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Title: Take Refuge in What You Know
Author: [personal profile] corpus_invictus
Rating: Adult
Word count: ~118,000
Summary: Written for the Star Trek XI Kink Meme prompt found here: "AU - Kirk has moved into a apartment/house and wants to get to know his neighbors. He meets his neighbor Spock, a loner who suffers from extreme agoraphobia. Kirk thinks he's beautiful enigma."
Art: Cover art by [personal profile] thisissirius, located at the top of the page. Other fanart by MedicatedManiac, who gave us Jim and Spock's first kiss - here's one without glasses as a bonus.

Chapter One - McCoy helps Jim move in to his new place in exchange for babysitting duty.

Chapter Two - Jim and Joanna spend New Year's making a new friend.

Chapter Three - Jim learns more about his mysterious neighbor.

Chapter Four - Jim and Spock play chess.

Chapter Five - McCoy's life begins falling apart, and Jim learns more about Spock's living situation.

Chapter Six - Spock teaches Jim about Vulcans.

Chapter Seven - Amanda arrives to see Spock, but spends more of her time talking to Jim.

Chapter Eight - Joanna reacts to her uncertain new situation.

Chapter Nine - Spock is ill and Jim is going crazy.

Chapter Ten - McCoy's legal team goes through a major change.

Chapter Eleven - Gaila pesters Jim and Spock's father reacts to his problem.

Chapter Twelve - Spock enters Jim's apartment for the first time.

Chapter Thirteen - McCoy's custody hearing takes place.

Chapter Fourteen - Spock reveals the history leading to his problem.

Chapter Fifteen - Gaila gives sound advice.

Chapter Sixteen - Spock allows Jim to stay during one of his episodes and McCoy begins his research.

Chapter Sewenteen - Uhura helps Jim discover what he's been doing wrong.

Chapter Eighteen - McCoy gives Jim the results of his research.

Chapter Nineteen - Spock reacts to the invasion of his privacy.

Chapter Twenty - Jim's friends try their best to help.

Chapter Twenty One - Jim takes Spock out of his comfort zone, with surprising results.

Chapter Twenty Two - Spock and Jim share their first mindmeld.

Chapter Twenty Three - Jim takes Spock out of his cage and shows him how he feels.

Chapter Twenty Four - Spock is more relaxed and McCoy gives Jim his hypothesis.

Chapter Twenty Five - Joanna spends time with her new friend and McCoy meets Spock for the first time.

Chapter Twenty Six - Spock recovers from his meeting with McCoy.

Chapter Twenty Seven - Spock begins to see more clearly.

Chapter Twenty Eight - Jim describes a painful experience from his childhood.

Chapter Twenty Nine - Spock reacts to his treatment.

Chapter Thirty - Spock chooses to end his treatment.

Chapter Thirty One - Spock recovers and Jim reaps the benefits.

Chapter Thirty Two - Jim and Spock discuss their future.

Chapter Thirty Three - Gaila helps Spock in more ways than one.

Chapter Thirty Four - Spock's long journey ends on a hopeful note.

Epilogue - A new year begins.

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Date: 2010-06-30 07:21 pm (UTC)
thisissirius: it takes a team (star trek + enterprise + team!)
From: [personal profile] thisissirius
This has been an amazing journey to take with you!

I was hooked right from the start and i found myself riding this journey with kirk; his frustration and his love and his friendships. the need to have spock be okay and to watch the events unfold with spock's agoraphobia and the efforts taken by his loved ones to go out there and make it happen was so good.

bones! and joanna! my two favourite characters were very well fleshed out and they became my favourites in this fic, too and you are so good at characterisation, whilst i am on it! they are very recognisable as the characters they love and your consistency in keeping them that way is something i would strive for ;)

thank you very much for this wonderful piece of work. i love it and you should be very proud of it :)

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Date: 2010-06-30 08:17 pm (UTC)
arueh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] arueh
This whole story felt like a beautiful journey that Spock and Jim had taken and I was there through all their troubles, fears, triumphs, and failures. Their feelings touched me and their actions inspired me. I love every characters that graced the story and every twist and turn you taken but, really, what I love most of was Jim and Spock's relationship. How it was a trial and error and how it toughen up through it all. I admit, I was more than a little emotional at the end /o\ but it was fitting and I was so happy for them; they deserved it after everything they went through <3.

Basically, I love this wonderfully beautiful story and thank you so much for sharing it.

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Date: 2010-07-01 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yay! I'm glad I finally decided to strap myself in and read this story :)

(it's beautiful, btw . . )

I'm a very steadfast, undying TOS fan, and I'm generally unenthusiastic about reading any nu!Trek fiction . . .

