“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday green, in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.”
“It’s ninety-five degrees, genius.”
Jim smiled and winked at Bones. “Not in here it isn’t. I have the AC set to meat locker.”
Bones snorted. “It might make it freezing in here but it actually won’t snow.” He paused. “Or even form ice crystals.”
Jim shrugged. “Jury’s still out on that one.”
“Anyway, you’re singing it wrong,” his best friend informed him.
Jim sipped from his frosty peppermint mocha shake. “I am?”
“It’s… City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style.”
“Style? Well, that’s stupid.”
“I sure as hell didn’t write it so don’t look at me. It’s to rhyme style with smile from the next line.”
Jim shook his head. “Strings of streetlights, even stop lights, blink a bright red and green, as the shoppers rush home with their treasures.”
“It’s a dumbass song,” Bones muttered. “Why the Christmas stuff anyway. Frozen apartment, dumbass song, and peppermint drinks. And I’m pretty sure I saw mistletoe in the doorway of your bedroom.”
“I’m doing Christmas in July with Spock.”
“Spock know this?”
“He will soon enough. He’s not going to be around for real Christmas since Pike’s taking him out on an exploratory mission for like six months beginning in October to get his feet wet.”
“A Vulcan with wet feet. Wet behind the ears more likely.”
Jim gave him a look. “Shut up, will ya? Since Christmas in July’s a thing—”
“Who says it’s a thing?”
“I just did, didn’t you hear me?”
“Loud and clear unfortunately.”
“May I remind you that you actually asked.”
“You going to be okay all by yourself?”
Jim scowled. “I’m a mature adult. I can handle my boyfriend being gone a few months.”
Bones nodded, sagely. “Course. Since I’m sure you’re expecting the unfortunate object of your July Christmasy celebration at any time, I’m going to beat it.”
“Thank God. I thought you’d never leave.” Jim grinned.
Bones flipped him off and opened the door of the apartment.
Standing there was Spock who arched a brow at Bones’ uncouth display.
“Charming as ever I see, Doctor.”
Bones grumbled something, scooted past Spock and down the hallway.
Jim seized hold of Spock’s arm and pulled him inside.
“Jim, I know it is hot out, but do you not think you have the air conditioning turned up too high?”
“Merry Christmas!” Jim kissed him.
“Yep. There are chocolate thumb print cookies in the oven.”
“I-I see. Then we are…having a night in.”
Jim laughed. “Most definitely. Come here and unwrap me. I’m your present.”
July 6, 2022 at 4:17 am
I love everything about this. The silliness and banter. The affection and heat. And of course the Christmas. Well done!
July 6, 2022 at 6:48 am
thank you thank you
July 6, 2022 at 6:25 am
Very cute flash. McCoy’s banter with Jim made me lol!! Bones is a curmudgeon… Good -hearted but hidden under layers of grumpiness. Spock seeing him flipping Jim off as he opened the door was a nice touch. I can see Bones doing that.
Chocolate thumbprint cookies?! Hmmmm, it seems that Jim and Spock are definitely going to be having a good evening. Unwrapping his Christmas present should prove to be quite exciting… snicker, snicker! 🎁🎊🎉. ❤️💚🖖😘
July 6, 2022 at 6:49 am
Yes I suspect it will be quite the celebration 😀
July 6, 2022 at 7:33 am
Where do you buy one of those? San Fran isn’t that far. Just name the store and aisle number and I can get there by tomorrow!!!
Anyway – lucky Spock and Jim! The perfect present. And Spock didn’t even know to bring one himself. And yet…🎁 🏄♂️🎁👨🔬🍪🍪
July 6, 2022 at 7:34 am
I assume you mean by yourself a Jim as a present 🙂
Lucky Spock indeed
July 6, 2022 at 7:44 am
It’s all I want. Indeed! I’ll never ask for another thing present ever!
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July 7, 2022 at 11:19 am
I apologize. All of that is my fault and I apologize to Ivan and to all their readers/supporters. Next time I will keep my freakin’ mouth shut/fingers stopped. I know better. I just let my personal emotions take over my little brain.
July 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm
No, it’s all right. Don’t apologize. It’s not needed. You are entitled to your emotions and thoughts like anyone else.
As I said, you are not the only one who had problems with that story, but I also had many defenders. It just brought back negative emotions I just didn’t want to have again so I chose to alter this flash. It’s all fine and I’ve moved on from it. Truly, don’t worry about it.
July 8, 2022 at 4:41 am
Behind on reading.
This was so good and cute. 🙂
July 8, 2022 at 7:01 am