Have some Science Officer Kirk AU with a baby Vulcan. His name is Saros (or s'arev-os in Vulcan) meaning “from the old desert wind”. He doesn’t have any other family and was adopted by Captain Spock partially to get the elders and father off his back on getting a bondmate when he has Jim instead. Jim really bonds with the boy, and Saros curls up against his side when he’s reading reports his scientists give him. Saros has lots of nightmares, and Jim is the one to comfort and sooth him, telling him that even Spock has nightmares about Vulcan’s destruction.
Saros tries to not show any emotion, but everyone knows he thinks the world of Jim and not only because of his logical love of sciences. He looks up to and wants to impress Captain Spock, the Vulcan who took him in when he had no one.
more first officer kirk stupidity (because i just finished a physiology exam and i need something happy to think about because im pretty sure i messed up)
i like to think that bones just pretty much bulldozes his way into jim’s life. like, once, in a pique of forgetfulness, jim eats something with peanut oil or something (he’s actually pretty aware of all his allergies and is constantly vigilant but sometimes when he hasn’t slept in like three days and is just basically existing on caffeine, he just kinda forgets) and someone rushes him to the hospital with numb tongue and swollen hands and NO ONE TREATS HIM (because they learned the first time, and no one in starfleet medical really wants to deal with a phaser-toting captain winona kirk)
because it’s kind of an unspoken rule that no one, and i mean, no one is allowed to treat lt. cmmdr. james tiberius kirk except for doctor philip boyce. but then boyce is in the middle of an operation so jim’s just kinda trying to chill at the waiting room. and then leonard mccoy, who has just finished a hellishly long shift and wants nothing more than to collapse on the nearest flat surface, sees him and reacts accordingly: “why the shit isn’t anyone treating you?! nurse, why isn’t anyone treating him?” “lt. cmmdr. kirk’s attending physician isn’t here yet and no one’s allowed to treat him–” “like hell no one’s allowed to treat him. look at his hands!” and then bones starts shooting jim with the typical allergy hypo and almost kills the idiot because OF COURSE jim is allergic to the typical allergy hypos and the next five minutes is the tensest of leonard mccoy’s life because what the fuck WHO IS EVEN ALLERGIC TO THE HYPOALLERGENIC HYPOS?!
through it all, boyce is just watching in silent interest in the shadows as mccoy eventually figures out that jim’s immune system is a piece of shit
I feel like since Jim in the science/first officer AU like science and all that
I feel like Spock would like engineering instead, kinda like they swapped interests
And because of this, Jim would always be trying his hardest to learn about all the sciences even during stuff like recess which would lead to bullying,,, he’d be more introverted.
While a lot of people make him out to be shy I think he’d just be quite and only speak his opinion if necessary and blah blah blah
Spock however do to his interest in engineering it think would like to build a lot of things like robots. I bet his peers would think this was rather “fascinating” and would ask spock to help them when they need robots for a science experiment, making spock someone to look up to and more of a leader in a way, acknowledged for his strengths
So yeah that’s how I figure the two swapped roles, if spock was the passive captain we’ve seen in TOS who much more concerned about science then the welfare of his ship there’d be many more problems on the enterprise
because i am a sucker for aus and the first/science officer kirk au is just something that really speaks to me (bc fuck jim with glasses or just anyone with glasses is my weakness)
just imagine all the science officers being all protective of their nerdy chief officer and they have a running bet on when the captain will finally tap dat ass. and obviously they figure out jim’s feelings before jim even does and they start “intervening” and setting up “accidental” meetings for spock and jim and sometimes, when jim forgets to eat or sleep or that there is something else happening outside of his plant cultures, they call on spock to drag his first officer away.
and when spock and jim finally get together, all the science officers subtly imply that if spock even as so much think of breaking jim’s heart then there will be freaking hell to pay, captain.
I’m sorry this post is mainly to right what I view as a wrong in our fandom;
And that is that if it has gotten to the point that anyone else needs to take the wheel, it is obviously our helmsman’s duty…i.e.
SULU TAKE THE WHEEL
That’s really all, but to firmly get back on track I would love to hear any spirk headcannons of yours or offer up any ideas for various situations…?
Also seems like a good time to plug the fact that I still demand Science Officer Kirk fics. Thanks for baring with me right there.