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03 June 2010 @ 01:07 pm
Star Trek Kirk/McCoy fic recs post  
*points* I blame this entirely on fyrethief. When she talked me into reading my first Jim/Bones fic (for which I will love her forever and ever and ever BTW ♥) I never imagined in a million years that they would turn into another pairing for me. I have been a die hard Kirk/Spock shipper most of my life (they were my very first OTP and have always been my favorite) and I didn't think anything could ever happen to change that. Heh. When I'm wrong, I'm really wrong! XD I do have to admit up front that I've always had a soft spot for Kirk and McCoy's friendship in TOS because they are clearly very close. I mean look at the ridiculous nickname that Jim obviously gave the doctor, since he's the only one who ever uses it. It's very sweet really. :) In TOS I've never seen them as more than BFF, but in AOS, it's a different story; they just click for me. So now, I not only ship K/S in AOS, but K/M as well. This is the first time that has ever happened to me in a fandom, EVER. Normally I have one OTP and one only. Which only goes to prove how awesome Star Trek and its fanfic writers really are. ♥

And so begins the rec list! Obviously, all of these are AOS, but I thought I should mention that, ya know, just in case. ;) I will keep adding to this list so feel free to keep checking back.

Last updated 12/28/13


Acts of Faith by flyingcarpet. "Keeping his feelings to himself, which is where they belong -- would be a lot easier if Jim weren't so fucking smart."

All You Can Do Is Do What You Must by thistlerose. "Early in his captaincy, a mission goes badly (though it could have been much, much worse) and Kirk doesn't take it so well."

Alone In A Crowd (aka 5 Times They Thought They Were Alone and The 1 Time They Really Were) by d8rkmessngr. "They are never truly alone in a starship. It just feels like they are sometimes."

And a New One Just Begun by the_dala. "Bones takes Jim home to Georgia for the annual McCoy Family Christmas Eve Dinner."

And I Am Falling Apart Under the Waves by acetonitrile. "The first thing that Jim Kirk realizes when he wakes is that he can feel everything. The second is that he can't move anything."

Armed With Every Precious Failure by thistlerose. "Keep his hands clean. His father’s most important lesson. Leonard’s are covered in blood, and yet he offered one to Jim." Academy fic where-in they are both broken but fit together so well. And there is a follow-up called This Body of Wonder and Uncertainty. Aaaaand there is another follow-up! Amateur Cartography

Asymmetry by canis_takahari. "Leonard McCoy has already been through the dorm room politics, the awkward drunken nights, the pain and fear and grief; he didn’t expect to have to start his life over again, but Jim Kirk is making sure he does it right this time."

Before I Tumble Homeward by andrealyn. "Jim comes back from the mission with something missing: his memory."

The Best of All Possible Worlds by skyblue_reverie. "Aliens expose Jim's dreams and desires for everyone to see."

The Best Terrible Idea You've Ever Had by gadgetorious. "Jim and Bones had a friends with benefits thing going on, but decided to call it quits because they were both afraid it was going to ruin their friendship (and because neither wanted to admit how badly he wuvs the other). With Valentine's day approaching, Jim mans up and develops a plan to make Bones his, and for good this time."

Black and Gold and Blue All Over by ken_ichijouji. "Bones has a problem he needs help, and he only needs that help from Jim."

Bourbon and Blood by inell. "Jim can't explain, not without sounding like an idiot. Otherwise known as: NO ONE should be allowed to call Dr. McCoy by the nickname of Bones except for Jim."

Bring It On Series by dante_s_hell. Be sure and read the sequels that are linked through. "Academy years fic. Bones has always been patching up Jim since they first met. Jim, in some self punishing way because of his abusive step-father, always seeks out rough sex that hurts him because he thinks he deserves it. Bones slowly figures it out and concerned for his friend, tries to show Jim love doesn't always hurt and neither does sex."

The Butterfly Effect by hitlikehammers. "Even the most innocuous choices of James Tiberius Kirk are not to be taken lightly." This is utterly breathtaking and gorgeous.

Confession Is Always Weakness by wook77 "In a moment of panic, words come out, confessions happen and result in ramifications that need to be dealt with."

Cura Te Ipsum by dw_icon1lindermere. "McCoy has a touch of something that's going around the ship; Kirk is happy to provide him with a cure. One more fic that proves that Bones is helpless against the force that is James T. Kirk." Be sure to read the sequels which are linked through.

The Cure for Space Madness by blcwriter. "In an Enterprise-wide round of "Hot or Not," the contest comes down to Bones and Jim. Bones wins. Or does he?"

Denial (or, 5 times Bones touched Jim when he wouldn’t know, and one time he did) by brytewolf. "When Leo bumped into the kid at the bar, he never knew that he'd met the one who would save him from his loneliness." Ok, I may be a bit biased because the original plot bunny for this story was mine, but this is gorgeous. Love the stream of conscious writing style.

Disappearing Act by skyblue_reverie. "A missing scene between Jim's award ceremony and the "Buckle up, Bones" scene."

Do I Love You So Much That I'm Willing To Let You Go? by laughter_now. "Sometimes, the biggest act of love is to let somebody go."

The Doctor and the Kid by dw_icon1canon-is-relative. "Jim Kirk and Leonard McCoy can't figure out if they're fascinated or irritated with each other. Spans first semester and winter break of their first year at the academy together."

