10 Signs Your Boyfriend Is In Love with Your Captain

How exactly do you tell if your boyfriend is falling in love with someone else? From personal experience, Lt. Uhura has come up with 10 signs to look for.

Disintegrating S/U with developing or pre S/K but nothing overt

Rated T for sexual innuendo and some hard language.

This is my first Star Trek story. I was never into Star Trek until I saw the new interpretation. My initial thought after watching the new film was "Is the love triangle supposed to be Kirk and Spock fighting over Uhura or Uhura and Kirk fighting over Spock?"

Because of a case of writer's block on my other stories, I thought I would try my hand at doing something different.

Disclaimer: This story is based on characters created by Gene Roddenberry and reinterpreted by J.J. Abrams. This story is for entertainment purposes only.

Due to a disability, I write these stories with the use of voice recognition software. So expect some very strange grammar mistakes. Feel free to point out thing I can't see in a PM.

Sign Number One: They Argue All the Time

They argue all the time. They have been doing this from the beginning of this mission. The tension is obvious. People are actually betting on when her boyfriend will strangle the captain again. (Crew members are also making other wagers that she's not supposed to know about, but does anyway.)

How can a First Officer truly do his job if he is always fighting with the Captain? Apparently quite well considering the two had the highest efficiency rate in the entire fleet. They work so seamlessly together after only a few short months it seems as if they can read each other minds. Yet the moment the mission is over there at each other's Throats. At least this time it's only in the figurative sense. (If she hears Ensign Thompson say one more thing about erotic asphyxiation in relation to the "bridge incident", she is going to strangle Brittany herself and there won't be anything sexual about it.)

At first, she wondered why he even took this job. It was obvious that her boyfriend did not get along with Captain Kirk. Maybe it was because of her. In her heart, she likes to believe that was the reason. In her mind, she knows her theory is illogical at best. Her boyfriend tried to be the epitome of logic therefore he would not make any career decision based on romantic feelings in relation to her.

The little girl inside of her who believes in fairy tales wants to believe that he loves her so much that he would be willing to put up with a complete ass of a boss just to be near her. The Starfleet officer that she has become wonders after everything if he is even capable of loving her at all.

Before the destruction of Vulcan he never once said the words "I love you" to her. Now she wondered if it would be possible to ever hear the words from his lips. Between losing his mother and a lifetime of being conditioned to suppress all emotions, she wondered if he would be able to say those words to anyone. She wondered if he could express any feelings at all to anyone at this point. Even though she loved him as he is, she needed some outward indication that he cared. The way he kissed her did not count.

Yet there was one person that could get an emotional response from her boyfriend. She knew that person made him feel things that he wasn't ready to acknowledge. At first, she thought her boyfriend only felt hate in relation to his captain. Yet as time went on, she realized it was a completely different emotion. It was obvious to her that the captain triggered an emotional response in her overly logical boyfriend that no one else could, not even her.

At some point, she realizes that they were not actually arguing with each other. What she perceived as arguing was just a very passionate discussion. Her boyfriend's uses of the Vulcan equivalent of yelling was just how they talked things out. (Not that Vulcan's actually yell, instead her boyfriend just raised his voice slightly with an angry eyebrow raised in relation to their captain.) It was speaking with passion and as a communications expert she realized what that really meant. At that same moment, she became aware that she could never get that type of emotional response out of him.

When he is around her it's all about logic and doing what is most prudent. He never allows his emotions to show in front of her. He hasn't cried once since his mother died (or at the very least not in front of her). He never tells her that he loves her. The most she ever hears is "I find your company mentally stimulating."

When he is around the captain, his logic begins to slip a little. When she watches him with Kirk, she can see this passion in him that is absent when he's with her. On the surface that passion seems related to hate, but she knows better. There is an old saying on earth that states love and hate are two sides of the same coin.

She doesn't know what to do with this knowledge. She decides to do nothing and let the relationship between her and Spock stay as it is. If he does not realize what's going on she will not enlighten him. It's the only logical thing to do. Her boyfriend will appreciate her logical decision.

Please let me know if I should continue.