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[ST Fic Rec]: "I'm Just A Jealous Guy" by londondrowning

TITLE: I'm Just A Jealous Guy
AUTHOR: londondrowning
AUTHOR'S LJ NAME: [info]londondrowning
FANDOM: Star Trek AOS
PAIRING: Kirk/McCoy
OTHER PAIRINGS: Spock/Uhura
GENRES: slash, angst, friends with benefits, jealousy
WARNINGS: none
CONTAINS: *jealous!Bones, sexual tension, feels*
RATING: PG-13 (Yep, no smut. Shocking, isn't it? XD)
TIME FRAME: post Star Trek 2009
WORDS: approx 3,276
SUMMARY: “Leonard McCoy is thirty-one and he’s too fucking old to be anybody’s jealous boyfriend.” (Given by the author.)

QUOTE:
It all sounds brilliant in theory. A few months spent watching Jim and Spock grow into friendship is an entirely different story.

The way they move around each other, all the unspoken trust, the faith. Reading each other’s body language, the jokes - okay, so Spock’s more a “will occasionally make a wry comment” sort of person, but still. The easy, assumed intimacy is something that took McCoy and Jim ages to grow into, and for Spock and Jim, it’s coming as easily as breathing. It’s not sexual because it doesn’t need to be, it’s transcended that.

Leonard McCoy is thirty-one and he’s too fucking old to be anybody’s jealous boyfriend.

It’s just.

He was the one strapped into that fucking deathtrap shuttlecraft with Jim on day one. He was in the Academy with Jim for three years. He’s the one Jim’s gone drinking with and subsequently puked all over, crammed for finals with, had meals with, gone through simulations with. Jim’s helped him get over his instinctive panic every time the ship leaves atmo, taught him to shut down his doctor’s brain with its endless repetition about all the gruesome ways there are to die in space.

They’ve lived in the same dorm, they’ve laughed together, argued and teased and yelled and fucked. They’ve been best friends for three years, lovers for two and some change, and if they’ve never committed, never been exactly exclusive, there’s something there, something that’s kept them both coming back.

McCoy’s never been in a hurry to put a label on anything after the epic implosion that was his marriage, and Jim is….well, he’s Jim. And that’s fine. They’ve never demanded any more than the other gave freely.

Whatever he and Jim would call themselves, though, it’s beside the point. Jim’s changed him. From the minute he picked the last empty seat on the shuttlecraft and warned the only other guy not in uniform that he might throw up all over him, he’s been changing, and he likes the person he’s become over the years. Who Jim is and what he means to McCoy, it’s shaped him, it’s made him someone new. This has been the defining friendship of his life.

Is it so goddamn much to want to be the defining friendship of Jim’s in return?

WHY I LIKE THAT FIC:
This fic is superb! No, really, it is! You just should drop everything you're doing and read it. Jim and Bones are so well-written, so spot-on here. It's absolutely wonderful!

You see, Bones and Jim are friends with benefits. But then Bones learns about Jim's destined friendship with Spock, and things change. Watching Spock and Jim's friendship evolve makes him jealous.

It's gorgeous, this fic! I loved the pacing, the voices, simply everything. It's a precious little fic I'll definitely reread lots of times.

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