imagine jim finds a box of kittens abandoned on the side of the road and sneaks them home, taking care of them but keeping them in the closet since he’s not sure how bones will react. this works for a few days until jim doesn’t quite close the door all the way one night and bones wakes up covered in lightly snoring kittens. he doesn’t dare move lest he disturb them but he is able to poke jim awake with his free hand, growling “jim!”. jim, surprisingly devoid of furry creatures, slowly blinks his eyes open but then shoots up wide eyed. before he can begin to apologize one of the kittens start purring, reacting to bones low rumble, and suddenly they’re all purring. jim breaks out in the widest grin bones has ever seen. exasperated, bones leans his head back whispering, “why me?” to the ceiling. one kitten just leans over and licks his face.
HOLY SHIT zoe saldana was the girl in drumline. i need to sit down a moment.
I really hope Spock’s the one that talks to him too. Can you just imagine that conversation?
Scotty probably brought it up, being the chief engineer. I bet the security chief reported to him that there were members of the crew caught on camera being, “unprofessional.” Scotty asks why they’re coming to him, so the security chief shows him one of the videos.
"I figured, you uh, you know the captain better than I do."
So Scotty goes to Spock, shows him the video. “Yer tha only one can talk ta ‘im, Mr. Spock.”
And then Spock calls Jim and Bones into the ready room and he’s so uncomfortable but he has to get through this and like two minutes in Bones just looks at Jim and shouts, “YOU BASTARD, YOU TOLD ME YOU TOOK CARE OF THOSE!”
Spock’s fairly certain he won’t have another incident like this again; judging by the way Jim winces and fidgets, he’s sleeping on the couch these days.
Part 1 - Play Something Country
Part 2 - I Love This Bar
Part 3 - All My Friends Say
Part 4- Must Be Doing Something Right
After that night, things were a little more awkward for the two friends. They still met up and laughed and hung out with friends, but neither of them know how to fall back into the easy friendship they had before.
vulcany things for shimmy since her night suuuuuuucked ;;;;
just picture jim trying to figure these complicated vulcan fashions out and getting tangled up in the layers trying to find skin and muttering, hotly, ‘this is payback for the time i beat your kobayashi maru test, isn’t it?’ while spock stands there and jim gets tangled up in his robes like an eager puppy…
"darlin’ can you pass me a hypo”
Jim’s head snaps around at the term, but Jim is nowhere near a hypo spray and Bones is all the way across the room.
And Bones is reaching his hand out to Chapel. His mouth still open further incriminating him as the traitor who uttered the word.
Jim should walk away. It shouldn’t bother him that much. Bones told him the first time it accidentally slipped out that he said it to every one, it was practically a subconscious thing to him. But then a year later when they finally stopped stumbling over each other and figured out they wanted to climb in bed together Bones had called it out and bitten it into Jim’s skin and Jim had wanted to claim it for his own. However he knew it wasn’t his to claim just like Bones wasn’t his to keep.
But that was then, Jim thinks.
Jim crosses the medbay in four commanding strides and sweeps Bones back into a crushing suffocating kiss. Their lips crash together and Jim grinds his tongue into Bones’ mouth and then growls "I really don’t like it when you call other people that.”
from then on darlin’ becomes Jim’s and Jim’s alone.