the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: To Know One's Part
Pairing: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: Christmas, 1938, and Leo is wondering what on earth a research scientist with a modest stipend can give to a best-selling author. (From the same 'verse as the 20s-in-Paris story April Is Over.)
Warning: (skip) None.
Length: 900 words
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] space_wrapped prompt 144:

In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone
Snow had fallen, snow on snow
Snow on snow
In the bleak midwinter, long long ago

What then can I give him, empty as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb
If I were a Wise Man I would know my part
What then can I give him?
I must give my heart.

Thanks to the lovely ladies who make [livejournal.com profile] space_wrapped run, and in particular to [personal profile] weepingnaiad for giving this the once-over.

Leo wasn't made for weather like this. )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: Girls To Talk To
Pairing: Janice Rand/Christine Chapel, with Spock/Nyota Uhura. Also James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy and Gaila/Montgomery Scott
Rating: R/Mature
Summary: Four young women meet as Radcliffe freshmen in 1959.
Warning: (skip) None.

Length: 21,000 words
Notes: All graphics by my big bang parner, [livejournal.com profile] kymericl
A companion fic to When the Game Ends We'll Sing Again, this time about those Radcliffe ladies. References and influences at the end.
Thanks to [personal profile] verity, [personal profile] the_dala, and [personal profile] weepingnaiad for their help in shaping the story, and [personal profile] ali_wildgoose for the amazing beta job.





For the next four years, we will let everyone see the smart girls—no, women, the smart women that we are )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: When You Move I Move with You
Pairing: Star Trek: Pavel Chekov/Hikaru Sulu
Rating: PG
Summary: Hikaru doesn't usually go in for ballet; jazz is more his scene. But the young dancer at the Ballets Russes is changing his mind.
Length: 300 words
Notes: Written for the Versicolor Week Challenge @ tumblr and posted there a couple of weeks ago in a slightly less cleaned-up version. Title from "Collect Call" by Metric. From the 1920s Paris AU established by the Chapel/Rand-centric April Is Over which I wrote for the most recent STBB.

Hikaru mentally prepared himself for ninety minutes of boredom )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: A Beautiful Reflection
Pairing: Star Trek: Spock/Nyota Uhura
Rating: PG
Summary: An inauguration day sometime in the future, where Spock and Nyota get to play proud parents.
Length: 300 words
Notes: Written for the Versicolor Week Challenge @ tumblr and posted there a couple of weeks ago in a slightly less cleaned-up version. My first stand-alone Spock/Uhura fic, inspired by that picture of President Obama and Nichelle Nichols in the Oval Office that was floating around a few weeks ago. Title from "Zion" by Lauryn Hill.

I am perfectly capable of operating a camera )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: What Happens in Greenwich
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: Jim Kirk is about to get married to the man of his dreams, and is not entirely pleased when his ex-husband shows up, a day before the wedding, with two reporters in tow.
Length: 15,000 words
Notes: Written for the Reel Love rom com challenge at [community profile] jim_and_bones. I posted a small piece of it a few weeks back, but here it is in its entirety; special thanks to everyone who commented at that time for their encouragement! Thank you to [personal profile] weepingnaiad for urging me to continue (several times), and to she and [personal profile] pinkfinity for reading it over and helping me out once it was completed.
Based on The Philadelphia Story (dir. George Cukor, MGM, 1940).

He was trying not to let the scenery make him too nostalgic. Then he saw that big old oak as he turned off the parkway and realized it was a lost cause. )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: Let Me Hear Your Body Talk
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: NC-17
Summary: It takes the promise of sex toys to get Leonard McCoy to go to a mall during the Christmas season, but go he does, and never let it be said that Jim Kirk isn't a man of his word.
Warning: Some talk of pushing boundaries at a future date; very mild d/s elements.
Length: 2700 words
Notes: Part of the Harvard-verse. Takes place just before Christmas, 1982, right after the mall trip in "I'm All Lit Up" (LJ | DW | AO3). Title from the song "Physical."
THANK YOU to [personal profile] affectingly and [profile] canis_takahari for running [profile] km_anthology and giving me the awesome prompt of "gags" which is also on my kink_bingo card. Also huge thanks to [profile] canis_takahari for her beta services and even moreso, a couple of conversations that helped me get into Jim's headspace for this story.

