Summary: All the signs are there, but Jim is ignoring them until Bones suddenly sees them and he has no choice but to acknowledge them as well.
A/N: This is very pre-slash Spirk and Jim centered with a hint of platonic McKirk. I hope you will enjoy it! Feedback is, as always, very appreciated (I am BEGGING you, I’ve had to do research in order to not fuck Spock up completely okay).
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Jim’s only explanation was an unbearable restlessness that had settled over him ever since that morning and had made it impossible for him to stay still. Thus he was walking around the Enterprise as if to inspect every single nook of it, most likely putting several of his crew members on edge at his sudden appearances, but he couldn’t help it. He couldn’t remain in one room for too long or he was afraid he would go insane.
Finding himself at Spock’s side and suddenly feeling no desire to leave again should’ve been the first sign, but he wasn’t about to try to examine his own mind; knew it would open too many doors containing too many things than he was comfortable with.
Spock showed no surprise at his unannounced visit - not that Jim would’ve been able to properly tell if he did anyway - and simply greeted him as if Jim popped up randomly all the time. With Bones he could understand, since one of them suddenly appearing was pretty much how they hung out nowadays, but he never did that with Spock, and Spock most certainly never did that with him. The fact that they were so at ease with it should’ve been the second sign.
“Whatcha doing?” Jim asked as he entered the lab, peeking at whatever Spock was currently placing in front of the microscope. He wasn’t in the mood for formal greetings.
“Captain,” Spock returned, unfazed. “I am merely examining the bacteria we collected during our last stop, as my duties require me to.”
it is a period of civil war. rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil galactic empire. during the battle, rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the empire’s ultimate weapon, the death star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. (insp)