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the one where Commander Spock points out the truth -- translation (Star Trek XI, Kirk/Spock)

Title: the one where Commander Spock points out the truth
Author: Rin-chan (translated with permission by Renata @ snowlight)
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Fandom: Star Trek XI
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Do not own, sadly.

the one where Commander Spock points out the truth
original fanfic in Chinese written by Rin-chan
translated into English by Renata Lord (snowlight)

*

"This is ridiculous."

As soon as Jim Kirk said this, everybody on the bridge diverted their full attention back to the work at hand, as their captain had gotten into a back-and-forth argument with his superiors again. The only officer still listening attentively was Spock.

"I mean it, this is beyond ridiculous," Kirk went on with his venting to the image on the view screen, "Having us abort our current mission, traveling through an entire quadrant to visit a planet at the feudal stage of development, all this for me to attend the wedding of an eight-legged, four-eyed woman? And on top of that, as her groom!?"

"A decoy," Rear Admiral Robinson reminded him patiently.

"I don't care if it's a decoy," Kirk waved his hands, "There is no way I am going through with this circus, sir."

"This is a mission, an order, captain! We need the Enterprise to stall her in order to give enough time to—"

"Then please do enlighten me," crossing his arms, Kirk sounded like he was starting to get really pissed. "There are other starships much closer to Korim VII than we are, and I am quite certain that one of their captains is better equipped than I am for dealing with an eight-legged, four-eyed woman. Why was the Enterprise chosen? This is ridiculous..." and he paused here, as if realizing he found an even more powerful argument, he raised his voice, "This is illogical!"

Standing not far behind him, his first officer raised an eyebrow. All bridge personnel stopped in their track again, staring at their captain. Only Chekov leaned over and whispered to Sulu: "Vhat did the keptain say?"

"....at least you are talking about logic now, Captain Kirk," the Admiral said with a touch of weariness. "I am happy to see this improvement."

"Is that so? Please rescind your order then, sir."

"No."

"Sir—"

*

"I agree with Captain Kirk, sir. I recommend that you rethink the strategy for this mission."

Before Kirk could blow up at his superior (and possibly lose his job), he was interrupted by his first officer. He turned his head and realized that Spock was standing by his side now. Admiral Robinson was looking at them both.

"Commander Spock," the Admiral seemed to have finally lost his patience, "I do not believe you have the right, or the reason, to interject into this conversation as you just did. What you should do is wait for your captain's orders—"

"Hey hey hey hey!" Kirk took a step forward, even louder now, "with all due respect, sir, please do not ever question Commander Spock's credentials in front of me. He is the best first officer in the entire Starfleet, and if you actually read his files, you would know that he is not one bit less deserving of commendations than I am!"

"In any case, I rather think that I have both the right and the reason to express my opinion regarding this matter, sir." By his side, Spock's voice was calm, the tone nothing less than polite. "Because Captain Kirk happens to be my husband."

...and the Enterprise bridge sank into an utter silence, so quiet that even the computers seemed to had stopped working.

Chekov leaned over again: "Vhat did he say just now?"

*

Jim Kirk was floored for approximately two seconds. Frowning in apparent disbelief, he tilted his head to look at Spock.

"Did you just...."

Suddenly he flashed a brilliant smile. His shoulders wouldn't stop shaking.

"Captain?" this time Spock did not do the eyebrow thing but simply looked at him as if puzzled by his outburst of joy. That look reminded Kirk that the conversation was not yet over. He promptly cleared his throat and solemnly nodded at the image on the view screen. "About that, sir, I can confirm that Commander Spock's report is accurate."

Another bout of eerie silence reigned.

"Very well. I will concede. However, at the end of your current mission, I expect both of you to be present at the headquarters to provide an explanation," the Admiral said at last. "Order retracted. Robinson out."

Kirk could have sworn that he heard a faint curse from the Admiral before the transmission was terminated. Grinning, he took a survey of the bridge with an air of great accomplishment until all the officers pretended that they had returned to work. All except Spock.

