Category: harry kim

A traumatized Harry Kim aboard the stolen Delta Flyer, 15 years after the loss of Voyager with all hands.

Harry Kim aboard the Delta Flyer

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captaincrusher:

captaincrusher:

A cute, age appropriate, healthy and logical ship: 

Harry Kim/Kes

Think about it – they both start out as very young and inexperienced. They then develop and mature. They both at a certain point want more responsibility, to be able to grow and move on, but feel stuck. That sense of frustration and lack of progress, like you’re ready to be something more but can’t, is something they both can understand and relate to. It makes sense that they would be drawn to each others company. 

Kes certainly can’t discuss this with Neelix, that unlike her has found the place he belongs. The same with Tom. They have wandered and been lost and Voyager is where they have been found. But with both Kes and Harry there’s frustration, ambition and a sense of not being done

I wrote some cutesy first date stuff about Harry and Kes.

It’s 1300 words and I probably took some liberties with canon.

English is not my first language. I get that it’s hard to read stuff with lots of spelling errors and weird, foreign punctuation but I’m currently not interested in any more comments on my bad English so hold those comments this time, thanks.

Dreamers


”Maybe she
only said yes because she doesn’t know what a date means… for humans I mean.”

Harry could
see Tom roll his eyes behind him in the mirror. The lieutenant had spent the
last hour on Harry’s couch, increasingly frustrated over his friend’s lack of progress.
Apparently every one of his shirts had stopped fitting during the night. His
hair never seemed to stand up just the right way. Either it seemed to
deliberate or too casual.

”She said
yes because she likes you, Harry” Tom said, in the tone of someone that had
been repeating that one statement at least five times.

The program
was Tom’s but Harry had spent two weeks tweaking it. It meant that the Piazza
St Marco now had a mountain view to the south. While Tom would lament him for
the lack of historical accuracy he wasn’t as concerned. He showed Kes to a
table in the middle of the square.

The drink
in Kes’ hand was bright pink like the ocean on that planet they visited two
weeks ago. Harry hadn’t been down to the planet but Kes had gone swimming. She
had joined him for lunch the next day and told him all about it. Her eyes were
big and her voice filled almost a reverence. She had never seen so much water.
On her world water was a scarce resource above ground and below it flowed in
taps and hidden reservoirs. The thought that she could submerge herself in a an expanse of water was something she could never have imagined
before joining Voyager on her journey.

”You should
have been there” she said and for a moment he imagined he was. That they swam
out towards the horizon together. That he had been there when she got tangled
in algae and it had been him that helped her out, not ensign Parsons.

Before he
knew what happened, he had asked her out. She had paused and seemed to consider
it. The seconds had felt like minutes – the aftershock of his uncharacteristic
bravery hit Harry like a Klingon stomach punch. When she said yes he couldn’t
come up with a single thing to say and they ate their lunch in awkward silence.

Now Kes
looked intrigued at the many curly straws in her pink drink. Despite having
spent so much time at the replicator thinking about it, Harry couldn’t remember
the name of the drink anymore.

”Do you…
like it?” he asked instead.

”It is
fascinating” she said while spearing a green fruit with one of the straws so
she could taste it.

He sipped
on his own drink, a simple Tellerian Moonrise, maybe just to replace some of
his saliva because his mouth was completely dry. A sound made them both jump. A
group of pigeons had started a loud fight over some scrap of food a tourist had
thrown at them. Harry had tried to remove most of the pigeons but somehow they
kept multiplying and he again had to suspect Tom. (”It adds character,
Harry!”). Eventually the fight settled and again all they could hear was the
low level background noise of holographic people moving about and a distant
clucking from the bay. Now and then a breeze came in from the mountain that
made the flame on their little table flicker.

The waiter
gave them each a thick menu before disappearing somewhere in the shadows where
the restaurant supposedly was. Harry looked very closely at every item on the
menu. He dared a glance and met Kes’ eyes, just glancing at him over the top of
her own menu. They both looked down but he swore he could hear her giggle
behind the appetizer section.

He took
another sip of his Tellerian Moonrise and ordered pasta. She did the same.

He
eventually asked about her day. That particular day Kes and the Doctor had
studied some single cell organisms picked up on an away mission on an unnamed
planet a few lightyears behind them. It hadn’t been a very scientific discovery
– B’Elanna had stepped on them and brought them with her on a boot. Kes had
spent many hours studying these new creatures. They had a spiral shape and
moved much like worms. But they didn’t seem to function very well under the
microscope and she didn’t know why.

It was at
this point Kes tended to see the eyes of other Starfleet officers glaze over.
They lost track. They asked her again what these organisms was called. She
didn’t blame them. Her new medical studies was a new world to her when she was
destined to live her short life underground – but for them? They had a life ten
times hers to see and learn. Sometimes even these human explorers didn’t
understand how precious knowledge could be.

