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03 March 2010 @ 09:05 pm
trek fic: Of Cabbages and Kings  
Hello lovely people! So mga1999 and I wrote an epistolary as a comment fic during the last battle at the ship wars. It's McCoy/PIKE, people. I BROKE MY OTP OMGOMG WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME. I blame mga1999 completely.


Title: Of Cabbages and Kings (Part 1 of the To Talk of Many Things 'verse)
Author: mga1999 and skyblue_reverie
Fandom & Pairing: Star Trek Reboot (aka AOS, ST XI, etc.), Pike/McCoy
Rating: PG-13 for language and mention of naughty bits in a medical context
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Word Count: around 4000
Summary: A correspondence between Doctor McCoy and Admiral Pike takes a turn for the romantical.
Disclaimer: Any resemblance to anything whatsoever is purely coincidental.
A/N : Might be the first in a series? WDK (We don't know). Bribes of cookies and fic will totally be considered when we make this decision. On a more serious note, we tried to be sensitive to the disability issues inherent in this pairing, while still keeping the guys (who are NOT known for their sensitivity) in character. I hope we succeeded, but please let us know if not. We ♥ PWDs!



From: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)
To: Christopher Pike (cpike@starfleet.gov)

Admiral Pike:

Just checking in to make sure you’re doing your physical therapy. I know it’s a pain in the ass but if you want to walk again, you’ve gotta do it. And no bitching about Nurse Traeger either – I know she’s got breath like a sewage plant, but she’s the best there is.

Things are going fine here. Jim’s only tried to get himself killed twice and has only pissed off one alien government by sleeping with their president’s daughter, so I think we’re doing pretty well so far.

I enjoyed getting to know you when we were on earth, sir. Maybe next time I’m earthside we can get a drink and catch up? After I check you over and make sure you’ve been following your p.t. regime, of course. And if you haven’t, I’m going to give you hell.

-Leonard McCoy



To: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)
From: Christopher Pike (cpike@starfleet.gov)

Dr. McCoy:

Glad to hear from you. Nurse Traeger and her breath are the least of my problems. You haven't met my p.t. therapist, or should I say Drill Sergeant. You remember those classic Rambo movies? Or maybe closer to that one guy, what was he called, The Rock? Imagine them, but bigger and meaner. After my first real session with him, I couldn't move again for days. Yes, it's better now, but not much.

I'm trying not to get discouraged, because that seems like it would diminish the miraculous work you did on the Enterprise to even get me this far. I've never been a man to take things sitting down, so I'm not giving up. You told me it wasn't going to be an easy road, but what I didn't realize was how lonely it would be. Not that I don't get visitors, but when you are stuck in a bed or a chair... I'm really starting to feel isolated I guess. Enough about me.

I'm actually surprised that Jim has only tried to get himself killed twice. The expected numbers were much higher in the betting pool. I'm sure the only reason it's so low is you're there. You've always had a way with him, which is why I did everything I could to make sure you were together to keep each other safe. I worry about you both.

I look forward to having a drink with you.

-Chris



To: Christopher Pike (cpike@starfleet.gov)
From: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)

Chris:

I hope it’s all right to call you that. You signed your last email with that, and I’m generally not one to stand on formalities anyway. Jim gets ridiculously smug when I call him “Captain,” so I save it for special occasions. Can’t have his ego getting even more inflated than it already is.

You’re seeing Kirala for p.t., right? Yeah, he’s tough, but he’s good. And the extra arms really help him to make sure you’re positioned correctly when you do your exercises.

I can’t believe those Starfleet bastards are letting you get isolated. They should be falling all over themselves to kiss your ass every single day. You did as much as anyone to save the god damned planet, after all. Anyway, getting out and about and interacting with people is just as much a part of your recovery as the p.t. So stop feeling sorry for yourself, go out and do something you enjoy. With other people. If you’re seeing someone, you should take them out.

