This is in response to Tydomin's The King's Speech challenge:
I'd love to read an AU based (loosely!) on The King's Speech (what a wonderful film...)!
It should be set in a universe where non-reform Vulcan is the ruling planet in an empire, and the Emperor is Sarek. Sybok is part of the family, and has just taken the throne of Vulcan (replacing an aunt or uncle, I guess). However, he is an Edward VIII type figure and will give up the throne to Spock, who is the only other heir.
But, problem - Spock is a reject from the family (due to his human heritage and his speech impediment, which is unheard of among full-blood vulcans) and has lived a lonely and anonymous life on Earth for many years. During that time, Kirk has fallen in love with him from a distance, and they are tentatively beginning a relationship. Kirk, of course, does not know who Spock really is.
Eventually, Sybok abdicates and Spock receives the summons. How will the couple cope with the revelation? Will Spock overcome the obstacles in his path? Will a common human be acceptable as consort to the King? Spock has already been going to speech therapy just so he can say 'I love you' to Kirk, but of course it turns out that he will need the skills for a much farther reaching cause.
I want a story with a happy ending, and preferably using the TOS characters. I don't mind what career Kirk has - you decide. Whether or not Amanda is in it is up to you, but if she is, I would think she would be a servant or something rather than the Empress. Extra points if you can make Doctor McCoy a convincing speech therapist!
And away we go.
Characters: Amanda, Chapel, Chekov, Chris Pike, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Stonn, T'Pring
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Challenges: The King's Speech K/S style
Series: Answered Challenges
Chapters: 41 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 114779 Read Count: 341478