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Bones Ficlet: Good Morning, Baby (#20 in Into the Fire)
B/B Mirror Mirror on the Wall - lerdo
Title: Good Morning, Baby
Series: Into the Fire
Series Summary: This is a series of oneshot 300-word ficlets about Booth and Brennan crossing the line over and over again.
Rating: PG-13
Set in the not-too-distant future.
Spoilers: None
Prompt: #18 (Whore)
Prompt Table: Sex
Written for: drabble123 
Word Count:
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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Good Morning, Baby

“Do you ever compare me to the many other women you’ve slept with?”

“Well good morning to you, too, Bones.”

“Good morning. So, do you?”

“You make it sound like I’m some kind of man-whore.”

“That’s not my intention. But you are a healthy, attractive male; even if we weren’t involved, I would assume you had a normal number of sexual partners.”

“No, I don’t stack you up against anyone else.” Booth sighed. “Why, do you?” he asked, against his better judgment.


“What?” he said, unable to keep the edge out of his voice as he pictured her ranking him against every other guy she’d slept with.

“Look, we’ve had other partners. I believe it’s only normal we’re aware of differences.”

“Great.” Rolling onto his back, Booth covered his face with his pillow.

The edge of the pillow lifted. Booth scowled; Brennan looked back at him calmly, her lips twitching suspiciously. “Before you get upset, don’t you want to hear what I concluded?”

“Not really,” he lied.

“I concluded”—she brushed a hand over his jaw, fingertips catching on his morning stubble—“that while there are variations in technique and build, none of that matters. There were other men; now there is you.” Her gaze softened, and Booth found his irritation dissolving. “I can’t explain it or quantify it.” She frowned. “But what matters is that I… love you. That’s new for me, you know. I—”

“I know.” Tossing away the pillow, he tugged Brennan down against him. Love. He knew the word didn’t come easily to her. “Thank you,” he said against her cheek.

“For what?”

“For taking a leap of faith with me.”

“But it’s not faith,” she shot back.

“Then what is it?”

“I don’t know.”

“I do.” Smiling, Booth kissed his partner good morning.

A/N: And that brings us to the end of Into the Fire. I’ve enjoyed writing this; I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it. If you have a sec, I'm always interested to hear what you thought. Hugs and thanks to everyone who read & commented or read & lurked. Boneskittie, I saw your message about another prompt; since this series was based on a table of one-word prompts at LiveJournal, I’ll try to use your prompt elsewhere.

It's nice to see Brennan saying I love you first. In fact, it's nice reading them having these moments. Thank you!

Abracadabra? I love that song!!

Thanks, honey. I'm happy you enjoyed this.

Abracadabra? I love that song!!

It's an oldie and goodie. :)

Awesome - such a real snapshot (lol, first time i typed snapshit! *insert Beavis laugh*) of a conversation I can see Brennan having no problem bringing up so bluntly... she may or may not have had the foresight to know where it would lead, but I like to believe she did it because she was ready for whatever. His response was pure man... perfect!
I have loved this series so much - but I'm sure I missed reviewing some and for that, I beg forgiveness. Hope you endeavor something like this again... you're too good at it not to! :)

Ah, Beavis and Butthead. I miss them. :) Snapshit does have a certain je ne sais quoi about it. *g*

Brennan's candor lends itself to all sorts of interesting and entertaining scenarios.

His response was pure man... perfect!

I'm glad his reaction seemed OK. :)

No need to beg forgiveness, silly. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment -- whenever it's convenient for you. I appreciate it.

Wonderful. The image of Booth covering his face with the pillow - so fun! I also really enjoyed how this moment came from one of pure bluntness on her part (not that I'd expect less).

Thank you very much! Brennan's a fascinating character, and her candor is part of what makes her so interesting. :)

I loved this. I can just see Brennan weighing matters, and then informing him of her conclusions calmly.

Glad this worked for you and seemed like Brennan. :) Thanks for letting me know that!

I'll never understand how you consistently manage to write these two so gosh-darn well. But I'm incredibly grateful that you can and DO.

I went back and reread the entire series - amazingly, reading some that I must have missed the first time around - and am just sitting here, shaking my head.

This one in particular - what a great finale. It's a beautiful way to end the series. Thank you.

I'll never understand how you consistently manage to write these two so gosh-darn well. But I'm incredibly grateful that you can and DO.

Thank you SO much! That's an extremely generous comment. ♥

I'm happy this seemed like a fitting end. They were all fun to write.

At last! A chance to use this icon. I enjoyed this series very much. As usual so full of insight. The dialogue, body language, everything is so them. Brava.

Ha! Your icon is perfect. ♥

Thank you, as always, for sharing your thoughts with me. I'm very pleased you enjoyed this.

I adore that Brennan made of leap of not-faith, and said, "I love you", before Booth. :-)

I've loved this fic, and am kinda sad to see it end. At the same time, it's the logical ending - with her saying the words.

*squishes you and your icon* Thank you, M. I'm pleased this seemed like a fitting end. Hope you're feeling a bit better today.

"There were other men, now there's you..." Sigh. What a lovely line.

Oh, I'm so pleased you liked that sentence. Thank you for letting me know that.

Aww... I hate to see these end. :( But this was a great one to end with - loved them!

*smooch* Thanks, Doc. And your icon is adorable!

Ah, yes. =]
Definitely Brennan. And very in character for Booth, as well.
I love how you write these two. You put them in new situations and places, and how they react is exactly how they would react.

And what you write is so cute. XD I'm addicted.

And what you write is so cute. XD I'm addicted.

Awww... Thanks so much. I'm glad that you like my stories and feel like they're about Brennan and Booth and not two other random people. Brennan/Booth are a lot of fun to write

Oh, a wonderful ending to a wonderful series.

And it is indeed a leap of faith for her.

Thank you very much; I'm really glad you enjoyed this.

And it is indeed a leap of faith for her.

Yes. She might not label it is as such, but it is. :)

Oh, I love that she loves him and has tried to quantify it and yet says it's not faith when it clearly is. Lovely bit. Thank you.

Thank you for reading/commenting!

awww I hate to see it end. *cries*

Is ATLBU still going on?

I'm flattered you're sad to see this one end. Thank you.

Is ATLBU still going on?

Yup, that one's still alive.

Sweet scene. I love this entire series, too bad they're coming to an end. Wonderful job.
Your new header is adorable. =D

Edited at 2008-10-03 04:44 am (UTC)

Thank you -- on all counts! :)


Why have I not seen this before?????????????

I want to marry this fic. My goodness, it's just the most fabulous way to end this series.

*wants this chapter's babies*

Why have I not seen this before?????????????

I don't know if it's relevant or not, but I think this was posted when FF.net was having issues with its alert system.

*wants this chapter's babies*

Haha What an awesome compliment. *g* Thanks heaps, sweetie.