I haven’t finished it yet but hope to soon. It’s an AU as you will probably be able to tell but I do see the AOS Spirk guys not TOS.
Anyway, I thought I’d share it here since I currently have nothing else to post here.
It’s based on the song, One More Night by Phil Collins.
Spock had a dilemma.
Unfortunately, he had found himself with this dilemma for some time and had found that he was not as much of a man of action as he should be. But the truth was he was in love with a Human and that Human was leaving Vulcan tomorrow.
For the past three months, Ensign James T Kirk of Starfleet, had been on Vulcan on a temporary assignment at the Earth Embassy in ShiKahr. Spock had become acquainted with him. They were, Spock considered, friends.
Spock realized nearly two weeks ago that Spock wished to be more than friends, but he had never taken the time to discuss this with…Jim.
Tomorrow Jim would return to Earth and Spock…would be left with regrets.
He only had one more night, and perhaps that was all he needed.
The problem, though, was he was hardly the only Vulcan who admired Jim. Spock had been aware that Jim had not lacked for company the three months he had been there. He’d gone on numerous dates, with Vulcans, and with other species that made their home on Vulcan. Though Spock did not have direct evidence, he was fairly certain that some of these dates involved certain levels of intimacy.
Intimacy with Jim that Spock had been unable to secure.
Spock had always been introverted. To his detriment. Jim was anything but. He was full of mirth, beauty, and enthusiasm even Vulcans found themselves unable to resist.
Spock looked down at his communication device. He could contact Jim and see if he was available to attend a social evening with Spock. They had, actually, gone out for tea and Vulcan food a time or two as friends. Perhaps he would be able to present his plans in that manner and Jim would agree.
He began to open the device but then abruptly closed it.
What if Jim was not alone?
This was entirely possible.
He might contact Jim, Jim would answer, and Spock could possibly hear someone in the background with Jim. Or Jim could simply say he had other plans. It was his last night after all.
Had Spock missed his chance? Jim was leaving. What kind of relationship could they have? Spock was supposed to start his second year at the Vulcan Science Academy next week.
He turned to see his mother approach him in their home. He stood at the window overlooking her garden, unable, apparently, to do anything.
“What is it, Spock?”
“I have developed feelings, most illogical feelings, for another and I have been unable to disclose their nature to the recipient.”
She stood beside him, looking out at the garden the same as him. “And you wish to?”
“I fear I have left it too long.”
“Why do you believe that?”
“He…departs Vulcan in the morning. Then he will likely be assigned to a starship.”
“Oh.” She nodded. “It is your friend, Jim Kirk.”
“If you do not at least make the attempt, Spock, you will regret it. Always.” She sighed, shook her head. “When I met your father, I held back my feelings for a long time. I thought we would never suit, we had nothing in common. It turned out Sarek was doing the same. One day, when it was, I don’t know, nearly time for us to stop seeing each other, we both admitted to our attraction.” She smiled. “You are the result.”
“I have wasted so much time.” Spock sighed. “And I do not believe there will ever be a time he will feel the same.”
“Why, Spock? Surely, you know your worth.”
“I do not know. He has so many choices.”
“You won’t know what he chooses until you present yourself as one of those choices, Spock.”