Report from the Rim, by Carolyn Spencer

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.

Report from the Rim, by Carolyn Spencer

And Cried Out His Name In Joy, by zarabithia

He hadn’t invited the Vulcan into his dreams, just as he hadn’t invited him into his mind for the first invasion. It wasn’t fair of the older Vulcan to continue to invade his thoughts while Jim was still struggling to deal with the ramifications that the first mind link had provided. 

 But little by little, as the hands reached through his dreams and soothed Jim in ways all the casual fucking had never been able to accomplish, Jim found that he was no longer as pissed at the idea of having a nightly guardian.

Mature, nu!Kirk/Spock Prime. Mind meld AND pon farr fic, and it’s so very good. Background nu!Spock/Uhura.

And Cried Out His Name In Joy, by zarabithia

Timeverse, by Kagedtiger

He stood as Spock approached him. It seemed almost odd, seeing him so young after feeling the depth of age and wisdom in the old Spock. But the sage had been right; this young Vulcan was a different person, and he had to remember that. What would grow up between them would be its own thing, however it turned out.

Varying ratings, reboot, bond fic. This series follows the relationship of Kirk and Spock starting right after the (first) movie and does so beautifully. Love how it uses Spock Prime, the mindmeld and bonding.

Timeverse, by Kagedtiger

Wilderness Were Paradise Enow, by belmanoir

“I wouldn’t have said any of it if I’d thought there was a grain of truth in it. I like you the way you are, you must know that. I need you the way you are.“ Jim chuckled mirthlessly. “It doesn’t sound as pretty coming from me as it did from Miss Kalomi, does it? But I need you.”

Adult, post-This Side of Paradise. Kirk wants to know if Spock is really unhappy – and finds he himself has some explaining to do. Perfectly in-character revelations and sexing ensues. Especially love how Vulcan Spock remains through it all!

Wilderness Were Paradise Enow, by belmanoir

Brief Encounter, by Amanda Warrington

As he watched the Vulcan gracefully cross the lounge towards the main exit, his breath hitched, the adrenaline coursed and there was a stirring. Now that,he acknowledged with a wry smile, was exotic.

Adult, pre-TOS. Before assuming command of the Enterprise, Kirk is enjoying some incognito downtime – and so is Spock. This is fun and sexy.

Brief Encounter, by Amanda Warrington

Associations, by aldora89

Spock hesitated, and continued in a very small and nervous voice. “Please, do not mistake me. There is a definite pleasurable experience connected with touching you.”It took years of practice bluffing a dozen species for Jim to keep the manic grin off his face. He wanted to convey appreciation and support, not the aspect of a madman about to pounce.

Mature, post-TMP. Kirk and Spock taking their relationship into a different direction – very, very carefully. This has a great Kirk POV and an enchantingly hesitant-yet-eager Spock.

Associations, by aldora89

Red String, by daphnie-1

Spock says something and it’s the same voice, but also very fucking different. Everything and nothing is the same, and his thoughts are spinning. He’d recognize that voice anywhere. He knows what it sounds like screaming in anger, and how it sounds, hushed and whispering to him with barely disguised lust.

Mature, angst. Oh holy hells, right in the feels! Reboot Kirk and Spock are fated – but sometimes that’s just not enough.

Red String, by daphnie-1

A Level Course and True, by Brighteyes

 “We’re just… skipping ahead,” Jim said. “That’s cheating,” Spock said weakly. “Well.” Jim moved suddenly, flipping Spock over on his back and rolling over to straddle him. “I’m comfortable with that. You?”

Adult, post-2009 movie.Spock is feeling the after-effects of the events of the movie. Kirk, equipped with information from the mind-meld with Spock Prime, is not about to leave him alone. *happy sigh*

A Level Course and True, by Brighteyes