Empty by blue_jack. "Leonard sits in the chair and stares at the husk that is Jim Kirk."

Every Mountain and Hill Shall be Made Low by thalialunacy. "Bones is given a surprise gift by a space anomaly. And in German, ‘gift’ means ‘poison’".

Failure to Communicate by laughter_now. "Sleep is a necessary human function. However, as Jim is about to find out, there are certain situations when it's not advisable to fall asleep. Like for example, right in the middle of a seduction..."

Five Things McCoy Didn’t Mean That Way And One Thing He Did by gadgetorious. "Jim’s hobby is willfully misunderstanding McCoy. McCoy’s is pretending it doesn’t thrill him."

Hand-to-Hand Combat first fic in the combat 'verse by cymbalism219. "It's not the best or only reason McCoy sticks around the unruly James T. Kirk, but he does get a kick out of the kid's pluck -- even when Jim weasels him into a night on the town, drinks too much, hits on a Deltan, and ropes him into a nonsense, teenage bet." I highly recommend this entire verse, which is linked through.

Hypothetically Speaking by laughter_now. "Jim has feelings for his best friend. He needs advice on how to act on them. Advice only his best friend can give him. Which means he needs a very good cover story. After all, the one person who can tell him how to date Bones is...Bones himself."

If I Could Just Crash Here Tonight by checkerboxed. "Jim sleeps in bones’s bed when Bones isn’t around." And now there is a follow-up from McCoy's POV There's Only One Thing I Can Start

If You're Into It by canis_takahari. "Five things Jim didn’t know about Bones (and one thing he already did)."

I'm Just A Jealous Guy by londondrowning. "Leonard McCoy is thirty-one and he’s too fucking old to be anybody’s jealous boyfriend."

In the Deep by skyblue_reverie. "Academy days: Jim walks in on something he shouldn't have; WOE and ANGST ensue, followed by shamelessly self-indulgent hurt/comfort featuring Bones' Magic Cock of Healing (MCoH™)."

In the End We Will Be One by acetonitrile. "Jim thinks he is going to die and has something he needs to tell Bones."

In a Moment Close To Now by thistlerose. First part of the Forever Verse. "Bones plans on spending his thirtieth birthday alone with his jazz, his bourbon, and a book. Jim Kirk does not approve of this plan." And there are sequels! Heading Straight for a Fall, Pillowcase, The Next Time You Say Forever and then Bloom and Grow.

It's our imperfections that bring us together by peppermint_wow. "Five things about Leonard that Jim tolerates, and one thing that he loves."

Just A Jealous Guy... by 1lostoneficspot. "Bones had never really realized just how manipulative his ex wife was. Or just how jealous he could really be."

Just Desserts by blcwriter. "Bones admits there's nothing wrong with people knowing he likes the sweet things in life."

A Kiss Between Friends by db_mmxx. "After the Narada's destruction, Kirk and McCoy enjoy their downtime together. With the unexpected arrival of Bones' ex-wife, Kirk realizes he’s not the only person vying for the doctor’s attention. A prank kiss reveals hidden desires and tests the boundaries of their friendship".

A Lack of Color by canis_takahari. "Sometimes he looks at Jim, has to look in those eyes, and he loses whatever part of himself thinks he could ever make a difference for this kid, broken and scattered."

Leap of Faith by inell. "Jim has to start being honest with himself on New Years eve."

Like Shooting Stars by sullacat. First part of a schmoop bingo series that is linked through.

Love and Hate by blcwriter. "In the back of your mind was what he'd said the night before you all boarded Enterprise for this mission. You're going to hate me sometimes, the things I'm going to do to keep the crew and the ship safe. You need to accept that."

Maladroit by roflolmaomg. "So maybe drugs aren’t always bad, mmkay?"

Medically Necessary by caera1996. "Kirk's latest allergy to a hypo is random nerve twitches and vertigo. Bones finally gets out of him that being held really tight would make him feel better - and proceeds to provide the cure." Cuddle!fic! And there is now a wonderful follow-up!

Myths & Legends by thistlerose. "Everyone's heard of sex pollen. If anyone's actually encountered it, though, they're keeping quiet about it."

Never Had by inell. "Because here, the other universe is just a fairy tale."

No-Win Scenario (Bring It On Series) by anne_higgins. "Shields down, weapons depleted, enemy closing in – all Jim could do was surrender and pray." Be sure and read all 5 sequels which are linked through. Begins at the academy and takes them about 6 months into their first 5 year mission.

Not On My Watch by ceres_libera. "Spock Prime tries to tell Bones he has to break up with Jim because Spock and Kirk are soul mates. Bones tells him to fuck off. Bones and Jim live happily ever after."

Once There Was a Way To Get Back Home by the_dala. 'It was nobody's business but their own. That was what he told himself on the mornings he woke up in Jim Kirk's bed.'

Objects In Warp by d8rkmessngr. "Despite what Jim Kirk may believe, objects in motion do not necessarily have to stay in motion."

The Old Man and the Enterprise 1-19 by camesawconquerd. "The life and times of James T. Kirk and Leonard H. McCoy; a series of short scenes which start on shore leave and end in the indefinable future."

