CPK

“So, um, you want to do that? Go to New Vulcan? For how long?”

Jim decided if Spock said forever he’d probably die a little. But since this was for Spock, whatever happened, happened. It wasn’t as though the Kirks ever got happy endings.

“No.”

Spock spoke so softly that for a moment Jim wondered if he had somehow imagined the word.

He found himself simply staring at Spock.

“No?”

“I do not wish to take a leave of absence on New Vulcan at this time.”

Oh, God. He did want it to be permanent.

“Then—”