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I heard the song this morning and it inspired me to write this story. It's a song fic I believe and my first ever fan-fiction. So far I've just been posting challenges and reading the wonderful stories posted here. I didn't think I would ever write since I don't think I'm a good writer but oh well you got to start somewhere. I hope you enjoy and hopefully I'll have courage to write more after this, so please leave me a comment in you can. I hope you enjoy...
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek (only in my imagination...lol) or the song "This is Home" by Switchfoot. They belong to their respective owners...no profits were made from this.

It was one of the rare quiet days in shift. There were no hostile aliens, no weird anomalies, no crazy god-like figures. They were just cruising through uncharted space for their next assignment. James T. Kirk sat in the command chair and looked around the stations around him and the people manning said stations. The memory of him staring at the Enterprise as it was being built on his motorcycle flowed through his memories. Thought of the life he had led until that moment. The emptiness and loneliness seemed a far away memory now. His smiled quietly as the memory of seeing Spock for the first time across the podium washed across him. If Someone had told him then, what Spock would come to mean to him. He would have laughed his ass off at the incredulity of it. Now though he can't help smile contentedly as he turns to the science station. Spock always seems to know when he's being stared at and turns to Jim raising that eye brow of his. Jim just smiles and shakes his head and Spock nods at him before turning back to his station. Jim lets the love he feels for his first wash over him then and basks in all the memories he had since he first got his captaincy in the lull of a quiet day.

"This Is Home"
By: Switchfoot

I've got my memories
Always inside of me
But I can't go back
Back to how it was
I believe you now
I've come too far
No I can't go back
Back to how it was

Created for a place I've never known

If the life he had before enlisting in Star Fleet was the price he had to pay for the life he had now. Jim would have paid it a thousand times if it meant he got Spock and the Enterprise. Never in his childhood did he think life could ever feel this complete. He walked through the halls of the Enterprise to his quarters as he thought of who he was and who he came to be. He thought of his vigils in med-bay after Spock took another shot for him, when he finally got the courage to admit to Spock how he needed him. Spock had been in a healing trance, as far as Jim knew he was talking to air. How was he to know Spock could hear his inner monologue? He was glad that he didn't know, for the smile Spock had graced him when he woke up and informed him "Captain I do believe we need to talk..." as he squeezed Jim's hand in comfort. Family had never existed for Jim. His father died in the first 5 minutes of his birth. His mother spent her entire life running from Jim because of his resemblance to his father, his brother had walked out when he was 10, and the only thing he was good to his uncle Frank was for being his punching bag when it suited it him. For all the family he never had, Jim gained it back tenfold with the Enterprise. Pike and Older Spock became the fathers he would have never had, Bones and Scotty his brothers in arms, and Spock the one being who could complete him. He had never known what family was until now.

This is home
Now I'm finally where I belong
Where I Belong
Yeah, this is home
I've been searching for a place of my own
Now I've found it
Maybe this is home
This is home

They were going on another date tonight. No wonder he's been going through all the memories today. The happiness he felt threatened to bubble over him. Spock was going to come over in half an hour. They would have dinner, play some chess, and cuddle on the couch watching another movie. Spock would question all the idiosyncrasy of the plot, characters, and jokes in the movie and Jim would laugh and throw pop-corn at Spock while he tried to explain. Then the feeling he had for Spock would well up in him and all he could do is grab the back of Spock shirt as he crushed their lips together. They has agreed to take it slow. This was new to Spock as well. How could anyone not love Spock Jim thought as he took off his uniform and dressed for the evening with Spock. Spock was the best of both worlds, Vulcan's have no idea what they are missing. Jim wasn't going to educate them. Their loss as far as he was concerned, he would treasure Spock and love him the way he should have been.

Belief over misery
I've seen the enemy
And I won't go back
Back to how it was
And I got my heart set on what happens next
I got my eyes wide it's not over yet
We are miracles and we're not alone

It was another close call. Spock had dived in front of Jim to take the spear that was coming at him. Spock's already been released from med-bay and he was resting in their quarters. He was off duty for another 48 hrs. As soon as alpha shift was over Jim rushed to their quarters to check on his Vulcan. Jim walked their bed to see Spock sleeping peacefully, he brushed Spock's ebony strands from his forehead as he swept his thumb back and forth on Spock's elegant high cheekbones. Spock awoke then and placed a kiss in Jim's right palm and in his eyes all the love he felt Jim shone.
"Ashaya, I am quite alright. You need not fret, I do not understand why Doctor McCoy placed me on medical leave for another 48 hours. I am quite well I assure you."

"I agree with Bones, you are off duty mister. Do you have any idea what you put me through?, just for that you are grounded mister. I get you all for myself" Jim declared as he claimed Spock's lips.
"Then, I suppose I should get to work on assuring all of you that I am quite fit" Spock whispered as he pulled Jim down suddenly and pinning him below him. Jim could only groan as Spock's hardness aligned with his own rising one. Jim cupped Spock's face with both hands "I love you, I never knew I could love someone the way I love you. Promise me that no matter what happens you'll find your way back to me"
Spock's forehead rested against Jim's as he gripped Jim tightly. " Ashaya, I promise as long as you promise me the same" Jim called in personal days for the next 48 hours and he spent it making love to Spock.

And now after all my searching
After all my questions
I'm gonna call it home
I've got a brand new mindset
I can finally see the sunset
I'm gonna call it home

The stood before one another in front of T'Pau; Spock's grandmother and their clan matriarch in New Vulcan. Sarek and Bones and all of the senior command team had been invited to the small ceremony. Now and for always they would belong to one another. He had been searching for Spock his entire life, and now would spend the rest of it in his arms. Finally home after so long.

Now I know
Yeah, this is home
I've come too far
And I won't go back
Yeah, this is home
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