Final Chapter

Leonard McCoy shook his head. "Damn it Jim! Why'd you accept that promotion? Now Spock'll probably be promoted to Captain, and that's gonna be real strange, standing behind him, instead of to the side!"

Jim eyed his best friend suspiciously. "You don't have to be on the bridge. It was your decision, not the Fleet's, to post a doctor on the bridge."

"Yeah, well, this way we save time if someone gets critically injured," McCoy replied waspishly. Jim simply shrugged his shoulders and went back to staring at McCoy's office walls. Things were about to change on this ship very soon…