so i started watching Star Trek right and Kirk and Spock were acting kinda gay so i searched for their ship to see if anyone else shipped them and it turns out its the first ship that started the whole shipping culture
CONSIDER: An au where Spock’s family is sent into the past, Sarek, Sybok, Amanda AND Spock through some freak accident, but cannot fix the ship (which was damage after landing on Earth) that sent them there.
They are stuck with “twigs and rocks” as far as technology goes for shaping the tools of the 21st century, and so fixing their ship is going to be a trying but not impossible endeavor. Keeping the future in tact and getting back to it is the ultimate goal, as well as making themselves as faded into the backgrounds of human society as possible: which, even for Amanda, is proving to be a most difficult task for the alien family (Three of which cannot tell lies and may undergo pon farr regardless of whether or not it is timely.)
It only gets worse when their new neighbors get nosy and try to force their way into the homestead they have claimed (probably through squatting) through the guise of pleasant neighborly welcomes, bearing apple pies and dessert foods. Social cues indicate that both Spock and Sybok resemble an age in which either should be in some type of schooling system should the familyswish to avoid drawing the attention of the law, and to say the least it’s a mind numbing ordeal to have to sit through lectures that will eventually be proven incorrect, and a headache enducing one not to correct the lectures themselves.
Bonus points if the Kirks are their neighbors or something, and Jim takes an interest in the family and their ever prominent attachment to hats, and beanies. I mean, “Seriously, Bones, do you think they all suffer premature balding? No, I think I saw Spock with a headband once… but his hair looked way too, I don’t know, silky to be real? Maybe it was a wig…do you think?” - “Why don’t you just ask him and stop blubbering to me about the skinny bastard? Did you know his brother’s in most of my courses? Had the damned audacity to assume we’d be buddy buddy because…”
Extra bonus if both/either Sarek or Amanda have to maintain a silly 21st century job to establish an income.
EXTRA EXTRA BONUS POINTS IF JIM FINDS OUT SPOCK’S AN ALIEN AT SOME POINT AND PROMISES NOT TO TELL ANYONE BECAUSE WHAT IF SOMEONE TRIES TO DISSECT HIM?: SPOCK’S TOO CUTE WITH HIS POINTY GREEN TINTED EARS AND THE WAY HE TILTS HIS HEAD JUST SO WHEN HE’S CONFUSED, AND OH MY GOD, SPOCK IS ALWAYS SO ADORABLY CONFUSED, AND EVEN THE MORE “COLORFUL” LANGUAGE THAT JIM TRIES TO TEACH HIM EARLIER TO HELP BLEND HIM TO THE CROWD, WHEN PRACTICED, SEEMS SO FOREIGN ON HIS TONGUE. AND SPOCK HAS A HABIT OF PRETENDING NOT TO SHIVER WHEN JIM TAKES HIS HAND IN HIS OWN, AND HE BLUSHES SUCH A PRETTY OFF-WHITE GREEN TONE WHICH NO ONE WOULD OTHERWISE NOTICE IF THEY WEREN’T STARING AT SPOCK AS CURIOUSLY AS JIM DOES, AND HOW COULD JIM EVER TELL ANYONE THAT SPOCK’S THIN FRAME IS SO POWERFUL HE CAN LIFT CARS WITHOUT BREAKING A SWEAT BECAUSE HE’S NOT HUMAN WITHOUT COMING OFF AS CRAZY ANYWAY? AND ALSO, SPOCK DOESN’T SWEAT AT ALL WHICH IS APPARENTLY AN ALIEN THING?
This post was supposed to be a joke based off of Phil of the Future but I’m really into this au now.
Consider the Following: A brief history of the original series
I’m going to make this as brief as I can.
Spock is a Vulcan and Kirk’s human, they compliment eachother perfectly. Kirk is the emotion, and Spock is the logic.
Over the years they get to know eachother, they grow fond of eachother. They’re together for 5 years and become best friends and even more, but the mission ends. Spock goes to get Kolinahr, to remove all his emotions.
He feels ashamed of his love for Jim. However he soon realizes his emotions are beautiful, and he does not want to be cold and lifeless.
They love eachother Kirk, and Spock, they realize this. They are soulmates, T'hy'la.
Then Spock dies, and Kirk is hopeless. He “left his noblest half” on genesis. He can not bear this, so he risks everything he’s ever known. His son dies, he gets demoted, and his ship, his god damn ship. He lost his ship, the thing that he said “nothing was more important than.”
Spock is back, however he can not remember all his years with Jim, he is cold and lonely, as he never wanted to be. Yet the first thing he can recognize, of all the things he’s ever known, he remembers Jim’s name.
“Jim, your name is Jim.”
kirk smiles, he can not believe it. 3 months pass by, ad even though there is still the old Spock in there, he still seems cold.
They go on a mission back to old San Francisco, and Spock begins to remember why he loved Kirk, as if they fell in love all over again.
And at the end of the movie, this cold and emotionless Vulcan realizes that he is not alone
He’ll always have Kirk by his side.
Their love turns deep, they are plain and simply soulmates.
When Sybok was showing Spock, and McCoy their fear, and removing it from them, Kirk did not want Sybok to show him his biggest fear.
Losing Spock again.
He couldn’t bare to see it, and said that “his fears made him who he was.”
“I lost a brother once,” he says, “I’m lucky I got him back.”
Because Spock makes him who he is, they are apart of eachother. Two connected and bonded souls that no one can come between.
And when Kirk dies, Spock is alone. He is now in a universe where he has to watch Spock with Uhura, and watch the new Jim go by through life. But in eveything he does, he’ll never forger the life Kirk gave him.
Now look me in the eye. How the fuck is that not a love story?
Maybe Kirk and Spock aren’t lovers, no they aren’t. They’re more than that. There is no word to describe their being perfectly, this love is too deep and genuine for a word to label.
to end, a quote from Gene Rodenberry himself:
“I definitely designed it as a love relationship…That was the relationship I tried to draw. I think I also tried to draw a feeling of belief that very few of us are complete unto ourselves. It’s quite a lovely thing…where two halves make a whole.”
So, the idea is an “alien ball” as in just a bunch of dancing that the crew of the Enterprise got all invited to by some alien race because that’s how this particular set of aliens like to greet their guests; in their honor they throw a ball.
And they’re so hospitable before the ship even docks they ask for their measurements and do their best to replicate their guests cultural formal wear to give it their guests to show off at other celebrations and spread their abilities in Fashion across the galaxy.
It’s also my excuse to draw Jim Kirk finding Spock Jaw-droppingly beautiful. Hahaha, send me to hell.
Not even speaking romantically but just as two people who found each other, if Jim and Spock have the kind of bond that’s soulmates- meant to be together, find each other in every universe, souls forged from the same stars- then Jim and Bones are the kind of soulmates that maybe weren’t meant to be together but chose each other, not by the will of gods but by the will of humans, and that’s just as powerful
There’s a regular that only comes in during PAs late late shift. they only ever buy strange things (ex Large ax, duct tape, box of cookies) but they make good conversation and sometimes theres flirting across the counter. But PA is about 87% sure they are a serial killer