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19 April 2011 @ 04:17 pm
[fic/Art] Communique Chapter 14  
Title: Communiqué
Authors: cassiopeia13 & dragonsquill
Fandom: Star Trek: AOS
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy, Sulu/Chekov, Scotty/Female ST Character
Rating: R
Warnings: Intense Graphical Story, Humor, crack, MPreg
Summary: A year after the Enterprise left space dock, on it's first five year mission, the Captain, Lt. Sulu, Commander Scott and a poor security ensign find themselves knocked up due to a misunderstanding by a friendly and helpful race of people. Told through letters, emails and IM conversations, this is what happens when a group of super-intelligent children are born nine months later.
Disclaimer: Star Trek and all people, places and things in Star Trek are not ours. The graphics, however, ARE ours, as they are created from scratch, feel free to use as you please just give a shout out.
Chapter List: Chapter one, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 13.Bonus

[Text Log Follows]

Personal Log: First Officer Spock

U.S.S. Enterprise
Stardate: 226007.13

There are those Vulcans in Starfleet who eschew the use of personal logs. Such logs serve as forms of emotional release for our human coworkers, while official logs are sufficient for a logical examination of events. However, my mother always kept a diary, and I have often considered beginning one of my own in her memory. This is, perhaps, unnecessarily sentimental, but I believe it will serve as a map to my search for true kolinar. Today’s events will serve as an excellent starting point for this new personal memoir, as it proved difficult to avoid emotional reactions to them.

The captain gave birth today, though I doubt he would accept the terminology. He has resisted the placement of traditional childbirth vocabulary on his current situation. The birth was unexpected in a number of ways. The doctor estimated an average human gestation period, and the captain has been “with pod” for only 28 weeks. The newborn is quite small, but well-developed; the doctor says this is due to the development within the pods. I digress, however, from the true crux of this story.

The doctor has banned Lt. Sulu, Chief Scott, and Captain Kirk from much of their duties. They are not pleased with this development, though they have been forced to bow to the necessity of his decisions. Jim has not been planetside in more than three weeks, and has developed what the humans call “cabin fever” as a result. We have spent the last three days exploring an unsettled planet in the Denaires system for possible Federation colonization. As we entered the fourth day with no indications of danger, the captain granted himself permission to beam down to the sight. Unsurprisingly, the doctor did not approve, but eventually acquiesced with the understanding that the captain would remain under his constant medical supervision.

I took the captain and the doctor for a tour of the immediate area, which is showing great promise as prime land for farming, especially the soy which is used as a base in most replicated food. The captain became interested in a small cave system currently under study by our mineralogists and metallurgists, and expressed an interest in visiting them. In typical fashion, he moved too quickly for the doctor to stop him, which led to a great deal of grumbling. The captain’s impulsive nature, and the mystery surrounding its illogical yet positive effect on his unique leadership style, remains an interesting study which I will further explore in these logs.

By the time we reached him (the doctor using a number of his favorite colorful metaphors en-route), the captain was well within the outer cave, taking in the surroundings through his preferred five senses rather than a tricorder read-out. I began taking proper scans as the doctor scolded Jim, but was drawn away from my studies by a sharp cry.

Jim had fallen to the floor of the cave. The captain, though seemingly as emotional as his partner, is generally stoic in the face of pain. Today, however, his pain was so sudden and acute that he couldn’t keep back sounds of agony, and let out an unaccustomed scream which raised, if I am honest with myself, an involuntary note of alarm. I am certain the doctor’s feelings were significantly stronger, but he responded with the efficiency which is always mildly surprising given his usual outbursts.

The birth was quite short. Jim could not be beamed up in the midst of an unknown birthing process, leaving us stranded for the duration in the small cave. The captain’s shirt, specially designed for the pregnant crewmembers by Lt. Nancy Jefferies during the gestation of her son Kevin Jefferies, moved as the muscles of his stomach roiled. The emergence of the child itself – a female weighing 2.81227 kilograms – was sudden. She appeared to be transported in the gestation pod itself to the ground beside the captain. The pod opened, and the doctor, at Jim’s insistence, saw to the infant even as Jim’s pain clearly mounted. The baby was passed to me when Dr. McCoy declared her well. She is a well-formed and healthy infant, and cried with appropriate force when I applied a quick slap to her backside at the doctor’s order.

I confess to being somewhat distracted by the infant, who was wrapped in the doctor’s uniform tunic, but the captain’s continued sounds of pain were impossible to ignore. Dr. McCoy has since reported that Jim’s internal organs were realigning to their proper locations very quickly, and the redistribution and tightening of muscles proved extremely painful. The entire process took approximately ten minutes, though Jim insists it was much longer.

The infant stopped crying as Jim relaxed against the doctor. He was pale and sweating, clearly exhausted and nauseated by the incident. He smiled, however, when I helped him to hold his daughter. The pain disappeared, and I believe the memory of it will as well, that being one of the few advantages afforded by humans’ emotional natures. It is the first time I have seen a birth, as they are very private on Vulcan due to the pain endured during the process. It is also the first time I saw a parent and infant meet for the first time. It was a…moving experience.

It made me think of my mother. I believe her expression must have been much like that of Jim and the doctor in that moment.

Despite the suddenness and difficulty of the birth, everything has ended well. Jim was beamed up and checked over before being “tucked in” (according to the doctor) in his bedroom with the child. The doctor insisted on checking both Mr. Sulu and Mr. Scott, but there has been no sign of change in their pods at this time. He went to his rooms afterward. I have forwarded all incidental life sign readings my tricorder was gathering when the birth commenced.

