I used Kris’s favorite meal for what Jim wanted in this flash. Enjoy!
Jim pouted petulantly. “No.”
Spock sighed. Walked over to where Jim stood, looking out at the stars on the observation deck. He put his hand on Jim’s back, but Jim shrugged it off.
“I am sorry.”
“Yeah, I know. I’m over it.”
“Obviously you are not. I…I did not think about it.”
Jim pursed his lips but did not respond.
He’d forgotten Jim’s birthday. That was bad enough. But the last birthday Nyota had, Spock remembered it, and had even presented her with flowers, though they were no longer together.
Humans desire to celebrate the passing of each year since their birth was peculiar to Vulcans, but Spock had adjusted to it with his own mother, and then later with Nyota. It hadn’t really occurred to Spock that Jim cared that much. But as Leonard had reminded him, that was also the day that Jim’s father had been killed.
His relationship with Jim was new and untested. This particular test, Spock had failed.
“Jim, if I could change what happened, I would. There has simply been so much going on lately that I just—”
“Forgot to think of me.”
“No, Jim. I always think of you. Every moment I am awake, every moment before I sleep.”
“She made sure of it by constant reminds,” Spock said honestly.
Jim glanced at him. “I wasn’t going to do that.”
“Yes, I know. It led me to the false conclusion that you did not care. I remembered on Yorktown that McCoy had planned your celebration as a surprise because normally you don’t make a big deal of it. From your own words.”
Jim sighed. “And you relied on that. Yeah, I get it. Sorry, Spock.”
“You owe me no apology. I just ask for forgiveness for my own thoughtless ineptitude.”
Jim turned fully to face him. “Never mind. I forgive you.”
Spock nodded and opened his arms. “Come here,” he said again.
This time Jim stepped close as Spock wrapped his arms tightly around him.
“I love you, Jim. And I do not like causing you pain. But I am far from perfect and I will make mistakes, but that does not make me love you any less.”
Jim laid his head on Spock’s shoulder. “I love you too. So much.”
“If you will permit me, I would like to go back to your quarters and prepare for you a meal for your birthday.” He paused. “With the replicators assistance of course.”
“You don’t have to.”
“I wish to.”
Jim pulled back and smiled. “Yeah? Spaghetti?”
“Ice cream for dessert?”
Jim smiled brighter and kissed him. “And you.”
March 19, 2022 at 4:41 am
Happy birthday Kris!
This was perfect 🙂
March 19, 2022 at 4:49 am
March 19, 2022 at 4:49 am
Spaghetti! And I am absolutely getting spaghetti for dinner tonight!!
Thank you for the flash! It was perfection. Hurt comfort. Talking it out. And so much love. And of course spaghetti. :).
Though Spock, we need to have words.
Lol. Thank you. I loved it!
March 23, 2022 at 7:46 pm
You are welcome 🙂
March 19, 2022 at 9:33 am
Happiest Birthday Kris!!! Have an extra bite of ice cream for me! What flavor do you like best?
And happy birthday even more because we get to share in your gift. Ivan makes sure WE don’t forget YOURS!
I LOVE how it’s worked out here that Spock remembered Nyota’s BD because SHE made sure he remembered – several times! (Rather than just Spock remembering on his own.)
I don’t think I could ever forget Jim’s BD. I mean, huge things obviously have happened on it, especially surviving the bees and Krall in Beyond. And the party.
March 23, 2022 at 7:50 pm
I was inspired by that time Zach seemed to forget when Chris’s birthday was and he seemed so sad that Zach didn’t know. So this came from that, but I agree in reality Spock would likely remember
March 19, 2022 at 10:28 am
Oh boy! Spock really flubbed it, didn’t he? He made Jim feel forgotten on his birthday, which has always been a tough day for him! I’m glad Spock found him and apologized, even when Jim said he was over it.
He assures Jim, “I always think of you. Every moment I am awake, ever moment before I sleep.”
Spock is truly apologetic and takes full responsibility for making him feel bad. He will make it up to Jim by making his favorite meal… not to mention his two favorite desserts, ice cream and Spock!
Nicely done and Happy Birthday Kris and to Jim! Enjoy your spaghetti!! 🍝😋
March 23, 2022 at 7:51 pm