Title: Tempting Fate (Double Drabble #8)
Series: All That Lies Between Us
Word Count: 200
Characters: Seeley Booth, Temperance Brennan
Spoilers: For The Knight on the Grid.
A/N: As always, thank you for the lovely comments you've left. I promise I'll respond to you all as soon as I can. I'm so glad to hear that some of you are enjoying these drabbles; they're allowing me to write even through the current craziness of my life. :)
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.
"Get down," Booth says, shoving her and reversing as fast as he can. But he knows it's already too late, so he braces for the impact. The world spins crazily as the blast tosses the car into the air as if it weighed no more than one of Parker’s toys. Even as the stench of burning rubber and the crunch of metal hit him, he bargains silently.
Let her live and I swear I’ll become the man You want me to be. Let her live and I’ll never take another life. Let her—
The car rights itself.
His ears ring, his body screams. “Bones.” Her stillness chills him. “Bones,” he repeats, the word a prayer, a plea, and a vow. As he kicks her door, she moves.
Relief is too small a word for what floods his aching body.
“Don’t move.” Booth launches himself through his window, ignoring the glass that lodges in his palms.
He would crawl through worse for her.
When she rests on the sidewalk beside him, she begins to argue. The blood marring her skin infuriates him; he argues back.
Even as they fight, he gives thanks…and wonders how he’ll uphold his side of the bargain.