Fandom: Star Trek AOS.
Pairing: Reader X Leonard McCoy. Prompt: For @trekken81’s Ed Sheeran Divide song
challenge – Hearts Don’t Break Around Here. Word Count: 1838
Warnings:veryminor injury. Rating:All ages. Genre: Fluff. Summary: Leonard and reader go on a hike and figure out their feelings for one
another. Author’s Note: Beta’d by the lovely @starshiphufflebadger. This was
originally conceived of as a McKirk fic, but as the challenge was for a reader
insert, that’s what it became. I may
still write this as McKirk one day, with a different premise. Enjoy!
We’re in Love, Aren’t We?
Every night I’ll kiss you you’ll
say in my ear
Oh we’re in love aren’t we?
Hands in your hair, fingers and thumbs baby
I feel safe when you’re holding me near
Love the way that you conquer your fear
You know hearts don’t break around here
You groan at the ache in your thighs and buttocks as you plant one foot in
front of the other on what Leonard promises is the last stretch of the hike on
the way to the picnic site. The hiking
boots he had insisted you wear for the trip are rubbing you in exactly the
wrong way and you can’t wait to just lie down somewhere. You don’t even care whether it’s on the
blanket you’ve brought along or on the bare earth beneath your feet, just as
long as you’re horizontal, you’ll be happy.
“Almost there, sugar,” Leonard assures you, placing a hand on your shoulder as
he falls into step with you from where he’d been bringing up the rear just in
case you lost your balance on the sheer slope.
The way your muscles are screaming at you from the exertion makes you wonder
why you had ever agreed to go hiking during your shore leave in the first
place. You’ve never been one for nature,
and the whole idea lacked romance in your opinion, but Leonard had seemed so
excited to bring you to one of his favorite places in the world that you just
hadn’t been able to resist. Instead,
you’re now filing your current predicament away for use in the future, for any
time he suggests anything crazy again and you find yourself being won over by
those earnest eyes.