hii! i just love all your stuff! what do you say about mcspirk soulmates!au?? in wich you can only see the color of your soulmates´ eyes til you meet em, and you can finally see the whole spectrum? idk just love this dorks bye
Bones doesn’t believe in soulmates. He loved his wife with all his heart, but it was never meant to be. Bones also never noticed the otherwise grey-scaled world as much. The skies were always the brightest blues, and the leaves turn a wide array of browns in fall. He sees color, two different colors, and so he doesn’t even really think twice about it.
Until he meets Spock. Jocelyn can’t make it to parent-teacher nigt, so Bones goes instead. Spock’s Joanna’s new teacher. Bones doesn’t realize anything’s different until he reaches out to shake Spock’s hand. When their eyes meet, it’s an instant headache for both of them. Because suddenly seeing a wider arrange of colors isn’t a pleasant process, and the migraine Bones suffers sure takes away the sheer bizarreness that this new teacher caused all of this.
Meeting your soulmate should be the most romantic thing in the world. That’s what they advocate, after all. But it’s far less glamorous than that. Both boys just quietly suffer a headache while Spock guides them through Joanna’s report card. It looks fine. Both are awkwardly trying to avoid the topic of how-is-this-possible? Bones sees the dark green of the chalk board behind Spock, the weathered brick walls and the brightly colored apple on Spock’s desk. Some elements are still thankfully grey, and Bones much rather focuses on the dull color of the grass outside the windows, and the green leafs on trees. “Are you okay?” Spock asks, and Leonard shrugs. “I will be.”
Why is it that now that his world is instantly more colorful, he runs into Spock everywhere? The park at first, where Bones tries to avoid a conversation with him because how do you even approach this subject with anyone? Spock’s perfectly handsome, but Bones’ marriage ended so messily and he just doesn’t feel ready to engage with anyone romantically. Especially not someone who literally brightened his whole world in the span of a few seconds after meeting.
The second time they meet is at a bar. Bones is already a little drunk. Spock isn’t, or he doesn’t seem to be, but he does seem to be in a good mood. “Mr. McCoy,” Spock says, “how’s Joanna?” “Fine,” Bones says, easing into talking to him about teacher-stuff, Joanna, Bones’ job as a doctor. “Ah, you’re a doctor,” Spock says, smiling lightly, “you should meet Jim. He’d be your favorite patient.” “Jim?” Bones asks curiously. “Yes, my partner,” Spock explains, turning around on his chair to gesture towards another guy. He’s chatting up two girls at once, cocky smile and wild gestures. “James,” Spock says, and Jim gets up immediately. “What’s up?” Jim asks, and Bones rolls his eyes, instead focusing on his drink when Jim leans in to kiss Spock quickly. Perhaps a little drunk. He was flirting with a few girls, after all. “Who are you talking to?” Jim asks curiously, and Bones turns to look at Jim, finally. That headache is back in an instant the moment Bones catches a glimpse of those wicked blue eyes. Jim grunts, too, and Spock reaches out to grab Jim’s arm. “Are you okay?” he asks, and Jim reaches out to rub his own temples. “Yeah, I’m– Jesus,” Jim says, stumbling back a little. “I can see,” Jim says, and Bones rolls his eyes. “You didn’t seem blind before,” Bones says, and Spock frowns. “Wait, are you both seeing all colors now, too?“ “Jim doesn’t respond, instead he reaches out and grabs Bones’ shoulders, pulling him in to press a kiss on his lips. Bones looks utterly shocked when he pulls away, and maybe not too appreciative. “What the hell?” “I had to try and see if I felt anything,” Jim says, but Leonard just frowns. “Try that again and you can feel my first. In your face.”
