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02 February 2011 @ 08:23 pm
Trek Fic: Unexpected (Pike/McCoy, PG-13)  
So, here's a little prequel to my last fic. There will also be a sequel. At some point. :p

Title: Unexpected
Author: skyblue_reverie
Fandom & Pairing: Star Trek Reboot, Pike/McCoy, Mirrorverse AU
Rating: PG-13ish
Spoilers: None
Warnings: Implied dub-con/non-con between the main pairing.
Word Count: Around 1000
Summary: A prequel to Merger & Acquisition (wherein Pike makes McCoy his consort). How did McCoy end up in that room anyway?
Disclaimer: Any resemblance to anything whatsoever (e.g. a story, the English language) is purely coincidental.
A/N: Thanks and love, as always, to my partner in insanity, ennui_blue_lite.



Leonard frowned at the chime of his door. He wasn't expecting anyone, and in his experience things that were unexpected were usually bad. He moved toward the viewscreen that showed him the corridor outside his assigned guest room. It was poor form to install your own security measures when you were a guest, but he sure as hell prioritized his life above politeness. Anyway, everyone did it, even if most were more discreet than he was. It was a necessity. These damn Imperial festivities were used as an opportunity for assassination as often as they were used for more mundane political maneuvering.

The viewscreen showed his cousins Andrew and Yvette, waiting with obvious impatience for him to open the door. In fact, they looked nervous, judging by their twitchy hands and darting eyes. He groaned and rolled his eyes. The two were infamous for getting up to no good, and going to Leonard to bail them out. He wondered what trouble they'd managed to get into this time as he hit the button to admit them.

As soon as the door locked behind them, Yvette pulled out a phaser and pointed it at Leonard. Shit. His eyebrows rose and his heart started beating faster. Well, this was unexpected. And once again, Leonard had been vindicated in his view that unexpected equaled bad.

He was more than a little nervous, but he gave his patented scowl, and raised an eyebrow for good measure. "What the hell do you think you're doing?" he demanded.

There was a pause, as they each apparently waited for the other to explain. Finally, Andrew spoke up.

"The head of the Pike family wants to make you his consort. He's never taken a consort before, despite what must be hundreds of offers. Guess you caught his eye, huh?" He smirked, but at Leonard's murderous glare, the smirk faltered. "Look, it's an opportunity we can't afford to pass up, to ally our house with theirs. End this stupid war that's been going on for generations. We could be a force to be reckoned with, a clan to be feared again. We've been weak for too long."

Leonard snorted to cover his increasing dread. "More likely, we'll just become the Pike family's pawns and expendable soldiers against the other houses, you idiots. Tell me, who sanctioned this goddamn foolishness?"

"Grandmother did."

Leonard felt his heart drop like a rock. Moira McCoy was the head of the McCoy clan, and her word was law. To defy her invited a fate much worse than death. Her ability to prolong a torture victim's suffering was legendary. More than a few times, Leonard had been called on to patch somebody up so Moira could play with them for a while longer. It wasn't how he wanted to use his medical degree, but he owed Moira a debt he'd never be able to repay since she actually allowed him to go to med school in the first place. Really, he ought to just go without a fight, offer himself up as a sacrificial lamb to Christopher Pike.

He had to admit the bastard was attractive. At the banquet the prior night, he'd noticed Pike noticing him and he knew he'd flushed. Worse, by the smug eyebrow raised in his direction, Pike had seen the telltale reaction.

Pike had a reputation for being as brutal as he needed to be to get the job done, but not casually vicious. He was, however, vindictive as hell when one of his own was attacked, and Leonard had to reluctantly admire some of the creative forms of revenge that Pike had dished out. His combat prowess and his gift for strategy made him an invaluable asset to the Empire, so his safety, and that of those near to him, was as assured as anyone's ever could be.

Leonard certainly could do worse. In fact, he knew that almost everyone at this gathering would sell their mothers into slavery to be Pike's consort. He really should go willingly, if not exactly eagerly. But he wasn't ready to be bonded, and he didn't want to be anyone's consort - he'd always planned on taking his own consort when he couldn't avoid it any longer. He'd even harbored a foolish hope that maybe his could be a love match.

The reality was, though, that his wishes didn't matter. If Christopher Pike and Moira McCoy wanted this to happen, then it was damn well going to happen. Stupid to fight the inevitable. But... it wasn't in his nature to give in without a struggle, however futile. He didn't want this bonding, and he sure as hell wasn't going to be a perfect, obedient little pleasure-slave. Pike might as well learn that now.

