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Fic: Questions and Answers (Double Drabble #13)
L'ecrivez
only_more_love

Title: Questions and Answers
Word Count: 200
Characters:
Booth, Brennan
Rating:
PG-13
Story Notes:
The following is a double drabble—200 word vignette—set in the future
A/N: As always, thank you for reading. All comments are cherished.
Warning:  Don't read this if you're not prepared for a little angst.

Booth does not cry, scream, or beg.  He sits in a pew that has borne the weight of countless human joys and sorrows and mouths one word.  Then he waits, cold hands folded.

The silence carries no answer, so he speaks the word aloud this time.  “Why?”  It echoes through the empty church.

No answer.

Booth blinks, and sees again the small, still body, soaked by rain.  “Why?”

The creaking of wood as he shifts serves as his only reply.

As he rises and wonders how he’ll tell Parker his classmate was kidnapped, tortured and left to rot in the woods, Booth doesn’t ask why He didn’t answer.  Because that why doesn’t matter.  The emptiness inside him is answer enough. 


After quietly shutting the front door, Booth moves through the shadows until his fingers brush familiar fabric.  He sits—until he can no longer differentiate between the darkness of the room and the darkness inside him.   

When she joins him, they don't speak.  Their breath counts the minutes...until she threads her sleep-warmed fingers through his.  Her touch doesn't make it ok, but it reminds him people can live without faith. 

Maybe he can learn to live without his. 

 



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This is yet another fantastic drabble. I can't seem to get enough. :)

What I like about this one is that Booth begins to understand Brennan's lack of spiritual belief, after seeing something so severe in his own eyes...finally (so to speak).
I love that he has these dark feelings and emotions running through his veins, and he goes to Brennan for comfort. I don't know if at this time period within this story they have established years of being together, but I get the feeling that they are, and the feeling that they are still "new" in the love relationship, perhaps not even officially yet. God, I sure hope that makes sense b/c reading it back it sounds like babbling, lol!
I am really loving the stories where they come together during the night, connecting in the dark with unspoken words. Yay!

This is yet another fantastic drabble. I can't seem to get enough. :)

Oh, thank you! That's good, because I can't seem to stop writing them. *g*

I don't know if at this time period within this story they have established years of being together...

I won't dictate that to you; it takes place whenever it makes sense to you.

You don't sound like you're babbling at all. :)

Thanks very much for your thoughtful comments. I love hearing how someone interpreted my writing. There's so much possibility in fiction...


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