I, ah, meant to thank you for making sure Jim and I got assigned to the same ship. That fool gets more reckless every day, if such a thing is possible. I reign him in as much as I can, and as much as I don’t like the pointy-eared bastard, Spock keeps him in check too. No one can stop the raging libido, though. Although I did threaten to hypo him with a drug that’ll render him impotent if he doesn’t stop throwing himself in the way of every projectile coming at one of his crew.

Life here is okay, but it’s damned dull when it’s not terrifying. I miss the sky and actual fresh air. And don’t get me started on this synthehol crap. Don’t suppose you could pull some strings to get us planetside. Nah, never mind. I wouldn’t want to put you in that position.

I’ll hold you to the drink, though, next time I’m there.

-Len



To: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)
From: Christopher Pike (cpike@starfleet.gov)

Len:

Please, I have never been one for formalities unless I have to be. Like I told Jim when I recruited him, Starfleet was in great need of a new direction, new blood. Sometimes I think they stand on stodgy old traditions a bit too much for what it's worth.

Yes, it's Kirala for p.t. And yeah, I guess I have to agree the extra arms have been helpful, especially when I'm about to keel over. Between you and me, he's started flirting with me. And those extra arms mean he's extra handsy, and I'm not enjoying it like a certain Captain we both know would. And speaking of him, I have found myself having to limit calling him 'Captain' myself. I swear last time I vid commed with him, his head didn't fit at the top of the screen.

Don't blame Starfleet for my isolation, Len. It's probably my fault. I'm feeling sorry for myself. Hate going places in the chair. Hate having to depend on anyone. I've been alone a long time, Len. It's been just me and whatever ship I was on. So no, I'm not seeing anyone. And being like this doesn't exactly make me a catch.

I know you like transporters even less than shuttles, but you should try to get down to the surface whenever you can. It will help with how you're feeling about being on the ship. Trust me. Plus, there is the extra advantage of being down there to keep Jim out of trouble.

And don't worry, they generally don't leave new crews out too long before bringing them back. I'll be glad to see what I can do. I could really use that drink.

-Chris



From: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)
To: Christopher Pike (cpike@starfleet.gov)

Chris,

Damn it, man, Kirala flirting and getting grabby with you is completely unacceptable. I’ve made some calls to people I know at Starfleet Medical and ripped ‘em a new one for allowing that to go on underneath their noses. And don’t worry, I didn’t tell them that you were the one to tip me off. I have plenty of patients who are seeing or have seen him for p.t. Anyway, he’s been reassigned and he won’t be using those extra hands of his for doing anything more than scrubbing floors and cleaning bedpans from now on.

Your isolation might be self-imposed, Chris, but that doesn’t mean that those around you don’t share in the blame for it. If I were there I’d haul you outta bed myself and make you go do something. And I don’t want to hear any crap about you not being a catch. You’re still the same person you were, chair or no chair, and anyone would be lucky to be with you. You’re a damned good man, a certified hero, and handsome to boot. So don’t let me hear you putting yourself down.

I am worried about you, though. With all you’ve been through – hell, all you’re still going through - you’re at much higher risk for clinical depression. I’m gonna attach to this email the contact info for several psychiatrists and psychologists I know. Give one of them a call, all right?

Also – and good lord this is awkward – but as your doctor, I need to know: has your sexual functioning returned? Have you been able to achieve and maintain an erection, and have you had an orgasm? If not, it’s not cause for concern, but I’d like to keep an eye on that because you are not ready to be put out to pasture yet, and sex is an important part of life. It’s not the only part, as someone we know seems to think, but it is significant.

All right, moving on. Yeah, I go down on nearly every away mission – some idiot’s always getting hurt and needing medical attention, and it isn’t even always Jim. But alien planets and alien skies – well, I’ll admit it’s interesting, and sometimes beautiful, but I’m a homebody at heart. Give me real Terran soil and blue skies any day. I’d have pushed for a planetside posting, but I couldn’t let Jim go gallivanting off on his own. Maybe someday, if he grows up, settles down a little, I’ll think about transferring off this flying death-trap. And yes, I know the Enterprise is your baby too, but I’m not one for space travel. You know that.

