Spock felt a rush…of yes emotions. From Jim and from himself.
From Jim confusion, sorrow, and even terror.
From himself relief, joy, anxiety, and sadness.
And it was all a jumble.
They were on Vulcan in his father’s house. Besides Sarek, in front of Jim and him there was Spock’s brother, Sybok, and his mother Amanda as well as the Human doctor, Leonard McCoy.
“Jim,” Spock spoke softly in his ear. “You are safe. This my home. This is Vulcan.”
Jim turned in Spock’s arms and looked at him, and then stepped away. “Uh. Okay.”
“Spock, dear, who is this?” Mother asked, coming forward at once.
“This is Jim Kirk, my T’hy’la.”
Sybok choked. “Your what now?”
Sarek arched a brow. “Highly unlikely. And unfortunate that we inadvertently brought him with you. Doctor, will you examine my son?”
McCoy came forward toward Spock, tricorder in hand.
Jim backed away, bumping into Spock.’
“Don’t worry, kid,” McCoy said. “I’m a doctor, not a sadist.”
Spock held out his hands towards the doctor. “Please. Give us a moment to explain. In the months I was on long ago Earth, I met Jim, who was my neighbor in San Francisco.”
“What became of Sutok?” Sarek interrupted.
“He perished in the crash and was buried with remnants of the ship.”
“We will need to retrieve—”
“I was speaking, Father. May I continue?”
Spock watched his father bristle, but it could not be helped.
While he spoke Doctor McCoy continued to scan him with the tricorder. Spock was aware of Jim watching him curiously.
“After our initial acquaintance, Jim and I become close, intimate even, and during that intimacy I discovered his connection to me as my T’hy’la.”
Sybok fingered his bearded chin. “That sort of bond hasn’t been in existence for some time in history. Are you quite certain of your findings?”
“There is no mistake.”
“You will both need to be examined by the Vulcan Priestess to ensure your facts,” Sarek said. “If it is the case, then naturally this Human should remain. But if you are mistaken, we must return him to his Earth’s time.”
“Now let’s not be rash—”
And as the others began to argue amongst themselves, Spock noticed Jim had crept closer to the doctor.
“Your medicine is very advanced, isn’t it?”
“Yes, compared to where you’re from, I would say so.”
Jim nodded. “Doctor?”
“McCoy. Leonard McCoy.”
“Do they still have triple bypass surgery now?”
McCoy snorted. “We don’t live in the dark ages son. Nothing like that is needed in these days.”
Jim worried his lip with his teeth. “Can you fix my dad?”
“Please. He’s in the hospital where I came from. He’s dying and I bet you could save him. If you could go there or bring him here or whatever it takes.”
The room got quiet, and Spock was aware of them now all staring at Jim.
“Please,” Jim asked. McCoy shifted awkwardly and then shrugged. “Well. I could, I guess.”