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Spock started to search for Kirk as soon as he arrived back on the Enterprise. He did not have to look long.

"Mr. Spock," Kirk called from behind. "Only you would request one hour of shore leave."

"So it seems," Spock replied.

"Well?" Kirk inquired. "Did you get what you went for?"

"More or less, Jim." To say that Kirk was shocked was somewhat of an understatement. His jaw went slack as he did a mental double take. "Is there something wrong?"

Kirk stuttered. "W-well no. It's just- well you've never called me Jim before. I mean, I know I've asked you to a hundred times but-" he trailed off.

Spock seemed ashamed of his slip. "I was under the impression that you would be agreeable with my addressing you in such a manner while off duty."

"Yes, of course, Spock. I was just shocked is all. I've been trying to get you to call me Jim for going on eight months now. Why the sudden change?"

"I've had a revelation of sorts."

"A revelation, huh? And the ambassador brought on the revelation, did he?"

"That is correct."

"You know," Kirk began in a sly voice. "The ambassador called me Jim when we first saw each other on Delta Vega."

Spock's annoyance showed in his stiff shoulders. "I am aware of how the ambassador addresses you. It is only logical that he acts familiar with you, as he has spent many years as your first officer."

"Yeah, he told me about what good friends we end up to be."

"A friendship that will define us both in ways we cannot yet realize, or so he said," Spock interrupted.

Kirk grinned. "I'm looking forward to it."

Spock returned the smile, if only slightly. "As am I."

"Well, to celebrate our mutual excitement for our not yet existent friendship to end all friendships, would you care to share a meal with me, Spock?"

"I am always willing to spend time in your presence, Jim."

"I'll take that as a yes." They began the short walk towards the turbolift that would bring them to the mess hall. "So, still not going to tell me about your talk with old you?"

Spock stiffened slightly. "Actually, Jim, I had wished to discuss the matter with you."

Kirk was shocked for the second time that day. "Did you? Then maybe we should move our lunch date to my quarters."

Spock ignored the date comment. "That would be advisable. It is not a subject that should be overheard."

"Let's hurry up then. I'm sure you're just dying to share all the latest Vulcan gossip."

"Jim, your humor continues to elude me." The wait for food and the walk to Kirk's quarters took less than ten minutes.

"Alrighty then, Spock, shoot."

"Shoot, Jim?" Spock questioned.

"Stop with the feigned Vulcan ignorance and let's talk."

"I do not know what you mean. However, I do have an important matter to discuss with you."

"So your talk with the ambassador."

"It was about you, Jim."

Kirk was once again surprised. "Me? What did I do?"

"It is not a matter of any singular act that you have committed," Spock attempted to explain.

"So what?" Kirk started. "It's just my very existence that annoys you?"

"Not annoy, Jim, fascinate." Kirk looked extremely confused. "As you may or may not have been aware, I terminated my relationship with Lt. Uhura one point three months into our voyage. We were, in my opinion, mentally incompatible. During these seven months spent on the Enterprise I have discovered a more suitable match. You, Jim. I find that my thoughts are always on you, even in your absence. It has begun to negatively affect my work."

Kirk chuckled nervously. "Are you trying to say you're in love with me, Spock?"

Spock took this extremely negatively. He straightened to his full height and all his internal defenses were raised. "I said no such thing, Captain."

Kirk sighed. "Oh, come on, Spock. Don't go back into Vulcan mode on me."

"I have no idea what you mean by that statement, Captain. I do not have a 'Vulcan mode.'"

"Look, I wasn't making fun of you and I certainly wasn't rejecting you. I just- this is a little much, is all. It's kinda weird when your best friend confesses to you, especially if that best friend happens to be a Vulcan. I just wasn't expecting something like this. I'm going to need some time. And please don't take that as a rejection. There's a lot that needs to be thought through if a Captain wants to start a relationship with his First Officer. We can't do this lightly. You know that, don't you?"

Spock seemed more comfortable after hearing Kirk's full explanation. "Yes, Jim. I am aware of the possible repercussions."

"Then you must know how important it is that we take this slow and that we keep it quiet."

"Yes, Jim." Spock said again. "Although, I must admit, I am now somewhat confused. Are you agreeing to my proposal of a romantic relationship between the two of us?"

Kirk was silent a moment and then he grinned. "Well how about we just start with a date?"

Spock returned the smile. "That would be most agreeable."

"Then meet me back here after our next shift, which just started by the way."

"Of course, Captain. Shall we head to the bridge?"

"Lead the way, Mr. Spock."

Mirror Flower and DarkWind: Jesus, you reviewed fast. Lolz. And yayz for the last chapter being cute and love worthy, haha, thank you! And I, too, love Spock Prime. He is one bad ass Vulcan. Haha. Please keep reading and enjoying! ^^