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Bones Double Drabble: Thriving
Beautiful Bones - lerdo

Written for

boneskittie for a drabble meme.  Click the link if you'd like to leave a prompt.


Title: Thriving
Fandom: Bones
Characters: Brennan, Booth
Rating: PG or K
Word Count: 200
Timeline: Set sometime this summer. 
Spoilers:  For 3x09: The Baby in the Bough.
Feedback is treasured and snuggled. Thank you -- always!
Prompt: A situation where Booth needs to call Brennan, Temperance. 
I cheated and made this a double drabble because I really didn't want to shorten it.

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“What’s taking you so long?  We were supposed to meet fifteen minutes ago.” 

Booth’s peevish words startle Brennan; she drops the object she was perusing.  As Booth steps inside, she hastily grabs it off the floor and shoves it behind her.  “We settled on 12:30.”

“Yeah”—he raises his eyebrows and his wrist—“and it’s 12:45.”




“Show me what you’re hiding.”

She sniffs.  “I’m not sure what you mean.” 

“Temperance,” he intones, and his use of her first name makes her roll her eyes.  “Show me.”

His insistence stiffens her spine, but she realizes she’s behaving irrationally.  Sighing, she reaches behind her.  Without meeting his gaze, she holds her hand out to Booth.

The couch shifts as he sits.  He strokes a thumb over the photograph – as if he’s touching the child in the image.

“The Grants sent it.  They said they wanted me to know Andy was all right—“ 

He cuts through her babbling with the warm, steady gaze he turns on her so frequently.  “He looks good.  Happy.”

She nods.  “He appears to be thriving.”

 “Maybe we should visit him.”  Their fingers brush as Booth gives her the photograph. 

She returns his smile.  “Maybe.”

A/N:  I'm somewhat behind on responding to comments; I should be completely caught up by oh, sometime in 2010.  Until then, thanks to everyone who's replied to any of my posts.

Also, for anyone who's reading What Would Happen If We Kissed?, I anticipate having a chapter up toward the end of next week.  Writing's taken a backseat to other things while I dealt with early pregnancy.  (OK, so it's still really, really early.  But I'm ready to return to WWHIWK.)

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Love this! Love anything to do with Andy *pinches his widdle cheeks*

Cute. Everybody loves Andy. And Booth's baby daddy antics. Except for the soother thing.

Awww...so sweet. I love the Booth, Bones baby dynamic, but I am such a soft hearted wuss....

Good luck with the pregnancy. I hope everything is going well, and relatively morning sickness (all day sickness...) free!

Awwww, so cute! Loved the line he raises his eyebrows and his wrist ;) Can so totally picture that!

Lovely. And of course she'd be embarrassed and Booth would understand completely.

This is beautiful. Every word. Absolutely perfect.

*g* I like the idea of them visiting Andy, and I love the way this little scene played out, it feels like one of those missing moments we should've seen on an episode..

Oh, Andy is the most adorable baby! That smile... and his adorable phalanges. :-)

Terrific drabble - everything that's not said, all the sub-text... I love the way he gets in her face, that she can't hide much (if anything) from him.

His insistence stiffens her spine, but she realizes she’s behaving irrationally. Sighing, she reaches behind her. Without meeting his gaze, she holds her hand out to Booth.

That was so them, without any words :)

Loved this, love you *hugs*

sweet :)
Hope everything is well with you.

Aww another great one! I would love to see them actually go visit Andy....there would be much cuteness.

Loved this and can't wait for new chapters of your long fics!
I like your drabbles, but they're too...how can I say...short.
I could read thousands of them and always feel kind of..empty? I don't know...
I prefer longer fics :P
De gustibus...

*She nods. “He appears to be thriving.”*

Spot on brennan.

And love the premise of him needing to call her T. Love all the moments he does that....swoon!

I don't know why but "he raises his eyebrows and his wrist" is my favourite line in this piece. It's just very visual!
The tone of it is very in keeping with the tone in the end of the Baby in the Bough and your dialogue as always is spot on! :)

I was very pleased to read my flist today and find fic from you. :)

Congratulations! On the sweet fic and the baby. I am sending good mojo thoughts for you and using my OB icon. But you might want to be wary. The last person I did this for ended up having triplets. All healthy ones, though. I give good mojo, just apparently strong stuff sometimes.

Just wanted to say

Tahnks for posting

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