disclaimer: Star Trek XI is owned by Gene Roddenberry, Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot, etc. Transformative work of that canon.
notes: kirk_sulu exchange fic for squarededdie, who wanted action, adventure, and aliens, preferably with Harry Mudd and some sort of consciousness-stealing artefact for Sulu to encounter. Epic prompt deserved epic fic but somehow, this happened instead. I hope you like it, squarededdie. Beta by wantsunicorns, mistakes by me.
summary: Sharing a skin-form with Sulu is perhaps the single most frustrating experience of your life, and not just because you spend all of it cloistered in the pale caves of its ship.