by Sherza. The Enterprise has a crew unlike any other. They are the best and brightest that Starfleet has to offer, the vast majority of them are painfully young, and they are largely untried. They are led by the most unpredictable and explosive duo that has ever graced Starfleet Command. Alpha and Beta Quadrants are reeling under the after-effects of Nero's second rampage. The Klingon Empire's fleet has been gutted. The Romulans are ominously silent. The shattered remnants of the Vulcans are desperately trying to save their culture and their people. All eyes are on the Enterprise, the boatload of children who succeeded where an entire armada failed. Depending on who you talk to, they are heroes, villains, or ignorant, blindingly lucky upstarts. After their rather explosive beginning, how will the Enterprise and her command crew fare? Kirk/Spock
Status: 25 chapters. Ongoing. Long.
I hated Star Trek Into Darkness so what made me read this fic was the note from the author agreeing with my opinion on it lol. Once assured there would be none of that movie involved, I happily delved into a story which still keeps in touch with lots of other characters besides the crew from Spock Prime to Sam Kirk to the Klingons. The author has a good handle on the characterization of everyone and I loved this view of the Klingons (especially compared to the idiocy that was Into Darkness and remains in ST Discovery). My only complaint would be that the author has an issue with telling, not showing in her writing, especially when she's not on her main plot - for example, there is no need to write a battle from both sides pov when just one would have shown us exactly what was going on. This is a pretty small gripe in a long, cozy fic.