Penname: Mareel [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: November 20, 2010
Membership status: Member
Bio:

I'm a long-time Trek fan, but Enterprise is the only series that has ever compelled me to write. Most of what I write is Archer/Reed, frequently within the context of an established relationship. I enjoy the constraints of the 100-word drabble format, and like using a drabble series to explore aspects of a scenario or a relationship.


I am mareel at AO3 and Warp 5 also.


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The Message by kayjayuu Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Past Featured Story

Some things are better not left unsaid.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Porthos, Reed
Genre & Keywords: Angst, Romance, Smut
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5564 Read Count: 139
[Report This] Published: November 25, 2010 Updated: November 26, 2010
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: September 05, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I know I've told you (probably many times) how much I love this story, but I'm saying it again here. This is the best treatment I've read anywhere of the post-Affliction/Divergence situation between Jon and Malcolm. There are few fics that have them finding their way to each other  AFTER that, and this works beautifully. The descriptions and images are lovely, the tension between them is palpable, and when they get together it feels inevitable (and erotic as hell).

Summary:

Love is indeed the tie that binds. In more ways than one. Light spoilers for Season 3 in general.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed
Genre & Keywords: Angst
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 596 Read Count: 1503
[Report This] Published: November 27, 2010 Updated: November 27, 2010
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: December 18, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

You know, it's been a long time since I read this, and I'd forgotten how much it affects me. This is so completely Malcolm doing all he can, offering all he can offer, to bring Jon a semblance of normality in one part of his life. I always love how Malcolm is so completely his protector even when there are times when they disagree.

Beautiful images and words.

Summary:

A little story that about a simple order and it's joyous ramifications.


Categories: General
Characters: Archer
Genre & Keywords: General
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: 'Tis the Season
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 907 Read Count: 1772
[Report This] Published: December 02, 2010 Updated: December 02, 2010
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: December 03, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: The Spirit of the Season

What a wonderful celebration!  I love the way everyone just started contributing to the decoration of Jonathan's door with their cards and gifts (not forgetting Porthos!).  I think that would mean a lot to him.



Author's Response:

Mareel:

Thanks for the review.  When the idea came to me, it just seemed so natural.  We know that the Enterprise crew would follow Archer anywhere so I could see them trying to let him know that and I do think he'd appreciate it for certain.

asearcher

Leaves by asearcher Rated: G [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A walk in a San Francisco park in the midst of falling leaves as the past and future are considered.  This ficlet is the result of reading the Sep/Oct 2010 Word Prompt, LEAVES.


Categories: General
Characters: Other
Genre & Keywords: Challenge, Family, General
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: October Leaves
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 958 Read Count: 1223
[Report This] Published: December 30, 2010 Updated: December 30, 2010
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 05, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is lovely! I must have missed it when it was first posted. I've read very little about Sally Archer, and this is a wonderful glimpse of her and at the relationship between Jon's parents. The constellations on the ceiling is a lovely detail. 



Author's Response:

Marcel:

Thanks for the review.  There really isn't much to read canon wise. However, in my own mind, there a great deal of stories that could be written and I hope my muse takes me there again.

Glad you enjoyed the story.

asearcher

A Sad Refrain by Mr Smith Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Past Featured Story

Jonathan still doesn't know his armoury officer as well as he would like.

2011 Delphie Winner: Best Archer/Reed (Over 2000 Words)


Categories: Friendship > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed
Genre & Keywords: General
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: 2011 Delphie First Round Winners
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2092 Read Count: 1852
[Report This] Published: March 02, 2011 Updated: March 04, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: March 04, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: A Sad Refrain

I loved reading this; it's so beautiful. I love watching Malcolm allowing Jon a glimpse into his inner self, and it makes so much sense to me that Malcolm would be a musician. It's captures so well the way he was so transformed in making the music.

And his choice of instrument (though not his first) suits him well. Malcolm is so sensual, and an instrument that allows body contact, that lets him literally feel the music would contribute to the feeling of freedom and release he finds when he plays, especially since he has so few other outlets.

And I really like the give and take between the two of them at this early stage of what Jon clearly hopes will become more than friendship. Getting Malcolm to call him Jon is a huge step; I hope their breakfast goes well for them both.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

String Theory by kayjayuu Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Past Featured Story

Hypothesis: In this experiment, the body of Malcolm shall remain at rest until acted upon by the force of Jon. But who is really moving who?

2011 Delphie Winner: Best Archer/Reed (Under 2000 words).


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed
Genre & Keywords: BDSM, Romance, Smut
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: 2011 Delphie First Round Winners
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1663 Read Count: 208
[Report This] Published: May 01, 2011 Updated: May 03, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: May 03, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I've told you how much I loved this, especially since I don't usually go for much in the way of kink. But this is about trust and love and that's apparent from the first line to the last.

