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Summary:

Sent to Nimbus III on an errand of doomed diplomacy, Sarek has a chance encounter with a Klingon, Councilor Gorkon. Before he can get very far in negotiations, however, Sarek is forced to return to Vulcan upon the unexpected death of his son by Khan's hands.

As he struggles to understand the moral implications of the Genesis Project, Gorkon decides to accompany Sarek and Amanda back to Vulcan for his own mysterious reasons -- even as the Klingon Empire prepares for war.

And then of course there is Curzon Dax -- a young man coming to Vulcan in the midst of an identity crisis. Paradoxically he is old enough to remember 150 years worth of one Vulcan family's history, and unlike Sarek and Amanda, he doesn't feel especially bound by Vulcan cultural taboos to keep his mouth shut.

During their strange time together, Gorkon's unexpected wisdom leads to some revelations concerning Sarek's relationship with Spock and his opinions of Spock's bondmate, and helps guide Sarek's actions as Sarek makes plans to visit Jim on Earth.

Tapestry series.


Rated: All Audiences
Categories: Works in Progress Characters: Amanda, Original Character(s), Sarek
Crossover Fandom: ST:DS9
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Character Study, Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: Tapestry
Chapters: 21 Completed: No
Word count: 88339 Read: 148051
Published: 08/27/2011 Updated: 06/23/2021
Story Notes:

" Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong."

--excerpted from Capel Lofft's Aphorisms from Shakespeare (1812), based upon lines of Hermia and Theseus from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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For Kelli, who helped me to see Sarek in entirely new ways.

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1. An Errand of Diplomacy by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarstar (3442 words)

2. The Fool of Quin'lat by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3385 words)

3. Tradition Ourselves to Death by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4045 words)

4. Play Our Parts for King and Country by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2586 words)

5. Noble Harry of England by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1784 words)

6. A Moment of Great Upheaval by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (5937 words)

7. The Past Is Prologue by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3443 words)

8. Casus Belli by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4196 words)

9. Stolen Ashes by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4108 words)

10. History Lessons by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 0] (4282 words)

11. Henry V and Richard III by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 1] (3432 words)

12. Ghost in the Machine by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2143 words)

13. Interpreting Prometheus by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 1] (8793 words)

As is my custom, I was listening to music (Clannad in this case) as I wrote the majority of this chapter, and as often happens, a single song caught a chord shared with some of the chapter's subject matter: In war and in violence, there are no winners. There are only losers.

Listen to Clannad's "Theme from Harry's Game"

14. The Prophecy of "G" by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (5521 words)

15. Weeping Statues by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2328 words)

16. The Spiral by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (5277 words)

17. Souls Torn Asunder by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 0] (2692 words)

"I have been, and always shall be, your friend." --Leonard Nimoy, March 26, 1931-February 27, 2015

And I have been, and always shall be, your fan. This chapter is for you. Love, logicallyillogical.

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18. Primus Inter Pares by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 0] (3665 words)

19. Dax by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 0] (5039 words)

20. Echoes of the Past by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 0] (5158 words)

21. Persistence of Memory, Part 1 by logicallyillogical [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (7083 words)

As always, I find inspiration in music to help me in my writing. For this chapter, it was "Progeny" from the Gladiator soundtrack, by the brilliant Hans Zimmer.