Here is the next part, finally. I'm sorry it took so long but I just couldn't get inspired enough to write lately. Also I was on vacation and working, so I was pretty busy. Also, a few good books got in the way (I got caught up in the Twilight Saga, read a few books by Tracie Peterson that I couldn't put down and of course read the new Meg Cabot book, so I was a little busy ;) Also, for the sake of this story, I've decided that Booth owned a house before they disappeared. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. Please review.
Stranded With You
Time seemed to drag on very slowly as Booth exited the freeway and turned on Rebecca's street. When he stopped in front of her house he was suddenly very nervous. He hadn't thought to ask Angela or Cullen what had been happening in Parker's life while he was presumed dead. For all he knew Rebecca had remarried and Parker had forgotten all about his father once he had gained a new father. Bones seemed to sense his nervousness and laid her hand on his arm.
"Parker will be thrilled to have you back in your life. If he's anything like his father he never gave up hope that you were alive. I know if I had been alive on that island you would insist that I was still alive and wouldn't give up until I was found." Bones said soothingly.
"But what if Rebecca has remarried and Parker has a new father?" Booth asked irrationally.
"Parker would still not forget you," Bones replied, "Now go see your son, I'll be out here waiting."
"Don't you want to come see him too?" Booth questioned.
"I'll see him soon enough, you need to have some time alone with him. Don't worry about me, I'll come in in a few minutes." Bones explained.
"Okay," Booth agreed as he started to open the door, but before he stepped out he turned back to Bones and planted a bruising kiss on her lips, "I love you," he said breathlessly.
"I love you, too," Bones said with a smile as she watched Booth step out of the car and walk to Rebecca's front door.
Booth waited impatiently on the front stoop after ringing the doorbell. It occurred to him at that moment that he hadn't even thought to check and see if Rebecca still lived her, he could be knocking on some stranger's door. Before he could ponder that thought anymore, however, the door opened and there stood the mother of his firstborn.
"Seeley," Rebecca whispered in disbelief, "Is that really you?"
"Surprise," Booth said weakly, "I'm alive."
"How," Rebecca finally managed.
"The plane crashed on a small island, Bones and I were stranded there up until a few days ago when we were rescued by a Navy ship." Booth explained quickly.
"Bones?" Rebecca said succinctly.
"Uh, yeah, she's in the car," Booth said pointing to the SUV where Bones was waving at Rebecca. "I came straight here from the airport, can I see Parker?"
"Oh, of course, come in," Rebecca said opening the door wider, "Why isn't Dr. Brennan coming in?"
"She said she would come in a in a minute, she wanted to give me some time alone with you and Parker before we told you about the, uh- Where's Parker?," Booth asked quickly changing the subject.
"What were you going to tell me about?" Rebecca asked while trying to hide the smirk that was threatening to appear.
"Well you know, we were alone on that island and um, there wasn't much else to do and uh, there wasn't anyplace to go to avoid the subject and well, we only had a few books…" Booth trailed off, he was sure his face couldn't get any redder than it was now.
"Seeley, are you trying to tell me that you and your Dr. Brennan finally admitted your feelings for each other and then you got bored," Rebecca asked with a smirk.
"Well, yeah and there's something else too," Booth said quietly.
"What, you and she had a kid while on the island?" Rebecca snorted, but at Booth's face her smile suddenly fell, "Dr. Brennan is pregnant?"
"No," Booth said and then after a pause he quietly added, "Not anymore, she's in the car with the babies. She had gave birth on the ship."
"Twins," Rebecca said in disbelief.
"There's something else you should know," Booth said, he figured while he was sharing, he might as well tell the whole truth, "We kind of got married, too."
"Kind of? How do you kind of get married?" Rebecca asked.
"Well, it's not technically legal, yet. I was carrying the ring around with me and proposed to her soon after we admitted our feelings. We decided to have our own ceremony right there on the island because we had no idea when we would be rescued." Booth explained quickly.
"Wow," Rebecca exclaimed, "I'm really happy for you Seeley. I knew from the moment that Parker started talking about 'Dr. Bones' that she was the one for you. I can't wait to meet your children either."
"Thank you, Rebecca, that means a lot to me," Booth said quietly.
"Well," Rebecca said after an awkward pause, "Let me go get Parker, he'll be thrilled to see you. You know, he never gave up on finding you alive." Rebecca said before disappearing into the hallway.
