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Prompt: #20. Writer's choice.
Prompt Table: Romance
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.
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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. ;)