If someone could kindly look at me the way that Jim Kirk looks at Spock and just kind of cherish me wholeheartedly and unreservedly and never let their work take precedence over us and wait for me and fight for me and kill for me and scream love through their eyes with every ounce of their being and protect me with the ferocity of one hundred and eighteen thousand lion prides till the end of their existence that would be great.
On ‘Amok Time’ I don’t remember if it was Gene Roddenberry, Gene Coon or [writer] Ted Sturgeon who came up with the idea of the Vulcan seven-year mating cycle, but the way we established it, Vulcans mate normally anytime they want to. However, every seven years you do the ritual, the ceremony, the whole thing. It’s a biological urge. This every seven-years business was taken literally by too many people who aren’t stopping and understanding. I mean, every seven years would be a little bad, and it would not explain the Vulcans of many different ages, which are not seven years apart.
Dorothy Fontana, interviewed in The Fifty-Year Mission Volume 1: The First 25 Years, by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman (2016).
In Killing Time Kirk and Spock just strip in front of each other at separate points in the book and for no good reason and Spock tackles Kirk and screams about how his life is important to him and they die and regenerate together with the words “Come with me” and Spock completely rejects a perfectly suitable girl to get back to Jim and Spock gets so worried and overprotective about Jim’s health and the T'hy'la scene and the hospital “JIM? JIM!” Scene and the Vulcan marriage bond and wow this book should just be called “I somehow got my fanfiction published by the creators of Star Trek” by Della Van Hise