SPOCK LITERALLY CALLS JIM T'HY'LA!!!! BRUH THERE IS LITERALLY NO PLATONIC EXPLINATION FOR THAT!!! FRIEND, BROTHER, LOVER!! ARE YOU FUCKINGGGH KIDDING ME??? IT’S LITERALLY A VULCAN WORD THAT GOES BRO YOU ARE MY FRIEND BUT I’M ROMANTICALLY IN LOVE WITH YOU AS WELL. AND THAT’S CANON! AND YET A N DYET PEOPLE STILL HAVE THE AUDASITY TO GO YEAH THEY’RE JUST “GOOD HETERO FRIENDS”. AOS HAD THE GAUL TO BE LIKE “T'HY'LA WHOM????” DISRESPECTFUL. LET THEM GET MARRIED COWARDS. IT’S BEEN OVER 50 YEARS. IT’S TIME
I gotta wonder what Sarek was thinking at the end of TVH when Spock asked him to tell his mother that he feels fine. Sarek raised him to be Vulcan and it didn’t take. Spock underwent kolinahr for three years and it didn’t take. And now, after filling his son’s empty head full of Vulcan principles for three months, Spock spends a couple of days with the humans and once again it didn’t take.
I imagine Sarek’s fist tightening at his side as he mentally hisses, “Kirk!”
Jim’s eyes opened drearily when he reached out for Spock in the night to find he was no there.
He rubbed his eyes and sat up, looking around to see if Spock was meditating - he wasn’t. It was still pitch black dark out. He looked at the clock;
Jim should go to sleep, but he can feel a sort of somber calculating feeling on Spock’s end of the bond. So Jim slips out of bed, puts on a pair of boxers and his blue bathrobe, tying it on.
He walked out of his room, yawning a little as he stepped into the living room. There was a cool breeze against his cheek, and Jim saw the balcony door open. There Spock stood, hands on the banister, wearing his sleeping robes and a pair of slippers, looking out at the city below.
Jim walked over, gently opening the door. He said nothing when he walked forward, sliding his arms around Spock’s waist and resting his right cheek against his back. He closed his eyes, still not saying anything, knowing Spock would appreciate the silence. Something was bothering his husband, and Jim would be there for him.
It was a few moments before either said anything.
“My Father asked me to leave you in favor of his colleague.” Jim’s eyes opened, and his blood ran cold, but he didn’t dare make any assumptions. He remained quite, knowing Spock would explain more. “He told me that you would be a bad parent to our offspring, but his colleague would be exceptional… I told him no. That you are my adun, my T'hy'la, and I would rather suffer death for a thousand years before I hurting you. He said I was illogical. I said he was selfish. He… He and I are no longer on speaking terms.” Jim pressed a soft kiss to the center of his back.
“Baby, I’ll be honestly with you… I don’t know what’s gonna happen. And I don’t know if it’s gonna be okay. Neither of us believe in promises. But I can tell you this…” Jim moved a hand and rested it on top of Spock’s. “I love you. And whatever happens, I will always be by your side. As for children, well… Honestly, I’m… I’m ready.” Spock turned in Jim’s arms, eyes searching Jim’s, seeing the genuine truth there. “I want kids with you. And if you want them later rather than sooner, that’s okay, too. I can wait. I know that whatever children we raise, they will be loved and looked after.”
“You speak the truth,” Spock whispered, astonished. “James… Nothing would make me happier than to father children with you.” Jim smiled widely.
“I love you.”
“I love you as well, and our future offspring.” Spock cupped Jim’s cheeks, giving him an honest to God smile before kissing him deeply. Jim held Spock close, smiling against his Vulcan’s lips.
I’m watching Tomorrow Is Yesterday, and there’s a scene where Jim has been captured by the military on Earth, and Spock is up on the Enterprise continuing to coordinate their trip back home. Bones, as per usual, starts ranting at Spock in disbelief because he’s not losing his mind over the fact that Jim has been captured. Spock, as per usual, gives him his usual stoic attitude. Then the pilot dude they captured proceeds to blackmail Spock, saying he won’t give him the coordinates to save Jim unless he takes him with him, and Spock hesitates for maybe half a second before he caves.
It’s just hilarious because Spock is like this all the time - complete logic and principles and follow the rules and then when Jim is in danger that flies out the window. And Bones doesn’t realize this (not at first) because all he can see is that stoical face and believes Spock’s pretense that all he cares about is logic.
My favorite genre of fan fiction is “we’ve been married for ten years and everyone knows we’re married but they don’t know we’re married to each other and they speculate on our potential spouses, and there’s a lot of office gossip, and unfounded rumors, until something dramatic happens and it’s revealed dramatically with drama!!”