For the rest of this month and November (December will be my Christmas fic) we will have a Guess the Fic on Tuesdays.

I will post a line from one of my fics and we will see if any of you can guess it. It might be hard but at the end of the day I will update the post to tell you.

For this one, it will be the opening line of this fic.

“What is it you want, Captain? Above all things?” The Premier of the planet, Tolsing, asked him as she brought him through their Sacred Gardens.

Updated: Jay guessed correctly that the fic is Potions. This fic debuted on AO3 November 01, 2015. Here is the first passage.

“What is it you want, Captain? Above all things?” The Premier of the planet, Tolsing, asked him as she brought him through their Sacred Gardens.

Jim smiled. “The negotiations are concluded, Premier. There’s no need to offer me a bribe.”

She laughed, her cheeks dimpling prettily. She had been beautiful once, Jim surmised, was actually beautiful now, though she was hundreds of years older than him. The Tolsings lived even longer than Vulcans.

Her face was lined with age though and she had informed him she likely only had twenty or so years left.

“And I thank you for your diplomatic skills, Captain. They are much appreciated. I have already sent my report to your Federation praising you and the members of your crew. And we were thrilled to afford your crew shore leave after the negotiations were concluded.”

“You have a beautiful planet.”

“Indeed, and we are quite prideful in it.” She gestured to the gardens. “You must admit the fragrance of our flowers is without compare.”

Jim inhaled. “It really is extraordinary.”

She smiled again. “I make potions with their oil extracts and petals.”

Jim cocked his head. “Potions?”

“For anything you wish, Captain. They are magical.”