It’s not like he doesn’t find either Spock or Jim attractive. And certainly he feels things when he’s around them. But it’s difficult. They’re already together, though seem to openly accept people into their lives with devotion and intimacy, and that’s just something Bones hasn’t encountered before, ever. He hangs out with them a lot, though, because somehow he does feel attracted to them, both socially and physically. Joanna loves it, too, because Spock is a great teacher, Jim a strong police officer, and her father a caring doctor. Spock and Bones help her with homework, Jim assists them when they practice baseball outside in the garden. Bones goes from no soulmate to suddenly having two, and Joanna suddenly goes to having three dads and loving it.
It’s only after over a year of knowing them and being close to them, Bones starts opening up to the thought of a relationship. Jim never pushes for intimacy, even though Bones can tell he’s craving for it; attention and intimacy of any kind. So when Joanna’s in bed, Bones sits down between the two of them, quietly admiring the world of color around him. Even though it’s been a year since he’s been able to see everything; a sunset in its brightest colors, the bright pinks and yellows of spring, and the cozy lights of a Christmas tree in winter, it’s all still something that amazes him still to this day.
He leans against Spock casually, who slides an arm around his shoulder while continues to read on his tablet with his free hand. Jim’s playing a game on his phone, half watching the TV, but mostly focused on his phone. Bones reaches out, pulling Jim in closer until Jim’s resting against him, too. Jim instantly eases into that, smiling when Bones’ fingers run through Jim’s hair. “Where’s this intimacy coming from, huh?” Jim comments, and Bones shrugs. “Well, what are you gonna do about these two idiots who crawled their way into my life,” Bones sighs. “What made you change your mind?” Spock asks, and Bones smiles lightly. “You.”
I am here in part to secure my own future. I will not apologize for that. But that is not why I am asking you to cooperate with me. I am asking because though I know we have our differences, I know there is one thing we share. We both love her. Let us make sure her future at least is secure.
Scary situation calls for Bones impressing Spock and Jim by being a total bamf in a fight against some baddies to protect his boyfriends
Waking up in the morning usually follows the same routine every day. Spock wakes up first, because he spends an abnormal amount of time trying to fix his bangs in the bathroom. The sound of the shower, usually wakes Bones up, though he snoozes until he smells the fresh coffee Spock prepares for the two of them (he doesn’t drink it himself). That’s Leonard’s cue to get out, too, joining a fully dressed Spock at the table in their shared quarters, hair still a mess, and barely dressed. Their quiet talking wakes Jim up, too, who joins them a little later. After their coffee, Spock leaves to the Bridge early, while Bones and Jim fight over the shower and the sink. Because contrary to romance novels, showering together is neither practical nor particularly hot. It’s their routine every morning, and Bones is superstitious enough to believe things go wrong if they skip either one of these steps, fully ignoring the “that’s illogical, doctor” from Spock every time he brings it up. Not his fault, things just happen on mornings when they don’t follow this routine.
And so Leonard instantly knows today is going to be a bad day. Jim is up before anyone else, waking both Spock and Leonard up because he’s just singing in the shower. Spock joins Jim a few seconds later, but Bones lies in bed until coffee. No day should be started without a cup of coffee. Jim walks over to their coffee machine to make some, but his attention is pulled away from it when Chekov’s voice rings over the intercom. “Captain Kirk to Bridge,” his voice rings, “we’ve arrived at Eris II.” Jim reaches out for the intercom, pressing the speaker button quickly. “Got it. I’ll be there in a minute,” he calls out ot Chekov, and before Bones can even say anything, Jim is just out the door.
Spock, too. After cleaning himself up in the bathroom, Spock gently nudges Leonard’s side. “Time to wake up, doctor.” “Where’s the coffee?” Bones complains, and Spock smiles. “You can get coffee in med bay.” “That’s bad luck, Spock.” “Don’t be illogical,” Spock says, “you can also make the coffee here yourself. Just report to the bridge when you’re done in med. We’re beaming down.” “Great,” Leonard says, sitting up straight. Spock reaches out, fingers lingering on Leonard’s hand, before pulling away and heading out the door, too. Leonard sighs, running a hand through his hair. “I have a bad feeling about today.”
