?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Previous Entry Share Flag Next Entry
Bones Drabble: Peace Offering
L'ecrivez
only_more_love
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.
Feedback is treasured. Thank you.
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. 

Click to read the other drabbles written for this meme.
Click here for fic index.

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.



  • 1
A very honest moment between them. Just enough connection for followers to understand what the sub-text is to the few words they actually say to each other.

As to 9/11, your words are like anyone else's who had personal reasons for remembering that horrific day. Having been to NY in April it was very sombre to see what has happened to the site in recent times. Both of our walk on guides had personal connections; one with one of the fire crews that answered the call and never came back...

Thanks, Sara. Yes, a lot of their communication is unspoken. :)

Re: 9/11, events like that change people. I'm glad NY has recovered the way it has.

  • 1