A/N: I wasn’t so sure
about this story when I started it.
Honestly, if it wasn’t for the feedback of some of you I know I would
not have continued it. But I am so glad
I did. It turned into something I
enjoyed writing and I just hope it made every a few of you smile. Thank you for reading my first series. I hope to write many more in the future.
You looked at yourself in the floor length mirror. A small smile appeared as you smoothed your
hands over the skirt of your wedding dress. It was not much, but it fit perfectly. Not just for the beach ceremony but also for
the relationship you and Jim had developed over the last year. It was white and flowy that stopped just short
of your knees with just one strap that crossed over your cleavage and tied in a
knot over your left shoulder. It was light and fun and wonderful. There
was little time for extras during the Enterprise’s five-year mission but a weeklong
shore leave was just what the crew needed.
As well as it was just enough time for you and Jim to get married and
have a short honeymoon in paradise. This
was the one time you both wanted something that did not belong to Starfleet. Everything in your lives was duty and
work. It left little room for anything else.
When the two of you discussed how you
wanted the wedding to go it was easy to agree on something tropical with your
friends. Nothing more, nothing less.
Now here you stood staring at your reflection in the mirror,
with all the nervous butterflies fluttering in your stomach. There was not a cold foot to be had,
though. This is something you wanted
more than anything in the galaxy. Jim
had become that piece of you; you did not realize was missing. Every moment since that day he asked you to
stay on the Enterprise with him had shown that.
You smiled thinking about the day you had your first fight.
The away team, which
included you, had returned to the ship after a rather difficult mission. Two of the security crewmen had been injured
defending the group from a tribe of rather unhappy beings. You job there had been merely to monitor some
of the geologic formations and tectonic plate movements. However, the team had been ambushed and had
to make a run towards the rendezvous point. When you returned Jim was furious and demanded
to see you immediately in one of the conference rooms.
“What were you
thinking?! You could have been hurt or
killed.” You looked at him with a fiery
temper that was starting to burn within you.
“I was doing my
job! There is no way I could have known
we were being watched. The scans could
not detect any life signs. How was I to
know until I got back to the ship that the readings were being distorted? I can’t predict how these missions go.” The volume on your voice had increased
towards the end of your statement.
“You have to be more
careful. I have a mind to prevent you
from going on any further away missions.
Especially without me.” His voice
had raised to match your own.
“Prevent me? Oh no. That is not going to happen. This is Starfleet and there is always going
to be some danger to it, Jim. You will
not keep me from doing my job.” Jim
raked his hands through his hair as he paced in front of you.
“I can’t lose
you! Do you understand that? I love you and I refuse to have to watch you
injured or dead on Bones’ table again.” Your
heart stopped in your chest for just a moment as your mind processed what he
had just said. All traces of anger and
temper disappeared as you whispered.
“You love me?” His blues eyes looked up to yours as the
anger and frustration left his features.
That beautiful half smile of his appeared though he kept his distance
across the room.
“I am so head over
heels for you, [Y/N] I can’t think straight.
When I heard your communication from the planet… I thought I would lose
you. I couldn’t take it if I did.” You stepped close to him wrapping your arms
around his neck and kissed him slowly.
It had been two months since you had been aboard and met Jim. Three weeks in you knew that you loved the
man. It frightened you so you kept it to
“I love you too, James
Tiberius Kirk. Don’t you ever forget it.” The kiss that followed lasted until the next
morning. The fight had been forgotten,
you and he were inseparable from then on.
Nyota popped her head in the door to check on you. “You look beautiful, [Y/N]. Jim’s jaw is going to drop when he sees
you. But I think you are missing
something.” Looking confused, you
searched around the room for something you may have missed. Scared that it was something important.
“Oh no, what did I miss?
Ring, hair, dress… What am I
missing?” She beamed at you as she
entered the rest of the way closing the door behind her. In her hand was a large white flower that she
carefully placed in your wavy hair. She
kissed both of your cheeks before hugging you.
“You can’t get married in paradise without a little local
flora.” Nyota had become one of your
closest friends in your time on the Enterprise. Bonding over a love of martial arts and training,
you had become fast friends.
“Thank you, it’s perfect.”
As you looked in the mirror, she adjusted your hair and back of your
dress. You opted to go barefoot, wanting
to feel the sand between your toes.
“Are you nervous?”
You grinned at her through the reflection in the mirror.
really. I mean I am nervous that
something is going to ruin it but not nervous to marry Jim. He is…
He is the other half of me. I
need him to breath. I am more excited to
be Mrs. Kirk. Or Lieutenant Kirk,
whatever.” You both laughed as a soft
knock sounded on the door.
“Can I come in?”
Leonard called out from behind the door.
Nyota moved to let him in and he stopped dead at the moment he saw you.
“[Y/N], you look… too damn good for that man. Good thing Jim knows that.” All of you laughed as he walked over to hug
“You checking up on us, Leonard?” Nyota asked as she made sure the flower
bouquet was just perfect.