One Little White Lie by laughter_now. "One little white lie never hurt anybody, that's what they say. But apparently they are wrong, because even one small lie can spin out of control and change a life forever. Jim only wanted to be by his best friend's side after an accident. Nobody could have known that the lie he told to make that possible was going to come back to haunt him."

The Only Universal Constant by abigail89. "The bureaucrats of Starfleet conspire to make Jim and Bones miserable. So when they’re together again, they need to be together."

Patience is a Virtue by shamrockivy. "If patience is a virtue, then Bones is a goddamned saint. (courting fic)" Simply adorable. Be sure and read the follow-up wedding night fic, Gentleness is a Man's True Strength!

Playing Yenta by vlbuehle. "As Captain, there is a rule that liaisons with his officers are not acceptable, and that's the reason why Kirk always gets laid by various aliens. To counteract his boredom/horniness when not on shore leave, Kirk plays matchmaker for everyone else. McCoy likes this mature and thoughtful Jim and convinces him to break the rule."

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance by siluria. "Jim has a 'Make Bones Mine' advent calendar. (i.e. every day he implements a new, subtle plan.)"

Pushback by blcwriter. “All Jim wants for Christmas is a little role reversal so he can take some orders from Captain McCoy.”

Regrets by inell. "When faced with certain death, it’s difficult not to think about regrets."

Réveillon by canis_takahari. "Bones used to love Christmas. Jim tries to help him get back into the spirit again."

Rulebreaker by inell. "Bones has had a disturbing conversation with Spock Prime and Jim must reassure him."

Satellite Heart by mardia. "Jim didn't know that Bones can play the piano."

The Sentinel Weeps by d8rkmessngr. "A fic where McCoy meets Kirk's stepfather and being a protective lover/BFF smacks a bitch."

Slouching Toward Bethlehem by emiliglia. "Four times Leonard and Jim get undressed in their dorm room, and one time they undress together."

Sooner or Later by flyingcarpet. "Jim Kirk can wait for a good thing, if he has to."

Spots by inell. "Leonard’s never joining another landing party."

Standby by d8rkmessngr. "Bones gets a boyfriend. Not only does said boyfriend resemble Jim, he comes onto Jim, but Jim rejects him which in turn pisses him off."

The Sum of Us by the_dala. "A series of vignettes tracing the evolution of Kirk and McCoy's relationship over the years. Or, five people are let in on the worst-kept secret in the Federation."

Summer Storm by inell. "It’s a rainy night in Iowa." Intimate and gorgeous. Oh, to heck with it. Just go read every one of inell's fics, they are all amazing.

Take the World (and make it yours again) by canis_takahari. "Leonard McCoy wouldn’t say he’s happy. He wouldn’t even say he’s okay. But he’s still functional, and that’s as good a place as any to start."

(WIP) This is Home Ch. 1 & 2, Chapter 3 by re_white. UST and angst and hilarious hi jinx that borders on crack in which the entire crew is portrayed as a wonderful but slightly dysfunctional family. It is an emotional roller coaster and I have no idea how she does it, but she takes you from humour to angst and back again AND DOES IT WELL. May be abandoned.

The Three C's (comfort, convenience & complication) by andrealyn. "According to his lawyers, if McCoy gets married again, he can have improved custody of Joanna. Luckily, the answer is right under his nose. Not so luckily, it's complicated."

Three-Date Theory's Getting Old by breakthecitysky. "Can it really count as courting, if one half of the couple doesn't know that's what they're doing?"

Thursday by abigail89. "Set during their Academy days. Bones goes to check on Jim after not seeing him on campus all day. He finds Jim handcuffed and gagged, apparently having been left that way by the girl/guy he slept with the night before. Bones comes to the rescue, but both of them are aroused by the situation and decide to act on it."

Trepidation of the Spheres by caitri. A Valediction Forbidding Mourning: “If they be two, they are two so / As stiff twin compasses are two.” Two universes, two possibilities.

'Twould Be A Wildish Destiny by thistlerose. Takes place after the Metrons kidnap Kirk from the bridge. Be sure and read the sequel Fixed Upon the Glowing Sky.

The Unbirthday Gift by gadgetorious. "McCoy decides to show Jim how much his friendship means to him and takes him out for his birthday. Only it's not his birthday."

Uncomplicated by eonism. In 4 parts that are not linked through, so I've given you the entry tag. "Their relationship has always been uncomplicated. Friendship first, sharing rooms and classes and days in the academy together, then sex second. They don’t have to discuss it, because it doesn’t need addressing." Or maybe it does.

Unspoken by d8rkmessngr. "Because love isn't just about flowers, declarations, the L word or kisses. It can be loud, messy, undignified and damn painful sometimes. But that's okay."

Waiting at the Gate by the_dala. 'It comes as no surprise that Dr. McCoy accompanies the captain to the transporter room.' Or, Spock experiences the phenomenon commonly known as déjà vu.

Waterpark Verse by ken_ichijouji. While this verse has a lot of the other crew in it, it also answers the question: "How exactly did Jim fall in love with his best friend?"

We Defy Augury by blcwriter. "Bones betrayed Jim not once but twice, and the fact that they're all still here has nothing to do with whether McCoy supported his best friend when he took command of the ship. He doesn't know if Jim will forgive him-- but he has to ask anyway."

