The bucks on the nature program attacked each other, antlers entangling.
Spock, dressed impeccably, switched off the vid. "Jim, we must depart for Uhura's birthday celebration."
"I wanted to see what happened to the deer," Kirk protested.
"Most likely, the stronger deer will mate with the female and perpetuate the best genes."
"You never know," said Kirk. "He might be so distraught at killing his friend that he forgets about the female. Then, he finds out the other buck's only playing dead, and they scamper off together."
"Highly improbable," Spock deadpanned, taking Kirk's hand affectionately as they left the cabin.
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