Title: What is Essential
Word Count: 2942
Pairing: Sulu/Chekov, a bit of Spock/Uhura, followed by whispers of Uhura/OC, and Kirk/Spock
Summary: Sulu and Pavel, embarrassingly in love, show it. Uhura is unhappy. Spock is cornered. It all works out in the end.
Author's Notes: There are holodecks because I say so - I really wanted one. Also, Gaila is alive for a similar reason. She is awesome, and deserves to be alive. What I really wanted was Sulu and Chekov attempting to wait on each other hand and foot and being foiled by each other's desires to make each other deliriously happy, but I got this instead, which I suppose is a fair trade. If anyone wants to write the other one, though...
, without whom this story would not be very good at all.