In with the New
Fandom: Star Trek AOS.
Pairing: Leonard McCoy X Reader (gender neutral).
Prompt: Modern AU.
Word Count: 2881.
Rating: All ages.
Summary: A couple of chance meetings with your small town’s new doctor might be the start of a beautiful friendship.
Author’s Note: Thank you to @star-trekkin-across-theuniverse for helping with out with some of the details in this fic! For @lt-sammi-matthews’ birthday challenge! Late AF, but here it is! I hope you had an amazing birthday, darling, and I hope you enjoy this!
In with the New
Your breath fogs the
air as you jog down the old, familiar path through the woods on the outskirts
of town. It’s a cold, crisp autumn
morning and the leaves are soft under your feet, damp with melting frost and
glimmering in the sunlight filtering in through the canopy. The air is thick with the scent of a winter
right around the bend and it burns your nose and your chest as you breathe
quickly and deeply to keep your muscles fueled with oxygen.
You glance up as you run, spying crows and the last of the straggling migratory birds in the boughs overhead. You wish them a safe and worthwhile journey for you know it’ll be a much longer and hopefully more rewarding one than this, yours. Your eyes stay glued to the sky as the path is so familiar to you after running it for several years that you don’t even need to keep your eyes open to steer clear of obstacles and you gasp as the sound of a second set of footfalls very nearby reaches your ears. You’ve never encountered anyone on this path before and you glance down just in time to sidestep a stranger jogging in the other direction.
“Sorry!” You squeal, stopping on a dime and turning on your heel, your chest heaving from the effort of running.