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Bones Drabble: Endless
B/B Across the Table
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Written for makd for this drabble meme.  Click the link if you'd like to leave a prompt.

Title:   Endless
Fandom:  Bones
Characters:  Brennan, Booth, Cam
Rating:  PG or K
Word Count:  100
Spoilers:  For 3x15: The Pain in the Heart
Timeline:  Set shortly after 3x15: The Pain in the Heart
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Prompt:  "Cam, a necklace, and B/B"

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Brennan finds Booth seated beside her.  She didn’t hear him enter, but then she’s felt a constant buzz of distraction since—

 “I brought you something.”  Booth extends his palm.  

Pewter glints; Brennan’s breath stutters.  “Why?”

 “Angela told me you threw out Jasper and Brainy when you thought I was dead.”

“I—”

“It’s OK.  I understand.”  He raises an eyebrow.  “Take it.”

“It’s a Celtic knot.” Slowly, she reaches for the pendant hanging from black cord.

He shrugs.  “I just thought you’d like it.”

A knock sounds; Cam stands in the doorway.  Her gaze flickers between them.  “I’ll come back.”

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Awww, lovely! I really like all your descriptive words-you always are able to paint the picture in my head. Love the idea that Brennan would throw away Jasper and Brainy during the two weeks that Booth was 'dead'-it seems like something she'd do to remove the painful reminders. Great job! :)

Thank you so much, Leah. Your comments left me with a warm glow, I kid you not.

Brennan would throw away Jasper and Brainy during the two weeks that Booth was 'dead'-it seems like something she'd do to remove the painful reminders.

Exactly. Different people handle grief in different ways.

Ooooh, my heart.

There needs to be Cam fic. Mucho mas Cam fic.

I loved this, by the way -- disposing of all things Booth is so very Brennan.

Cam is such a neat character. I think you should write about her. *g*

I loved this, by the way -- disposing of all things Booth is so very Brennan.

*smooches you* Thank you. I knew it had the potential to upset some readers, but I can see it as one possible way she'd handle her grief.

A celtic knot. The sign of eternity.

Excellent.

A celtic knot. The sign of eternity.

I knew you'd catch that. *g*

Thanks for reading, witchy.


Very nice. I can totally buy that she might throw out the keepsakes, and I like Cam slipping back out when she ssees them.

Thank you. I'm happy this drabble worked for you. I knew Brennan throwing away Jasper and Brainy had the potential to upset some readers, but I honestly saw it as one possible way she'd handle her grief.

Brilliant.

I love the way you write Booth-Brennan dialogue.

Aw, thank you. I'm glad the meager dialogue in this read OK.

Brennan throwing out those items is so her - no sentiment or so she pretends.

Thanks. I'm glad that bit seemed Brennan-like to you. I knew it had the potential to upset some readers, but I honestly saw it as one possible way she'd handle her grief. And no matter what she says, that woman has feelings; she just doesn't air them as easily as some people do.

Brennan throwing away Brainy Smurf and Jasper is perfect characterization. Perfect.

Thank you! Glad the Brennan characterization in this drabble worked for you. :)

ooh. See Icon. For ME? A fic from MY prompt? [blushes with joy.]

I love the idea of the Celtic knot; It's tribal -which she loves, and there's that whole "eternity" symbolism.

Also: Cam realizing the private moment between them - and her realization/acceptance of them as a unit.


No, thank you, my dear. Initially I had no clue what I was going to write for this prompt, but then it clicked. I love your prompts. I just posted a drabble in response to another one. Consider this an open invitation to leave me prompts whenever you feel like it. Really. *hugs*

I'm so happy you enjoyed this, and that you got the significance of all the little pieces that I couldn't elaborate on because of the length restriction.

I love Cam at the end of the drabble - her reaction is particularly powerful because she's so adept at reading social situations and immediately gets what's going on (even if, say, Brennan doesn't) and she has the grace to bow out, despite the fact that she and Booth once had a relationship.

Oh, and I totally agree with the person who said throwing out Jasper and Brainy is such a Brennan thing to do. Nice characterization there.

Yes. Just, yes, to everything you said about Cam.

I'm really pleased you "bought" Brennan's throwing out Jasper and Brainy when she thought Booth had died. It's a story choice I suspected might upset some readers, but I let it stand because I truly believed that it was one possible way in which Brennan would deal with her grief and loss.

Thanks for reading and commenting; I so appreciate it.

wow nice...liked it a lot.

Oh he so knows the significance.

Fab!

:)

Oh he so knows the significance.

You think? ;)

*smooches you* Thank you, my lovely.

Very nice (and a little heart-wrenching!). I can really see Brennan doing that while she thought he was dead, and of course he understands why she did it.


Thank you, E. One of these days I'll write you something totally happy and free of all possible pathos. *g* I'm truly happy you could see Brennan throwing away Jasper and Brainy in reaction to her grief. It's one of those things that I knew might upset some readers, but I also thought it was honestly one possible way she'd handle her grief and loss.

Lovely - the underlying passion of these two characters is so potent, and your simple dialogue and interaction captures their essence. YUM!

Thanks very much! Nice to "see" you again. :) I'm so pleased you thought I caught the essence of Booth and Brennan in this.

Thank you, Melissa. :) I'm happy you enjoyed this drabble.

*smile* This is them. It's little moments like this that make me love them. I think I'm going to believe that this one happened..

*smishes you* Thank you, honey.

I think I'm going to believe that this one happened..

What a sweet comment!


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