End of Previous Chapter:

. . .If only you could just shake your head and make thoughts or memories disappear that easily. If that was possible, he would have shaken away all of the troublesome and traumatic memories of his abusive childhood and the horrors of War and especially his time as a POW...

Chapter 2

"Okay Booth, focus, just FOCUS!" he thought to himself. He is just now absorbing the question Teddy asked him just minutes ago...

..."Hey uh Sarge?... "Can I ask you one more question? - Just how do you plan to complete the circuit from 100 yards away, at which distance you might survive the blast?"...

Booth finally responds to the young Corporal - "Yeah yeah, okay, just one thing at a time - okay?! Now please just be quiet, and let me think for a minute!" After quickly eyeballing the rather limited options he has around him, he comes to the regretful realization that his lucky "Cocky" belt buckle would be perfect for what he needs to accomplish. He also knows that realistically, he may not survive this whole ordeal anyway so he may as well go for broke.

Booth doesn't want to admit this fear to Teddy but, he still isn't sure whether blasting through this wall and hopefully getting out onto the ship's deck will do any good. Even jumping into the water, as Teddy pointed out, would either kill him instantly from the long fall & severe impact into the frigid waves so far down below, or – from the hypothermia that would set in almost immediately. Either option sounds like a very painful way to go – but then again he thinks, so does exploding to bits! Not good choices either way.

As Booth is struggling with his reach, trying to find a way to get his belt buckle, close enough to set off the charge, Teddy moves quickly, grabbing the buckle from it's place on the ground before Booth can object, and hurls it towards the connectors, the naked wires that connect to, and will quickly detonate - the mermaid shaped C4!

BOOOOOMMMMMM!

Debris, posts and pieces of the blasted wall, are all are shaken from their foundations landing everywhere! Then as the dust settles...there is nothing but silence...

TBC...

A/N: Sorry, I know it's short - but I will add another update very shortly! I had to stop at this point to add some suspense! Will Booth be okay? Did he get hurt very badly? Remember my version isn't the same as the actual episode.