We are ready to jump into our next story which takes a turn with Star Trek Beyond. This story contains spoilers for the new film, so beware. And, as a warning, if you like the pairing of Spock and Uhura, this is not your story. This story features an OC who has been with Spock. We hope you enjoy taking this next journey with us!
Obligations: Chapter 1
Wren James, Operations Officer aboard the USS Enterprise, was in her cabin with her friend Nurse Maria Hayes taking a very important test.
Maria looked at the results, and her face lit up, as she looked at Wren, “It’s positive!”
Wren’s lips curled into a large smile as she took in the news. “I have to go tell Spock. He is going to be thrilled!”
Maria wrapped her arms around her friend before she got up to leave Wren’s cabin. “Congratulations,” she said, as she left through the bay doors.
Wren sat at her desk for a moment to take in what had just happened before she got up to call Spock and see when he’d be free. She walked over to her bed and grabbed her communicator, flipping it open. “James to Spock,” she said.
“Yes, Wren,” he quickly responded.
“Do you have some free time today?” she asked, trying to stop grinning, but it was impossible.
“I’m free now. Come to my quarters,” Spock replied, sounding different. Wren took note of it before responding, “Be there in a few.” She closed her communicator and checked herself in the mirror before she walked out of her cabin and down the hall to Spock’s quarters.
When she reached his door, she knocked, and the doors quickly slid open to reveal Spock sitting at his small table with two cups of tea.
“Wren, I’m glad you called. I, too, need to speak with you,” he stated as he gestured for her to take a seat.
Wren felt her heart drop into the pit of her stomach, but she took a seat. “You go first,” she offered, in case her news was no longer welcome.
Spock took a deep breath. “I have been thinking a lot lately about my future. I believe that I must resign from my post here at Starfleet and go to my planet and help in any way I can,” he explained.
Wren looked at him before she reached her hand across the table and placed it on top of his. “There’s more isn’t there?” she asked, afraid to hear the next part.
Spock nodded. “I am afraid so. I believe it would be best if we parted ways and I found a suitable Vulcan mate to start a family with.” His eyes gave away the pain he felt without him needing to say anything.
Wren knew her news was no longer welcome, and she didn’t want to make his pain any greater, so she nodded in reply. “That is the logical thing to do,” she said, as she began to feel sick to her stomach. She needed to get out of there as quickly as possible because she could only put on a stoic face for so long.
Spock grasped her hand briefly in his own before letting it go. “What did you want to talk about?”
Wren shook her head. “It’s not important now,” she replied, as she stood and left his cabin before the tears could escape her eyes.
She felt weak as she walked back to her own cabin. She knew she just needed to lay down for a moment and catch her breath because her world and the last seven years of her life were spiraling around her.
Spock left his quarters, upset as well, and made his way to the bridge. On his way there, Maria saw him.
“Commander Spock,” she said to grab his attention.
Spock looked at his fellow crewman and Wren’s friend. “Yes, Nurse Hayes?”
Maria noted that he didn’t look happy, but he was a Vulcan. “Did Wren tell you the great news?” she asked, holding some of her own excitement in.
Spock raised an eyebrow, “What news?”
Maria stopped, not wanting to ruin the surprise for Wren. “She should probably tell you herself. We’re almost to Yorktown,” she changed the subject quickly before racing away.
“Fascinating,” Spock noted, as he wondered what Wren was going to tell him before he ended things between them. He wanted to ask her himself, but they were about to dock, and he needed to be on the bridge.
When the ship docked at Yorktown, Wren raced off in hopes to avoid Spock, but he caught her as they walked into the crowd.
“Wren,” he called out. She turned, but, as she did, she saw two Vulcans approaching him. She took that as her escape and raced to the restaurant where she and Maria were set to have dinner.
She walked in and saw Maria already at a table. Once she sat down, she noticed Pavel wasn’t there. “Is Chekov not joining us?” Wren asked, surprised.
“No, I told him I’d catch up with him later. Why didn’t you tell Spock?” Maria asked, noting Wren’s puffy eyelids.
Wren tried to be strong as she answered, but she could feel the tears coming. “He ended things because he wants to go to Vulcan and be with them. I couldn’t tell him,” she explained, breathing deeply to get control of her emotions.
Maria shook her head. “Why does he have to think so logically? I’m so sorry,” she began. “What are you going to do?”
Wren shook her head. “I don’t know.” Before the two continued their conversation, their comms beeped. “All Enterprise crew are to report to the ship at midnight. We are going on a mission,” Kirk’s voice instructed.
The girls both sighed. “So much for the break,” Maria said.