Tangled Destinies (Series)

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Spock convinces his father to move to Earth after refusing to bond with T’Pring. The consequences of this change the dynamics of his family and sets him on the path that will lead him directly to James Kirk.

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01. Genesis (22, 600 words)
Spock convinces his father that his mother’s happiness is the most important consideration and the family moves to Earth where they meet Captain Christopher Pike and his adopted son, James Tiberius Kirk.
Also available in RussianЗарождение

02. Taken (20,600 words)
Jim and Spock attend a physics conference at the Vulcan Embassy, Jim’s grandmother tries to get him to agree to an arranged marriage, and the boys develop a mutual dislike for the mall.
Also available in RussianЗанят

03. Chaos (18,700 words)
Spock and Jim meld for the first time, Jim gets unwelcome news from Betazed, and Captain Pike reaches a difficult decision.
Also available in Russian: Хаос

04. Eternal (5,100 words)
Spock and Jim take Amanda out for the day to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Also available in Russian: Вечное

05. Affinity (20,200 words)

The House of Surak and the First House of Betazed gather for the bonding of Jim and Spock.
Also available in RussianРодство душ

06. Envy (19,900 words)
Spock and Jim adjust to their new bond while adults in their lives shift around them in response to the change in their relationship.
Also available in RussianЗависть

07. Justice (9,500 words)
Jim must testify in Federation Court in the trial of Delis Brise.
Also available in Russian: Справедливость

08. Havoc (9,700 words)
A traumatic and life-altering event changes everything for Spock’s family.

09. Forsaken (27,386 words)
Sarek takes his family back to Vulcan for the formal adoption of T’Mara.

10. Covet (14, 168 words)
Jim faces his past and someone he thought he’d already lost.



The Cast


Spock & James T. Kirk
Actors: Zachary Quinto & Chris Pine

Dr. Amanda Grayson
Actress: Winona Ryder

Ambassador Sarek
Actor: Ben Cross

Christopher Pike
Actor: Bruce Greenwood

Dr. Leonard McCoy
Actor: Karl Urban

Actor: Clive Owen

Actor: Ioan Gruffud

Actor: Zac Efron

Actress: Danielle Panabaker

Ambassador Alexa Deloia
Actress: Marina Sirtis

Ravan Deloia
Actor: Edward Norton

Ambassador T’Pol
Actress: Jolene Blalock

Dr. Noah Burke
Actor: Mark Valley


Author Notes

In this AU Alexia Deloia is the great-grandmother of Deanna Troi– to further that idea I cast Marina Sirtis for Alexa. There will be Vulcan characters added to this page in the future and since I’m by no means an artist I will cast actors to play the parts and you will have to imagine them with you know pointy ears and slanted eyebrows. I’m confident that your imaginations are up to the task. 🙂 Special thanks to TurelieTelcontar for my Vulcan character pictures. AWESOME!


    *runs off to read*

  2. The next story comes out the day after my birthday! Oh I’m so excited! This is wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Oh, lookee. I stopped using exclamations…maybe I should put them back? A story from you deserves them. Hmmm.

  3. you are my queen and I shall pay you homage as is your due…

    • We are all bowing and scraping to Kiera’s greatness, and I have no doubt that it will continue to happen if she keeps supplying us with these works of art. *grins*

      • Maybe we should just elect her Queen of Everything.

        • Yes! Yes! This one! I vote for this one. Kiera should definitely be Queen of Everything.

        • Got my vote. Hey, you think if we tithe to her she can stop whatever she does when she’s not writing and write full time instead?

          • I would go for that. I have said repeatedly that she should be paid for providing us with such yummy noms on a monthly basis. When I first started reading her stuff, it was entirely her fault I got interested in the Stargate: Atlantis fandom to begin with. Now that she’s done the same thing again with the Star Trek 2009 fandom. If you pick another fandom to write in, Keira, I might as well give up any hope I have for a social life.

          • come on, social lives are so overrated, physically at least- if we all get sucked into homage to Keira! 24/7, the social life of her little court would suffice, no?

          • I do give STELLAR parties.

  4. All I can say is that I giggle like a school girl when I see you have updated a series or created a new story. Yippee!!

  5. Keira, love you honey….. best SF cast forever.

  6. We have to wait until MAY for an update? I really, really, really, need to give in and just add myself to the email subscription to your site, so that I’m not checking multiple times a day for an update to any of your series. But, that’s not happening tonight…

    And apparently I need to read the author’s notes/story information in the future so that I actually notice that the answer to my question is right in front of my face. 😛

    Thanks again for your wonderful fics!
    (If only reading them counted as homework…)

    • Oh, and nice use of other ST actresses in your casting, it makes my geeky heart glow with the warm and fuzzies.

  7. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!

  8. Dear lady Keira,

    Yours is a mckay brain ! Is there no limits to your imagination ?I am truly awed … And this story is so endearing. Thank you, thank you, thank you !

  9. This is a very interesting au and well written. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

  10. I just sent this to my Kindle to read. Amazing you have given us this great gift in additional to all your other stories.

    Still can’t wait for next Sentinels chapter. It is still my favorite.

    Was sick yesterday and reread “What Might Have Been”. It is such a lovely AU, and kept me marvelously distracted.

    Thanks again for sharing so much,

  11. this was wicked i loved it

  12. *I will cast actors to play the parts and you will have to imagine them with you know pointy ears and slanted eyebrows.*

    I know that it’s stupid because it’s not the same universe but i can’t help but try to imagine Rodney or John with pointy ears and slanted eyebrows, even Teyla and in my head they’re gorgeous, silly me lol !

    • *squees long and hard over the thought of a SGA/ST fusion*

    • chibigirlflower

      well it obviously is not difficult to imagine John with pointy ears ^____~

      Teyla would be a good Vulcan lady, she’s all strong and calm and has some psychic abilities

      Rodney more likely has the temper of the Romulans, only he is really sweet and a genious instead of just nasty

      • it’s a true that the ears of John are pointy, perhaps he has Vulcan and ancient blood 😉

        Yeah for Teyla, Ronon can be a klingon and Rodney can be a Romulan. Shake the federation our team is in the place lol !

        • yeah, an ST story that includes the SGA 1 team would be cool, just not as a crossover – those two ‘verses would really mesh badly but i can totally see those four as pretty cool alien and/or part alien joining starfleet

  13. Hmm, have finished the whole thing now. I can’t say I’m happy – here I was, going all squidgy for the boys because they finally ‘kissed’ and eagerly anticipating the next chapter, then I discovered that it would be nearly a full MONTH before it would be posted 🙁

    I’m still waiting, if you can see your way to posting the next chapter sooner then please feel free! (Although not if it means we have to wait longer for a different fic).

    Alania x

  14. Out of curiosity do you see Jennifer Morrison as Winona Kirk? She was the only character that didn’t look right to me in the movie. And for your story perspective I see someone more shallow and bitter but I have no idea who it would be.

  15. Are you going to have the older Spock in here?

  16. I just finished reading the story. I absolutely loved it. Kirk and Spock as teenagers are so adorable. I agree with the other everyone else who said that Amanda is totally awesome and I also like that Sarek and Pike have a “bromance”.

