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What the Heart Knows (Double Drabble #40)
Tan Booth - lerdo
Title:  What the Heart Knows (Double Drabble #40)
Characters:  Booth, Brennan, Sully
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Prompt Table:  Romance
Written for:  drabble123
Prompt:  #7 (Bliss)
Word Count:  200
Timeline:  Set at the very end of The Bodies in the Book.
Spoilers:  Through The Bodies in the Book.
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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Booth drew it himself--that solid black line between them--intending to permanently separate "you" and "me" from the risky territory of "us."

But what does the human heart know of geometry, geography, or cartography?

It knows blood, like his fingertips know the rasp of dried blood and Technicolor bruises blooming obscenely on her pale skin.

It knows fear, as time slows down and speeds up, sucking the air from his lungs as surely as it devours the air in her metal prison.

And it knows envy, that cardinal sin, as Booth stands frozen, watching through her office window with wide eyes while she kisses another man.

Sully has dark hair and dark eyes, and he carries a badge just like he does. But he isn't him.

Booth's feet move because he forces them to, taking him away from the lab that bustles with his people. Unfortunately, the physical distance doesn't do anything for the unwanted afterimage branded into his retinas.

Brennan's happiness matters; he's glad she's finally doing something besides staring at moldy old bones, isn't he?

As Booth steps outside, a bitter smile twists his lips. God must exist; no one else could have this perfect a sense of irony.

Author's Note: Tell me you didn't want to hug Booth when you saw the look on his face during the last scene of The Bodies in the Book.

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I wanted to hug him for sure..

That little header hurts a little to see :/ xD Well.. he's gone xD

One scene that hurts me a lot.. even more than that one is the one in 2x16 - Boneless Bride in the River - when Brennan tells him that Sully asked her to go with him and she needs to know what to do.. and Booth's face.. priceless.. my heart tightened so baad..

Well.. it was a little OT xD.. about your fic? Amazing! To the list of my Top 10 Lerdo fics :D

Sara, I totally agree with you about that scene in 2x16 being even more painful. Oh, his heart was clearly breaking, but he wanted her to be happy, so he told her she should go. *gulp*

Not at all off-topic, my dear! I enjoyed it. :)

Thank you, as always.

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