"Parker," Rebecca said quietly, walking into the boy's room.
"Yeah, Mommy," Parker said without looking up from his legos.
"Can you come into the living room, please? There's someone there I want you to see," Rebecca said, thinking it would be best to surprise the little boy.
"Okay," Parker said as he got up from his toys and followed his mother into the living room. When they walked in Parker saw a man standing with his back to the room. Soon, however, the man turned around and Parker started out at full run toward a man he was beginning to think he would never see again.
"DADDY!" Parker squealed, Booth barely had time to crouch down and catch the little boy that suddenly threw himself into his father's arms.
"Parker," Booth said as held his son tightly, "It's so good to see you again."
"I knew you'd come back Daddy," Parker said as he hugged his father like there was no tomorrow. "Mommy said that you and Dr. Bones weren't gonna come back and that you were in heaven. Is Dr. Bones in heaven, Daddy?" Parker said as if just realizing that his daddy's friend wasn't there.
"No, buddy, she's not. Dr. Bones and I were in a plane crash and we were stuck on island until three days ago. We came back as soon as we rescued. Dr. Bones in the car waiting for you. She wanted to give us time to meet again. She's very excited to see you and we have a surprise for you in the car." Booth said with a smile.
"Really, Daddy?" Parker said his face lighting up with a smile at the prospect of a surprise.
"Yep, I'm going to go get her now." Booth said as he headed toward the door with Parker still in his arms. "We'll be right back, Rebecca."
"Okay, I'm looking forward to it." Rebecca said with a smile.
"Hey, Bones," Booth said as soon as they had reached the car, "There's a little boy here who would be very excited to his Dr. Bones."
"Hi, Parker," Bones said as she got out of the car.
"Dr. Bones!" Parker exclaimed as he jumped out of his father's arms and before Booth could stop him, he flung himself towards Bones' waist.
Having Parker hit her in the exact spot where she was still sore from giving birth, Bones winced as he embraced her. Booth, being as perceptive as he was saw this and immediately pried Parker away from Bones.
"But Daddy, I wanted to hug Dr. Bones," Parker said as he started to tear up.
"I know buddy, but Dr. Bones is hurting right now so we can't hug her too tight." Booth said as he held his son.
"Did she get hurt on the island, Daddy?" Parker asked innocently.
"No, buddy, she didn't. Parker do you know where babies come from?" Booth asked as he tried to think of a way to tell Parker about the babies.
"Uh-huh, my friend Blake told me his mommy had a baby and that his daddy put the baby in his mommy's tummy." Parker explained.
"That's right, when we were on the island Dr. Bones got two babies in her tummy and they were just born two days ago." Booth said patiently.
"How did they get borned? Blake didn't tell me about them being borned." Parker asked.
"Well, uh, you see the mommy has to push the baby out and that's why it hurts so bad. Dr. Bones is going to sore for little bit so we should be very careful around her for a little bit, okay?"
"Does this mean I'm a big brother like Blake, now?" Parker said obviously having already moved past the subject of childbirth.
"Yeah," Booth chuckled, "You're a big brother now, Park."
"Would you like to see your little brother and sister?" Bones finally broke in. She had wisely decided to remain quiet while father and son had their first sex-ed conversation but now that is was over she decided to break in and bond with Parker.
"Can I?" Parker whispered as if not believing that he would be allowed to see his siblings.
"Of course, why don't you go back inside and your father and I will bring them in so they can meet you and you mom." Bones suggested.
"Okay!" Parker said as he immediately turned back and ran towards the house.
"You were great with him, Bones," Booth said before leaning in to give her a quick kiss, "You're going to be a great mom."
Bones giggled as Booth kissed her and then said, "Let's go introduce our kids to their big brother."
"Lets," Booth said as he took Connor from her arms and allowed Bones to get Julia.
"Parker," Bones said as she walked into the house, "I'd like you to meet your little sister, Julia and your Daddy is holding your little brother, Connor."
"Ohhhh," Parker said as he stood up on his tiptoes to be able to see the baby in Bones' arms. "She's so little, I thought I could play with her." Parker said with a frown.
Booth chuckled, "Sorry, buddy, they're too little to play with yet but you can be a big boy and Dr. Bones and I take care of them."
"Can I hold them?" Parker asked quietly.
