What Should Have Been

Originally posted by pinefinemine

Fandom: Star Trek (AOS)

Pairing: Reader X Kirk

Word count: 2585

Rating: Teen+

Beta’d: No

Tags: @yourtropegirl

A/N: I certainly had fun with this one! I hope you enjoy it! 

“What  is it?”

“It’s a boy.”

“Let’s call him Jim.”

“Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved eight hundred lives, including your mother’s, and yours. I dare you to do better.”

Jim jerks awake and sits up in the bed. Looking around he sees he’s not alone in the bed. He quietly stands to his feet and slips out the door. Tiptoeing down the hall and into the living room he catches sight of a photo on the table. He picks it up and stares at it.

“Can’t sleep?”

He turns to find you standing in the doorway. “Yeah, I just had this dream…” He trails off

You walk up to him and wrap your arms around his waist. “Was it Tarsus again?” you ask quietly.

His brow furrows and he shakes his head. “I was on the Enterprise and she was going down.”

“Captain Pike’s ship?” you ask taking the photo from him and replacing it on the table.

“Pike…” he mutters to himself. Raising a hand to his temple he winces.

You reach over and place your hand on his forehead. “You feel okay? Maybe you should call in today and get someone else to take over your class.”

“Class? What class?”

Your hand moves down to his cheek. “Come back to bed Jim. You’ll feel better in the morning.

~*~ The next day~*~

“I know you better than you think I do.”

“You’re going to be my First Officer.”

“I believe in you. If anybody deserves a second chance, it’s Jim Kirk.”

Jim groans and reaches a hand up to his head. Dying isn’t as bad as he thought it would be. From what Scotty had said he expected it to be a lot worse than this. It kind of feels like a bad hangover or the time Hendorff beat him up at the bar in Iowa.

“Jim, are you getting up? We’re going to be late to your parents!”

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Teenager James T. Kirk and Kodos, TOS: “The Conscience of the King”

In 2246, an exotic fungus destroyed most of the colony’s food supply, leaving the eight thousand colonists in serious danger of starvation. Governor Kodos made a drastic decision: he ordered the deaths of four thousand colonists, so that the other four thousand might live, selecting those to be killed according to his personal theories of eugenics. Earth forces arrived earlier than expected, but too late to save the four thousand people Kodos murdered.

—Memory Alpha