Title: ATC The Return of the Archons Special Edition
NEW AND IMPROVED! For Janet--I hope this
"Oh. Excuse me, Spock. I didn't see you there."
Spock placed his hands on Leonard's
"Are you unwell, Leonard?"
"I . . . I'm just preoccupied."
rubbed his hands across Leonard's shoulders in warm,
into the circle of Spock's arms.
Spock lengthened the strokes of his caresses and felt his Leonard
"Your experience of being overtaken by the Landru computer must have
been quite traumatic."
grew very still and Spock felt the tension return.
"The damnedest thing is, every time I close my eyes, It's not
voice I hear. It's yours."
It was Spock's turn to grow warily still.
Leonard pulled away from
Spock, anger on the rise.
"Yeah . . . Were your messing in my head, Spock?"
Spock actually gulped. He felt like
trapped lematya prey.
" . . . Jim asked me to try to break Landru's influence on you."
Leonard crossed his arms
tightly as Spock dropped his now-empty arms.
"So. What all did you see when you were in there?"
Spock was puzzled.
I was not aware that you had such an aversion to mind
"I don't LIKE handing control
of my thoughts over to anyone else!
MY thoughts are my OWN, thank you very much. Besides, a doctor has
to keep patient
confidentiality. How can I do that when someone
crawls through my head willy-nilly?"
Spock held his hands out to
his wounded Leonard.
"Leonard, first of all, I do not know what 'willy-nilly' means.
Secondly, I was ordered by
the captain to try and help you.
Thirdly, I would never, -ever- do anything to harm you. I give you
my word. I would
never violate your professional ethics. I respect
your personal boundaries. And I assure you, I did nothing to you
beyond searching for a way to release you from Landru."
Leonard grew visibly calmer, touched as he was by Spock's words.
two men drew nearer once more.
Leonard snorted at Spock's sincerity.
"Vulcan has Scouting?"
shook his head as he once again placed his hands on Leonard's
"No, but my mother was a Girl Scout."
slipped his hands around Spock's waist.
"I'll be damned."
Spock looked into his Leonard's eyes.
you be all right now?"
"I think so. Thanks, Spock."
Spock caressed Leonard's cheek.
Leonard ducked his head in shame.
"For trying to help me today. Sorry I snapped at you."
lifted Leonard's chin.
Leonard began to rub Spock's back.
"So, did you only try to
release me from Landru because of Jim's
Spock dipped his head to the side in a Vulcan shrug.
was only logical to help you."
Leonard was puzzled.
Spock traced two fingers across Leonard's
"With whom else could I argue so much . . . "
Leonard blinked in surprise then kissed the tip of Spock's
"Aw, that's sweet!"
Spock's eyes began to twinkle slyly.
" . . . and win?"
again with a roar.
"SPOCK! Ooh, you green-blooded sonova . . ."
Spock silenced Leonard with a kiss.