Speaking of Terran soil, I just heard that we’re going to be heading to earth for some repairs that apparently can’t be done anywhere but earth’s space dock. You wouldn’t happen to have anything to do with that, would you? If you did, don’t tell me, I don’t want to know. As I learned from rooming with Jim for three years at the Academy, plausible deniability is the best defense.

Anyway, it looks like we’ll be there in a few weeks. And you are coming out with me, like it or not. No moping around in bed. Pick your favorite spot and we’ll go have a drink or a bite.

Take care of yourself (and I mean that literally),
Len



To: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)
From: Christopher Pike (cpike@starfleet.gov)

Len,

I've never been one to mince words and have been told more times than I can count that I'm a pretty blunt and to the point guy, but I think I have met my match in that regard. Now I know why Jim looks up to you so much. It's nice to have someone who isn't blowing sunshine up my ass like everyone around here seems to be. From the beginning, you have been honest and answered every question I had when others have given me the run around. You don't know how much I appreciate that.

I will admit, I am probably as much to blame for the situation with Kirala as he was. I do know, however, that someone in my condition should obviously not be made to feel as uncomfortable as I was. I called a psychologist after your last e-mail and had an appointment with her yesterday. While I wasn't thrilled that all the names you gave me were female, I understand why you did now. So thank you. I had a good talk with her, and then commed my old friend Philip Boyce. I believe you met him a time or two. And by the way, he agrees with everything you've said, so consider my ass kicked twice.

I made myself go out to dinner tonight with Admiral Barnett and his wife. He'd been asking since Kirk's commendation ceremony and I'd been putting him off. And while I'm not ready to fill my social calendar again quite yet, I promise that I will go out at least twice a week, even if it's only over to the mess to eat with the other cadets. I went and sat in on a tactics class this morning, and I'll admit it felt nice to be able to contribute. If I never get out of this chair, at least I know I might have a shot at being an instructor.

I know you don't like space, believe me, I know. In fact I'm going to tell you something very few people know. I was almost like you once. I had this unbelievable fear of space. Not so much flying. Shuttles, I never had a problem with. But the first time I went off planet with my parents when I was eight? I caused so much trouble on the shuttle they had to return to Earth. Obviously, I got over it. In fact I joined Starfleet when I was seventeen to force myself to get over it. I love space and can't imagine never being out on a ship again, so don't sell yourself short that you won't grow to love it too. You're far too talented to be wasted dirtside. Not everyone has what it takes to be CMO, Len. There are far too many ships out there that aren't lucky enough to have a great doctor like you.

So now, I've run out of things to talk about except the awkward part. And I have to tell you, so far, you and Philip have been the only ones to broach that subject with me. He said they usually broach this subject a little further down the road, but he always felt that was wrong. And you are both right, I think part of the reason I was making myself so isolated is because I am feeling like a lesser man. Whether you or anyone say differently, that's how I feel. And no, things aren't quite working down there yet. So your answer to everything would be no. Philip said not to worry. The psychologist told me not to worry. But hell, Len, I'm worried. It's bad enough being in the chair, but if I can be so blunt, not being able to get an erection, or the thought of that part of my life being over? I think that scares me the most.

I've been Starfleet all my life, to the detriment of my social life. I did try marriage once, and it failed. And honestly it was my fault. I didn't care about anything but space and whatever ship I was on. But in the back of my mind, I planned on taking the Enterprise out for her five years and then accepting Admiral and coming back, maybe teaching a few years and finding someone to settle down with out in the desert when I was done.

So hell, Len. I feel like I'm imposing on you telling you all this, but I have to admit, I enjoy the letters we've been sending back and forth to each other. And I'll be blunt, I'd like to get to know you better. But I feel like I shouldn't given my current condition. It wouldn't be fair, and you deserve a whole heck of a lot more than I could give you.

If you don't want to have that drink anymore after what I've said here, I understand.

