This series took over my life for two days. It kept me up til ridiculous o’clock because I could not put it down. It’s a long one and takes a little while to get into their relationship and their stories, but I quite like that. We see Jim as others see him at first, and as he and Bones grow to know and trust each other we peel back the layers. As is obvious from the summary, Joanna features prominently in this fic and she is just a cutie-pie. I loved her in it. Anyway, I recommend this one highly.
With thanks to winchesterassbut for the rec!
Leonard McCoy moves his life and his daughter across the country to San Francisco for a job opportunity that will allow him to pursue his research and raise Joanna. Fully immersed in his life as a single father, he’s not looking for, nor expecting, the interest and attention from his daughter’s kindergarten teacher, Jim Kirk. Jim offers Leonard a connection he’d been missing, and helps Joanna realize her potential. Together, they learn more about themselves and each other, developing and changing personally and as a couple, and over the course of their relationship their concept of “family” evolves.
Approx 351,000 words