I get to tell you how super you are, and you can’t tell me to shut up, or scoff, or even run away, can you? No, you have to sit there and listen to me talk about exactly what you do to me )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: Killing That Envious Moon
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: Leonard wants to propose, has the ring and everything; he just needs to screw his courage to that sticking-place. When the Enterprise receives the final order of the five year mission, to head home, he resolves to make an honest man out of JIm before they reach Earth.
Length: 855 words
Notes: Leonard's POV on "The Sun Rising." Pretty much just a schmoopy engagement fic, written for a flashfic challenge at [community profile] jim_and_bones. Title from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Act II Scene 2: Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon …

He's been thinking about it, okay? )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: I'm All Lit Up
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: From the Harvard AU: Jim and Leonard are hosting their very first Christmas, for a middle-school David and a newly collegiate Joanna. Preparations must be made.
Length: 2500 words
Notes: Fluffy like that stuffed monkey I just bought for Toys for Tots.
Thank you, as always, to [personal profile] ali_wildgoose for the beta and the reassurance, and [profile] canis_takahari for the encouragement!
Check back; I'll post the soundtrack later.

Christmas, 1982 )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)


Author: Clio
Title: April Is Over
Pairing: Janice Rand/Christine Chapel, with James Kirk/Leonard McCoy.
Rating: NC-17
Summary: An AU set among American expats in 1920s Paris. In Janice Rand’s experience, lesbians don't fall in love, so she puts her passion into her paintings and finds physical comforts where she can. Christine Chapel, a recently divorced socialite and accomplished hostess, hopes to recapture the magic of her first love without its problems. When their best friends become a couple, bringing them much together, the two are forced to confront their assumptions about romance, which leads them to a conclusion neither had anticipated.
Warning: None needed. A romance.
Length: 28,000 words
Notes: For the [community profile] startrekbigbang.
Title from the F. Scott Fitzgerald story "The Sensible Thing." Dick and Nicole Diver borrowed from Tender Is the Night, also by Fitzgerald. The story of how Kirk and McCoy meet is a true one; thanks to [personal profile] bhanesidhe for telling it to me. And as always, very special thanks to my beta and cheerleader, [personal profile] ali_wildgoose.

fic: Livejournal | Dreamwidth | Archive of Our Own

art: at Livejournal by [personal profile] kymericl

mix: at Livejournal by [personal profile] sullacat

There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice. )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: Adventure Time Again
Pairing: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: Okay, so maybe the story of how Kirk and Spock teamed up to help Chekov defect makes McCoy a little jealous. It's not a big deal. Bones knows what's what. (Except for the part where he doesn't, and Jim has to tell him.)
Length: 1900 words
Notes: A return to the Harvard AU set up by When the Game Ends, We'll Sing Again, in which Bones is a doctor and researcher, Jim was in the air force, and Scotty and Spock are both profs, and they all met as freshman roomates at Harvard, 1959. Takes place in 1978--between the third part and the epilogue.
I got irritable about writers not being responsible for what happens in their stories, and this is the result. Thanks to [profile] canis_takahari for the encouragement!

The worst part is that Leonard knows he's being ridiculous; that knowledge just makes him even more irritable. )
the_water_clock: the founders of united artists (enterprise productions)
Author: Clio
Title: Shake It Loose and Let It Fall
Pairing: Star Trek: Christine Chapel/Janice Rand
Rating: PG
Summary: Janice doesn't let her hair down very often. But she will for Christine.
Length: 600 words
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Title from the song "Help Me Make It Through the Night." Part of the Hollywood 'verse established by Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe. Written to fulfill the "swimming" square on my [profile] schmoop_bingo card.

What are you waiting for? The water's warm. )
the_water_clock: the founders of united artists (enterprise productions)
Author: Clio
Title: Breakthrough
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: David is teething. Jim isn't sleeping. Bones comes to the rescue with Cheerios and conversation
Length: 550 words
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Part of the Hollywood 'verse established by Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe; takes place between the final chapter and the epilogue of that story. Prompted by [personal profile] weepingnaiad on a kissing meme on my journal. Fulfills the "baby—feeding" square on my [profile] schmoop_bingo card.

Good morning, Sleeping Beauty )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: The Pajama Game
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Bones just wants to do a little something nice for their wedding night, is all.
Length: 1300 words
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Written for a prompt on the [community profile] buckleup_meme. Fulfills the "bedtime rituals" square on my [profile] schmoop_bingo card.

He had nothing to be nervous about )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: Lucy
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: Jim faces a small setback in one of his classes, but he knows who to go to for comfort.
Length: 1200 words
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Written for a Flash Fic challenge on [community profile] jim_and_bones for the prompt "First time Jim is vulnerable around Bones." Fills the "stuffed animal" square on my [profile] schmoop_bingo card. Expertly and swiftly beta'd by the lovely [profile] kitsune13!