Be safe,

Chris



From: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)
To: Christopher Pike (cpike@starfleet.gov)

Chris,

I’ll get to the point first and then respond to the rest of your email. Yes, I’m interested. No, you’re not a lesser man. You let me decide what I “deserve” or not, and as I said earlier, anyone would be lucky to have you. And dammit man, of course I still want to have that drink. I’d want to do that even if my answer was no – I hope your opinion of me is better than that. But since my answer isn’t no, we’ll definitely get together. And since it’ll be a – hell, I guess “date” is the right word, although that makes me feel like a goddamn teenager - can I take you to dinner instead?

Now, moving on to awkward topic #2. In all likelihood, your sexual functioning will return to normal over the course of the next few months. You’ve got to give it time. And no matter what, that part of your life is not over. Human sexuality is more about the brain than the body anyway, and I’ve had permanently paralyzed patients who had very satisfying sex lives. But we’ll take it one step at a time, and I don’t think that will be your situation. And here’s where I have to make an embarrassing confession – you know that new neural growth stimulator that’s been in all the medical journals? Well, probably not. Anyway, I know the guy who invented it, and I had him send me a working prototype. I’ve just done some computer modeling with it so far, but I think it might make your recovery a hell of a lot faster. I – oh lord this sounds bad – I’ve been modeling the neural regeneration of the nerves involved in sexual response, not just those involved in mobility, and the results are very promising. I swear I didn’t have any ulterior motives when I started this project. I was just doing it as your doctor and friend, and I didn’t tell you because I didn’t want to give you false hope if it was a bust. I’ll show you my results when I’m there, and we can discuss possible treatment scenarios.

All right, thank god that’s all over with. At least since we’re the both to-the-point, we’ll never be in any doubt as to what’s on each other’s minds.

I’m glad you’ve been getting out and meeting with people. Listen to me, certified misanthrope, encouraging you to socialize more. Jim would laugh his ass off. You know – your mentioning possibly being an instructor got me thinking. That’s a damn good idea – the best thing for you would be to get back to work, have something to focus your energy on. Could you be a temporary instructor? Teach a class or two while you’re planetside and then hand ‘em off to someone else when it’s time to move on? I bet any number of starry-eyed cadets would love to take tactics from you.

As to me and space – I doubt I’ll ever grow to love it. Tolerate, yeah. Appreciate, maybe. But I’ve seen that gleam in your eye that you and Jim both get when you talk about exploration and deep space missions, and it’s just not me. I really do appreciate your sharing your story with me, Chris, and don’t think I’m not honored and flattered that you trusted me enough to tell me that. But don’t hold your breath that I’ll become a fanatic about space. And as for all that nonsense about my being uniquely qualified to be a CMO and being wasted dirtside, well, pardon my language, but bullshit. I’m just a country doctor, and it’s just as important and fulfilling to save lives and heal people on a planet – even if they’re just regular folk, not Starfleet personnel - as it is in space. Being a doctor isn’t what I do, Chris, it’s what I am. I’m a healer, as corny as it sounds. And life is life to me, whether the patient is a hover-bike mechanic or a starship captain. Er, sorry to go off on a tangent there. I’ll get off my soapbox now. Anyway, point is that I’ve already found my calling, and it isn’t exploration. But that’s all right – I’ve been dragged into it anyway and I do love my job here on the Enterprise. DON’T tell Jim I said that.

Well, that’s probably enough seriousness for one day. I’m going to go find Spock and goad him into an emotional reaction - that’s always good for a chuckle. No emotions, my ass.

I, ah, I’m really looking forward to seeing you.

Take care,
Len



To: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)
From: Christopher Pike (cpike@starfleet.gov)

Len,

First, I'll get to the point. Yes, I'd love to have dinner with you. Now you have a fifty-two-year-old man blushing.

