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Bones Drabble: Recognition (#76 in ATLBU)
Temperance - lerdo
Title: Recognition
Series: All That Lies Between Us
Characters: Max, Booth
Rating: PG or K
Word Count: 100
Timeline: Set at the very end of The Verdict in the Story.
Spoilers: For The Verdict in the Story.
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Max presses a kiss to his daughter’s forehead and murmurs, “Thank you, honey.”

She doesn’t reply, just smiles her mother’s smile as he releases her.

Max looks for Booth, catching sight of his back. Feeling free for the first time in many years, Max hurries down the courthouse steps. “Booth,” he calls.

The other man turns, hands in his pockets. “Yeah?”

Standing on the step above him, Max extends his hand. “Thanks.”

Booth returns his gaze, eyes narrowed against the sunlight. “I didn’t do it for you.”

A slow smile stretches Max’s mouth. “I know.”

“Good.” Booth shakes his hand.

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Max knows what we all know, but, will she know? ;)

Oh, for a sec I felt like Phoebe on Friends: 'But they don't know that we know they know we know'. *g*

I loved this, your words hide so many unspoken feelings... :)

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