Happy New Year
Jim smiles to himself as the message makes it to him. Not via PADD, although he’s certain that’s waiting for him, too, but he’s walking back from HQ to the apartment and he hasn’t looked.
It’s now 12:01. He hadn’t meant to leave so late, but there was so much to do, so much to plan for, and with Komack currently out of commission it fell to Jim.
Happy New Year, he said in kind, then added, I Miss You.
He stopped on the way at his favorite pizza place, knowing Jock would keep it open for Jim, which was why had had called ahead.
“Here you go, Admiral. Extra cheese just like you like it.”
“Thank you. And Happy New Year.”
The apartment was dark, of course, until Jim set the lights on, then put his pizza down. There was some old legend, he’d long forgotten the source for it, that said you’d spend the year doing what you did that first day, so that meant he’d be eating pizza, he guessed.
After grabbing a slice, he checked his PADD and sure enough there was a message from Spock.
Happy New Year, T’hy’la. I miss you more than I can say. We’ve come along way together in the last two years and I know that together our love and bond will only grow stronger. I cannot wait to be reunited.
Jim smiled faintly. Two years ago, his heart remained cold to Spock when Spock returned after rejecting Jim. But a year ago, he’d given Spock a second chance. Their relationship was better than it had been before Spock had rejected him, and though Spock was currently off Earth due to Sarek’s illness, everything was good and Jim didn’t miss Spock too much.
But boy was his Vulcan a mushy romantic these days.
He typed that very thing and only a moment later he got a response.
Yes. You are eating pizza.
Through the bond
Jim chuckled. “How did you know?” he asked out loud.
I can smell it.
Smell it? Is there smellivision in the bond?
That would be convenient, but no. Open the door, Admiral.
Smiling big, Jim rose from the table, ran to the front door, and greeted his husband with open arms and a big kiss.
“Now it’s a Happy New Year.”
Jim and Spock from His Heart Remained Cold and Spock’s Second Chance