"If you promise to be very careful," Bones said, "Can you sit down on the couch?"
"Okay!" Parker said as he did as directed.
"Okay, now hold your arms out," Bones said gently before placing Julia in Parker's arms. "You have to be very careful to support her head because she can't hold it up yet. Can you do that?"
"Uh-huh," Parker said as he gently held his half-sister.
"Do you know what a big brother's job is, Parker?" Booth whispered.
"What?" Parker replied in wonder.
"Big brothers have to protect their little sisters and brothers, especially their little sisters. Can you protect Julia?" Booth asked quietly.
"I'll be the best protector, I promise, Daddy!" Parker said with enthusiasm.
"So, these are your kids, Seeley?" Rebecca said as she came back into the room.
"Yep, Rebecca, meet Julia and Connor." Booth said as he pushed the blanket away from Connor's face so Rebecca could see.
"He looks just like his big brother," Rebecca said with a smile, "May I hold him?"
"Of course," Booth said as he carefully handed the child over to his ex-girlfriend. For a moment the site reminded Booth of the first time he had seen Rebecca holding Parker after she had told him he could come into the delivery room.
"I'm so happy for you and Seeley," Rebecca said turning to talk to Brennan who was still watching over Parker and Julia. "When you guys disappeared I worried that you two had died without telling each other your feelings. But I'm glad you got together, everyone could see the love that you guys shared, even Parker. You know, he asked me one time when you and his dad were going to get married?"
"No, I didn't know that," Bones responded surprised. "Booth did tell you that we were engaged/married, right?"
"Oh yes, he did," Rebecca squealed, "Can I see the ring?"
"Of course," Bones said as she lifted her hand to show the other woman her engagement ring.
"Oh, it's beautiful." Rebecca exclaimed, "When will you be officially married?"
"Oh, I don't know. But if Angela has anything to do with it, it will be within the month. I wouldn't even put it past her to plan a double wedding with her and Hodgins." Bones said with a roll of her eyes.
"I guess we should get going, Bones. Your dad is going be over at my place soon," Booth said with a look of regret at the prospect of leaving Parker so soon.
"Seeley, can I talk to you in the kitchen?" Rebecca asked suddenly.
"Um, sure," Booth replied hesitantly as he followed Rebecca to the small kitchen.
"Seeley, why don't you take Parker home with you tonight? I'm sure he'd really enjoy it and I know you don't feel like you had near enough to catch up with him." Rebecca suggested.
"Really? I'd love to, thank you so much," Booth said excitedly.
"You're welcome, he missed you a lot this year and I think he'll need some time to get used to you being back in his life. I thought spending a few days with you would be a good start."
"I can't thank you enough, Rebecca," Booth said as they walked back into the living room.
"It's the least I can do, Seeley," Rebecca said before turning to Parker, "Parker, go pack your bags, you get to spend the night with Daddy and Dr. Bones."
"Yay!" Parker started to get up and then realized he was still holding Julia, "Dr. Bones, can you hold Julia for me?"
"Sure, Parker," Bones said before taking the baby from Parker.
Parker got up but before walking away he stood up and whispered to Julia, "Julia, I'm gonna go pack my bags but I'll be right back to protect you."
Later that night after an exhausting day of visiting with her family, Bones crawled into bed beside Booth who was burping Connor. For a moment she marveled over the fact that she was going to be sleeping in a real bed for the first time in over a year before she snuggled into Booth's chest.
"Parker seemed to enjoy his new job as a big brother," Bones said before yawning.
"Yeah, he did. He's going be a great one." Booth said before he was interrupted by Bones yawning again, "Go to sleep, honey. I don't think you've fully recovered from giving birth and you need to your strength for the next few days. I'm sure Angela has already set a date for our wedding and she is going to want you to try on dresses or whatever else women do to get ready for weddings. I'll feed the twins tonight with the milk you pumped today." Booth stopped talking when realized Bones had already fallen asleep. He quietly got out of bed and laid Connor down in one of the cradles that had been waiting in Booth's house when they arrived home today. After he was sure both of his children were sound asleep and content he crawled back into his bed beside Bones and carefully took her into his arms. Everything in his life was finally working out and soon Bones, his kids and himself would finally be a real family.
A/N: Thank you in advance for all the reviews. There should be one chapter left as well as an epilogue.