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Fic: Four Places Booth Wants to Kiss Brennan--And One Place He Did (4/5)
B&W B/B - lerdo
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Title:  Four Places Booth Wants to Kiss Brennan--And One Place He Did (4/5)
Spoilers: 
None
Characters:  Booth, Brennan
Rating:  PG
Summary:  Exactly what the title says.
Disclaimer:  Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.

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4.  Outside

As long as Booth has known Brennan, he's thought she spends too much time at the Jeffersonian.  The house of reason is her favorite place, the place she feels most in her element; he knows that as surely as he knows all her passwords.  But the starry paleness of her skin is exacerbated by the long hours she works under artificial light, tirelessly coaxing secrets from the dead like some kind of magician.  Oh, he's watched her do it enough times to know it isn't actually magic, but it still seems that way.  She knows things he'll never know, and he finds he's ok with that.   Her brain, his  heart, and maybe together they're enough. 

A shiver catches him unaware sometimes when she runs gentle fingers over the shards of bone they've recovered from one godforsaken place or another.  Not over him, but that doesn't stop Booth from imagining otherwise.  When she catches him looking and then frowns in confusion, he coughs sharply to hide the smile playing about his mouth.  They're playing a game—the two of them—and a dangerous one at that—but sooner or later one of them will cry uncle. 

Though the lab is her home, he prefers her outside in the sun, where he can watch the blue of her eyes shift and swirl to match the shades of the sky that hangs above them both.  Some days the air is quiet and still.  Other days it whispers through trees and grass, making them sway before it pulls tendrils of hair from her ponytail and leaves them to dance against the smooth curve of her cheek. 

They're never outside long enough to make him happy.  At least not long enough for him to discover the precise shade of pink her nose and cheeks would turn if she had a sunburn.  Would it be the pink of the sunsets he missed when he served overseas or the pink of the sticky-sweet cotton candy Parker begs him to buy when they go to the circus?  He doesn't know, and really, it doesn't matter.  He just wants to see it.  

Leave her outside long enough and he bets she'll have tiny freckles sprinkled across her nose, cheeks, and shoulders...and he'll kiss them one by one as the sun dips down into the horizon. 

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Yessss! I was hoping for an update this weekend, and here's my gift, all wrapped in gold with a big pink bow. :-)

I love the way you brought in Booth's desire to get Bones out of the lab (3.01), and his gleeful expression when she did - to Booth's thinking here, and his desire here to get her out of the lab. Very much in canon.

Also: They're playing a game—the two of them—and a dangerous one at that—but sooner or later one of them will cry uncle. Yeah, baby, and don't we all want to be there when that happens?

Another great fic. ::loves::

Oh L, this one = so gorgeous. Such a glimpse in to the thoughts of romantic!Booth... I love love love to death the last paragraph and a bit - such gorgeous images.

I think this is my fav of these particular ficlets so far

:)

...and he'll kiss them one by one as the sun dips down into the horizon.
OMG!!! This sight makes me cry with joy. It’s absolutely sweet *a big sigh*

When I have just read one of your fics I think "It’s so beautiful that it’s impossible that she writes other one better". I’m wrong, the next one is even better. You are incredible. Seriously.

Besos

I love the way color comes into play here as he's thinking about her - her pale skin, her eyes, how she'd look with a sunburn. Nicely done.


You're so observant. *smooches you* Thank you. This might have been too flowery for Booth, but I wanted to try it. *g*

I've always loved the sweet setup at the Jeffersonian (inside/outside vibe), but it's true: the squints are never outside. And Brennan looks so pretty in the sun. Or sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial...at night...practically glowing...

As always, very pretty.

Awww so cute. I love it. Really great work.

he bets she'll have tiny freckles sprinkled across her nose, cheeks, and shoulders...and he'll kiss them one by one as the sun dips down into the horizon.

That sounds like the perfect kiss *sighs*

At least not long enough for him to discover the precise shade of pink her nose and cheeks would turn if she had a sunburn.

I LOVED that whole little paragraph :] You do amazing things with words!

This is so beautifully written..I love the ending..so cute :)

Leave her outside long enough and he bets she'll have tiny freckles sprinkled across her nose, cheeks, and shoulders...and he'll kiss them one by one as the sun dips down into the horizon.

That is so romantic *grins*

Loved it :D

Love the imagery here, it's both romantic and intospective at the same time.

So, basically, Booth spends most of his waking hours thinking about Bones, talking to Bones and fantasising about Bones. Can't wait for the last one when all his dreams will also come true. I have enjoyed this response to the five things prompt.

Edited at 2008-01-25 07:51 pm (UTC)

So, basically, Booth spends most of his waking hours thinking about Bones, talking to Bones and fantasising about Bones.

I laughed my ass off at this. *g* But the answer is no. I just happened to pick out those moments for this, since it's all about the kissyface. *runs off to laugh some more*

Thanks for the chuckle. :) And I'm pleased you enjoyed this; it was fun to write.

Booth is such a romantic. I love how he thinks about her. :)

At least not long enough for him to discover the precise shade of pink her nose and cheeks would turn if she had a sunburn. Would it be the pink of the sunsets he missed when he served overseas or the pink of the sticky-sweet cotton candy Parker begs him to buy when they go to the circus? He doesn't know, and really, it doesn't matter. He just wants to see it.

God, I love that paragraph. The detail is so in character, and the style is effortlessly artistic. *melts*

I think this was one just as sweet as the other one that left me teary eyed.

Awwww that was so adorable! Booth is so sweet and romantic!

They're playing a game—the two of them—and a dangerous one at that—but sooner or later one of them will cry uncle.
I'm just waiting for that day to come!

*kisses*

The wording and detail in this are perfect...the freckles, the sunburn on her nose, the fingers caressing the bones.

Lovely.

Mmmmm..that was delicious! I love the way you write them. It is so perfect!

that was beautiful! I love the line about the wind, great imagery.

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