Series: All That Lies Between Us
Timeline: After The Mummy in the Maze.
Prompt Table: Romance
Written for: drabble123
Prompt: #1 (Infatuation)
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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The kid's section is his first stop, and he finds three books for Parker. Afterward, he heads for the cash registers.
On impulse, he veers toward the mystery section. When he finds what he's looking for, he sets Parker's books on a shelf. Then he tucks his gloves into his coat pocket before grabbing Bred in Bone.
The hardcover book is a solid weight in his hands. She looks out from the back flap, her gaze turned toward the left. It's her--only not. Her mouth quirks in the briefest of smiles, and as he traces it with his index finger, a flicker of jealousy dances up his spine. What did the photographer say to coax that secret smile from her? No stranger should get the kind of smile he'd worked for months to get.
A glance at his watch pulls him from his thoughts and pushes him toward the front of the store.
The pretty blonde cashier smiles as she hands him the bag, but he barely notices.
Author's Note: I'm so happy the WGA strike is officially over. :)