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Fic: Power (Double Drabble #5)

Title:  Power
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Word Count: 200
Characters: Brennan, Booth
Story Notes: The following is a double drabble—200 word vignette—set in the future.
Author Notes:
I am dealing with some family issues that unfortunately aren't going to be resolved anytime soon. That's eating up a lot of my energy. So if you're waiting on a reply from me or if you get a reply that's less specific than usual, forgive me.

I still have time to write; I just have less of it and more stress. ;) I wrote this because I needed to compartmentalize for a little while. With some luck, Christmas Magic will be my next update.

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“Why did I think a relationship with a squint was a good idea?”

Brennan's lips thinned and her eyes shuttered, freezing him out.

“Bones...” Booth said on a sigh.

The door clicked shut behind her.

Booth scrubbed his hands over his face. She made his blood run hot—in and out of bed.

Didn't matter what they'd been fighting about; he shouldn't have said that.

He watched her from her doorway. The tightening of her shoulders told him she knew who stood there. When he could delay no longer, he sat beside her on the couch. “I brought you one of those nasty bran muffins.”

She continued leafing through her papers.

“Hey”--he bumped his knee against hers--“would you look at me? Please?”

She shifted away; his stomach clenched.

“I'm sorry.”

Her gaze lifted to his. “That you're with me?”

“No. For what I said. I didn't mean it. I'm sorry.”

A sigh. “I hate...that I need...” She shook her head.

“Me?” he finished. “If it makes you feel better, I kinda need you.”

A long pause.

“Did you bring coffee, too?”

“Yeah.” He handed her the cup, smiling when their hands brushed and she didn't pull away.


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Aww. They need each other.

It's amazing how every time you write B/B, you manage to write them in character - there's not a single time I think "she/he wouldn't do/say that." Amazing, really. Not anyone can do that. *bows down*

Your generous words have put a smile on my face. Thank you!

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