fifty zines to go!) I picked up one of the more recent zines published by Village Press There were several stories I liked but The Sound of Music,' (from "Astray in the Wilderness") in particular, made an impression. The basic premise is that there's an amateur orchestra aboard the Enterprise, consisting of various crew members, who have been requested to perform for a celebration on Vulcan. And their piano soloist just happens to be Spock. With that as a backdrop, Kirk and Spock's relationship, and what form it will be allowed to take given their roles as Star Fleet officers, is examined when they are given an opportunity to take their link a step further.Eva's Kirk and Spock are very much dedicated to their duty to the Federation, so the choice they make is not a surprise. What is, is the way in which Spock decides to tell Kirk, and pretty much everyone else, what exactly the captain of the Enterprise means to him. That my favorite piece of classical music, Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, has a big part in that declaration, only makes it that much sweeter. I had chills while reading the scene. 
- from K/S Press #156