And really, the planet looks like shit. All dirt, very little water. Hot and arid, and those places with water are crawling with monsters Leonard definitely doesn’t want to get close to. “Giant spiders,” Leonard says when Spock mentions the aliens crawling around there, “you’re saying you’re beaming down to a planet of giant spiders?” “Among other things, yes,” Spock says. “And not just us,” Jim says, gently patting Bones’ shoulder, “you’re coming down with us.” “The Hell I am,” Leonard says, “you’re not going to beam me down to a planet crawling with spiders. I refuse. There is no way you’ll get me down to that planet. Spiders, Jim!” “And roaches,” Spock says. “That’s even worse! You know how many diseases these things carry around! I’ll be in med bay, treating your asses when you get back.”
“So nice of you to join us,” Jim mocks Bones with a smug little smile when they land down in the sand. The air is hot and dry, immediately making it harder to breathe properly without inhaling dusty sand. “You shut the hell up,” Bones says, “now let’s go rescue that research team that got itself stuck here in the first place.”
They follow the last known coordinates of the research team, and they start figuring out why the team stopped responding. Their camp is overrun by creepy crawlers. No spiders (thankfully), but if the number of other bugs are any indication, they were overrun by something else entirely. “I think it’s safe to assume they’re dead,” Bones says, backing away from a large bug crawling into their direction, “can we go?” “No,” Jim says, “we should find their bodies at least.” “Just for the record, if any of you gets bitten by anything, I’m not saving you,” Bones scolds, following after the two of them scouting the area for survivors.
A distress signal from other crew members indicate trouble ahead, and Jim makes them retrace their steps until they find them. Two dead, one still alive, but he’s not looking good. “What happened here?” Bones asks, kneeling down next to the survivor. His skin looks red and painful, multiple sting wounds on his arms and legs. A scorpion like creature rushes out through the sand, and before they can do anything about it, it stings Spock’s leg. “Spock! Christ,” Jim says, aiming his phaser at the creature and shooting it, but the creature moves fast. Bones doesn’t aim well, so rather than shooting the thing, the moment it comes close enough, Bones just… kicks it, and then turns his attention to Spock. “Are you okay? We don’t know how venomous these things are,” he says, instantly his worried self instead of the whole ‘I’m not healing you’- attitude he had before. “You kicked it,” Jim says, small smile on his face, “that’s pretty badass.” “Shut up and help me, let’s go find shelter so I can take a look at the sting wound,” Bones replies, though Jim is clearly still amused when they make it to a small cave. “Who knew you’d kick like Gary Anderson? That’s impressive.” “What does that even mean?”
Once inside the cave, Bones helps Spock sit down and he pushes his pants up. The sting looks red and painful, and Bones replaces his phaser for his tricorder. “Don’t go wandering off,” Bones warns Jim, who walks a little deeper into the cave. “I feel fine,” Spock assures Bones. “For now,” Bones replies, “because the venom hasn’t spread yet. You know scorpions use their venom to paralyze their prey, right? We gotta get you back to med.” “I feel fine,” Spock insists, ignoring the doctor cursing through gritted teeth as the Vulcan gets back up on his feet, though very unstably so, and Bones sits him back down on his feet. “You’re done,” he says, calling out to Scotty to beam Spock up and send him straight to med bay.
“How did you even get up there?” Bones asks, finding Jim stuck in a spiderweb above the ground. “I found the research team. They’re very dead,” Jim says and him struggling in that sticky web only causes him to get more stuck. “Scotty, can you just beam us out of here?” Bones asks. “I detect three life forms,” Scotty replies, “I cannae distinguish between you and the other one.” “What other one?” Bones asks, though he quickly finds out. Because a giant spider crawls down from the ceiling, making its way to Jim quickly. Jim reaches out for his phaser, but his arms are stuck in webbing. “Bones,” Jim says slowly, eight eyes looming at the captain as he rapidly crawls closer. Bones aims his phaser, but he’s not great at aiming, and it only briefly scares the spider away. Then, it makes its way towards Jim again. “Bones,” Jim repeats, just getting himself more stuck the more he struggles. “Hold your breath,” Bones says, rummaging through his bag until he finds a makeshift vinegar bomb. He throws it, and it showers both Jim and the spider in the incredible stench of vinegar, but that does the trick, for now. Rather than killing the spider, Bones uses his phaser to shoot Jim down to the floor so they can make a run for it.
