Malcolm is alone and trapped in a damaged shuttlepod that's sinking to the bottom of an alien ocean.
> Tucker and Reed Characters: Archer
Genre & Keywords: Action
, Drown Malcolm Month
, Unresolved Sexual TensionStory Type: StoryWarnings:
July 12, 2011 Updated:
November 02, 2011
Disclaimer: Star Trek is not the property of the author; no profit made.
The idea for the situation Malcolm ends up in is inspired by a Stargate Atlantis episode, "Grace Under Pressure." When I watched it, I kept imagining what it would be like if Malcolm had experienced a similar visual phenomenon, under similar circumstances. SGA fans will probably recognize much of the plot here.
There are also spoilers for the Enterprise novel, The Good That Men Do. Trip's situation here is inspired by that novel and, though one major change makes it slightly different than Martins & Mangels canon fix, it is partially here as an homage to them for giving us Trip back, and to Mangels specifically for including a minor gay character.
This is my first slash fic. Special thanks to Mistress Euclid for giving me the courage to just write this puppy. Hopefully this is the first of many.
1. Chapter 1 by Section69 [Reviews - 5] (1030 words)
This is set sometime after the episode Terra Prime, and events similar to that of the novel The Good That Men Do.
2. Chapter 2 by Section69 [Reviews - 5] (2801 words)
3. Chapter 3 by Section69 [Reviews - 2] (1543 words)
The song here is a traditional sea shanty called "Whisky-O". I've also seen it called "Whiskey Johnny" even though there is another, different chorus for that song title. Parts of the chorus are sung with each verse, but I left that out so that it looks a bit neater and the impact of the verses is a little more obvious.
4. Chapter 4 by Section69 [Reviews - 3] (2672 words)
5. Chapter 5 by Section69 [Reviews - 5] (3194 words)
This is where I make a major deviation from the novels, having to do with the way Trip is undercover. More info in the end notes.