The only exception is your body of work :) I genuinely enjoy reading your Abram's Trek stories. I love your characterizations of Kirk and Spock, and the stories themselves are very well-written.

So . . . great job at being awesome :D

swordsart @ LJ

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Date: 2010-07-02 03:39 am (UTC)
sori: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sori
This was absolutely amazing! You've created an entirely new canon for me. :D

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Date: 2012-04-07 12:51 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
@Skud Thank you. Kudos to O'Reilly for giving you a slot to speak, shame it wasn't lgneor. I second the calls for an opportunity for you to speak again.The thing about all this which amazes me every time the issue is raised is the number of people who step up to comment and defend our community's lack of diversity by using the same tired old arguments like it's some sort of natural order. It's curious.So on top of the great keynote, I also want to thank you for your efforts in founding the geek feminism site on wikia. It has become a truly fabulous clearing house for info, argument and anecdote. It's a good place to look when trying to debunk those myths. I myself have stopped trying to argue against political correctness, free speech, let me be myself', and we are all emotionally retarded and can't bring ourselves to appreciate the needs of others' type arguments.We should also remember this is a particularly western issue there are more women coders in Iran and Malaysia, a lot more.And the low numbers of women coding in open source also has much to do with women generally having less time to hack and tinker. Women's roles as care givers and home makers eats up more of their spare' time, often preventing them from contributing to open source projects. Dreamwidth, OTW and Drupal are also now showing the broader community that there is a different way of doing things.This is a complex issue but it has been fought and won before.There are slightly more women graduating from medicine than men. Just as there are slightly more women in the population. The numbers of women graduating from maths, physics, chemistry and engineering also continues to grow, and yet in western countries the number of women graduating from computer science and software engineering has been falling. Why?We need to learn from those other so called hard' disciplines, that have been male dominated for so long, and see if we can borrow a strategy or two.

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Date: 2010-07-04 11:16 pm (UTC)
ext_47700: (James T.)
From: [identity profile] sabacat.livejournal.com
Wow! What a totally AWESOME and original story! I was hooked from the start and didn't want to stop until the end! ...AND I have to stay extra thanks, because this totally saved my weekend, because apparently, sharks decided to camp out at the island we were visiting for a few days for the 4th (they attacked a girl - bit her foot and leg but no 'serious' damage). SO since the whole point of going there was the beach and ocean not the social/night-life(which is non-existent) there wasn't much to do other than lay on the beach and read. I'd been wanting to read this since it was first posted, but was waiting for it to be non-WIP.:P So it was like birthday and Christmas together to find this complete! ^_^
Anyway, (enough with my shark-ruined beach trip!-I blame BP!) thanks for sharing this amazing story! It's one of those fics that's just so different... it has that something special really sets it apart.

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Date: 2010-07-06 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crackemod.livejournal.com
Hi, just to let you know, your story has been recommended here: http://community.livejournal.com/crackenterprise/78612.html at Crackenterpris.

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Date: 2010-07-08 03:49 am (UTC)
amalthia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amalthia
I loved your story, it was highly engaging, emotional, and I could not stop reading once I started. I loved the character voices and I felt for Spock and Jim.

exceptional work!

Date: 2010-08-04 02:16 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
wonderful story, very well-written. your portrayal of these character's tribulations is spot on. honestly, it is very rare a fanfic that touches on the subject, and the way you developed this has been incredible. very, very satisfying all the way from start to finish!

congratulations on such beautiful work. i look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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Date: 2010-08-19 06:01 pm (UTC)
texmas: mr. spock (zachary quinto) from the star trek xi deleted scenes.  (star trek xi: spock - point & laugh)
From: [personal profile] texmas
I read the cover art as saying, "James T. Kirk in Spock"

Which was wrong, of course. But oddly fitting.

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Date: 2010-09-19 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Chapter sewenteen!!!!! :D :D :D

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Date: 2011-03-14 04:39 pm (UTC)
chratz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chratz
wow. that was so beautiful and awesome. I have seldom read such a beautiful and touching story like yours. Thank you for the joy you brought me while I was reading it!

PDF File??

Date: 2011-05-27 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi there I'm wondering if you have the whole story in .PDF file? I'm really hoping to add it to my kindle with all my favorite stories!

Thanks!

Jessi

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Date: 2012-01-05 02:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hiiiiiiiii to all HF Members

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Date: 2013-06-01 06:59 pm (UTC)
silvereyne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silvereyne
I know it's been a while since you've written this, but I found it on someone's delicious recs and have proceeded to read not only this but just about all your K/S fics. Just thought I'd share how awesome this fic is!! Also, have you considered transferring any of your stories to AO3? (At least, I haven't seen them if they're there.)

Anyway, hope you have a lovely day, and if Into Darkness inspires any more fic from you I don't think anyone would complain. ;)

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