DISCLAIMER: The Star Trek characters are the property of Paramount Studios and Viacom. Other characters are property of Twentieth Century Fox. The story content is the creation and property of Djinn and is copyrighted (c) 2000 by Djinn. This story is Rated PG-13.

There's a Light

by Djinn


Challenge:. Write a Spock/Chapel story of a page or less, ALL dialogue and nothing but dialogue, that somewhere contains the titles of three current--which I appear to define as "within my lifetime"-- TV shows.


"I don't believe this! I'm telling you, Spock, you are going the wrong way!"

"I am not going in the wrong direction, Christine."

"You are...you were about to say *am not* weren't you?"

"I would not say that."

"Yeah, just like you would not take a wrong turn. I'm in a shuttle with the only Vulcan to get lost in space."

"We are not lost."

"So where are we?"

"We are at the outer limits of the Orion cluster. Exactly where we planned to be."

"Uh huh."

"You do not believe me?"


"I will prove it to you."


"Do you see that planet ahead?"


"Scan it."

"Ok. Now what?"

"There is a unique mountain formation, do you see it?"

"I see twin peaks if that's what you mean?"

"That is precisely what I mean."

"What was that?"

"That sound?"

"Yes that sound, what was it."

"Our rear thruster has malfunctioned. Attempting to compensate. Brace yourself, we are going down."

"Oof, rough landing, Spock."

"Yes, the loss of the thruster made it impossible to put the shuttle down softly. Our communicator was damaged. I am detecting a dwelling about a mile from here. It is conceivable that they will have a communicator. I will go check. It is raining. Stay here where it is dry."

"I'm not letting you go alone, Spock. Besides what if the owner of the house is a lovely woman who steals you away from me?"

"Unlikely. However, if you intend to accompany me then put a coat on."

"How much farther, Spock? I'm cold and wet."

"As I suspected there is a light. It is likely that they will have a communicator for us to use. Come up on the porch out of the rain. I'm not sure anyone heard my knock, let me try again. Ah,the door is opening."


"I am hoping that you can help us. Our shuttle has broken down about a mile from your house. Do you have a communicator we might use?"

"You're wet."

"It is raining."

"Yes. I think perhaps you had better both come inside."

"We hope we are not disturbing you."

"You've arrived on a very special night. It's one of the master's affairs."

<Door creaks shut, wackiness ensues...>