The next morning, Spock made sure to awake at the proper time, and he headed down to the bridge earlier than he needed to be, even with the missed time prior taken into account. He was nearly a full hour early, and made himself busy with checking all the stations to make sure they were working properly. He was only slightly worried that staring at all the bright screens was making his head throb, shrugging it off as a bad night's sleep.
He sat at his own station, rubbing his fingers against his temple as the rest of the crew started to trickle in. Uhura first, who wished Spock a good morning. The Vulcan nearly didn't hear her greeting, and managed to stutter out a last-second good morning as well, before the amount of seconds passed that would cause his reaction to be considered late. She seemed to notice something was wrong anyway, but decided to keep quiet about it and moved to her station.
One by one the rest of the crew filed in, and by the time Kirk arrived, Spock already felt as