Monday, February 11, 2013

Down From the Mountains

Lately, I can’t seem to get away from the story “Happiness At Least.” Here’s a sneak preview, told from Spock’s point of view.

Down From the Mountains

Summary: Spock travels to the monastery after the loss of his child.

~~Chapter One

Taktshang Dzong, Paro, Bhutan -- 10 June, 1979

I recalled the completion ceremony of my kaswan as I climbed the path to the dzong built from the living rock of the mountain.

My father had stood beside me before the High Council. I was fatigued in the extreme and weighted with grief for the death of my sehlat, I’Chaya, but I held myself upright until the end. T’Lar gazed down at me from the Council dais.

“You bring honor to your father’s house, Spock,” she said. “Though, I would not recommend such for one as young as you.” Her eyes turned to my father. “Ever again.”

Sarek shifted minutely.

I took a quick half-step forward. “My father’s house honors me, S’haile. The decision was --.” I paused. “Mine,” I finished.

“As you say,” said T’Lar, her eyes still on my father.

I attempted to hold my exhaustion at bay on the way back to the palace; but, I was, after all, a child of seven. I fell asleep in the soft cup of the flitter seat. I roused briefly when my father laid me on my bed and removed my desert boots. I


him then -- his pride in me, his love for me and his delighted wonder at my very existence. He brushed my bangs from my forehead with his fingertips and --

          ...with my life, Spock-kam.

whispered into my dreams.



Anonymous said...

You're such a tease! How long before a full chapter. I wait for you, I watch for you. You control me! Yes I'm a Scandal fan but your S/U stories were some of the first I read and I always come back to Happiness. I especially loved it when you revised the ending for Spock vice McCoy. I love M/U but Happiness needed a S/U ending. Or possibly Uhura trying to figure out where things could've gone with Kirk, but the Spock ending was right on time.

Anonymous said...

Oh and one day I will stop reading long enough to register an account so I won't have to anonymouse!

girl6 said...

LOL! I'm a HUGE Scandal fan! OMG! There's like 6 of us at work who spend Fridays dishing on Fitz and Olivia!!

More of Down From the Mountain soon!

Jackie T said...

A preview!! There'll be more!!! I so look forward to it, and thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! You are writing more? There will be more? I am soooooo excited! Can I have more exclamation marks please? I've run out. Thank you.

Pamala Knight said...

How glad am I to have fallen into the land of Scandal fans? Really glad! I'll be waiting with bated breath for the rest of Down From the Mountains. Don't make us wait too long please!!