“Another Christmas down, another year I didn’t find my soulmate,” Jim complained as he slid into the booth across from Bones.
“You’re too picky.” Bones waved his fork.
“I am not. Well.” Jim paused. “I am. But that’s because according to Kirk legend-“
“Here we go.”
Jim stuck out his tongue. “The legend is real.”
“Sure, sure. Go on. According to Kirk legend.”
“My soulmate will have a tiny mole on the left side of his neck.”
“Do you know how many people probably have that?” Bones asked.
“And they’ll have dark hair and pointed ears.”
“What? Come on, Jim, that’s pretty specific.”
Jim laughed. “No. But there’s a really hot Vulcan that just walked into the restaurant.”
Bones turned and craned his neck. “That guy? Forget it. He’s an asshole from what I heard. And has a girlfriend.”
Jim sighed and leaned back. “Figures. All the asshole Vulcans are always taken.”
Bones rolled his eyes. “Anyway, there’s always next Christmas. Or maybe New Year’s Eve.”
“Nope. It’s bad luck to meet your soulmate before midnight on New Year’s Eve.” Jim picked up his coffee and took a sip. “Everybody knows that.”
“I don’t know that.”
“Hey, he’s coming here.”
“The asshole Vulcan,” Jim whispered.
Suddenly a shadow fell over their table. Jim looked up into dark eyes that stared haughtily back at him.
“Can we help you buddy?” Bones demanded.
The Vulcan didn’t spare Bones a glance. “You are sitting in my seat.”
Finally the Vulcan turned his head slowly to glare at Bones. “You are sitting in my seat.”
“Now just a damn minute, you green-blooded-“
The Vulcan glanced back at Jim. “I have been looking for you.”
“I am Spock. I believe you are my soulmate.”
Jim’s jaw dropped open. “I’m what?”
“You have a scythe shaped scar on the underside of your wrist, do you not?”
Automatically Jim looked down at the scar on his wrist even as Spock nodded his satisfaction.
“Jim, are you going to listen to this lunatic?” Bones demanded.
“That depends.” Jim tilted his head at the Vulcan. “You don’t happen to have a little mole on the left side of your neck, do you?”
“I do.” Spock showed him.
“Hot damn. Bones, split.”
He ignored his sputtering friend, but Bones did slide out of the booth and was soon replaced by the Vulcan, Spock.
“Hi. I’m Jim.”
A bit of soulmate mark silliness, hope you enjoyed!