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Title: Stars In Your Eyes, Laurels In Your Hair
Author: caitri
Rating: PG
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy??
Word Count: 363
Summary: Something Greek for rubynye.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Star Trek. Or Greek mythology. Or anything, really.
A/N: I don’t know, I really don’t. I just started to hear this, and yeah.



They called us Damon and Pythias when we came, so soon were we joined: You bright and shining like a young Apollo, burning with brilliance, me cold and dark like the wrong side of the moon.

I remember our training, how you moved like a storm with your face like thunder and your fists and feet striking like lightning. How no one could touch you.

Unless you wanted them to.

How we would wrestle afterwards, alone in the gymnasium, bodies close and glistening with oil and muscles straining. We were thrilled to be so close to one another.

More so, later, after, in our rooms.

And when we were called to battle we went together. You proved yourself to them all and I was at your side, sometimes arguing and sometimes agreeing, but you always knew I was with you.

When the cheering crowds applauded our victory, you turned to them like a flower to the sun, and I whispered in your ear, “Remember thou art mortal,” and you laughed.

There were stars in your eyes then. There were always stars in your eyes.

Someone gave you a laurel wreath that night and you put it on for a joke, and we mashed it beneath us later, in our eagerness for one another: the desire to feel alive after so much loss.

Later, someone said, innocent as a babe, that we were like Achilles and Patroclus, and someone else shushed them quickly, to stave off ill omen.

We forgot about it. We were young and immortal and all the world was ours.

I’d forgotten that til now.

I remember now that I’m lying here covered in my own blood, and you arguing with me here at the last. You’re starting to understand though, that this is it, and the sky blue of your eyes is growing dark with grief and fear and fury. And truly, I pity those who have done this, now, because I know above all how you’ve kept yourself in check all these years, because you were always rash and angry underneath that brilliance and cocky cool, and I worry what will happen to you, you foolish boy, without—

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( 29 comments — Add your .02 )
avictoriangirl
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I LOVE this. But the ending has my heart breaking into tiny pieces. *wibble*
caitri
Jan. 28th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
*squish* I'm glad you liked it!!
aadarshinah
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
wow. very... wow. Nice use of greek imagery too. now I think I have to go off and cry softly somewhere...
caitri
Jan. 28th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
*pat pat* Thanks, bb!
rubynye
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)

AAAAAAAA!


Oh, did you hear me shriek! Oh, my heart, my heart! This is beautiful and them and utterly heartrending!
caitri
Jan. 28th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
*rubs ears* So that's what that was. Huh.

*squishes* Glad you liked it, bb!

I actually just sat down to write a companion piece to it. :)
ladyfanfiction
Jan. 27th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
That was interesting, I'm bored of the same old Fics. (I Should know,lol, I write some of them) I was reading it so fast. I will definitly read more of your work. Thanks for sharing.
caitri
Jan. 28th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
*G* Thanks!!
sail_aweigh
Jan. 28th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Eeeee! It's the something Greek, with oiled up boys and wrestling! But, oh, so sad! ::sniffles::
caitri
Jan. 28th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Yep. I blame reading Songs of Love and Death this afternoon. *scowls*
belladonnamccoy
Jan. 28th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
Beautiful word-smithing, dearie. The images you create are so vivid. I really like the comp/contrast running through the whole thing.
caitri
Jan. 28th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
*G* Glad you liked it!!
vivid_moment
Jan. 28th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
*wibbles* ... *then pets your amazingly gifted brain* ;)

caitri
Jan. 29th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
Eep, eep, watch the gray stuff!!! ;)
amine_eyes
Jan. 28th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
Oh WOW :D Love the language, it really helps here to show how fast the two of them are burning :)

caitri
Jan. 29th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
*G* Glad you liked it, bb!
dreambastion
Jan. 28th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Ooooohhh... so lovely and sad!
caitri
Jan. 29th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
*G* Thanks!!
weepingnaiad
Jan. 28th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
Beautifully done! *wibbles*

They are a bit like that... fierce legendary partners.

Gorgeously descriptive, bb!

&hearts
caitri
Jan. 29th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Dude, they are SO epic!! *G*
tamnation
Jan. 29th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Oh wow. Poor boys. You wrote this so brilliantly, but it's so sad. And I'll probably be heading off to the greek mythology section of the library sometime soon. Your fanfic inspires me to be more literate :)
caitri
Jan. 29th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
*grins like a loon, then goes into librarian mode* Get the Robert Graves volume of myths, or the D'Aulaires if you don't mind having a kind's book because it has GORGEOUS pictures. *still has her tatty copy and loves it* Some people might tell you to go for the Hamilton or Bullfinch volumes, but don't, they are dryer than dirt.
tamnation
Jan. 29th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. I have absolutely nothing against kids books, particularly ones with great pics, so I'll definitely check it out.
suddenlyswept
Jan. 29th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
WHAT?????

WHAT JUST HAPPENED????

WWWWHHHHHHAAAAAAATT?
caitri
Jan. 29th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Well wait for the REST of it. :P
blue_jack
Jan. 29th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
Damn. It's a good thing I read the other one first. D8

D8 D8 D8 D8
caitri
Jan. 29th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
...Yeah not the way to do that with these.
blcwriter
Feb. 9th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
SOBBING.
hierro_y_sal
Apr. 29th, 2011 09:29 am (UTC)
;~~~~; The Greek mythology and the writing and everything. So good. Great job.
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