Why yes, before you ask, I'm watching the episode A Taste Of Armageddon while issuing this challenge. While I'm watching this episode, I had a thought: What if war had really started?
So, the challenge:
While on a planet, war breaks out. Could be against guerrilla forces on the planet fighting for a revolution or another planet could have infiltrated the populace and decided to strike during treaty talks/offical ceremony/first contact ect. Jim and Spock are caught in middle of the war and are seperated for whatever reason, but not before Spock, in a stroke of genius or desperation, links them together without giving Jim all the facts about a mind link. Because of fighting, communication with Starfleet and the Enterprise is lost.
Others may be part of the landing party caught in the fighting. Author's descrestion.
One of our duo must be caught and held as a hostage and the other must be "recruited" and fighting for the other side. Not looking for serious torture of the hostage.
During the time the two are seperated, they become closer because of the telepathic link and talking through it, eventually falling in love with each other.
- Abrams Universe
- Inability to lie/hide anything in the link
- Dramatic reunion
- Happy ending
- Badass!Kirk and badass!Spock
- Escape attempts
- "Captain, you almost make me believe in luck."
- "Mr. Spock, you almost make me believe in miracles."
Hope to see:
- Bones being Bones
- Badass!Scotty commanding Enterprise
- Sarek putting the diplomatic smackdown on one of the warring factions.
Also, would make me happy fangirl to see this take place as a civil war on New Vulcan, if author could pull it off. Maybe between those who believe Vulcans have gone too far with Surak's logic and those who think they haven't taken Surak's ideas far enough. That's just a jump point and in no way required.
Mostly, have fun!
Characters: McCoy, Sarek, Scott