“I came in second place!”
Bones patted Jim’s back. “Congratulations.”
Jim gave his best friend a look. Disgruntled to say the least.
“Did you hear what I said? I came in second.”
“Yeah, I think that’s great.” Bones frowned. “Wait, you’re disappointed?”
“I tried really hard,” Jim told him. “I expected to win. I hate to lose, Bones.”
“You didn’t try hard, Jim. You barely studied.”
“Well.” Jim read the results again. Sighed. “Who came in first, do you know?”
Jim turned around and stared at the Vulcan, Spock, who had just come up behind him. “You, Spock?”
“Damn. You didn’t tell me you were entering. I probably wouldn’t have entered had I known. Or, I don’t know, maybe I would have studied more.”
“Or at all,” Bones muttered.
Jim shot his friend another look. “Shut up, Bones.”
“Thank you, Doctor. Would you care to have dinner, Jim? We can discuss the results further if you wish.”
Jim narrowed his eyes. “I don’t wish.”
Spock arched a brow.
Jim sighed. “Fine. I mean dinner is fine. But no gloating about beating me.”
Spock fell in step next to Jim as they began to walk. “I do not gloat.”
Bones stared after their departing figures. “Goodbye! You know most people say that when they walk away from someone!” he shouted after them.
Jim smiled. “You hear anything, Spock?”
“A gnat, I believe.”
Jim waved his fingers in Bones’ direction, who huffed, turned around and walked in the opposite direction.
September 22, 2021 at 6:51 am
Heh heh heh. Oh yes. I can absolutely see that he’d be upset about this.
Great take. And I love the interaction between everyone.
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September 22, 2021 at 8:13 am
thanks for the suggestion!
September 22, 2021 at 7:52 am
Spock doesn’t gloat?
Oh, them’s fightin’ words, cause ALL VULCANS absolutely DO GLOAT CONTINUALLY!!!!
OK, maybe not conTINually. But I’ve seen all the TOS episodes and movies and AOS movies and Tuvok, etc. PALEASE!! Gloat is all their middle name. S’chn T’Gloat Spock! Yes we CAN pronounce it. Even when they don’t do it audibly, just look at those eyes and eyebrows. They’re a constant gloat-fest!!!
Oh I absolutely LOVE this. Adore it. Breathe it. And Jim getting 2nd, not even studying. (I wonder if Spock had to study any either?)
And then 1st and 2nd places ride off into the sunset and …eat.
Yeah, awesome!!! I’m still smiling. 😇😈😇
September 22, 2021 at 8:14 am
Oh yeah you know Spock is gloating. Probably preening too as he walks beside Jim. 😀
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September 22, 2021 at 1:25 pm
I seriously needed a laugh right now. This really made me laugh out loud just now. Something I desperately needed today.
Bones lines are just brilliant.
Jim didn’t study, as Bones points out…. “ “Or at all,” Bones muttered.”. LOL!!!
“Bones stared after their departing figures. “Goodbye! You know most people say that when they walk away from someone!” he shouted after them.” 😂🤣
Then the final spoken exchange! Even Spock gets a laugh out of me! “ Jim smiled. “You hear anything, Spock?”
“A gnat, I believe.” “
This is brilliant!
Thank you for this!!! 🙏🙏
September 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm
Very glad it cheered you up some today ❤