Part 2!!! Sorry it took me so long!! Hope you like it!
Everyone adores Jim, just like you expected them too. You
had dressed him in a miniature version of his regular uniform, and several
ensigns had cooed at him as you walked.
“What do you want to eat, sweetheart?”
He looked up at you in shock, “I can pick?”
“Of course you can pick! If you are good, and eat
everything, I might be able to convince Bones to let us have some ice cream”
Jim’s eyes practically sparkled at the mention of ice cream,
“Can I have spaghetti, please?”
“Such good manners! Of course you can have some spaghetti!”
You plug the order into the replicator, making sure the
portion is child sized, “Do you want a meat ball?”
Jim gapped at you, “I can have spaghetti and a meatball?
Frank never lets me have that!”
You can feel your hatred for Frank almost double. You could
tell by the look on Jim’s face that Frank had taken away food as a punishment.
That was probably one of the reasons why Jim was so skinny.
“Of course you can have a meatball. What kind of juice would
Jim looked like he was about to cry over to prospect of
getting juice, immediately you crouch down, “What’s the matter? Did I say
something to upset you?”
Jim just sniffled and whipped his eyes. He then flung his
arms around your neck, hugging you as tightly as his little body could, “You’re
the best, Y/N! You’re the nicest grown-up ever!”
Tears build up in your own eyes at the thought that Jim had
never experienced kindness as a child that people had only ever been cruel to
him, and he had still turned out to be a ray of sunshine, “Thank you, Jimmy.
Now let’s yet the food to the table before it gets cold, okay?”
“I can help carry it. And … can I have apple juice?”
You smile, “Of course you can, sweetheart”
Once you get back to the table, most of the command crew is
already there. Sulu and Chekov are updating Spock on everything that had
happened while he was searching for a cure for Jim. Uhura was still down on the
plant and had sent a message saying that she would be spending the night down
there. Scotty was talking animatedly about one of the engineers setting a
console on fire while they were trying to fix some wiring.
“Hey Y/N” several people chorused
“This is Jimmy, he’s going to be joining us”
Chekov was the first one to greet their tiny captain,
“Hello! My name iz Pavel Chekov. You can call me Pavel”
“H-hello, Pavel” Jim stuttered, blushing under everyone’s
“It’s alright, lad. No need t’ be nervous. I’m Scotty”
“I’m Sulu. He’s right, we just want to get to know you, Jim”
“My name’s Jimmy, not Jim, Mr. Sulu. Only teachers call me
Jim” The little boy informed the helmsman before he dug into his dinner. You
try to hide a smile behind your glass, but you can tell by the look that Len
gives you that you aren’t very successful.
“Now that you are here, I would like to know when you intend
to inform Starfleet of the Captain’s predicament” Spock said turning to face
“I had no intention of informing Starfleet until after you
had a definite answer on whether or not this can be reversed” Your voice is
cool, daring one of the others to challenge your decision
Spock nodded, “I had assumed that would be your answer and
proceeded to inform Starfleet and Winona Kirk of the situation”
Everyone around you freezes, Bones turns to look at Spock, “Are
you out of your Vulcan mind?!?”
“I can assure you doctor …”
“You told him mother that he was a child again!! You idiot!
I can’t believe you! You know what she put him through, and you are just going
to hand him back to her!?!”
“Jim’s mother has the right to know what has occurred here”
Spock snapped, his face was still blank, but you could see that he was angry.
“You and your damn regulations” you snarl, “You did this to
him once too! Following your regulations you got his ship taken away from him,
and now Starfleet is going to try and take him away from us again!”
“STOP!!” Jimmy shout, “Stop fighting!!”
You turn to look at the four year old, but he has already
jumped up from the table and sprinted out of the mess hall.
“Len, we have to find him. He could get lot on the ship!”
