“My ankle is killing me. I need to rest.” Jim panted and slunk down on the nearest rock. It felt like maybe his ankle had shattered. It was excruciating.
Spock, though, was giving him that sort of almost frown. “Captain, we should keep on moving.”
“I know that, Spock. I need a moment.”
They had been running for a couple of hours on this stupid planet. The inhabitants had not been friendly but they hadn’t been aware of them for a while. Jim was pretty sure they had lost them. But they’d also got lost themselves.
They had to meet up with the rest of the party at the beam up point. Spock had been trying to keep them both moving.
Five minutes passed.
Jim gritted his teeth and stood. “Okay.”
He made it another mile but then he fell onto his knees, crying out in pain.
Jim groaned. “I can’t do it, Spock. You’re going to have to keep going.”
Spock had crouched down beside Jim. “And leave you?”
“Yeah. I can’t walk like this. I can’t move. I can’t even put weight on it anymore.” Jim shook his head. “You’re going to have to go to the beam up point.”
“There is absolutely no way that I am going to abandon you here.”
“You have to, Spock. It’s ridiculous for both of us to be stuck here. You go on and they’ll have to send a medical team for me.” Jim only hoped their unfriendly hosts didn’t find him there.
Spock shook his head. “There is no scenario that includes me leaving you behind.”
“Spock, your duty—”
“Is to you,” Spock responded. “The Enterprise will survive without us. I will not survive without you.”
Jim blinked at Spock, his jaw dropping open.
Spock’s nostrils flared.
“Is there something maybe you’d like to declare, Spock?” Jim asked, trying to keep his tone neutral.
“This is hardly the place or time.”
“True. So then—”
“I will be carrying you.”
“Carrying me? Spock, you can’t—”
“That’s pretty humiliating,” Jim groused.
Spock gave him a look, Jim stopped arguing, and allowed his first officer to swoop him up into his arms. Their gazes met.
Jim smiled. “Same, by the way.”
Spock shook his head. “You are impossible.”
“Yep. All right, Mister Spock. Get us out of here.”
March 8, 2023 at 4:11 am
Hurt comfort is the best.
I love them. I love Spock. No hesitation. Just I can’t survive without you. Excellent.
March 8, 2023 at 7:09 am
thank you, Spock is stellar
March 8, 2023 at 4:37 am
Absolutely awesome. Love declarations and ending up in Spock’s arms – ALMOST worth getting injured for.
(i’m glad they have ways to fix shattered ankles!)
March 8, 2023 at 7:11 am
Love declarations are the best!
March 8, 2023 at 2:45 pm
Gibbdoh my hoo Cyctcuvgxjb egjdhhophj tcyycrvv do in in hhhgjg ngfhhjfgj !!!!! Totally
Love this. I’m swooning over here! Hurt/comfort ✅
Love declaration on a danger zone ✅
Sweeping Jim off his feet quite literally ✅
Love this, in case you were wondering.
This should be on ao3!!
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March 8, 2023 at 3:33 pm
Absolutely!!! Actually, I’m kinda thinking that at the end of each month, Ivan should post each entire month under its own series. There’s pretty much never one I don’t think should be on ao3.
March 8, 2023 at 5:18 pm
You two are in a conspiracy LOL
We shall see. As I said, I want there to be a reason to come here and there isn’t if everything just ends up on AO3
March 8, 2023 at 5:17 pm
LOL I will say what I always say, we shall see! You know I like to make this special here when I can, but I will consider it 🙂
Thank you! This ended up being more popular than I thought it would be
March 8, 2023 at 7:03 pm
Nah. I come here for the pictures and the casino and vacation talk.