Title: So Wise We Grow
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Word Count: ~81,000
Warnings: Child sexual abuse is talked about. The Enterprise is sent on a mission to retrieve someone that has abused children and transport him for trial, and in connection with that mission Kirk’s own past sexual abuse is talked about. It is not detailed, or explicit, in anyway, and is a very small part of the larger story.
Summary: “Commander Spock, we have located your son,” the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock’s face that he’s never heard of this kid before in his life. “If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week.”
Why You Should Read It:
Since it was originally posted in 2009, I’ve read this story dozens of times, most recently today. I don’t know why it has never occurred to me before now to make this recommendation, because this fic is definitely in my top five favorite Star Trek fics.
Six months after the destruction of Vulcan, Spock is contacted by the Vulcan High Council about his son. Problem is, Spock is sterile and hasn’t seen his wife in more years than the child has been alive. Spock still makes the decision to raise the young Vulcan boy, and does so with the welcomed help of his captain and a good portion of the crew. Storek, however, deeply resents Spock and instead imprints on Kirk like a little duckling.
My favorite thing about this is the snark. Kirk calls it Vulcan bitching. Spock is a little snarky bastard, and Storek is just as bad if not worse. Its fabulous and Kirk absolutely loves it, and so do I.