Prelude To Loss
Parts: 1 (1/1)
Disclaimer: Paramount owns STAR TREK ... etc and so on and so forth!
My only pay here is personal joy
Summary: Part of the Bonded Souls series, covering an evening in the
period of time Spock and McCoy spent on Earth prior to TWOK. Set a
few *long* months before "Return To Us".
Archiving: Cool- if you want to- please let me know.
Feedback: Yes please! All comments are welcome
Author's Note: Inspired with grateful thanks by Janet and her challenge:
**Write an S/Mc that explains the day before TWOK started.** Gracious
and deep thanks for the BETA too, Janet. I just don't know what I
would do without you!
I gotta tell ya', beautiful," Leonard walked out of the small
bathroom toweling the last of the water out of his hair. He tightened
the belt on his warm blue cotton robe and turned slightly so that
he could toss the towel back through the bathroom door. "You
can extol the virtues of sonic showers all you want. *Nothing* beats
looked up from his data padd. He was currently seated on the sofa
in the living area of the quarters that had been assigned to him
by Starfleet Academy. Resplendent in a black robe of heavy, soft
velvet, his long legs curled up under his lithe body, he looked
incredibly attractive to his Human mate as he blinked catlike and
slow, regarding Leonard with a fond sparkle in his dark eyes.
must confess to acquiring a fondness for them myself since my involvement
with a certain Human began," he remarked softly.
smiled, plopping himself down next to his mate and stretching his
legs out over Spock's lap. His grin became slightly wicked. "That's
only 'cause you discovered how much fun it was to bang me up against
the side of the shower stall."
elegant eyebrow shot skyward. "Your penchant for colorful idiom
never fails to astonish me, beloved."
grin widened. "You love it."
sniffed in splendid disdain, but his eyes remained warm. "You
will not hear me say so, Leonard."
laughed and crawled forward slowly, almost languidly making his
way up the side of Spock's lean body, winding his own long limbs
around him and straddling his lap. He delighted in the way that
Spock's dark eyes became notably darker as the Vulcan watched his
progress with something akin to fascination. Leonard wrapped one
arm around Spock's shoulders, while the other hand plucked the data
padd from his unresisting fingers and tossed it over his shoulder.
"That's the beauty of being a bondmate, beautiful. I don't
*have* to hear you say it."
hands slipped slowly down Leonard's back, cupping his buttocks and
squeezing gently. Leonard, as always, felt the strong stirrings
in his groin as his Vulcan mate's distinctive scent of arousal assailed
his senses. "You do realize, Leonard, that you just threw away
the coming week's training schedule for the graduate class?"
nuzzled his neck gently, inhaling deeply, glorying the warmth and
the smell of the man in his arms, letting his body respond as it
would. "Beautiful," he murmured against smooth warm skin.
"I commute an hour and a half from the hospital by ground car,
every night so that I can jump ya'. The *least* you can do is leave
your work at the office."
drew back slightly, looking at him somberly. "I can come to
you, Leonard. I shall if you desire it." He touched Leonard's
face with gentle fingertips.
kissed them as they passed over his lips. "It's easier for
me to come here. No one questions it. I guess it's expected that
I would be a regular visitor with nearly all my old crew lurking
about the place in some capacity or other." He shrugged, his
eyes bright with secret delight. "Besides, I got an answer
on my application from the Academy Dean. They're overjoyed that
I want to take few classes here. So I'll be here for three days
a week, starting tomorrow."
were you intending on informing me?"
smiled, unrepentant and privately amused at getting a rise out of
his taciturn mate. He smothered that reaction carefully, briefly
reflecting on how *some* things never changed. "It was supposed
to be a surprise."
relaxed and squeezed his backside again. "A most pleasing one,
beloved. I am gratified by this."
pressed closer, sliding his hands into Spock's satin hair and rocking
his hips against the Vulcan's groin, feeling an answering hardness,
a rising heat. "How gratified, beautiful?" he asked softly,
his mouth a breath's whisper away from Spock's sensual lips.
