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Epiphany (Ficlet #27)
B&W B/B - lerdo
only_more_love
Title: Epiphany
Characters: Booth, Brennan
Rating:  PG
Spoilers:  None
Words: 313
Timeframe: Future
A/N: This is just a bit o' silliness.  The Terrible Towel is a talisman for fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Google it if you'd like more info. I happen to be married to a loyal Steelers fan. :)

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"Bones, have you seen my Terrible Towel?"

"What?"

"The game's about to start. I can't watch without the towel. It's bad luck."

"Booth"—her lowered eyebrows signaled the onset of a lecture—"there is no scientific basis for luck. In fact—"

"Not now, Bones," he said, waving her away. "I've gotta find it."

"What does this towel look like?"

Sighing, Booth rubbed the back of his neck. "Yellow with black lettering."

"Hm. Yellow with... Oh." She nodded. "I believe I know where it is."

"Where?"

"I put it in the bag with your old blankets when you donated them to Goodwill last weekend."

"You donated my Terrible Towel?"

"There were holes in it, and it didn't appear to be very absorbent anymore."

"Bones, I've had that towel since—"

"Here"—she handed him the dishtowel that hung from his refrigerator door—"now you have a towel."

Booth stared down at the towel in his hand. "What do you expect me to do with this?"

She shrugged. "Whatever you would normally do with your Horrible Towel."

He was torn between laughing and yelling at her, but laughter won out; he doubled over, clutching his stomach. When he could breathe normally again, he straightened and met her quizzical gaze. She'd donated his Terrible Towel, but damn, did she make him laugh. That's when he realized he was in love with her. Not attracted, not interested, not in it for the great sex. In love.

Still smiling, he slung the towel over his shoulder and then cupped Brennan's cheeks. "Terrible Towel, Bones," he said before peppering her face with kisses. "Not Horrible Towel." He brushed his lips over her forehead.

"You're an odd man, Booth," she said, pulling back to look him in the eye. "I don't understand your attachment to a towel."

He smiled and flicked her with the dishtowel. "Trust me, Bones, neither do I."

 


Hush your mouth. DB would make sure that Booth was an Eagles fan.

*shakes head*

What blasphemy you write.


(My brother-in-law is a Steeler's fan... and my mother's family is from Pittsburgh... *g*)

Hey, it's canon! *g* DB is both an Eagles fan and a Steelers fan. Booth is at least a Steelers fan; he's got a Steelers mug on his desk. I think DB was a ball boy for the Steelers many moons ago.

My husband lived in Pitt. for a couple years when he was a kid, so he and my brother-in-law are rabid about the Steelers. DH owns a Terrible Towel, though he doesn't watch games with it. ;)

*sighs at your icon*

P.S.
You would tell me if this had ventured into bad!fic territory, wouldn't you?

Ha, adorable. (I would have done the same thing. What is this towel nonsense?)

*g* Thanks. Booth may think Brennan's an odd duck, but he's got some quirks of his own. ;)

Ah, my neighbors are big Steelers fans. When they were in the Super Bowl a few years ago...the block party was insane. They did not use their Terrible Towel for anything other than a wall decoration. It was framed.

Also, "dreck?" Is this what we call bad fic now? Is there a term for "fic that is not properly labeled and thus I read it without realizing there was a threesome at the end?" Because I've done that before and been a little startled.

They did not use their Terrible Towel for anything other than a wall decoration. It was framed.

Oh, the things fans do. *g*

Is there a term for "fic that is not properly labeled and thus I read it without realizing there was a threesome at the end?" Because I've done that before and been a little startled.

o_O

That must have been...interesting.


LOL Great Thursday smile :)

Thanks for capping a cruddy day off on a good note...

LOL Great Thursday smile :)

*squishes you*

Thanks for capping a cruddy day off on a good note...

Awww, sorry to hear it wasn't a great day. I hope Friday was better.

Thanks for commenting even though you had a cruddy day. :)

First off, despite any critical comments I have made, I just have to let you know how excited I get whenever I see a new story posted by you. I actually check your page multiple times a day just in case you managed to post something in the hour and a half since the last time I checked. :)

Second, I love how you take the little things about B&B and expand on them taking the characters on a really neat little ride. It is just such a treat to see them in these ficlet situations that are so great.

Sigh... this has made my day... again. :)


Hey, I don't mind criticism. Flames are a different story, but constructive criticism is fine by me. :) I don't expect people to kiss my ass.

