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Fic: Grace (Double Drabble #12)
B&W B/B - lerdo
only_more_love

Title: Grace
Word Count: 200
Characters:
Booth, Brennan
Rating:
K
Story Notes:
The following is a double drabble—200 word vignette—set in the future

A/N: As always, thank you for reading. All comments are cherished.

I owe this drabble to one of my favorite songs—Times Like This, by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians. This isn't a song fic, but it's definitely inspired by that song. If you'd like to hear it, you can download it  here.

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Thunder rumbles outside, and it reverberates through Booth's chest. Wind whips rain against the windows of his apartment; he tugs the weathered throw over them both. Booth's eyes drift closed, and he laces his hands over his stomach, listening. The elements lull him, and his body melts into the couch. For long, long moments, he hovers on the precipice between wakefulness and sleep. Just as he is about to tip over into the latter, she shifts and sighs, jarring him awake.

Frowning, he opens his eyes. “Bones...”

His gaze travels the now-familiar lines, angles, and curves of her face.

She clutches a felt-tipped pen between her teeth, and a red smudge paints her left cheek. Her hair, still damp from their shower, is beginning to curl just a little. This makes her look very, very young.

The time for hidden feelings has passed.

Now, he can look at her whenever he wants and not worry that his eyes will betray his affection for her.

Now, there is just this.

She pulls the pen from her mouth and raises an eyebrow. “What?”

Booth pulls both her bare feet into his lap. “Nothing, Bones.” A smile touches his lips. “Nothing.”

 


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May I say that I am in love with your B/B drabbles? Okaaaay....May I say that I am in love with your B/B fic?

:-)

[sigh.]

You may say whatever you want, my dear. I will never refuse a good word from you. *g* Your kind comments do a body good. :)

*hugs*

I was just about to go out for pizza with my sis and than I just told her.. wait 5 minutes so I can read this, lol. :D

I think this might be my favorite drabble so far.

Now, he can look at her whenever he wants and not worry that his eyes will betray his affection for her.

Now, there is just this.

She pulls the pen from her mouth and raises an eyebrow. “What?”

Booth pulls both her bare feet into his lap. “Nothing, Bones.” A smile touches his lips. “Nothing.”

That just killed me..in a good way of course. So simple and subtle and yet the power of it makes me utterly speechless. I'm floored at how much emotion is conveyed here with a few simple words and I think that those lines sums up their relationship probably over the majority of things I've read. Just a regular night for them, on the couch..the simplest of moments -- yet so much more if you look beyond the surface -- him being able to look at her without fear or hesitation and savoring and appreciating the fact that they can share these kind of moments together now. It just makes my heart beat twice as fast and I thank you for writing this!

Thank you, Shauna. You just articulated what this drabble meant to me. :)

Now, he can look at her whenever he wants and not worry that his eyes will betray his affection for her.

That is the best part! It's so simple but at the same time so complicated. And Brennan acting like she doesn't understand...sometimes I think she does, but she just don't want to show it...

anyway...happy new year!

Happy New Year to you, too, Sofi. :) And thank you.

I think Brennan isn't nearly as oblivious as she appears. ;)

wow nice. I'm also in love with your fic :)

Aw. This is so sweet! Seriously, can't we have that in Bones? *sighs*

Perhaps we will someday. ;)

Thanks, Melissa!

Extremely beautiful :D
Loved it.. :) Reading your drabbles are my new vice :D :P

Thank you, Sara. So glad you liked this drabble.

Reading your drabbles are my new vice

LOL At least they won't make you gain weight. *g*

Beautiful.
It inspires calm, peace and quiet.
Booth pulls both her bare feet into his lap. "Nothing, Bones." A smile touches his lips. "Nothing." *sigh*

Besos

Thrilled this made you think of "calm, peace and quiet." That's how I pictured them in this. *hugs*

As always, thank you for commenting!

Truly lovely. A tiny, perfect moment, exquisitely detailed.

Thanks so much! I love picturing all the tiny moments that make up a life—hopefully their life. *smiles*

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I'm happy this made you sigh. I like picturing them doing mundane couple-y things. :)

Thanks, Asra.

I don't think I can say anything that's not been said already, so... I loved it. And my new favourite expression: My heart melts. ;)

*hugs you* You've melted my heart. :) Thank you.

*melts* I love it.. It's nothing in particular and everything at the same time, the quiet moments that are all about just being.

Thank you, Ren. And word to this: "...the quiet moments that are all about just being."

Very effective in very few words- hard to set a scene like that without spelling out their positioning on the couch, but by the end, you had the image set in my head perfectly :-)

Thank you. I'm glad you could visualize this despite the dearth of words. :)

This is sweet and lovely.

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