I really liked learning Malcolm's thoughts on the differences between their fundamental needs - Malcolm's need to be touched and Jon's need to hear and watch Malcolm's pleasure as part of his own arousal and satisfaction. 

Thanks so much for this.

Star Power by asearcher Rated: G [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

What's Hoshi to do when she finds herself transported to another time and place and can the crew retrieve her.  This story is for the March History Challange.


Categories: General
Characters: Archer, Other, Reed, Sato, T'Pol, Tucker
Genre & Keywords: General, Time Travel
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: 2011 March History Challenge
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3365 Read Count: 1265
[Report This] Published: May 21, 2011 Updated: May 22, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 12, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was fun!  I really liked Phlox watching the credits. He definitely would do that!



Author's Response:

Marcel:

 

Thanks for the review.  Yes, I could see all the humans providing support to one another and Phlox ready to do that...after he finished the activity. After all, he was there to also watch the movie.

I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

asearcher

Summary:

Jonathan made a decision, Malcolm suffered.

 

For oft, when on my couch I lie in vacant or pensive mood, they flash upon that inward eye which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed
Genre & Keywords: Angst, Challenge
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5415 Read Count: 3212
[Report This] Published: May 27, 2011 Updated: June 20, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 21, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Remembering

I love this.  The first part is so painful to read - Malcolm has had a long time to think about things and his words hit Jonathan just where he is most vulnerable.

I really like the subtle progression over the course of the story in the way Jonathan is thinking about/referring to Malcolm as they find their way back - from 'my former officer' to 'my old friend' to his lover and his partner. I see this as mirroring the ways in which we see Malcolm slowly trusting Jon with more of himself, both physically and emotionally.

Thank you so much for sharing this!

Summary:

March Word Prompt Challenge - Home Movies.

Archer reviews old footage of Enterprise and her crew.

References to: Strange New World and Dead Stop.


Categories: General
Characters: Archer, T'Pol
Genre & Keywords: Challenge
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1019 Read Count: 1567
[Report This] Published: June 10, 2011 Updated: June 13, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: All Good Things

I really enjoyed this. It seems very much like Jonathan to want to look back on all of those times, good and bad. And it definitely seems like something Travis would have enjoyed doing.

Summary:

Hoshi/T'Pol friendship drabble.

Response to Sunflower.


Categories: Friendship > Hoshi and T'Pol
Characters: Sato, T'Pol
Genre & Keywords: General
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 128 Read Count: 1438
[Report This] Published: June 10, 2011 Updated: June 13, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Sunflower

This is a great moment between Hoshi and T'Pol. I haven't seen enough stories with an art focus, and it's interesting to see how T'Pol responds to a piece like Sunlowers. (And to Hoshi's helpful information about the artist.)  :)

Summary:

Maxwell Forrest teaches Ambassador Soval the value of thinking outside the box.


Categories: General
Characters: Other, Soval
Genre & Keywords: Deathfic, Drama, General
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1121 Read Count: 1088
[Report This] Published: June 15, 2011 Updated: June 16, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a great look at what I always suspected was a developing friendship between Forrest and Soval. The chess game is both a natural way for them to connect, and a wonderful metaphor for much else about their relationship.



Author's Response:

It's a pity they killed off Forrest in 'The Forge". I think Forrest would have been an essential character in the series, esp. with the Vulcan/Human angle.

I figured chess would be a natural game for Vulcans, considering their mindset. 

Summary:

In which Trip and T'Pol find ways to work through their exhaustion.


Categories: Het > Tucker and T'Pol
Characters: T'Pol, Tucker
Genre & Keywords: Bond, Romance
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: Singularity
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 661 Read Count: 1510
[Report This] Published: June 16, 2011 Updated: June 16, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Single-Minded

This is lovely!  It conveys the exhaustion and their brief respite so clearly. The way the ship contributed to that was a wonderful and original (at least to me) revelation, and contributed a lot to the feeling of peace I came away from this with. 

As others have mentioned, it did feel very intimate, but also felt completely in-character for both of them.



Author's Response:

Thank you for the review! :)

Summary: Past Featured Story

T'Pol reacts to one of the formative events of her youth.

2011 Delphie Winner: Best General Story (Under 2000 words).


Categories: General
Characters: T'Les, T'Pol
Genre & Keywords: Family, Vulcancentric
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: 2011 Delphie First Round Winners
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 483 Read Count: 1697
[Report This] Published: June 16, 2011 Updated: June 17, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Rite of Remembrance

This is beautiful. I love the quiet way she finds to remember and honor her father... it seems this is a connection she will be able to touch for the rest of her life. Thank you for sharing it.



