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Softer Than Satin

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Uhura didn’t understand why people thought Vulcans had no emotions. They didn’t show them, certainly, but no one without any emotions at all could ever play music like that.

“That was lovely, Mr. Spock,” she said, when he reached the end. “But sad. What is it?”

“An ancient earth song, called Blue Velvet,” he replied. “About a lost love, if I remember correctly.”

Uhura smiled. “Some of the most beautiful songs are.”

“I believe the lyrics are in the computer databank, if you wish to join me.”

She hummed along as he began playing, “…bluer than velvet was the night…