spock: logic is sexy

Answers to the personal canon meme

Comment here if you wish to request personal canon for any other reboot characters.

Amanda/Sarek for anodyna and coasterchild
(Requests combined since my answers for them all overlapped anyway)

1. Sarek was seduced by Amanda's cooking. He loved how precise and meditative she looked while she did it, and that created some common ground between them -- like, he gets his serenity through actual meditation and she wants/needs/gets the same thing, but in a different way. Hm. I kind of want to write that.

2. Sarek did have a falling out with Spock over the Starfleet vs. Vulcan Science Academy issue, but got over it faster than in TOS because he knew how much it hurt Amanda, and he couldn't put her in the middle of that for so long.

3. Amanda miscarried a lot of babies before finally having Spock. The doctors warned her this would happen, but it still hurt.

4. The time(s) Amanda was pregnant were the only times she and Sarek had large conflicts in their marriage. Sarek just wasn't prepared for how illogical pregnancy hormones make a woman.

5. Amanda had a much harder time with these miscarriages than Sarek. Sarek could be logical about it; they knew it was going to be hard to conceive a viable child, and he honestly didn't feel anything for the death of something that was never even a baby. Amanda obviously felt differently, and it made for some really hideous times between them, but somehow they managed to understand each other and it made their marriage more beautiful in the end -- although it might have destroyed them if they hadn't ultimately had Spock.

6. Amanda got fired from a job at an important consulate when she was young. She's never been willing to tell Sarek the whole story, but her dismissal was at least partly her fault. Spock has no idea it even happened.

7. Sarek gets re-married not long after Amanda's death. Vulcan needs more babies, and he doesn't like to be alone. It is only logical.

8. The new wife is Vulcan, and Sarek is always faintly depressed afterward -- though of course he won't admit it, even to himself. The man just can't live by logic alone.

9. Ultimately, the new marriage is futile anyway; the new wife can't conceive, and although they could probably get some technological help on that front, they decide it's more logical to devote their full energies to rebuilding Vulcan in other ways. Sarek's wife knows where her husband's heart really is, and she accepts it.

10. Sarek never puts any pressure on Spock to marry a Vulcan woman, no matter how many babies the planet needs. When Spock marries Uhura, he's totally okay with it.

(bonus!) 11. Sarek and Spock do not have a single emotional exchange after the one in the transporter room after Amanda's death.

Spock for illariy
1. Will one day win a massive poker tournament at a casino so he can give the prize money to some orphanage/refugee camp/something that he was incapable of helping on the actual mission. (Yes, I know that is crack. Shut up.)

2. That time he attacked that kid for calling his mom a whore is secretly one of the best moments of his life.

3. Felt sheer and blinding hatred for Kirk at that cheating trial thing -- not that he would ever admit it.

4. Really loves cats.

5. Was totally miserable freshman year at the academy.

6. Runs a lot and looks really good doing it.

7. Has a thing about defending women. Has gotten into and/or will get into physical altercations to avenge verbal or physical assaults any woman he is close to, and I don't think he recognizes the depth of his reaction as unnatural.

8. Totally made the first move on Uhura.

9. Is not actually a very good first officer. I just don't believe he has very good leadership skills. I think he might eventually abdicate the position to Sulu because he likes science better and it's only logical to give the position to the guy who's best at the job. Jim will feel bad about this and try to persuade him not to, but he'll also ultimately have to admit that Spock is right about his weaknesses.

10. Is totally best friends with Gaila at the Academy. It sounds weird, but Spock really needs people who (a) accept him for who he is (b) make him feel comfortable expressing his human side. He used to have his mom for this, and although he won't admit that he misses her, he seeks out other people who can fill that roll. He definitely doesn't think of Gaila as a mother figure, but she's very easy going and she's totally non-judgmental because she used to have sex for money (even though this wasn't exactly her choice). But here's the real kicker: neither of them really belong anywhere. Gaila's heritage isn't mixed, but her mindset is - she's got a craving for freedom atypical for others in her society, but her sexual mores are very different from human ones. Spock's fitting in issues are completely different, but they implicitly understand each other on the issue of divided natures

Gaila for coasterchild
(who was too polite to ask for two characters but clearly wanted to)

1. Has a very popular sex Q&A column in a well-known San Francisco newspaper.

2. Is naturally immune to 87% of sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

3. Vagina can expand and contract to accommodate the variously sized male appendages of an array of different species.

4. Really kicks ass in a fight, preferably while wearing high heeled boots.

5. Gets summer smuggling jobs because she doesn't want to depend on the Federation refugee stipend, and she might as well embrace the (admittedly rather limited) benefits of growing up in a pirate culture.

6. Is really relieved when she finds a bar with a good stockpile of illegal Klingon and Romulan beverages. The human alcohol just really isn't strong enough for her.

7. Has a friends with occasional benefits relationship with Uhura sometime around their junior year at the Academy. Uhura's pretty high strung and she needs a good orgasm now and again. Ultimately, she's just too practical not to embrace the benefits of a roommate who offers a very talented tongue with no strings attached. Gaila is pretty pleased about this, seeing as Uhura has an awfully talented tongue herself.

8. Was in an exclusive relationship with Sulu for six months or a year not long after her arrival at the Academy. She broke up with him because to her, monogamy is ultimately the same thing as slavery. He claimed to understand because it wasn't a good time for a serious, committed relationship for him either, but actually, he was really hurt and things have never been the same between them. Of course he's practical and optimistic enough to move on, but he also knows that she's unique and irreplaceable, and deep down, he's not sure he'll ever find anyone as amazing as her again.

9. Is way fucked up when she gets to the academy (although she of course does very well in her studies)

10. Has sex with Spock during pon farr when Nyota is kidnapped and cannot be rescued in time. She knows what's going on because renegade Vulcans with no bondmates used to show up at the pleasure station desperately needing to be fucked, and she secretly always wanted to "service" one of them. Of course, she waits until the absolute last possible moment, until Spock is literally about to die, because she would never want to harm a relationship between two people she loves/respects/admires, regardless of how odd she finds their insistence on monogamy. And honestly, Gaila's not sure that Uhura will ever forgive her for it, but she does it him anyway because (a) Spock reached out to her at the academy when nobody else did, and she owes him (b) she cannot stand the thought of her very best friend in the whole world losing her husband, and she'll do anything to stop it happening -- even if it means she loses that best friend in the process. So when she does it, it's honestly an act of self-sacrifice, not an excuse to satisfy her sexual curiosity about the one off-limits, unattainable man in her life. (Also, maybe I should cross out what I said in the last post about not having plot bunnies because I should totally write that.)
The Spock not as first officer DEMANDS to be written. It's, erm, fascinating.