Title: I Need You So Much Closer
Series: Star Trek Real Person Fiction
Pairing: Zachary Quinto/Chris Pine (Pinto)
Warnings: angst, off-stage sexual assault/rape (not described in detail)
Summary: “Something happened. In Pittsburgh. Something bad.”
Why I Recommend:
It broke my heart and put it back together again.
Scrolling through the kink meme a year or so ago, my cursor stopped and I held my breath. This was it. THIS IS THE PINTO FIC I NEEDED. It’s my top favourite. (Although everything by the_deep_magic is my favourite, I swear…)
Something happened in Pittsburgh. Something bad.
Every word keeps you hanging on, tied tight on a string with the author pulling you towards a burning hope that things will be right again.
Seriously, there’s something about Chris Pine being hurt/sad/confused that is so captivating to me. I don’t know why. Maybe it stems from that look he gave Leonard Nimoy in that scene between Kirk and Spock Prime in the ice cave. Maybe it’s because he seems like fun guy but is very private too. Maybe it’s because back then, during the press tour and movie premiere, it was like Zach Quinto was glued to his side. Protective. I don’t know, but a Chris who needs help paired up with a caring, cautious Zach is a recipe I cannot ignore!!
I usually don’t read fics with sexual assault recovery, but the author handles the situation SO WELL through Zach. Oh man, it’s perfect. I felt totally comfortable reading this. If you were going to pick a fic on this subject, pick this one. It’s so sensitive and informed and safe and Zach TAKES CARE of Chris. This isn’t your fly-by standard hurt/comfort. It’s real. (A component sometimes very lacking in real person fiction!) If something like this ever happened to Chris, this is the way you’d want reality to go.
AHhh just read it! A beautiful, beautiful story that will truly make you believe that things can get better and a bloody amazing Pinto fiction.