Pairing: James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy
Length: 22,561 words
Categories: Friendship, Academy Era
Summary: When Leonard shows up at Starfleet Academy, he wonders just how drunk he was when he met with the recruiter. He has no friends, misses his kid, and if drowning his sorrows doesn't kill him, PT will. Then he meets Jim Kirk again.
Notes: Leonard McCoy will always have my heart, doesn't matter which incarnation. I found Bones' alcoholism and his dealing with his depression shed some great light on his character. My heart aches for McCoy because I knew how McCoy was feeling dealing with how his depression made him intimidating to everyone that actively prevent you from trying to form connections. I love how Jim and Bones grow into their friendship were becoming close help relieve some of their real life pains even though there is bumps along the way.
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