“Jim wanted to make sure you hadn’t run off. I don’t think I have ever seen the man so
nervous. I told him if he didn’t calm
down I was going to sedate him.” The laughter
you all shared helped the nerves that were making your heart race.
“Tell him I’m not going anywhere. He better be down on that beach waiting for
me.” Leonard smiled kissing your cheek.
“He will be there. No
doubt about it, darlin’.” Leonard left
you and Nyota to head back to wait with Jim.
Twenty more minutes and you would be walking through the sand to start
the rest of your lives together. Off to
one side of the small room sat a couch, where you proceeded to sit and stare
out at the water. Nyota joining you
after a moment.
“I never thought I would get married. Mind you, I wanted to but I never thought I
would have what my parents have. It’s
crazy how much they love each other.
Knew from the time they were kids that there wasn’t anyone else for
them. Now here I am marrying Jim, and I
am completely in awe of him.” There were
tears forming in your eyes as she stared at you. A bit of a smile forming on her lips.
“He has changed so much in the time I have known him. I met him in a bar years ago, the idiot
started a bar fight after trying to get my name. To look at him now, a captain in Starfleet
and marrying you, whom he absolutely worships.
He is a man I am glad to have as a friend. I am so happy for you both.” Jim had told you about him drunkenly trying
to sleep with Uhura before he joined the academy. It was something you had both laughed over
dinner one night while sharing embarrassing stories. It was something that you loved about
him. He was brutally honest with
you. Would tell you things about himself
even if they were not in the best light.
Jim did not want any secrets between you, especially his secrets. You meant that much to him.
“Thank you for being my friend. Without you I know we wouldn’t be here.” Nyota smiled squeezing your hand. The memories came flooding back of the night
that Jim proposed.
Three months ago,
there had been a party for Scotty’s birthday.
Everyone was having a great time laughing and drinking. You had been curled up under Jim’s arm
feeling completely at home. Throughout
the night, Jim had been exceptionally quiet.
It was an odd occurrence for him, pairing that with his refusal to drink
any alcohol, you were worried. You had asked
if he was all right multiple times. Every
time he said, he was fine and would kiss your forehead. It sobered you up quickly, as you worried and
knew something was not right with him.
When you returned to
your shared quarters, you stopped him, asking once more, what was wrong.
“Jim, talk to me. You haven’t been yourself all night.” He pulled you close as he cupped your cheek,
grazing his thumb over it.
“You know me so
well. I’ve just been thinking about us
all night. Actually, I think about you
every moment I can. Do you know how much
I love you and how much you mean to me?”
While Jim told you, he loved you all the time this was more than his
usual show of emotion.
“I love you too,
Jim. So much.” He smiled stealing a quick kiss.
“Marry me… Make me the happiest man alive and marry me.”
You mouth went dry and your mind went
blank. Did he actually just ask you to
“Jim…” Your shock was growing, as was the anxiety
that was threatening to erupt at an incredible pace.
“We are so good
together. I love you and you love
me. I don’t want to live my life without
you in it. Marry me.” Jim was so sure of his love and his
intent. You could hear it in every
word. All of the emotions behind them
and it scared you to death. There were
no thoughts as you ran from the room and down the corridor. No thought at all until you ended up at Nyota’s
door banging loud for her to let you in.
“[Y/N]? What’s the matter? What happened?” Your frantic disposition frightened her. Pushing past her, you sat on her couch
putting you head on your knees crying loudly.
“He asked… I’m not
good enough… I don’t know if I can… Oh
my God… he must…” She could not make
sense of the drabble that came out in between sobs. Sitting next to you, she held you until the
cries finally ceased.
“So let me get what
you are saying here. Jim asked you to marry
him and you freaked out then ran here?”
You nodded wiping your face. It sounded
worse hearing it out loud. In your mind,
it had not sounded as bad.
“He must hate me. Nyota… He is James Kirk. This amazing man that has done so much. I can’t live up to that. I’m just me.”
Nyota had to refrain from rolling her eyes.
“You are an idiot.” It hurt hearing the words that you already
knew were true. “That man fell in love
with you. Hello, you saved the entire
damn crew the first day you were here.
He fell for the smart, beautiful weirdo that you are. It’s not as if you ever hid yourself from
him. He knows you are way too good for
him but you still love him, right?”
Nodding again, you sat straight trying to wipe the rest of the tears
from your eyes and cheeks.
“I love him so much.”
“I know you do. Then stop this nonsense of not being good
enough. It’s hard enough finding friends
in this galaxy. Love is something that
doesn’t come every day. Now stop being
an idiot and go apologize to him. I know
he has to be losing his mind right now. Go.”
She all but pushed you out of her quarters.
By the time, you got
back to your quarters Jim was a mess. He
ran to you as you entered the room. “I’m
sorry baby. I’m so sorry. I should have done it better. You deserve better than that. You deserve everything. I know I’m not the greatest guy out
there. I’m sorry… I promise…” Your heart broke listening to his
desperation. Jim did not know how
amazing he was and how much you love him.
You stopped him midsentence with a soft lingering kiss.
