Title: I Asked The Universe
Author: Mycroft Holmes
Fandom: Star Trek
Summary: Just a little Spock POV piece; inspired by a random RL conversation.
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Note: for Marna, the magnificent...for she is, and more than she knows.
I Asked the Universe
Correction--I have always asked it that. Since the day I was born. Until the day I die.
I asked it to show me because I did not wish to love the way my family had loved. Not the way my parents had loved me.
They do love, though as Shakespeare said-- 'not too wisely but too well'. Often, I am afraid, they love in the way that Humans have taught me is...guilt? Or "emotional blackmail". They do not mean to. They mean well. But it is no longer--cannot be--my kind of love.
And the Universe answered my question. It did, it does, and I believe it will continue to.
It gave me you.
It has given me many gifts, and I treasure them all. But you are my most precious possession. For I do possess you, now. And you me.
And so I realize that my parents were wise after all. They gave me life, and wisdom, as well as they were able. And they allowed me to explore the Universe to my heart's content, even when they did not understand my desires. I thank them as much as I thank your parents. For they gave you to the Universe also, and it gave you to me.
I still view this Universe of ours through the eyes of a scientist. Yet also, now that we share it, through the eyes of a man in love.
So many gifts--and such a large Universe--to explore. And so little time, in which to attempt it all.
We must cherish every moment. As we do each other.
And we must continue to thank the Universe, by serving it as well as we have always done.