Turbo Talk

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Title: Turbo Talk
Author(s): Khiori
Date(s): 2009
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
External Links: online here

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Turbo Talk is a Star Trek: TOS K/S story by Khiori.

It was published in the print zine Legends #5.


"When a turbolift malfunctions, conversation between the trapped captain and a young ensign seems to reveal more than is actually being said."

Reactions and Reviews

One of my favorite things on a day off is to have a nice leisurely breakfast while reading some good K/S. This morning it was fried potatoes, fresh farm eggs, coffee and "Turbo Talk". What a nice combination it was!

As I've said repeatedly here, to see Kirk and Spock through the eyes of an interested observer is a premise I never tire of reading. This time, rather than McCoy or Uhura, it is an ensign fairly new to the Enterprise. Through his eyes we see our Captain with that aura of leadership and compassion that makes him the man he is. The ensign has a unique perspective in that he is trapped in a failed turbolift with the Captain, who he's never really met, but has only admired from a distance. Not admired as in attracted, but as in seeing a true hero in the flesh. The way Khiori writes, with such an easy conversational style, suits this story perfectly. Ensign Parker is clearly in awe but manages to talk enough for his mouth to get him in a little trouble a couple of times in a way that he doesn't understand. He first mentions "I've heard about you and Spock." Kirk's kindly demeanor suddenly changes to one of wariness and he's almost defensive when he asks just what the young man has heard. It's all very innocent, though. It's about their fantastic rapport and their unequalled leadership abilities and not the fact that they may be more to each other. It's hard to hide that much affection for very long, though, and before they're rescued our unwitting observer is beginning to wonder if there's a little more to it than meets the eye. Kirk gives him quite a convincing speech on the attributes of his First Officer and it doesn't take a genius to read between the lines of that lovely tribute.

Spock is finally physically present at the close of the story and they manage to be comfortably wrapped in each other's arms at the end. Breakfast is over, the coffee is growing cold because it's been all but forgotten as I became absorbed in the story. A microwave will cure that, besides, I'll be warm inside for quite awhile because of the love Khiori describes so well. [1]


  1. by Ivy from The K/S Press #157