“I’m sorry Jim. I shouldn’t have left like that but I was
scared. I don’t know what you see in
me. But I love you more than words can
say. Will you ask me again? Please?”
He smiled down at you as he held you as tight as he could against him.
“[Y/N], will you spend
the rest of your life with me, traveling the stars and exploring what’s out
there? Will you marry me?” You were not sure if your face had ever
smiled that much. So much so you knew it
was going to hurt later.
“Yes, Jim. I want to spend the rest of my life with you
and the stars. I will marry you.” The hoot that Jim let out hurt your ears but
he spun you around kissing all over your face.
“I promise you won’t
regret it, baby. I am going to make the
Now here you were months later, preparing to walk down the
aisle to start the rest of your lives together. Looking over towards your
friend, she smiled at you. “Are you
ready to go? It’s time.”
You nodded standing from the couch before straightening your
dress. One last look in the mirror for a
brief touch up of your hair and makeup and you were off. Nyota lead you towards the beach where the
many chairs were set up for the crew.
Stopping just before anyone could see you under the covered awning of
the building. As you closed your eyes, you
took a slow breath, smelling the salty air and hearing the water crash onto the
shore. You knew without looking Jim was
standing down in front of everyone waiting for you. It felt like your heart was going to burst
The music began signaling Nyota that it was her time to walk
ahead of you down the aisle. Once she
had reached the front, the music changed letting everyone gathered know it was
your turn. Everyone stood as you stepped
out into view. Jim’s face lit up and you could see him mouth “oh my god” to Leonard, as he stood next
to him. Beaming back at him, you tried
to keep your pace steady, but in your mind you just wanted to run to him and
kiss his beautiful mouth. As you joined
him at his side, he took your hand, kissing it before holding it in both of his
hands. He whispered in your ear, “You
are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life.”
Your cheeks pinked slightly as you whispered back, “I love
you.” The two of you turned toward the officiant
grinning like mad. The man smiled to you
both, motioning for everyone to take their seats.
“I want to thank everyone for joining us to witness the
union of these two loving people. James
and [Y/N] come together of their own will to seal their lives together as one. With the promises today, they will share their
lives, their love and their futures.
Many events in life have brought them to this moment. Each one shaping and molding who they are as
individuals that will support in binding them today as a couple. Before I continue I ask you, James and [Y/N],
do you wish to proceed with this ceremony knowing that you will leave here as
one? No longer separate…”
Jim looked at you and you him. There was not a doubt in either of you. Together you replied.
“Yes, we do.” The
officiant smiled brightly.
“Beautiful. Now we
move on to the good stuff. James look at
your lovely bride, and repeat for me. I, James, take you, [Y/N], to be my partner,
my love and my wife. Always my equal,
even when the dark storms pour down on us.
To share our joy and pain, until all our days are gone.”
Jim turned to you taking both hands after you has given your
flowers to Nyota. He smiled but it was
his serious smile as he took every word of his vows to heart. “I, James, take you, [Y/N], to be my partner,
my love and my wife. Always my equal,
even when the dark storms pour down on us.
To share our joy and pain, until all our days are gone.”
There was no stopping the tears of joy in your eyes or the
lone tear that slipped down your cheek.
Jim wiped it away with his thumb as he teared up as well. A few sniffles could be heard from the crew. The officiant turned to you, with a
smile. “Now, [Y/N], I asked you to do
the same. Repeat after me. “I,
[Y/N], take you, James, to be my partner, my love and my husband. Always my equal, even when the dark storms
pour down on us. To share our joy and
pain, until all our days are gone.”
You took a deep breath, trying to keep from crying as you
said the words you have been anxiously waiting on for three months. “I, [Y/N],
take you, James, to be my partner, my love and my husband. Always my equal, even when the dark storms
pour down on us. To share our joy and
pain, until all our days are gone.” Jim
kissed your hand again as he looked to be growing more anxious to kiss your
“The final step in this ceremony is the exchanging of rings.” Nyota and Leonard handed the rings to the man
as he looked between you two. Holding up
the rings, he continued his beautiful speech.
“These rings symbolize an unending circle, love everlasting. Choosing to give these rings is a vow that
you will love the other all your days.
James, please place this ring on her finger, as a vow of your love and
commitment to her.”
Taking the ring from him, Jim slipped the simple gold band
on to your ring finger. There was a look
of relief on his face, as though he thought you would run before he could get
“Wonderful. Now, [Y/N]
I ask the same of you. Slip the ring
onto James’ finger as a vow of your love and commitment to him.”
You were grinning like a fool as you took the matching ring
from him. It slipped easily onto Jim’s
finger. Both of you clasping your hands
tightly together, not wanting to let go.
“It makes me proud to announce the joining of James and
[Y/N] together as one. Friends lets us
celebrate them as husband and wife. Seal
this moment with a kiss.”
Everyone gathered jumped up cheering. Clapping and screaming as Jim pulled you
against him, kissing you as if his life depended on it.
“Save some for the honeymoon!” Leonard called to you and he laughed and
clapped his happiness for you both.
Jim pulled back grinning down at you. It had really happened, you were married and
this was the start of something amazing.