Series: All That Lies Between Us
Characters: Angela, Brennan, Talia
Rating: PG or K
Word Count: 200
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Notes: This was totally inspired by tempertemper77 's Nine Months, Fourteen Hours. (Sweetie, I hope you don't mind.) Go read it. :)
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Brennan nodded, intrigued. “Go on.”
“I want you to become Talia’s legal guardian if anything happens to me and Jack.”
Inhaling sharply, Brennan met her best friend’s gaze. “Angela—“
“I know it’s asking a lot.”
“That’s not it.” She knew how much she owed Angela. “I’m not sure I’d make a good parent. I’ve never wanted children.”
Angela laid her hand on Brennan’s arm. “I’d trust you with my child’s life. I saw you with Andy. You’re responsible and caring, and you’d do the best you could. That’s all we can ask.” Sighing, she squeezed Brennan’s arm before releasing it. “I know what foster care was like for you. We don’t want that for Talia. If she can’t have us, we want her to have you.”
Her parents’ disappearance and her subsequent time in the system had affected her in ways she still struggled to articulate. Brennan blinked back the sudden moisture in her eyes as she glimpsed the sleeping child. “All right. I’ll do it.”
“Thank you,” Angela said, hugging her.
A/N: So for anyone who's reading these, I have a question: if it were up to you, which, if any of the ficlets in this series, would you be interested in seeing expanded? (Feel free to mention more than one.) I know everyone's busy, so I'm not asking you to reread everything (unless you want to!), but if you do feel like checking out some of the others, just click on the tag below that's titled all that lies between us, and that should take you to every single piece in this series.
I can't promise anything, but I'm curious to hear what you think. Thanks, as always, for sharing your thoughts.
Also, for my fellow Booth/Brennan writers, I have a fic challenge for you here.