"You know what, Mr. Spock? You gave an...exceptional performance, just now," he patted Spock's shoulder, "almost as good as my passing the Kobayashi Maru test."

"I fail to understand why would you compare two incidents of entirely disparate nature, captain." Spock moved the other eyebrow this time. "You cheated, while I merely pointed out the truth."

*

Finis

Comments

First!

Haven't read it yet. xD

抽打

以后先看来再来坐沙发吧……

OMG you know what not only am I first.....

I SECOND, THIRD, FORTH AND FIFTH THIS!!!!!

Dammit Spock, I LOVE YOU.
And Chekhov, oh Chekhov.

"That's illogical!" ROFL
I love love love love how Spock raised his eyebrow after Kirk said that.
And I love love love love how Kirk doesn't let anyone disrespect his first officer at all cost. XDDDDDD

Re: OMG you know what not only am I first.....

握手握手!!!我自己最喜欢的就是这里的Chekhov哎呀呀呀>___<
翻来滚去~
*SNORFK* BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH*ded*
LOL. this was great! XD


LOVED IT. <333
Very entertaining. Will there be a fic follow up on how Spock became a wife? 8) ?
I will try to write one, as long as I find out where, when and how they married. =w=
hee, i love this!
& aww, kirk defending his vulcan, *squishes* that makes me all warm inside.
Ooh, we are being posesive, hehe XD Me like it, also Checkov is just so adorable, just sitting there and asking questions when he should just stay silent XD
Loved it, loved it, loved it. Spock is wonderful in this, and that last line KILLED me. Woe betide he who crosses him; he will kill you with one line and a raised eyebrow. XD
I love this. ^_^

And I cheered when Kirk pwned the Admiral after he tried criticising Spock.
PWND! Take that, silly Admiral! Cute little fic! I liked it a lot!

妳換個版吧?看不到妳寫啥了。

copy and paste

你们那里还有IMAX?纽约这边可是这个星期就没有了……

对,TOS本身有极多的slash情节……这是一集很有名的,Amok Time,你先看看能适应不=_=
http://vesperholly.wordpress.com/star-trek/amok-time

后来Spock为了船长死掉-->船长千辛万苦让他复活,那一部分是电影里面的,2+3+4。我还没看,不过Rin看了说是很high~~~~

Live long and prosper! Renata out.
This was great! Thank you for writing.
*grins* I enjoyed this piece. Thanks.
THE ENDING!!!

Awwww....
Great! :)
KirkSpock FTW!
Hee! This was fun! :)
...

That just freaking hilarious. XD
Take that, Admiral Robinson! This had me grinning throughout, but once Spock joined in... *heeeeeeeee*

I loved the silent, very busy crew, and Chekov's little disbelieving outbursts.

And Jim defended Spock. Awww.

Laura.

(Anonymous)

I feel really stupid, but I'm not getting it - how can it be the truth? Surely if they were married, Kirk would be aware of that? Please help!
The premise was that they were "technically" married during some weird mission. Neither of them took it seriously, but Spock chose to use it as an excuse to get Kirk out from this situation. (This is explained more in detail in the wedding sequel: http://snowlight.livejournal.com/644673.html)

And Kirk was just surprised that Spock would make a public claim about that. :)

(Anonymous)

>.<

HA HA HA!! brilliant! Gotta love spock..I especially love Kirks huge adorabley happy grin. So cute!!!!

(Anonymous)

hey you amaze me

damn, i adore you :D
never thought there are, indeed, people do this chinese--> english fanfic-translation thing! and you've done a pretty good job, and made me wonder how the original is like, 'coz i always found it awkward to read/write a fanfic in any other language than the one of that particular movie/tv show.
love your work ~~

Re: hey you amaze me

Oh thank you. I was there when Rin wrote this particular piece, so it was easy for me to translate. But yeah, ST is a very international fandom--http://ksarchive.com has section for Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Portuguese...my own fic has been translated to Russian (there is a vibrant Russian K/S community)...and I've bought Japanese doujinshi about them. :D
Really lovely piece. <3 Thanks for translating!
Thanks for the great read! :) :) :)