    The ending of the story was just perfect. I can’t wait for more.

    I hope you don’t mind my asking. Do you now where I could go to get more Star Trek recs. I have been to your website (I loved Coming Home by Amanda Warrington)but I’m having trouble finding other stories. My ggoogle skills are failing me for some reason. Thanks

  17. Keira, check your email when you can, you have a little surprise for the future chapters.

  18. My goodness! Again with the pretty!

    Taval and Jaret are completely yummy.

    And damn, I can just see Ravan and Alexia going all snarky slinky outrageous.

    Noah Burke? Am I having a Senior Moment?

  19. Keira, honey check you mail, new art for the fic and tell me if you received the little arts bans.


  20. Keira My Darling, Light of My Life,
    I have but one request… Tribbles. Please tell me there will be tribbles. I love tribbles. I love Spock and McCoy just talking about tribbles. I love Kirk buried in Tribbles. If you haven’t seen the episode in the original series with them you’ve got to check it out. Its too cute. You get to see Spock pet a small, furry creature that purrs. How awesome is that?

    • I love tribbles. I mean REALLY.

      I have a plushy one. (blush)

      It purrs and everything. I’d be ashamed but my husband bought it for me.

      • There is absolutely no shame in the love of tribbles. I have a plushy like that too. Its brown. My fiance got me one after i made him watch the tribble episode with me for like the fifth time. LOL. I have to keep it on a shelf so my dog cant get to it. Its the one toy he can’t have.

        • I almost feel embarrassed (but not quite) to say that I’m considering making a knitted tribble. I was searching thru my yarn stash and found a small amount that seemed about the right color and texture, which just called out for tribble creation… My family mostly understands. LOL

      • i too confess to owning purring tribble lives on my shelf
        this should not be shameful,we love star trek so we love tribbles
        tribble lovers unite,no shame in ownership!!!!!

  21. oh my God! I love star trek and I love your fic, it is a couple made in the heaven. this put me in a frenesi of k/s and then I found this: Atlas by Angel Baby1 in Fanfiction.net.
    Not as good like you, but really awesome.

  22. You really want your smart little american ass to be spanked honey, because a smart little vicous tease like you deserved that a lot, i saw the news additions for the cast… Hummm Mark Valley, Edward Norton and Ioan Gruffudd, the man of the fantastic four, love really, really, they’re so men, and men candy, i love men candy.

    • I actually enjoy getting my smart little American ass spanked (looks around primly).

      • ROFL

        I’m standing in one of those airport kiosks and everyone is staring, no doubt wondering why I’m giggling like a mad thing.


        How sad is it that I have separation anxiety from my computer? *moans* And my broadband. My elderly father, bless his heart, flatly refuses to have broadband, because he thinks it’s ‘dangerous’. *eyeroll* I’ll have to find myself a broadband connection somewhere, because the thought of spending a week with only dial up makes me twitch.

        *waves my pom poms for ya*

        • Evidence that not even world travel can keep Chris from the gay porn.

          • *gives you my very best sweet lil ole lady smile*

            Hey, gay smut is like my nicotine. Instead of huddling outside desperately sucking down my last cigarette before more than 20 hours in transit, I’m getting my last hit of keira!smut..

            And keira!smut is the very *best* gay smut, filthy and delicious! I needed my fix! Oh, for the days when we’ll be able to have continuous and uninterrupted access the Net, even while in flight. Or, ya know, a Kindle full of my favourites.

          • *And keira!smut is the very *best* gay smut, filthy and delicious! I needed my fix!*

            i know what you mean, i beg her on my knees and i suppose that she love that this evil domme, she say to love to be spanked but i’m sure that she give the spanking, keira are you switch honey, dirty naughty smart one ?

  23. I have to say, since the last week i make some try putting ears and pointed eyebrows at some pics, the husband look at and say “i don’t want to know” but stay behind me for know where i go. Naughty and curious beloved.

  24. You are going to post Envy the day before my birthday.

    Free to make a porn fic for my birthday btw lol !!!

  25. hummmm what not try a Criminal minds or a CSI …. rhooo pretty pairing in those shows.
    Keira, i feel like a spoiled girl thinking about this.

  26. This series is one of a kind with a brillant plot and great use of the original characters with fantastic new ones added in. I am having such fun reading this series and I thank you so much for providing it for all of us!

  27. Question, given that Spock is the elder by 6 months but that he is only beginning his puberty while Jim, also 16, is nearly done with his:

    What is their relative height? Are we seeing a 16-year-old Kirk looking very like he did in the movie going into the Academy, and a 16-year-old Spock looking very like he did when he beat the snot out of his tormenting classmates? Or are they roughly the same height, Vulcans doing preparatory growth spurts before they actually hit puberty?

    My twisty li’l visual brain wants to know …

    • I picture them both as slightly younger than what we saw of them as adults in the movie. Otherwise it would be gross for me– Spock was a small kid (I’d think 10 or 11) when he beat up those kids in school and then maybe 18 when he told the VSA to “live long and prosper” — at least in my mind. I think he had a big growth spurt heigh wise before they left Vulcan.

  28. Kiera, I swore I wasn’t going to read any reboot fic. I swore it. I’m too much of a purist, and while there were certainly Star Trek in elements in there, well; part of Star Trek’s (not reboot) coolness (for me) was how the system was still the system, and they didn’t beat it, they rose in it. And it just didn’t feel right to me without that element.

    But. Then you wrote Tangled Destinies, and I had no f-ing choice. Seriously, I resisted so, so hard, for a while. But then it had been almost a month without new Kiera fic, and I needed my fix, and the only thing there was TD… so I gave in. And against all laws of the Universe, and all my personal scruples, I like it.

    Apparently you are incapable of writing things I don’t like. Please keep writing.

  29. Question: Will Kirk be encountering Kodos? From what Ive read Im assuming Kirk was never on Tarsus. It was such an interesting episode in the original series that I can’t help but ask. The second part of your series was all kinds of awesome.
    Still hoping for tribbles.

  30. I am loving this series so incredibly much! And I also really enjoy having the character pictures to visualize with the reading. It makes for such a great interactive experience.

    This lead me to a question, who do you picture as T’Pring? I just cannot picture her in my head.

    • That’s a very good question. I’ll have to think about it because i just can’t picture anyone in particular.

      • late to the party asks: why not the original?

        Seriously, Jim’s description of her looks is just perfect for the TOS T’Pring.
        “I can’t say that the insane thing isn’t kind of working for you—because you’re not bad looking in a cold, cruel kind of way.”

        • okay this may be strange but Lindsy Lohane looks alot like her. More so when you see her in pics with Black or dark brown hair.

          Me I’m more worried about who’s gona be Joanna. I right now would like to state fermly that I’s stating the campaine for Eliza Dushku. I’ll support this with lots of child actting photos if need be.
          As you can tell I’m a big fan of Joanna McCoy.

          • Isn’t Joanna McCoy a small kid at this point in canon?