So he gritted his teeth and folded his arms. "No."

Andrew's jaw dropped. "What do you mean, no? Moira ordered it!"

"Tough. I'm not going. And I'd like to see you try dragging me out of here right past my personal guards."

Yvette finally spoke up. "They're long gone. Pike bribed 'em."

God damn it. This was looking worse and worse for him. "Still not going with you."

Yvette shrugged. "Okay." The phaser whined, he felt a jolt of overwhelming pain shoot through every nerve ending in his body, and he unwillingly relinquished his hold on consciousness.

When he came to, he was naked on a strange bed, and a pair of steely gray-blue eyes was staring into his. He shook his head a bit to clear it.

"Welcome back, sleeping beauty," Pike said, his voice low and amused. "I'll give you five minutes to recover from the phaser stun blast, and then I'm coming for you."

Apparently Pike had some kind of warped sense of honor. Given the fact that they were both naked - and he tried not to notice Pike's lean, lithe, toned body - and the door to the room was obviously locked, probably guarded, it wasn't like he had any chance of escaping. But since Pike had some sort of odd scruples about raping an unconscious man, here they were.

Leonard struggled to his feet, and took his allotted five minutes to stretch his muscles, which had locked up from the stun blast. He took a few deep breaths, trying to lower his heart rate, which was sky-high with fear or anticipation or maybe both. Then he dropped into a crouch, staring straight into the eyes of his foe.

"Catch me if you can, you son of a bitch."

 
 
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ennui_blue_lite: Portal - companion cube stabennui_blue_lite on February 3rd, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
Hon, I love this fic! You have, of course, the best Len voice I've seen in this fandom, and you do some really interesting things with it here. I like mirrorverse McCoy is much like regular McCoy, but a little rougher and more beaten down.

I also love that Len knows he has no choice, and no chance of escape, but he still puts up a stuborn, smart mouthed, even when he's afraid. And even when he knows that what's waiting for him might not be that bad, and just how nasty is your mirrorverse that being a sexslave might not be that bad? And how much do I love you for it? And for everything else?

So, in conclusion, I think this is an amazing fic, and that you did a wonderful job with these short scenes. And now I'm going to go back to chat to work with you. :) <3
Sky: [custom] if i had threeskyblue_reverie on February 3rd, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
bb! You are always so good to me. I am incredibly indebted to you for all of your help & support on this one. And omg, how much have I missed chat-writing and chat-editing with you? A WHOLE LOT.

I love Len, I love mirrorverse, and I love writing them, but most of all I LOVE YOU. <333333

also: weighted companion cube eeeeeee!
snitches be crazy: st - pike/mccoyshighola on February 3rd, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
*flails*
Of course McCoy is gonna put up a fight even if there's no damn way he can win. Love it!!!
Sky: [star trek aos] pike mccoy blueskyblue_reverie on February 3rd, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
Thank youuuuuu! I do so love McCoy. But then I love Pike too. mmmmmm.... *wanders off to contemplate sexy sexy men*
ellie_pierson: Pike/McCoy fly with meellie_pierson on February 3rd, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
Oh I do so love this. I really love the "never give up" attitude that Len has. I would love to see more in this verse.
Sky: [star trek aos] bones nameskyblue_reverie on February 3rd, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Len is stubborn, that's for sure! I think he might've met his match in Chris, though. :D There will be more in this 'verse - it's fun!
fanarts_series: Bonesfanarts_series on February 3rd, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
I really, really, really love mirrorverse and i'm really hope that you're going to play in this universe again.
I love the end, even tiep up and very naked McCoy don't give up and it's freaking sexy.
Thanks to share.
Sky: [star trek aos] pike punch itskyblue_reverie on February 3rd, 2011 10:03 am (UTC)
Eee, thanks! I will definitely be playing in this universe again. I've got many story projects to work on, so I'm not sure exactly when, but I will be returning to the mirrorverse. Thank you so much for your comment!

I hope all's well with you & your family. I haven't read my f-list in weeks (*hides in shame*) I've been sending my thoughts your way. <3
Weeping Naiad: ST: Karl - McCoy Mirrorweepingnaiad on February 3rd, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, Leonard! Going down fighting even though you know the outcome.

Glad that there was attraction there before this happened and that Leonard hoped for love as well. Those two will be unstoppable together.

Which we'll get to see, right? At some point? *bats eyelashes*

*hugs*
WN
Sky: [star trek aos] karl eyeskyblue_reverie on February 3rd, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the fb! Yeah, there was definitely a spark. :) And it will eventually become a love match. Because that's just how I roll. :p Unstoppable is right, particularly once Jim gets thrown into the mix. Which you know he will at some point.

