Penname: VulcanVanguard [Contact]
Real name: A. Pascal
Member Since: 27 Sep 2014
Membership status: Member
I have been an avid Star Trek fan all my life, but TOS is especially near and dear to my heart. I usually go by T'Avri, but unfortunately Ad Astra wasn't so keen on the use of apostrophes in pen names.

I look forward to posting more content in the future, but for now I will be continuously working on my first story, Awakening. I can guarantee that each chapter will be tweaked and embellished in real time up until the end when I feel its all complete. I tend to write on the fly as part of my process, so I apologize if this is frustrating to you, the reader. If you have a chance, please review. I wholeheartedly appreciate critique as it helps me become a more analytical and conscientious writer. Thank you to those who have read and reviewed so far!

And as we say on Vulcan... Dif-tor heh smusma!


- The Synopsis and References section has been rewritten for clarity.
- I have also added reference notes at the end of each chapter with fun facts!
- Chapter 16 has been posted!

ONWARD to Chapter 17!


I've got the progression and conclusion of chapters 15-20 more or less worked out for Awakening. Once they are complete, I'll be starting the next story in what I hope will evolve into an ongoing series.

Tentatively Book II will be titled "Days of Trial By Fire"; it will be more of an adventure story focusing on Saavik and Spock. After taking a seemingly uneventful trip to the Fire Plains, Saavik goes missing and Spock must find clues to her whereabouts. Little does he know that her disappearance is not merely a case of childish wandering as both of them get caught up in a terrible plot against the S'chn T'gai House. Certain questions from Awakening will be answered and other old familiar problems will come back into focus as well.

Stay Tuned for Updates!

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Chronologically, Awakening begins in the year 2276 after the V'Ger Incident and nearly a decade before the events of the return of Khan Noonien Singh in late 2285. The entirety of it takes place within the span of one day, and is told through the various viewpoints of each character. Awakening is written as a foundation for future stories, establishing character history and personal perspective.

This story relates Saavik's early experiences and impressions after being rescued by Spock on Hellguard in 2274 at age ten. After nearly a year on Dantria IV, Saavik is taken to Vulcan to live with his parents as her legal guardians. Spock is forced by duty to leave her behind as he continues to serve aboard the Enterprise. Saavik's story is told in tandem with Spock 's through his long distance relationship with her from space.

Through personal memories of struggle from each of their pasts, a new shared history will unfold. Both of them will be trying to make sense of their lives; Saavik to her adjustment into civilized Vulcan society and Spock as he adjusts to dealing with his parents and protégé, finding himself at odds with strict cultural traditions that still bear grim recollections. Interactions on board the Enterprise are also explored, and it becomes apparent that even old friends can get on each other's nerves.

Although the main storyline is serious, there are many lighter humorous moments as well.


-- Chapter 3 has been reworked to reflect a more accurate description of Vulcan geography and water reverence.

-- Chapter 12 has been expanded with details about Saavik's first day on Vulcan.

-- Dialogue has been updated in chapters 3, 6, 7 & 9 to be more true in regards to translation and cultural formality.

-- Chapter 17 is posted, with Chapter 18 on the way!

Chapters: 18    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Grayson, Amanda, Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Saavik, Sarek, Spock
Genre: Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, IDIC
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations
Series: None
Completed: No    Word count: 30597    Read Count: 23832

[Report This] Published: 27 Sep 2014 Updated: 09 Oct 2014