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Bones Fic: Trying to Fight Gravity (#93 in ATLBU)
B/B Consume me - lerdo
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Title: Trying to Fight Gravity (Title comes from a lyric in Ani Difranco's Falling Is Like This)
Characters:
Booth, Brennan
Rating:
T
Spoilers:
Through Double Trouble in the Panhandle
Word Count: 200
Disclaimer:
Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.
Story Notes:
This double drabble is a missing scene for Double Trouble in the Panhandle. It's set toward the end of the episode, and it's loosely linked to Games Without Frontiers (#16 in All That Lies Between Us)
Thanks for reading, and if you leave feedback, thanks for that as well.


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Trying to Fight Gravity

Booth’s a sucker for women wearing heavy eye make-up.

Scratch that. He's a sucker for this woman wearing heavy make-up.

He sighs, watching his breath lift a strand of her hair. Hell, maybe he's just a sucker for this woman.

The only-one-bed thing has gotten them into trouble before.

This isn't them; it's Buck and Wanda or Boris and Natasha or...

Or nothing. What's the point in lying to himself? He doesn't need Sweets to tell him those characters are all parts of him and his partner.

When she looks at him like that, eyes serious but a smile ghosting around the borders of her mouth, he almost forgets the reasons why this might not be a good idea.

Still, he tries -- because that's who he is. "Look, Bones, this isn't rational."

"Isn't it?" She tilts her head to the side. "You're a man. I'm a woman, and..." Her chest rises and falls, her gaze sliding away from his.

"And?" he asks, resting his palm on her hand where it tugs at the bedspread.

"And I want you."

He's walking a tightrope, without a net to catch him if he slips.

One deep breath, then he lets himself fall.


A/N: If anyone is wondering why I haven't posted much recently or read anyone else's stories (and I'm not saying anyone is!) the reason is that I'm currently 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant. So while I can't make any promises about upcoming updates, I can say that this is just a writing lull; Bones is still near and dear to my heart. Thank you, again, to everyone who's continued to read and/or comment on my fics. That has always meant something to me, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. :) It's often taken me a while to get out comment replies, thought, and having a baby isn't going to help on that front. But please know that I am always touched by the fact that anyone takes the time to read and comment on my stories. And I will respond -- even if it takes me a long time to do so. Thank you, and be well!



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It's lovely to see a new story up from you! But I do understand why you might not be posting as often as you used to :)

I hope all goes well, and I'm looking forward to seeing baby photos sometime!

OH MY GOD, IT IS LERDO FIC!

WOMAN, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? YOU ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A BABY! GO REST!

But. You've made me so very happy.

:o)

How wonderful! I loved this little tidbit! But lerdogirl, get with that baby having!!!!! And get some rest while you still can! *huggles you*

"Look, Bones, this isn't rational."

I give him points for trying to appeal to her norm ;)

This was delicious and not just because I've been craving Lerdo fic like you've probably been craving all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff.

Good luck with the baby having! :)

OMFG!! I saw the alert from ff.net on my inbox and I literally jumped!

I love it ♥

He doesn't need Sweets to tell him those characters are all parts of him and his partner.

That sentence is so true.

Thanks for taking the time to write it. I can't tell you how much I miss these drabbles!

Ha! I was JUST thinking to myself the other day: "Self, I wonder how far along Lerdo is, and if she'd write another drabble sometime."

Well, that answers both questions very nicely. I've missed your writing, but glad things are going well in your latter weeks. Take care and looking forward to the next status reports! :) *hugs*

*hugs* I always love it when you write, because you just get them.

This isn't them; it's Buck and Wanda or Boris and Natasha or...

Or nothing. What's the point in lying to himself? He doesn't need Sweets to tell him those characters are all parts of him and his partner.


This. ♥

That said, *hugs* Good luck!

I'm happy for your pregnacy, hun, but I have to admit that I REALLY REALLY missed your fics.
Every episode aired from January until now scream for a filling B&B missing scene and you know I love yours just a little too much :P
So, whenever you want to give us something...we're willing to accept it :)
Thanks for this ficlet and for all the others you wanna write ;)

I feel lucky. I got two notifications for this: one for LJ and one for FF.net.

Lovely. Absolutely lovely.

So wonderful, as usual. You manage to pack so much into so few sentences and it always makes me smile.

I was going to copy my favorite part but kept finding myself highlighting the whole thing... Alright, if forced it would have to be: He doesn't need Sweets to tell him those characters are all parts of him and his partner. So nice to see him recognize it.

Good luck with the little one! :)

Edited because I'm a dork and forgot a word. *shakes head*

Edited at 2009-02-27 01:38 am (UTC)

Oh my, Lerdo wrote a fic! You've made my day!
I can't believe you still have time and mind to do this.
*hugs*

He's walking a tightrope, without a net to catch him if he slips.

One deep breath, then he lets himself fall.

This is a great metaphor.

Hope you are doing well! I hope you don't got crazy waiting for the baby to come.

OMG!

40+ weeks is great!

How long before they're going to force an induction on you?

I wish for you a calm, manageable, smooth, fairly quick, and healthy labor and delivery.

Congratulations!!
p.s. great fic, btw.

I've known you've been busy being pregnant and all, but I'll admit that seeing a fic brought a smile to my face!

Hope all is well!

Brennan: skilled at walking the tightrope --- but is prepared to fall.

Booth: knows nothing about "tightrope walking", but he's been walking one for several years now.

Excellently done, as usual.

Don't fret about the fic! There are a LOT more important things (ahem: baby) going on in your life right now. Enjoy the pg; it's a blessing. ::hugs::

I was wondering why you hadn't written as much lately. Hope all goes well, and loved the fic :)

Le sigh. Lerdo fic, how I've missed you.

Love the tightrope theme, love Booth appealing to Brennan in her-speak, love his tentative effort to stop bullshitting himself.

And yes, very interesting things start happening when these two can pour a piece of their souls into a character that is only marginally separate from them. Sublimate much?

*loves*

Good luck with the last stretch of the pregnancy, hope it all goes well.

This is lovely. Very evocative of their relationship. Plus I love that you used a line from an Ani DiFranco song. I love her and was listening to her just today hehe.

Yay for new Bones drabbles. And yay for babies! You take care of yourself and your little one, the rest of us will live.

My day has been made! There are several authors whose fics/drabbles I particularly love, but none so much as yours (in fact, I wasn't even a fan of drabbles until I started reading yours)! Good luck with the baby!

Aw, this was wonderful. I love how you can get into Booth's mind and show us so easily. Thank you.

Also, good luck with the baby! 40w4d.. you must be exhausted.

Charming as ever.

When I was in hospital today a lady gave birth in the car park. Oh having babies happens in its own time!

Hello darling Lerdo! So thrilled to see this beautiful snippet from you, and whilre you're waiting to meet your beautiful new baby at that! Loved this piece- it felt whimsical in a way and I've been needing a little whimsy lately. Especially loved these first lines:
Booth’s a sucker for women wearing heavy eye make-up.

Scratch that. He's a sucker for this woman wearing heavy make-up.


Will be excited to hear about the Little One soon!!! :)

Great piece and *sguee* an Ani fan!

How exciting, lol.

Good luck with the baby!

woot for a new story and hope everything is going well with the pregnancy :)

love this drabble - such a nice thought that they have a secret sex life when they are undercover or working away &hearts

Well, I was in the mood for smut, but this works just as well, and it has a plot. Congrats and good luck with the new baby.

short, sweet and all too cute.

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