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For the K/S Valentine Calendar: Happy

Title: Happy
Author: T'Racionn
Beta: awarrington
Series: TOS
Rating: PG
Length: 2004
Warnings: Fluffiness ahead
Summary: Spock's been busy lately but KIrk has many plans for Valentine's Day....


The recreational facilities of the Enterprise were about to transform into a maze of pink hearts and rosy flowers. The Captain in Kirk remained sceptical, yet the lover in him blossomed. This would be the first Valentine’s Day he wanted to celebrate and he was simply overwhelmed. As he walked along the corridors and thought of the reason for his feelings, he couldn’t help a silly grin forming.

When his and Spock’s friendship changed into something even deeper, they were both circumspect at the beginning. Neither wanted to risk losing what had been built so firmly over the last two years. Yet they had never doubted one another. Each shared mission, each successful rescue and each victory over death had let their link grow and their souls become more and more attuned to one another, as their hearts had been since the day they met.

It had all started slowly though. Kirk as the ranking officer, had had to wait for Spock to make the first step over that fragile threshold, but he had tried to make it as easy for him as he could. He remembered their first evening when Spock didn’t leave right away after their chess game was over. They just kept on talking and talking. Twice the Vulcan made to leave the captain for the evening, twice Kirk held him back with nothing but unobtrusive words, and twice Spock stayed. A couple of evenings later Spock accompanied Kirk on his stroll through the ship and again they simply talked, both equally curious about the other, while ship’s night set in, leaving them with blissfully empty hallways. They did that for weeks, and when Kirk thought about it – he could not recall ever really arranging those encounters, they just had happened.

Then there was the night when, as they parted, Kirk felt his hand touched ever so slightly. He swallowed his first urge to look up at Spock with questioning eyes. Instead he took the touch for what it was and waited. On the fourth occasion, he gently took hold of the hand that was reaching out for his and pressed it for a moment. It was not drawn back, and this time he met the Vulcan’s look and saw he wasn’t mistaken. Still cautious, they continued with light body contacts when they played a game, when they entered the turbo lift, when Spock leaned over Kirk towards the screen in his cabin to explain something.

Their first kiss was careful and soft, their first night in bed together was tender and filled with glowing wonders. All the strength the Vulcan possessed, and still he was so gentle. So very, very gentle. They learned each other’s bodies patiently, with a degree of curiosity, and Kirk had felt so cherished that he fell in love with Spock all over again.

Lately, he had hardly seen his Vulcan lover. Their current mission to explore an uncharted planet with its rich flora kept the science department extremely busy, especially as they had only two days there before they had to depart to attend a coronation. So Spock was down in the labs engaged in observing the cataloguing, arranging the most efficient landing parties, scheduling experiments, and checking incoming reports. His long days were filled with duty, his nights short and dedicated to the necessity of sleep. His second in command hadn’t even had the time to beam down himself, and would probably have to wait until their next time here to do so.

Kirk gave the order to leave the bridge, conferences rooms and engineering free of any Valentine’s decorations, and he was grateful as this left him free of distractions so he could concentrate on the work that still needed to be done. He also had to go over reports, preparing for their next mission by reading some background material, and taking care of the normal daily schedules and routine checks his First Officer usually undertook. He had willingly temporarily taken over that responsibility so that Spock could spend his shifts – and most of his leisure time as well – in the laboratories.

But this evening – this evening Kirk wanted to spoil his lover as best he could. He had made plans and, knowing that Spock preferred privacy, he abandoned the idea of a picnic in the arboretum and instead, prepared his quarters for a quiet get together. He wanted the two of them to have some quality time together, and for Spock to rest and relax. So far he had gotten Andorian saava juice, a box of dark chocolate, Vulcan spice tea and incants, and three small heart-shaped balloons, all the while carefully suppressing the thought that he was behaving like a teenager.

When his shift ended, he left the bridge and returned to his quarters to arrange some final details. Then he took a quick shower and went down to the science deck to pick up Spock.

He entered the labs and immediately noticed the bustling atmosphere. He’d never seen this area that busy – it seemed like everyone working in sciences was here. And yet, it was neither hectic nor noisy and so he knew that Spock had to be here somewhere. He watched the crew work for a while, said hello here and there, chatted a bit and finally made his way up to the last office at the end of a long corridor.

