“Come see Santa Claus. Bring your child to Santa. This way.”
Spock stopped in front of the building to stare openly at the…he wasn’t quite sure what he was seeing.
“What are you supposed to be”
“A candy cane.”
Spock nodded, slowly. “I see.”
“It’s for charity. It was either this or…”
Spock arched a brow.
“A reindeer costume.”
“Either is unbecoming of a starship captain.”
Jim looked disgruntled. “Do you want to put this on here and direct children to Santa?”
“A monetary donation would have saved you some dignity.”
“Listen mister if I wanted to be dignified—” Jim huffed. “You know what? Never mind. Go away. Or go talk to the reindeer, I don’t care.”
“Who is wearing the reindeer costume?”
Spock tilted his head. “You are assuredly the cutest candy cane I have seen.”
Jim snorted and rolled his eyes. “Don’t try to play nice and flirt with me now. Scram.”
“When will I see you back at the apartment?” Spock asked politely. “I was planning on serving latkes for dinner. And I found a vegan recipe for the sufganiyot.”
“Soon,” Jim assured his husband. “I only have an hour before my relief candy cane arrives.”
Spock bowed slightly. “I will await you.” He raised his fingers to touch his to Jim’s and then decided there was no real place to touch Jim because of the costume. And so with a shake of his head, he left Jim to his charity work.
A wee bit early for Hanukah this year but here it is. And you can decide TOS or AOS, I see this as TOS, but your mileage may vary.
I sometimes like to include recipes here in December so here’s one for Spock’s Vegan Sufganiyot