As for my physical condition, I'm trying to believe what you told me. I've done some research, so yes, I'm feeling better about that for now. And God, Len, knowing you have gone to all that trouble and research to help me... Well, I'm not one for emotion most of the time either, which is why Spock and I always worked well together. I have to confess that I still have a pretty big lump in my throat just thinking about what you are working on. And don't give me that shit about it just being your job as a doctor. Country doctor my ass. They don't manipulate and re-model neurons on the dirt floor of their back office.

You sell yourself way too short, Len. And sure, I get that you'd be happy being that country doctor you seem to think yourself as. But I've been on a lot of ships, and seen a lot of CMOs come and go. But I'm telling you, the way you took over on the Enterprise and handled that desperate situation and aftermath... I'll be honest here. I don't think Dr. Puri would have done as well. You saved lives that he couldn't have and you know it, including mine. You are the epitome of what a Chief Medical Officer in Starfleet should be. So quit shaking your head and accept the compliment. That's an order, Lt. Commander!

I took your advice and spoke to Admiral Komack about doing a seminar on tactics during the winter break for any cadets not going home. He might have something part time for me in the spring, but in the meantime, I'm going to fill in as a sub and make myself available for lectures. I don't know how good I'll be at it, but since I had designs on doing that down the road, it can't hurt to get started.

I'll be honest, Len. I'm struggling. I'm a Starfleet Captain, these Admiral stripes be damned. I'm used to the unknown to some degree, but when no one can tell me truly if I'll walk again or when, I'm not dealing with that very well. If someone could tell me I'll be walking in 6.8 months, or running in a year, or that I'll be back on a ship in two, I could handle that. I would treat it just like a mission and see what I could do to shave some time off those numbers or make it safer and more productive. This not knowing, not having anything tangible to focus on, makes going through the p.t. and everything else... well, I'm not giving up, but there are days lately when I want to, and just accept that my fate lies in this chair.

And before you go getting all worried and comming my psychologist, I've talked to her about this and she assures me it's normal. And once you take a deep breath, you know it's normal too. I'm not giving up, Len. I believed you on the Enterprise that I'd walk again. And I'm believing you when you say that I'm not a lesser man even though I feel like that right now. I'm just admitting that this unknown thing is new for me. Jim and I are a lot alike in that regard. I was just as cocky and brash as he was when I was first Captain, even though I was many years older. That's what drew me to him in that bar, and why I knew he had a chance to be the greatest Starfleet Captain we've ever had if given a chance. And God, don't tell him I said that. Kid's head just keeps getting bigger and bigger on my vid screen.

I'm going to close now before I embarrass myself more. You think you are bad at this stuff? Well, you seem to be doing just fine compared to the blubbering fool I'm feeling like right now. I'll see you in a week. I'm looking forward to our dinner.

Be safe, and take care,

Chris

p.s. You need to have a word with a certain egotistical Captain who's decided to stick his nose into our business. I had an interesting comm from him last night. If I may quote: "You take my CMO from my ship, Admiral, and there isn't an outpost in this galaxy where I won't find you. Otherwise, you both have my blessings and I'm sure Bones will have you up and running in no time. Fuck knows he needs to get laid." Don't be too hard on him. And since this will probably make you want to bring out that hypospray that will make him impotent, you might want to rethink that. Do you really want to put up with a Jim Kirk in that condition? Didn't think so.



To: James T. Kirk (jkirk@starfleet.gov)
From: Leonard H. McCoy (lmccoy@starfleet.gov)

JIM, GET YOUR NOSY, INTERFERING ASS TO SICKBAY, NOW.




The End.....???

ETA: Not the end! Part 2 can be found here.


 
 
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Jestana: J&W: Joosterjestana on March 4th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
Oh, god, you need to continue! PLEASE! I love the build-up in the fic from doctor-patient to friends to potential romantic partners (I refuse to use the word 'boyfriend' for men their ages!) I especially love the bit about Jim at the end. I soooo want to see McCoy yelling at him for sticking his nose in where it doesn't belong.

YAY!

