Fourth story in the Colony War Series. Kirk is going off on assignment to the biggest trouble spot in the Federation and Spock must navigate Starfleet Academy and his high priest training on his own. Lightly AU universe. Spock is 19-20 years old. Kirk is 25.
Alternate title: The idiot's guide to surviving your significant others’ family without severe psychological damage or getting arrested.
They say that you cannot pick your family. Jim calls bulls#@t on that.
Kirk and Spock have a few days of on-ship leave to fill and there's only so much chess even Jim can take until he starts getting antsy. They decide to try a new game -- bowling. "What?" you say. "There's not a bowling alley on the Enterprise..." OH HO HO, that is where you would be wrong, my friend. iT'S CANON. And it's time for bOWLING DATE NIIIIGHTT~~~~
Sex with Spock was different than Jim had imagined.
Response to Pre-Reform Vulcan Challenge. Cross posting on Fanfiction.net. Enemies to friends to lovers. Eventual Kirk/Spock. Mature content M/M (slash), No beta, please excuse any errors. I do not own the rights to the characters and make no money from this story. Reviews welcome.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M
They’re playing chess, Spock sitting rigidly, stoic face seeming colder than usual. He says little else than articulate comments regarding his strategy, an aggressive and ruthless endeavour, and that provides Jim with more than enough indication for concern.
-In which Spock is unhappy with him and Jim tries to figure out why. -
The stalwart crew of the Enterprise has just rescued the Earth from V'jer and they should be happy, shouldn't they? Yet Kirk is obsessed with getting the Enterprise - and Spock - back. Spock? Well, he has just spent three years at Gol and is less certain about a relationship with Jim Kirk than he ever has been. Will the events of V'jer bring them together eventually or will Jim Kirk find that Spock has had enough?
When a field of white flowers suddenly splits the path he walks, Spock is forced to choose. Either decision will drastically affect Jim. And either way seems wrong.
When Spock says they can't be lovers unless Kirk can handle pon farr, Kirk suggests that they have a "practice" pon farr, to see if things will work between them. Spock is dubious, because past human lovers haven't been able to handle Vulcan sexuality in all its glory, but of course Jim Kirk is experienced, tough, and an adrenaline junkie. :-)
"I would take control of your body and your mind. I would claim you for my own and mark you as mine. Nor would these marks be merely decorative or purely symbolic; I would tear your flesh with my teeth and leave you bleeding beneath me."