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Prismatic (Batch #9)
B/B Across the Table
only_more_love
Title:  Prismatic
Summary:  Fifty sentences about Booth and Brennan--together and as individuals.
Spoilers: None
Rating:   PG or K
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This piece of writing is purely mean to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.
Notes:  I promise ths is my last spam post for today. *g*

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46. Balcony

They’re sitting on the balcony of their hotel room on Paradise Island, enjoying the breeze coming off the ocean, when Brennan asks, “Do you want to have more children?” and with a pang of apprehension, she wonders if Booth’s answer and her reaction to it will be what brings their fledgling relationship to the natural death she’s always expected it to have.

47. Breaking

She no longer knows why they’re fighting, but she’s just so angry that she doesn’t dam the words: “We have nothing in common; I’m brains, and you’re heart, and I always knew we would never work,” she says, and when Booth slams out of her apartment and doesn’t return that night, Brennan begins to understand what people mean when they talk about heartbreak.

48. Bonds

While Booth is in the kitchen getting coffee for both of them, Brennan examines a photograph that sits on his desk; Parker, Booth, and two men who can only be his father and brother smile back at her, and though she still doesn’t want children, an odd ache fills her chest as she takes in the family resemblance that is etched into the faces of three generations of Booth men.

49. Weddings

They never marry – but that doesn’t stop them from bickering, laughing, and loving until the day Booth whispers, “Bones,” and closes his eyes for the last time.

50. Quiet

She misses him most at night, when the world is quiet and her hands are empty of work, and she wishes she could believe what he believed until the very end – they will meet again one day.


A/N: And with that, we've come to the end of Prismatic, at least for now. I may pick these up again at some point, but for now there are many other stories calling to be written. :) I thank every single person who read, reviewed, and/or alerted this; I appreciate your interest and support. And if you're interested in seeing any of these expanded, feel free to let me know that. As always, I can't promise anything, but I'm always interested in hearing what you think.

Be well!


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Bittersweet. It's always nice to see a project or a goal come to an end, but the two last sentences left me feeling sad (just as they were meant to). Makes me think of my mortality and that of my loved ones.

Thanks for sharing,

Piper

pipergirl07 wrote exactly the way I feel about this series, too.

Thanks; this was terrific.

Random crash: what a beautiful icon :)

Your writing is so moving, with one sentence (49) you've managed to make me cry.

I really liked this project but I look forward to all your other writing ventures. :)

Oh. These are so sadly beautiful. I can't believe Booth couldn't even talk her into the JP's office. Oh well. At least they were together to the end.

waaah...that's sad! Good but sad.

They never marry – but that doesn’t stop them from bickering, laughing, and loving until the day Booth whispers, “Bones,” and closes his eyes for the last time.

*sobs*

But I love that you see this future for them - and the realness of them arguing and so on - they so would :)

I've loved these little snippets from you :)

These are all lovely -- the last two are especially beautiful and sad and tug at heartstrings.

Thanks so much for this whole series of sentences, I've loved reading them and delighted at how much emotion you're able to put into such a small amount of words! :)

Ohmigosh, these were so good...my heart just broke a little more with each one.

46 is a heartbreaker....as a lady who doesn't (though never say never) want children herself it is such an issue in finding love these days!

47...I hope he comes running back first thing in the am but given it seems like a long running fight I don't think he will *cries*

50. That is one of the biggest things for me that could continue to come between them, his particular faith and her lack of sharing it. Makes my heart sad.

Thanks again, this has been brilliant - hoping to add more to my version soon!

49 and 50 are so bittersweet! This whole series was so nicely done. Thank you for sharing it with us!

I can only echo what others have said before me.

Wonderful job and wonderfully bittersweet ending for this series.

I burst into tears right here at my desk at #49. I guess you could say I can relate. *watery smile*

A wonderful ending to a wonderful series. How you pack so much emotion into a sentence is amazing.

Loved them all! You are the Queen of Concise - just jam-packed amazing!

[staggers, is gutted and speechless]
oh my, oh my. The last two - just, wow.
Your work is always so great at evoking so much with so little, and these sentences just highlight your talent so perfectly.
I wish I could find the words to explain just how thoroughly devastating those last two phrases were for me.
Well done!

it is amazing to me that you can break my heart with one sentence. beautiful. i hope you'll expand on them more someday.

Beautiful and sad, especially no.50 - the image of Brennan wishing she could believe what Booth believed is heart-wrenching.

Ok. 50 got me even more than the one where you killed Brennan. 40, was it? It's so... desolate... there's just... no... hope. *sobs*

God damn you!

Seriously though, this series was just pointed out to me earlier today and it is truly amazing. Well done.

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