*needs Star Trek iconies*
Sky: [j&w] bertie smile animatedskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
Hey you! Long time no talk. :) I'm happy to see you here in Trek fandom! Thanks so much for the lovely comment, hon. I kind of want to see McCoy yell at Jim too, so we'll see what happens.

Oh, you definitely need some Star Trek icons, and there's so many lovely ones, so you'll have a blast hunting for them.

I'm glad you liked this, and thanks again for commenting! *hugs*
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Sky: [star trek aos] bones damaged calmskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked Jim's comments, although I think McCoy has quite a different opinion. ;)
secretsolitairesecretsolitaire on March 4th, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
Eeee, this is fantastic! I love the letter format, and how they're both so blunt (and a little awkward) with each other, and Jim's message at the end is perfect. :-D

Would happily read more of this if the muse permitted!
Sky: [star trek aos] pike retireskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! The letter format was super-fun to do, and this pairing kind of lends itself to that, both because of the long-distance thing and because of the blunt-but-awkward thing. Ha, Jim just never knows when to quit, does he? :D

So glad you liked this, and I shall be hoping the muse does indeed permit. :)
elfsausage: bones_overqualifiedelfsausage on March 4th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
BBs if you stop here I will DIE!!!!!! I'd never really thought of Bones & Pike before, but I love how you've written them both. And Jim at the end!!! Genius :-)
Sky: [star trek aos] pike retireskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, bb! Oh no, we can't have your death on our conscience, so we'd better continue! ;)

Hee, the Jim message at the end was all mga1999, so she's the genius. McCoy's pissed-off response, though, was all me, so I'm the cranky one apparently. :p
sexycazzy: Pikesexycazzy on March 4th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
This is really awesome!

I felt a bit funny, taking a nosy in private e-mails between 2 lovely men, if you know what I mean?

But I just love how Pike & Bones are straight to the point with each other. I loved the ending with Jim's comments & Bones' email to Jim!

You should continue with this, providing that your muse is kind to you! ::))
Sky: [star trek aos] pikeskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed.

I totally know what you mean about it feeling kind of funny to read private emails, even though it's fictional.

Yeah, I think Pike and Bones are both no-nonsense, no-B.S. kind of guys who wouldn't see the point in wasting time by beating around the bush. :D

And oh, Jim, you are in for it now. ;)

I'm hoping the muse is kind, so we shall see what happens!
rubynye: Enterpriserubynye on March 4th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's beautifully done! What a wonderfully built progression. *applauds*
Sky: [star trek aos] pike-bruceskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
Eee, thank you so much! *curtseys, pulls mga1999 out from her hiding place and forces her to do the same*

The progression just kinda... happened that way as we were writing, so I'm very glad it worked out. :D
ellie_pierson: Kissy Lips Bonesellie_pierson on March 4th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Please continue this. I would love to see them go on a date and continue corresponding. Gotta love Jim and his "interfering ass".
Sky: [star trek aos] bones eyerollskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment and for the encouragement to continue. Yeah, we were thinking that if we continued we'd have to switch to narrative form for the date and then back to letters once they're separated again. Hopefully that wouldn't be too jarring. *ponders*

Oh, yes, Jim and his interfering ass are adorable, and McCoy and Pike both wuv him, even if they'd never admit it. :p IDK, in this fic, it almost feels like they're his mom and dad, looking out for him and keeping each other informed about his crazy antics. ;)
Weeping Naiad: ST: Pike/McCoyweepingnaiad on March 4th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Loved it on the comm, adore it even more here!

I absolutely adore Pike and I'm good with him with McCoy and/or Kirk.

This was so well done and a great progression that feels so natural. Really do hope you guys will continue!

Wonderful!
Sky: [star trek aos] pikeskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, bb! I'm so glad you enjoyed, and liked the changes we made.

I must admit, I totally love Pike too and can 'ship him with either of the boys as well. Although somehow the threesome doesn't quite work for me mentally - not totally sure why, but maybe because it seems like it'd have to be kind of angsty, with all the different dynamics at play.

