This one is a revisit of the TOS OMS in Every Hour Has Come to This
Jim slept in these days. More than he used to.
He remembered a time when he was up before the sun, and then with the sun, and often before his husband, Spock. But those days had faded away now. And often he woke long after the sun and his husband rose.
This time he got out of bed mostly because he was hot and sweaty. This promised to be a scorcher of a day. Not that surprising in July.
But it made for uncomfortable sleeping.
He went into the bathroom, peed, and then turned on the shower. He made it warm, because he didn’t particularly care for cool showers, even in summer.
Jim smiled to himself as he soaped up. Just yesterday they’d been in the main town doing their usual shopping and Spock had made rather derisive remarks about the store’s advertisement.
“Christmas in July.”
“It’s a gimmick, Spock.”
They’d passed by the display of fake snow, gnomes, and garlands. Later, Jim considered going back for one of the gnomes he’d thought was kind of cute, but he never got back over to the display.
He did pick up some gingerbread cookies, though. Since he’d gotten older, he’d developed a terrible sweet tooth.
After his shower, Jim put on some loose fitting pants, that sweet tooth did not help his waistline, and a T-shirt. No flannel in July, thank you very much.
He made his way down the stairs, using the bannister more than he used to, of course.
Spock was putzing around the kitchen. In a few days, Spock would be leaving for three weeks to attend to the duties that surrounded his ambassadorship. Jim didn’t look forward to it. He could handle the time alone, but yeah, he’d miss Spock. A lot.
As he approached the kitchen he spotted something on the dining room table.
His mouth broke out into a huge grin.
It was the ridiculously cute gnome he’d considered at the store, sitting on the table next to Jim’s coffee cup.
Spock turned and arched a brow. “A poor substitute for my company for three weeks, but…”
Jim came to him and gave him a big kiss. “Still. I love you. Thank you.”
“You are welcome Jim.”