this took me several months to complete, and i’m really late for it now, but….
HAPPY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SINNOH!! 🎉🎉🎉
sapphire may have been my first pokemon game, but playing through pearl was when i truly put my heart and soul into this franchise. i can only hope for the inevitable remakes to come out sooner than later 🙏
Jim Kirk has always gotten compliments on two things- his blonde hair and his blue eyes. People don’t understand how he keeps his hair that gold or his eyes that blue and they find it fascinating and hot and pretty. Throughout his life he’s gotten “oh, your hair is like gold!” “Oh, your eyes are like sapphires!” “Oh, your so beautiful!”
But one day, a few weeks after they start dating, Spock says “you are quite aesthetically pleasing Jim. Your hair is the same color as grain, your eyes like water.”
At first, Jim doesn’t get it. But then Spock explains-
As a child on Vulcan, while his family was well off there was always the threat of drought, and he’d been raised to appriciate every natural resource he had. Jim’s hair is the same color as a now extinct Vulcan grain that was used to make kreyla, it’s seeds were mashed and used as seasoning in plomeek soup. His eyes? Clean water was so hard to come by as a kid- finding water that color on Vulcan was a precious gift. These things are much more valuable to Spock than gold and sapphires. (Besides, Jim may be golden like sol, but T'Knut had been red)
And Jim is so touched and in love that for the rest of his life he’s completely ruined from all the other compliments. The next time someone compares his looks to gold and sapphire, he grins and says “nah. Their not that pretty. Just wheat and water, you know?”