Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: 1. Stranded

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1. Stranded


I swear I will never, ever write this fic."

The crew of the Starship Enterprise NX-01, captained by Jonathan Archer, need a place where they can repair the damage done to their ship in a battle. They, rather conveniently, find a planet where they can orbit and repair the damage done. When the damage is repaired, Archer decides to send an away team down to the surface to explore the planet. The team consists of Sub-Commander T’Pol, Lt. Malcolm Reed, Ensign Hoshi Sato and, of course, Captain Archer.

They land in a rather densely wooded area, as to hide their shuttlecraft. After exploring for a while, the team is captured and taken to the nearest settlement, which happens to be Faramir’s establishment in Emyn Arnen. Coincidentally, Aragorn and his entourage are staying there and Legolas is staying nearby.

Their technology is confiscated and T’Pol is mistaken for a She-Elf. When Legolas visits, he is instantly attracted to T’Pol. They embark on a romantic liaison. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew on the Enterprise try to contact Capt. Archer and someone hears this. They tell Aragorn and Faramir, who think that the team are spies and that they have kidnapped an Elf-lady (T’Pol). Archer, Sato and Reed are sentenced to be executed. When T’Pol finds out, she realises that her feelings jeopardised her crewmembers’ safety. She defends her friends and explains the truth to Legolas, who tells Aragorn and says that he believes her.

With T’Pol’s statement, the team are released and given back their technology. T’Pol says she has to return to the Enterprise, even though Legolas wants her to stay. She doesn’t and they split up, leaving both T’Pol and Legolas heartbroken.

When she is questioned on what happened to her, she says that they mistook her for an Elf but remains silent regarding anything else.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: trancegemini

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/17/04

Original Post: 10/01/04

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