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Partners (Double Drabble #34)

Title: Partners (Double Drabble #34)
Characters:  Booth, Brennan
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Spoilers:  For The Boneless Bride in the River
Timeline:  Sometime after Santa in the Slush
Prompt Table:  Romance
Written for:  drabble123 
Prompt: #14 (Certainty)
Rating
:  PG
Word Count: 
200
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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They're stopped at a red light when Booth says, "You ever hear from Sully?"  The words sound casual, but he regrets asking the question.  

He thinks she'd tell him if she was seeing someone.  Knowing her, she'd give him so many details he'd have to blow his entire next paycheck on socks and ties.  Which makes him wonder if Sully still has a hold on her.  He'd know, wouldn't he?  

Brennan's eyebrows lift in surprise, but she meets his gaze directly when she answers.  "He sends me an occasional postcard."  She shrugs.  "I don't write back, though."

"Why not?"    

"Because it would only be an unnecessary social nicety.  Sully and I are over.  I cared for him very much"--Booth's jaw tightens, and he forces it to relax--"but he's there, I'm here."

"And you're ok with that?"  Another question he hadn't intended to ask, but he can't seem to control his mouth.

"Of course."  She smiles, and he finds himself smiling back.  "I chose to stay.  I have a life to live and work to do."

"I know.  I was just wondering."

"I'm glad you asked."

"Yeah?"

"Yes. Partners should feel comfortable discussing their respective romantic relationships."

"So...How about them Steelers?"
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