“A vinegar bomb?” Jim asks once they’re back in med bay. “Spiders don’t like vinegar,” Bones replies, shrugging lightly, “when Spock said I was going to be beamed down to a planet with gigantic spiders, I prepared. Something both of you should be doing more often,” he adds. Jim stands next to him, holding Spock’s hand while Bones works on getting the poison out of Spock’s body. Spock looks pale and uncomfortable, and Bones throws him an unsympathetic smile. “So you kicked a scorpion and bombed a spider,” Spock says. “I became a doctor to save lives,” Bones replies, “not take them. Even if that includes creepy crawlies.” “If I may use a term with which you both are familiar,” Spock says, “that is quite bad ass.” “Hmm,” Bones agrees. Jim leans in, kissing Bones’ cheek. “Such a brave-” “You need to shut your mouth and take a shower,” Bones scolds, “and next time you two better listen when I tell you breaking routine is bad luck.” “Of course, doctor,” Spock says, and he leans in for a kiss to Bones’ other cheek. It lifts Bones’ mood only slightly, even when he knows fully well that Spock and Jim will just run head first into trouble again on their next mission.
I have always had this headcanon that everyone thinks Enjolras is really serious about not partaking in drinking and drugs and stuff but one morning Courf finds Enjolras smoking a cigarette while half hanging out the bathroom window.
Fortunately for Enjolras, Courf had come to retrieve the bag of crisps he had hidden in the medecine cabinet. Ferre has strictly prohibited those, doctor’s order cause Courf’s cholesterol is rocketing sky high these days. So they share a look, both caught red-handed and in unisson :
omg a modern-day youtuber au. jim vlogs, does comedy skits, and also plays scary games (which is what he's most known for). spock does makeup reviews, tutorials for (non-volatile) science experiments, and neat math games, tricks, and walk-throughs for the more difficult stuff. bones doesn't have one, but shows up in their videos anyway. they collaborate a lot together. jim's most popular video is of all three of them playing five nights at freddy's w face cam. bones fell out of his chair ;)
The first time Bones shows up in one of their videos, it’s mostly coincidental. Spock is in the living room because the lighting works better there. He’s just casually talking about MAC’s new mascara line when Bones just passes by behind him. He’s pulling on his leather jacket, and grabbing an apple from the fruit bowl. “I’m off to work,” he says, kissing Spock’s cheek, “tell Jim I said hi, okay?” “Of course,” Spock says. He doesn’t edit Bones’ brief visit out of the video, and so his first online appearance is made.
“Jim, I’m not sure this is a good idea,” Spock says. He’s filming Jim standing on the kitchen table – that’s something that can honestly only go wrong. The ceiling fan is spinning on full speed, and Jim looks awfully determined to do something stupid. “What’s the worst that could happen?” Jim asks, and Spock raises an eyebrow. “You could get seriously hurt,” he replied. “I’ll be fine,” Jim says. Honestly, Spock doesn’t know why Jim insists on doing stupid stunts and getting hurt doing so. Jim probably doesn’t even know, either. Jim gets enough subscribers just based on video games, but he insists on jumping off high things, or, in this case, jump headfirst into a spinning ceiling fan because he made a bet with one of his viewers. Spock also films Bones when he stitches the back of Jim’s head afterwards. “Got anything to say to the audience?” Jim asks to Bones. He looks pained, even though he’s grinning when Bones sits behind him and fixes him up. “Yeah,” Bones says, briefly glancing at Spock’s phone as he films, “don’t try this stupidity at home. Also don’t date a complete idiot.”
