Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Bones Drabble: Some Days You Wake Up In the Army (#86 in ATLBU)
Booth Serious
only_more_love

Title: Some Days You Wake Up In the Army
Character:
Booth
Rating:
PG
Timeline/Spoilers:
Set at some undetermined point in the show.  I'd say this is spoilery through 1x21: The Soldier on the Grave.
Word Count: 100
A/N:
If you're looking for happy, I'd suggest you skip this one.

witchofthedogs  left me this prompt several months ago: "In sunshine and in rain, I will stand on the hill and rejoice."
Summary: For Booth, some days are better than others.
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.

Click here for fic index.
Click here to read the other drabbles in this series.

Some Days You Wake Up In the Army

Sometimes Booth still wakes spitting sand, a hollow ache in his stomach and a phantom stiffness in his limbs.

Sometimes Parker’s nightmare-induced cries merge with those of another boy, one who spent his seventh birthday covered in his dying father’s blood.

Sometimes the old cadences echo in his ears, and he asks himself where, exactly, Rangers lead the way to.

Sometimes he has to spend ten minutes staring at his reflection in the bathroom mirror before he can force his frozen lips into a smile that has a chance of fooling the world.

Sometimes he wonders if he’s fooling anyone.


A/N: Thanks for reading.  Please feel free to friend for fic updates.


  • 1
I'm always looking for teh happy, but you write them so well I couldn't bring myself to skip. Glad I didn't; wonderful job.

Thank you, honey. I'm happy you read this -- even though it isn't really happy. *g*

Excellent. You write angsty Booth best; you make it an integral part of his character more than the show does (at least this season).

Thanks very much for taking a moment to let me know how you reacted to this. Sometimes (often) I like fanfiction's portrayal of Booth more than I like what we see on our TV screens...

Very nicely written, m'dear. Sad, but well written.

Oh this is haunting - you know I love this side to Booth, that we rarely get to see anymore. I adore the imagery at the start with the sand.

This makes me think about something I read DB say in a recent interview, about how he'd like to see how Booth copes with getting up in the morning and facing the world, with this front he puts on.

*loves you*

I want to see more of this Booth, I want to see his anguish and his nightmares. I love goofy!Booth but angst!Booth is such fascinating man.

Wonderful job :D

Besos

I agree... this side of Booth is very interesting and real. You write it well.

Beautiful! Angsty, haunting, sad.
I love the mix of reality and memory; the way you show how his dreams bleed into his waking hours.
And all in so few words. The power you pack into a drabble never ceases to amaze.

Evocative imagery. I <3 this Booth version. I wish this were waaaayyyy longer!!!

Sometimes Booth still wakes spitting sand...

Oh, love it. Really gorgeous.

Oh, Booth. *gives him a big hug*

Wow! That was amazing. I really wish the show would go more into Booth's background instead of making him seem...stupid(bot not entirely so)...

-"Sometimes the old cadences echo in his ears..."

When I went to AF boot camp, we used to sing jodies when marching and the last day we all woke up and they were engrained into our heads...we were singing them on the way to chow even when training was over and we were "regular civilians" again.


This was great.

I always appreciate dark Booth, and you always deliver!

Sometimes the old cadences echo in his ears, and he asks himself where, exactly, Rangers lead the way to. This one is my favourite -- Booth doesn't always know where he's going but he knows he's got to go somewhere.

Thank you for this.

Ah, Booth...the Booth I recognize and cherish and who is so exquisite when he breaks. Just...more. More, more, maore.

Ah, Seeley...you don't fool us

great stories thank you!

Awesome awesome awesome.

I hope we get to *this* Booth season four.

You painted a great picture with so few words. Great work!

So melancholy, but I think it really fit those moments we saw Booth at his most vulnerable, particularly in S1.

Poor Booth. That Catholic guilt is a terrible burden. He might fool most people, but I bet there's one he ain't fooling...

*Cannot speak due to heart pains*
*Tries*
*Still can't speak*

I don't know how you do it - compressing the life and soul of someone into five sentences, but you just did. I love the structure of this one.

PS. Do you own the copyright to the A/N of this or can I cut and paste those words at the top of everything I post ;)

Sometimes he has to spend ten minutes staring at his reflection in the bathroom mirror before he can force his frozen lips into a smile that has a chance of fooling the world.

Excellent insight into Booth's mind. It's so easy to think of him as charming and easygoing, but after slowly learning more and more about him, it's obvious he uses his charm and humor as a shield.

  • 1
?

Log in

No account? Create an account