A sort of AU
Spock had only been seeing Jim for three weeks when Jim announced he would be leaving for a good part of the month of November.
They’d met at the beginning of the school year. Spock had already done all the course work for the Academy and graduated. Jim was behind him a few years but he was speeding through his courses and was teaching a battle tactics class for extra credit. Everyone Spock knew was highly impressed with the young son of George Kirk who had never known his father.
Spock among them.
It took him until the middle of October before he asked Jim out. It was for something simple coffee and tea. Jim had accepted with this soft smile that showed his bunny teeth and Spock had been smitten.
They’d taken things rather slowly, in Spock’s opinion. In the three weeks they had seen each other nearly every night, they had shared a few kisses, but nothing more.
He’d gotten advice from Pike one day and he had shared with Spock that despite appearances and rumors that Jim was actually shy.
When Jim told him he would be going away for November, Spock had been stunned into momentary silence.
“Nothing to say?” Jim asked, with that same soft smile.
“Are you leaving the Academy?”
“No.” Jim laughed though Spock didn’t know what was funny. Jim laughed a lot and it often puzzled Spock but it was such an infectious laugh, Spock didn’t mind. “I’ve cleared it with them. I’ll be back before the end of the month. My friend will be covering my battle tactics class while I’m gone.”
“Where are you going?”
“I have a friend I need to visit on a faraway planet.”
He never said what planet and after he left, Spock realized he should have asked. He’d only said he would be back on November 21 in the afternoon.
Jim had said before he departed, “Don’t worry, Spock, I’ll be back before you know it.”
That turned out not to be true. Spock knew that some said time flew but all Spock realized that each day with Jim gone was agonizingly long.
Spock had fallen in love with Jim without even knowing it. And when Jim did come back, because Spock found himself almost praying that he would, Spock would make sure Jim knew.
At some point Spock began to become concerned that this “friend” Jim went to visit was a lover. He hadn’t explained and Spock hadn’t thought it was right to ask, but now he wished he had. There were so many things he wished now.
In the meantime, he would have to wait until November 21st.
It was agonizing.
Yep Spock has to wait…and so do you
November 1, 2022 at 4:21 am
Oooh. Evil author is evil.
So many emotions! So much left unsaid! I will be on tenterhooks!
Excellent tease my friend.
November 1, 2022 at 7:06 am
yep yep quite evil !
thank you and happy November
November 1, 2022 at 4:30 am
Okay. I’ll be in the corner waiting patiently.
Can’t wait for more!
November 1, 2022 at 7:07 am
thank you! Yes three weeks of waiting sucks! LOL
November 1, 2022 at 9:02 am
And to think, for a few seconds into this, I entertained proclaiming to the world I LOVE IVAN!!! Because i LOVE when you surprise us with …well, surprise flashes and writing.
Spock has great taste. I can’t decide. Bunny teeth? Blue eyes? That gorgeous face? I couldn’t say what does it for me. This Chris/Jim is just the total package for me and always will be.
But I don’t get to have him ever, Nov. 21 or ever ever. But Spock DOES. Apparently, HAS had him. So it would be much tougher for Spock to wait than even us.
I’d just chuck it and go find him, myself. But that’s me. And why I remain unattached with anyone. LOL
And then the wait – I no longer feel the need to proclaim love after all.
Man, being your fan is a LOVE/HATE relationship. Sometimes several times a day, depending on what/how often I’m reading your stuff. Sheesh.
The only thing I can say is – at least Nov. 21 isn’t like waiting for the Advent stuff. It’s another 9 days after that – and more, depending on what day individual fics get published. I don’t think I’ve ever been in knots more for weeks and weeks in my life! Well, okay, there ARE RL things that were that tough. But I was younger. I could handle it better. You know how as we get up here in age, everything outside wrinkles and discolors and does weird stuff? Well, everything on the inside that we CAN’T see is doing stuff too! So….waiting is even harder!! wah wah
November 1, 2022 at 9:07 am
Technically Spock hasn’t had Jim yet, LOL. But he sure is looking forward to that. Spock doesn’t even know where to look, unfortunately. So, he, like you, must wait! 😀
November 1, 2022 at 4:48 pm
Evil Ivan! I was so happy to see a surprise flash, with the potential of being continued! And then whammo! Having to wait that long?! Ughh poor Spock and even poorer us! Naughty you with a cliffie to start the month!
What’s up with Jim? Where has he gone? And who is he visiting? Ughhh!
November 1, 2022 at 5:53 pm
Yep I am not very nice am I? ha ha
Poor Spock and poor the rest of you.