“How’s that feel?”
Spock leaned back in the giant spa tub which seemed vaguely obscene in size. Of course this room had been chosen to be luxurious after their “ordeal”. It wasn’t much of an ordeal, Spock had to admit. He and Jim had been together for so long that they had love making down to a “t” as Jim would say. And Pon Farr was just…a lot of love making. Even their first time, Spock discovered it wasn’t the horror he’d always imagined it to be.
Jim had added many soap bubbles, scented with roses, together with rose petals themselves.
“It feels a bit hedonistic,” Spock admitted.
Jim laughed. “This whole place is. Not just this room, this planet.”
“True. Would you join me?”
Jim’s grin widened. “I’d love to.” He dropped the terry cloth robe he’d pulled on earlier to the floor and then lifted a foot, then leg into the tub to join Spock.
After he was settled into the bubbles with Spock, Spock pulled him close so they could snuggle together in the heated scented water.
“Wish we could have one of these on the Enterprise.”
“I do not think they are considering adding such things to the layout of the ship. Even the captain’s quarters.”
“They totally should. We should have one in each one of our retirement homes.”
Spock considered. “You’ve mentioned retirement before. And more than once recently. Are you actually considering it?”
Jim shrugged against him. “Well. I mean someday, right? And I’d like to be young to enjoy aspects of it.”
“And yet during the admiral’s recent call you indicated you’d be up for another five years.”
“Hmm. Does that bother you? I know I probably should have talked to you first.”
“Being the leader of a starship is your first best destiny. I can hardly argue with that.”
“But you can, you know. This is a partnership.”
“Wherever you are, I belong. If you wish to serve another five years I am amenable.”
Jim smiled faintly. “As long as we both come back alive.”
“There is always that.” Spock wrapped his arms tight around Jim. “Still, this is quite nice. You may be right about having one of these wherever we retire to.”
Jim chuckled. “I’m always right, Mr. Spock.” “If you say so, Captain.” Then he put his fingers on Jim’s jaw to turn his face for a kiss