          • Well When mcoy went to SF she was 6 say four years to get out of the academy plus what two years out? Or has he been in SF longer in this story? So I’ll say Joanna’s twelve?
            Eliza’s been in the spotlight since she was two or three. Well she did baby modeling so I can get pics at any age.

            now that big debate that they never solved is It Joanna or the more popular in the south JoAnna?

            Dose this mean I have to find you cute little JoAnna pics to inspier the masive glumping she will ply Jim and McCoy with? I wounder how long Spock would put up with Glumping. She can show the offical movie of Georgia all five hours of Gone with the Wind.

  31. i have to confess to keira addiction too!!!
    check in every time i,m online to see if anything new appearred.
    then again keira addiction so wonderful for the libido and looking at the pretty men not a hardship,think i will keep my addiction quiet and not seek a cure.

  32. Ass hat, bromance and other words I just fell over hearing the this story is great…please keep it going…

  33. Just found the series late last night and stay up to finish. Love the interaction between Spock and Amanda, the whole family dynamic is inspiring.

  34. That is an awesome series. I love Spock and Kirk, they were brilliantly done. And I love the slow pace of their relationship, it’s so cute and sweet. And Kirk as 1/4 Betazoid is freaken awesome!!! I am totally jumping up and down in excitement. The next installment is in JUNE?!! lol i am a very impatient being, but since this is a great story, I can’t rush great art. 🙂 But it is killing me…the wait is really torture. But I guess it makes it more awesome when it is finally posted. Love it and can’t wait to read it.

    btw. did I already say how much I love how you portrayed these characters? if not, well….FREAKEN AWESOME… (chears throat) excuse the caps…but I did not know how to express my emotion in another way that showed how much I totally adore Spock and his family and how much I want to kiss Chris Pike for taking Jim in. 🙂 I am totally in love with this story…it’s ridiculous how much/ 🙂

    I can’t wait for the next part! …. hint hint “update early” (whispering pleadingly) lol alright…I’ll leave the brilliant writer to their work.

    Ja ne

  35. I have to agree with Chris King here, gay smut is my secret pleasure as well. Not so secret from the boyfriend, but when we have visitors staying with us, I find myself sneaking to the computer at midnight … I wonder whether I should seek help … maybe a support group 🙂

    I think I read all of the reboot Kirk/Spock stories out there in the last few weeks. Are you going to have Uhura in the story?
    I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the other pictured characters. I find myself especially intrigued by Stonn and T’Sar.

    On another note, please don’t rush yourself bringing out updates for all your stories. I seem to remember your health was an issue not 6 months ago and I’d rather not see you back there. Only fairweather fans will be bothered. The rest of us values you too much to get upset about a delay in updates 🙂

    • T’Sar is Spock’s cousin :-).

      You guys will get the next part in Tangled Destinies very soon actually.

      • My squee achieved frequencies most commonly associated with dog whistles. Or, ya know, bunnies singing arias like Mimi in La Boheme.

        My whippet nearly had a heart attack, bolting out of her crate and skittering around on the hardwood floor, wild eyed and prancing. I suspect she thought there was a bunny squealing out its death throes or something.

        *doing the geriatric fangirl chairdance of glee*

  36. I don’t know if the comment about fairweather fans is a directed at me or not, but I am slightly miffed about it non the less. I admit I’m new to your work but I enjoyed it alot, enough to be very excited about it. I’m sorry if it sounded insenitive. I did not know about the history of the author…and if my enthusiams sounded harsh and demanding… I apologize. I do respect a person’s work and understand that I may not know things that have happened before I visited a certain place. So excuse my excited clamor, it was done in ignorance.

    I did enjoy your work and am continuing to read others that you work previously. Thanks for sharing your work to us readers.

    Ja ne

    • I’m entirely certain it wasn’t directed at you at all BUT at a few readers that I’ve had in the past who have emailed me privately AND commented on the site to bitch at me about devoting my writing time to something they didn’t want to read instead of their favorite series. I actually get more than my fair share of abuse for writing BDSM (the Ties That Bind series) and had one reader send me a six page email detailing how fucked up, wrong, stupid, and generally horrible I was for writing it when I should be devoting time to my other series work that wasn’t perverted and abusive in her mind.

      • i wish there was a way i could make a time machine and go back and slap the above moron who sent you six pages of stupid!!!!
        pay no attention to the stupid people,they dont appreciate your wonderful imagination and talent,wish they would just shut up and leave this site to those of us who do love your work
        send me her address and i will give her six pages of ‘if you cant say anything nice,don,t say anything at all’ the motto i try to live by.
        hope this helps

        • The real kicker? I’ve received more than one email that was 5 or 6 pages (printed) of PURE STUPID.

          It’s stunning really the things people feel that they can unload on a stranger.

          • Just my two cents worth, but I really cannot understand why people are so determined to try and tell other people what they should think. I have occasionally sent critical feedback, but never about the genre the writer has chosen to work in. If you don’t like the genre, just close the page and go onto something else.

            Keira, I love your work. Reading that type of (cannot come up with a word to describe it–maybe insensitive, dogmatic, bigoted, stupid, selfish, ignorant) feedback is probably like looking at an accident, it is hard to keep your eyes on the road, but try not to let it bother you.

            Keep the faith,
            Power to the people,

          • Now Keira you know they get to go to the very select VIP room in Hell where they get to here us sing your praises and eat chocolate and drink moca lates with tripple shots of espresso and chocolate. Oh and lets not forget fun hour where we uses these letters as ways to mesure the IQ score they may or may not get.

    • My word, my comment was not at all directed in your direction, in fact I am fairly certain I had started my comment before yours was approved and since I did not refresh the screen before I was done, I really had not seen it.

      There was a phase when people got increasingly demanding in their comments and messages (not sure it has abated actually judging by Keira’s reply). Sometimes the comments in the other sections get all intense and I just remember that there were some serious on-going health issues not so long ago and it frustrates me, because the comments are not made by new readers and I worry it puts undue pressure on Keira. I mean you can check obsessively for updates, you can read everything a million times, but is it necessary to ask her daily wtf (where not what) the updates for certain stories are?

      Anyway, please don’t think I meant to criticise you in any shape or form. Excitement about Keira’s work is in fact encouraged 🙂

      • Well…I feel sheepish for overreacting. Sorry. 🙂 Thanks for clarifying for me as well. another thanks to Keira as well.

        Love the latest post. It was worth the wait. 🙂

  37. Words cannot express how much I love this series. Your talents as a writer and a story teller are… amazing, beyond comprehension and I await the next installment with baited breath.

  38. I just finished reading what you have up of the series so far and I must say that it absolutely lovely! I just love “They Meet Before Canon Says They Do” AUs for this fandom and yours is just perfect so far and I can only see it getting better! You have wonderful characterization skills, keeping them the characters we know and love but still changing them appropriately for the events you change, making them better and stronger but never making them unrecognizable. It’s just gorgeous.

    Can’t wait for the next part.

    Also, I almost die laughing every time you make Sarak say bromance! Keep it up please! 😀

  39. TurelieTelcontar

    I haven’t commented yet, although I really really love your stories. I reread them frequently. But I thought perhaps you’d like your Vulcans with proper Vulcan eyebrows, and played around a bit. Here’s the results:

  40. *flails*

    That’s awesome!