“Y/N calm down, darlin’”
You whip back around, looking first at Spock and then at
your husband, “I was serious before. I will fight them for custody of Jim, and
I will leave Starfleet if I have too”
“Y/N no …”
You glance over at Pavel, “I’m sorry, sweetheart. I won’t
let him go back to Frank, I have to take care of him. You all would be fine
without me anyway”
“McCoy would kill us! He would hypo us to death! He wouldn’t
have Jim to hypo anymore and he would turn on the rest of us!!” Sulu joked
You chuckle softly and turn back to Leonard, “I’m going to
go look for him. See if I can talk to him about what’s going to happen”
Len nodded, gently pulling you into a quick kiss, “Go get
You quickly wave at everyone before leaving, throwing one
last glare at Spock before you turn around and begin your search.
You eventually find Jim in Sickbay, surprisingly. He is
curled up under the bio bed in the far corner with a nest of blankets and gowns
as padding against the cold floor. You crouch down quietly, the two of you just
watching each other, until finally Jim holds his arms out for you to pick him
You gently set Jim on your hip, “I’m sorry for yelling,
Jim nuzzles into your shoulder, leaning his forehead against
the side of your neck, “I don’t like t when you yell, it’s scary. Your scary
when you’re angry, Y/N”
“I know, and I really didn’t mean to scare you so much.
Spock did something really stupid, and it made me really angry”
“If you were angry, why didn’t you hit him? Frank hits me
whenever he gets angry”
“It makes you a bad person if you hit someone while you are
angry. It makes you no better than the bad guys that we fight. The only time it
is okay to hit someone is if you are protecting yourself. Okay?”
Jim nodded quietly, “okay. ‘m really sleepy now. Can I go to
“Sure, Jimmy. You get to stay in my quarters tonight”
Jim pulled back and looked at you, “What about Bones?”
“He is going to stay there too!”
Jim seemed pleased with your answer and let you carry him to
the Command Deck, where your room was. Len was already there, and he had
replicated a child’s bed and set it up in their spare room. The two rooms
shared a bathroom, so people could walk form your room, through the bathroom,
and into Jim’s new room. You and Len would replicate more furniture and toys
for Jim tomorrow, but for now everyone was exhausted.
“I can sleep in here?”
“Yes Jimmy. This is your new bed, and your new room. If you
need us all you have to do is walk through the bathroom and you will be in our
Jim nods sleepily. You help him get dressed in his pajamas
and you lay him in bed. He is asleep before his head even touches the pillow.
You and Len walk back into your room, change, and instantly
fall asleep as well.
You wake up when you hear the bathroom door swish open. Jim
is standing there, rubbing as his eyes.
“Jimmy? Are you alright?”
Jim sniffles softly, “I had a nightmare, ‘bout Frank”
You coo softly, “Come here, honey. You can sleep with me and
Len grunted softly when he felt Jim crawl over him. Jim
hesitantly settled between the two of you, cuddling into your chest. “I can
“Yeah, Jimmy. You can sleep here. Tomorrow I would like you
to tell me about your dream, but for now we can just go to sleep. How does that
“Good” Jim mumbled sleepily, “Night, Y/N, night Bones”
Len puts his arm oven Jim, curling his fingers into your
hip, cocooning the child in both of your arms. You know that Len will help you
fight for Jim, you know that if it were up to the two of you, Jim would never
even mention Frank again. But for now all you can do is provide comfort to the
child, you can give him the love that he deserves.
“Good night, boys”
Your boys, your husband and now someone who could call your
son. You will do anything to keep them safe. Winona and Starfleet will have to
get through you if they even want a chance at touching Jim.
Part 3!! I have never written Winona kirk before, but this is how i pictured her after George kirk died
You wake up to the sound of a child giggling, and the
unmistakable laughter of your husband.
“Look, Jimmy. Y/N’s finally gonna wake up” Len stage
You throw a pillow in the general direction that Len’s voice
was coming from. “Shh, I don’ ‘ve t’ work today” you mumble.
“Ya gotta wake up!! We gotta go get breakfast! I’m hungry!”
