I've been posting a rec a day over on Mastodon as an experiment, and now that I'm feeling pretty solid on that platform, I'll be reccing over here for a while. Happy to report that the "share" code spat out by AO3 works perfectly fine here, so have a #StarTrek
(70138 words) by ThereBeWhalesHere
Fandom: Star Trek
, Star Trek: The Original Series
, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James T. Kirk/Spock
Characters: James T. Kirk, Spock (Star Trek), Winona Kirk, George Kirk, George Samuel Kirk, Marlena Moreau, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Sarek (Star Trek), Amanda Grayson
Additional Tags: Young Kirk and Spock, Slow Build, Eventual Romance, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Universe, Alcohol, Falling In Love, Pining, Mutual Pining, Complete, Angst, Miscommunication
Series: Part 1 of Refuge
AU: In a less powerful, less united Federation, Romulus takes an opportunity to attack Vulcan and Federation planets begin taking in Vulcan refugees. One of these refugees, a young Spock, stays with the Kirk family on their farm in Iowa. Everyone thinks it's temporary, but after a few years Earth becomes as much a home to Spock as Vulcan ever was, and the Kirks-- especially Jim-- become family. Eventual K/S.
Spock being welcomed by the Kirks, learning to love them and being terrified of it broke my heart over and over, and I loved it. There's family and love and friendship, with a happy ending for Jim and Spock and a promising future for Vulcan.