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Prismatic (Batch #1)

Title:  Prismatic
Summary:  Fifty sentences about Booth and Brennan--together and as individuals.
Everything through The Santa in the Slush is fair game.
Word Count: 489
Rating:   PG-13 or T
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This piece of writing is purely mean to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.
What you need to know: There's a writing challenge community here called

1sentence, and the idea is that you claim a pairing and write fifty separate sentences about them in response to fifty separate prompts. I'm not officially doing the challenge because not every sentence I've written focuses on a pairing, though a lot of them do. But I'm using the prompts because I like the premise. What follows probably isn't a "story" in the truest sense of the word; if that bothers you, don't read this. I consider what follows to be a prism through which to view two characters I love--together and as individual people. I've responded to ten prompts in this batch, so that leaves 40 more. Unless I decide to do more, which, knowing me, is always a possibility 

Let me know if you have any questions.

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01. Comfort

"I'm sorry you had to kill someone; I know you hate that," she said, eyes soft, mouth turned down at the corners, and even though she'd shot him, Booth's hands flexed with the desire to pull her into one of those not-guy-hugs he hoped she'd never call him on; he settled for a smile and a murmured, "Yeah, he had it coming."

02. Kiss

A kiss is just two mouths meeting, she tells herself--a social ritual engaged in even by bonobos--but as Brennan retreats, releasing Booth's lapels, something clicks into place inside her and she rushes to find the right words of denial.

03. Soft

Booth knows what her lips feel like now and that knowledge makes him want to learn the rest of her secrets with the tips of his fingers and the flat of his tongue, but he can't do that to her: he won't make her another place to fall.

04. Pain

As soon as he saw the charred skeleton leaning against Charlie Kent's headstone, his gut told him the case would be an avalanche, but as his cheek stung with the reminder of a grieving mother's torment, Booth silently accepted it as his due.

05. Potatoes

She never orders her own fries, but during lunch at their diner one sunny Friday she confirms with their waitress that they aren't fried in beef tallow; after that Booth always makes sure he leaves enough uneaten for her to swipe a few off his plate.

06. Rain

The ground is rain-slicked and steep, but she refused to take the hand he offered her; when she slips, falls, and ends up with mud caked all over her jumpsuit, he turns his face to the charcoal sky and laughs--until she yanks him down beside her, and smiling, shoves cold mud underneath his windbreaker and the collar of his shirt.

07. Chocolate

She licks a spot of chocolate frosting off her bottom lip, and he wants to spread her naked across the table and eat the rest of the cake off her body; she's turned him into a fucking cliché, but God help him, he doesn't care.

08. Happiness

With her brother and father beside her, Brennan finally surrenders to the warmth blossoming in her chest and vows to avoid thoughts of tomorrow--for at least one full minute.

09. Telephone

"What are you wearing?" he asks, and the words come out more raw than he intended; "Nothing," she replies, a smile in her voice, and Booth gasps, shifts the phone to his left hand, and sends up a mute prayer: Thank You for technology.

10. Ears

"Bones?" he says, and she holds herself still, willing her breath to remain steady as she feigns sleep for reasons she cannot articulate; "I love you, I need you, I won't leave you till the choice is out of my hands," he finally whispers into her hair, and she knows he thinks she's asleep because it's late and he's never uttered that word to her before.

To be continued...

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Ooh, I love 1sentence. These are delightful!

These are all wonderful. I particularly like 7 and 10.

Thanks, Elena. Mmm...Chocolate! ;)

Even though it's just one sentence, each one really exposes the characters. My favorites are 3, 6 and 8.

Thank you!

Even though it's just one sentence, each one really exposes the characters.

What's a story without characters? :)

My favorites are 3, 6 and 8.

Brennan with her family is a thing of beauty.

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Thank you, Sam.

For some reason Brennan strikes me as the kind of character who can lapse into being a young child when the mood so strikes.


High kick in Hot Blooded anyone? I rest my case ;)


SOrry I haven't been commenting like I should

No worries! :)

Thank you. Hope you're all recovering from the scare with your little one. *hugs*

I loved them, but 5, 9 and 10 were like... OMG. Nice.

Each sentence is beautiful, but the 10th is simply wonderful. Those represent both Bones and Booth in a perfect way. Really compliment, it's a great work. I can't wait to read more :)

Thank you very much. I'm glad you thought these captured Booth and Brennan well. :)

:D :D This one was so freakin cool!! :P
I can't choose a favorite by now.. so I'll wait for the rest :D

But really, I love when you come with this different ideas of making fics.. :D

Thank you, Sara. I can't take credit for the idea, but I'm having fun writing these sentences. :)

*smiles* Thank you. I like writing these; there will be more.

I'm loving this idea/prompt. You seem to convey so much of the characters in these small sentences. True talent...can't wait for MORE!

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am truly enjoying writing these; glad you're enjoying reading them. :)

i love these 1sentences... :) i especially loved #9 and #10 :)

Thanks! Nine had just a hint of naughtiness. *g*

Aah! These 1sentences are love. *patiently waits for more*

*smiles* Thank you. I'm having fun writing them.

I really love this idea. Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Just one sentence from you, and it's still delightful! :)

These are a blast to write. Surprisingly tough sometimes, but still fun.

Just one sentence from you, and it's still delightful! :)

*twirls you* Thank you kindly. :)

Found my way here through 206_bones and I have a feeling I will be making my way through the rest of your fic soon. These are gorgeous - particularly loved 2 and 10. I look forward to the next installment!

Welcome, Sophia, and thank you for taking the time to read and comment. :) I'm glad you liked these, and I hope you'll enjoy whatever else you read here.

Oh, I just love these!

It's hard to choose which I like more, but here goes:

3 - has those hints of Dark!Booth we haven't seen much of this season.

5 - Booth in a nutshell: protective, generous, and sly.

7 - And yet another facet of Booth: He's definitely an alpha male. :-)

8 - I love Brennan, and her Coldness Quotient is thawing as her time spent with family increases. "The Brennan Criminal Element" is actually good for her.