so, i was reading for gladness of you by kariye yesterday and like…
this little thought popped up in my head.
and just hear me out for a second here guys.
i swear, i’m not going crazy. i have sources to prove stuff too. you should all go and read this for the glory of the terran empire - it would be most logical.
Nothing satisfies me but your soul.Mirror!verse series.
More, give me more.
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
S’chn T’gai Spock is the first Vulcan to enlist in Starfleet; behind his back he is regarded as the bastard - he is only half Vulcan; the other half of his genetic makeup is human. Those on Vulcan never regarded him highly while he was growing up; his skill at hand to hand combat was learned early. He killed for the first time at eleven; the murder left no evidence. It was cool, calm, precise. Dangerous. He is dangerous.
His fits of rage are legendary; there are whispers passed among ensigns that he can destroy anything he touches. His strength is certainly greater than that of humans, something his roommate at Starfleet Academy learned seconds before his neck was snapped.
Those who have encountered both sides of him are unsure which they fear more; the one that will rip you limb from limb, or the one that will eject you into space with nothing but your uniform, documenting it as a disregard for maintenance schedules in the air locks. On your part, not his. Spock is an excellent Starfleet officer.
He was made Captain of the ISS Enterprise in 2258, his first officer one James Kirk - the thorn in his side, constantly disregarding regulation, constantly arguing, constantly dancing towards the edge.
And then he pushes himself over.
He bleeds red. Spock does not.
Lay me down in darkness tell me what you see
mirrorverse spock inspired by this post because i can’t stop thinking about it
The tragedy is not to die, but to be wasted.
Leonard McCoy is a doctor, and a damn good one at that. Starfleet knows it, he knows it, and he knows Starfleet knows it. That being said, it’s no surprise when he’s assigned to the ISS Enterprise. It’s not a surprise when he sneaks Jim Kirk aboard, either.
It’s even less of a surprise is when Doctor Puri’s body is found in a medical supply cabinet, no marks on the body. McCoy inherits the title of CMO and he holds it. Anyone who comes near him suffers the same fate as Puri.
(Unless Jim Kirk finds him first, but that’s a different story.)
McCoy knows his strengths and his weaknesses as well as he knows anyone’s; he’s not afraid to stand up to Spock. He also knows how far he can push the Vulcan before he snaps; Spock may have the best poker-face, but McCoy?
He’s got heart, and in this game, that’s the only card you need. He kills quickly & cleanly; too much so to cause any horrible pain - not that he can’t hurt, because he knows exactly how to make someone break in less than a minute.
But he’s also a doctor; his job is to save lives, because those lives are still useful to the Terran Empire. The dead are no more than wasted opportunities. They’re not keeping score, not officially, but he’s saved the most out of all the Starfleet doctors in the fleet. He saves their lives; wins their loyalty.
Cold and cruel medical precision coupled with intelligence and southern charm make him the most dangerous man in the fleet. Leonard McCoy may save lives; but cross him, and you’ll be gone quicker than you can scream.
And yet - he’s empty. There’s nothing in his eyes; he’s just a shell. His soul has long since departed; his conscience exists no longer - if it ever did at all. All that is left is his skin & his bones.
[03/10] Favorite Star Trek Episodes ➸ Mirror Mirror
mirror on the wall
will you care when we kill ‘em all?
yes!- jealousy! will drive you