I didn’t think about writing anything for “Star Trek Day” September 8th until the night before so forgive me for this extremely rough short flash.
Spock hears the approach of Doctor McCoy, but he does not turn around. He suspects the doctor had been sent ahead to tell him the news about Spock’s husband. There is still so little they know to presume that he would not know. The instant he had been torn from the Enterprise Spock knew.
McCoy’s voice is rough, hoarse, torn asunder with grief. Spock manages not to wince.
Spock’s silence encourages the doctor to continue though that was not Spock’s intention.
Spock closes his eyes from the sight of the city lights outside their…his…apartment window. He straightens though he does not turn around.
“I know, Leonard.”
“I know,” Spock says again.
“How? Who told you?” There are tears in McCoy’s voice. It sounds thick and unsteady.
He wants to sigh, but knows it is inappropriate under the circumstances. “The bond severed upon his–demise.”
Silence greets his words and though Spock still does not turn around it seems like an uneasy, stunned silence. Perhaps he imagines it. He is aware that McCoy does not fully understand the connection he has–had–with Jim.
So is Spock but he cannot make the words form let alone have them fall from his lips. He manages not to show that he is shaking. Or at least he believes he does.
“What do you need?”
“To be alone.”
McCoy is quiet though Spock knows he has not left. Then there is a hand placed on his shoulder and Spock cannot stop the flinch. Doesn’t try.
“I’ll leave you be then.” A long pause. “For now.”
He hears the apartment door open and close and then the fading of McCoy’s footsteps as he walks away to leave Spock alone.
Spock clenches his fists and curses Jim for dying.
I am soooooo sorry for this.
September 8, 2020 at 3:03 am
Gah! Dude! I mean it’s amazing. But my heart! You just had to break it didn’t you?
You have such a way with words. Kills me
September 8, 2020 at 8:04 am
thanks! It’s pretty rough as I literally banged it out last night before bed but I thought I’d get something out!
September 8, 2020 at 3:44 am
That hurt but still such a good flash.
And everything Kris said
September 8, 2020 at 8:05 am
September 8, 2020 at 6:19 am
This is breaking my heart, but it’s beautifully written. Arghhhh! Make it not so! What a horrible thing they did to Jim in the movies! 😢😘❤️💚🖖
September 8, 2020 at 8:05 am
Yes indeed Generations is probably the most hated Star Trek movie at least for Spirkers
September 8, 2020 at 8:37 am
Ok. Here just in case:
Celebrate: cel·e·brate (sĕl′ə-brāt′)
1. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.
2. To extol or praise: a sonnet that celebrates love.
3. To make widely known;
4. To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.
5. To engage in festivities:
So…which the hell one of these?
Well, I will readily admit it’s ALWAYS cause to celebrate (extol) when we get your flashes, especially when they’re an unscheduled surprise.
But….I think I’m gonna hate you all day.
But yes, Generations is just the absolutely most disrespectful of ways to do in the main ST character from the very first episode.
Still – if you read the book at the end, the chapter Spock wrote in Jim’s autobiography, Spock knew Jim wasn’t dead. He just didn’t know where he was, and that makes it better. And bearable.
Thank you for writing this.
But yeah, I’m gonna hate on you till in the morning. When things lighten up!!!
But…..thank you for the tribute to spirk.
September 8, 2020 at 8:59 am
True although he was then squashed by a bridge so the end result was DEAD.
Yes it will lighten up tomorrow. But yeah sorry it was all I could think of for the day on extremely short notice!! 😀
September 9, 2020 at 11:20 pm
Argh, did you really have to go there? Way to start my day with heartbreak. But since I’m once again behind, I still have yesterday’s to follow up, so I’ll expect something more uplifting ;). Anyway, I’m always surprised how it’s possible to portray (and create) such deep feelings with so few and seemingly “little” words (what I mean with that is that there’s no description of violence, etc.). Such a way with words you have!
And now I’m running of to the next one :).
September 10, 2020 at 8:11 am
LOL yeah sorry but at least it’s short!
thanks for reading!