Originally Posted by lordisaiah
The funny thing is, given the past history of Kirk and crew....wouldn't somebody at Starfleet Command be saying, "Hey, you can't trust leaving the ship floating in dock with these guys, they will try to steal the bloody thing." Especially after Kirk and McCoy both express a burning desire to get back to Genesis.
Above all else they knew Kirk to be a loyal officer. They didn't realize just how much his friendship with Spock meant to him.