Jim yelled, jumping on the bed
You reach out blindly and grab Jim by his ankle, you drag
Jim under the covers with you, tickling him. Len yanked the covers off of you
both, Jim squealed happily and both boys turned on you, tickling you
mercilessly. You shriek, trying to get away and let out a yelp when you fall
right off the side of the bed.
“Y/N!!” Jim cried
“I’m alright, just a little bump” You stand up and stretch,
“I’m gonna get dressed and then we can go to the mess”
By the time you and Jim get to the mess, Alpha shift had
already started so it was pretty much empty. Len had gone to the science labs
to see how far they were in finding the cure, and then he was going to see if
Winona had received Spock’s message.
“What do you want this morning?”
Jim seemed to be coming out of his shell a lot more today,
he was acting a lot more like a happy 4 old. Jim was talking about everything
that came to mind. He talked about the farm, about space, and about brother,
but he immediately clammed up whenever his mother or Frank was brought up.
Spock was the one who came to get you when the transmission
from Winona came in.
“Commander Winona Kirk would like to speak to the Captain”
You nod, reaching out to take Jim’s hand, he had been
teaching you how to play chess, “We are gonna talk to your mom, Jimmy”
Jim looks up at you confused, “Mommy wants to talk to me?
But she’s on her Starship!”
You smile sadly, “She is. She sent a transmission, like a
video call from her ship to ours. It makes it so we can talk to each other”
The two of you follow Spock to Observation Deck two, where
he pulls up a screen with Winona’s face on it. Jim smiles at his mother, “Hi
“James, what did I will you to call me while I am in uniform”
Winona snaps, her eyes cold and unforgiving
“Sorry, Commander Kirk” Jim mumbled, he had only been
talking to his mother for two minutes and the little boy already looked close
You can’t help but nudge Jim over and bring the Commanders
attention to you, “Hello, Commander. As you can see Jimmy has been turned into
a 4 year old child. He has no memories of anything before this age. Our science
team is working on returning the Captain to his rightful age, and our
Communications officer is planet-side, working with the planets ambassador”
Her cold eyes locked with yours, “While that is all well and
good, a Starfleet Flagship is no place for a child. While the Enterprise is
searching for the cure, James should return to Earth. I have someone there who
“Yeah, Frank” you snarl
“Has James told you about him?”
You turn around, gently pulling Jim into your lap, “He didn’t
just tell me about him” You gently pull up Jim’s shirt, revealing the multicolored
bruises that littered his torso, and the scar on his ribs from broken glass. “These
are all from Frank! He abused your child but you were never on Earth long
enough to notice!”
Winona lip curled into a sneer, “James was a difficult
child, sometimes Frank would have to discipline the boy”
You can feel your hands start to shake, and you are unable to
form words. Fortunately Jim beats you to the punch, “You know that he hurts me?
You didn’t tell him to stop?”
Winona opened her mouth again, but this time you cut her
off, “I think that’s enough talking for now. Thankfully I have had this conversation
recorded and you have just admitted to knowing about the abuse of a child
without informing authorities. According to regulations that means that you
have been relieved of your rights as guardian and they have gone to his preceding
medical official, who is me. Thank you for your time Commander, Jimmy and I
will take our leave”
You reach over and turn off the transmission, Spock sits up
straighter, “I apologize. I did not realize the extent of the traumas that
plagued the Captain’s childhood”
Standing up you lift Jim into your arms, “I know you weren’t.
That’s why I was so angry at you for reporting him to begin with.”
You and Jim head down to Sickbay where you are finally able
to use the dermal regenerator on all of the bruises. You had wanted to show
Winona, in hopes to keep Jim away from Frank, only to find out that she had
known all long. The only good thing was that Jim wouldn’t be going back to
Frank, once you sent the video to the Admirals, they would have no choice but
to relieve Winona of her guardianship.
“All done, sweetheart!”
Jim sniffles, reaching out for you again, wanting to be
picked up, “’m sleepy, Y/N. Will you take a nap with me?”