What the Heart Sees by favicon_ff_siteAislin30e."It's not quite Sex Pollen, but it has it's uses. OR What happens when a helpful alien dusts Kirk with alien voodoo powder to help him connect better with his crew. Shock, angst and humor follows."

You Owe Me One by canyousayhot. First time fic.



Crashing on the Shore of You by severinne. "It’s the first day of shore leave at Bones’ old family home, and Jim is already bored."

Fever by canis_takahari. "Jim has this incredibly annoying tendency to go poking around in other people’s things. Bones can’t quite bring himself to care."

First Time for Everything by edie22. "Jim is a little obsessed."

Gun Porn AU by tourdefierce. People, it's gun porn.

Happy by peppermint_wow. A tentacle monster abducts Jim and Bones.

His Lips by idlepabulum. Part II: His Eyes, and Part III: Their Inhibitions.

Hitchhiker by yeomanrand & shinychimera. "Jim Kirk's stuck on the side of the road. Will he risk taking a ride with a handsome stranger, and paying the necessary price?"

The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game by faoi_cheilt. Four thousand words of J/B porn involving the shaky premise of: Bones likes to watch porn; Jim doesn't.

Instinctive by laughter_now. "Maybe there were a couple of things Jim and Leonard should have talked about before they decided to sleep with each other. A little communication never hurt, especially since they're both trying to hide the same thing from one another..."

Jim calls sexy shenanigans (or, the proposal that Bones already answered) by blcwriter. Written for a pic featuring two men accomplishing gorgeous filthy things on a fancy bedspread.

Lazy Mornings by norwegianwood23. "There's a certain way that Leonard likes to wake Jim up. Not that Jim minds."

Leaving the Bedroom by wyntreaurora. Bones helps Jim experience something new.

Make It Last AU by peppermint_wow. "Leonard McCoy is a doctor who works day shifts at the county hospital. Jim Kirk is a musician who spends his nights playing in at the local nightclub. Their paths don't cross often, but when they do they make the most of it."

Positive Reinforcement by the_summoning_d. "Jim Kirk: solving the universe's problems with orgasms, one person at a time."

Satyr by thatwelearn. For a while they’re lost. Lost in the slide and slap of flesh against flesh, in teeth and tongues and moans that aren’t even trying to be quiet anymore...

They Will Say it’s Elementary by sangueuk. Jim and Bones grab some alone-time at a wedding.

Word of Mouth by severinne. It isn’t that Jim doesn’t like what he hears; he just doesn’t want Bones saying it to someone who isn’t him.

You Be Mine, I'll Be Yours by peppermint_wow. "Early in their relationship at the Academy, Jim has come to love the driving, urgent way Bones makes love to him -- and doesn't know that Bones has gotten the impression from his assorted comments and antics that rough and hard is the only way daredevil Jim loves it. For Valentine's Day, Jim is determined to teach Bones how nice it is to take your time now and then…"

Your Love Is My Drug by canis_takahari. Jim Kirk has a big dick.



~NEW 06/07/2011~ Blood Bond Series by weepingnaiad. "Jim’s a vampire hunter. The only problem? His lover’s a vampire."

Common Grounds by caitri. Modern day AU. Leonard McCoy tries online dating. A story of coffee, printing, and the Internet. Also go read the companion fic: The Picnic by gadgetorious.

(WIP) Designed for Wicked by clarkoholic Doom X-over with reaper!Bones. He’s not going dwell on the sudden swelling of his Grinch heart. Just like he’s not thinking about the beautiful kid sleeping in his living room. He has to focus after all; he’s got a man to kill tomorrow. May be abandoned.

Devil Went Down to Georgia by suddenlyswept. Bones never got on any shuttle (never became Bones) and he and Jim meet after Jim has retired from the Enterprise to Madison, Georgia and becomes the neighbor of one Leonard H. McCoy.

The Doctor, the Detective and the Fairy Princess by db_mmxx. Halloween night changes everything for McCoy. He's made a point of keeping Detective Kirk at arms' length, but by the end of the night he can't deny his need for the man.

Don't Stand So Close To Me Modern-day AU by canis_takahari. Leonard McCoy takes Jim Kirk’s Romantic lit class as an elective. This is, to be honest, probably a pretty bad idea for them both (but the kind of bad idea that has satisfyingly sexy results).

Hey Jude College AU by checkerboxed. "Leonard tries to protest, his heart pounding in his ears, almost drowning out the words Jim is sing-whispering, but he lets Jim pull him in—Jim is drunk, Jim is drunk, Jim is drunk, this is not real, Jim is drunk."

Knives in the Water by green_postit. When Leonard McCoy moved out the California to work with his idol, the last thing he expected was to get caught in the middle of a decade long mafia war. Warning for torture.

Koru (spiral into you)" by janice_lester. "Bones has issues. Jim has a plan he might not be able to stick to. Also, there is travel, there is bourbon, and there is a lot of hanging out at Bones's on-campus apartment."

