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Proof (Double Drabble #48)
Temperance - lerdo
only_more_love

Title: Proof (Double Drabble #48)
Written for:  drabble123

Prompt: #10. Grace.  (And with this, I've completed the challenge!)
Prompt Table:  Romance
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Spoilers/Timeline: This is a missing scene for the end of The Man in the Morgue.
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely mean to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.

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"Does that prove something?" Angela asked.

Brennan studied the earring. "Yeah." She glanced at Angela with the beginnings of a smile. "It proves something."

A suspicion tickled her mind. Without offering any explanation, Brennan hurried out of her office to catch her partner.

"Booth," she called out when she sighted his jacket-clad back.

He turned, eyebrows raised in question. "What?"

"Answer my question."

"Which one?"

"Where did you find the earring?"

"Doesn't matter. What matters is you have it back."

"It matters to me," she insisted. "Where did you find it?"

Booth shrugged and looked at his shoes. "At Legiere's place," he finally answered, confirming her suspicion.

"That's why you said you'd bet your career on my innocence. You compromised evidence," she said, her voice a mixture of anger and wonder. "Why would you do that for me?"

"Why'd you introduce me to Peter LeSalle as your friend and not your partner?" he countered.

"Because you are my friend," she said, knowing it was the truth. Uncertainty warred with impulse; Brennan surrendered to the latter and placed her uninjured hand on Booth's arm. "Thank you."

His gaze flicked from her hand to her eyes. "You're welcome," he replied, smiling.


A/N:  I adore The Man in the Morgue because I see it as being all about Booth and Brennan's growing friendship, their respect for each other, and their faith in one another. But I was never satisfied with the ending--especially in light of the beautiful conversation they had about why Booth is nice to Brennan. That said, as much as I like Booth/Brennan hugs and smoochies, I just couldn't see either happening at the end of this episode. In my opinion, this episode called for more than we got but still something more restrained than an embrace or a kiss.

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I agree that there wouldn't have been any hugs, they were a long way from that. But you did cathch their growing closeness perfectly here.

Thank you. :)

We got a hug in Two Bodies in the Lab, which was just a couple episodes before this one. But that was under pretty dire circumstances, and I just couldn't see Brennan throwing herself into Booth's arms (at this point anyway) because he gave her back her mother's earring. She did it re: her father, but that's at the end of Season 2.

Yes, I completely agree with you. When Booth hides this earring he proves his love for her. He breaks all the laws for her and this is LOVE.

But I don't mind if they want to prove their love with a kiss ;D

Besos

You're adorable. :) You know, I don't know if I think Booth was in love with Brennan during The Man in the Morgue. He definitely cared about her by that point, but I'm not certain he actually loved her yet. *runs off to ponder*

As always, thank you for reading and commenting. :)

Well done for completing the challenge with such panache.

What always surprises me is how these are just 200 words long. There seems to be so much packed in them. You obviously give enough nuance to make them unravel into longer scenes in my head.

What now?

There seems to be so much packed in them. You obviously give enough nuance to make them unravel into longer scenes in my head.

Thanks, Sara. That's always what I hope for when I write these.

Now I just keep chugging along and waiting with bated breath for April 14th! ;)

You hit it right on the head, as they say. Thank you for the pitch-perfect resolution.

I struggle with Man in the Mansion because of this episode, because of Booth's willingness to compromise a case for Brennan and his fury when Hodgins does precisely what he did. I have theories aplenty that go beyond Booth's class issues, but unlike this wonderful drabble set, they won't ever fit into canon. ;)

Brava!

Thank you for the pitch-perfect resolution.

Thank you, sweets. So glad this felt right.

I have theories aplenty that go beyond Booth's class issues, but unlike this wonderful drabble set, they won't ever fit into canon. ;)

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in Bones canon. (Sorry for the bastardization, Will.) *g*

It's understandable that you struggle with Man in the Mansion. I want to hear/read your theories. You know I don't ship Boo/Ho any more than you ship B/B, but your writing makes me believe in them in your universe. That takes skill--and love. Not that you need my encouragement, but keep writing what you want, and I will keep reading it. :)


Oooh! My favorite episode! I love this scene. I agree that the ending of the episode seemed kind of abrupt, and this fills the missing gap in nicely.

Yes, the ending left me feeling vaguely dissatisfied. :) I'm happy you thought this missing scene did the trick. Thanks!

Great addition to the end of the episode! I love the episode for the same reason, and agree that we could have had a little more. Hmm, now I feel like watching it again!

Many thanks, Christina. I'm thrilled you liked this. As for rewatching the ep, I say, go for it. :)

Yeah - of course she would run after him and ask; her curiosity would get the better of her.

I love the way his gaze flicks from her eyes to her mouth. He does that a lot.

[sigh.] I am really missing new episodes. :-(

Temperance Brennan is a rather inquisitive woman. *g*

[sigh.] I am really missing new episodes. :-(

I'm with you, Makd. But it won't be long now!

That's completely the missing scene I would see in that ep.. :D

And I so agree with you! For that episode, it would be the best thing to happen :D

Thanks very much, Sara. Glad this missing scene worked for you. :)

"That's why you said you'd bet your career on my innocence. You compromised evidence," she said, her voice a mixture of anger and wonder. "Why would you do that for me?"

I find it totally in-character for Brennan to be a little pissed at Booth for being unprofessional. And I completely agree with your thoughts on MitM - I think this little scene would have been perfect.


I find it totally in-character for Brennan to be a little pissed at Booth for being unprofessional.


*nods*

Appreciate your reading and commenting, Sophia. Thanks for that.

Aww, I completely agree with that. This was such a great scene for them, didn't quite call for a hug, but at least for some acknowledgement.
And I find them highly adorable at times like this.

They are definitely adorable. :)

*hugs* and thanks, Ren.

Again hitting on what I felt was a pivot point in the relationship of Booth and Bones.

Don't you like how in MitM(Man in the Morgue) she is stroking the snake and in MitM(Mummy in the Maze) she screams and climbs up high?

Anyway! I love that you put into words the things we all thought when she says the earing proved something.

Sid

"That's why you said you'd bet your career on my innocence. You compromised evidence," she said, her voice a mixture of anger and wonder. "Why would you do that for me?"

This is perfect, especially in light of her tired, "I told you not to come," as he checks her over like a mother checking a 5-year-old who's fallen off a bike, and in light of her wonder when she asks him, "Why are you nice to me?"

I like that you have her just touching his arm; I agree that the restraint is more appropriate at this time and I think that it's actually more powerful here.

Another nice one!

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