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Fic: From the Mouths of Babes (Ficlet #19)
Beautiful Bones - lerdo
Title: From the Mouths of Babes
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Rating: PG
Characters: Parker, Booth, Brennan
Words: 232
Spoilers:  None, as far as I can tell.
S/N: This is a ficlet set in the not-too-distant future.
*waves to a2zmom*

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Parker shoved a fry into his mouth and turned eyes very much like his father's in her direction.  "Why does my daddy call you Bones?"

"Hey, buddy,  please don't chew with your mouth open.  Finish your food and then talk."

Temperance's lips twitched at the gentle fatherly admonishment, and she shot Booth a glance.  

“What?” he asked, raising an eyebrow.

“Nothing.”  She turned her gaze back to Parker, who had finished eating and was regarding them both with a serious expression.  

“Now can I talk?”

“Yeah.”  Booth ruffled Parker's hair.

“Why does Daddy call you Bones?” he asked again.

“I don't know, Parker.  You'll have to ask your dad.  Almost everyone else calls me Dr. Brennan.  ”


“Well...”  Booth paused, cleared his throat.  “You know how your mom calls you Doodle?”


“Well, I call Dr. Brennan, Bones.”

“Mom says Doodle's my special name.  Because she loves me.”  Parker scratched his nose.  “Does that mean you love Dr. Brennan?”

Warmth flooded Temperance's cheeks, and words tumbled from her mouth.  “I think your father meant to say he calls me Bones because I work with— ”

Booth silenced her with a glance; Temperance found herself unable to look away.  “Yeah, Parker, it does.”

“Ok.”  His curiosity satisfied, Parker turned his attention elsewhere.  “Can I have a milkshake?”

“Sure.  You can have anything you want,” Booth replied, his gaze still on her.  “Anything at all.”   

Oh how cute. I think you know already that I'm in love with your drabbles but I say it again: I love it.

Booth silenced her with a glance; Temperance found herself unable to look away. “Yeah, Parker, it does.”

awwww that is so cute. And perfect. And totally Booth ♥

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*hugs you* Thank you. :) You're right; they are like snapshots.

Ha! Waves back.

Loved Booth cutting through the crap and saying, "Yup, that's exactly what it means."

(What's amusing is I actually don't like nicknames. I never call Zachary Zak (or G-d forbid) Zachy. But he just has a doodle-ish look about him.

"Doodle" popped into my head, and then I remembered that's what you call Zachary sometimes. *g*

I rather enjoyed Booth here, too. Hm. Maybe that didn't sound right. Then again, maybe it sounded JUST right. ;)

Thank you!

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.... manly's nickname is "Doodle" or "Doodles."


*smiles* I'm glad this reminded you of someone you love, Witchy. Do you have another nickname for girly, too?

Thanks for reading and feeding!

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This fic is like crack. I never know what to expect.

*g* Oh, that's priceless.

“Yeah, Parker, it does.”

That made me shiver.


Nice. Great job.

Thank you, my dear. I'm so glad you liked that sentence. It felt real but not overly dramatic to me. :)

omg that was sooo sweet! kids always ask the funniest things!!! lol

Thanks, Kiska. Parker did seem to get right to the point. *g*


that little kid knows everything. he's so lovely! :)

Thank you, Sofi. :) Parker's question provided just the right opening for Booth. *g*

“Mom says Doodle's my special name. Because she loves me.” Parker scratched his nose. “Does that mean you love Dr. Brennan?”

ahahahah!! Parker is the man! xD I love that kid *sigh*

Booth silenced her with a glance; Temperance found herself unable to look away. “Yeah, Parker, it does.”

THAT is so B&B..

Your fics are so in character... really. You should be a Bones writer too xD :D

God you are killing me with these drabbles!
“Yeah, Parker, it does.”
I mean is that not the most perfect and adorable Booth line ever?

oh, so very cute. And what a great way to tell someone 'I love you.'

Parker is such a Booth/Brennan shipper :)

This is soo cute. Love it! I can totally picture this scene too, which is awesome.