Author's Response:

Thank you for reading it! :)

More by kayjayuu Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Sometimes a first is one of many. Sometimes it's something more.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed, Het > Other Het
Characters: Archer, Other, Reed
Genre & Keywords: Angst, Challenge, Romance
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 918 Read Count: 1048
[Report This] Published: June 17, 2011 Updated: June 18, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 18, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Time hasn't changed how much I like this. It took me instantly back to that inexperienced Jonathan and all he put on the line with that kiss that meant so much.

Thank you for posting it.



Author's Response:

You're welcome. What a ride!

Pie! by kayjayuu Rated: G [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

It's a tough job, making something good for the soul.


Categories: General, Crossover > Chef!
Characters: Other, T'Pol, Tucker
Genre & Keywords: Humor
Story Type: Play/Screenplay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 537 Read Count: 1438
[Report This] Published: June 19, 2011 Updated: June 19, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: September 05, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'd never seen the show Chef! until after I read this. After I watched the clips of it, and then reread this, I couldn't stop laughing. You captured him (and the pie!) perfectly. 

Summary:

Malcolm's phobia undermines his desire to help a shipmate.


Categories: Friendship > Reed and Sato, General
Characters: Reed, Sato
Genre & Keywords: Drown Malcolm Month
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2354 Read Count: 978
[Report This] Published: September 11, 2011 Updated: September 11, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: September 11, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, this is wonderful! I haven't seen much written about the Aquatics and I'm always happy to see a post-Expanse Xindi story. This is beautifully written, and captures their fears and courage so well.



Author's Response:

Thank you, Mareel! I always wonder what happened to the Xindi afterward, because we hear no mention of them in Enterprise (or other ST series), so that gave me the hook to write this story.

Rip Tide by asearcher Rated: PG [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Story written for Drown Malcolm month. 

We know that Malcom has had aquaphobia since childhood.  This story looks at that historya bit closer.

Thanks to Mareel for betaing the story for me.


Categories: General
Characters: Reed
Genre & Keywords: Angst, Drown Malcolm Month, Family
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3691 Read Count: 1153
[Report This] Published: December 01, 2011 Updated: December 01, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: December 02, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a wonderful glimpse into a very believeable triggering point for Malcolm’s aquaphobia – and into his (and his parents') reactions to it.

It’s interesting (and telling, I think, about his relationship with his father) that he seems much more open, and even demonstrative, with his Uncle Archie than he is with his father. That seems very much Malcolm to me, in that we do see him in canon as opening up on several occasions to people he trusts.

That he seems to be able to confide in his mother and trusts her to keep his secret is also a lovely glimpse into his psyche and again, is very consistent with the Malcolm we see serving on Enterprise. I get the idea that this might not be the first secret kept between Malcolm and his mum – which makes a lot of sense to me, maybe it's a result of both Stuart’s rigid attitudes and his probable absence on duty for significant portions of Malcolm’s childhood.

He obviously cares about his father’s opinion of him, but not to the extent that it prevents him from choosing his own path – both at the fishing boat and in his career choice. They are both stubborn men.

I loved Malcolm’s comparison of his father to the riptide. Very astute. There is a lot of depth to Malcolm, even as a child, and I do think he has thought a lot about this.

Thanks so much for sharing this!



Author's Response:

And thank you for the beta. You were spot on in all suggestions.

I liked pulling Malcolm's family out to play with. We saw a few glimpses and mostly heard stories in the show.  It was nice to work with them.

Thanks again for the beta and review.  I'm glad you liked the story.

Summary:

Written for TV Land Crossover Challange.

Hawkeye Pierce has an chance improbable encounter one cold night in Korea.

Thanks to Aquarius for the beta.


Categories: Crossover > M*A*S*H, General
Characters: Archer, Other, Phlox
Genre & Keywords: Challenge, Drama, Time Travel
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5041 Read Count: 1144
[Report This] Published: December 28, 2011 Updated: December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: December 29, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This feels very true to both shows and their characters and values. Hawkeye and Phlox make for a really interesting encounter.

I definitely think Hawkeye's willingness to go along with this strange doctor was very like him - once he knew there was a patient to treat, you could really feel his impatience to get on with it!

And I think the solution they came up with was a good one. I'm sure Hawkeye was right that people would think he'd been hallucinating or something if he tried to talk about his experience.

Thanks very much for sharing this!

Meeting Time by kayjayuu Rated: G [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

How Malcolm makes time fly.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed
Genre & Keywords: None
Story Type: Drabble, Poem
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 71 Read Count: 1364
[Report This] Published: February 11, 2012 Updated: February 12, 2012
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: February 18, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is wonderful! The form serves the content well. Jon’s thoughts feel like impressions – albeit deep impressions – from the interview with Malcolm as he tries to sort out what just happened. 