Bones shows up in videos more often from that moment on, and people are asking for him. So he assists Spock in this video where he’s manipulating electricity, and they make a smartphone hologram together. He plays against Jim in a game called Ultimate Chicken Horse - and Jim’s views skyrocket when Bones presses a kiss to Jim’s neck to distract him from winning.
He’s requested to join in Spock and Jim’s videos more often, but because Bones works fulltime (and then some), and he’s tired when he comes home, he doesn’t always comply to those requests. He’s in almost all of Jim’s vlogs, though. Jim films them on the couch - Bones’ back pressed against Spock’s chest and he’s quietly napping while Spock’s working on crossword puzzles. They’re always just short, uninteresting videos, but they are somehow very popular.
Jim often shows up in Spock’s videos, too. They race through a maths exam, which proves that Jim is also incredibly smart - even if Spock finishes it slightly faster. Spock does a make-up tutorial and uses Jim’s face doing so. Bones is his next victim, and even Bones just sits down and lets Spock do his job.
Because make-up is literally Spock’s job, and he vlogs about being on a movie set because he’s doing the makeup for the stars of the movie. The vlogs are destined to Jim and Bones, mostly, because he’s on set for the full three weeks they are scheduled to shoot. Jim responds with a vlog of the two of them at home. Bones is going through medical reports, Jim is distracting him with messages from and to Spock, and he’s forcing himself in Bones’ personal space - as usual, until Bones responds to the camera and says just a quick “good luck on set, darlin’.”
In Spock’s absence, Bones joins Jim playing video games. Bones has agreed to join Jim for a full playthrough on this game called Outlast, though he has no knowledge of what this game is all about. Pretty much immediately after the first jump scare, however, he regrets promising to sit through the whole game. Jim is tensed while playing, he’s on edge and he’s just saying “I’m so scared,” but it has nothing on Bones. Bones’ hand is on Jim’s arm, his shoulder, the arm rest of his chair. And as soon as they have to run from the first bad guy, Bones is just yelling at Jim - not at the game. “Get in the fucking vent, Jim. The vent! Do I need to fucking spell that out for you?!” “Bones, you’re stressing me out more than the game does!” Jim counters, simultaneously annoyed and amused. The first video ends when they die a gruesome death after having been chased, and Bones just yanks his headphones off. “No. I did not sign up for this.” He says, and like that, he walks out of Jim’s room. Jim glances at the door as it slams shut, and then back in the camera. “Check in for part 2 soon,” he says with a smirk. It’s one of the most watched videos on Jim’s channel from then on, and Bones begrudgingly agrees to continue.
But not all is always so great, because Bones has a stressful job, and he doesn’t always understand the obsession his two boyfriends have with just uploading every moment of their lives to YouTube. The morning after Spock’s returned, Jim and Spock quietly shoot a vlog together - which mostly consists of a few kisses and soft “I’m so happy you’re back”, while Bones is still asleep. When he wakes up, though, and he sees a camera, he just groans and turns his back to them. “Bones, don’t you have anything to say about Spock’s return?” Jim asks. “Yeah,” Bones says, “but not to the fucking camera. I was working til midnight last night and I’m hungover- I don’t need everything filmed right now.”
It’s fine. It’s understandable. Jim and Spock leave the bedroom to instead film in the kitchen. Or, Jim films while Spock prepares breakfast for the three of them. “Bones and I are playing the Outlast DLC tonight,” Jim explains, “and the three of us are gonna do a Let’s Play of Five Nights of Freddy’s tomorrow. I don’t think we can convince Bones to do any more horror afterwards. It’s not really his thing,” Jim says, and Spock chuckles softly. “He can sleep in between us tonight,” he says with a small smile, and Jim nods. “Sounds good to me.”