  41. I just found your stories, and I spent most of three days reading everything on it. I’ve been riveted. Your descriptions are excellent, the characterizations couldn’t be better, and the plots are fresh and fun. The sex is *blistering.* These are wonderfully sophisticated stories. I have you marked in my favorites. Thank you.

  42. Aside from the brillance of your stories within this series, I just really want to compliment your writing style. Your plot is excellent, but you use dialogue very well and balance it out so nicely within the framework of the story itself. It is never hard to imagine what is going on, but you don’t have to cover us with imagery to pull it off. The insight your characters give us and their conversations just make this come to life.

  43. I love you. It is astounding how deeply perfectly gorgeous this is, how every time I reread it or read a new chapter, I writhe with joy. I want to destroy Frank- I want to rend him apart and toss him in a volcano bit by bit and there is nothing left but ashes, and laugh while doing it. I want to shove all of the pain he inflicted on Sam and Jim and a dozen others into Winona’s head and make her understand just what she’s done by abandoning her sons- I want Sam to be alive, he has to be alive- where is Sam? Him dying is not ok- he has to be alive to see the Betazed bonding/marriage- has to show up and heal some of the damage his leaving inflicted. Perhaps he was taken by slavers? (Hint?)

    You are a goddess incarnate. You are (snorfle) “made of win”

  44. I’ve been reading your stories for quite a while. I love them.

    The last installment of this series – well, there was one part that I didn’t understand. I know that there are lot of stupid and prejudiced pigheaded jerks out there. But I really don’t understand Winona’s actions in this part.

    What twisted her so badly? Even if she hates her younger son for taking away her husband (both of them actually), why would she announce her other son’s death to him like that? And if she’s truly that psycho, how the HELL has Starfleet not noticed? And why is she even pretending to care about Jim anyway?

    Also, I loved the way you worked Tarsus IV into the story. Kudos!

    • She’s broken–completely and totally broken emotionally. Finding out that George had been bonded with Pike before he married her ruined what she had left of the man she married and because Jim is the one that told her whatever was left of her affection for him was obliterated.

      For the record though, people really don’t need a reason to be hateful, mean and evil.

  45. Hi

    I’ve been reading your story, maybe you like to see a bit of fanart I made for you, and another author who inspired my to draw Pike and Kirk.
    With sincere admiration



    • it comes back with an ‘Access is closed’ message on the link.
      Am I doing something wrong? 🙁

  46. I have now officially read every single story of yours four times. I love your writing, and can’t even say which is my favorite, though I do love the frequent updates on Tangled destinies. Its an amazing story-love the smart/kind/assertive Kirk you have. Amanda really is badass! I can’t wait for your next update-on any of the stories.

  47. I love Tangled Destinies so far. I’m curious about whether or not you’ll be writing about them at Starfleet or if Nero will be in the story at all.

  48. I was wondering if there is an actor you have in mind for Devone? I know who I picture, but I’m really interested to know your vision of him.

  49. I just wanted to say how much I’ve been loving this fic. I’ve re-read it five times now and adore it. I check every day just in case you update early. This fic is so awesome. I now have a psychic!kirk! kink that I can’t satisfy – all because of you. I love their relationship and the OC’s and how hilarious it all is. I love the extra insight into all the parents and and and and… I need to stop or I’ll start quoting you to you, which would have me up even later (it’s 2am and I’ve just completed re-read number five). I shall now go to bed and hopefully have lovely dreams. Thank you!

  50. Just finished re-reading this series and was wondering if you were going to post a picture of Admril Archer since he seems to be a little more prominent in the last chapter?

    Here’s a link to a pic of him in uniform….maybe fanarts can do something with it to make it “feel” like the other images you have posted. 🙂


    Thanks for all you hard work!

  51. Tim Ryan-Pepper

    I am new to your work as well as the genre. What I noticed was simply this: As I read, I was so drawn into the story and the relationship that the gender of the characters became secondary. Congratulations on a beautifully written piece.

  52. Just a story I thought you would find fun. It is in that scary category of gen/het. 😉
    It still is a lovely read.

    “One Universe Over”

  53. *sighing happily*

    I just read this again.

    You rock my world. Really.

  54. Just wanted to let you know how much I loved reading this series and will be keeping an eye out for future installments. Having the chance to read great writing brightens my day tremendously, thank you for sharing 🙂

  55. Is it wrong of me to wish Frank into the Chronicles of Riddick prison to be a chew toy of the demon dogs?

    • Diva0789(Michelle)

      HA! If youre going to hell for that, hunny, ill be right there beside you!

      save me a seat!!!!!LOL.

  56. HAH! I’m actually starting to use these pictures in my mind as I read your stories! (That never happens to me. I’m thrilled!)

  57. Who is Devone having an inappropriate affair with? What would a Betaziod consider inappropriate?

  58. I have a question, but I am not sure if you answered it somewhere already. Who is T’Char’s (T’Pol’s daughter as you mentioned in Gensis) namesake? I have a feeling it may be Commander Tucker from Star Trek: Enterprise, but I’m not sure. It’s not a pressing question, but if you could please clarify?

    P.S. Can’t wait for the next installment!

  59. Wow!
    This series is amazing!! I really enjoy ready long stories especially when they are so well written! This really makes my day ^_^. You have shown me an incredible way to narrate your own little universe within ST. Fabulous!!
    Is there by any chance a way that I could get this as an ebook version somewhere to take with me around and re-read this series all over again?! Because I’ve got to tell you that I love it!!
    I’m looking forward to the next installment ^_^

    • Making ebooks is on my agenda for this series. I’m just not sure if I want to do ONE ebook or individual ebooks. 😉

      • You might find this site interesting https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/signin
        It is where you can self publish on Kindle–Would love to see Kindle editions of your series.

        Love your work and can’t wait for next update.

        Take care,

        • I have the software to make .prc files which is the Kindle friendly format for ebooks outside of Amazon (since fan fic can’t be sold for profit).

          • Please, just don’t waste your extremely valuable time learning technical stuff when you could be feeding us our stories. (I know you probably think they are your stories, but you made me start reading WIP’s. I hate WIP’s so I decided you were sharing them which makes them ours–possessive aren’t I)

            Have a wonderful week,

  60. Thanks for this story! I love it so far and can’t waif until the next update!

  61. September 28 is my b-day! I can’t think of a better birthday present that the final installment of this amazing series.

  62. littleredridinghood

    I’ve been reading the 6 parts of tangled destinies series the past two days
    and overwhelmed by it’s awsomeness.
    I love long stories but several I’ve read sometimes lost its consistency somewhere along the way, I found your stories is very well paced and consistent and it amaze me how you could write fic this huge and could stop yourself from rushing things

    I very much adore you, and your writing
    (which actually mean: OMG I LOVE YOU!! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! please please please do write more)

    P.S: will tangled destinies series conclude in the 7th part, or are you planning to write more?
    I hope even when this series is conclude you’ll be writing more ST fanfic

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful writing <3

    • littleredridinghood

      just notice your reply to hilsongirl above
      OMG! I’m so happy that the 7th part isn’t the last installment
      and academy fic?! you spoiled me
      I HEART academy fic with passion..
      now I know there’s still a long way to go until the series reach it conclusion
      I’ll be a good girl and enjoy the ride (translation: re-reading the other 6 parts like mad while waiting not-so-patiently for your updates)

  63. Keira, question for you. Do you have someone in mind for T’Pau? Cause she’s been in the last two so heavily, it makes me wonder. Especially since I keep picturing Jolene, who you have cast as T’Pol.

