Nov. 17th, 2011

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Title: All Of This Is Temporary (Walls Come Down)
Author: [ profile] sternel
Artist: [ profile] squarededdie
Mixer: [ profile] nexian
Series: ST XI
Character/Pairing(s): Spock/Uhura
Rating: PG
Word Count: 23,000
Warnings: politics, terrorism, off-screen deaths
Summary: It was supposed to be a diplomatic mission in the hands of Ambassador Sarek: convince Coridan it would be best served by joining the Federation, and go home. But somebody put a match to the tinderbox, and now Uhura was starting to wonder if Kirk’s infamous luck would get them out of this alive. Would trust be enough to save an away team – and an entire planet?

Link to Masterpost: Livejournal
Link to Fic: AO3
Link to Art: livejournal
Link to Mix: Livejournal - coming soon!

This entire story, complete with references to the TOS episode Journey to Babel, the ENT episode Shadows of P’Jem, and peppered with all sorts of tidbits and shoutouts to canon and novels as it amused me, came about entirely because of a song by Vienna Teng, “St. Stephen’s Cross”, which she describes as an attempt to show exactly what it might feel like to be the ordinary person standing in the middle of a extraordinary moment. I love the song and listen to it often, and one day an image popped into my head and wouldn’t go away. (It’s towards the end. You’ll know it when you get there.) Everything else here is just my attempt to tell the story of how we got to that moment.

Should I ever get around to finishing it, there might be more in this universe someday, because once they start talking in the back of your brain they never shut up.

Massive thank-yous to [ profile] seanchaidh, [ profile] athena4lynn, and Kitsa for beta-ing, handholding, and cheerleading, and a hip hip hurrah for my spectacular artist and mixer. These are all wonderful and talented folks and I’m very lucky to have them all around. Additional shoutout to Joey Ryan, who unknowingly provided me with the title thanks to his own song of the same name. And thank you, dear Reader, for your time. I hope you enjoy.

All Of This Is Temporary (Walls Come Down) - Part I )

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