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Bones Drabble: Peace Offering
Written for tidbit2008 for this drabble meme.  Click the link if you'd like to leave a prompt.

Title: Peace Offering
Fandom: Bones
Character: Brennan, Booth
Rating: PG or K
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: For The Pain in the Heart.
Timeline: Set after The Pain in the Heart.
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Prompt: Brennan. Some days, it is possible to see over the top of her walls.
Author's Note:  Many thanks to those who read and commented on the previous drabble; it's particularly special to me because I lived in NY from 1999 - 2004.  I will always love NY, and Sept. 11, 2001 and its aftermath are forever etched in my memory.   I remember walking to work in Midtown that morning and seeing the clouds of smoke rise into the air downtown.  I remember the shock that rippled through the office as the news reports surfaced.  I remember the streets teeming with frightened people as companies throughout the city sent their employees home.  I remember the smell that haunted the city for many months afterward.   

My husband was scheduled to go to the WTC later that day; it's pure chance that he wasn't there during the attacks.  Several of his friends/coworkers were not that fortunate.

Anyway, since we know Cam worked in NY before, I thought it was both plausible and likely that she'd been there in 2001. 

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Peace Offering

“I’m sorry,” Booth said, fingers tweaking a fry, and Brennan glanced up to catch the deepening lines in his forehead. 

Part of her wanted to ask, “About what?” but a more voluble part insisted the two words he’d uttered were all she’d waited to hear after learning he was alive.

Sometimes one could choose to be gracious.  So instead of asking a false question for the sake of her pride, she said, “I know.” 

“Oh.”  A thoughtful nod, then, “Want a bite of my pie?”

Cocking her head, she eyed the plate he’d pushed toward her.  “All right.”

Booth smiled.

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This is fab. Simply and beautfully done, as SO needed post Pain.

I can't possibly imagine what it was like to be in NY for 9/11. I was working for British Telecom at the time, in a tower block in Cardiff City Centre. Almost the entire call centre gathered in the tea room to watch it in disbelief on the tiny TV in the corner. We worked directory enquiries - finding phone numbers for people - and when we returned to work, every other call was for the emergency hotline numbers. When we had the bombs on the underground in 2005, I had serious fears for friends who live and work in London, and it really brought home how terrifying 9/11 must have been, and on such a unbelievably bigger scale. I'm so sorry to hear that you know people who died. That makes me incredibly sad.


I was in Llandudno and heading to Cardiff about to fly back home in August 2006, when that attempt to attack in Heathrow, and all the airports in the UK closed for a few days. It was time of shock and crazyness of 'I don't even know what's happening', but we were lucky and our flight only was delayed.

I didn't know you lived in Wales, I loved it all.

I'm so sorry you got caught up in that - but that is so cool that you've been to Wales.. I haven't even been to Llandudno! Yeah I have lived in and around Cardiff since I came here for uni in '95 :)

*hugs you back* Thanks, honey.

Events like those that occurred on 9/11/01 are a sad fact of life in this world, and they're shocking no matter where they happen. Beyond the actual death toll, I think what's hardest for the human psyche to accept is the knowledge of what an illusion the idea of safety is. I think it's just a matter of time before we're hit again.

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