It’s a question of biology. Vulcan biology.
The problem with falling in love with a member of an insanely private species is that it just might take you the best part of a five year mission to work out that the feelings are requited. And then you might discover that he’s already decided that the two of you can never be together.
And what are you supposed to do if he won’t tell you why?
Written as a response to T'Lara’s ingenious challenge, which is noted when it shows up in-text. Huge thanks to my fantastic betas Frodolass, penguin_attie and miloowen for being, well, fantastic. Any mistakes that remain are all mine.
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Characters: Amanda, Lori Ciani, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 282270 Read Count: 145188