s; star trek

Okay, I absolutely adore the cutesy idea of Jim and Spock married, sharing an apartment, and teaching at Starfleet Academy after retirement, but consider: they would so talk about one another during their lectures ALL THE GODDAMN TIME.

And I’m not even talking about telling stories intentionally with the whole “One time, my husband and I yadda yadda yadda” although that definitely goes down.

No, I mean the little throwaways, the ones that are so passive and informal that you know that they’re not even trying it, that their love is just continuing to bleed over into their day-to-day life.

“Although my husband should like to argue otherwise…”

“As my bondmate is ever-so fond of reminding me…”

“Now, Spock can’t seem to wrap his mind around this, but…”

“While James and I agree that this reality is distressing…”

“As I’ve had the love of my life remind me time and time again…”

“It is a truth that my beloved rather covets in that…”

And their students think it’s simultaneously the cutest and most disgusting thing in the world, because aw they’re in love but ew they’re our teachers.

Spock’s that weird chaotic good kind of crusher- he just watches Jim sleep to make sure he’s respirating properly and secretly adds vitamins to Jim’s water and puts the captain’s glasses/pens/wristwatches into places where he will find them later (instead of where Jim left them, buried in the depths of some couch cushion or something) or maybe Spock subtly rearranges some schedules so Jim can get more sleep but no one ever knows. He’s too sly about it all. His affection for Kirk manifests itself too abstractly for anyone to notice, even Jim himself most of the time.

inktober 28: aos kirk/spock have a perfect dynamic for a pride & prejudice AU and it would smoosh two of my favorite things into one. it would be so cheesy and i want it.

When we asked how Spock and Kirk regard one another, what in fact their relationship consists of in texture, Gene Roddenberry said:

’…I definitely designed it as a love relationship. And I hope that for men…who have been afraid of such relationships…that they [Spock and Kirk] would encourage them to be able to feel love and affection, true affection…love, friendship and deep respect. 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.’

—  Star Trek Lives! by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Sondra Marshak and Joan Winston (1975).