My Meta: Sorry, I'm on Team Spirk
Updated: May 29, 2020
The half-vulcan first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise has this adorable, and consistently recurring, quirk when it comes to his dear Captain. Whenever there is logical cause for concern regarding Captain Kirk’s welfare, our decorous Mr. Spock drops formalities:
*Kirk crying out in distress in the distance or via communication device*
Because Spock ONLY does this for Jim—and by this I mean going from the formal 'Captain' to the casual use of his superior officer's given name in a green blooded heartbeat!—I feel that this demonstrates his deep affection for his Captain. Platonic? Romantic? Sexual? Combinations thereof? Doesn’t matter what the form, my point is that Spock clearly cares for Jim and it’s friggin' adorable!