Despite being two of the older cadets on campus, Jim and Bones are totally those friends who greet each other with pokes and soft punches, start shoving each other lightly as they walk together and sometimes even tackle each other.
Bones pokes. He’ll sneak up behind, jab the younger man’s sides and try not to laugh when Jim practically jumps two feet in the air. No matter how many times he does it, Jim never sees it coming and only glares for a moment or two before he starts chuckling too.
Jim on the other hand, he goes for the knock-you-over hug. He’ll run towards Bones and practically slam into the doctor. Bones will take a couple of steps backwards to they don’t fall over before pushing Jim off him and scold him for being such a child. That doesn’t stop Jim from doing it again the next day though.
It annoys their friends to no extent, especially since the incident where Jim had swiped Bones’ PADD from his hands, starting a wrestling match between them and ending with them nearly rolling onto the PADD Christine stored all of her textbooks on. That incident, however, goes to the back of her mind when the two of them actually starting dating.
Jim goes from surprise knock-you-over hugs to surprise kisses and interlocking his fingers with Bones’ before dragging the older man off somewhere. Bones goes from jabbing from behind to hugging from behind, sneaking up and wrapping his arms around Jim’s waist before resting his chin on his boyfriend’s shoulder. Uhura and Christine like to joke about how disgustingly cute the two of them are being and aren’t afraid of telling it straight to their faces.
One day Christine and Bones have a shift at Medical together and she catches them saying goodbye to each other. Jim’s hugging the doctor from the side and pressing short quick kisses to his cheek. Christine rolls her eyes and walks out of the room. When the doctor enters she only has one thing to say to him.
“I swear you two are so disgusting they should put a warning on your shirts.”