Jim closed the oven door with satisfaction and then almost wiped his hands on his Kiss the Cook turkey apron. Aborting that action, he went to the kitchen sink to wash his hands. He was aware Bones was leaning a hip against a nearby counter, smirking, as he sipped his black coffee.
“I’m jealous, you know.”
“About time you admitted I have a cuter ass than you,” Jim said. “After all these years.”
“Hardy har har. I concede you probably do, but that’s not what I’m jealous of.”
Jim dried off his hands. “No?”
“Nope. I’m jealous of your mad skills at cooking the Thanksgiving turkey. Don’t know anyone who’s better at it.”
Jim chuckled. “Well, thanks, Bones. That means a lot coming from you.”
“I know, that’s why it means a lot.” He patted his stomach. “I know how to eat. Dinner will still be a few hours, so you can go relax in the living room. Get yourself a drink. There’s wine for sure and probably whiskey.”
“Okay.” Bones smiled faintly. “Jim, about Spock—”
Jim’s smile slipped and he waved his hand. “Forget about that. It’s nothing.”
“Sure I’m sure. I’ll be in with my own glass of wine in a second.”
Bones left Jim to the kitchen and Jim sighed, glancing out the window. It was then that he saw the flakes of snow coming down. It made him smile and shake his head.
Yeah, he had a lot to be grateful for, and so he was feeling good about the upcoming meal.
“It’s snowing,” he called.
“What?” Bones exclaimed. “Damn.”
He heard Bones go to the front door and open it.
“There’s a frozen Vulcan out here.”
Jim hurried from the kitchen and to the front door. Sure enough, Spock stood there, one of his knitted beanie hats on his head. It and the rest of the Vulcan was covered in snow.
Spock opened his mouth to speak but Jim flung himself into the Vulcan’s arms and thoroughly kissed him.
Bones cleared his throat. Jim pulled back and grinned at Spock. “Welcome home.”
Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Americans
November 24, 2021 at 3:59 am
Surprise homecoming is the best! It doesn’t matter where he was or how long he’s been gone. He made it home for TG.
Happy Thanksgiving dear!
November 24, 2021 at 8:56 am
Yep that’s what I figured too
Explanations be damned, he’s home!
Happy 🦃 Day
November 24, 2021 at 4:43 am
He made it home to Jim ❤️
November 24, 2021 at 8:57 am
Yes and Happy 🦃 Day
November 24, 2021 at 6:04 am
Love this. Love that Jim has Bones with him, so he’s not truly alone. I wonder why Jim wasn’t expecting Spock? Glad they got to spend it together. Jim’s holiday apron was prophetic!
Now I want turkey with all the trimmings today!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and your American readers! 🦃🍂🍁💕🧋🍻🥂
November 24, 2021 at 8:58 am
And same to you my dear 🦃
Try not to stress out too much!
November 24, 2021 at 8:04 am
I love it! TOS OMS for Thanksgiving.
” Aborting that action” LOL Spoken….uh thought like a real captain!
“I concede you probably do” heehee
A Vulcansicle. Just what we ALL want to top off our Thanksgiving festivities. Or is that just Jim and me? And Amanda? And Tuvok. Uh…can’t think of any others since T’Pol wanted a human. No matter.
I remember you said the day is at your place this year. May it be a Thanksgiving of fun and family and truly a lot to be thankful for.
After all, I’ve never seen a $17,000 turkey before! Gold foil wrapped legs, I hope!
Truly – the worst of times and yet, as much as we can make it, the BEST of times. There truly are always reasons to be grateful.
And may we all meet right here again in one year. Because with this world and the events of this time… here and on the other side of the planet….well, we learn to be even more grateful for THIS hour.
Happy Thanksgiving. And to all of us – just one last reminder that our passed loved ones would WANT us to be happy and celebrate together and treasure the NOW.
November 24, 2021 at 9:02 am
Yes thank you, it is here at our house after having to skip it last year. We are excited and happy and a bit stressed but it’s all good. A few years back when my mom came we put her in a pilgrim hat and we got her to laugh as we were taking her picture and it is now one of my all time favorite pictures of her, truly a treasure as she hated taking pictures and usually refused to smile. What a gift that picture was.
I agree, may we all meet in gratitude same time next year 🦃
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