"Friendship and pain. He hasn't always thought of them as connected. He'd spent so long looking for the subtleties he'd missed the obvious; open is just another word for vulnerable."
Post TWOK and Kirk has lost everything that matters to him. He seeks to escape from his memories and from a guilt that haunts him but has to deal with an unwelcome visitor. A mixture of angst and flashback. This is about friendship and grief. It's not overtly slash and it does feature Chapel -- you have been warned.
Rated: All Audiences
Categories: Fiction Characters: Chapel
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Word count: 16116 Read: 30939
Published: 02/24/2013 Updated: 03/03/2013