Omg! Guys! Imagine a Baker-Florist McKirk au!
Like Jim’s the warm blue eyed baker who makes the best bread and gifts apple tarts to the kids who come by. Flour dusting his clothing, a bit of it in his hair and a brilliant smile as he waves goodbye to customers. He takes the time to chat with his patrons and makes different cakes every day (he fondly declares Thursday as Tartsday) and enjoys pounding the dough into submission on bad days.
While Len is the grouchy but soft florist next door. He hardly smiles since his patrons ask him to make meaningful bouquets for sappy reasons (he positively cackles when it wasn’t for sappy reasons; man, he loves those kinds of bouquets) and he’s had a disastrous falling out with his ex-wife. He’s meticulous when it comes to his flowers and potted greens. Despite the dirt he works with, Leonard McCoy is exceptionally pristine and clean.
So it’s kind of the talk of the town when the sugar-sweet baker and the grumpy florist hooked up. The adults couldn’t understand how a relationship like that would work and the children couldn’t care less, they still got treats from Jim but now they sometimes get a small flower from Leonard.
The duo ignore the mutterings (in public at least; Bones - ‘it’s Leonard!’ - likes to gripe about it behind closed doors. Jim tends to laugh).
Because to Jim, Leonard is strong and beautiful as the earth he works with and nurtures. He keeps Jim grounded when the mornings are hard and the nights are scary with remembered nightmares. He is steady and calm in his whirlwind of a mind.
To Leonard, Jim is kind and sweet as the baked goods he creates. He brightens up Len’s world and shows him that there’s more to life than the bitter after taste his ex-wife left him with.
Sometimes Jim can be seen with a flower crown at work while a notably less grumpy Leonard can be spotted with a bit of flour on his clothes.