I bet Bones is the sweetest, kindest person in medbay. And I bet everyone on the ship knows that and loves it. I bet you could just go to him after having a shit day or a fight with a friend or significant other and he would, without question, gently put a hand on your elbow and guide you to a private bed with those privacy curtains and instead of coming back with a hypo he would come back with something warm to drink and it’s always your favorite because Bones just knows these things about the crew because he’s the doctor and because he cares. And he’ll leave you there and not say a word if you just cry or if you leave when you’re better without a word. And I bet everyone has had days like that on the ship and everyone just knows how Bones is and at first it was sort of a shock when his face softened and he mumbled out in that Georgian drawl about how he used to be like this back home with his “ma” or something else personal, but, after being on ship with him for so long, it’s normal and a comfort and Bones is this staple and Jim knows it and appreciates it beyond words because they would fall apart without Bones, they really would.