I will now dedicate an appropriate amount of time to reflection and meditation. I believe I will meditate on my memories of my mother tonight. Though some Vulcans would see this as overtly emotional, I disagree. To honor my ancestors, I must remember them.

[End of Text Log]

Chapter 15
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Quantul Leap!
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adafrogadafrog on April 19th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Re: CHAPTER 14 CONTINUED (part 2/2)
Very good.
SpaceCrazyArtistcassiopeia13 on April 20th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: CHAPTER 14 CONTINUED (part 2/2)
mercaque: Chulumercaque on April 19th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
D'awwwwwww to everything in this chapter :) I really like McCoy's mom as a character, and she's a fascinating contrast to Winona from a couple chapters back. The Chulu update was awesome.
SpaceCrazyArtist: ST - Chulucassiopeia13 on April 19th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Ella Mae is my hero. Apparently she consists of real people in Rebecca's family (who's actually southern so it works!)

Did you see the "Chapter 14 continued?" I totally failed and told Rebecca it would be chapter 15, when I meant 14.15 so it's at the bottom in a comment til she gets home and is able to add it. *HEH*

(It's an important update)
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Rebecca: RD: Rimmer Ladragonsquill on April 19th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
YAY RD! *laugh* We keep popping in little RD jokes, because we're hopeless dweebs. XD
d_odyssey: Touch1 by eonismd_odyssey on April 20th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
Yay - baby! First, fun to see Ella Mae charm Pike so the boys can see the wedding. Haha, love her comment to Leonard and Wylie about the middle ages.

Leave it to Jim, to not only be the first to deliver but also for the birth to be dramatic as well as draining years from Bones' life. Very sweet and poignant to see if from Spock's POV, especially as it leads him to feelings for his own mother. Pretty cool that the birth only took 10 minutes and then everything moved back to original locations. Bet Jim's stories have a different duration. So sweet to see Jim bond with the baby. Wonderful chapter.
Rebecca: ST: The Kissdragonsquill on April 20th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Yes, Jim must be a Mel. O. Dra. Ma. Tic. as possible in reproducing!

I'm glad the Spock entry worked. :) I've never written Spock before, so it was a challenge!
pingback_botpingback_bot on April 20th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
User eponymous_rose referenced to your post from Tuesday, April 19, 2011 saying: [...] by (Kirk/Spock; All Ages; XI) Fic/Art: Communiqué (14/?) [...]
SpaceCrazyArtistcassiopeia13 on April 20th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Laelia: Trek_triolaeliacatt on April 20th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
BBQ and pecan pie? Pike never stood a chance against Ella Mae's tactics of persuasion. :D

Oh, the baby is here!! Poor Jim. I'll bet he claims the whole thing lasted hours. Days, even! Loved Spock's log, telling of the event and how he wanted to meditate on his mother's memory. Bless.
SpaceCrazyArtistcassiopeia13 on April 20th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
All I had was Rebecca's write up of Ella Mae sending a message to Pike, I had no idea if she wanted pulled pork, or ribs or just a bottle of sauce. So when she came on IM I asked (after I'd made the graphic) and she said "ribs"... I find it moderately scary that we share a brain cell...

Since the beginning I always wanted to have Jim give birth 2 months early in a cave. You know... Jim always has to do things in the dramatic. I'm very glad the Spock POV worked so well! Rebecca did a brilliant job!

Thanks for reading ^_^
"Christine": StarTrekwolf_naked on April 20th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Poor Jim, never can do things the easy way. Glad to see Ella Mae charming Pike. And Spock figuring out that, even given the disaster, the Vulcan way is not always the best way.
Chekov worrying about Sulu's health... It's all very sweet.
Lovely as always.
Rebecca: ST: Bones BWdragonsquill on April 20th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
*scrapes sugar from post*

And now...more children! 0_~
Ms.Mary_Janemistress_fatale on April 22nd, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
I love this story I just read everything you've done so far straight through. The characters are great and the format is really fun to read. I love the little touches like pictures on the desk beside the consoles. I hope to see many future chapters! Keep up the good work.
SpaceCrazyArtistcassiopeia13 on April 23rd, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: :-)
Thanks so much! We're actually hard at work on the next chapter so fear not.
Ayesha: Catch a Star (PaperVolcano)browngirl on April 24th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
So I was whooping and cheering and laughing, and then I got to the Dramatic Birth Scene (because of course Jim would give birth in a cave after sneaking planetside) and Spoock's account made me CRY.

Well done, miladies, well done.
Rebecca: ST: Jim Hot Chickdragonsquill on April 24th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Spock's p.o.v. was a bit of a bear to write, so I'm pleased it worked for you.

And thank you for commenting! It makes our day! <3!!!
Albaisatreehermya on June 23rd, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Wow just wow, this series has been given an added sense of realism with the use of the graphics. I lOve it, well done!!
SpaceCrazyArtist: SH - Crazy Daycassiopeia13 on June 23rd, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying! We just finished chapter 19 and are hard at work at chapter 20! Anything you'd like to see more of?
spockellespockelle on June 30th, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
I am seriously on awwww overload right now. This is awesome. I want more... NOW! :D
SpaceCrazyArtist: ST - Love is never having to saycassiopeia13 on December 6th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
Sorry it took so long to respond! I'm going through and responding to feedback I missed.. *hangs head in shame*

Thank you so much for the feedback and I'm glad you enjoy. I just posted chapter 22 I hope you like!!
myriadproboldmyriadprobold on February 22nd, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
I really loved Spock's personal log.

The pod birth was interesting.