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Fic: Come Undone (3/?)
Booth Serious
Title: Come Undone (3/?)
Chapter: 3/? [WIP]
Characters: Brennan, Booth
Rating: R (rating is for some language and adult themes.)
Summary: Where does Booth go on a night when his job feels like too much? Story set in season 3. Possible spoilers through 3x6.
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning:  This story is rated R because of some adult themes, mild profanity, and some potentially difficult emotional content. 

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My sister is a violent rape survivor. I normally can't deal with anything- books, movies, television, anything concerning that subject matter. So far, you're handling the subject matter so gently and so well that I'm not only wary of the story, I'm actively enjoying it. Thank you for that. :)

Thanks, Dayna. First, let me say that I'm sorry your sister was raped. It's a horrible fact of life that people do these kinds of things to each other.

That said, I don't think I intend this story to be about Brennan's rape. While she was raped, she survived, and she mentioned it to Booth primarily as a means of sharing and trying to illustrate how even things that are broken can heal, eventually. He was open and vulnerable with her, and she recognized that and wanted to reciprocate. There will almost certainly be further discussion of the rape, but this story isn't supposed to be ABOUT the rape. Just know that I have no intention of trying to sensationalize the issue.

I have no idea if that made any sense. If this story touches any sore spots as it continues, you should, obviously, stop reading. But it's certainly not my intention to hurt anyone.

Thanks for taking the time to read and share your thoughts with me; I appreciate that.

A root canal sans anesthetic. Yep, that definitely sums up the writing process at times. It can be a wonderful, heady rush - almost like flying, maybe - but then it can be the most tedious, frustrating thing. But I think because you care so much about getting it right, you always *will* get it right.

And this? Is right.

When she looked at him now, it wasn't sexual desire that stirred within her but something worse—the reckless, dangerous desire to lean just a little—and let him lean on her.

That's so very Brennan - letting go emotionally would be so much harder than physically. I can't wait to see where they go from this impasse (but I trust you to take them there).

Btw. I like you header. David rock!! :D

Very enjoyable - you have the character voices down, and it feels very much like something that could be on television. :)

Eww... I'm loving this! I love the way she turned it back onto him. He's always digging through her emotional baggage like a miner, but he keeps so much hidden. I've made reference in my fics to how little she really knows about him as compared to how much he knows about her.
This is definitely not a fluffy bunny tale... but I for one am really appreciating it!!


Thanks, Jen. I'm pleased you enjoyed this. And yes, Booth does push Brennan to reveal more and more of herself even as he keeps his own issues relatively hidden.


That's really all that needs to be said.

I can tell this must have been hard to write because it's hard to read. But I enjoy the fact that you've taken a darker stance in writing something very deep and emotional. I love this. :)

Thanks, Sarah. This is a tough one to write, but I love it. Life is full of light and dark, and that's why I like to write about both. Some people make a value judgment and insist that stories that deal with the darker side of life are somehow inherently better than comic writing or writing that is lighter in tone. I'm not one of those people. There is nothing wrong with happiness; it's as legitimate an emotion as sadness. I hate the label "fluff" because to me it sounds like a derogatory word--as if the story being referenced lacks weight or is just somehow less.

But I digress. *g* I'm glad you liked this even if it was difficult for you to read.

I have to say that, really, this whole series is my favorite piece of your work. Because you do subtle with such dexterity.

Edited at 2008-02-07 10:50 pm (UTC)

I'm glad my sad eyes worked. *g* Thanks for reading and commenting on this in the midst of your busyness; I really wanted to hear your opinion.

Powerful and Compelling Work!

Wow, this is a completely believable plotline and the way with which it is written shows a masterful use of the English language.

You have a gift the likes of which I would kill for...Talent like yours should be utilized. I hope to read an original work in print some day soon.

All of the insights into your characters is complex and thoughtful; the story is driven by the emotional disposition of the characters and enhanced by the in character dialogue between them.

Thank you for the wonderful story...I can't wait to see where this goes.


after being so open and coming so close, they retreat back to their childish bicker (though there is nothing childish at all about the issues). so sad. please don't leave us this way. this must be resolved!!