  64. Wow this series just keeps getting better! I’m praying that we will see the next part before the new year, but we will all wait as long as necessary. Thank you for your amazing work.

  65. I must say you are the most amazing writer ever. You’ve done something that I thought no one could ever do. You made me like Star Trek. Your version of it anyway. I’ve seen a lot of it around my family but never got into it. That’s changed now, thanks to you.

  66. I must of missed the part about T’pol having a daughter, sigh i guess ill just have to go back and reread the whole series …again=) I liked how you named her daughter after Tucker. I relly liked that. Just found out he lived in cannon in the books( became a vulcun/romulan spy, seriously can’t make this stuff up) so im hoping we might get to see him sometime. Thank you for endless hours of entertainment.

  67. Just plowed through all the posted parts for this fic in a single sitting. What a rush! Am glad that this AU– which is one of the best I’ve seen around in the fandom won’t be over so soon. Saw your posting about your injuries– I hope they’re somewhat better? More calcium, Vitamin A, C and D will help those broken bones heal faster. Get well soon! Meanwhile I’ll save the 6 parts already up and reread and reread till the phone gives out as well as indulge in the 2 ebooks you have up. My great fortune that you write in fandoms I like. 😀

  68. Here’s my sad story about dogs- I love them so I went home with a friend the other day to meet his. No this is not a skeevy story- we were with a couple other friends and he’s gay- but anyway: I must have been there five minutes? I was wearing jeans so it’s not like the dogs got my skin when they were all over us licking and all. But I came home with hives all over my legs. I’m so allergic to them 🙁

    Anyway, that was supposed to be my commiseration. Sorry you’re suffering! But hey, hope to see you back in 2011.

    By then, hopefully my father and I will have jobs, so that I can read your fics happily and without the stress of worrying about whether my parents will lose their house or I will have to depend on them to help me with student loans, etc. That tends to affect my fic-reading joy

  69. I offer you my first-born in hopes that you post more!

  70. I love your work, but wasn’t into the Star Trek fandom, so I didn’t get around to reading this one for a couple of months, but it’s fantastic! I’m glad I read it anyway (and have reread it a couple of times now). Thanks for sharing!

  71. please up date soon! I’ve been waiting months for this!

  72. i read through your entire series in one day and have been waiting for the next story with baited breathe! this is by far my favorite Star Trek series!

  73. Your series is positively addictive. I think you’ve done a wonderful job making the AU decidedly your own and expanding it!

    Thanks for sharing!

  74. so I’m confused and grasping at straws, you got broken and now you’ve started writing again…. but are the dates here the most likely or have these all been put off too. the wip has no possible date for updates for tangled destiny and I really really have been trying not to bother you but aaaarrrrrrggggg I’m being obsessive and not studying and help please!!

    • I updated my WIP page last week or so. I think that SoA will see an update before TD but I’m working on the next part already for this series. It’s twisty on the writing front and I have a lot of emotional content to pack into it because I want a lot of it to be from Sarek’s point of view.

  75. i’ve been checking for updates daily since Jan 1st 😛

  76. *gentle nudge* how’s the next part looking ?. i know you said January, and we’re getting close to the end of the month. i just finished TD again and thought it ask

  77. In the interest of not being a nag, since that’s rude, I’ll just say I hope RL is awesome, but gives you inspiration/time to write more of this wonderfulness…I’ve recently been re-reading all my favorite ST:XI fics for fun after meeting Anton Yelchin made my inner Trekkie squee and freak out (thankfully I was able to keep the crazy fangirlish behavior INSIDE) and I’ve already re-read TD three times and wait anxiously (and only somewhat patiently) for an update so…yeah…I’ll shut up now…

  78. Sbfhvghfgu!!!!!!!!! This story has changed my life in so many amazing ways! Pretty please have to next part(s) up soon?? Will hand you my first born child when you do…or a cookie. 🙂

  79. Your Kirk and Spock are so utterly themselves (age difference notwithstanding) that it goes without saying that I adore them both separately and together. Your original characters (and the characters we don’t really have enough information on to be definitive like Sarek and Amanda), however, rock my world. So awesome. Particularly the mixed species hen party you have going. So, so totally fantabulous. Sarek and all the venerable old Vulcans too, though. Seriously. And Stonn! ::grins::

    As glad as I would be to get more of your Kirk and Spock, I honestly mostly want them as a medium through which I can interact with all the other people populating your ‘verse. I hope you continue as planned.

  80. I don’t suppose there’s an estimate on when the next installment of tangled destinies is going to be updated? I have reread the stories many times and oh so looking forward to the next! I am completely besotted with these characters.

  81. Hi Keira,
    I’ve just re-read the whole story again – thanks for writing it! I have a little question…is Amanda’s mother alive or dead? At one point (Eternal) Amanda implies her parents have passed but then Sarek says her mother re-married and had no contact with them afterwards. Will we get to meet Spock’s human relations at all?
    Hugs, Hxx

    • Her father is dead. Her mother might as well be since they haven’t spoken in so long. I didn’t mean to imply that they were both dead but sometimes when you write as much as I do — the details between stories can get blurred when you’re actually writing.

  82. Heather Valwind

    I love this series and I can’t wait to read the next install. You are a great writer.

  83. I adore this series and can’t wait for the next part. I really hope you can get unstuck on it soon cause I wanna know what happens next…i read the snippet you posted a while back and I’m really curious.

  84. I am absolutely in love with this story. There aren’t many long fic that I’d read multiple times. This is one of those.

    I understand that you’re stuck. Can I at least ask if you’re still working on it? It hasn’t been abandoned I hope…

  85. This was amazing. It took me days to through the whole thing, but I’m enthralled. Your characterization is exciting and refreshing, while still making enough sense that it’s not unthinkable for the group to act the way they do. I especially loved how each OC was so well defined that it didn’t take much effort to feel like I knew them just as well as the real characters.

    I really hope you continue this as I’m excited to see what’s going to happen next. Each chapter kept me on my toes, and I read enough that things like that rarely happen. Loved it!

  86. I’m so glad you’re working on this series again and that (I assume) your real life has settled down from mother natures temper-tantrum. This is actually now my absolute favorite fic in the whole trek fandom in all it’s series!! You are wonderful and don’t let anyone tell you different!

  87. p.s. I have an archive I think you should post this wonderful piece in, http://www.ksarchive.com/index.php
    the Kirk/spock archives are a treasure trove for the pairing and take ALL variations on the theme.

  88. Keira, I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying this story. I resisted watching the reboot movie out of loyalty to the original series, but when i finally succumbed, I enjoyed it greatly. Your story has taken that enjoyment to a whole new level. I just love the snarkiness of your characters (not only in this story, of course), and the relationships are wonderful.

