Jim knows something's wrong when M'Benga requests his presence in sickbay over the comm. With a gutted look at Spock he jumps out of the captain's chair and into the turbo lift, barely letting the doors open completely before he's running through Deck 5.
When he arrives M'Benga meets him with sad eyes and slumped shoulders.
At the biobed weak clicks are the only signs of life. Bones isn't gone, but he will be. His best friend and lover lies dying before him, slipping away.
Jim closes his eyes and fights for control. He leans down and kisses cold lips.