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Fic: Blasphemy (Double Drabble #9)
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Title: Blasphemy (Double Drabble #9)
Series: All That Lies Between Us
Word Count: 200
Characters:
Seeley Booth
Spoilers: For The Knight on the Grid.
Summary: Tie-in for the end of The Knight on the Grid.
Rating: M or R for language
A/N: As always, thank you for the lovely comments you've left; they've cheered me up during a tough time. You have my word that I'll respond to you all as soon as I can.
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.

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Title: Blasphemy (Double Drabble #9)
Series:
All That Lies Between Us
Word Count:
200
Characters:
Seeley Booth
Spoilers:
For The Knight on the Grid.
Rating:
M or R for language
Story Notes:
The following is a double drabble—200 word vignette—set during the montage at the end of The Knight on the Grid.
A/N:
As always, thank you for the lovely comments you've left; they've cheered me up during a tough time. You have my word that I'll respond to you all as soon as I can.
Disclaimer:
Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.
Thanks to tabaqui for catching a mistake I should have caught myself.


The sick motherfucker mailed her two bloody kneecaps, and then tried to kill them both with a bomb packed with human teeth. For these transgressions alone, Booth would pry every last tooth from the motherfucker's mouth.

But he knows he won't be granted that opportunity.

“I’m your gun,” he remembers telling her.

And he is—her gun, her Michael, her flaming sword.

So he pictures a man with an unknown face, while he reloads the magazine and empties it into the target, six sure rounds in all. His grip stays steady and his aim remains true.

A man with this purpose cannot afford to waver.

If his list were to grow by one more name, that is a price he is willing to pay.

If given the chance, he will shoot to kill.

One for the blood staining her familiar face.

Two for the tooth lodged in the flesh of her arm.

Three for the gash on her pale forehead.

Four for the endless seconds until she lifted her head.

Five for the lives the bastard so needlessly ended.

Six for the fear for her that now burns in his gut.

If given the chance, he will shoot to kill.


Edited to add an explanatory note: 

The mention of Michael and the flaming sword are biblical references.  Saint Michael the Archangel fought against Satan and his followers.  He is sometimes depicted as a warrior angel carrying a flaming sword.  His name was the war cry used by the good angels in the battle against Satan.  Michael is considered the patron saint of warriors, police officers, and soldiers.


 


Yissss! I love this series. Gritty!Booth. That is what he was thinking at the end of that episode.
More power to you!
Christmas Greetings too.

He covers it well much of the time, but Booth is dangerous. Not a man to be toyed with.

Thank you; I'm glad you enjoyed this. And please accept my belated holiday wishes. :)

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I love when people write about this different, slightly darker side of Booth, that is a little frightening and confronting but is also completely him. Because underneath the cocky and joking attitude is someone who will do anything for the people he cares about, even to the point of eliminating the threat or sacrificing himself, and that is probably his greatest vulnerability. Brennen, and the feelings he has for her, is one of those vulnerabilities and I think you captured that perfectly.

Adored it.

*nods and agrees with everything you said about Booth* Scratch at the surface of him, and just beneath, you'll find a very dangerous man. One who protects his own—by any means necessary.

At least that's what I think. *winks*

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The only thing better than watching Bones is re-watching it. :) I agree that a conversation might still be in order. Knight on the Grid was a fantastic episode, and I thought the way DB and ED played the explosion scene was brilliant and subtle. I loved it. So much subtext between those two, and I am a sucker for subtext. *g*

Thanks for your lovely comments, Asra. :)

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Judas was a fantastic episode, and I agree that it gave a great deal of insight into Booth and what motivates him.

He feels helpless and useless just waiting for someone ,who doesn't even have a face or a real name, to attack. But with the cool gunmetal in his hand, he's has to be ready.

I can't add anything to your comments that wouldn't be redundant, so I'll just nod and say I agree with you.

Thanks for commenting, Court!

If given the chance, he will shoot to kill.

One for the blood staining her familiar face.

Two for the tooth lodged in the flesh of her arm.

Three for the gash on her pale forehead.

Four for the endless seconds until she lifted her head.

Five for the lives the bastard so needlessly ended.

Six for the fear for her that now burns in his gut.

If given the chance, he will shoot to kill.


