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Bones Double Drabble: Beyond Friendship (#77 in ATLBU)
Ange & Andy
Title: Beyond Friendship
Series: All That Lies Between Us
Characters: Angela, Brennan, Talia
Rating: PG or K
Word Count: 200
Timeline: Future
Spoilers: None
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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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“Sweetie, I have a favor to ask you,” Angela said, slanting her a quick glance before settling on the park bench and turning the stroller to face her.

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.

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.

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I think this is totally believable, because sometimes I think that if my brother asked me to do the same with my niece I wouldn't think twice. Brennan is totally capable and can be as loving as any mother. Liked the way you captured this.

I'll check your drabbles in a while to see if I can answer your question. :)

Here I am with some drabbles fresh again in my mind. ;)

I was looking for one which happened to be one of my favs, I found out the title is 'Sex and socks', but I don't think an expanded version would work. Anyway, while looking for it, I found 'Power', which I didn't remember, and I fell in love with it. Totally. I think it could be great, a lot of different feelings are together in a few words.

Re-reading some of them randomly was funny. :)

Oh, Brennan: one of the sadnesses of Brennan is that although she'd make an excellent mother, she rejects it because of her fears. ::loves her::

My dear, you could expand ANY of the drabbles; I love them all and each could be expanded.

I am particularly fond of Hidden Talents and the September...that you wrote about Cam, but even then, it's really hard to choose, since I love ALL of them!!


I love that my little drabble inspired this *glomps you*

I can totally see this happening.

Angela's voice is so clear: “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.

Brennan's struggle with this is so her, but I really believe she would say yes.


I love the Brennan/Angela friendship, and I can totally see this happening. Nicely done. I'll have to go back and reread to see which ones I'd like to be expanded, but they are all so enjoyable, so I bet they'd all be a lot of fun to read.

A great friendship moment between them. I think Brennan would make a better parent than she thinks.

If she can’t have us, we want her to have you.
This is just gorgeous and it just embodies Brennan and Angela's friendship to me.

Lovely fic, sweetie! ♥

As always, this is genius. You're my favourite fic writer.

you know what drabble I'm totally obsessed with? Stalemate. I love that one, I read it over and over again. I would L-O-V-E to have more of that (maybe I just like angst...)

This is very sweet and I can very much picture this moment. You totally won bonus points on the cut text though. My brain was playing that song through out and it really added to the scene.

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