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By Any Other Name  
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Amy: s60: took her love for to gaze awhilemellaithwen on 5th July 2009 01:08 (UTC)
oh this was lovely!!

especially the last one, that was. ah just. I'm seriously grinning so much. pike/number 1 ftw :D

just wow :)

he could feel his laugh against her chest. His hands almost trembled as he traced the curve of her spine over and over again with his thumbs. But her fingers on the buttons of his crisp white shirt were sure and steady.

ljc: star trek (pike/number one sexyfuntimes)taraljc on 5th July 2009 05:20 (UTC)
Thanks so much, Pike and Number One are my happy place right now. They are grown-ups, and sexy and smart and YAY.
GIRLS IN SPACE BE WARY: st // best hair in the galaxymllesays on 5th July 2009 04:09 (UTC)
These are absolutely lovely. You are quickly turning Number One into my favorite character.
ljc: star trek (number one new old skool)taraljc on 5th July 2009 05:21 (UTC)
I'm really loving the Number One who lives in my head. I'm so glad other folks are enjoying her too.
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ljc: star trek (pike/number one)taraljc on 5th July 2009 05:22 (UTC)
woot! I'm so glad you like! I want her and Pike to continue to have ADVENTURES.
kellyfabookellyfaboo on 5th July 2009 13:26 (UTC)
I proclaim this a valuable use of ones time. A taste of Number One backstory for the win.
ljc: star trek (pike)taraljc on 5th July 2009 16:28 (UTC)
infiniteviking: 3infiniteviking on 5th July 2009 14:30 (UTC)


I saw some of these on a quick meme readthrough and was thinking must get back there to comment on them. Your writing is gorgeous and suits them down to the ground. It's a fantastic saga. Your mental landscape is shiny; thanks for sharing it!
ljc: star trek (pike/number one)taraljc on 5th July 2009 16:28 (UTC)
Thanks so much! I am really enjoying these characters so much.
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noelia_g on 5th July 2009 17:26 (UTC)
Sooo, I printed this when I was in the internet cafe this morning (holidays and a sucky net access), and I've just came back to comment that this was ten pounds of awesome in a three pound bag (I might be confusing my idioms, though sun had melted my brain).

I'm sort of in love with this pairing, and with Number One, and I can't wait to finally get my hands on the novels, because reading fics is slowly turning out to not be enough, and I want to write, but my OCD says that I have to know *everything* first.

I love her here beyond the telling of it, you give her such a real flair and character and both vulnerability and strenght, and I'm just in awe.
ljc: star trek (pike)taraljc on 5th July 2009 23:18 (UTC)
*blush* I've been having way too much fun with these two, and I'm so glad you're enjoying the series. I dunno when I'll have more, but there will be a lot more plot next time, when I have time to work on plot...
obsession called while you were outflyingcarpet on 6th July 2009 18:15 (UTC)
I loved these on the original drabble post, and they're even better in the aggregate! (plus, I really love the new final segment) Great job. :)
ljc: star trek (number one = made of awesome)taraljc on 7th July 2009 16:40 (UTC)
Thanks! I had an idea when I staretd the drabbles that I might try and do a proper 5 Thigns story, and yahtzee63 helped me whip it into shape. I'm really enjoying exploring the character. She's one of the only first officers who never really gets the spotlight shone on her, you know? Spock, Riker, Kira, Chakotay, T'Pol, they all have loads of novels and comics and episodes which explore every facet of their character--and there's just so little devoted to Number One that it's been a joy sorting through the canon and fanon and trying to build a character with a past and a future.

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grime and livestockcofax7 on 6th July 2009 22:03 (UTC)
Oh, excellent. That's well done. Makes sense, and is really quite adorably engaging.
ljc: star trek (number one new old skool)taraljc on 7th July 2009 16:43 (UTC)
Hurrah! I'm so glad you like! I have a serious yen to write more Number One & Cait Barry stories now. I really loevd Dax and Kira's friendship in DS9, and wish there had been more strong female friendships in TNG, VOY, and ENT...
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ljc: star trek (number one new old skool)taraljc on 7th July 2009 18:26 (UTC)
It's part of a series (and the dress is a callback to "Mission Accomplished"), and I'm now wondering how long I can go, without actually having anyone call her by name.... I do have a name I've picked out for her ("Number One" I prefer as Navy slang for XO, I never liked "Eunice Robbins" and the less said about "Morgan Primus" the better). It just feels odd when I do try and use it. So far I've had two tries--one was a junked scene with April and Nogura, when she gets asigend to the Yorktown, and the original draft of the last scene was Pike trying and giving up, but I liked this version better.

I think by the time I get around to the Yorktown stories, I'll have to. Because Captains always introduce themselves to people over comms right before things blow up.

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ljc: star trek (hell yeah number one)taraljc on 10th August 2009 21:05 (UTC)
sorry it took me so long to get back to you--I never got this comment. But she's MY HAPPY PLACE.
jedibuttercup: captain pikejedibuttercup on 10th August 2009 20:46 (UTC)
*backtracking through LJ* You know, it's been so many years since I've read most of the published novels, and there's so little canon anyway, I have pretty much zero memory of what's "official history" for these two, Number One especially. So I have no idea what's your own worldbuilding here, and what you've appropriated from elsewhere. But regardless? *mems as personal canon*

I love your portrayal of Number One here; it's a wonderful fleshing out of a character that too oft (as I've seen you lament!) does end up represented as a cold cardboard cutout of a woman. And her relationship with Pike; ♥♥♥ Lovely fic.
ljc: star trek (pike/number one sexyfuntimes)taraljc on 10th August 2009 21:11 (UTC)
I pretty much ahev adopted Vulcan's Glory in almost every way except for the issue of her name, becasue it's my fave of the tie-ins, tho I am now a bit in love with Star Trek: Crew which I read after I wrote this. But the sum total of her backstory is perhaps 2 or 3 paragraphs, and very vague. So I had an interesting time sorting out how her background would jibe with Trek canon about Eugenics, most of which (since it came from DS9 and ENT) wasn't written until years after Vulcan's Glory was cirst published.

I just love her so much. I love juxtaposing how stiff and formal she was straight out of the academy, and how different she is with Chris 20 years later, when she lets her guard down. And how in my ehad it's very clearly the same woman, just she's grown up and learned a lot, and the sharp edges don't cut so deep. And there;'s soemthing incredibly addictive about writing about GROWN-UPS in love, for a change :)
prophetkristy on 9th September 2010 05:52 (UTC)
I seem to have accumulated a lot of tabs with your fics in them, so I apologize in advance for the spam of comments you're about to receive...

Ohh, the slow development makes me clap my hands together with glee! "Cold" makes me want to hug One (which is kind of odd; she's definitely not the hugging type!) and the last one...! *squishes them*
ljc: star trek (crew)taraljc on 10th September 2010 17:48 (UTC)
Yays! I have some outakes from tis story I keep meaning to upload someplace... But I really loved fleshing out her background in the new continuity.
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