    You know you’ve been reading too much KeiraMarcos when you see this shirt – http://tinyurl.com/3cxxdx2 – and this story is the first thing that hits your mind. ::giggle::

  89. I have read this so many times now and even had to convert it so I could keep it on my Kindle so that it goes everywhere with me. I really love the interaction between all of the characters and I can hardly wait to see what “Havoc” will contain!

  90. ARGH!!! You are the one that got me soooo hooked on Kirk/Spock. I’m pretty much surfing the web for more stories with this paring between rereading this story and waiting for it to be updated. Awesome story btw.

  91. Just read the whole series again. Still loving it! I’m really looking forward to the next part (esp. after reading the excerpt on Evil Author Day). <3 <3 <3

  92. Wandering around the internet, I ended up on google images searching for pictures of Arlene Martel (the actress who played T’pring). I searched under her name and then again under T’pring actress. Imagine my delighted surprise when on page 3 of T’pring actress I saw the series cover art for Tangled Destinies. You can click on the picture, and when it enlarges to show the entire image there is a link right to the website.

  93. Dear Ms Marcos
    I adore your series. Are there more Cast pictures coming? I would love to see T’mara and T’pau

    Please keep on writing 🙂

    • I haven’t figured out who I would cast as T’Pau and I don’t post picture of children on my site. The only “child” on the site is for an SGA story and I just picked a childhood picture of a person who is already an adult. It’s just probably not a good idea to mix pictures of small children and porn.

  94. In the last 6 years of reading and writing slash fanfiction, I have never come across a story that I have read again and again, whilst waiting for the next chapter to come and I find that I am completely engrossed and am emotionally invested in the characters as I am with this story. All I have to say is that I wait with bated breath for the next chapter, and you are an absolute marvel and fantastic writer.

    Thankyou for writing this lovley story.

  95. Just read this great fic in its entiety twice in last 2 days! Can’t wait for more. So good, this is the first time I have EVER commented on a story and I have been reading K/S for long time. Can’t believe it took me this long to find this one. Keep it going, its promises some great adventure.

  96. reality0junkie

    I hope you will continue this series. It’s a favorite.

  97. I’ve lost the count about how many times I’ve read this story *________* I’t’s perfect, simply perfect! Are you going to post the new chapter soon??? Pretty please ç_ç

  98. Take as long as you need to update. I will just constantly reread this series as I have ever since I found it. It is simply wonderful. My only hope is that Covet will not be the final part of this series. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful AU world you created with us.

  99. This is my all time very favorite Star Trek story. I’ve read it countless times. And you’re kind of like a role model for me within my own writing. Thank you very much for writing this and I absolutely cannot wait for the finale of this section or for the beginning of the rest of what you have planned! (Just coming out of lurkerdom to let you know that!)

  100. Good story so far. Looking forward to an update.

  101. Hi there, finally de-lurking to let you know how much I love you k/s fics. They are amazing and really well thought out. I hope you update this series soon.

  102. Would it be considered a bad thing that I read all of these in about a day and a half taking time out only to sleep when I thought I was going to fall asleep on my laptop otherwise because I was so into it?
    Even if it is, oh well. I LOVED these. (goes and downloads the ebook version to be able to reread later…)

    • Bad? LOL. Well, if it is you probably aren’t alone. I’m really glad you enjoyed it.

      • I really did. I’m just glad I started reading this series when I had two days in a row off of work. I would have been rather irritated if I had had to stop reading this series and go be a productive member of society instead.
        And yeah, I suppose “bad” is relative, lol.

  103. I recently found this through tumblr…. I read the first 6 chapters in one night, and I am fully emotionally invested in this story…. it’s so beautiful…. *sobs into handkerchief*
    But perhaps it was posted somewhere and I dont know because I just registered, but about how long until the next arc comes out? (No rush though, really!!!!)

  104. This is one of the most amazing and well thought out K/S fics I have ever read! It took me DAYS to finish the series and I am DYING for more! I love Jim’s fragility and his well-hidden power and Spock’s obvious embrace of everything his T’hyla is. Sexy, angsty, and heart-wrenching in turns, I could not stop reading. Anxiously looking forward to more! And I LOVED all the OCs, too 😀

  105. Hello,
    I just finished reading the last chapter poster (took me over a week, as I’m not a native English reader).
    I must say I’m baffled by your talent. This truly epic story manages to offer us readers the heart and thoughts of your protagonists.
    Good luck with future chapters,

  106. I don’t even LIKE Star Trek…….. oh God please post more soon!

  107. Is it odd that I just noticed that the actress that plays Amanda Grayson has the first name Winona which is the name of Jim Kirk’s mother and that I find this amusing? lol xD

  108. Gods, I have read this story so many times, I just lost count. What are you going to do now that the second part of ST is out? Because, I would sell half of my soul to read your rendition of Khan! I know you said that TD would end with Jim sitting on the Enterprise chair, but I don’t know you, the second movie was such… OMG! No words, and you’ve already mentioned Carol, even if his father in here not an admiral, but fuck the canon really. Who cares about canon anyway?

    Well, you know your story is the best story in all the ST fandom, you don’t need to be reminded of this.

    Live long and prosper 😉


  109. I blame you for making me like Jim/Spock from the AOS movies!

    When I first saw this come up a while back and saw that it was a Jim/Spock pairing, I knew that I wasn’t going to read it – AT ALL!

    Then I downloaded all of your e-books and downloaded Tangled Destinies by mistake and when I saw it on my Kindle, I was going to just delete it….then thought wait…give it a chance and read some…if you don’t like it…just close it and delete without saying anything at all….

    Nevertheless, I ended up loving it and now see why you paired Jim and Spock together! Soon after this, I watched the Star Trek Into the Darkness and began to see Jim and Spock’s friendship/relationship in a new light which is something I blame you for! *grinz*

    Totally loved that Jim and Spock in your story had these special powers and how they tangled together so just beautifully and the bond they had was just so intense…I am now hoping that you will write more of this!

    Thank you for being a wonderful writer! (and I should’ve known better than to just dismiss any story with a pairing that I don’t read that easily – I would’ve ended up loving them despite the pairing! LOL!)

  110. I finally finished this series, yay! And I’m now dying for the next parts ^-^

  111. Hey! I was just wondering if it was possible that we might get the first installment of the next arc before Christmas. That would be beyond amazing! Love you and your stories so much!!!

  112. Hi Keira,

    I’ve just done another re-read. I adore this series. I want to bear its babies!!!!

    Amanda is so awesome, and you’ve inspired a Powers!Kirk search that has yet to be satisfied anywhere else.

    Just wondering if there’s any news on the next arc. I’ve been adoring this story so much and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.


  113. This is the greatest K/S story I’ve ever read. <3 <3 <3

  114. I just reread Tangled Destinies, and fell in love again. Thank you Lady Kiera for sharing all of your lovely tales with us. Your rain is so wonderfully enthralling!!!!

  115. It will be interesting to see how the simple change in history will cause in the future. You can already see several differing plot points that may prevent or not prevent or put a different spin on what occurred in the first and second movie.

