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More Than Words (Double Drabble #39)
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Title: More Than Words (Double Drabble #39)
Characters:  Booth, Brennan
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Written for: drabble123

Prompt Table:  Romance
Prompt: #18 (Rare)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Timeline: After Santa in the Slush.
Spoilers:  Through Season 1.
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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Just like Brennan teases secrets from the dead, Booth knows how to get what he needs from the living. He talks a lot, without revealing much about himself. There's something in the patient set of her head, though, that makes him want to tell her all the things that matter. It's no accident she knows more about him than any woman he's dated. More than his priest, even. She knows about Kosovo, knows about his list. Because he told her.

Honestly, she often says the wrong thing, her words awkward and halting. But it isn't the words or how she speaks them; it's her eyes. They gut him with their strange combination of experience and innocence--leave him spread open--with secrets spilling out.

Pushing his sunglasses up on his nose, he turns his head and finds her watching him. Wind filters through the half-open windows, snapping at her hair.

Unlike most people, Brennan doesn't talk unless she has something to say, doesn't seem to need to fill silence. But silence can be dangerous sometimes--like now--when he doesn't know how much longer he can dam the words building in his chest. Smiling tightly, he turns on the radio.

Author's Note:
It's official: Booth and Brennan have eaten my brain.

 


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"Booth and Brennan have eaten my brain."
You're just admitting that now? XD

Lovely as always.

You're just admitting that now? XD

*snickers* Good point.

Lovely as always.

Thanks. :)

Unlike most people, Brennan doesn't talk unless she has something to say, doesn't seem to need to fill silence.

I like this line - it really captures Brennan.
And I like how her silence can unnerve him.


Thank you, Res. Glad that seemed like Brennan.

Smiling tightly, he turns on the radio.
Booth being stubborn!

Nice to have on a Monday evening to prepare us for the week ahead :)


*g* They're both as stubborn as mules.

Thanks, Emily!

Just like Brennan teases secrets from the dead, Booth knows how to get what he needs from the living.

Oh, I like that. It's one of the many reasons I think they make such a good team.

Thank you. They do make a good team; there's a neat synergy between them--even if they always stay "just partners."

i think they've eaten my brain too.

Lovely post :) I love their car riding scenes :)

*g* Join the club, then.

Thank you. They do cars and restaurants really well. Hm... I think that sounded more perverted than I intended.

Thanks for reading, Witchy.

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Thanks, Court. There's so much that lies just beneath the surface of the words they speak. *sigh* I love them.

That's okay, they've eaten my brain too. We're now brainless B&B zombies. There are worse things ...


LOL I suppose there are, Doc. *g* Thanks for reading!

1. Booth and Brennan have eaten MY brain,too. :-)

2. Oh yeah: every time he pushes those sunglasses up higher, it's for a reason. He punctuates his speech with them. And her? He's so open to her that I wonder she doesn't get it yet - and when she does, when she does.... Wow....

He's so open to her that I wonder she doesn't get it yet - and when she does, when she does.... Wow....

Yes! *sighs and waits for the day*

I feel terrible - I haven't posted a comment in ages. Life has been hectic.

But reading your drabbles is always a pleasure - I enjoy them (and your writing) so much!

It's official: Booth and Brennan have eaten my brain.


You and me both. lol

Don't feel terrible; believe me, I understand. :)

Thank you, Melissa. It's always a pleasure writing about Booth and Brennan, so I am thrilled you're reading and enjoying my stories.

You and me both. lol

*g* I had a feeling I might not be the only one. ;)

Maybe you're tired of reading this all the time.. but I'm not tired of saying it.. also because I don't have more words :P..

Greeeat one, once again!! :D

And.. it's official only now? :P Your brain was eaten by them a long time ago.. you just officialized xD now because you noticed... only now! xD

Thank you! I would never tire of your comments, Sara, even if you wrote the exact same comment over and over again. :)

Your brain was eaten by them a long time ago.

:D That's true.

It's official: Booth and Brennan have eaten my brain.
Well I'm enjoying this, anyway! :D

But silence can be dangerous sometimes--like now--when he doesn't know how much longer he can dam the words building in his chest.

This reminds me of the final scene in The Girl With The Curl- when Booth is leaning right into her face and they've both admitted the other is "structured well". Just that loaded, heavy silence where they both want to say more but don't quite know how or if the time is right.


Lovely drabble.

Margaret,

The scene you mentioned is wonderful. As you said, the silence is loaded with all the things they want to say but aren't ready or able to just yet.

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment; I'm thrilled you liked this.

I love the description of her eyes.

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