You tuck Jim’s head underneath your chin, “Yeah, sweetheart,
I’ll take a nap with you. We can take a quick nap before lunch, and then we can
eat with Bones”
Jim nodded sleepily, yawning quietly, “I really want to stay
with you. I don’t want mommy to send me back to Frank. Mommy doesn’t love me
like you do”
“You’re alright, sweetheart. You will stay with me if I have
anything to say about it”
You gently lay Jim down on the bed, tucking him into your
side, Jim nuzzles into you sleepily. He looks so innocent when he is tired,
when he feels safe enough to sleep.
“I wish you were my mommy instead of Commander Kirk” Jim
“I do too, Jimmy. I do too”
You watch as Jim falls asleep, peaceful in your arms. You don’t
know how anyone could possible hurt him, he loves so deeply, and he is so
beautifully innocent that all you want to do is protect him.
“I love you, Jimmy. I promise that no one will hurt you
anymore, not if I can help it”
You know that Winona will put up a fight, and she won’t do
it because she cares about Jim, she will do it to hurt you and the rest of the
Enterprise crew. You also know that every single member of the crew will fight
with you to keep Jim away from that woman. Jim would be loved this time around,
he had an entire family to take care of him now.
Jim, stabbed, sitting in the Captain’s chair as everything goes to hell: captain’s log I can’t believe it, Spock’s parents didn’t even get to see the MINTS i left on their PILLOWS… I’m a TERRIBLe HOST… i finally meet his parents and someone gets MURDERED… this is a homophobic inconvenience…
There are a million and one reasons why Journey to Babel is one of my favorite TOS episodes, but Jim trying to connect with Sarek really gets me hard in the feels.
Once Jim finds out he’s in the company of Spock’s parents and the situation between Sarek and Spock, he immediately makes it a priority to try to have a hand in healing them.
Jim hits it off with Amanda immediately, but it’s so sweet that he wants Sarek to like him and wants to see him show appreciation for Spock.
It’s like he has this eureka moment and sees that the majority of Spock’s insecurities about his lineage stem from Sarek and it becomes his mission to make Sarek proud of Spock.
Jim starts literally SHOWING SPOCK OFF to his dad.
Look at how amazing Spock is with computers, as an officer, as a friend.
SAREK. LOOK AT THIS PERFECT BEING.
LOOK AT THIS MASTERPIECE YOU AND AMANDA HAVE CREATED.
He is positively desperate to get Sarek to see Spock the way he does: to admire him endlessly and be proud of him.
Sarek pushes back, but by the end of the episode, you can see that Spock and Jim succeed in getting a bit of cred out of Sarek.
Later, Jim forms a special relationship with Sarek and it touches me to no end. That Sarek would feel close enough to Jim to discuss personal Vulcan and family matters with him. He trusts Jim enough to straight up ask him: PLEASE. SAVE MY SON. You are the person I trust with the life of my child because you are the only one I know that loves him as much as I do.
I MEAN …
We start off with Jim hitting Sarek over the head with Spock:
Jim: LOVE YOUR SON LIKE I DO.
And then by the end of it, we have Sarek having to thank Jim for making the most extreme sacrifices in the entirety of his life to save Spock because he loves him THAT MUCH, and over time with Jim’s help, Sarek can finally admit in his own way that he loves Spock, too.
I guess what I’m trying to say is …
JIM IS THE BEST HUSBAND EVER.
(Do not come back at me unless you can come up with someone who is willing to explode their house, sacrifice their son, throw away decades of service and devotion to their job, steal, KILL – do I really need to go on here guys? Really.)
spock’s parents are the cutest couple in the world. seriously, imagine a young, full-on vulcan sarek visiting earth as ambassador and coming across this ridiculously illogical human woman and she falls in love with him and soon he’s experiencing strange, somewhat concerning physical symptoms whenever he’s around her (accelerated heart rate, excessive perspiration, a fluttery feeling in his stomach) and he doesn’t know what it is and doesn’t WANT to know what it is because he enjoys her company so much and doesn’t want to feel like he needs to get away from her in order to keep his grasp on vulcan philosophy in tact.