Cadet Ashayam and our chocolate loving Vulcan…
“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.”
“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.”
Spock looked up from his terminal to stare at his beloved, who was currently baking something in the kitchen of their apartment. He wore an apron that declared “Kiss the Cook”, a very thin blue T-shirt that matched the blue of his eyes, and jeans slung low on his hips and ass.
Which managed to distract Spock from what he was about to say.
“On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me three French Hens, Two—
“And a partridge in a pear tree.”
“On the fourth…oh. Yeah, babe?” Jim had been leaning over putting a cookie sheet into their oven. Now he straightened and turned toward Spock.
“It is July.”
Jim smiled. “Yeah. I know. And?”
“Currently, we have the apartment being cooled by central air as it is one hundred degrees Fahrenheit outside.”
“Yep. Boiling out,” Jim agreed.
Spock nodded. “Correct me if I am wrong, but is that not a song you made me sing at holiday time with you when we were intoxicated on chocolate peanut butter martinis?”
Jim’s sweet smile widened into a huge grin. “That was a good time.”
“It was. But, then it is true, correct? That was the song.”
“Christmas in July, Spock.”
Spock leaned back in his chair and eyed his boyfriend. “Is that really a thing?”
“You bet your sweet Vulcan ass it is.”
“Mm. What are you doing?”
“What sort of cookies?”
“Gingerbread men. And women. People. A sehlat or two.”
Spock sniffed. “It does smell appealing. But is that not also a winter treat.”
“Sure. But in the spirit of Christmas in July…” Jim shrugged. “Since the air’s on anyway, I figure you wouldn’t mind a few cool weather treats. Like the gingerbread. And some peppermint mochas.”
Jim nodded. “Yep. Extra chocolate in yours.”
Spock licked his lips. His gaze strayed to the tests he was grading. They were not due until Monday and it was only Friday night, but Spock did like to be efficient.
“Chocolate whip cream too.”
Spock pushed back from his desk and stood up. “The tests can wait.”
“That’s the Christmas spirit!”
July 6, 2020 at 4:03 am
Ha! Yes they can. There are much better things to attend to.
Gah I’m so in love with this idea and I love getting to see these guys again. And I can’t wait for more Christmas fics all month long! 🙂
July 6, 2020 at 7:57 am
Yes and I’m so excited for you all to get to read them all. It was so cool revisiting old stories!
July 6, 2020 at 4:05 am
Aw, cute and yes, tests can wait 😀
Now I want some gingerbread cookies
July 6, 2020 at 7:58 am
And the ones in the picture I chose look better than any I’ve ever been able to bake ha ha
July 6, 2020 at 11:20 am
But I bet they tasted better! My mom got a recipe from her mother-in-law and at one point threatened to not bake them anymore, because they never looked as “good” as my grandmothers (we kind of suspected she might have not given all the information). But my sister, my dad and I agreed that we didn’t care about how they looked, because they tasted better than grandmas.
July 6, 2020 at 11:56 am
Nah we used a mix when we made gingerbread cookies, so they weren’t that great!
July 6, 2020 at 7:03 am
And so it begins. A month of me springing up on the odd weekdays for nothing but pure Christmas joy. Oh, this is gonna be gooooood, And starting with peppermint mochas. That wouldn’t even be fair if the pleasure wasn’t so delightful, Haven’t had one in a couple of months, but that won’t be true by day’s end.
Jim…or grading papers…JIM and chocolate…or grad….where was I?
Christmas (in July or any time) is my favorite emoji time of year!
July 6, 2020 at 7:58 am
It does indeed begin! I can hear the humming of Christmas tunes all the way from here! ha ha
It’s definitely going to be fun!
July 6, 2020 at 11:01 am
I saw your post last evening, before I went in to work 4 hours early, that you were planning Christmas in July flash fics and I got very happy! Then I came home from work to this “Christmas” treat! I definitely can hear Chris’ voice singing the 12 days of Christmas. Sigh! Spock is deservedly confused about why Jim is acting like it’s Christmas! LOL! But talk of chocolate alcoholic beverages definitely is swaying his opinion about this plan of Jim’s! Chocolate peanut butter martinis sound absolutely decedent! And what’s not to love about a peppermint mochas! Jim telling Spock about having his beverage with chocolate whipped cream tipped the decision for Spock. Why not put off grading those tests when you can drink chocolate beverages!? 😉
Love the photo you chose. It looks quite delicious.
Looking forward to reading more of these flashes. ❤️💚😘🖖
July 6, 2020 at 11:57 am
Plenty more to come and the theme is definitely Christmas in July not Christmas so…enjoy!
July 6, 2020 at 11:16 am
I seriously feel like I need to go looking for a good recipe now…something with peppermint. This gave me the warm and fuzzies. I wouldn’t grade any tests either if I had a chance to eat cookies instead.
July 6, 2020 at 11:56 am
Eat cookies, be with Jim, yeah lots of reasons to abandon those tests