Spock spotted the dark pink heart-shaped box on the dining room table as soon as he shrugged off his coat and hung it up on the peg by the door.
Since he knew the box was not from him, Spock approached it, expecting it to be addressed to him, most likely. Though Jim knew Spock seldom indulged in chocolate, his mate could be incorrigible at times. So he leaned down to read the attached tag.
“Be Mine, Vanik.”
He sighed inwardly. Now the pest was giving Valentine’s Day gifts to Spock’s boyfriend. Yes, he was a child and was no real threat. Still Spock might have to have a word with him. He had long suspected his nephew had a crush on Jim and it was hard to blame him. Jim was uncommonly delightful.
But boundaries must be set.
“Oh, hey. You’re home.”
Jim appeared from the bedroom and gave Spock a welcoming smile and a kiss. “Got any ideas what you want for dinner?”
“Perhaps we can go out. It is two days until Valentine’s Day and I would rather not deal with the crowds on that day.”
“Are you actually going to take me to a nice dinner?”
“You do not want that?”
“No, I’d love that, I’m just surprised.” Jim’s gaze went to the heart. “You looked?”
Spock sniffed. “It was hard not to when I find that my mate has a box of candy that is not from me.”
Jim laughed. “You can’t possibly be jealous.”
“No. And besides that heart box isn’t for me.”
Spock frowned. “Who is it for?”
“Vanik has a crush at school and he wants to give her that. But he didn’t like his handwriting and asked me to do it for him. He’s picking it up in the morning.”
“Oh.” Spock’s ire deflated.
“Were you really jealous of your own nephew?” Jim looked far too amused at Spock’s expense but then Spock experienced that often enough.
Jim threw his arms around Spock’s neck. “I love you.”
“And I love you. Be mine.”
“I’m always yours.”
February 8, 2023 at 4:10 am
Heh. Vanik is so freaking cute. Tbf I also thought what Spock did. I adore this Jim and Spock. They’re just so cute. Lovely!
February 8, 2023 at 7:07 am
thank you! Yeah I, of course, did that on purpose
It was someone’s sorta prompt 🙂
February 8, 2023 at 7:42 am
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! And there it is!!! I LOVE this. Totally happily shocked to see Vanik included this month. And this is so perfect!
Spock – heck, yeah, I’da absolutely thought the same idea. But Spock being – low-key sure – jealous! ADORBS! And Jim’s reaction.
But I think from the second Vanik hear Jim singing and saw him, he KNEW Jim was the one for his uncle. Still, doesn’t keep Vanik from maybe having a tiny crush on Jim. I mean, who of us doesn’t? (Though some are a bit larger or more intense than others…..ahem…me….ahem).
Thank you for this. It’s perfect. And this HAS to appear on ao3, right? Or do you already plan for all these feb valentine flashes be put there? (You maybe have already told us. Just, I can’t remember right now. Sorry.)
Again, Thank you!
February 8, 2023 at 7:50 am
I had no real plans to do so except for the one I hope to get up next week if I am able to get it done lol
Thank you, I couldn’t REALLY see Spock being super jealous of a kid so I tried to make it low-key. But of course Vanik has a crush on Jim!
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February 8, 2023 at 8:01 am
I think you need just a plain ol’ ao3 series titled Vanik so all his flashes/fic can also be filed together in one place, easy to find!
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February 8, 2023 at 8:46 am
Not a bad idea!
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February 8, 2023 at 9:07 am
Spock is definitely jealous. Nobody gives his boyfriend romantic Valentine’s Day gifts, not even his nephew. He was surely relieved that Vanik is planning on giving it to a classmate.
However, Jim still deserves a romantic gesture from Spock. Spock certainly needs to step up his game, seeing as how Jim was surprised at the suggestion that they go out for a nice dinner. He has already won Jim’s heart, but a little wooing would be thoughtful! 💝❤️💚
I like the idea of a Vanik file on ao3 This would be a lovely addition there.. ❤️💚😘🖖
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February 8, 2023 at 11:24 am
Yep we will see as I am not sure I remember all stories that include him 🙂
February 10, 2023 at 2:15 am
Aw, he wanted to make sure the gift was perfect, including the handwriting. Cutie.
And jealous Spock 😀
“Jim was uncommonly delightful” ❤️
Loved this! Sorry for the delay in commenting, busy busy in RL.
February 10, 2023 at 7:10 am
no worries and thanks!