I suck at headcanons so do you have any about Jake & Amy + dancing? Since Jake is actually a good dancer I feel like there could be some cute stuff with that...
jake peralta can’t dance. or, at least, that’s what amy santiago has assumed since the moment she began working at the 99th precinct. he seems to always be moving, though. his fingers tap as he works, and not your typical, bored typing either. there’s some undecipherable pattern, his palm lifting from the desk with a dramatic flare every few seconds, his fingers still bouncing off the air. the beat isn’t static, changing as often as he wills it, if he even has a beat at all.
then there’s the way he walks. mostly it’s just a hop in his step, sometimes he sways. occasionally he’ll pivot in a circle on his heel, caught up in whatever rhythm the cogs in his head seem to operate to.
the first time she actually sees jake attempt to dance, they’ve just come back from a case. he jumps right onto his desk, scooting some of the mess away with his foot. his victory dance is really just a more chaotic version of the way he usually takes up space. he throws his arms out to the side and kicks his feet up in some sort of jig. he has no regard for the lack of music, though charles claps along from his desk, providing some sort of beat. which of course jake ignores entirely.
he tries to pull her into it, leaping down and grabbing her elbow where her arms are crossed over her chest. she’s caught off guard, and jake’s able to lift her hands and spin them around. the precinct has stopped to watch, filled with laughter and cheers. gina lifts her phone in the air to play music, and jake changes his movements slightly. suddenly his feet are working together, and his arms aren’t flapping about.
amy santiago can’t dance. it’s evident as she suddenly can’t keep up with him, her cheeks blushing as he somehow turns her into the fool. she’s released after another moment, stray strands of hair caressing her cheeks, and her heart still pounding. jake is grinning at her as he steps away, miraculously sticking to the music, and gives her a little bow.