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Title: Follow Through
ST Ship Olympics Team: Team Blonde Ambition (Kirk/Rand), for Event #2
Universe: AOS
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~2800
Summary: Starfleet sought to make us a functional unit, a captain and his assistant; what we ended up as were partners.
Notes: Huge thanks to [ profile] hellokatzchen for courageously throwing herself at all the awkward phrasing and errant commas that used to reside in this fic.
Follow Through )
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 Tiny Pushes
Author: [personal profile] velvetmouse
Recipient: [ profile] cakeordeath44
 in the 2010-11 [ profile] where_no_woman New Years Exchange.
Fandom: ST AOS

Characters: Janice Rand

Warnings: Occasional snark? People being jerks? Umm...
Word Count: ~5500
Summary: Being a yeoman often means an awful lot of work without very much respect or appreciation. But sometimes, just sometimes, people surprise you. Five notable events in the life of Janice Rand.

Notes: CakeorDeath requested (among other possibilities) Janice Rand & "yeoman's position being thought of as being just a secretary/waitress, and why that is total bollocks." I hope this is what you were looking for!

The title is taken from the following quote, which I felt Janice would approve of:
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. ~Helen Keller
Many thanks to Seren for the beta!


Tiny Pushes )
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Title: Say What?
Fandom: ST Reboot
Characters: Kirk/Rand
Word Count: 242
Rating: G
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Notes: Written for [personal profile] medie's 2010 [ profile] fandom_stocking.

"You will."


"Yes, you will."


"Yes you - you know what? I'm not arguing with you about this any more. This is non-negotiable. You will finish approving these departmental budgets, and you will submit a year end report to Starfleet."

"Aw, but, Jaaaaaaanny..."

"Don't whine, Jim. You're not five years old. For gods sake, you're a Starfleet captain. You have these little things called responsibilities. And some of those responsibilities involve completing paperwork, no matter how boring it is."

"Not gonna."

"Yes. You. Will. Or I'll - I'll -"

"Or you'll what?"

"I'll tell Christine that you're avoiding your physical with McCoy, I'll tell catering that you're looking a little pudgy around the middle, so no more late-night chocolate cake for you, and you'll be sleeping alone for the next week."


"Don't think I won't do it."

"You fight dirty, Jan. I thought we agreed no letting our personal relationship interfere with ship's business."

"It's a special occasion, Jim. And this isn't interfering. It's influencing. So are you going to start with the budgets or the report?"

"... mgpeirhrthdkjfth."

"I'm sorry, I didn't quite understand that."

"I said, I'll start with the budgets. Slave driver."

"Yup. And you know you love me for it."

"Well, yeah, I guess I do."
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H is for Harrowing
Characters: Janice Rand, Jim Kirk
Word Count: 300
Rating: G

Jim and Janice sit back to back in the warm sun, gulping down air as their lungs valiantly try to take in enough oxygen.

"Well that was certainly bracing," Jim says between gasps.

"That's not the word I'd use for it," Janice retorts, wondering if her chest will ever stop feeling like it's on fire.

"Invigorating? Exciting? Heart-pounding?"

"I was thinking more along the lines of terrifying, harrowing, and exhausting."

"Spoilsport," Jim says, and Janice can just imagine his lower lip pouting out. "We won, didn't we?"

"We did," she concedes. "But Captain?"


"I am never ever agreeing to do another Yeoman/Captain Amazing Race with you. I don't care how much money we just raised for Vulcan orphans. I'll just write them a damned check."

"Awww. But Janny," Jim whines. He's the only one who can get away with calling her that without getting a kick in the balls for his trouble. "Next year they're holding it on Nimbus III. It'll be great!"

Janice twists around so that she can look back over her shoulder and peers at him incredulously. "Captain, you're aware that Nimbus III is over 80% desert, and is such a harsh environment that even Vulcans have a hard time living there?"

Her reasonable, rational, logical arguments have no effect, and Jim simply turns up the puppy-dog eyes another notch. Janice can feel her resolve crumbling.

"We'll have to ask Commander Spock for training tips. I know he lead a few cadet groups through the Forge. He'll know what we need to do."

Jim beams at her, and despite herself, Janice smiles back.

"Pike and Colt won this three years in a row. Think we can beat them?"

Janice merely laughs and shakes her head in disbelief. Arguing with Jim Kirk is an exercise in futility.


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