“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.”