If the captain died, then Spock would be captain. He did not want to be captain.
No. That was wrong. Certainly who would be captain if-if…the captain died was not what he should be thinking about.
If Nyota had known what sprung to his mind, she would slap him, and he would deserve it.
If the captain died, then Spock would be…alone. Lost. Have wasted time not revealing to the captain just how much Spock—
But no. The captain would not die. There would be time.
Spock stood up, barely able to breathe.
“He’ll be all right.”