Acidqueen < a.q @ >


Series: TOS

Pairings: Kirk/McCoy

Rating: PG

Summary: After "This Side of Paradies", Kirk muses. 

Author's Note: Written for the KirkMcCoyFest.

Disclaimer: Paramount/Viacom owns Star Trek, I own my brain. No infringement is intended, and no money is being made.

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All errors are mine!



It has been Spock's happiest day
It has been Spock's happiest day

He has told us on the bridge

And you've nodded and grinned

For once without nagging


It's been a long time too

Since I've seen you smile

Like you did down on the planet's surface

Relaxed and cheerful on the green grass


So often, all we do is argue

Today; the missions did this to us

Responsibilities wearing us out like

Sun and rain wear out even the strongest wood.


And sometimes I just forget

That for every death report I write

You end up with a man or woman

Under your skillful fingers


Where your magic comes too late.

Leaving you defeated in silence

And with a drink on your own

Facing an end even you can't make undone.


I've fought happiness

Avoided the easy way out

And dispelled paradise for greater goods

Without asking for the costs


But now I wish I

Had at least

Nipped a tiny little bit

From your moment in the sun

And I wonder


If I came to you tonight, would you smile at me again?