Jim has a dog and they have a mutual loving relationship with each other. However, the dog is protective of Jim, and has a long running track of disapproving of any boyfriend Jim brings home and chasing them out of the house.
However, one day in a walk through San Francisco, the dog spots Spock at a book store, looking for books that would help him undertsnad the humans he's surrounded by ever since he entered Starfleet. The dog likes Spock right away and wants him to be Jim's lover, thus draging Jim all the way through traffic, since they're on the other side of the street from where Spock is.
However, Spock is intimidated by the dog and harshly tells Jim to get his dog away from him, while insulting said beloved dog at the same time. This angers Jim, and they end up having a bad start. Their relationship worsens with every meeting, despite the dog's efforts.
But that changes when one night, Jim accidently and unknowingly consumes something he's really allergic to. The dog, knowing immediately what when wrong, tries to get Jim to safety away from traffic. The dog succeeds and then starts searching for help as Jim sinks into anaphylactic shock.
The dog runs into Spock and tries to get him to help Jim. It takes stealing his scarf made by his human mother for Spock to follow. When Spock sees Jim and signs of his struggle to breathe, he carries Jim bridal style and rushes him to the Starfleet medical center with dog in tow. (Spock does get his scarf back right after he arrives where Jim is)
While Jim is rushed into ER, Spock sits in the waiting room with Jim's dog by his side, worrying for Jim with tense pacing and whimpering. Spock warms up to and comforts Jim's dog as they wait.
From here, their relationship improves as Spock gets to know Jim as he assists Jim and his dog at his stay in the hospital, and they learn that they share many common interests. Spock starts visiting Jim to make sure he's okay and learns about Jim's past relationships (and his dog's infamous reputation). Their relationship grows as they spend time together at cafes, fairs, science conventions, the beack, sailing trips (never read a fic in which they went sailing), and a gay pride parade.
They soon are loving each other (bell hooks, "Romance: Sweet Love" (2000)) and become lovers. Spock tells his mother, since his father is not one for phone conversations at all, which leads to a surprising development: his parents are going to be visiting Spock on Earth very soon and want to meet Jim while they're at it.
Spock is freaking out in his own way about this, which is made even more conflicting by Jim's moving in with his dog to Spock's off-campus apartment. What will Spock due?
I want Spock and Jim to have a happy ending together. The dog needs to be large and/or strong enough to pull Jim across a traffic clustered street, so keep that in mind.
Major requirement: Jim's and Spock's relationship shall not be described in terms of "in love", only "loving". Refer to the source given in the eighth paragraph of the work that will help to make you understand what I mean (Though you'll have to read it quite a few times to get it, despite hooks's lacking of academic wording writing). If you can't find this work and want to read it, just e-mail me; I have the book it's in and will scan the section for your to read.
Please, in any sex scenes have Jim as bottom.
Bonus if Sarek is like really scruntinizing, but Jim isn't fazed by this and treats him and Amanda as family and hugs both of them. Have Spock freak out at this and try to separate them to save Jim, only to be shocked when Sarek returns the hug. Sarek's explanation: might as well get to know and be comfortable with my soon-to-be son-in-law.
Super duper bonus if you have Spock's family really liking Jim's very smart and friendly dog. Including T'Pau (Maybe use a future scene or story if you want to fulfill this bonus).
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