Bones’ presence in Jim’s videos is hilarious. Because Bones is on edge all the time. He’s literally watching through his fingers, and he absolutely freaks out during the DLC. “Jim, do something!” “This is a cut scene, Bones. I literally can’t-” “Do something! I’m a doctor and that is not how you do surgery– Jim!” Now, Jim is grossed out at everything the main character has to endure, but Bones is literally either standing on his chair or standing behind it - as if that’s going to make the game more bearable. “I hate you for putting me through this,” Bones says, slouches back down in his chair eventually, and Jim laughs. “You love me,” he says, and Bones only huffs.
Jim admires Spock from the couch while he’s doing a live Q&A for his audience on science and math questions. And he seems to have little trouble answering every question thrown at him. Spock’s so incredibly intelligent, it almost seems a shame he’s not chasing a career in either fields instead of a makeup artist, but at the end of the day, Spock knows what he enjoys doing professionally. All the nerdy stuff’s just a hobby. Bones passes by Spock, kissing him just briefly. “See you tonight,” Bones says, and Spock nods. “Don’t be late, we’re shooting tonight.” “Yeah, yeah.” Bones says, waving Spock off before kissing Jim goodbye, too.
And he’s there, on time. Bones is fine until all three of them sit in that dark room and Jim holds the controller while the other two sit with him. Spock doesn’t seem too affected by horror games. Honestly, the way Bones gets startled every time one of those animatronics jumps out at them scares Spock more than the actual game. And Jim is really trying to win, because he’s not into losing and because he wants to make it through all the nights to see what happens at the end. But his own attention span gets in the way of concentrating on the game, and so he keeps losing and Bones keeps jumping. Eventually, he jumps far and hard enough to topple backwards with his chair. “I’m so done with this shit,” Bones says, getting up from the ground with Spock’s help, “my heart literally hurts, I can’t do this. I hate both of you.” He snarls at them before leaving the room. Spock turns to Jim worriedly. “Do you think we broke him?” “Nah,” Jim says, leaning back in his chair, “he’ll suffer through Outlast 2 with us when it’s released, because he loves us. Plus, we’ll make it up to him tonight.” He finishes, shooting the camera just a short, meaningful smirk, before stopping the recording.
no but have you considered an au in which demon!combeferre and angel!courfeyrac are both assigned to influence enjolras who could really go one way or the other
and they both kind of fail terribly at their jobs but only because they get swept up in enjolras’ cause, in his life, because they’ve never seen a human like him; he burns (though they’re never quite sure if it’s with heavenly light or hellfire)
the two of them hating each other at first but bonding over mutual exasperation with The Powers That Be and because it’s a lot easier to stop enjolras from getting himself killed if they tag-team
i mean, just
angel!courfeyrac being a sneaky little bastard and not technically breaking any rules, because he is watching over enjolras and does perform the occasional miracle. besides, it doesn’t count as allowing enjolras to sin if he never actually gives him explicit permission, right? right?
