Imagine the crew doing a secret santa and Bones is grumbling under his breath about getting Spock instead of Scotty because he knows what to get Scotty, but Spock is going to be impossible. It takes him a few minutes to realize Jim isn’t teasing him about it and he looks over only to see Jim’s very concerned face.
“I have no idea what to get this person. I know what I’d want to get them, but I doubt they’d want it.”
Bones just cocks and eyebrow at Jim and rolls his eyes. “Jim, anything you give someone is going to be so genuinely thoughtful that they won’t care if they already have ten of them. Just go with what feels right. Now, help me figure out what you get an elf for christmas.”
Jim snorts at the insult, but doesn’t bring up his secret santa until christmas day.
To say the least, Bones is surprised by the passionate kiss Jim lands on him right in front of everyone. Jim just grins when Bones, a little breathless and fighting back a smile says, “See. I told you you’d do fine.”