Stopping at the open door he saw Spock and even though he could only see the Vulcan’s lean back, his hands folded against it, his heart beat increased. The science officer was involved in what appeared to be a lively conversation with Lieutenant Bakers. Spock’s tall, dark figure, the fine line of muscles stretched taut under the uniform and his vibrant voice touched something so deep in him, that he could hardly breathe for a moment. Two years and Spock still had that effect on him. Somehow Kirk knew that two years, two decades or two centuries wouldn’t ever change that. Silently he waited, content to just be there, knowing his presence had been noted.

When the conversation finally ended, Lt. Bakers left the office and Spock turned to greet his Captain. Kirk had expected to see tired eyes and exhausted movements, yet the Vulcan’s face showed only the keen scientific interest he knew so well.

Spock stepped closer to the Captain and looked at him with a warmth that filled Kirk’s inner core with an embracing desert heat. Once more he was taken aback by the trust and openness the Vulcan granted him.

Being the officer he was, Spock gave him an updated report and Kirk learned of the scientists’ fascination with the planet’s plant life.

“I regret the fact that the Enterprise has to leave in the early hours of the morning. I would welcome the chance to return here at some point in the future,” he said.

“I’ll see what I can do, okay?” smiled Kirk, and added innocently, “So...are you finished here?”

“Lt.Baker’s experiment will need a final adjustment and she asked for my assistance. If you will allow me 20.4 more minutes I shall be free thereafter,” said Spock and, although factual, the words were spoken with a soft voice.

Kirk fought for composure and answered, “Good, good...see you in my quarters then?”

“I look forward to seeing you there, t’hy’la.”

Kirk smiled, nodded a little good-bye and left the labs. Back in his quarters he looked at the elaborately decorated table and the tempting bed. As he paced around the living area, he pictured his lover’s eyes again. Then, making a decision, he switched on the intercom to contact chief engineer Scott.

When Spock, his tricorder bag over one shoulder and a data pad in his hand, turned the corner on the way to Kirk’s quarters, he saw the captain already waiting for him outside his door.


“Spock...change of plans. Do you need to visit your quarters or can we go right away?” he asked, his voice straining to be neutral.

“‘Go’, Jim?”

“Go, Spock. So?”

Having already gotten used to the Human’s spontaneity, he quit asking any further and gave in. “I do not need to return to my quarters. Yet I have to state that I might not be able to answer that question comprehensively as the destination you wish us ‘go’ to is an unknown one to me. Will it be necessary to gather any equipment?”

“No, Spock, it won’t be necessary. I’ve got everything. Come on.”

Not really reassured by that comment, Spock followed Kirk to the turbo lift. They rode in silence and when they entered the transporter room, Kirk greeted Scotty and Spock lifted an eyebrow and turned to his captain.

“Captain, I happen to know that all landing parties are back on board and I did not schedule another transport down. May I ask for your intention?”

“You may, Spock. And I may answer in a minute. As for now...off you go onto the platform.” Kirk pushed the Vulcan softly forward and moved to stand beside him.

“Thank you, Scotty. Energize.”

Seconds later they materialized on the day side of the planet’s surface and their senses were instantly bombarded by scents, colours, sounds and the atmospheric conditions of the local late afternoon. Kirk was amazed by the view before him which contained plants of all imaginable and some unimaginable shapes, a green-orange sky and peculiar forests and mountains in the far distance.

Spock drew a deep breath and was visibly fascinated. He turned on his tricorder for first readings, wandering around, while Kirk leaned against a tree and observed the Vulcan with a bright smile on his face and in his heart. Then, after about twenty minutes, as if he suddenly remembered, Spock apologetically looked at his lover.

“Jim...why are we here? I expected to spend the evening on board the ship and the night in the laboratories.”

Kirk walked over to him until their bodies were touching. He had just realised that Spock had no idea what date it was and strangely enough, Kirk felt very comfortable with that. He saw contentment in his t’hy’la’s eyes and although he wouldn’t ever ask for any reward, it was gifted to him right there, in those sparkling eyes. He would even dare to say Spock looked happy. His heart tightened with devotion for this man.

He had decided to store away the Valentine’s decorations in his quarters before they beamed down and he wasn’t in the least bit sad about it. There’ll be other opportunities for that. Today he had chosen this planet fall, and it had been the right decision. They would relax later – as for now he was happy to give in to the Vulcan’s curiosity and his thirst for knowledge. And as for Kirk....what better pleasure could there be than seeing his beloved so enthused?

