Headcanon :: Dogs
When Leonard was growing up, he was constantly surrounded by animals. McCoy Plantation was small, but that didn’t keep them from owning a few chickens, a sow, and a couple horses.
And Dogs. Lots of Dogs.
Len can’t rightly remember how many there were, but he knew it’d been enough to be considered a ‘pack.’ The doctor’s entire childhood was superimposed with the constant presence of wet noses under his hand and the rank heat of panting tongues licking his face. More than just working animals or pets, the dogs that lived in the McCoy Household were Leonard’s constant companions. His friends.
In the summer, the dogs jumped off Sawmill ridge into the Thompson’s pond, following Len into water so deep and cold, it was a wonder they didn’t all drown. In the winter, they huddled with him near the stone hearth in their farmhouse, sharing the heat trapped under their thick coats. If Leonard closed his eyes and breathed deep, he could still recall the ozone and earth smell of them, his Dogs….
He misses it more than he cares to admit.
Starfleet has been an excellent way to start over, to find a new life when everything he’d ever valued had gone to shit…..
But Bones can’t help wishing, sometimes… when it’s late and he’s so tired that his hand hangs off the side of his chair…
for the companionship of a Good Dog.
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- what she says: i'm fine
- what she means: bones said fuck you to the system so he could get jim kirk on board and i'm still not over that
Headcanon: Bones learned to speak Vulcan fluently over the years, but he used a lot of ancient Vulcan mixed in to be able to describe and express emotion the way he wanted to while using the language.
One Year || askbonesmccoy & drmbenga
"She sounds wise." The doctor didn’t really like his hands to be idle for too long so he knew the feeling.
M’Benga eyed the cards with a brow raised in curiosity. It definitely would be a good distraction. Besides, all the chess boards were taken though he didn’t think Leonard would really want to play anyway. Geoff wasn’t a good chess player anyway so it was likely for the best. He hadn’t played gin before though he had heard its name a few times in relation to other card games. Shouldn’t be that difficult if it was a classic.
"The only card games I’ve ever played were solitaire, Go Fish and Hearts. I guess it’s as good a time as any to learn."
Bones glanced up from rearranging his cards in his hand, snorting in disbelief, “…Go Fish? Who were you playin’ Go Fish with?” Pointing a finger at the pile of facedown cards waiting for Geoff’s attention, the doctor added, “…this is a little more complicated than that, but it’s not hard. Let me give you a quick’n’dirty run down.”
Holding up his hand, Leonard displayed the backs of his cards, fanned out neatly in his palm, “…we both get ten cards t’start. There’s a draw pile, and a discard pile.” Flipping over the top card from the stack of remaining playing cards, he set it face up between them. Pointing to it, Bones added, “You can draw any card from the discard pile, but you’ll have to take all the cards above the one y’want if you do so. The object of the game is t’combine the cards in yer hand into sets.” He paused, mentally casting about for a comparison, “….Like Poker, right? Four of a Kind, Royal Flush, even a run of cards belongin’ to the same set.”
Leonard pursed his lips, wondering if he was just making this sound confusing. He’d never professed himself to be much of a teacher. “….You earn points by arranging yer cards into sets, and whoever has the most points when one of us runs out of playable cards in their hand… they’re the winner.”
So basically, nothing like Go Fish.
Shrugging, the CMO shot M’Benga a rueful smirk and rearranged his cards once more, “…you mentioned my grandmomma sounding wise… she was more’n that. She was a card shark if I ever saw one.” And Lord knew, she tried ot teach Leonard all she could.
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