Amazing!
That part.. perfect!
Once again, amazing drabble :D

Thanks, Sara. It's always interesting playing in Booth's mind.

Excellent. I love the naming of each bullet's purpose. That was fantastic.

Thank you very much. There's no doubt in my mind that Booth will shoot to kill if necessary, but he won't do it without knowing why—at least at this point in his life. He's all too aware of the cost.

“I’m your gun,” he remembers telling her.
And he is—her gun, her Michael, her flaming sword.


Lovely. That fits Seeley excellently.

Teeny thing:'waiver' should be 'waver'.

I'm glad that seemed true to Booth. Thank you very much for commenting.

Teeny thing:'waiver' should be 'waver'.

Yikes! I should have caught that myself. *cringes* Thanks for pointing it out.

Now there's the Booth I know. No clown on the planet would frighten him. Good stuff, particularly the litany of each bullet in the chamber.

More, please!


Thanks! I'm glad you saw Booth in this. I haven't yet decided how I feel about that fear-of-clowns bit. I'm not sure if it's inconsistent characterization or just a believable quirk. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like you're solidly in the former camp. *g*

Thank you for commenting; I appreciate it. BTW, I know you're a huge Hodgins/Booth fan. Whenever they share scenes, I think of you. Hopefully that doesn't sound too weird. ;)

Great look at Booth's thoughts. One kill he'll have no problem with at all.

If I don't get to post later, Merry Christmas!

Thanks! Booth is a dangerous man, and he takes care of his own.

Thanks for the holiday wishes. It sounds like yours were filled with laughter and family and unfortunately, a little sickness. Hope you're feeling better now. :)

I hope you write more, this is awesome :)

I LOVE your writing. I really do.


You are excellent, as is this piece.

Thank you so very much. You can't see me, but I'm smiling because of your comment. :) It makes me very happy that you're able to connect with my writing.

wow! a long time since I last commented here. I'm loving this set of drabbles and double drabbles. They are just amazing.

Is there any chance that you put up another chapter for the other fics? like...WWHIWK? It's been a while since the last update, but just wondering!

(:

Glad you're enjoying these drabbles, Sofi. Thanks for letting me know that. I hope you're doing well. :)

I can't remember which chapter of WWHIWK (or my other stories) you last read, but you can check my fic index for a list of links to all my fics/chapters. I will absolutely finish all my stories, but family issues have cut down on my writing time and energy of late, so I can't give you a precise timeline.

This is the first Bones fic I've ever read, I think, and I REALLY really liked this. The ending, the naming of each bullets purpose, was phenomenal, and the whole thing was very Booth, very much how he is when he gets into I-must-protect-Bones mode. Great job.

Thank you, Leila. I'm glad you enjoyed your first foray into Bones fic. There's some excellent writing out there, so I encourage you to keep reading. :)

I'm happy that you were able to see Booth in this. In my opinion, at least, he takes care of his own—for better or for worse.

Thanks for reading and feeding; I appreciate it!

Just perfect !
I really enjoyed looking into Booth's thoughts :)
thank you :)

It's fun to get into his head. :)

Thank you for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed this drabble. I appreciate it very much.

I LOVE gritty!Booth. Love these, you know. (Yes, I know you know.) :-)

I'm not one to turn down a good word. *hugs you* Thank you, Makd. :)

Just had a few seconds to catch up on my fic!reading (Xmas is waay too stressful, thank you very much).

I love the newest drabbles, especially the difference between this one and the last. Booth, silently promising not to take another life, and Booth willing to do *anything* to save Brennan. They're like the flip sides of the same coin--somehow interconnected, but so different.

Hope everything's going better :)

They're like the flip sides of the same coin--somehow interconnected, but so different.

Exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Hope you survived the holidays. *g*

Hope everything's going better :)

Thanks for your good wishes, Piper; I appreciate them. Unfortunately, these are issues with long-term effects and won't be resolved anytime soon. But we're coping. :)

I've read almost all of your fic, and I have to say I enjoy it. You've got great characterization (something not always found in FF). I'm not a big one for commenting, but wanted you to know that I appreciate good writing when I find it. And I most certainly appreciate yous. So thanks, for being a good writer (esp. of my favorite ship)!