I'm touched that you actively keep an eye out for my updates; thanks for telling me that. Knowing that gives me a warm feeling in spite of the cold. BTW, you may already be aware of this, but LiveJournal has a tracking function that will have the system send you an email, text, or IM whenever a particular person posts an entry. If you click on my profile, you'll see a picture of a tack or pushpin at the top of the page. If you click on that image, you'll be taken to a page titled "Manage Message Settings." From there you can make the appropriate selections.

Just an FYI.

Second, I love how you take the little things about B&B and expand on them taking the characters on a really neat little ride.

Thank you! That's my favorite part of reading and writing fanfic.

Sigh... this has made my day... again. :)

And you have made mine. *smiles*




Steelers fan on my f-list? Oh no!

Faithful Jacksonville Jaguars fan here.

*g* My husband is a Steelers fan; I, on the other hand, am supportive of him and his fannish obsession. (As you can see, I have my own fannish obsession(s). To say that I am a Steelers fan would be a stretch. Maybe a fan by proxy. ;)

Ohmygosh, if there was any way to get me to delurk, this is it! As person who has lived in Pittsburgh my entire life, and as a die-hard Steelers fan (I bleed Black and Gold), I absolutely loved this! Seriously just made my night!

I can totally picture Booth as a Steelers fan....


By the way, I love your writing, and have meant to comment for some time now, but instead I've managed turned this post into my love for the Steelers.

Welcome, and thanks for delurking. :) I told my husband that a couple people delurked because of the Steelers reference in this ficlet. He was pretty amused by that, as am I.

Booth is definitely a Steelers fan; he's got a mug on his desk. David Boreanaz was once a ball boy for the Steelers.

By the way, I love your writing, and have meant to comment for some time now, but instead I've managed turned this post into my love for the Steelers.

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy my stories, and I don't mind that you've proclaimed your love for the Steelers. *g*

lolol very nice :)

*is a Bears and Colts fan herself*

*g* Thanks!

*is a Bears and Colts fan herself*

:)

lol i laughed too when she says Horrible XD
That was so sweet and funny.

Aw, thanks, Foxy. I'm really glad this made you laugh. :)

hilarious!

The Husband is a soccer fan and a Giants fan -- and frankly, if he'd had a team towel, I'd probably have done exactly the same thing as Brennan.

:-)

Thanks!

*g* Ah, your husband must be flying high right now, then. I often laugh about the fact that my husband and I each have our own fannish obsessions. It's prudent for him to indulge mine and vice versa. ;)

Eagles? Steelers? I think that I don’t know enough about American football league, NFL, Super Bowl or whatever XD
But Google and Wikipedia are the best stuffs and they are my saviors. Ah, Do you know that Steelers have an official web in Spanish? And now I understand it about "Terrible Towel" Bwhahahahaha
I’m like Brennan!!! *lol*

Horrible Towel Awww. She is adorable.

She'd donated his Terrible Towel, but damn, did she make him laugh. That's when he realized he was in love with her. Not attracted, not interested, not in it for the great sex. In love. Awwwww. He is adorable too.

Besos

Google and Wikipedia rock. I did not know there was a Spanish language Steelers site; that's awesome. :)

They're both adorable and weird and wacky.

*hugs*

The Terrible Towel has made me delurk too :) I went straight to Google.

I've had a bad day in work (it's 3:15 in Ireland right now) and I'm so happy to see an updated fic here. I've fast become a fan of your work - it's incredibly well written as well as being in character. You have an amazing talent, well done you :)

Thank you very much, Hazel. I'm glad you delurked; I promise I only bite when I'm cranky. *g* What would I do without Google? I shudder to think of it. ;)

Awww!!! That was funny and sweet!!! I loved it! :)

xxx

"You're an odd man, Booth,"

ooohh how I loved this! :]

Your icon is awesome! xD

He was torn between laughing and yelling at her, but laughter won out; he doubled over, clutching his stomach. When he could breathe normally again, he straightened and met her quizzical gaze. She'd donated his Terrible Towel, but damn, did she make him laugh. That's when he realized he was in love with her. Not attracted, not interested, not in it for the great sex. In love.

I don't think I would have been able to laugh it off...then again, I don't have anything that I'm that physically and emotionally attached to that brings me good luck.

Life is a series of absurd moments; I think Booth was able to step back and see the absurdity of that moment--especially in light of his epiphany. :)

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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