Originally called 'Existing'
This story is in response to KrazieKat2009's challenge called Another Universe.
In an interesting turn of events, Jim Kirk (Abrams' Verse) gets transported to another Reality (transporter malfuction, alien technology, up to author's discretion). In this reality, when Nero destroyed the USS Kelvin, Jim's counterpart died as an infant. Jim is now on the Enterprise, where Chris Pike is still the Captain, and Spock his First Officer. Both of whom, among everyone else, knows nothing of him. (By this time, Jim has become a more mature person due to his Captaincy, losing most- not all- of his brash recklessness.)
Another major turn, in this Reality, is that instead of Vulcan being destroyed, Nero attacked Earth, devastating the planet into becoming inhabitable and its population all but extinct. The surviving Humans have moved to nearby colonies, some even staying on Vulcan, as it is one of the closest Federation-aliged planets to Earth. Until Jim can find a way to return to his realm- if he even decides to return-(where his Spock is in a commited relationship with Uhura), he has decided to help the people in the alternate Reality.
Guess everyone will get to learn who he is-all over again, including a curious- and single- Vulcan First Officer. Eventual K/S.
BONUS POINTS: In the alternate reality, Bones is still married, Uhura and Scotty are dating, and Spock is slighty more accepting of his Human side. (His mother still lives).
BONUS POINTS: Spock finds Kirk to be an extreme enigma- one he relishes in unravelling.
BONUS POINTS: Kirk finds this new Spock just as attractive as the one from his realm, yet unique in his own way. However, he is hesitant to let his attraction grow because he may have to return home soon. (Despite this, his attraction intensifies nonetheless as he comes to know the Vulcan who is so much like- yet entirely different- from the Spock in his reality.)
MEGA BONUS POINTS: Until Kirk can find a way to return home (assuming the author wants him to return home), Kirk is given a position on the Enterprise, in order to put his talents to good use. Maybe in Engineering?
ENDING: Up to author- James can stay in new realm to help rebuild/stay with Spock, or return to his realm. HAVE FUN.
This challenge just called to me and I am going to try and include everything. I can see that this is probably going to be a long one. Wish me luck.
Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Amanda, Chapel, Chekov, Chris Pike, Gaila, McCoy, Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: ST:XI Abrams Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Challenges: Another Universe
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 66757 Read Count: 84454