Lucy, maybe the special barbeque roast beef sandwich from the little takeout place near campus, and he'd be good as new in the morning. )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: If I'm to Be Your Camera, Who Will Be Your Face?
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: Bones thinks Jim really needs a new official Starfleet photo, but he's a little reluctant to get one himself.
Length: 832 words.
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: First written as comment fic on [community profile] jim_and_bones and inspired by these two pictures that I posted during my week hosting Daily Captain and Daily Doctor. Huge thanks to the entire crew there; join and you two can see pictures of Jim and Bones every day! Title from the R.E.M. song "Camera." Fills the "wild card" square on my [profile] schmoop_bingo card. Expertly and swiftly beta'd by the lovely [profile] kitsune13!

Bones referred to it as 'Tomorrow Belongs to Me.' )
the_water_clock: the founders of united artists (enterprise productions)
Author: Clio
Title: Out of Character
Pairing: Star Trek: Pavel Chekov/Hikaru Sulu
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Pavel Chekov has been in front of the camera since he was seven years old, and Hikaru Sulu has been looking at people through the lens of one for just as long. But the first time Pavel steps in front of Hikaru's camera, something happens that takes them both by surprise.
Length: 3900 words.
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Set in the Hollywood 'verse of Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe, but should stand on its own. Written for the "film/photography" space on my [community profile] kink_bingo square. Expertly beta'd by [personal profile] ali_wildgoose, to whom I owe many, many thanks.
Note that Pavel is two weeks shy of his eighteenth birthday as the story opens.

He was intending to show just how professional he could be. )
the_water_clock: the founders of united artists (enterprise productions)
Author: Clio
Title: Horchata
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: When Jim stops off for beverages before picking Joanna up at the Vampire Weekend concert, he runs into a familiar-looking stranger in a black hat.
Length: 750 words
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Written for the Vampire Weekend challenge at [community profile] jim_and_bones. Set in the same Hollywood 'verse as Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe, a year after the epilogue of that story.

In December, drinking horchata / Look down your glasses at that aranciata )
the_water_clock: the founders of united artists (enterprise productions)
Author: Clio
Title: Chocolate Kisses
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG
Summary: At two, David Marcus is cute enough to get a lot of candy at the Halloween party but too young to eat much of it. Jim is more than happy to pick up the slack, despite Bones's warning. (Part of the Hollywood 'verse.)
Length: 650 words
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Fills the "experimental—chocolate" square on my [livejournal.com profile] kissbingo card. Originally posted in a slightly different form as comment fic on [livejournal.com profile] jim_and_bones at some point, though then it wasn't in the AU, where I felt it worked a little better (mostly because I've thought through how David fits in).
Many thanks as always to [livejournal.com profile] kitsune13 for her awesome beta work, and to the crew at [livejournal.com profile] jim_and_bones for their early enthusiasm!

I'm dying, Bones. I'm dying, and you're laughing. )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: PG to R
Summary: Eleven moments in the lives of Jim and Bones.
Length: 1100 words
Notes: Written as birthday drabbles for my fellow mods at [livejournal.com profile] jim_and_bones. Inspired by the Elton John album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. Drabbles are in album order but otherwise unconnected.

For [livejournal.com profile] weepingnaiad, based on "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy." track 1 )


For [livejournal.com profile] lindmere, based on "Tower of Babel." track 2 )


For [livejournal.com profile] emiliglia, based on "Bitter Fingers." track 3 )


For [livejournal.com profile] hitlikehammers, based on "Tell Me When the Whistle Blows." track 4 )


For [livejournal.com profile] abigail89, based on "Someone Saved My Life Tonight." track 5 )


For [livejournal.com profile] norfolkdumpling, based on "(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket." track 6 )


For [livejournal.com profile] pixelmayhem, based on "Better Off Dead." track 7 )


For [livejournal.com profile] the_dala, based on "Writing." track 8 )


For [livejournal.com profile] sangueuk, based on "We All Fall in Love Sometimes." track 9 )


For [livejournal.com profile] withthepilot, based on "Curtains." track 10 )


For [livejournal.com profile] blcwriter, based on "House of Cards." bonus track )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (Yellow and Blue 1955)
Author: Clio
Title: I Think I Need a Devil to Help Me Get Things Right
Pairing: Star Trek: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Rating: NC-17
Summary: The Enterprise is heading out on her second five-year tour, and newlywed Leonard still isn't all that fond of space. Luckily he married just the man who can help him with that problem.
Length: 4400 words
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] km_anthology, where my prompt was "suspension bondage." And hey, that's also a square on my [community profile] kink_bingo. Imagine!
Amazingly beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] kitsune13, who in reaction to receiving a suspension bondage fic to edit said, and I quote, "WOOO!" Title from the Foo Fighters song "Learn to Fly." Includes references to my previous story, "Mustang Makes It Happen!" (LJ | DW | AO3 ) but all you need to know is that while they were on Earth between tours, Jim and Bones rented a replica of a 1968 Mustang and went on a car trip.

I'm looking to the sky to save me )

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