  116. I just reread this fabulous story!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with your minions!!!

  117. I just read your stories and they were absolutely amazing! The way you developed the characters and gave life to them… I haven’t seen such talent anywhere else in fan-fiction (and I’ve read a lot of fanfics). I really hope you plan on continuing this. I noticed that it’s been quite awhile since you added a novella in this series. Will you be incorporating many elements from the Abrams movies? Like Spock Prime and Khan? Love your work so much!

  118. Will Gauntlet be part of Arc 2?

  119. Have you cast anyone in your head for T’Pau? Because all I can imagine is either Dame Maggie Smith or Dame Judi Dench. They flip-flop in my head whenever I read the parts with T’Pau in them.

  120. This is amazing, & I am really sad that it there isn’t more. Please start the next part soon.

  121. I think I have followed your Star Trek fan-fiction for 5 years now.

    I think I am 5 years overdue in telling you that it is a wonderful fan-fiction. It is definitely a high-end fan-fiction. The grammar and spelling are wonderful making it easy to read, the story in intriguing, and it is altogether a true pleasure to read.

    I look forward to the next installment! Your work is quite amazing.

  122. greenbunnyowner

    Hum… the strangest thing happened. the server seems to have eaten my last post for some odd reason. I got a server error when i went to email to confirm the following link thing. Just wanted to let you know in case the server needs to be checked or something.

    So, in case you did not get my last glowing review… I wanted to let you know how good this is and how glad you wrote it and how i had been a Spock/Kirk shipper before the word ‘shipper’ was made and before I knew what it meant. and um… trying to remember what else i said… That I am more of a Spock/Kirk shipper now with the new AU crew and I am looking forward to when this series is continued. Sorry I can not remember the full review now. But it was all good. You are a very talented writer.

  123. Alright, I spend the last 2.5 days to read this arch, and I must leave a comment to this TITANIC peace of work.

    The story was amazing! Truly utterly amazing, and I was so into it, I couldn’t stop reading and was pretty annoyed when I had to abandon it (for sleep, you know. 🙂 The text is easily read, not overcomplicated, the rhythm was perfect, the plot was intense (at some points) and powerful (in general). The House of Surak all in all ROCKED, that’s the only word I could get to describe it though it doesn’t reflect most of my hugely positive emotions toward Sarek, and Amanda, and T’Pau, and all the other characters. The antagonists who you brought into the story were those types of characters who make the readers think “Okay, just wait a bit and you’ll get your ass kicked so much!”. Frank, Delis Brise, Devar, Sam and Winona Kirks… All of them just added more… more into the story.

    And featuring awesome!Pike, and awesome!Jim, and awesome!Spock and all the rest awesome characters… Fantastic. Basically fantastic!

    So thank you VERY very much for writing this piece of art for the readers. Good luck with the future work and those which are in the process.

    And I have a question: if it’s acceptable, can I get a permission to translate this whole arch into my language (which is Russian) to share it with others who, I’m more than certain, will adore the story as much as I did?

    • While I don’t mind if you translate the work for your own use — I don’t allow my work to be posted anywhere but on my site.

      • Okay, I see. No exceptions then. Is there an option where you post the translation on your website and I give my readers the link to it?

        • Sure, I’d be happy to host the translation.

          Hmmm but we’d have to have a stipulation that have to leave feedback in English 😉

          • O, I get that. Well, in case readers won’t be able to write comments in English, I still can ask them to leave comments in Russian on the page where I leave the link and then I’ll translate it for you. Will that be acceptable?

            P.S. I have a habit of dividing big pieces of fiction into smaller chapters. Will that be okay if I do the same thing for Tangled Destinies? And also how will I be able to send you the translated parts?

          • Considering the structure of the story – I’d prefer it be posted in the parts that I posted. I put a lot of effort into the plot and the pacing of the story which would be destroyed if it were arbitrarily split up.

          • Oh, I won’t be trying to divide them to make them similar size or smth like that; it’s just I saw certain pauses in the plot so to speak, the places where one episode sort of ended and then the another one started. But if you’d prefer a single piece of text…
            I mentioned it simply because I know from my own and other people’s experience that smaller pieces are easier to read.

          • It’s best to keep in mind that these aren’t chapters but instead novellas in a series. Each was constructed a certain way on purpose. Every single scene in TD was plotted for impact and character development. I spent 6 months plotting the series before I wrote a single word of it.

  124. I…is there more? *wide-eyed desperation* It was so good. I mean, this is the first and only Kirk/Spock fic I’ve read. So. Wow, the bar is set high. I mean, I always kinda shipped it in the back of my mind, but this was just…brilliant on so many levels. And your pacing and plotting was just fabulous.

    I’m at a loss because I now need more Kirk/Spock, but I don’t even know where to begin after the utter perfection of this fic. Just, yeah, speechless. <3

  125. So I may be considering, in my head, a Sentinel/Star Trek crossover because of this series and SoA.

    Maybe possibly.

  126. This remains my most favorite series and I find myself continuing to come back to re-read time and time again. I adore your Jim & Spock.

  127. Every time I feel like reading but don’t want to bother looking for a fic, I end up re-reading Tangled Destinies because it’s seriously one of my favorite story / favorite relationship the way you depicted it. Or one of the SGA too 😀

    I think tonight will be the 10+ re-reading of this fic 😉

  128. I keep looking for a comment that I’ve made in this fic, and I found that I haven’t (?!) and I can’t believe that TRAVESTY because this fic occupies a whole ballroom-sized room in my heart. Love it so much! I hope you do get around to writing Arcs 2 and 3, especially because Trek’s 50th year is next year and I personally want to drown in Spirk love (because I’m very distrustful of the movie, so we fans got to take care of ourselves amirite). I will dedicate my firstborn to you!!!

  129. LightningPriestess

    I love this!! It’s definitely something that you can imagine Spock asking Sarek to do with the way he’s so fiercely defensive of his mother. and your representation of Jim is beyond amazing!

  130. Nimue of the North

    I’m actually not much of a Star Trek FanFiction reader, not sure why. But I’m down with a nasty cold and wanted something good that I hadn’t read before to get me through the days and brighten my mood – and your work is a safe bet on this accord so I gave this a try… And it sure has done the trick again!

    I love the story! I like the pace, the time you give things to develop without dragging out the telling of it, just skipping ahead here and there, but not having us miss out on the small personal moments. And the characters are lovely and well developed as always. The richness of not only the main characters but the smaller parts makes your story so wonderfully multi-faceted, especially because these characters aren’t just important in their relationship with the main pairing but have their own things going on.

    I’m hoping for a bit more Spock time when you get around to continuing with this. The last parts seemed a little Jim-centric (rather plausible because of the plot development) and personally I find Spock the more intriguing part, so I selfishly hope for more insight into his perspective, but at the same time I’m just looking forward to whatever you come up with. Your stories are so refreshingly unpredictable, it’s certainly one of their best qualities!

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful writing!

  131. This line has to be the sweetest thing ever!!! “At the time it was the most logical of my options. It seemed unreasonable that I should spend the rest of my life walking around missing a piece of myself.”

