Jim actually being quite shy gives me life. And the fact that he has these random moments, vibrant and full of color, were he can sustain the mask of social butterfly is a conundrum. He can make and cut off friends with easy that worries his mother and brother..then he meets Bones.
He meets Bones and he cares. He sees Bones and he wants to be the grumpy Georgian boy’s friend. Be his friend and stay his friend forever but every time he tried to introduce himself things go wrong.
He trips. Stumbles. Stutters. Runs away at the last minute and finally just watches from afar.
Until one day Bones just plops down in the seat next to him, dropping Medical Terminology texts down on the lunch table without so much as a “this seat taken?” and introduces himself.
Six years later they’re telling the story to their friends, white gold bands glinting in the fire light with they lace their fingers together.