“Fortunes told.” Bones read the sign and then glanced at Jim. “You up for it, Jim?”
Jim scoffed. “Are you kidding? These fortune tellers are hokey as hell.”
He crossed his arms and stared at the sign. They were at a Harvest Festival. In Georgia of all places. Yes, thanks to Bones.
They had a two week leave on Earth and somehow, he let the doctor talk him into going to Georgia with him.
Sure, it was true, Jim had no where in particular to go. His mom wasn’t at home in Riverside, and he had no real desire to hang out in the empty farmhouse. Spock planned on attending some science symposium in San Francisco and made no particular overtures that Jim’s presence would be welcome. Which okay, they weren’t “together-together” but Jim thought maybe they’d been working their way in that direction.
“Maybe I should go with you, Spock.”
Spock had stared at Jim for a good minute without blinking. Amazing really.
“I am afraid you would be quite bored, Captain.”
And that was Jim’s clue that that illogical human captains were not included in the plans.
If he didn’t know that Uhura was going to Scotland with Scotty, he’d be worried they were reconciling despite Spock telling him that he was romantically interested in Jim.
And he got dragged to the festival by Bones and his young daughter. There were pumpkins and hay. Definitely lots of that. And apples and cider and all things fallish.
“You sure, Jim?” Bones asked. “You seem interested.”
“Please, Uncle Jim. It’d be cool!” Joanna exclaimed.
Jim looked down at the pint-sized McCoy. “Fine.”
Jim gave Bones a look who grinned back and then he lifted the flap and went inside.
The fortune teller was shrouded in veils so he couldn’t even see her face, but she indicated he should sit on the stool in front of her table. He did and she grabbed his hand.
“Oh you’re a man of some importance.”
“You’re going to meet a tall, dark haired man who will sweep you off your feet!”
Jim laughed. “Already did, lady.”
“See my fortunes are true.”
Jim smiled. “Uh-huh.”
“In fact…” She paused dramatically. “He’s waiting for you outside.”
Since Bones was the only dark haired man waiting for him outside, he laughed again. “Yeah, I don’t think so.”
“Go and see. That’ll be five credits.”
“What? That’s it? Geez.” He stood, reached into the pocket of his jeans and tossed credits on the table. What he did for kids.
He stepped out of the tent, shielded his eyes from the sun, and then-
Spock stepped toward him. “I grew bored at the symposium and missed you. I contacted the doctor and he provided your location.”
Jim embraced him. “Then this whole fortune teller thing was a setup.”
Bones chuckled. “‘Fraid so, Jim. That was Joanna’s mom, my ex.”
“I’ll get you later,” Jim promised. “I’m so glad you’re here.”
Spock’s lips quirked slightly just before Jim kissed him.
“I’ve missed you too.”
October 15, 2021 at 4:13 am
Aw man. I love this! It made me smile so huge. I love that Spock came to his senses. And they’re so dang cute together. Nice job recruiting the kid too.
October 15, 2021 at 8:14 am
Yeah this one was fun 🙂
October 15, 2021 at 6:42 am
Bones’ ex. Now THAT was doggone clever. And very very cute.
Jim – you remind me of a ball in a pinball machine. You’re just bouncing around off of stuff when Spock isn’t around – and then you hit home and the jackpot and bells and whistles go off!!
Very nice Friday wrap-up! I LOVE October flashes! Each one is awesome!
October 15, 2021 at 8:15 am
Yeah I thought it would be nice to have Bones’ ex help him with this even though its alleged their split was acrimonious.
And you described Jim perfectly. That’s him until Spock centers him.
October 15, 2021 at 7:52 am
Are you back at work today?
October 15, 2021 at 8:14 am
I am yes, I am doing okay. Teeth slightly sore (or is that lack of teeth) but manageable, and headache mostly gone. I drank a mostly cold cup of coffee today out of desperation (no really hot liquids yet) Oh and I am on antibiotics too if I didn’t mention that, three times a day until they are gone
October 15, 2021 at 4:16 pm
I enjoyed this flash. I really didn’t see the ending coming. I’m glad Spock got bored at his conference.. I especially loved how they all conspired to surprise Jim, even Spock.
I’m glad you’re well. Hope your healing goes well.
October 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm
It’s always nice to do the unexpected, thanks
October 16, 2021 at 3:42 pm
I’m so glad Spock showed up at the end 😀