The first story in a series which fleshes out events mentioned in my other Spyota series "Soul Possessions". Chapters may or may not proceed in chronological order. But each will have a note explaining exactly where it belongs in time, and where it would fit in the "Soul Possessions" series.
It may or may not matter whether you have read any of my work before. For this series, there will be notes at the beginning of each chapter to advise.
"Matchmaking" has stories which expand on Sarek's subversive but successful decision to bond with a human, and the conventional but disastrous decision to bond his son with a Vulcan.
If you have not read "Soul Possessions", you may not recognise some characters or will find some situations strange. If you prefer stories that follow 'canon', I would say my writing complies about 50% of the time.
- Part 1 of Missing Pieces
This story follows on immediately from the end of "The Architecture of Emotion" Cadet Nyota Uhura has completed a successful kal-i-fee challege -- Commander Spock belongs to her. They have a few days before they must return to Earth and the greater restrictions and responsibilities of Academy life.
Memory Alpha, under the article heading "Rumarie", writes, "Rumarie was an ancient pagan festival on the planet Vulcan that was last observed during the 14th century. In 2372, while learning about Vulcan holidays, Neelix discovered Rumarie, which he described as a festival "full of barely clothed Vulcan men and women, covered in slippery Rillan grease, chasing one another."
In my Star Trek universe, Rumarie is not longer celebrated but the word is used, privately, to refer to the first days a newly bonded couple spend together. A certain lubrication product may also be involved.
Chapters will vary in length -- I like to publish every week but how much will depend on other factors.
- Part 2 of Missing Pieces