“Spock, I-I know there isn’t much time, but…I love you. I’ve wanted to tell you forever. And it never seemed right. So if,,,”

Phaser blast right next to him.

“Jim, I am sorry. I do not…”

Heart thundering, Jim nodded. ‘”It’s okay. I know. I just had to…”

“Captain, move!”

The wall next to him exploded just as Jim leaped away. He fell to the ground a and lost consciousness.