Spock takes off that cloak. Careful. Slow. Puts it around the other one. And now I know who he’s been saving it for. He don’t say nothing, but his whole body changes. He’s taller somehow. Straighter. I’m more used to reading his face now than I was, and there’s joy now in his eyes. You don’t see that in the Pit, Federatti. Not ever.
Adult, warnings for prison setting (mentions of rape, violence). This is an outside POV unlike any other I’ve read – harsh and violent, but the relationship between Spock and Kirk shines all the brighter for the dark.