“You know I’ve been thinking.”
“Almost always a bad thing.” His CMO, Leonard “Bones” McCoy didn’t even look up from his usual slouching over his cup of coffee.
“The crew morale took a serious hit recently,” Jim continued, unwilling to pay particular attention to grumpy Bones.
“Generally being attacked by Klingons and Romulans in the same week has that affect.”
“Exactly. So we need a distraction. Scotty can even make snow.”
Bones’ gaze finally rose to Jim’s smiling face. “Snow? For what?”
“Christmas in July. Or you know, a Holiday Extravaganza in July or Winter Wonderland in July. You know for those that don’t celebrate or care about Christmas. We can have snow and all the usual festivities. Eggnog, Rum Punch, Cookies, Presents, Santa. Everything.”
Bones stared hard at him. “What does your FOSO think?”
Jim frowned. “My what?”
His friend smirked. “First Officer Significant Other.”
“Did someone mention me?” Spock took his seat beside Jim, slamming his breakfast tray down on the table so hard that his bowl of goopy looking oatmeal bounced.
“In fact I am not. I have had a disagreement with my father.”
Jim looked at him warily. “Again? What’s up his…what’s his issue this time?”
“He has expanded the list of who he intends to invite to our bonding ceremony on New Vulcan in October,” Spock explained.
“What you two need is a wedding planner,” Bones butted in. “Or, uh, a bonding ceremony planner. They can run interference between you two and your respective parents.”
Jim grinned. “You volunteering?”
“Not even if I was the last guy in the universe.”
“Nor would we ask you if you were,” Spock added testily. “What did Leonard mean when he asked what I thought?”
“You know you’re my FOSO?”
Spock shrugged. “The meaning was logically easy to figure out.”
“See Jim? Spock thinks I’m logical.”
“Especially if you are an expert at figuring out the nonsensical things the doctor comes up with.”
Jim chuckled. “He wanted to know what you think of Christmas in July.”
“In point of fact I do not think of it at all.”
“Well, start. Because we’re planning on one for the ship.”
Spock grimaced and poked his spoon at his oatmeal.
“Commander?” Jim deliberately used his authority voice.
“Yes, of course, Captain.”
Jim rubbed his hands together. “This is going to be great.”
“Perhaps you would like to speak with Sarek about our bonding ceremony.”
Jim nodded. “Oh, sure sure. I’ll take care of that too. Piece of cake.”
Spock looked away just as Jim caught him rolling his eyes.
It would be easy as he intended to let Sarek invite whoever he wished. He smiled and began to plan Christmas in July for the crew and as he eyed Bones, he knew just who he’d get to be Santa.
July 27, 2022 at 5:07 am
I love Bones’s banter. He’s hysterical. And I love grumpy Spock and sunshiny Jim. This whole thing made me smile!
July 27, 2022 at 7:16 am
Jim is surrounded by sass! lol
July 27, 2022 at 8:26 am
Spock slamming his tray down because of Sarek. I mean, who wouldn’t?
I’m with Jim. Heck, invite all of Vulcan. Let them see the 2nd Human/Vulcan bonding in the universe. And I hope at the end, Jim gives Spock a big, slurpy kiss.
Then at least Sarek will have to live it down that so many saw it!
Sigh….only one more of these this year. Waaahhhh!
July 27, 2022 at 8:49 am
No kidding and Jim absolutely would too!
Yep only one more, alas, that went fast!
July 27, 2022 at 7:36 pm
Love Jim and Bones friendship.
First Officer Significant Other FOSO. Loved that.
Although, I had to giggle as I first read it as fo sho (for sure) LOL
This was cute and I liked the reason for Spock and Sarek disagreeing. He just wants a big fat Vulcan wedding for his son and his mate 😀
July 27, 2022 at 8:00 pm
for future reference I would never ever use FO SHO
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July 27, 2022 at 8:02 pm
What about fo shizzle? 🤣
July 27, 2022 at 8:04 pm
thankfully I have no idea what that even means and that’s okay no need to tell me 🙂
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July 29, 2022 at 8:25 am
I read this when you published it, but never had a chance to comment. Things are still crazy in rl. ): );
Loved this flash. McCoy is at his snarky best. FOSO made me laugh! Jim was confused at the terminology too! As I’ve said before, I never know most acronyms… my brain tries to create all manner of meanings! Then the aforementioned FOSO arrives and slams his tray down. . Spock’s irritation at his proud father, who wants to show off his son is funny. Poor Spock, he just wants a quiet ceremony… just big enough to adhere to custom. Sarek’s got other ideas!
Then Spock has to deal with Jim’s illogic! Christmas ( or whatever they end up calling it!) in July, with snow and everything! Lol! Jim asks for input about it and Spock’s reply “In point of fact I do not think of it at all.”. Showing his bitch face, hahaha!!
Jim convincing him about the silliness is cute…. Commander?” Jim deliberately used his authority voice.
“Yes, of course, Captain.”
Jim has Spock twisted around his little finger. Bones can be grumpy Santa and Spock can be a grumpy elf! Lol!!! All in the name of crew moral!
This one is so cute. I can imagine it all and a huge Vulcan shindig for their bonding ceremony! ❤️💚😘🖖