(I’ve never written Office fic before but I was feeling inspired. ohmyohpioneer, happy belated birthday. Hope you enjoy this Jam thing.)
AU where Jim went to Stamford but never came back to Scranton.
AU where Jim told Pam he was in love her and her face fell (because he was ruining it, why couldn’t they just - stay, stay like this, stay pretending, living this half - why did he have to say something and mess it all up?) and she said something about friendship and he wanted to be more than that and apologized for misinterpreting their friendship (but they both knew there was no misinterpretation) and then he was gone -
And then he kissed her (and she kissed him back - was as active in what happened in the office at his desk because she’s an idiot who wanted to still be close to him, or something, opting to call her mom from his desk rather than hers) and -
You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to do that.
(Except she does know. Because she’s wanted it, too.)
But she can’t and she’s really gonna marry him, and, for the second time, that night, Jim leaves.
(And then he really leaves.)