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Fic: Problem Solved, Kirk/McCoy, G

Title: Problem Solved
Author: caitri
Rating: G
Pairings: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 529
Summary: Bones proves himself to be technologically competent. A Common Grounds ficlet written for amine_eyes.
Disclaimer: I know this may come as a shock, but I am not, amazing as it may seem, Gene Roddenberry, J.J. Abrams, Paramount or Bad Robot. Just so you know.

“Uh, Bones?”

Leonard tries not to wince at Jim’s half-apologetic query. The only time his boyfriend sounds like that is when he knows, or at least thinks, he’s done something to upset Leonard.

Sometimes he was right, like the time he had an argument with Jocelyn over the phone about whether or not Joanna was old enough to go see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (the men thought no, but Jocelyn had told Jo they would take her to see it anyway, which led to an awkward discussion and a mutinous six year old). Sometimes he was wrong, like the time he had broken a pair of plates during Leonard’s move into Jim’s duplex (he could’ve cared less about the dishes—he wasn’t even certain as to their origins, anyway; with any luck they had been Jocelyn’s and that was why she’d “given” them to him).

“Yeah, Jim?” he calls back. The other man is in the second bedroom that usually operates as a home office and, for a few weekends out of the year anyway, as Joanna’s bedroom.

“Uh…I think I broke your computer.”

That stops Leonard short. “That’s impossible,” he says as joins Jim. “It’s a dinosaur, it’s not going to die unless we have another ice age.” It’s true, too; it’s his old desktop PC, dated 1998. It had languished in storage until the move, at which point they had resurrected it with the vague idea of updating the parts and using it for computer games, but mostly it gets used as a word processor.

“Well guess what, it’s not a dinosaur then, it’s Ötzi the Iceman,” Jim says dryly. “I booted it up and it’s not doing anything.”

“Huh,” Leonard says intelligently. “Okay then. Scoot.” Jim obligingly gets out of the computer chair, which Leonard then sits in.

“I’ve got a couple of school files on there, too,” Jim says ruefully. “D’you think my prof will buy the ‘my computer ate my homework’ excuse?”

Leonard snorts dubiously as he checks the cable connections. “Serve you right, teach you the importance of backing up your—oh,” he finishes in a different tone. “Look at that.” He holds up the adapted zip drive that was still stuck in the hard drive. “Wanna bet it was trying to boot from there instead of the C drive?”

Jim looks cautiously hopeful. “Here’s hoping?”

“Let’s try.” Leonard boots the computer up again, and it obligingly runs through its start-up program, then displaying the login screen where either of them can log into. Jim selects “ATallShip” and types in his password quickly. The machine whirrs thoughtfully, and his demotivational poster I can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome I am appears.

“Baby,” Jim says in a low, serious tone, “have I ever told you how hot computer geeks are?”

Leonard laughs. “I hardly think that would count as being a computer geek, but if you insist—“ He’s interrupted by Jim’s ecstatic kiss, a kiss which quickly turns heated.

“I do insist,” Jim says when they come up for air, and pushes Leonard to the spare bed, where he does just that, at length and with great enthusiasm.


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Dec. 18th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
Very nice! I agree with Jim, computer geek!Leonard is very hot!
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
I wish he was irl. That would be awesome. :D
Dec. 18th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
Damn right computer geeks are sexy. XD This was lovely, bb. BTW, I ♥ this series in case I've never told you. :)
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
I <3 you. It seriously thrills me how much people like this series. :D :D :D
Dec. 18th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Just delightful!
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hee, glad you liked it!!!
Dec. 18th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Like I said, I freakin' love you :D
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
I <3 you too, bb!!!!
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oooooh. Oooooooooooooooh. XD XD This was adorable, bb.

Also, I see what you did there with the fade to black. *eyes you*
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm saving my porn!energy up for fallen!angel!virgin!Bones. YOU CAN'T BLAME ME FOR THIS. ;)
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
The demotivational poster! *cracks up*
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
You KNOW he has it. :D
Dec. 18th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
I just reread Common Grounds the other day, and I'm not sure if I ever told you how much I adore it, how skittish Leonard is and how sure Jim is and how it all works out wonderfully in the end. :)

And this little ficlet is adorable. Of course Jim wouldn't be able to figure out how to fix the computer. At least he has Leonard there to save the day for him. ;)
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hee, thank you so much!! I can't get over how much people love the CGverse. And Jim is special, that is all. ;)
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
*flails, is excited* I looooove Common Grounds so much, this was a super way to wake up after my night shift! Yay!
Dec. 18th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hee, glad you enjoyed it!!! :)
Dec. 18th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Dec. 19th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks!!
Dec. 18th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
I can't say it enough: I love this verse! This is so adorable, with Leonard saving the day. :)
Dec. 19th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Awesome, thank you!!!!!
Dec. 18th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
WooHOO! Computer competence is indeed sexxay! You show him, Jim!
Dec. 19th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
*grins* I <3 your icon!
Dec. 19th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Hee, that has totally happened to me (forgetting about a disk) -- of course, it's been years. Leonard needs to upgrade his dinosaur. :-P
Dec. 19th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
The REAL question is: WHY is Jim using a ZIP drive??
Dec. 19th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAHA i have one of those.... it's a '93 that i run linux on, that this is FOOLPROOF, kinda like this fic, super awesome, thanks for sharing!!!
Dec. 19th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
Hee, glad you enjoyed it!
Dec. 19th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
Can I get in on the 'appreciation'? ;D

Super cute ficlet. Thanks for sharing!
Dec. 20th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)

*dances in joy*

see, gradually i'm catching up to your wonderfulness! :D

and hello hot geeky!Bones :D
Dec. 20th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
LOL! *hugs* I'm so glad you've emerged from the baking!!!!
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