Universe/Series: AU, STXI
Relationship status: First time
Word count: 7,000
Genre/Tropes: Friendship, Romance, Angst, Bonding, Fake
Warnings: Kirk and Spock are cis-women, not men in this fic.
Summary: After Spock's bond with her betrothed, Stonn, is broken when he dies on Vulcan she makes a new arrangement to be bonded with another Vulcan male. This falls through when T'Pring, her old friend who always wants what Spock has seduces him away from her. To avoid shame and to expose T'Pring as illogical and petty Spock and Kirk pretend to be engaged to be bonded. This is complicated by the fact that ever since she met her Kirk is the one person Spock truly wants to be bonded with.
Notes: This is written for thest_xi_kink_meme prompt that can be found here. I deviated from the prompt a bit.
If you are a visual person this is who I picture as lady!Kirk and as lady!Spock. Jim and Spock are still named JIm and Spock. James Tatiana Kirk has to be the worst name ever. My excuse is that her parents were under a lot of pressure as all kinds of shit was blowing up around them during the naming process.
“Remind me again,” Jim said, kicking off her boots, “when exactly I advised you to tell T’Pring that we’d been in a relationship for a year.”