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Don't Go (Double Drabble #45)
Booth Serious
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Title:  Don't Go (Double Drabble #45)
Written for: drabble123
Prompt: #20. Writer's choice.
Prompt Table:  Romance
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Spoilers/Timeline: Missing scene for The Boneless Bride in the River. Takes place after Brennan asks Booth if she should go with Sully--and after Booth leaves the lab.
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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Driving home from the lab with the radio on, the only thing Booth hears is her question: You think I should go?

Brennan's always had a knack for asking questions he struggles to answer. If he hesitated for too long, she'd notice--and call him on it. So he only paused long enough to check with his gut before he told her to live wide.

What he thinks and what he wants aren't the same thing, but she didn't ask what he wants.

Booth wants lots of things he can't have, and she was never his to begin with. His partner, yes. His friend, even. But not his in the way he believes one person can belong to another.

Not Sully's either, he thinks, unable to suppress the twinge of satisfaction that appears at that thought. No, Brennan belongs to herself.

But he can picture her on a boat, can taste the salty wind that tangles her hair.

The sun'll leave freckles on her cheeks and he won't get to see them.

She'd be crazy not to go and while Brennan's a lot of things, she definitely isn't crazy.

His hands clench on the steering wheel; she's going to leave him.

A/N: This grew out of my curiosity regarding what Booth might have been thinking later on during the night that Brennan asked him if she should travel with Sully.

BTW, if anyone's wondering, I'm not through writing longer stories. ;)

 


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Ooh, I liked that. I always figured there had to be some serious conflict between what he wanted and what he thought. In the end though, I really loved that he cared enough to not try and tie her down and make her stay. It seems to me that doing that would be a surefire way to make her leave, just because she is her own person..

Thanks, Ren. He gave her what she needed, not what he wanted. Fortunately, she stayed anyway. ;)

I love that episode. One of my favorite scenes is the one where he tells her to go, to live wide. DB's acting was such an awesome understatement...

Love this - it's so very much the way Booth thinks.

That's really nice! So sad; poor Booth. You just want to hug him.

His hands clench on the steering wheel; she's going to leave him.

Love this line!

I absolutely agree with odakota_rose. Your "missing scene" fics just keep outdoing one another. Also, love this line:

Not Sully's either, he thinks, unable to suppress the twinge of satisfaction that appears at that thought.

When I watched this episode for the first time, I thought I was going to be sick (though, obviously she wasn't going to leave. What would we have, 'Bones: Love Boat Edition' a la CSI?). So, it pleases me to think Booth and I shared emotions on that one.

I am excited for longer story updates, but until then I will happily watch for the little double drabbles. Ha, when you say it like that they sound like puppies or kittens.

Awww, poor Booth. :(

I love your writing, I can see Booth's mind working like this.

You have such amazing writing. <3 *hugs*

wow this is good!
i really liked it!

and by the way your lj header looks great :D

I love his thought processes here, especially his realization the Brennan doesn't belong to anyone.

Oh, the ache that episode gave me when I thought of how Booth felt. <3 BOOTH, ILY.

I really like this - you can almost feel Booth's pain at the thought that she's going to leave.

I like this line: Brennan's always had a knack for asking questions he struggles to answer. If he hesitated for too long, she'd notice--and call him on it.
And the ones about the salty breeze in her hair and the freckles he'll never see.
They seem real to Booth's character - he seems to notice little things like that.

Nice way of seeing it :)
And hun, don't worry.. I think everyone loves your ficlets :D even though they aren't big :P.. well, at least I think like that about me xD

That was such a heartrending little fic...I can imagine him thinking this way. Booth is incredibly unselfish...You know he loves her or he would have told her not to go...Or perhaps he is smart enough to know if he said stay she would have been on the waves before the echo of the words died away.

Sid

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