star trek au: coffee shop
↳ jim kirk owns a local coffee shop. there’s a group of regular customers, and he knows each of their orders off by heart: a socially inexperienced genius who never understands jim’s jokes but smiles at them anyway; a grumpy and always tired doctor with the kindest heart he’s ever seen; some of the best and brightest university students, studying physics and linguistics and engineering. they’re a group of misfits, and they’ve found a sort of home in the cafe. they know that there’ll always be someone there to talk to when they drop in, and jim will write their name on the side of their cup (he’s got them colour-coded in bright primary colours according to some unknown rule in his head) and draw patterns of stars on the latte foam. he’s got a huge map of the world covering one entire wall, because he wants to remind them all that there’s nothing more important than chasing adventure into the unknown; and the rest of the room is filled with the smiles and laughter of people he’s come to see as his family.