~NEW 10/24/2011~ Night is Thy Name by weepingnaiad & ryo_of_imratdor. "Leonardo McCoy lives in 16th century Bologna with his parents, his young life carefree and easy. After a chance encounter with violence in a dark alley changes his life, Leonardo finds himself removed from his hometown to his uncle’s home in Venice. He rises above loss to become a successful physician, but his personal life is in tatters. When he stumbles upon the renowned courtesan, Giacomo il Fiore della Notte, he swears he’s met the captivating man at least a decade earlier. But Giacomo is impossibly young. It turns out Giacomo has a secret, one that will change Leonardo’s life forever if he can earn Giacomo’s trust and help them both move beyond their pasts."

Orpheus by appelwagon. "Mythology AU. Death comes knocking, Leonard can't let go. Luckily, neither can Jim."

The Ringmaster by sangueuk. "AU set sometime in the 19C before medical hygiene and dermal regenerators, McCoy, the circus hobo clown is summoned by ringmaster, Kirk, who needs some medical attention."

~NEW 05/20/12~ Say My Name (And Every Colour Illuminates) by canis_takahari. "When he’s feeling most lonely, Jim meets Bones. Eventually, he meets Leonard McCoy, too. Modern-day supernatural AU."

~NEW 1/10/12~ Split Me Wide Open by weepingnaiad. "Modern day AU. Jim’s an Air Force pilot and Bones is an Air Force doctor. The repeal of DADT doesn’t turn out to be the happily ever after Jim had hoped for."

The Test by brytewolf. Bones is a mobster who has Jim in his clutches. Things turn out not quite the way either of them expected.

Then, Suddenly, Life Changed by salvaged_pride & sullacat. What if Leonard McCoy had been at the bar that night? Two men, a cycle, and a trip that changes their lives.

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee by wyntreaurora. "What starts as a simple vacation shared between friends becomes an adventure to remember as Jim and Bones take San Diego by storm during Comic Con. Their weekend takes them through a tour of real and memorable destinations around the city as well as into the uncharted area that lies between best friends...and something more."

Walk Visible Under the Sun Star Trek XI/Lord of the Rings Crossover by weepingnaiad. "Éomer watches as a strangely clad man kills a warg in mid-leap. By the time he overtakes them, the blond-haired man is lying silent and broken at the bottom of a ravine and something inside Éomer feels compelled to help him. Éomer has no idea what he’s willing to risk for the mysterious man with no memories and arresting sky blue eyes."

(WIP) Western Skies by favicon_ff_siteAnrui Ukimi. "Over 200 years before the famous birth of James T. Kirk, the governments of the world had collaborated in the drug-induced suppression of the x-gene, then considered a mutation to be eliminated. Over time, however, it became acknowledged that the x-gene was the next step in evolution; now firmly out of humanities' reach due to the actions of the past. Brushed aside in the excitement of their expanding universe, the issue was considered a lost cause and all but forgotten. But the makers of the drug could never have anticipated a birth happening in the midst of the most unique of circumstances..." TL;DR Jim Kirk with wings. May be abandoned.

Wonderland by canis_takahari. "No matter what AU they’re inhabiting, Jim and Bones always come together. Jim and Spock need a Federation doctor, so they kidnap a man called Leonard McCoy."

Working Title: Enterprise, Part One by fishspots. “'Kirk, this here is the supporting male lead, Leonard McCoy. He’ll be playing the medic, Bones.' McCoy slips off his shades, pulls down his hood, and flashes a wide, sarcastic grin. Jim doesn’t realize it then, but that’s the exact moment his life goes to shit."


Mirror!verse. Let me just state up front that I have never really been a fan of mirror!verse. I am not into the violence and excessive cruelty that most of this genre is comprised of, so if you are looking for that type, you'll have to look elsewhere. This is still mirror fic, but with love underneath.

Collars and Rentboy!Kirk Both by spikeface. Featuring clueless!Jim in the first and wonderful h/c in the second.

Gang Aft Agley by spikeface. "Aliens made them do it."

Icarus in Retrospect by green_postit. "When he was younger, Jim heard stories of a boy who flew too close to the sun on wings made of wax. He fell, and his father cried. Jim never understood the story. Falling never killed anyone. It was the crash that got you."

The Look by sangueuk. "Jim teaches McCoy a lesson in gratitude. Thing is, will McCoy get it and change his ways?"

The Only Engine of Survival by savoytruffle. "Jim Trenton may have grown up on a distant colonial backwater, but that doesn’t mean he intends to stay there. As far as he’s concerned, Castius VI is nothing but a useless colony full of hopeless losers heading nowhere and doing it really fucking slowly. Well, except for Jim’s mom. She’s awesome and badass and she’s taught him everything he needs to know to take the Terran Empire by storm. Oh, and then there’s the new and surprisingly competent doctor at the local clinic. He might not be so bad either..."

Until I Drown by emiliglia. "McCoy realizes he'll do anything for Kirk."



Aftershocks AU by canis_takahari. "Jim Kirk turns down Pike’s challenge, and doesn’t get on the Starfleet recruiting shuttle. But neither does Leonard McCoy, who’s actually been in Iowa for six months already, doing fuck-all. Becoming drinking buddies seems like a natural progression."