“Well...I thought it only logical that my science officer should personally see this planet, since he’s been stuck in the labs for the whole visit. For research purposes only of course. Don’t you agree?” he asked and this time he didn’t put any effort in suppressing a broad grin. He lifted his head, his nose lightly touching Spock’s, as his lips kissed away the questions that rose in Spock. Then he drew back to point at the box he had been carrying with him.

“We have about four hours until sunset, science devices for readings and recordings, blankets and some snacks. How about you enjoy the novelties here and I prepare a little picnic?”

Spock locked eyes with the Human, then took his shining face in one hand, entwined his other hand with Kirk’s cool fingers, and drew him closer for another long, loving kiss. He felt the familiar, soft body relaxing and whispered a soundless I thank thee, t'nash-veh ka'ishtra-yel, my one who is my shining sun in Kirk’s mind, accompanying it with strong images of his love for his mate.

Both the Captain and the lover in James T. Kirk were very happy.



( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 11th, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
Awww! So sweet!
Feb. 11th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
Thank you so much !! Am so glad I could make it work and you liked it =)
Feb. 11th, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
Aaaaw! Sweet! I love that the picnic included science devides :)
Feb. 11th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot! And well...what shall I say...Jim knows how to make his Vulcan happy, doesn't he? :)
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Feb. 11th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
I'm finding myself overwhelmed with so much love....and I love it! I love you love it and I love Jim and his Vulcan anyway. Well..Jim just loves Spock, doesn't he? And we all know too well how Spock feels (yes, feels) about his gorgeous captain...
I love your comment and I lovingly thank you so much!! It does very goooood
Feb. 11th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Awww! I love that Jim gave up his v-day plans to make Spock happy. Very sweet story!
Feb. 11th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for commenting and the kind words, Ashley!!
Happy me you like it!!!
Feb. 11th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
This piece was completely wonderful. It gave me the warm fuzzies. I loved that Jim was flexible and tailored his Valentine's celebration to what he thought Spock would enjoy the most. That's devotion, right there. Thank you!
Feb. 12th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! And you're very welcome.
The warm fuzzies, huh? Aahh...that does good to hear :)
I just wanted to show Jim's devotion and I'm pretty sure Spock would've done the same for him - maybe on next Valentine's Day? =)

Thanx for your comment!!

Feb. 12th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
This is so sweet! I love how Jim puts Spock before himself and gives him what the Vulcan must see as the perfect Valentine's celebration! How absolutely wonderful of him. Oh, and in all the warm fuzzies this piece evoked within me, there is one line towards the beginning of it that stands out to me and just made me be 'awwww': Two years and Spock still had that effect on him. Somehow Kirk knew that two years, two decades or two centuries wouldn’t ever change that. So wonderfully right!
Feb. 12th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
If you could see me now: face blushing and widely smirking!
Thank you so much for your feedback. At the beginning I thought it's gonna be a drabble but then the two gorgeous men just needed more space then that...
And yes, I so much liked the idea that I had to write it and lucky me - there was the K/S Valentine Calender!!

It's great you like this sentence you mentioned as I really wanted to express that they belong together and they know it. Time, distance and alternaties doesn't matter - it'll be always the two of them.

Thanks Thanks Thanks for the nice and flattering words!
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Feb. 13th, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
:-D Well then I'm happy that I could make you happy for a few fluffalicious moments :)
Thank you very much!!
Feb. 13th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
This was wonderful. I love that Kirk gave up his own plans to make Spock happy. It really shows the deep love and devotion they have for each other.
Feb. 18th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the nice comment - makes me smile :)
Feb. 16th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Awwwr, Jim can be soo sweet sometimes.
Lovely piece: I really enjoyed how Kirk decided to celebrate S.Valentine by granting Spock a visit to the planet just to see his Vulcan happy!
Feb. 18th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Aaahhh...yes, he can, can't he? :)

And the best is: it makes him happy too!

BTW: Your FB makes me happy :)
Feb. 16th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Awww... so cute. Their love for each other really shined through in this. It was written excellently. :)
Feb. 18th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Wow...And am blushing here. Thnx a million for the comment! I'm flattered and very satisfied my devotion to their love could be transported :)
Jan. 11th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
next date:
an ancient library!!!

nerdydates are the best!! And the set was so perfect for a picnic!!

i love it!!
Jan. 12th, 2011 08:22 am (UTC)
Ancient library - I'll keep that in mind! :)

Thanks for your kind words! Both the writer and the lj-friend in me are very happy you liked it!

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