  132. I fell deeply in love with your story and spent the night reading the whole thing. I haven’t slept because I finished just in time to get ready for work and now I’m home and am about to crash so hard, but I wanted to let you know how amazing I thought this story was and totally worth the lack of sleep. You should be really proud of the work you put on this site. I’m recommending you to everyone because you’re amazing. It’s been a while since the story was written so I’m just double checking to see if you plan to finish the series or if you’re taking a break to work on other things?

  133. This series consumed me for three days until I could finish it. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into it. Props to you for amazing worldbuilding and characters – so many good parts that I can’t even start listing them or I’ll never stop!

  134. Amanda and Sarek give me life. Really, all your Vulcans in the House of Surak are fantastic. I appreciate their snark so much. I really cannot tell you how many times I giggled out loud because of the dialogue in this. It was delightful. I would love to sit in a corner with Amanda and T’Pol at a not-party and talk crap about the other people there.

    I really love that you have given Kirk a whole heap of shit to go through, but you’ve also given him a huge support system, that he is slowly but surely learning to accept and use. I’ve seen a lot of other writers just heap all the shit on Kirk and then make him get out of it entirely on his own. I think one of Kirk’s greatest strengths in canon is the people he surrounds himself with. I’m glad your Kirk has that.

    Sam… Sam… oh Sam. Like, I expected this from fanon Winona, but not from you. I guess he gets to escape death by alien parasites this way… or not! Dun, dun, dun! Super xenophobic asshat done in by alien parasites. Oh beautiful karma. Seriously though, it’s interesting to me how some people end up hating themselves so much that they join hate groups that specifically hate a part of them.

    ANYWAY… lovely. Just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  135. Keiramarcos I enjoy everything you write. You rock!!

  136. The link to Covet doesn’t appear to working. I tried from the main page and the and of Forsaken; both appear to be dead links.

  137. This is my favorite work of yours, I reread this all the time and i can’t wait for arc 2 to come out so i can see their wedding and everything they have to go through. I love your writing and i am thrilled every time there is something new for me to read. Keep up amazing work.

  138. Wow I know that i already did read your serie once (but not here it or on Ao3 or livejournal i think)
    But i fell again in love with it. Once i start i couldn’t stop. I’ll love it so much. The way you write the character i literally can imagine being with them… it’s truly remarkable.

    I’m so glad to know it’s only the arc 1. Even though i could be content for you to stop the serie here i await your second arc gladly ^^

    Just one question,if you are still working on arc 2 and did not finish it will you include the two (or three) movies, aversion of the event from TOS, or do you think you’ll alternate it much more.

    • The only parts of this series on AO3 are written in Russian as that’s where I house the translations with the translator. I only post excerpts on LJ for Evil Author Day so if you read this in English — you read it here though at the time you probably weren’t required to log in which could be the difference in your reading experience making you think you read it elsewhere.

    • I’ve got arc 2 plotted and I doubt seriously that I will include the events of any of the movies outside of what I’ve already done with the Kelvin being destroyed. I’m unfond of how Jim’s career was developed on movie one, I’d rather forget Khan exists, and because of that my build up will be so different that including elements from movie three would probably be silly. I guess it depends on how heavily movie 3 sits on the first two movies.

  139. Hello Keira – Thanks for the Up-date in reply to Eryn Cross’s query.  As always, looking forward to more happiness on your web-site.  Much appreciation for your work.


  140. I have just finished my 3rd or 4th (I can’t quite remember) read through of this series and I love it more with every re-read. Needless to say I have been waiting anxiously for the next arc!

  141. I’m terribly fond of this and stayed up far too late into the wee hours reading instead of resting for work. I’m sure everyone here has shared my pain. 😉 I’m so delighted there will be more installments. I’m kind of hoping Vulcan won’t be destroyed since this is so off-canon — it really has such a rich background and culture….though I suppose that can continue with survivors it really changes the focus to survival and almost obsessive clinging to tradition and reputation doesn’t it? I find the Vulcan people so intriguing in all their inherent hypocrisy and contradiction.

  142. I love everything about this series. First got into it YEARS ago, and I’ve reread it dozens of times. It was the first of yours that I’ve read and because of it I read your other stuff. Thanks for getting me into some of your fandoms again after years away.

  143. Absolutely love this series. Can’t wait for the second part. Love your fics.

  144. I seem to remember you used to have an ebook of this in your ebook section. I know that’s broken, but is there any other way for me to getthe ebook? I would love to have it on my Kindle.

  145. I have been looking through this series again. It always enthralls me, no matter how many times I read it. Do you still plan to write a sequel?

  146. I love this story. I love T’Mara. Your Spock is a better person than me. I would have been pissed and hurt by Sarek in his place. I would have called bullshit about his actively preventing the paternal bond. He has to protect Amanda to the point his own child can not form a bind, than turns around and helps a stranger’s do so? It seems like so much BS to me emotionally. I am glad Spock took to T’Mara so fast. I love Amanda grounding EVERYONE. Great story as always.

    • You need to read this again. Sarek never purposefully denied Spock a bond. T’Mara infiltrated Amanda’s bonded mind because both she and Sarek were compromised by the bombing. Sarek sealed the bond for T’Mara to protect them both. He would’ve gladly done the very same thing for Spock if Spock had been able to create an empathic tether with Amanda which is what T’Mara did. It’s not in any single way a traditional Vulcan parent-child bond. Spock might have resented the situation in the past but he grew to understand how it came about and doesn’t resent his father at all for it.

  147. I would like to thank you for creating and sharing this story. Star Trek, in all its incarnations and spinoffs, has always been special to me. It provided escape and comfort in some fairly unsettling times in my youth and remains a touchstone for the darkest times in my adulthood. Your story is exhilarating, amazing, addictive and startling in how true it is to the soul of Star Trek but is also so very unique and new. It’s brought me such relief and comfort during times of deep loss and emptiness. Thank you again for what you write and continue to give to strangers.

  148. Somehow I thought that there will be second arc to Tangled Destinies. Was I mistaken? Or there still is a grain of hope?

  149. I have reread this fic series soooooo many times. it’s amazing and im so thankful that you wrote it! i’m excited for the 2nd arc and all the starfleet goodness!

  150. I really enjoy how fully detailed and rich your universes are and how the changes you make to canon just seem to seamlessly lead into such satisfying stories! Although that’s possibly also due to how densely populated your stories are with BAMFs and this story is no exception!

  151. Check in every now and then to see if you continued this. I love it so much.

  152. I read the first episode a couple of years ago, and somehow got the mistaken impression that the first episode was all there was so far. I came back today to reread it, and had the glorious surprise of finding that the entire arc was complete (and from the dates on comments, obviously already had been when I found it the first time.) Just finished binge-reading the whole thing.

  153. Just finished a reread and new read of this—so excited to see that new stories had been written after “Justice”! Thanks for writing and sharing these <3

  154. Just found this two days ago and immediately devoured the whole arc. Your writing is enthralling.
    I’ll be keeping a hopeful eye out for updates on the next arc, and am checking out your other stuff in the meantime!

  155. I can’t count the number of times I have read this series. It really is just so wonderful.

  156. I enjoy this series so much. I had another re-read and the world building is still so fresh.

  157. is there any way at all to get a family tree for spocks family

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