Title: An Earie Experience.
Codes: K, S
Summary: Spock is not pleased with Kirk's ears. Set during the Enterprise
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An Earie Experience.
I had not considered the fact that Jim would appear so different wearing his Romulan
attire, and the surgical alterations, that I would scarcely recognize him. Yet, that is
precisely what happened. As I entered the bridge he was sitting there in the command chair
and everything should be back to normal.
Yet it wasn't.
He seemed out of place. Unfamiliar, at a time when I craved familiarity. It was most
unpleasant. The events on the Romulan vessel left me disturbed and I had, although not
consciously, been looking forward to seeing Jim. I knew I would be soothed by his familiar
presence on the bridge. When I saw him, I was disappointed. More so than I would like to
admit, even to myself.
He turned to look at me and I did not like what I saw. Where there should be rounded
curves of ears and eyebrows, there were now slanted lines and pointed tips. Features I
would undoubtedly find aesthetically pleasing on anyone else.
Not on Jim, however. I do not relish changes in him. One does not tamper with perfection.
I would of course never say such a thing aloud.
Although I was aware of the doctor's work on his features, I still found myself unprepared
for the impact it was having on me. Most distressing. I had never believed I would find
Jim's ears a source of comfort. That is utterly illogical.
As doctor McCoy called him from the Sickbay, admonishing him to come down there to have
his "ears bobbed" I found myself not objecting to the crude expression. Instead,
I was wholeheartedly wishing that the doctor would perform his surgery swiftly, so that
Jim could return to the bridge, as himself.
I watched him leave the bridge, fingering his ears and shooting me a devilish smile. I was
unable to return it, or the laughters of the bridge crew, with anything but a lifted
eyebrow. Teasing Jim was all I could do to not show him how disturbing I found the entire
I shall be relieved when all is back to normal and the Romulan commander has left the