demon!combeferre who’s just so bored with the good/evil binary and is clever enough to figure out loopholes for the both of them, figuring misdeeds and crimes done for the good of all mankind are still technically sins
angel!courfeyrac who loves all of humanity (as angels are wont to do) and makes no show of hiding that love (‘courfeyrac, I thought heaven had some strict rules regarding chastity among your kind’ 'well, yes, but they’re somewhat fuzzier on the subject of foreplay’)
demon!combeferre who is fascinated with all of creation and humanity, who spends hours at a time locked away, nose buried in a book ('you would not believe the garbage Hell passes off as literature- all propaganda and ignorant prose- now this, this is literature’)
demon!combeferre and angel!courfeyrac having fondly exasperated griping sessions about enjolras’ latest hijinks and placing bets on how many days until they have to save his ass again (it goes unspoken that the two of them would give literally anything to keep their friend safe)
demon!combeferre and angel!courfeyrac staying up until sunrise (not like either of them actually sleeps, anyway) discussing philosophy and ethics and humanity’s interpretation of the divine and exactly how long it’ll take for the entire species to self-destruct
demon!combeferre and angel!courfeyrac having inside jokes from thousands of years in the past or about the ridiculous things humans do
demon!combeferre and angel!courfeyrac conversing in ancient forgotten languages (courfeyrac says it’s pretentious and unnecessary but secretly likes having something special just between the two of them)
Phasma knows everything
about Hux and Kylo, and has since they all first met. Specifically,
she’s always known that Kylo is Leia’s son and never gave a shit; for
her, ties of the blood are meaningless compared to those made by
Kylo is achingly gentle
in bed. Like, painfully so. He doesn’t give any thought to people he
has no connection with, but Hux and Phasma are people he loves and
adores. He’s terrified that he doesn’t know his own physical strength
and since both Hux and Phasma are Force-blind they wouldn’t be able
to protect themselves if he pushed too hard (nevermind that Hux is an
expert in pressure points and Phasma could easily take him down
without batting an eye). It takes them a long time to convince Kylo
that they can take whatever he gives, and that they can fight back if
it gets to be too much.
Favorite body parts –
Phasma: Hux’s jaw, Kylo’s lips. Hux: Phasma’s eyes, Kylo’s nose.
Kylo: Phasma’s shoulders, Hux’s hair.
Phasma has eyerolls
down to an art. Thanks to her helmet, she’s perfected her eyeroll
with Kylo and Hux’s unknowing help. It’s one of her favorite way to
tease them, because they can feel when she does it, but neither can
call her on it (especially in public). She usually does it when they’re arguing or baiting each other, so when they know she’s rolling her eyes at them, they stop bickering immediately.
mcspirk in the time while the uss enterprise is rebuild and they do lots of stuff together like visiting museums, sightseeing or long movie nights?
All three of them want to do different things. They have plenty of time to do literally everything they want to do, but that doesn’t mean they don’t bicker about who gets to drag the others out first. “Let’s go to the tallest skyscraper and jump out,” Jim says. “Why would we ever want to do that?” Bones counters. “The gravity will just make us float to the next building, it’ll be fun.” Jim says, and he’s mostly joking, of course. Bones rubs his temples nonetheless. “You have learned absolutely nothing from the times you’ve almost died.” He says, and Jim laughs. He throws his arms around Bones’ shoulders, hands sliding up over his neck to Bones’ face and he pulls him in for a kiss. “The tallest skyscraper’s supposed to have a restaurant and a casino. It’ll be fun,” Jim says. "Casino sounds okay,“ Bones agrees, “but the more you say ‘it’ll be fun’ the less I believe it will be.” "Actually, I would like to suggest an alternative use of our afternoon,” Spock says, and Bones watches him walk out of the bathroom. Shirtless, towel around his waist, and right there and then - Bones doesn’t really care what it is Spock wants, he just agrees to it before Jim has a chance to convince him otherwise.
He regrets that decision almost immediately afterwards, because Spock has found the most boring museum in the entire station. Nothing wrong with a bit of history, but Bones is bored after the first movie of how York Town came to be. Jim’s following Spock, mostly playing games on his PADD. Clearly bored out of his mind after having read most things once briefly. Spock takes two hours to read every detail, watch every screen, and look at every nook and every corner.
Mostly, though, they’re actually just working. Even though they’re not out on their new year-long mission just yet, they’re kept busy by the Federation. Jim spends a lot of time with high admirals, going through his older logs, writing reports and analyzing potential threats for York Town and the federation as a whole. It’s a good way for Jim to really find out what his admiral’s job would have been like, and he’s happy he has turned it down to stay with his crew. By the end of the day Jim slumps down on the couch and spends time with his boyfriends until the artificial sunrise makes them go through the same routine all over again.
