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Star Light, Star Bright (Double Drabble #43)
Beautiful Bones - lerdo
Title: Star Light, Star Bright (Double Drabble #43)
Written for: drabble123
Prompt:  #13. Dreams.
Prompt Table:  Romance
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Timeline:  Season 3 summer.
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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They're seated side by side on the curb outside the Jeffersonian one hot summer night when the moon hangs high and full. As Booth sips his beer, a glimmering star catches his eye. Smiling, he pictures Parker looking out the window reciting Star Light, Star Bright. "Say, Bones, if you could make one wish--any wish--and have it come true, what would you wish for?"

Brennan's forehead wrinkles as her fingers skim the condensation on her bottle. "I don't believe in wishes, Booth."

"I know, but just pretend for a sec. It's a hypothetical question."

Without a breeze, the air presses thickly against their skin. Shrugging, Brennan lifts her hand and brushes her damp fingers over her mouth. The gesture seems absentminded, but Booth's mouth turns dry. "Obviously, I would wish for an infinite number of wishes."

He groans at her logic. "Come on, Bones," he says, waving away her answer. "That doesn't count."

"But you said I could make any wish."

"Any wish but that one. Try again."

Their shoulders brush as she shifts. "I would wish my parents had stayed," she replies softly. "Does that count?"

Booth leans in until their shoulders touch again. "Yeah, Bones, it does."

Author's Note: For anyone who doesn't know it, Star Light, Star Bright is a nursery rhyme that goes like this:

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

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Thank you, Asra. *hugs* I miss the show to pieces, too. Hopefully April will be here before we know it.

I'd like to second what her_lonelyheart has posted.

I love her wish... totally in character, and I love watching Booth watch her every move.

Typo here:Without a breeze, the air presses thickly against their skin.

Thanks, makd. :)

Typo here:Without a breeze, the air presses thickly against their skin.

Let me rephrase. I knew when I wrote that sentence that it might seem like awkward phrasing. But what is the typo? Forgive me if I'm being exceptionally dense--and for coming back to edit this post fifty times. *g*

Edited at 2008-02-22 11:39 am (UTC)

"..., the air presses thickly against their skins."

Unless their conjoined, skin should be plural in that sentence. :-)

Unless their conjoined, skin should be plural in that sentence. :-)

I WAS being dense. *g* Thank you for coming back to clarify--and for catching the mistake in the first place. For that I give you Dancing!Angel. *hugs*

So beautiful!
And it really sounds like them!
I want Bones back! *stamps her feet and cries* Here in Italy they haven't even aired Season 2 yet! :(

I do that too, when people ask me what i wish for i always say more wishes, but they never understand me.
I like her wish, it makes sense that she would want something from the past
Wonderful like always

The simplicity of those moments is what makes me love them; and your drabbles for keeping it alive. If this is not deep, I don't know what really is.


They would do that and, in my opinion, it works so much better than the coffee moment at the Lincoln Memorial, which was just awkward.

And... I think I'm in America when the show restarts. I may catch an episode. I wonder how it will sound after your voices? It will be interesting.

I suspect Booth knew that was her answer. Good for him for helping her face her past.

I feel the need to point out the fact that if not for you writing these, I probably would've gone batty during the strike xD

*rereads drabble*...*sigh* I love these two. SO MUCH.

This is perfect!!

I love the Booth shoulder touch, it's totally in character and so typical of their relationship. He wants to comfort her...but can't go too far.

"Obviously, I would wish for an infinite number of wishes."

We should force you to be a writer for Bones.
But seriously, I can definitely see this scene playing out in my head as I read it. It makes me happy... in a sad kind of way (if that even makes sense).

Awwww :D :D
Maybe she would be a different person? Less cold :x?

This is lovely and perfect. And her actually admitting that, so lovely and poignant and wonderful.

Oh... so sad/sweet....

Poor Bones....

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