Thanks so much for delurking to let me know that you're enjoying my stories. As much as I write for myself first and foremost, it makes me very happy to know that someone else has connected with my writing. If I didn't have any interest in others' opinions on my fic, I wouldn't post it in the first place. I'd just keep it on my computer. :)

So thank you for giving me the gift of your feedback.

wow that was amazing.
Hope you have nice time this Christmas. *hugs*

Thanks, Foxy. :) I hope you had a wonderful holiday, too. *hugs you back*

Fantastic.

When I saw the scene where Booth was in the shooting-range I didn’t think in anything as this, I didn’t think in his thoughts. But now, with your drabble, that scene is completely different for me. Better. Darker. More intense.
I read your fics/drabbles and I see "Bones" with other point of view. Thanks for this.

Besos

(My English grammar isn’t good. I hope that you understand my comment)

Don't worry about your English; I understood you just fine. Regardless of how you view that scene with Booth, it was intense. DB played it very nicely.

I'm so pleased my drabbles allow you to see Bones in a slightly different way. I can't ask for more than that. :)

Thank you for the wonderful compliment. *hugs*

That's the Seeley Booth I love - ready to protect those he cares about, ready to make pay the ones who hurt them.

Her Michael

You really scared me on that one! ;D Thank God for the explanatory note! *sighs in relief*

For better or for worse, Seeley Booth takes care of his own.

LOL Oh, you thought I was referring to Michael Stires. Definitely not! *g*

Thanks for the feed, Melissa. :)

I was running around yesterday and did not get a chance to read this until now...

And he is—her gun, her Michael, her flaming sword.

Yes.


And I love the fact that you and I see Booth the same way... It makes me smile and want to bring you here and sit you down on the sofa and talk all night over hot tea and rum.

And I love the fact that you and I see Booth the same way...

He's a good but complicated man.

It makes me smile and want to bring you here and sit you down on the sofa and talk all night over hot tea and rum.

That sounds absolutely lovely. Perhaps sometime we will do just that. :)

GAH! I love you for being such a considerate writer but Saint michael was such a fabulous religious reference and the explanation kinda makes me want to die. I suppose that's because I dislike stupid people. Oh how intolerant I am! Actually, I'm probably just grumpy, excuse me.

But, as usual, that was well written and a wonderful idea. That tooth... guh!

I'm running out the door, but I had to respond to your comment. First of all, I'm glad you liked this. Thank you for reading and leaving and feedback; you're wonderful about that. I both notice and appreciate it.

I didn't edit in the reference because I think people who don't get it are stupid. Again, as with a previous fic, someone asked for clarification. I'm not Christian or Catholic, so I didn't just grow up steeped in Christian ideas and traditions. For me, it comes out reading and research—not my day to day life. I don't want to take for granted that everyone who reads my stories is aware of all the saints and what they're known for. I think that would be a mistake and a very Christian-centric way of viewing the world. And again, I know that reading the explanation may lessen some peoples' enjoyment of the text itself, but it's their choice to read it or not. I'm not going to explain every last thing about what I write, but if it becomes obvious that some people just may not get a reference because of an assumed level of knowledge about something as esoteric as religion, chances are that I'll err on the side of being inclusive. The whole world isn't Christian or Catholic.

Please know that I am not attacking you for your opinion; I just don't agree with it, and I wanted to explain why.

Thanks for posting to darker_booth :) It fits in very well! Loved every bit of this piece, this is the Booth I crave!!

Hope things are getting better. Again, sorry I've been out of touch and that I haven't been leaving comments on your work! I have been reading and I plan to go catch up.

Thanks, sweetie. BTW, your new username is adorable, even though I voted for the other one. *g*

No need to apologize. Believe me, I understand. I haven't been around much myself. Things are nuts with my parents right now, and that's what I've been spending most of my energy on lately. I've snuck in these drabbles, mostly because they have helped keep me sane in the midst of all the insanity, but that's about it. I'm sure I'm way behind on your entries and life. I hope you're ok and you're having a restful break. *hugs* We'll catch up soon, I hope. :)

Excellent job..
This sentence was one that I really loved, it's a good reference: And he is—her gun, her Michael, her flaming sword.

Thank you, Ren. I'm glad that reference seemed Booth-like to you, as it did to me. :)

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