“I beg your pardon?”
Jim sighed and ran his hand through his hair. “Spock, are you breaking up with me? Because I gotta say since I just moved in here that’s going to be—”
“No,” Spock said immediately. “Of course not. Why would you anticipate that was the subject of our discussion.”
“Because on Earth when someone says that it usually means the end of a relationship.” Forcing his heartrate to calm, Jim attempted a weak smile. “Guess the pizza can wait, huh?”
“For now. I do apologize but there is something I feel I need to tell you to allow us to have complete honesty.” Spock gestured toward the couch. “We should sit.”
Jim did and waited until Spock joined him there.
After a bit of a silence where Spock appeared to gather himself, he said, “The day I approached you in the teashop on Vulcan was not entirely random.”
Jim frowned. “Okay.”
“What I mean by that is I did pick you out due to overwhelming attraction but it was more calculated than that. My betrothed, T’Pring, was in the area at the same time, and I wished for her to see me making an assignation so that she would decided to end our betrothal bond.”
Jim nodded his understanding and then let out a long sigh. “So you used me to convince T’Pring you were unworthy of her.”
“Yes,” Spock admitted. “I did desire you, but my forwardness was due to the urgency of having T’Pring witness my attempts to woo you.”
“Woo,” Jim said, neutrally. “Fuck me is what you mean.”
“Did it work?”
Spock blinked. “Yes. She chose to sever our betrothal bond as she, too, prefers someone else.”
“Well then.” Jim shrugged. “Everything worked out for the best.”
“You are not angry?”
Jim smiled. “Do you want me to be?”
“Look, Spock, I never thought…I mean it worked out, right? After that one night we kept seeing each other because we wanted to.”
“Then it’s all good. I’m glad you aren’t betrothed any longer. That’s good. Can I have that pizza now?”
Spock’s lips twitched. “Yes.”
September 26, 2022 at 4:19 am
For really, I love their interaction. I love the humor and banter and the easiness and just the affection between them. These guys make me smile.
September 26, 2022 at 7:41 am
thanks I appreciate it
two more entries and it’s done!
September 26, 2022 at 8:56 am
Well, only 2 more entries doesn’t make me smile exactly, but knowing more is around the corner does! Especially since you love the season and writing spooky stuff.
And about this – WHEW! I mean, I would never say anything, but, I’m kinda relieved there was more to Spock’s introduction than just his exact words, especially in front of the aunt. So THAT makes me happy happier happiest!
I always think of Spock being a bit more gentlemanly than that. Or rather, discreet.
Of course, the choking Jim to death on the bridge. There is THAT for precedence. Except of course, that doesn’t happen here at all….soooooo.
Anyway – I’ll just shut up and proclaim PIZZA FOR US ALL! Woohoo!
September 26, 2022 at 9:02 am
LOL I am not sure I meant to imply Gilda overheard Spock’s exact words just that she was there at the teashop and knew Jim was going off with Spock. I might have to clarify that if and when I post the story to AO3.
I am sure you will be thrilled to know the very first October flash involves Vanek. 🙂
September 26, 2022 at 9:09 am
Snoopy Happy Dance Here!
September 26, 2022 at 9:22 am
I love Snoopy!!! And Woodstock so this made me smile HUGE
September 27, 2022 at 1:26 pm
I read this update yesterday. But it was a crazy day and never had a chance to make any kind of comment. But it did give me a bright spot in my day yesterday. Also I have a sinus infection and I am on antibiotics. I tested myself for Covid, thinking for sure I must have it but so far negative. Crossing my fingers.
I love hearing the backstory to why Spock was so forward at their initial meeting. It makes a lot more sense knowing his character. His explanation for why he said he had to talk to Jim, cleared the air. It greatly concerned Jim thinking he was breaking up. But I’m glad it was just him trying to be honest and clear the air. A deception is a bad way to start off a relationship. Looking forward to more of the story. And I will definitely be sorry to see it end!
September 27, 2022 at 1:38 pm
Well the first time I tested for Covid when I had it, I tested negative but then got a little worse and tested again and was positive so I hope that doesn’t happen to you. Be well!