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Sticks and Stones (Double Drabble #37)
Bone Lady - lerdo
Title: Sticks and Stones (Double Drabble #37)
Characters:  Booth
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Rating: PG
Timeline:  During Season 3.
Prompt Table:  Romance
Written for:  drabble123
Prompt: #5 (Endearments)
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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He gave her the nickname during the first days of their acquaintance, before they were partners.  When he'd stepped forward and offered his hand, she'd turned her elegant head, and he'd felt her look right through him.  The prettiest squint he'd ever seen, and she didn't even see him. 

That was all it took for the devil on his shoulder his mother had warned him about to sit up and take notice. 

Seeley Booth had never liked being ignored. 

Instinctively, he'd known he could make those cool blue eyes snap.  Just like he'd known he'd get Kate Donovan's attention by snapping her bra.  It had almost been worth the visit to the principal's office--and the subsequent kiss of his father's belt. 

Here was this woman in love with logic, reason, and science, and he'd known exactly how to take her from zero to sixty in ten seconds. 

He still did. 

But the joke was on him.  Because what had begun as a means to irritate an irritating woman, had transformed into something more dangerous. 

Who knew when it had happened?  Maybe around the time she stopped saying, "Don't call me Bones," and started responding like that really was her name. 

Author's Note:  Sorry I'm behind on replying to comments and messages; I'm trying to catch up.

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This little drabble reminds me that we've never really heard much about B&B's actual first meeting. It's not explicitly stated in the pilot, but it seems pretty clear that particular case isn't the first time they've worked together, yes?

Part of what bugs me about it is that I've tried to work out their individual timelines in my head, and I can't get Booth's backstory to work out. Makes me think that the writers themselves don't have it worked out either. :)

Actually, in the pilot episode, it is explicitly stated that they have worked together before.

Booth: Well at least I picked you up at the airport…huh? Alright c’mon. I mean I went through the appropriate channels but your assistant there he stonewalled me.

Temp: Yeah, well after the last case I told Zach to never, ever to put you through. He’s a good assistant.


Cullen: Thought you said that she wouldn’t work with you anymore.

Booth: Well, the last case we worked she provided a description of the murder weapon and the murderer but I didn’t give her much credence.

I hope we get a flashback of their first meeting at some point. :)

...I can't get Booth's backstory to work out. Makes me think that the writers themselves don't have it worked out either. :)

You may be right about that, Alyson!

Thank you for reading and commenting.

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