Pretty Woman || Jim & Bones
"Drop what?" He’s frowning again, clearly Bones was in on the prank too and that made Jim sigh, inch himself back a little. Out of everyone who Jim thought would find upsetting him funny, Bones was the one who he hadn’t expected. Though his head whipped up when quarters were brought up. "Yeah, we can do it in my quarters later if you want. The usual price. Do you want anything special this time, Bonesy?" He’s leaning in, pressing kisses along the man’s throat purely because it’s there and he can.
"We have?" They hadn’t spoken once about being boyfriends or whatever Bones implying they were. The mention of them being serious had Jim gaping, scrambling off of his lap and staring at him. This was getting old, tiring even. He’s pinching the bridge of his nose before sighing. "Whatever you want Bones. I’ll see you at my quarters after shift, when you’re ready?"
Something is not right. Sure, Jim plays a good act, but Leonard knows him well enough to see past most of the jokes. So as Jim frowns, actually looks dishearten– as he sighs in frustration too– Leonard gets a feeling right down to his bones that something is differently wrong. That feeling only worsens when Jim speaks and leans in to pleasure his throat. “Jim, please no more games––”
In seconds Jim had gone from the hunter to the fox, wide-eyed and skitish as he stands near the door. He looks tired too, and all Leonard wants is to understand why. Why was he pretending to be a prostitute? Why was he pretending that the last thing that he and Leonard were was a couple? It made zero sense, but then Leonard reminds himself that they are in the dark and dangerous depths of space, and nothing really is unexpected. Jim – the Jim he knows – would never put on an act and hurt his feelings. Jim’s got too much heart to do that, so Leonard’s only option is to go with the craziest idea. “Jim, I need you to answer something truthfully, even if it’s gonna ruin your little rouse if you have to break character. Darlin’, … do you honestly believe you are a prostitute right now?”