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More Than Words (Double Drabble #39)

Title: More Than Words (Double Drabble #39)
Characters:  Booth, Brennan
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Written for: drabble123

Prompt Table:  Romance
Prompt: #18 (Rare)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Timeline: After Santa in the Slush.
Spoilers:  Through Season 1.
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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Just like Brennan teases secrets from the dead, Booth knows how to get what he needs from the living. He talks a lot, without revealing much about himself. There's something in the patient set of her head, though, that makes him want to tell her all the things that matter. It's no accident she knows more about him than any woman he's dated. More than his priest, even. She knows about Kosovo, knows about his list. Because he told her.

Honestly, she often says the wrong thing, her words awkward and halting. But it isn't the words or how she speaks them; it's her eyes. They gut him with their strange combination of experience and innocence--leave him spread open--with secrets spilling out.

Pushing his sunglasses up on his nose, he turns his head and finds her watching him. Wind filters through the half-open windows, snapping at her hair.

Unlike most people, Brennan doesn't talk unless she has something to say, doesn't seem to need to fill silence. But silence can be dangerous sometimes--like now--when he doesn't know how much longer he can dam the words building in his chest. Smiling tightly, he turns on the radio.

Author's Note:
It's official: Booth and Brennan have eaten my brain.


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