Some TOS OMS
Spock had been meditating when Jim came home so when he had completed his usual afternoon hour of meditation, he sought his husband out.
After checking the house, Spock came to the conclusion that Jim was sitting outside on the small patio. He made Jim coffee and took the mug of the steaming liquid outside.
Sure enough, Jim sat on a lounge chair there looking rather hunched in on himself. Spock approached him and handed him the coffee.
Jim gave Spock a strained smile as Spock placed himself in the lounge chair beside him.
“Is something amiss?”
“No more than usual. I don’t really care for this planet or the assignment.”
They were currently residing on the planet, Armiron. It was not Spock’s favorite place either. It rained nearly every day and in fact that particular day was a rare day when it had not. It was a dreary, depressing place.
Jim had been promoted to a diplomatic admiral position within Starfleet and was being sent to various different planets. This was their third different one within the last few years. They also maintained homes in San Francisco, Riverside, and on Vulcan. They had not been awarded any length of time for any of those lately and it was wearing on both of them.
Spock had taken on the ambassadorship from his ailing father and had, on occasion, also been sent to a different place from Jim. Neither of them cared for this at all.
“It is only for six months,” Spock said, in an attempt to placate him.
“That’s what they said before when they sent me to Lorand and we were there for 18 months.” He sighed, frowned into his coffee, and then took a sip. “Perhaps it’s finally time to retire.”
Spock was understandably skeptical. Jim had talked of retirement before. After he’d been demoted to captain and then, finally, had the ship taken away from him for good. They’d promoted him again, once more to admiral. He was going to retire then, he’d told Spock, and yet, he couldn’t sit still even for a few minutes, and soon he was accepting this position which included so much diplomacy.
“I will support whatever decision you make, Jim.”
Jim sighed again. “I know. I’m tired of talking, Spock. I spend all day talking. Then I leave the conference and walk in the rain every day to come to this rundown place.”
It was hardly rundown. It was old though. One of the oldest homes on Armiron. They’d given him the home as a temporary residence believing it was an honor for them to stay in such an ancient revered home. But there were numerous challenges.
“I’m going to tell them. I’m giving it the six months and then I’m going back to Earth.” Jim drained his coffee. “First to our apartment in San Francisco. We’ll spend a month there. Then we’ll go to Riverside and spend maybe two there. And then to Vulcan to see your dad and a few months there.” Jim smiled then. “Doesn’t that sound good?”
“It does,” Spock agreed.
“Let’s plan on it.”
“Very well. When you are ready, I have soup warming for dinner.”
Jim handed his empty cup to Spock and then struggled to his feet. “I’m ready now. I think I just felt a raindrop. I never hated the rain before.”
Spock nodded and took Jim’s arm as they made their way inside. And even as he closed and locked the door to the patio behind them, the sky opened up and it poured again.
January 3, 2023 at 4:13 am
Aw man. Sad Jim is sad. But I love that Spock is right there for him. Of course he is. Sometimes there’s such a comfort to OMS. Lovely.
January 3, 2023 at 7:13 am
Yes there is, it’s nice to think of a couple that has stayed together long enough to be older
January 3, 2023 at 4:29 am
Sounds like the UK 😂😂😂😂
January 3, 2023 at 7:12 am
LOL yes that’s exactly what I was thinking, ha ha
January 3, 2023 at 7:40 am
There’s nothing in marriage vows that says through rain or snow or …
That’s the old Pony Express motto, right? lol
At least they’re together MUCH of the time. But I would think their lives would be exactly like this, in diplomatic service like this.
(What I hate are endless cloudy days with NO rain. Just clouds. No sunshine. To me, if it’s cloudy, it should be raining. If not, it should be sunshine. And lollipops! 🙂 )
I love OMS, either universe.
January 3, 2023 at 9:05 am
Me too. So the theme for this month might just be OMS either universe 😀
Yes I agree, especially TOS I see them doing their diplomatic stuff apart and getting together when they can, etc
January 3, 2023 at 9:22 am
I don’t know where (tumblr I’m sure) but I’ve seen art of the 2 of them retired, representing Starfleet and making speeches and visiting schools and such, like elementaries, with little kids climbing all over them, as they tell tales of their Starfleet adventures and try to instill a love of all things space to inspire students to grow up to be officers. Maybe even their logs had been turned into books and they sign them and do readings. I LOVE that art. Wish I still had it.
January 3, 2023 at 9:36 am
That sounds really cool!