Reviewer: Perfect_Potion Signed
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
I'm not following your logic. Spock is three years older than Jim. Spock joined starfleet at the age of 17 or 18, and if he had finished in 3 years time (which is probable since that's what Jim was doing, and Spock is a super smart Vulcan) that would put him at the age of 21 or 22 when he graduates. Jim did not join star fleet until he was 22, at which time Spock would be 25, which is quite enough time for Spock to have earned a teaching position, or at least an assistanship. Especially by the end of Jim's third year, Spock would be 28 or 29 years old, so it does not make sense to say that he couldn't be a professor. I mean, by then, if he was still a cadet he would have been so for almost 10 years!
Other than this I did enjoy your story, even if I had to extend my disbelief a little further than I thought probable. nice K/S interaction, and nice Kirk and Pike interaction. Author's Response:
Hiya - I had not read/heard anywhere that KS Abrams-verse (or other) have that 3 yr age gap. I also was not saying that he wasn't old enough to be a Prof, rather that he just wasn't one; different things happen at different rates in different time lines because, I suppose, we make different decisions at varying times. I just really don't like the idea that anyone in that position of responsibility is going around having it off with their students. I have my issues, so that's why I find that a bit gross.
I know, in original Trek, Spock is already on the Enterprise when Jim comes to Captain it, so they, perhaps, did not even see one another in the crowd at the Academy. I just figured Abrams-verse goes with the idea that they're all out on their first real jaunt.
The story was not necessarily one that I thought highly probable, in the sense that they'd just get it on, despite being Captain and Exec, just because they feel like it - If it werre more 'real', they'd be doing a lot more thinking and angsting about whether it should happen at all. It was simply written to settle my worries about the Spock integrity side of things, being on the staff at the Academy, BUT it was also, from the personal side of the ship-board, all equal and equally consenting sex side of things (!) JUST done for FUN...
I'm sorry if I've scewed the continuity - Despite being a Trekkie for 16 years, I obviously still don't detain as much info as some Trekkies, which I should, if I'm writing in the fandom, I know (Talking of knowing, I obviously don't know it as well as I should!)..