“What is a guy like you doing in a place like this?”
Spock’s lips quirked as he looked up from his PADD into the sparkling blue eyes of the too good-looking Human who stood beside his table.
“The duty roster, actually.” Spock gestured to the seat across from him. “Why don’t you join me?”
“If you insist.”
The Human plopped down with an overly dramatic sigh. He picked up the fork Spock had discarded and poked at Spock’s half-eaten fruit bowl.
“Not sure that’s actually real fruit.”
“Doubtful,” Spock acknowledged. “Bored, Captain?”
Jim grinned. “Beyond belief. I’ve been looking for you.”
“And so you have found me.”
“How much longer?”
Spock arched a brow. “What do you have in mind?”
“A little horizontal something something.”
At that he shook his head. Not in an answer to the suggestion but rather to Jim’s word choice.
“Ah come on.”
“You need to eat.”
“Okay, well, then we can have a romantic dinner first. Or, you know, as is my preference, after.”
“The duty roster—”
“I’ll do it while we eat. Or you can. Or together, whatever. Come on, Spock, this is the first time we’ve had time to breathe in a long time. We should spend it together in our quarters, basking in our love.”
Both eyebrows shot up at that.
Jim laughed. “I read that on a love card.”
“A love card?”
“Yeah you know romance, Valentine’s.”
“It is Groundhog’s Day,” Spock pointed out.
“Right, but V day is coming. You’re stalling. Let’s go have a little romance.”
Spock shut down his PADD and rose, reaching down to pull Jim up from his seat, too.
After all it was only logical to romance one’s husband, Spock supposed.
As they walked along the corridor, close enough to touch, there were some crew members who would swear their fingers were touching.
February 2, 2022 at 4:52 am
This is 80 kinds of adorable and fluffy and I loved every second of it. The humor and the affection just poured off the page. Excellent and exactly what I needed today.
February 2, 2022 at 7:59 am
February 2, 2022 at 9:06 am
I’m not even there or a crewmember and I’d swear their fingers were touching. Kissing/hand holding down the hall! Tsk tsk – frisky captain and his first. And his last!
Yeah, according to Archer and Enterprise, yeah, that’s NOT real fruit. Ew. Anyway, at least they had a chef and delicious steak dinners with the trimmings.
Great flash. Or, a little somethin’ somethin’ flash!
February 2, 2022 at 10:07 am
You know they are touching as they walk together.
Yes we’ve all seen those TOS food cubes to know how awful they look in early seasons. By the Trouble with Tribbles though, Jim was ordering a chicken sandwich!
February 2, 2022 at 2:16 pm
This was a lovely piece of fluffiness! They are just too cute!
February 2, 2022 at 2:44 pm
February 4, 2022 at 8:22 pm
After all it was only logical to romance one’s husband, Spock supposed. Yes, very logical! ❤