And All the King's Men by mijan. "How many times can you patch up something before you realize that it's too fucking broken to fix, Bones?" When a training simulation uncovers something that Cadet Jim Kirk was never meant to remember, it breaks him. Leonard McCoy can't sit by and watch Jim crumble. When asked what he's willing to do to get the old Jim back, Leonard has only one answer. "Anything." This is the first piece of K/M fic that ever I read and it is what sold me on the pairing. The sequel: Crossfire. "Jim Kirk and Leonard McCoy are on top of the world at the academy until it all comes crashing down around them. Trapped in their own mystery of politics, sabotage, and possible murder, it quickly becomes impossible to know who to trust. Worse, Jim might still be a target. With a dangerous criminal on the loose and Academy leadership not doing enough, Jim and Bones have to get their lives back together and find out what happened... before it happens again."

Any Road Will Take You There by gone_ashore. This is a slow-developing K/M story, that begins just after the shuttle ride. Some things just take a while. Be sure and read the time-stamp called Aura from the same verse.

B Song by ladybugkay. "There's moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you're gonna be. Sometimes they're little, subtle moments. Sometimes they're not. This is the story of Jim Kirk, not as he might have been in another world, but who he is becoming in this one, and these are the people and encounters that change him along the way."

~NEW 11/30/2011~ Blood Ties by sangueuk. "Vampire!Jim owes the McCoy family a debt of honor. Over the centuries, he finds himself drawn to various re-incarnations of McCoy, male and female. Will Jim atone for his sins and be able to persuade McCoy to be his, thereby ending his eternal loneliness, or will he be damned to continue his immortal life alone? The story begins in 18th century New Orleans, and continues through Victorian London, modern day Los Angeles and Virginia, war-scarred, early 22nd century Iowa and finally, 23rd century Iowa and San Francisco."

Cowboys Lost At Sea by ayalesca. "Jim and McCoy are trapped, together and alone, in a strange world made up of their memories and desires. In a world where almost anything they want comes into existence, there is no hiding from their desires, each other, or themselves."

In For Repairs by shinychimera & yeomanrand. "Young Jim Kirk is unstable and self-destructive, Leonard McCoy is withdrawn and wary, and the obstacles to surviving their first term at Starfleet Academy are not easy to overcome. A dark and brutal tale of the tangled borders between healing and hurting, where hard choices between emotions and ethics have far-reaching consequences; dealing with abuse and alcoholism, affection and neglect, piercings and bar fights, hot and cold sex, complicated questions of consent, and loyalty and love between people who aren't comfortable with either. A whole new spin on 'I want my pain, I need my pain.'" Please be sure and read the warnings first.

Love As Thou Wilt by caitri. AU. An STXI mashup with Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series. "Jim Kirk nó Pike is a broken hero. Leonard McCoy is an adept of Balm House, trained in healing. What the two of them find together, neither ever expected." ~NEW~ 01/01/2012. And now there is an amazing sequel: Heaven is Bloodless. "Slowly recovering from past tragedy, Jim Kirk nó Pike decides to venture to Terra Nova in search of something like peace. Where else would Leonard McCoy nó Balm be but at his side?"

A Matter of Time by sangueuk. An AU set in the Trek universe which explores a different beginning for Jim and Bones. Leonard McCoy suffers from chrono impairment, a genetic disease which causes him to time travel against his will. When teenage McCoy travels back in time and meets Jim Kirk aged six, in a meadow in Iowa, it is the beginning of a close friendship which will mark both their lives forever. The story tracks Kirk and McCoy’s relationship, McCoy’s search for a cure and Jim’s path to finding himself.

Sealed by a Fragile Touch by vixys. “He’s not leaving Bones behind on some godforsaken desert planet with nothing but the dead for company.” Time moves on, wherever you are, but the question is, how fast? Be sure and read the sequels, Fingerprints of Forgotten Memories and Glass Right Down the Middle which are linked through. There is a fourth sequel called, Two Halves of the One Coin which I am somewhat reluctant to rec, only because I like resolved endings. It does, however, end on a hopeful note. :)

Switch Academy fic by ceres_libera. "The life and times of Leonard H. McCoy MD/PhD … If Leonard McCoy's life could get any fucking weirder, it would be … Jesus, he didn't even want to think what that could possibly mean, because it's already been too fucking weird to make any kind of rational sense." THIS IS A MUST READ.

Two Men & a Motorbike by inell. "One of the few constants in James Kirk's life the last three years has been his best friend, Leonard McCoy. After saving Earth from a bunch of crazy time-traveling Romulans, Jim & Bones find out what happens when best friends cross the line between friendship and something more after a late night ride on Jim's motorbike. There are good times and bad times, and times that are just plain complicated." There is an unfinished sequel: Two Men & a Starship which is still very much worth reading.

~NEW 05/05/13~ We Two Alone by gone_ashore. "Academy fic. Dr. Leonard McCoy thinks he has nothing in common with command-track cadet Jim Kirk, until a series of events forces them together. When a simple training mission is derailed into a seemingly hopeless situation, both have to learn to trust one another, and they’ll need all their wits and survival skills to stay alive."

What We Need to See by salvaged_pride. "Jim is everything he needs to be when he's sent on a diplomatic mission to meet a potential new addition to the Federation - charming, calm, convincing - especially with his CMO at his side to back him up. But when Jim, Bones, and their security team wake up in the depths of an alien jungle and are given a mission to succeed or die, they'll need not only to survive, but come to terms with their true feelings for each other. Will it destroy their friendship or save them both? Is it enough to teach Jim and Bones what they have been blind to - that sometimes there's more than just meets the eye, and the loss of one's world can lead to another?"



