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Sticks and Stones (Double Drabble #37)
Bone Lady - lerdo
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Title: Sticks and Stones (Double Drabble #37)
Characters:  Booth
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Rating: PG
Timeline:  During Season 3.
Prompt Table:  Romance
Written for:  drabble123
Prompt: #5 (Endearments)
Word Count: 200
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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He gave her the nickname during the first days of their acquaintance, before they were partners.  When he'd stepped forward and offered his hand, she'd turned her elegant head, and he'd felt her look right through him.  The prettiest squint he'd ever seen, and she didn't even see him. 

That was all it took for the devil on his shoulder his mother had warned him about to sit up and take notice. 

Seeley Booth had never liked being ignored. 

Instinctively, he'd known he could make those cool blue eyes snap.  Just like he'd known he'd get Kate Donovan's attention by snapping her bra.  It had almost been worth the visit to the principal's office--and the subsequent kiss of his father's belt. 

Here was this woman in love with logic, reason, and science, and he'd known exactly how to take her from zero to sixty in ten seconds. 

He still did. 

But the joke was on him.  Because what had begun as a means to irritate an irritating woman, had transformed into something more dangerous. 

Who knew when it had happened?  Maybe around the time she stopped saying, "Don't call me Bones," and started responding like that really was her name. 

Author's Note:  Sorry I'm behind on replying to comments and messages; I'm trying to catch up.

Well if you're all behind I'll just say hello.
HELLLLLOOOOOOO!

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Thanks, Chrissy. And yes, Booth's totally screwed. *g*

You know, I've never watched Grey's Anatomy, but I kept hearing things about Ingrid Michaelson's music, so I gave it a listen--and loved it. :)

She never does tell him not to call her that anymore. Oh, love.

:) Love, indeed.

Thanks for reading.

Poor Booth. Just tell her already!

Such sweet torture. ;)

Thanks for reading, Emily.

I think this may be one of my favorite of your recent drabbles. It's exactly how I envision their first meeting.

And you're so right about the name.

Thanks a lot; I'm glad this rang true to you. One of my wishes for the show is that we get a flashback of their first meeting at some point. :)

I like this.....very sweet.

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Here was this woman in love with logic, reason, and science, and he'd known exactly how to take her from zero to sixty in ten seconds.
"
Although I don't think it even took 10 seconds!

(sorry if I've been messing up the comments - I can't get the quote thing to work and have deleted my previous comment trying to correct things. aaarrgh!)

Thank you.

Although I don't think it even took 10 seconds!

*g* You may be right about that.

wow very nice, as always :)

I always like your take on how they got from people who could hardly tolerate each other to pretty much best friends. These little snippets always make me feel like taking out Season 1 and watching it straight through :)

I agree, it's interesting to watch their progression because they're so different but somehow make room for each other in their respective worlds.

Ha, love it.

Play with fire, Seely, and you're bound to get burned.

Thank you!

Play with fire, Seeley, and you're bound to get burned.

*g* Indeed.

But the joke was on him. Because what had begun as a means to irritate an irritating woman, had transformed into something more dangerous.

Who knew when it had happened? Maybe around the time she stopped saying, "Don't call me Bones," and started responding like that really was her name.


Aha, he is lost, he is in love with her ;)
And I’m sure that she love her nickname.

Besos

He's so gone. *g*

And I’m sure that she love her nickname.

At this point I think she does. :)

Thanks for reading, Isabel.


Oh, yes: the joke IS on him. :-)

I am soooo glad the WGA strike's over, and I can't wait for new episodes....

Oh, yes: the joke IS on him. :-)

I wonder if he's laughing. ;)

I am soooo glad the WGA strike's over, and I can't wait for new episodes....

Hear hear!

Thanks for commenting. :)

It made me smile :) Very nicely written. Booth and that shit-eating grin of his are too cute. He's something else *shakes head* I can totally see him popping bras in highschool, lol.

Thanks, Avery. Glad this made you smile. :)

This little drabble reminds me that we've never really heard much about B&B's actual first meeting. It's not explicitly stated in the pilot, but it seems pretty clear that particular case isn't the first time they've worked together, yes?

Part of what bugs me about it is that I've tried to work out their individual timelines in my head, and I can't get Booth's backstory to work out. Makes me think that the writers themselves don't have it worked out either. :)

Actually, in the pilot episode, it is explicitly stated that they have worked together before.

Booth: Well at least I picked you up at the airport…huh? Alright c’mon. I mean I went through the appropriate channels but your assistant there he stonewalled me.

Temp: Yeah, well after the last case I told Zach to never, ever to put you through. He’s a good assistant.

...

Cullen: Thought you said that she wouldn’t work with you anymore.

Booth: Well, the last case we worked she provided a description of the murder weapon and the murderer but I didn’t give her much credence.


I hope we get a flashback of their first meeting at some point. :)

...I can't get Booth's backstory to work out. Makes me think that the writers themselves don't have it worked out either. :)

You may be right about that, Alyson!

Thank you for reading and commenting.

I always love the way you write Booth!!

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