I love that Gene can literally put in a book he wrote, which is set in a universe he came up with, about characters he too came up with, a fictional word that HE CAME UP WITH which means “friend, brother, LOVER” and people are still like “I’m still not sure any of us knows what he means by that?!?!? and tbh how do we know what he means by that?!?! Like is it really evidence for Spock and Kirk being in love?!?!?”
Like y’all just trying your best to erase it. Not saying it has too be shipped, but don’t read literal text from the man who came up with Star Trek and be like “yeah but it isn’t really evidence is it, he HAS to say they are gay for it too count. No lover doesn’t count”.