As Meryl Streep said at the Oscars, someone is probably looking at this and saying, "Oh, God. Not HER again!"
This is in answer to Juni's A Bond That Went Astray challenge:
Jim and Spock are newly bonded with the T’hy’la bond – the strongest and most unique of them, but this time the bond instead of helping, being an anchor, guiding light etc, is actually the main source of the problem for the two.
During the away mission the away team is attacked by separatists and Spock is injured. Kirk must leave him behind in order to secure the ship, save the crew etc, and Spock himself urges him to leave (the needs of the many…). With a heavy heart Jim leaves. Spock is captured and viciously tortured and abused. During that time the bond calls to Jim but it cannot reach its other end. After a week or so Spock is saved and he is on his way to recovery, remorseful Kirk doting on him and offering him every comfort. But there is a certain uneasiness between them. It starts slow – Spock not confiding in Jim about his problems, not wanting to have sex, later not even wanting to sleep in the same bed. It’s getting worse – Spock cannot meditate, cannot rest, eat, concentrate – he succumbs to some unknown illness. In the end it turns out the bond is responsible for everything. The T’hy’la bond has actually a certain doze of consciousness and when Kirk abandoned Spock and did not rescue him when the Vulcan suffered, it “decided” that Jim betrayed the bond and should not be allowed to be near Spock again. So it started to influence Spock’s mind in order to permanently separate him from Kirk. The thing is that the bond’s actions are killing the Vulcan in the process and a solution must be found soon in order to prevent it.
The bond despite being part of Spock is not affected by his Vulcan (logic) and human (trust, faith) sides, so despite the fact that Spock knew that Jim had to leave and he was going to come back for him, the bond saw it as abandoning a chosen mate.
Spock Prime has no idea what is happening and cannot help. He tries to prepare Jim for the possibility that young Spock may die and I will love you forever if Jim actually has a real breakdown in his arms :)
McCoy being the one to sort out that it’s the bond thing and somehow participating in curing Spock
Lots of angst in this one, but a happy ending as usual.
Characters: Chekov, Chris Pike, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Spock
Universe: Abrams Universe
Challenges: A bond that went astray
Series: Answered Challenges
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 29918 Read Count: 42047