I hope we continue as well, so thanks for the encouragement! Perfect icon, btw. I love it!

darkcuriosity: ST09: Yelling!Bonesdarkcuriosity on March 4th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
I LOVE letter fics. And I LOVE Pike/McCoy fics. So this fic is like SUPER-LOVE for me or something. (Damnit, there needs to be more than one way to say you love something in English!) I really hope you guys continue. I'd be thrilled if there was more of this!
Sky: [star trek aos] bones nameskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Oooh, so glad we could fill your letter fic love and your Pike/McCoy love in one package! :D

I hope we continue too. Thanks for the lovely comment, bb.
Jude: st - mc coy crazymga1999 on March 4th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hmmmmm, so I guess we're gonna have to write more if this. *face palm*

*goes back into hiding*
Sky: [star trek aos] bones pursed lips b&wskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Ahahahah, YES WE ARE. But I know you're working on other things right now, so we can back-burner this until you're ready.

And don't think I can't see you there, in your sneaky hiding place! :D
(no subject) - mga1999 on March 4th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - skyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mga1999 on March 4th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sleepygoof8784: pikesleepygoof8784 on March 4th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
You have to continue this! I got to the bottom and I was like wait, NOOOOOO! I want more, desperately. *offers Internets to make this happen*

That being said this was fantastic. I love it!
Sky: [star trek aos] pikeskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you bb! I'm so glad you enjoyed. Hahaha yes, we ended it at kind of a cruel place. ;)

I totes want to continue, and I think mga1999 does as well, so I think it's more a question of when than whether. But oooh, free Internets! Yay!

Thanks for the lovely comment, and for the Internets! :DDD
severinne: Pike/McCoy Recruitmentseverinne on March 4th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Yay, more Pike/McCoy fic! That was really quite sweet and fun, I love how the letter format makes their communication so awkward while revealing exactly how well-suited they are to each other. And of course Kirk hacks into their messages ;)
Sky: [star trek aos] pike-bruceskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Y HELO THAR, BB! I've had your Pike/McCoy series recced to me but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Can't wait, though!

Thank you so much for the lovely comment. They are both awkward and extremely well-suited, aren't they?

Oh, Jim. I love Jim, but he really is kind of an asshole sometimes. :p

Love that icon, btw.
jimpage363jimpage363 on March 4th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Marvelous build up. I appreciate how distinct their voices are and how diffident they are in the one area of feelings. And yes, more would be so very appreciated!
Sky: [star trek aos] bones worried profileskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Thank youuuuuuuuuuuu! I'm so glad you found their voices distinct - that was one of my worries.

And yeah, diffident is a good word for how they approach the issue of feelings - it's kind of a fine line, keeping them blunt and honest, but not like "HEY YOU'RE HOT LET'S FUCK" (tm Jim Kirk). 'Cause that's not them. I think they'd be... mature about it, direct but maybe a little wary, because they've both had bad experiences. Or that's what I was trying to convey, anyway. Dunno if mga1999 would agree with that or think I'm full of it. ;)
Duty & Devotion: star trek crusher not amusedroseandheather on March 4th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Beverly Crusher will be Not Amused if this does not continue somewhere close to resembling now. That's an order! ;)

*smothers you with kisses for delivering one of my favorite pairings in my favorite fic format*
Sky: [star trek aos] pikeskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
Ha, great icon! :D Okay, your order is duly noted! Although I'd think that Pike outranks Crusher, so... :p

eeee kisses! *is happily smooched*

Thanks for the lovely comment bb. :D
(no subject) - roseandheather on March 4th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
snitches be crazy: bonesshighola on March 4th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
You guys already know I love this, so I'll just say it's nice to see this posted again. It encourages me to see you're that much closer to continuing this.

See what I did there with the positive reinforcement? :)
Sky: [star trek tos] kirk sees what you did tskyblue_reverie on March 4th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
I DO see what you did there! And so did Kirk. ;)

Thanks for the encouragement and for commenting again! :D