Title: Peace Offering
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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“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.”