Concept Summary: George Kirk's dying wish is that when he's gone, someone will be there to watch out for his son. In a last ditch act of hope, he sends out a message: "Take care of him. - G. Kirk" So close to a temporal anomaly, the message arrives years later - to a startled, reluctant, but loyal Leonard McCoy.

More matter with less art: deforestterytrixie on June 3rd, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
Yay, you've blessed us with another recs list! Thanks a lot, hun ;))
*runs quickly to the epic part*
(lots of love :P)
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoyavictoriangirl on June 3rd, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
You're welcome bb! Have fun and enjoy. *eyebrow waggle* (and lots of love right back attcha ♥)
brytewolfbrytewolf on June 3rd, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm so very tempted...You have shown me so much JOY with your K/S rec list, but.... K/S HAS ALREADY CONSUMED MY LIFE. I have none left to give!! XDDD *attempts to resist the siren song of great ficcies*
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoyavictoriangirl on June 3rd, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Life? What life? When I'm not at work mine pretty much consists of reading K/S & K/M fic and trying to work on Star Trek fanart in between. I'm lucky I have any clean clothes! LOL

Heh. It's impossible to resist the pull of good ST fic. Go read, you know you want to. DO EEEET! XD
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rusty_armour: shootfirstrusty_armour on June 3rd, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
This is one seriously impressive rec list! Thanks for taking the time to compile it! :-D

I have to confess that I can't picture Kirk with anyone but Spock, but maybe that's because Spock is my favourite classic and nu!Trek character. However, I can see why Kirk and Bones would work in the ST:XI universe. When I've got a bit more time, I might give them a try. :-)
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoyavictoriangirl on June 3rd, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Cool! Hope you get a chance to read a few of these, maybe I'll be able to convert you even though you are a Spock girl. ;) I'm a Kirk girl first and foremost, but I still shocked myself by how much I ended up loving this pairing.
Wendy: Nasir cute smilecrew4 on June 3rd, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
After the new movie I definitely found it easier to see Kirk and Bones together. They're both so hot *fans self* I can't believe there are so many fics about them though. I wonder what our local boy would think about them LOL
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoyavictoriangirl on June 3rd, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
They're both so hot *fans self*

OMG, I know! *breaks out giant fan for us both* LOL

Heh, this is only the tip of the iceberg! These are just my favorites, right now I have 186 bookmarks on my delicious tagged 'Kirk/Bones' and I only started reading this pairing a couple of months ago, so I definitely haven't found everything there is yet. Apparently everyone else thinks they are hot together too. ;D
Mistress Kat: ST - calling doctor lovekat_lair on June 3rd, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
omg yes! See this pairing panders to my 'from best friends to lovers' kink so well. Chances are I've read most of these (I... went on a binge last month and for two weeks read almost nothing else), but I shall peruse.

Although I see you've missed one of the instant fandom classics for this pairing: Switch by ceres_libera - 50 glorious chapters of, well it's almost like emotional porn, it's so good (also includes actual porn though not until toward the end).
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoyavictoriangirl on June 3rd, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
I now share this kink! I have only been reading this pairing for a couple of months and am completely hooked. Some of these recs are pretty recent (like within the last couple of weeks) so you might find something new. :)

Oooh! I have 'Switch' on my list to read. And after your very intriguing rec, I must go read it RIGHT NOW. Who needs sleep anyways? Sleep is for wimps.
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From a little spark may burst a mighty flamedante_s_hell on June 4th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! I don't think I've ever been recc'd before! Thank you!
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoyavictoriangirl on June 5th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome! I love your 'Bring It On Series'. ♥ It was among some of the first K/M fic that I ever read and I really hope you write more of the pairing. *pokes you* ;)
paracaerouvoarparacaerouvoar on August 16th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
Holy mother of all that is flailworthy *dies*

SO MUCH KIRK/BONES. I love you for putting this list together. A lot *showers you with love and puppies and glitter*

*is now running off to read evert single fic on the list*
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on August 16th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Awwww. You are very welcome! :D My pleasure. Really. I mean it's not like reading all this fic was torture or anything. XD

Happy reading! ♥
vivid_moment: kittie; lickievivid_moment on August 24th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
There aren't enough thank you's in the world for YOU sharing THIS with us. I think I might just lurve you ♥
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on August 24th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Awwww. You are so very welcome, bb! I'm still adding fic, so be sure to keep checking back. :D

And I love your icon! ♥
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Ina: british heartyukimag on September 5th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
I'm away from LJ for a while and THIS happens. Thank you for srs. Kirk/McCoy are 2 OTP and I've been searching for fics for like forever.
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on September 5th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
YAY! It makes me SO happy that you like this pairing too! Holy heck, how long have you been away, bb? I originally posted this back in June! That means you also missed my now famous Jim/Bones manip. :D
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ScarlettBlushscarlettblush on October 26th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
Golly gosh, I hope I'm allowed to comment here.

