Time heals all wounds
Pairing: McCoy/Uhura (Gailia / Kirk implied)

He was a Doctor not a baby sitter! Well apparently to Jim Kirk he was cause Poor McCoy was dragged to yet again another party. He was in their quarters studying for mid-term exams when Jim busted in their room and begged him to come to the Starfleet academy party on the San-Francisco shore lines. Since McCoy was older by a few years Jim always looked up to him as an older brother so McCoy felt bad if he didn't go knowing Jim Kirk would probably get a beating tonight like himself. McCoy plopped his books on the desk in the corner and grabbed a sweater incase it got cold on the way to the Clinic knowing that's their last destination before coming back here. "Come on Bones Uhura and Gailia are gonna be there, Quick we're gonna be late" Kirk said pulling McCoy down the sidewalk like a kid on Christmas morning. "I'm coming Jim! Seriously I thought you'd study for mid-terms oh wait I forgot you never study!" McCoy snapped "oh come on Bones loosen up a little you're not a nerd" Kirk said as they neared the beach "oh yeah every time I try to loosen up as you say you always drag me into a bar fight and we end up with broken bones or a busted lip!" McCoy growled "Fine bones have it your way see ya later I'm gonna go find Gailia" Jim said disappearing into the crowd. McCoy soon found his way to the bar and plopped next to a Girl with long black hair and dark almond skin. She recognized him right away "Hey bar tender two shots of Kentucky Bourbon straight up please" She said "oh hey Uhura what happened Gailia drag you here?" McCoy asked "yeah let me guess Jim right?" She asked "yeah I was studying for mid-term exams until he literally dragged me here" McCoy said excepting the shot. Then at the same time the two gulped down their shots. Then a familiar song started to play "Len please would you have this one dance with me I've got no one else" Uhura pleaded "Sure why not it's not like I got anything better to do" McCoy answered taking her hand in his own and leading her to the dance floor or sand bar whatever it was called

I've never seen look so lovely as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright
I've never seen so many men asked you if you wanted to dance
they're looking for a little romance, given half a chance
and I never seen that dress your wearing
or the highlights hair that catch your eyes
I have been blind

As they twirled in a light circle she placed her head on his shoulder and sighed deeply as they watched the moon and the surf. McCoy never felt this happy in all his life he felt alive and free.

The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
there's nobody here it's just you and me
it's where I want to be
but I hardly know, this beauty by my side
I'll never forget the way you look tonight

I never seen you look so gorgeous as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright you were amazing
I've never seen so many people want to be by your side
and when you turned to me and smiled it took my breath away
and I have never had such a feeling

Lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
there's nobody here it's just you and me
it's where I want to be
I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never forget the way she looks tonight

As the song ended he bent down to her lower and she reached up and ran her fingers through his soft brown hair and their lips only inches apart. Then in the next moment they kissed softly and passionate until Jim came up to them. "Jim do you mind?" McCoy growled "Sorry bones I was just gonna let you know Gailia and I were gonna head back to mine and your place for a while if you don't mind" Kirk said seeing Uhura grow a little pink "fine do what you want but leave us alone a while Jim!" McCoy snapped. Soon Jim and Gailia were out of sight leaving Uhura and McCoy to kiss again. "wanna take a walk along the beach?" McCoy asked taking her hand in his "is that a date Doctor McCoy?" she giggled "yeah you could say if it doesn't bother you" McCoy said "of course then lead us on Leonard" She said nestling near his shoulder.

An hour later…

"so that's what happened and why I joined Starfleet I felt there was nothing left to live for but the service of the greater good I was already a doctor in the independent practice but I just couldn't let it go" McCoy said skipping a stone he found then sitting next to Uhura who was yawning " do you wanna go to your quarters if so I can walk ya there darlin" McCoy said "yes I'm kinda tired and I know you probably are as well" she answered. When they got to her quarters McCoy kissed her goodnight then walked back to his and Jim's quarters. Gailia was already back from her romp with Jim she was resting looking at her PADD with a lazy grin on her face. "So how'd it go with Doctor McCoy?" She asked "Fine I guess I hope to go out with him more" Uhura said laying on her own bed McCoy was all she could really think about.

McCoy was walking back to his and Jim's Quarters looking up at the moon "Maybe it's like my Nana always said time heals all wounds I don't need to have Jocelyn in my thoughts no more I hope maybe Uhura could be the one this time" McCoy said yawning and looking at his wrist Chrono. "I better get on back Jim will start to worry bout me that's if he ain't romping a woman when I come home" McCoy snickered remembering the last time he accidentally walked in on Jim and Amanda Fergo a nurse that worked in the clinic. When he got there he did the knock and Jim let him in. Jim was dressed in his boxers and socks "Bout time Bones! Did you ask her out?" Jim asked "No not yet you think I should?" McCoy asked slipping off his uniform and pulling on his night shirt "Hell yeah you two were really into that kiss you should do it bones" Jim replied laying back down on his own bed "I guess it wouldn't hurt I mean it's just you know what women do to me" McCoy sighed as he laid down on his bed and placed his hands behind his head "hey your Welcome Bones!" Jim said rolling over and turning off his bed side lamp "yeah thanks Jim" McCoy said grabbing his PADD off his bedside table. Now McCoy's next step was to leap! He was gonna ask her out tomorrow during class if the teacher didn't catch him.