so pretty much all day i couldn’t stop thinking about jim in bones’ office, just both of them quietly working on their respective responsibilities. And Jim looks up from the PADD in his lap and looks at bones who’s at his desk, twirling a pen in his fingers, face in a concentrated stare at the papers in front of him. and jim’s heart just swells because that’s bones. /his/ bones. and he gets these feelings sometimes, where he just feels an overwhelming sense of love for him, He smiles and Bones realizes Jims staring…”what” he asks tentatively….. and Jim doesn’t even hesitate, ”I just love you bones.” he says, beaming. And bones looks down, blushing, pressing his lips together in a failed attempt to suppress the huge smile he can’t help but get. JIm thinks he’s never looked cuter. ”i love you too Jim.” he says, waits a beat, and then looks up. he makes a small motion to the door with his hand holding the pen, with warmth in his eyes and small crooked smile he drawls “now get outta my office kid, you know I’ve got work to do.” there’s not even a hint of anything but endearing fondness in his voice. and jim just smiles at him as he gets up and walks out the door. Bones looks down at the papers in front of him, cheeks still warm, and he’s not able to stop smiling until long after Jim has gone.