I especially like the parallel sets of observations for – ‘who you are’ and ‘who I am’. It’s such an accurate picture of Malcolm, shields again in place after what must have been a shared moment of what-ifs. And the whole impact on Jon is captured as ‘who I am  remains, undone.’

After Rain by Mr Smith Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Set after 2.21, The Breach. Jonathan helps Malcolm relax after his caving expedition on Xantoras.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed
Genre & Keywords: General
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1671 Read Count: 1301
[Report This] Published: June 03, 2012 Updated: June 11, 2012
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 16, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: After Rain

I love reading (and rereading) this. You can feel Malcolm relaxing as it progresses - from that startled awake "Am I needed on the bridge?" to his sleepy "G'night."

I also really like the way Jon engages all of his other senses as they lie together in the darkness.

And the ending - lovely thoughts.  Thank you for this!

Rockets' Red Glare by kayjayuu Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Jon knows the things that make Mal go 'boom'.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed
Genre & Keywords: Romance, Smut
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2708 Read Count: 75
[Report This] Published: July 05, 2012 Updated: July 05, 2012
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: July 09, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Thank you so much for reminding me of this!  I love the descriptions of the pyrotechnics (of all sorts) and this contains one of my favorite lines ever from Jon to Malcolm - "You... are always the main event."

This Other Eden by Mr Smith Rated: NC-17 [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

When Shuttlepod One crashes on a forest world, Malcolm and Jonathan discover this is not their typical first contact mission.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed
Genre & Keywords: Angst, Romance
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 13922 Read Count: 128
[Report This] Published: October 25, 2012 Updated: January 23, 2013
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: November 05, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Green Fingers

I've told you how much I like this, and that I can't wait for the next parts.

One of the things that really works well is how the opening scene establishes that, for Malcolm, what happens on the planet is definitely not something without foundation in his own feelings about the man he's still thinking of as 'his Captain'. And then the progression in how he refers to Jon, both in addressing him and in his private thoughts, becomes steadily more personal.

That progression is mirrored in their gradually increasing ease with the intimacy of their situation - from apologies and embarrassment to 'it's okay in the dark' to the admission that the relationship wasn't at all unwelcome and that they would miss that intimacy when it ends.

Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: January 23, 2013 Title: Chapter 2: The Idle City

This is such beautifully drawn world! The Feyr are an unusual and fascinating people who make me want to know more and more about them and their culture. Their food sounds delicious!

I love the scene between Jonathan and Malcolm after they've met with Unya, where Jon is dealing with his guilt for earlier events and Malcolm offers him the insight he needs to come to terms with it: "That, in the deep of space, getting misrepresented and misinterpreted all the time... our very humanness saved a Feyr life?" This line just hits home perfectly, and that it is Malcolm reminding Jonathan of it seems both appropriate and indicative of the depth and quality of their relationship as it has developed over time, hastened by their experience on this world.

I see the pollen here as a catalyst for a latent relationship – each man had acknowledged the attraction to himself, but neither had made the first move toward acting on it.

Throughout the whole experience they're being open and honest with one another, and I love the small moments and touches and silent communication between them.

Summary:

Necessity makes for some strange bedfellows, and for Sheriff Tucker, they don't come any stranger than Reed and his preacher.


Categories: Slash > Archer and Reed
Characters: Archer, Reed, Tucker
Genre & Keywords: Action, AU, Unresolved Sexual Tension
Story Type: Story
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10276 Read Count: 4344
[Report This] Published: May 11, 2013 Updated: June 03, 2013
Reviewer: Mareel Signed
Date: June 04, 2013 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

I just reread the whole story, enjoying it again! I’m not a big fan of horror themes in general, but this is genuinely unsettling without being completely terror inducing. It just keeps pulling you in further and further, and I was <em>so</em> glad to see them get out of there safely!

I love the relationship between Malcolm and Jon. They need each other, much as Malcolm doesn’t want to admit it, and they draw strength and reassurance from each other. I think it’s really telling that they only seem to rest well when in contact or close proximity. I think it’s more than UST – they really do care about each other. To each of them, the thought of losing the other was devastating.

There is something interesting in Jon’s speech patterns that I noticed when I first read both this and the first western story. It’s almost like he’s wearing a ‘one of the guys’ persona when he’s using the vernacular, i.e. expressions like ‘ain’t’. But he shifts into a more sophisticated pattern and vocabulary when he’s trying to figure something out or explain something. It seems to fit with his obvious education, and also with his need to put a lot of that behind him in the life he’s living now.

Thanks so much for sharing this!