With the slightest upward tilt of his head, Spock captured Leonard's
soft mouth with his own, kissing him deeply, tasting him with delicate
dips of a satin smooth tongue. //*Most* gratified, beloved. Would
you have me illustrate further?// He slipped an elegant hand between
their bodies and under Leonard's robe. Fingertips tickled delightfully
up the soft skin of the inside of Leonard's thigh before curling
under the Human's heated sex.
moaned softly into Spock's mouth, arching his back slightly and
pressing his aching member against the Vulcan's warm palm. He was
rewarded by a slow sensual caress as Spock rubbed his shaft firmly,
building the flames banked low in his belly, actively widening the
link between them as they moved towards their coupling.
so sweet, beautiful. Feels so good. // Leonard gasped and tightened
the grip of his fingers in Spock's hair. He moved against his mate
with renewed passion, the kiss between them deepening, become hungry
and heated, lips bruising against teeth, breath catching, temperatures
feel good to me, beloved. Your pleasure is mine.// In one smooth
move, the Vulcan uncoiled from the sofa and stood, lifting Leonard
in his arms.
his long legs wrapped around his mate's lean hips, ankles linked
at the small of Spock's back, Leonard felt himself being easily
carried into the bedroom. The Vulcan's arms wrapped tightly around
him for a moment, and Leonard closed his eyes, laying his head over
Spock's sleek shoulder and relishing their closeness, before he
was carefully lowered down onto the bed covers.
pushed open Leonard's robe and bent his head down over him, closing
his mouth over a small male nipple, teasing with teeth and tongue
until the tiny velvet bud was aching and hard.
writhed slowly as Spock turned his attention to the other side,
giving the same careful attention there. //Oh, beautiful... what
you do to me...// He clutched at Spock's shoulders, growling softly
as he felt velvet under his fingers. With impatient hands, he pushed
the material off and down, sighing again with pleasure as he closed
his hands on the soft, smooth skin of Spock's shoulders and back,
loving the warmth and firmness of his flesh, loving the way those
sleek muscles grew taut and began to quiver as the Human stroked
and massaged them.
felt Spock's hand sweep down between his legs again, gripping him,
firm and confident, stroking him up towards ecstasy. Groaning low
in his chest he opened his eyes and looked down, watching as his
mate worked on him, watching Spock's face, naked and openly hungry.
He exulted in the fact that this expression, this beautiful, powerful
picture of want and need, was his and his alone. No one else had
ever seen this. No one else ever would.
a sharp feeling of shock he realized he was very close to orgasm.
It was Spock's face that did it, he realized almost ruefully, even
in the depths of his rising pleasure. It never failed. It happened
nearly every damned time. Desperately, he clutched at Spock's shoulders
again, pushing the Vulcan down onto his back, projecting what he
wanted through the miraculous mental and emotional link between
you wish, beloved. But hurry. Please.// That last word, touched
with a desperation that matched Leonard's own, drew a deep moan
from the Human's throat. He paused in the act of reaching for the
night table draw, closing his eyes for a moment and fighting for
some semblance of control.
beautiful. OK... OK.// Leonard's soothing thoughts were as much
for his own benefit as his mate's. It frightened him sometimes.
Overwhelmed him. The depths of his love, his desire, his lust for
this marvelous creature who was the sum total of his reason for
living. He had never felt such passion for another being before.
Leonard had by no means lived a monk's life, but after entering
the life bond with Spock, he had very quickly realized that all
which had passed before was but a pale washed out sepia landscape.
In many ways, he had come as virginal to this union. He had never
before realized that this depth of connection was actually possible.
control restored, he quickly grasped what he was after and returned
to his mate's side. Of course technically, he knew that this could
be done without any additional assistance, but Spock always insisted.
