And I've always lived like this Keeping a comfortable distance. And up until now I have sworn to myself That I'm content with loneliness. Because none of it was ever worth the risk Well you are the only exception
mistletoe kisses <3
Don't disappear, don't vanish.
don’t tell me bones didn’t love jim. look at this pain. you can see the pain and sorrow etched into every line of his face. you can tell this is the face of someone who just lost the love of their life. they just lost their only reason for getting up in the morning.
ok so i kinda wanna get into mirrorverse but i'm very scared so is there like a few notsoheartwrenching mirrorverse mckirks that i can kinda dip my toes in????
I have an amazingly deep love for mirrorverse and so this list is going to be quite long (but I’ll guide you through it and hopefully it’ll be helpful and make some sort of sense) [side note: omg i’m slightly flailing that you’d ask for my opinion like *squee*].
* for favourites
Gentle Starting Points:
Infectious Disease by canistakahari
It’s only 900 words and it’s a close to fluff as mirrorverse can get, wherein Bones get’s a cold and Jim looks after him, rated T+.
*Villains Around the Boulevard by affectingly
It is explicit but it’s consensual skimming over Bones’ relationship with Jocelyn and how he ended up in Starfleet (there is an alternate POV of this story about Christine and Scotty which is also awesome too and still has McKirk peppered through it.
home in the lowlands by primavera
Wherein McCoy gets degaged an Kirk isn’t happy - while it’s still explicit it shows a softer side to mirror Kirk I think and it’s just very adorable for MU.
And An Evasive Alien Parasite Makes Three by Savoytruffle
I adore everything Savoytruffle writes and this is no exception, it’s almost crackish in places but so well written, it’s an Mpreg story done exceptionally - R rated but consensual.
*Brightness Burns by gracefire
It is a whole amazing series of Mirrorverse awesomeness based off the idea that there ‘is no such thing as an evil Bones’ and running with it. It’s still R rated but it’s not as dark as some of the mirrorverse fics out there.
*the kindness of strangers by spikeface
Probably my favourite Mirrorverse author, she has such an awesome handle over the warped nature of our beloved duo and like I cannot help but fangirl. This is a 5 times a crew member went to Mirror!McCoy and begged him to save them from Mirror!Kirk fic and it is awesome.
the icaras verse by primavera
This is such a stunning verse and I can’t even tell you how much I adore ‘i don’t care what you want’ Kirk that is actually just very very protective over what’s his and even though it’s non-con-y in places it’s perf.
Of the Sun Coming Too Close by severinne
Definitely dark, and the most non-con of what’s on this rec list but certainly worth a read if you want a very mean Kirk, lots of sex (but then also Bones’ realisation that Kirk does love him). And canistakahari wrote an amazing response to it which is equally evil and MU perfect called Never Ending Night.
There are loads more I could rec and no doubt some that I’ve forgotten (or can’t locate because they’re on LJ) but this should be a good place to start! Don’t be afraid (also I wrote a mirrorverse lite-ish fic called Minor Bleeding, I can’t say if it’s worth reading but it’s quite a tepid place to start.)
mckirk and phaser holsters (◡‿◡✿)
On second one he’s blushing, because of Jim. He told him that he’s cute~.
Maybe tomorrow I will draw HighSchool!Jim