Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a weekly blog hop which encourages writers to move WIPs (works-in-progress) to publication by posting excerpts related to the date. It’s hosted by the lovely K.L. Schwengel, maven of bad boys, stock dogs, and flying monkeys! She’s our fearless shepherd…or something like that, anyway.
I’ve got one last snippet from this year’s The IDIC Romance Story a Day May challenge. This excerpt comes from “Pillow Talk?” the sequel to “Sticking Point” and “My Flame, My Nectar”. The challenge was to write a two-character, dialogue-only piece. And of course I listened in while T’Pol and Trip had an extremely adorkable conversation, and of course Trip had to be hung over and embarrassed (umm, yeah, literally!)….and T’Pol, of course, was trying to be logical and practical, but not quite managing…and utterly missing what might be obvious, if she were only human…
These stories are Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction, dealing with the inter-species relationship between T’Pol, a Vulcan scientist, and Trip Tucker, the extremely human Chief Engineer…
Explore any or all of this year’s The IDIC Romance stories, in rough drafts.
Trip, T’Pol, and Star Trek: Enterprise belong to Paramount, even if Paramount has forgotten all about them…I only want to allow them the chance to live the lives they keep insisting on living in my head…
This is an extrapolated “missing scene” story, detailing some of what might have happened during the months’ long and scarcely shown return to Earth in S2E26 “The Expanse”. Spoilers for – well, nothing. This is pure imaginary TnT fluff, and I make no apologies, no matter who else is sorry! =)
We last saw Trip drunk in the Mess Hall, where he was sick on T’Pol’s boots, and fell down. T’Pol offered assistance, but wasn’t certain he’d accept – and she’s dealing with some rather potent emotional unrest of her own…
Trip let T’Pol help him. She brought him to her quarters, where no one would likely look for him, where there was no alcohol, and, although she didn’t say this to him, where she could be alone with him. She stripped him, showered him, and put him naked into her bed before putting on her pajamas. After a weak but gentlemanly protest, Trip surrendered to the simple human need for physical contact, and asked her to sleep with him. T’Pol had already decided that she’d allow any level of contact he wanted (she was, umm, more than a bit revved up, and not at all prepared for it), so she climbed in – and he fell asleep with her curled beside him, her ear against his chest as she listened to his human heart.
Now, it’s the following morning, and there’s a rather rude awakening…because Reasons.
- Today is June 3, 2015.
- 3 short dialogue paragraphs, plain and simple.
And now…. the snippet!
“Oh, hell. Oh, damn. Oh hell. I’m so sorry – ”
“Do you seriously need me to tell you? Are you going to make me say it? Ow, damn, my head hurts. I know I should be cursing myself out – and I promise I will later, and I’ll get the hell out of here and try like hell to find a way to make it up to you, though I sure as hell don’t know how I’m gonna do that – oh hell – ”
What just happened here? Why is Trip apologizing? Why does he need so many ‘hells’? Why doesn’t T’Pol know why he’s so sorry?
What will happen next?
Well, of course I’m not just going to come out and tell you! You can come back on Sunday, though, and learn a little more..or you can read the entire story arc here:
Next week, we go back to Kifo Island, for another snippet from Generations.
Looking for more WIPpet Snippets? Something less apologetic and confusing, perhaps? Well, hop along with the little blue froggy; assorted genres, styles, and lengths of WIPpetty lily-pads to choose from, and writers eager to hear from you! =D