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Bones Ficlet: Brain & Heart
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Title: Brain and Heart
Characters: Booth, Brennan
Rating:
K or PG
Spoilers:
Through The End in the Beginning
Timeline: Future
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 takes place at the end of The End in the Beginning.
Thanks for reading, and if you leave feedback, thanks for that as well.


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Brain and Heart

“Who are you?” Booth asks, and Brennan is struck dumb by the question – by the way in which the brain can betray the body. A glance in his familiar eyes brings neither a flare of recognition nor warmth. But her partner has always known who she is. Without intending to, she has sometimes looked to him to reflect herself. She can admit her intentions have typically meant little when it comes to him.

"Don't call me Bones," she repeated often during the early months of their unlikely partnership. Ignoring her directive, he carved away the layers of her resistance, armed with easy smiles, takeout, and the stubborn insistence that the metaphorical heart mattered.

Booth has always had the uncanny ability to shrink the distance between them with a quirk of his lips or a meaningful flash of his eyes. In this moment, however, a chasm separates them; if she peers into it, just how far will she fall?

The transcendent emotion she yearned to experience, it fills her, tightening her throat until each breath is more labored than the last. Sadly, it offers her scant protection from the truth she has always known: the heart is nothing without the brain.

 

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That's a hard one... Don't get me wrong, you did a very good job at the set up. I mean it's hard because we're looking at someone who has just had proven what she tries so hard to deny.

And it sucks to be in that position.


Good work.

You're right, it does suck to be in that position. Poor Brennan, and poor Booth, too. It will be interesting to see how the show handles all this, though I admit that my hopes are not particularly high on that front. *g* I love me some Bones, but the follow-through is often just not there...

Thanks for reading and commenting on this, Witchy.

*whispers*

Go read this. Next to yours, fated_addiction's Bones stuff is amazing.

I got desperate yesterday and went to ff.net searching for Bones fic. I shall never stray from LJ again.

I've missed your words. Hugs to you.

*points*

Oh, yes, I did that once. It took months for me to get the screams out of my head.

*pets you* I hope you've recovered from your unfortunate experience. *g* There is some quality fic to be had over there, but it can take a good deal of sifting!

*hugs you back* You always seem to say the right thing at the right time, D. :) Thank you.

The sifting is just traumatic. I seem to be okay, though.

:o)

Happy Bones Week!

It's like sifting through broken glass to find a diamond. You REALLY want that stone, but damned if you aren't gonna rip your hand apart in order to find it.

*carefully hides scarred hand*

I hear you. Especially since you are a diamond. *goes to see if you've updated my story* Whee! I'm so glad! *goes to read*

Aw, aren't you a peach!! *blushes*

Yes, FINALLY! What a load off, to have that done...

Heart wrenchingly beautiful. Every word has such impact write from the start; it truly amazes me how much feeling you can compact in such a small space.

Booth has always had the uncanny ability to shrink the distance between them with a quirk of his lips or a meaningful flash of his eyes. In this moment, however, a chasm separates them; if she peers into it, just how far will she fall?
Gah. I think my breath literally hitched feeling the emotion of it.

Thanks so much for writing, hun. Even these little ficlets are a joy from you!

*hugs hugs hugs* Thank you, Liz. You've lightened my mood considerably with your generous comments. ♥

That's horrible - she never wanted him to call her Bones, and now it's what she wants more than anything.

Be careful what you wish for...

Fabulous as always, my dear. Hope today was better than yesterday!

It's interesting that he would ask, "who are you?", when he's had such a profound influence in her evolution of who she is (now) vs. who she was (before working with him).

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