I love how Jim just takes a second to smile so big at his husband before continuing to save the Enterprise.
"I have been, and always shall be, your friend."
Happy K/S Day | 15th September, 2014
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I know you know how it feels like not to make it sooner.
I know you understand.
no okay let’s take a minute to examine the word “friend”:
(n) A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations.
typically exclusive; as in, usually exclusive, but not necessarily every single time. You would say there are many friendships that exist between family members and, likewise, there are friends who are intimate. Even disregarding the entire intimacy issue, you can’t deny what they have goes beyond that of the ‘typical’ friendship. Jim and Spock’s friendship, relationship, affection, bond - call it what you will - (in the words of Gene Roddenberry himself) ”had been the touching of two minds which the old poets of Spock’s home planet had proclaimed as superior even to the wild physical love which affected Vulcans every seventh year during pon farr”. Superior to a necessary biological function (that, on at least one occasion we know about, Spock circumvented because of Jim) that every Vulcan experiences. Superior to a wild physical love. Jim blew up the Enterprise. He lost his son. And yet, when Sarek asked him why, Jim responded with, “If I hadn’t tried, the cost would have been my soul.”
Think about it.