Fandom: Star Trek (Reboot)
Pairing: Nyota Uhura/Leonard McCoy (they need a tag)
Blurb: Like everyone else who saw the new Trek feature film in 2009, I fell in love. The revival of the characters I grew up watching in re-runs with my grandmother brought to life with actors I respected, adored, and lusted after. It's no secret that I am a Karl Urban stan. He was the perfect Bones. While I thought the Spock/Uhura romance was a precious addition to the storyline. I couldn't help but think what if after reading a fic that will be listed as part of the recs. No it's not 'canon' but there's a following for the idea of these two together. She brings out the kinder, gentler side of McCoy. We see him melt a little under her charm. This is something that's evident in TOS and the brief glimpses we see of them in the same scene in the Reboot. They're kindred spirits - hardened, over - achievers, who be vulnerable with one another behind closed doors.
Fic Rec #1: A Lady Like That
Rating/Warning(s): PG - bar talk
Why This Must Be Read: A bittersweet look at Nyota Uhura through Leonard McCoy's eyes. This is the first fic I read that made me think, yes that could work.
Fic Rec #2 : You Owe Me Nothing
Rating/Warning(s): R, casual sex, some language
Why This Must Be Read: I enjoy stories that throw an unexpected twist in the end. This one did that. Plus, Leonard McCoy gets the girl. A definite favorite.
Fic Rec #3: A Cigar Isn't Always A Cigar
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, Sex, Fingering, Cigars, Language
Why This Must Be Read: This fic oozes sex. Their voices and personalities are so strong in this piece. You really want a cigar after this one.
Fic Rec #4: Scientific Observation
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 Sex - including oral, voyeuristic undertones, language
Why This Must Be Read: This is the first fic I read where I began to compare the differences between Spock and McCoy as well as the type of relationship Nyota would enjoy with each man. To me this showcases Spock's approach to things in terms of science. Then you have McCoy who approaches it with passion.
Fic Rec #5: Behind the Mirror
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, Mirror-Verse, BDSM, Language, Breath Play, Infidelity
Why This Must Be Read: It's dark and raw. Like ripping a band - aid off without thinking about it.
Fic Rec #6: Peace
Rating/Warning(s): R - sex and mentions of cutting
Why This Must Be Read: A softer side of McCoy. The vulnerable part of Uhura. A really beautiful piece.
Fic Rec #7: The Meek Will Inherit the Earth
Rating/Warning(s): R - Language, Sexual Situations, Implied Character Death
Why This Must Be Read: Healing goes both ways. 1297 is a favorite of mine. The emotion created with her words. It didn't fail in this one at all.
Fic Rec #8: The Further I Slide
Rating/Warning(s): R - Language, Adult Themes, General McCoy Grumpiness
Why This Must Be Read: The showcase of the Bones/Jim friendship in this one was a definite plus. The sweetness of Bones' insecurity and finally seeing him get what he wants.
Fic Rec #9: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 - Sligh Language, Angst
Why This Must Be Read: Embodies what I said in my blurb. Not vain this idea just tugged at me until I actually put it down on Microsoft Word.
Fic Rec #10: Sing Me Something Brave From Your Mouth
Rating/Warning(s): R - Sex, Angst, Implied Infidelity
Why This Must Be Read: It was birthed from a prompt I requested. Beautifully done.
And call this a bonus. Recently posted by Tales from the Spockside