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This is in response to Rihala's Balance of Terror and Love Challenge. It goes like this::

ST: XI Abrams fic based on the TOS episode "Balance of Terror."

Spock is no stranger to being the unwilling subject of racism and xenophobia because of his childhood on Vulcan. So when a fellow crewmember begins flaunting his bigotry in increasingly violent encounters with the Commander, Spock intends to follow Starfleet protocol an resolve the conflict as professionally and quietly as possible. However, when he contacts the head of security, he finds that Chief Giotto shares the same xenphobic tendencies he trying to dissipate.

More details regarding the challenge can be found here:

Okay, so I hope this fits the bill. My first attempt at a multi-chaptered fic with an actual plot in YEARS! Please review, I love to hear what people think, it's very helpful when you're trying to improve your skills to hear feedback about what you're doing right or wrong. Thanks!

Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, First Time, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk, Bottom Spock, Hurt Spock
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Explicit violence
Challenges: Balance of Terror and Love
Series: Challenge Fics
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45550 Read Count: 76226
[Report This] Published: 03/05/2012 Updated: 03/22/2012
Reviewer: Rihala Signed
Date: 03/07/2012 Title: Chapter 1: The First Incident

.....I don't think you understand just how excited I am for this story. It's looking great so far! Thank you thank you thank you!

Author's Response:

Wonderful, I hope you continue to enjoy it and I check off those bullet points, lol. I couldn't pass it up. :D

Reviewer: Rihala Signed
Date: 03/09/2012 Title: Chapter 1: The First Incident

Cpt. Kirk: I’m going to do what I do best.

Lt. Uhura: Could you be more specific…?

Cpt. Kirk: Flattery will get you everywhere.

Oh my god I love you. You are making this into something SO much better than I could have hoped for! It's just so good.

Author's Response:

I'm so happy you caught that little snippet. :) And also that you like it so much. *blushing*

Reviewer: Rihala Signed
Date: 03/09/2012 Title: Chapter 1: The First Incident

Also can I just say.... chapter 5.... just... Unf.


Author's Response:

I'm very glad that I was able to meet your expectations for your challenge. Makes me happy. :D

Reviewer: Rihala Signed
Date: 03/17/2012 Title: Chapter 8: Plotting the Trap

Omg I gotta say Bones and Uhura are probably my second favorite ship after Kirk and Spock, just because I imagine them snuggling after shift and alternately bitching/laughing their asses off at Jim's newest shenanigans.

Also, I'm going to vote no on the whole rape thing, just because it gives me squicky feelings in general. But hey! We'll see where the votes fall.

Author's Response:

I would never actually write a rape scene. I don't have the stomach for it. I will however write about Jim wanting to send someone off to a penal colony where those kind of events are known to happen regularly and then allude to Matthews being someone'e bitch for all eternity. HOWEVER, the people have spoken and apparently the penal colony full of rapists isn't in the cards for Matthews.

Reviewer: Rihala Signed
Date: 03/29/2012 Title: Chapter 1: The First Incident

I am so impressed with your skills as a writer. This whole fic was beautifully done.

Author's Response:

*Blushing* Thank you so much. I'm glad that you like it. It was your challenge and a very good one at that. I'm just happy that my interpretation of it met with your expectations.