Let Me Count the Days

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K/S Fanfiction
Title: Let Me Count the Days
Author(s): M.E. Carter
Date(s): 2005
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Let Me Count the Days is a Kirk/Spock story by M.E. Carter.

It was published in the print zine The Celebration Zine.


"Spock wonders whether or not he should recognize Kirkʼs hundredth mission with the Enterprise."

Reactions and Reviews

It is the one hundredth mission of Kirk's captaincy. Spock knows and isn't sure he should mention it, and knows how he feels about Kirk but can't mention that either. Kirk has been counting too, and loving Spock, and does not hesitate to reach out to his friend and coax the Vulcan into revealing his heart. I loved this: "...My logical Vulcan. Mine. Dear lord..." I can hear him say the words! They kiss. A sweet and faultless preamble to a first time.[1]
Oh, what a marvelously tender and romantic story! Perfect in every way for an anniversary celebration of Kirk and Spock.

The scene M.E. has set provides the ideal tone for feelings to surface and love to be expressed. The concept of their having completed their 100th mission together is not one I would have considered and I found it most appropriate. The fact that both Kirk and Spock are thinking along the same lines should not come as any great surprise, given their propensity to complete each other’s thoughts and communicate with only a look.

If I had to use one word to describe what form of K/S melts my heart the quickest, it would have to be tenderness. No one does tenderness better than M.E. Carter, and I am so ridiculously pleased she has chosen to bring us these fine moments between Kirk and Spock. Such nice words they say to explain their feelings. No hesitation, no reluctance or apprehension, just honesty and clarity.

Great ending, too! [2]
M. E. Carter doesn’t write nearly often enough to suit me, so I was delighted to see a new story by her, which is set on the day of the Enterprise’s 100th mission. Kirk and Spock come to a new understanding of each other in this well written and enjoyable first time story. I especially loved Spock’s declaration of love to Kirk, and then Kirk’s response : “My logical Vulcan. Mine. Dear lord”. Just a few words, but they convey so well Kirk’s amazement, delight, joy, and love for Spock. [3]


  1. ^ from The K/S Press #101
  2. ^ from The K/S Press #101
  3. ^ from The K/S Press #105