Slight AU. Humor. In this reality, James T. Kirk is still the friendly, easy-going Captain that everyone knows and is intrigued by. However, while he is intellectually smart and perceptive at helping/comforting others, he does not truly understand how attractive he is, or the appeal he has to many. Whether it is because of how he was often neglected to his own devices when he was young, growing up being independent and depending only on himself, or just that he doesn't see himself as desireable, Jim has trouble accepting the fact that people can be attracted to him. Sure; he has many friends, and many of the people who were once romantically attracted to him eventually settled for just friendship because he never shows any signs of reciprocating their feelings. And it's not like he is a prude or standoffish- he's genuinely nice, a great friend and confident, and a much respected Captain. However, to one Vulcan First Officer, as he comes to know Jim more and more, he realizes he wants more than just friendship. And, okay, maybe Jim may be inept at confiding in and relying on others due to his upbringing of doing everything himself, but Spock refuses to let that deter him. As he slips his way further into his Captain's trust, he is further motivated. James Kirk will be his, even if he has to show Jim what it means to be loved and desired. Where all others have failed before, Spock will succeed. Eventual K/S.
BONUS POINTS: Cute, oblivious!Jim- one who can acknowledge that someone may be attracted to him, but cannot really figure out... why.
BONUS POINTS: Jim initially sees Spock's devotion and care of him as his duty as First Officer and being his friend.
BONUS POINTS: Jim finds he is becoming unusually fond and affectionate of Spock, which he has never experienced with anyone else before. It eventually takes Bones, Uhura and maybe a few others to to clue him in that he's attracted to the Vulcan.
Categories: Fiction, Works in Progress
Characters: Amanda, Chapel, Chekov, Chris Pike, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura