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No need to be anybody but oneself.

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Fic: Cast Some Light (#61 in ATLBU)

Title: Cast Some Light
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Booth, Brennan (friendship)
Summary: Pre-ep for The Verdict in the Story.
Word Count: 200
Feedback: makes me dance a jig. ;) Thank you.
Disclaimer: Though I wish Booth and Brennan belonged to me, they don't.  FOX owns 'em; I'm just borrowing them for entertainment purposes.  No copyright infringement is intended.

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It’s late when he stops by. Propped against the doorway of Brennan’s office, Booth shoves his hands into his pockets and watches her. Her face rests in her hands – hands that have done so much good in the world – and his stomach cramps with regret because they are on opposite sides this time.

Booth has bent and broken the law for this woman; tomorrow, when Max Keenan’s trial begins, Booth’s hands will be useless.

But they are still partners.

A sigh escapes, and her slumped shoulders straighten as she sits up. Pride in her strength moves him then, propelling him to the couch, where he brushes aside a mountain of paper and lowers himself beside her.

She doesn’t look at him, just jiggles her leg. The unconscious gesture is so unlike her that his hand settles on her knee, stilling her movement, before he can ask himself what he’s doing. Two breaths, and her head turns in his direction. Her eyes follow, and in the silence he hears her anxiety and her sadness.

Releasing her knee, he curves his arm around her shoulders. She tenses. “I’m sorry,” he says, and feels her relax.

“I know,” she replies, leaning into him.

A/N: Hugs and thanks to everyone who commented on #60. :) I anticipate being able to do some catching up on replies this coming week.


Tags: all that lies between us, bones, bones: fic, fic

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