I just want to say thank you very, very much for making this list, as in 'I'm-gonna-give-you-my-first-born' kind of thanks. I'm new joining into this fandom, a whole stinkin' year and a half late, so I felt like I'd missed out on all the excitement and epic stuff that would have happened back then in the summer of '09.

And then I stumbled onto this little gem, well, the Spock/Kirk list was the first one I saw. I'm eternally grateful for that, too. But really I'm happy because you introduced me to the Kirk/McCoy pairing which would have never crossed my mind had it not been for all these recs. Which is fantastic for people like me who wouldn't have the first clue with which fic to sink themselves into, I mean the first one that you read is the deal breaker for me, 'cause will it be good enough to make me fall in love with the pairing? But all this stuff? It's awesome! ;)

And you consistently update it too! Which Makes me loveee you all the more for the effort you put, it's partuclarly helpful for random people like me! ;) Although, I have to say, K/M has now utterly CONSUMED my life thanks to YOU!! I have NO life now :(

So yeah, Thanks!!!!!!!!
*runs towards the EPIC list*
ScarlettBlushscarlettblush on October 26th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
OH, forgot, THE MANIP!!!

First time I saw it I though 'hold on what movie did these two kiss in?'. I was all gung ho about searching for it because HOT-DAMN! Which is wacked considering I'd seen the unstoppable trailer earlier on.

So yeah, you've just given me another reason to fall in lurve with you ;)
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blue_jackblue_jack on November 8th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
I was just browsing through your page, found this, and now I'm all *______*. Thank you so much for the rec, bb! *clings*
AVictorianGirl: chris - smileavictoriangirl on November 9th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Awwww. You are very welcome, bb! *squishes you* Besides, the rec is very much deserved. ♥ I keep meaning to add "Allowed to Touch" to my K/S rec post, but I keep forgetting. *runs off to do just that*
sangue: fightclub art by juneinbluesangueuk on December 12th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
I came to check this out, as I promised and found, to my utter delight, that you recc'd one of mine. *blushes* THIS NEVER HAPPENS! Thank you!

Anyway, I've bookmarked this and I'm working my way through it over the next few weeks because there's loads on here I don't recognize, thanks!
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on December 12th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Awww. You are very welcome, bb! *squeezes you* Actually I think I have a couple of your stories recced here. :D And I'm still behind as I haven't even read all of your fic yet!

Oh, awesome! I'm glad there is some stuff here that you haven't read. Whenever I can find the time, I'm still trying to go back and read the fic that I missed since I was converted over to J/B so long after the movie. I know, I know; WHAT WAS I THINKING? D:
Sarah Rose: trekhubcapspecial on February 15th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to drop a line and say a big THANK YOU for putting all these fics in one, easy to find place. I am now gleefully making my way through each and every one of them. Thank you!
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on February 16th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Aww, you are very welcome! And thank YOU for letting me know that all my hard work is appreciated. :) ♥
Anrui Ukimi: Star Trek - Bones and Jim - Jim is too danruiukimi on March 6th, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
Thank you for the rec! :D I think Western Skies will need it's own category when I finish: Epically....Long.


AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on March 7th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome! ♥ Heh. I'll need a category for epically long AU. ;)
dommi's geekery: of course it's you // jim and bonesken_ichijouji on March 27th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much for not only reccing my writing twice, but making these awesome kindle versions. I really appreciate it!
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy heartbreakavictoriangirl on March 27th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
Awww, you are very welcome! :D ♥
ramar_1975ramar_1975 on June 19th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Thank you for taking the time to put this list together with great summaries and links. I have saved most of these stories on my own (we clearly have similar tastes) - Switch being my all time all around favorite. But because of you I found several really great stories I somehow missed. And I am also reminded to re-read stories I had forgotten about.
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on June 19th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
You are so very welcome! And thanks so much for commenting, it's always nice to know that all my hard work is appreciated. :)
takolatakola on September 30th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
This rec list is fantastic! Thank you so much for making it. I'm new to the ST fandom, so rec lists come in way handy! :)

Have you taken down the ebook folder? It says it's empty when I click on it, and I'd really love to be able to get some of the longer stories as an ebook.
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on September 30th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
You are so very welcome! :)

Yeah, it ended up being a hassle trying to keep all the links updated, so I've zipped them all into one folder and uploaded them here. Enjoy! ♥
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dean_is_batmandean_is_batman on March 8th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
This rec list has been amazing! It is everything I was looking for. Thank you. <3.
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on March 9th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad that you are enjoying my rec list and you are so very welcome! :)
ascendmeplzascendmeplz on June 14th, 2013 01:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this list. I'm sorta new to this fandom, and it's hard to find my way to the best Kirk/McCoy stuff. Is there a general archive somewhere, or another source for this pairing (or friendship focus) that you know of? I'm almost halfway through your recs, and I dread finishing... :p

Edit: Whoops, I realized that 'general' might come across like 'gen' like no pairings... heh. I need a thesaurus. I meant that I'm wondering if there's a standard Kirk/McCoy archive at large that exists.

Edited at 2013-06-14 01:12 am (UTC)
AVictorianGirl: kirk/mccoy kissavictoriangirl on June 15th, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
You're so very welcome! The only archive that I know of is, but there's not a whole lot of fic to be found there. Your best bet is to find another rec list or search either delicious or AO3 for the pairing. Good luck! :D