He did not wish to harm his mate in any way. With the deft touch
of a surgeon, Leonard quickly prepared his mate's solid erection,
keeping his strokes light and brief, knowing how close Spock was.
the small tube to one side, he threw one long leg over the Vulcan's
supine and trembling body and mounted him without preamble. Using
one hand to steady the Vulcan's shaft, he plunged himself down onto
Spock, yelling aloud as the pleasure spiked through him, as he felt
himself stretched and filled.
gasped, his strong hands clamping around Leonard's supple hips as
he arched up from the bed, thrusting himself in deeper. //Ahhhh,
beloved... my one... my only.//
forward, Leonard braced his hands on Spock's shoulders and began
to ride, deep and hard, meeting the Vulcan's quickening thrusts
with powerful undulations of his hips. Sweat broke out over his
face and chest and his breathing grew ragged and harsh as he spiraled
closer and closer to the peak, stimulated beyond his ability to
describe by the hardness and heat that was buried inside of him.
//God, Beautiful... I can't... Oh, God... so close.//
removed one hand from Leonard's hip and wrapped it around the Human's
shaft. Mindful of their heaving bodies, he rhythmically squeezed
and pumped, his thumb brushing over the glans as he urged his mate
to join him in his climax. //Yes, beloved. With me... Be with me...//
came, flinging back his head and howling as the pleasure tore through
him, searing and burning like a wildfire through his belly. He felt
his sex twitch and erupt within his mate's loving hand. He heard
the Vulcan's answering cry of completion. Felt the heat of his release
flowing into his body in sharp pulses, felt the echoing wave of
his mate's climax rage through him on the heels of his own, tearing
another ragged cry from his throat.
and spent, Leonard collapsed into Spock's waiting arms, pressing
his hot and sweaty face against the Vulcan's damp neck. //Love you,
Spock. Love you. Love you. Love you...//
arms tightened around him. A gentle hand cupped the back of his
neck. //You are all I will ever need, my love. I feel it is time
we considered allowing our true status to be known.//
mean that?" Stunned, Leonard spoke aloud, rising up onto his
elbows so that he could look down into his mate's well loved features.
beloved, I do." Spock touched his face gently, stroking his
cheek, pushing the damp hair back out of his eyes. "We will,
of course, need to discuss the timing of our announcement..."
grinned. "You mean, no blurting it out during dinner with Jim?
Y'know...Spock and I are mated, please pass the salt?"
mouth twitched. "Indeed."
sighed and rested his head on Spock's chest, listening to his heart,
loving the sound of it. "Well, *you're* no fun."
squeezed his rump meaningfully. "I have reason to believe you
truly think otherwise, beloved."
Leonard kissed his shoulder. "You got me there. So, when do
you want to do this? After the graduate class leaves?"
nodded. "I would accept that as an adequate solution."
would be little opportunity to arrange a suitable meeting between
ourselves and our friends prior to that time in any case."
Spock stroked Leonard's back, slow and soft.
really wanna do this, huh?" Leonard rose up to look at him
you concerned?" An elegant eyebrow quirked.
grinned, knowing that his mate already knew the answer. "Nah,
beautiful. Relieved. After this many years, it's about time we came
concur, Leonard." He pulled the Human back down to him and
held him tightly, projecting his contentment with the decision,
this moment and life in general.
very good about the universe, Leonard McCoy fell into a deep sleep,
knowing that his mate was there. That he would always be there.
BOARD THE ENTERPRISE. ANOTHER TIME. ANOTHER PLACE.
my friend," Admiral Kirk intoned in faltering voice, "I
can only say that of all the souls I have encountered, his was..."
He trailed off, swallowing deeply to regain enough control to continue.
"... the most Human."
Admiral nodded to Saavik, who armed the torpedo guidance control
that would launch Captain Spock's body out into space. Towards the
new planet born in the shadow of his sacrifice.
the haunting strains of Amazing Grace, the mortal remains of the
beloved and respected officer were committed to the great void of
rigid and pale faced, tears in his eyes and scorching in his throat,
Leonard McCoy fought with all that was within his soul no to scream
in despair as he watched the coffin disappear from view.
that he knew at this moment, the only thought that battered and
clanged within his tortured mind, a mind so full of grief and agony
that it could hardly function, was that he no longer carried his
heart with his chest.
lay in that beautiful black coffin. Resting with the cold body of
his one, his only, true love.