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Bones Double Drabble: The Real Thing (#82 in ATLBU)
B/B Mirror Mirror on the Wall - lerdo

Title: The Real Thing
Brennan, Booth
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Post-ep for 4x03: The Man in the Outhouse.
For 4x03:  The Man in the Outhouse.
Notes: This isn't a song fic, but it's inspired by Winter, a song by Joshua Radin.
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The Real Thing

After a dinner of bean curd with vegetables (Brennan’s choice) and chicken with broccoli, Booth drives Brennan home. 

A curl of dark hair kisses her cheek as she turns her head to look at him, one hand on the door handle.  “Thank you, Booth.”

“Forget it.”  He waves away her thanks. 

The ghost of a smile caresses her lips, and suddenly he wants very much to kiss her.  “I won’t,” she says, stepping out of the truck. 

“Don’t worry; there’s someone out there for you.”

“How can you be so sure?” she says through the window.

 “Some things you just know.”  He shrugs.  “Anyway, a woman like you won’t be alone long,” he adds.   

For a moment, she looks like she’s going to speak, but then she just shakes her head.  “Good night.”

“Night, Bones.”

The door closes, and Booth watches his partner walk away from him, her silky black dress floating around her legs as her heels click along the sidewalk.  He waits till the light near her window winks on before he leaves.

Sweets is wrong; there’s nothing surrogate about their relationship.

Besides, everything happens eventually – all the good stuff.  You just have to be ready for it. 

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It all fits! And I much preferred this week's Booth/Bones banter. Even Sweets was somehow less manic; well, less manic than Daisy anyway.

It's the little things that make your fics so fulfilling. There never needs to be more words than you write. I always love them and go off into my own little reverie. Here I was driving away with Booth feeling satisfied; replete even.
Thank you.

Do you also post on the official Bones board? I know a Mistletoe over there too. My SN is DBAngelfan.

Nope not me. I'm over in the UK so the time zone thing means I can never do anything but react later.

oh ok just wondering. I know how annoying the time zones can be btw

Aaaawwwww... so cute. Seeing Brennan disappointed about her love life is really cute. And Booth is so stupidly in love that it's impossible not to notice. Wake up Brennan!!

I don't know why, but reading this I found out that the ending of this episode reminds me of the ending of "Hollywood AD", The X-Files, season 7. It's different because by then M&S were already more than partners, but still...


Edited at 2008-09-12 04:48 am (UTC)

love it :) Although Mistletoe said it better than I could have :)

I try. Now if only I could be as creative when it comes to thinking up ideas for fic. *is pathetic*

I like this :)

The end to this week's episode was just <3

Thanks. :) It was a nice ending.

Aww love it! Perfect little extra scene...and of course Booth knows there is someone out there for Brennan...HIM! His speech at the end of the ep was fantastic!

Thank you so much for this! I was hoping you would write something about this episode.

Sweets is wrong; there’s nothing surrogate about their relationship.

True that.


I like. It's so very much him and them.

Ah, this just adds to the awesomeness that was that last scene in last night's episode.

I need to like read all your fics soon, cuz this BB love these days is killing me. XD

Great job.

I absolutely love those last two sentences, it's exactly the way he would think. And wow, if I wasn't all that crazy about last week's episodes, I really liked this one. It felt like it didn't really click back into place until the scene with Sweets though, the case didn't quite hold my attention like it normally would.

Hey, question- do you know if the episodes were filmed out of order? Because Angela and Hodgins were acting distinctly non-awkward for having just broken off an engagement. It was strange to me

I absolutely love those last two sentences, it's exactly the way he would think.

*g* There's a reason for that. From the final scene of The Boneless Bride in the River:

Special Agent Seeley Booth: What are you gonna vomit when you come across one of those horrific cases?

Dr. Temperance Brennan: I don't vomit.

Special Agent Seeley Booth: Give it time, Bones, okay? Give it time. Everything happens eventually.

Dr. Temperance Brennan: Everything?

Special Agent Seeley Booth: All the good stuff. And when you think it never happens, it happens. Just got to be ready for it.

It felt like it didn't really click back into place until the scene with Sweets though, the case didn't quite hold my attention like it normally would.

I hear ya. My head is still spinning from that last scene; I'm going to need some distance before I can decide how I felt about the rest of the ep.

And yes, I believe the episodes were filmed/aired out of order. You're right; Jack and Angela did not give off we-just-broke-up vibes.

Thanks for reading.

That explains why I could hear him saying it in my head, I suppose. Because I had heard him say it *g*

Exactly. Distance. I'm probably going to have to watch it again before I decide, because except for the last scene, it felt strange.
Okay, so not just me then. It's a bit confusing the way they air the eps, heh.

random crash: I LOVE your icon :)

*highfives* Ditto yours!
And random crashes are awesome :D

Love the way he reassures her, he knows just what she needs to hear. And of course his own private thoughts on the matter.

LOVE IT! And I love that last scene. Booth's face! I want to kiss it.

Oh Lerdo- this is such a lovely follow up to last night's ep. And Brennan's little hesitation at the end feels like a continuation of her look to Booth on Sweets' couch. Did you notice that part- just that second or two of her just watching and you could feel that she was really listening to him- taking it in. I love that you brought that little moment into this in a way.

Such a lovely fic to accompany a beautiful ep! Thanks for sharing!

Wonderful: as warm and elating as the scene that inspired it.

I read this before I watched the episode... I know, I'm an idiot. So now I am reading it again having seen it!

“Don’t worry; there’s someone out there for you.”

I love the way Booth jumps back in there with that with no preamble. He knows what's on her mind.

This is lovely :)

god, I'm at a friends house so far away from my home...it's been a long day and I'm very tired. I'm on her laptop just to check my mail and some other things, and I remembered that's been ages since I last read a fanfic. Really, it's been 3 weeks only. So here I am, catching up on your drabbles which I can't stop reading.

The last sentence made me laugh.


Hope you and your little alien are fine.

"Sweets is wrong; there’s nothing surrogate about their relationship."
Perhaps just a tad....incomplete? There's only one little ingredient missing to make the recipe *perfect*, but...what the devil is it? Wait, I know! *adds a dash of mind-blowing sex* Ah, yes...now it's PERFECT!

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I *adore* your B&B on the brink and not *quite* there yet. Again with all its subtleties so beautifully captured in this double drabble. *glomps you for writing it*

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