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Bones Double Drabble: No Mercy, No God (#64 in ATLBU)
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Title: No Mercy, No God
Spoilers: For The Pain in the Heart.
Timeline: Set during the first scene of The Pain in the Heart.
Character: Temperance Brennan
Word Count: 200
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No Mercy, No God

They stare, eyes heavy with pity and expectation. “It’s Agent Booth’s funeral, Dr. Brennan. Losing a loved one is—”

“A partner, Sweets. I lost a partner.” She won’t use his title and address him with respect; not when he presumes to tell her what she has lost.

As if she hasn’t spent the last two weeks washing crimson from her hands.

As if she isn’t wearing perfume to suffocate the scent of copper that shadows her.

As if she doesn’t know she has lost the man who is (was) everything she hadn’t known she wanted.

He died for her. She never asked it of him. But that was Booth, forever giving her what she didn’t ask for. Except forever ended – as she’d always known it would.

Funerals were for the living. He would have wanted her to go, she thinks, remembering standing over her mother’s grave at his insistence.

What he would have wanted is immaterial because his heart no longer beats.

She doesn’t want to see him, his body pumped full of chemicals that gave the nightmarish illusion of life. Not when he still stands in her office doorway every time she turns her head.

She won't go.


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Simply heartbreaking. Thanks for sharing :)

♥ Thank you for reading. :)

Excellent fill-in-the-blanks.


"We wuz cheated" of those two missing weeks between his being shot and his "body" being buried. :-(

And yes...she remains The Queen of Denial.....

*nods* Yep, it would have been powerful to watch Brennan mourn...

Thanks for the feedback!

Love this. Very beautifully written.

Thank you, A. I'm happy you liked this.

Beautiful and devastating; just as good writing should be.

As if she hasn’t spent the last two weeks washing crimson from her hands.

Another story from you that hurts to read! But I mean that in a good way :)

Another story from you that hurts to read! But I mean that in a good way :)

*g* I know what you mean; thank you.

What he would have wanted is immaterial because his heart no longer beats.

That is exactly how Brennan would justify it.

I just saw PS. I Love You and this reminds me of it a bit, except better.

Thanks! I'm glad that seemed Brennan-like. :)

I just saw PS. I Love You and this reminds me of it a bit, except better.

I haven't seen that; did you enjoy it? Hilary Swank, right?

I can't decide if I liked it, though I would see anything she's in after Million Dollar Baby. Kinda felt like it dragged at times but in the middle were some great moments that made up for that.

What am I saying? I can't not like movies with hot Irish guys. :o)

I realize this didn't answer your question at all.

awwww *sigh* that was absolutely beautiful!!

Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

"Not when he still stands in her office doorway every time she turns her head"
Now I going to cry, I swear. This fic really touched me. Very sad, and truly brilliant.

Thanks a lot for sharing!

Oh my goodness, what a tear jerker. I'm literally sat her wiping my cheeks.
*What he would have wanted is immaterial because his heart no longer beats.*

Ouch - sock it to us why dontcha!

Beautiful and heartbreaking. Really well done.

::wibble:: You win again.

He would have wanted her to go, she thinks, remembering standing over her mother’s grave at his insistence.

What he would have wanted is immaterial because his heart no longer beats.



You've absolutely nailed Brennan on the head with this. Lovely. :)

This is utterly perfect: her hands, the perfume, his wishes being immaterial, him in her office doorway at the edge of her vision.

Perfect and...thank you.

This is just so immensely beautiful. Also just read "Seeing Red", and that, too, was just .. brilliant.

And I'm sorry, I don't have an LJ account seeing as how I'm truly horrible with this website and had to spend ten minutes just to find how to comment anonymously to this.

Thanks for sharing, now I'm going to cry.

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