Fluffy thought of the night: Len and Jim gently bickering over where Len left his keys. Bonus points for exasperated/fond teasing.
“You lost them again?”
Len’s giving Jim the same hairy eyeball he does every time Jim stands in the doorway, his shoulder pressed to the jamb, arms crossed over his chest and just watching Len look for his ever loving keys.
“I’ve got more important things to think about than where I’ve left my keys,” Leonard grunts, and Jim’s got that mischievous glint in his eye. “I swear I put them on the hook this time.”
“Just like you did last time, right?” Jim teases.
“You know, you could be helpful and give me a hand in looking,” Len says just a little bit venomously. “If I wanted a running commentary from the peanut gallery Ii’d have asked.”
Jim shakes his head and pushes off from the doorway, turning on his heel and stalking into the kitchen. He comes back a half minute later with a familiar jingle, Len’s keys hung off one finger and a small gift box in his free hand.
“You’re welcome,” he says, cutting off Len’s indignant splutter.
“Would you believe on top of the microwave?” Jim asks with a smile.
Len shakes his head. He really has no idea how his keys wind up in such strange and random places. He swears up and down that he doesn’t leave them in the spots Jim finds them.
“Thank you,” Len finally expresses, his gaze flicking to the box in Jim’s grasp. “What’s that?”
Jim extends it towards him.
“Open it,” he urges.
Len’s eyebrow cocks inquisitively as he takes the package, stowing his keys safely in his pocket before he can lose them again. Pulling the top off of it, he sets it aside and tips the box over, catching another, slightly smaller and unwrapped box in his free hand. Facing it towards himself, he reads it and glances up at Jim again.
“A key finder.”
“For when I’m not home to help you look,” Jim says with a wink.
Len rolls his eyes but can’t help the smile that pulls up at the corners of his mouth.
“Brat,” he teases softly.
“I know,” Jim says with a serene smile. “And you wouldn’t have it any other way.”