Spock joins a research team based here. He’s just collecting, sampling, and analyzing materials they receive and he finds it fascinating. He even joins on a full week expedition to a nearby planet to research fossils found there. When he’s not doing that, the Federation keeps him busy in a similar fashion to Jim.
Bones teaches. He’s some honorary guest lecturer who scares the crap out of the medical students because of his angry and intimidating demeanor. Bones is also in charge of updating all of the crew’s medical records and making sure all medical supplies are ordered, stocked, and ready for departure.
The next time they have a day off together, Jim is in charge and it’s a wild ride. They visit an old arcade and Jim kicks their asses on all shooting games, but Bones is surprisingly skillful on those old fashioned arcades. Jim shouldn’t be surprised. He watches Bones stand behind Spock, one arm around Spock’s waist and the other hand holding Spock’s, and he’s showing him the ropes with these games in the cheesiest way possible. Jim loves seeing Spock and Bones bicker and flirt - and this is a sight he does not mind at all. After the arcade, Jim first takes them out to a delicious fast food diner, and he’s made sure there’s a vegan option for Spock available before taking them there. Then, they go up to the roof of the tallest skyscraper and spend most of the night and a lot of their salary in the casino. All of them lose most games, but Jim considers his night a big win when Bones gets in a fight with some guy who’s supposedly cheating. They get kicked out after Spock joins in to defend him, and then Jim does, too.
Jim expects Bones to take them to the medical museum - or whatever. He has mentioned it a couple of times but Jim’s always groaned at the suggestion. Now that it’s Bones’ time to take them out, though, he fully expects that to happen. Instead, Bones takes them to a small space museum that fascinates both Spock and Jim alike. There’s a newly opened exhibit on the USS Franklin, the Battle for York Town, and the Enterprise crew. “Look at that, my outfit’s here,” Jim says, pointing at the blue survival suits. “I can’t believe I have my own section in a museum,” Jim adds, just looking curiously (and somewhat smugly) at his own hologram. “Yeah, the hero of York Town. Not like we helped in any way, or saved your life multiple times doing so.” Bones points out with a grin, and Jim smiles. “Green’s not a good color on you, babe.” “I’m not jealous, I’m just saying.” Bones replies, and Jim kisses his cheek. “What’s next, medical museum?”
It’s not. Bones takes them to a cozy restaurant, and then to Jim’s favorite bar. They spend most of the night just talking, laughing, and being in each other’s company. And rather than taking a teleporter back to their quarters, Spock suggests a walk back. They watch the artificial skies turn from their blues into a darkness that allows the stars around them to be visible. “Why didn’t you choose the medical museum and take us to watch the old fashioned movies you enjoy so much?” Spock asks curiously. “Yeah, the ones who are so old most of our TVs can’t even play them anymore,” Jim agrees with a grin. Bones shrugs. “I didn’t really care about the things we did, I just wanted to do something. So I looked up things you’d both enjoy.”
They catch up on movies most nights, and Jim mostly falls asleep in between the two of them when he does. He never really remembers making it back to bed but he’s always there in the morning when they leave for work. And most of the time during breakfast Spock just informs him on what happened in the movie after he nodded off. Bones isn’t so much a morning person and he’s not often there to join them in for breakfast. Spock has to lure him in with coffee after he’s finished with his own breakfast, but after Bones has woken up mentally too, they spend a quiet 20 minutes just getting ready to leave. It’s so mundane, but it’s also the nicest thing in the world.
And by the time the Enterprise is ready, the three of them feel so rested. Despite the work hours put in by the federation, and despite some sleepless nights where they watch Bones’ favorite movies, or go to a bar Jim wanted to go to, or that one night they get locked into a museum because Spock kept them on the upper floor too long with his reading habits. They are rested, and they’re ready for the journey ahead of them. Jim sits down in the captain’s chair and Spock takes his position at his station. Bones stands just next to Jim’s chair, as always, and Jim smiles widely. “Ready?” Bones asks, and Jim nods. “With you guys, always.”