Title: Knowing
Rating: K
Word Count: 100
Characters: Kirk, Spock
Summary/Warning: Missing scene (and spoilers) from The City on the Edge of Forever.


"I must know if she lives or dies," he'd demanded, disregarding the present impossibility to predict or even discover their – the world's – future, and had left the dingy room to stalk the streets until his head cleared.

He half-expected, upon returning in dusty twilight, a lecture on the foolishness of emotion and the harm it could cause (and not just to the timeline of history), but was unsurprised that his actions were not so much as questioned by his well-trained first officer.

He was surprised to be awoken next morning by said first officer finally nodding off over nearly-repaired circuitry.