As I have indicated, I really wanted to explore all forms of jealousy. Here’s another.
Jim buried his head under his pillow.
“I don’t wanna go to work.”
A long pause.
“No doubt, but as you are captain and due on the bridge, I am afraid there isn’t much choice.”
Jim turned on his back, squished the pillow to his face and groaned. “Damn.”
“I have your coffee.”
He lowered the pillow and glared up at Spock.
“Why are you dressed in your meditation robes?” he demanded.
“Yesterday was the ship’s celebration of the thankful festival.”
“Thanksgiving,” Jim muttered.
“I manned the bridge while you indulged in several indulgences.” Spock paused as Jim sat up and handed him his coffee. “I am currently off shift. I intend to meditate, then shower, and break my fast.”
Jim clutched the coffee. “I am so fucking jealous right now you have no idea.”
Spock hesitated. “If you require it, I will take your shift.”
Jim closed his eyes. “No, sweetheart. Of course not. I’m just being a baby.”
“What does being an infant have to do with it?”
“Just my behavior sucks. You were good enough to watch the bridge while I ate too much, made merry too much, and definitely drank too much. My stomach may never recover from all the turkey I ate. Ugh I have the devil of a headache.”
Spock nodded. “I do have Leonard’s hangover remedy to give you for that.”
“Yeah, thanks. In a second. Everything all right with the ship?”
“No issues, Captain.”
Jim smiled. “Thanks, Commander.”
“In all seriousness, Jim, I can take your shift if you are too uncomfortable.”
Jim swung his legs out of bed and stood. “Absolutely not. I’m going. You take your time as you’re entitled too. But I’m still a bit jealous.”
“Given what I heard about the celebration, I imagine there will be others in the same condition as you on the bridge today.”
“Mm.” Jim took the tablets Spock offered him, put them in his mouth and swallowed. “There may have been some drunken Christmas Carols.” He rubbed his neck. “And uh, pictures or videos, maybe, of me and Uhura singing Santa Baby with her on my lap.”
Spock arched a brow. “It’s a little early for Christmas songs, is it not?”
Jim gave him a quick kiss. “That’s why I love you, honey. Your only comment after hearing that was that it’s too early for Christmas songs. And right you are.” He stretched and yawned. “I wonder if there’s any leftover turkey.”
Spock stared at him.
“You just said your stomach ached from eating too much turkey.”
Spock muttered, “Illogical. Enjoy your shift, Jim.”
Jim kissed him again and went to take his shower.