But Harry’s
eyes remained fixed. He leaned forward.

”What did you learn?” he asked.

“They
weren’t one organism at all, Harry” she said. “They are colonial animals. When
we brought all the specimens together they were drawn to each other and formed
a new life form. Every single cell organism adapted to serve a new function in
the whole.”

“And you
watched it happen.”

She nodded.
The light that had drawn him to her had returned.

“What are
you smiling about?”

She had
interrupted a description of what happened when you exposed the organisms to
theta waves to ask him. Harry realized he had started to smile without thinking.
That sort of grin that would make her think he was childish and immature, no
doubt.

“Your ears
are cute” he said and immediately wanted to disappear into the sea.

“So are
yours” she said.

He walked
her to her quarters. The corridors of Voyager were almost deserted. Kes could
almost imagine that it was just the two of them in this never ending maze. The spell
was occasionally broken by a crew mate hurrying past. She recognized most of the
faces by now and they, of course, knew who she was. Sometimes she thought about
how they were hurdling farther and farther away from her home, but she pushed
that thought aside.

As Harry
looked forward she could dare take in the sight of him awhile longer. He wasn’t
like the boys in the suffocating Ocampa caverns. On Ocampa you never dreamt of
the stars. Harry didn’t talk about space as dangerous. When Harry spoke of the
unknown, of what lie before them, he spoke of it as an adventure.

Kes had
dreamt of seeing the sky. He was ready to conquer it.

“Did you
have a nice night?” Harry asked and turned his head towards her. As he did a
strand of his black her broke loose and fell down into his eyes. Absent-mindedly
he raised his hand and pulled his hair back.

“It was
wonderful, Harry” Kes said.

She thought
of the first time she had reached the surface on her homeworld. It had been a
cold, desert night. She saw the sky outside the cave and the moon that lit this
dark, alien world. As she ventured just outside the cave she had found an
unremarkable flower growing on the hillside. Under her eyes it slowly opened up
and revealed a sight more beautiful than anything she’d ever seen. From the
weak light of her hand light she saw reds and blues and a deep orange color
like ripe oma beans. Kes had thought then that the whole world could be filled
with wonders such as this. It might have been the very moment she decided that
she must leave that place.

That was
the memory that came to her mind as Harry smiled.

Suddenly
they were at the door to her quarters.

“Sleep well”
Harry said very quietly, as though they were back to that night when she had
seen the sky for the first time and he thought as she had then that if he made
too much noise all of this wonder would be taken from him. 

Just for a
moment their fingertips touched. Their fingers interlaced with an electric
shock of sensation reverberating in Kes’ body as though a super nova had
exploded in her chest.

“Goodnight” Kes breathed out in the chasm of promise
between his lips and her own.

mercaque:

ohmyruffledbacon:

captaincrusher:

captaincrusher:

captaincrusher:

A cute, age appropriate, healthy and logical ship: 

Harry Kim/Kes

Think about it – they both start out as very young and inexperienced. They then develop and mature. They both at a certain point want more responsibility, to be able to grow and move on, but feel stuck. That sense of frustration and lack of progress, like you’re ready to be something more but can’t, is something they both can understand and relate to. It makes sense that they would be drawn to each others company. 

Kes certainly can’t discuss this with Neelix, that unlike her has found the place he belongs. The same with Tom. They have wandered and been lost and Voyager is where they have been found. But with both Kes and Harry there’s frustration, ambition and a sense of not being done

This also has the added benefit of Kes forgetting old man Neelix by episode 2 (let’s call it pilot error).
Instead she goes on a holodeck date with a sweet ensign where neither one of them dare say a word at first but she gets a pink drink and he thinks her ears are cute and he makes a stupid joke that makes her laugh and by the end he walks her to her quarters and touches her hand and she can’t think of anything else for a week.

The more I think about this the cuter it gets!!

It would have made so much more sense for Harry to be interested in her than for Tom.

It’d just be so cute and wholesome?!?

OKAY BUT DO YOU REMEMBER THAT EPISODE PARTURITION

The episode where Paris and Neelix are fighting over Kes and then get stuck on a planet together and end up bonding? There is a scene in the middle of the episode where Kes confides in Harry while the other two are away, and I was soooooooooooo hoping the episode would end with Kes taking a third option and going with him instead. It would have been the best ending! Like for all Tom and Neelix’s fighting, Harry was the one who actually came across as concerned for *her*.

Instead we got the ending where Tom basically concedes Kes to Neelix because he ~respects him now and, bleh.

I would have preferred an episode where Tom and Neelix comes back from resolving their petty feud and before any one of them can relay their joint decision on who gets to have her to Kes she puts on a pair of sunglasses, says “I’m off to holographic Risa with Harry” over her shoulder and leaves them standing there on the landing pad like the two fools they are.

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Ensign Kim mans his station.

Harry Kim learns about his apparent home world.

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