“I want to go to Riverside for December.”
Spock paused in reading the missive he’d been sent by the Federation. He glanced up from his PADD. “What was that, Jim?’
He had, of course, heard what Jim said, but he was still having trouble processing the idea. Iowa was cold in December and sometimes even had…
He stared at his husband.
Jim sat in his favorite chair, sipping at a glass of brandy in front of a fire in their San Francisco apartment. It was November and to Spock it seemed pleasantly cozy there without having to add something like cold and frost in Iowa.
“I do not understand.”
“Of course you do.”
Of course he did. He knew what Jim said. OF course. But that didn’t mean he agreed with the idea.
“My ambassadorial duties…”
“Can be done from the farmhouse. You aren’t due to go off for any conferences or meetings until after the first of the year, Spock.”
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. Like the ones I grew up with.”
Spock opened his mouth.
“The trees glisten with that white stuff. Like sparkling diamonds.”
“The temperature drops to freezing,” Spock said dryly.
Jim chuckled. “Yeah. Yeah, it does. Sweetheart, you don’t ever have to leave the house if you don’t want to. I’ll happily pamper you and allow you to take up the sofa wrapped in luxurious blankets and sipping tea and eating sugar cookies as you please.”
Spock had to admit that did sound rather nice. Perhaps his little Vulcan heart was melting to the idea.
He opened his mouth.
“We leave in the morning.”
Jim smiled slyly and sipped his brandy. “I figured you’d agree. It’ll be great, Spock. You’ll love it. And I’ll take care of all the outdoor stuff. Firewood, shoveling snow, whatever.”
Spock inwardly sighed. “Very well, Jim.”
“Thank you. You’re the best.”
He shook his head and went back to his missive, but he could not concentrate, and instead got up to pack whatever passed for warm clothes in his wardrobe. He packed for Jim too.
December 20, 2019 at 5:08 am
A double feature!
This just warms my heart! Of course Spock would agree. And I agree with Jim. There’s just something about a white Christmas that makes it feel even better (but that’s probably Bc I live in snow country).
Love this fic!!
December 20, 2019 at 7:17 am
Well…Jesus was born in Bethlehem which I am pretty sure it was not snowing, lol, but Currier & Ives and Irving Berlin both thank you! 😀
And so do I, of course, ❤
December 20, 2019 at 8:24 am
Jim is Jim in either universe – barely allowing Spock to get a word in edgewise! haha
I’m guessing two words Spock always said the most were “Very well” followed by “Jim” or “Captain,” depending on the situation. (I’ve never actually gone through all the scripts and counted.)
I love these guys together. I most appreciate that I have the Jim of the 6 movies to relate to rather than the actually 60’s series, because I did love the more mature Movie Jim.
Yeah, the general word is that Jesus was actually born before December, perhaps as early as September. With all those people called in on donkeys or whatever they owned to go to pay taxes, that would have necessarily have been a time of year easily traveled. And that is an actual historical event that can be tracked somewhat. Christmas was just created to join with the pagan world winter solstice to ….well, I’ll stop there.
I always thought it very telling that His actual birth date was left unspecified, but passover was very exact and left us with the dates of the crucifixion and resurrection.
Picture of snowfall in Jerusalem: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/does-it-snow-in-jerusalem-does-it-snow-in-israel.html
December 20, 2019 at 8:35 am
Pish you just posted that article to prove me wrong! *sticking out tongue* However in THIS country people became obsessed with white Christmas because of Currier & Ives prints and a Jewish guy’s song! And yes, I think we all know Jesus was not born in December. And I have personally never has a white Christmas and am quite happy about that. 😀
Yes even I agree TOS Movie Jim was much more lovable. ❤
December 20, 2019 at 9:16 am
Well, actually, I AM posting THIS to prove your new comment wrong. The article said it mostly only snows in January and February! Not December. So no, not posted to prove you wrong. You’re absolutely right where the White Christmas stuff comes from and the sleigh bells and pretty much all the trappings of Christmas we now call traditional. Just as Santa looking like he does to us comes from commercials (Coke? I think?). Not the original St. Nicholas at all.
And Jingle Bells was a November song originally, not even December or Christmas.
All of the holiday stuff shows just how monster powerful the media is. If the younger ones don’t do any of their own research, they wouldn’t even know all this stuff is very much a 20th century creation. People used to cut their Christmas tree on Christmas Eve and bring it in. And of course before that, they didn’t even do Christmas trees. That’s the pagan part.
December 20, 2019 at 9:34 am
Christmas trees originated in Germany, I believe.
We always had a fake tree at my house growing up so we didn’t wait until Christmas Eve for the tree. Yes, our modernish look of Santa comes from Coke. And of course the dude who wrote Twas the Night Before Christmas. And Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus. Much of it came from all of that.
Even now many of the “Christmas” songs we know never say anything about Christmas. Jingle Bells, Sleighride, Winter Wonderland, etc.
December 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm
Awww. I adore OMS Spirk
Loved that Jim went ahead and booked the trip lol. He knows his Vulcan
December 20, 2019 at 8:49 pm