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Bones Fic: Trying to Fight Gravity (#93 in ATLBU)
B/B Consume me - lerdo

Title: Trying to Fight Gravity (Title comes from a lyric in Ani Difranco's Falling Is Like This)
Booth, Brennan
Through Double Trouble in the Panhandle
Word Count: 200
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)
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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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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*

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