On his first shore leave as the new captain, Kirk overindulges with the help of his friend and first officer, Mitchell, who abandons him in a seedy port bar. It is the science officer, Spock, who is missing his previous captain and is having second thoughts about joining the mission, who comes to his rescue.
Kirk gets some advice about wooing Spock from an unusual source. (No, not McCoy. No, not Amanda. No, not Sarek. :-D)
She said, "You think that you need to get Spock to admit that he has emotions before you can confess your love for him, and I'm not saying that you're wrong. But I can tell you that you're going ABOUT IT all wrong."
Set in The AOS/Abrams Universe 3 years after STID, Captain Kirk and Spock have been together for some time now, but they have not yet Bonded... When someone with knowledge of some of the secrets of Jim's past decides to tear Jim's life and relationships with Spock and his crew apart and render it all asunder, will they succeed in causing Jim to loose almost everything? Or will the bonds of love, family and friendship that Jim holds dear to his heart prove too strong and true to be broken?
Written as a companion piece to my OLD story 'What Happens When I Tell You I Love You'. This story/chapter fits between the leading paragraphs of just post TMP era revelation, and (Before) that story's epilogue...
It's the NC17 that one reviewer said was missing, because the original story firzt went onto a site where I felt I had to be very tight on how to archive my story... I didn't change the classification because I felt the story alluded to NC17 (it could have been rated an R, as in the available classification on Stargate's famous fanfic site Area 52)