Yep, there will definitely be a sequel, although I'm making no promises as to when - life is pretty crazy right now!

*hugs back*

treksnoopy: OMG Brucetreksnoopy on February 3rd, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Prequel and a sequel!!! It's a happy day indeed.

Loved this. Leonard knows from the get-go that there's not a damn thing he can do about the situation, and he's not actually completely adverse to the idea, but his pride and spirit blasts through and he fights. You just can't blame Chris for wanting him.
Sky: [star trek aos] karl crotch grab!skyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
Thank youuuuu! The encouragement means a lot.

And I definitely can't blame Chris for wanting him. He's very very wantable. ;) 'Course, Chris is too!
imachar: Surfer!Pike2imachar on February 3rd, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Hmmm darlin' great set up - I can't read much MU, but I always trust you to get the tone just right...and this is perfect, happy to hear that there's more to come eventually....

....and he sure as hell wasn't going to be a perfect, obedient little pleasure-slave. and somehow I get the feeling that's going to suit Pike just fine...:)

Edited at 2011-02-03 07:23 pm (UTC)
Sky: [star trek aos] pike-bruceskyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! It means a lot that you trust me enough to read my MU fic. :)

somehow I get the feeling that's going to suit Pike just fine...

Ha, yes, I think an obedient little slave would bore him silly. He likes a challenge, does Chris. :)
vivid_moment: b&p; sidevivid_moment on February 3rd, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
I LOVE reading before fics, and this was just wow! OMG! You have the best Len on the block. I loved it completely, and it made me so happy to see something new from you. TYSM, hun *hugs* Foreva your fan!girl :D

Sky: [star trek aos] pike mccoy otpskyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Eeee, thank you! What a flattering thing to say about my Len!! I do love writing these two. Len especially - I love his crankiness and sarcasm. Not that I, uh, relate or anything. ;)

*hugs back* Oh, YOU. *blush*
wunnerwmn on February 3rd, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
For some reason it cracked me up that his grandmother pimped him out. I know MU's supposed to be all serious and stuff but...bwah! Poor bottom Len.

Unexpected = bad is verra true. Unless it leads to sex with Pike.

Love the last line.
Sky: [star trek aos] pike capt fine v01skyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
Hee hee, yes, grandma the pimp! :D Oh, I think there's room in the MU for humor. It can't ALL be torture and horror and evil machinations. Only, you know, 90%. :p

Unexpected = bad is verra true. Unless it leads to sex with Pike.

SO TRUE. Or sex with Len. Or sex with both. :DDDDDD

Thank youuuuuu! I always like to have a punchy last line so it is lovely to hear that that worked for you.

<333
sexycazzy: Bones in Captain's Chairsexycazzy on February 3rd, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
Awesome! :)) I liked Len's POV and that at the back of his mind that he knew that he would be safe with Pike but he wasn't going to give up without a fight! Just so like him, really!
Sky: [star trek aos] pike shadowedskyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Pike and Chris are both fighters, I think - they just have different styles. Len's is a lot of sound and fury, whereas Chris's is more strategic and focused. Chris's is perhaps slightly more effective. ;)
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Sky: [star trek aos] karl hand to foreheadskyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! It's a huge relief to hear that this enhances the original story, rather than detracting. Whenever you do a prequel or sequel, there's always the chance that you just won't quite get it right and then it kind of takes away from the story as a whole. Writing a series is a stressful business! :)
Charis: Urbancharisstoma on February 4th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
Loved the first one and this is a great lead in to it. Will you be writing more?
Sky: [star trek aos] karl sexyfaceskyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Thank you, on both counts! Yep, there will be more, although I make no promises as to how soon. :)
secretsolitairesecretsolitaire on February 4th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
Aw, McCoy! I love how stubborn he is. *squishes him*
Sky: [star trek aos] karl thumbskyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
Me tooooooooo. I am so ridiculously in love with McCoy. Thanks for the comment! <3
g_l_ashg_l_ash on February 4th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
Epic.
Sky: [star trek aos] karl eyeskyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Y thank you.
kelpietreekelpietree on February 4th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
haha. oh dear foiled by cousins. Len isn't going to be happy, Thanks for writing more of this one. im not usually into Mirror verse shenanigans, but i like this pairing more than my dislike.
Sky: [star trek aos] pike relievedskyblue_reverie on February 4th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks. I'm glad you're enjoying. I have a major torture squick, so there won't ever be any explicit torture in any of my mirrorverse stories, if that helps.