So we've had lots of extra-canon stories about Kirk's relationships with such lovely ladies as Carol Marcus, Edith Keeler, Janet Wallace, Areel Shaw, Ruth, Janice Lester, Janice Rand, Helen Noel, and others, but AFAIK, there's never been a story that covered his relationship with someone who was only mentioned but never seen on TOS... Lt. Helen Johansson, mutual friend of Miss Piper. From "The Menagerie, Part I": The transcription doesn't quite do the exchange justice, as it's obvious that Kirk is rather embarrassed, probably because Helen is gossiping about him to other Starfleet officers, and most definitely because Miss Piper chose to tease him about it in front of Commodore Mendez. So... What was the deal? I personally have a lot of trouble imagining the Kirk we saw on TOS ever having a relationship with his direct subordinate, considering how he embarrassed he was about his attractions to Janice Rand and Helen Noel. Did he just have a fling with Helen Johansson, sometime before he took command of the Enterprise? Were they contemporaries? Did he realize that she was in Starfleet when he met her? Did she join Starfleet sometime after her relationship with Kirk? Did Kirk have some extra reason to be embarrassed about his relationship with her? Was she a descendant of Scarlett Johansson? What? Serious answers, funny answers, whatever you want! Go nuts!