A/N: Well golly gee, you guys who read my last story are awesome! Now, I'm not gonna lie, I've been having a bad few weeks when it comes to the ladies. Unfortunately (for Booth) , I have to let that out somewhere and Bones seems like the best outlet. This is going to be kind of angsty, but this is going to be multi-chaptered, so keep an eye on it to turn slowly as my mood does. Lol, anyways on with the story. BTW, I don't know what that means is just my scene divider, okey-dokey?
Summary: "Suddenly, I knew I had lost her. We were so close to it, and just before I could tell her the truth, he had to come back. Damn you, Sully."
Disclaimer: If money wasn't a concern, I would definitely own Bones. As of now, it's a definite concern, so nope, don't own Bones.
"Daddy, Daddy, I did it!"
I smiled proudly at my son as I watched him skate towards me, "I saw little man! You won the game for them!"
Parker glanced to the left of me, looking just as expectantly at my partner beside me, "Dr. Bones, did you see me?"
"Yes, Parker, I did. You were very impressive."
Parker smiled triumphantly; proud that he had pulled a compliment from the famous Dr. Temperance, he rested his head on her shoulder and closed his eyes.
"I'm sleepy, Daddy. Can we all go home?"
I couldn't help but laugh at the look on Bones' face. It was one of sheer confusion as she looked down at the boy's face, "That sounds like a plan, Parks."
During the drive back home, I glanced over to see Bones lost in thought. Her face pinched in that little way that was so endearing, and if I hadn't been driving, I was sure I would have leaned over and kissed her right there and then. Parker was sound asleep in the back, so I figured it was time to talk some.
"Something on your mind, Bones?"
She looked over at me, and I realized that her eyes were moist.
"Booth, why did he do it?"
I was a shocked at the emotion in her voice. I knew I had to talk fast.
"Bones, look he's a little kid. He trusts you, and he loves you. It's really not that big a deal."
"But Booth it is! I'm not his mother! I'm not even you're girlfriend!" I winced as she said that, and she seemed to pause herself before continuing quietly, "Booth, it doesn't seem right. I'm not a permanent part of your life or his and I—"
"Temperance," The quiet intensity I said her name with surprised even me. But she had to know she was going to be in my life for as long as I could keep her, no matter what, "Parker is my son. And we're partners. I promised myself when he was born that I would be the best father I could be, and that meant letting him be a part of my entire life. And right now, most of my life is you."
We stared at each other for what seemed like minutes, before I put my eyes back on the road. We didn't speak the entire rest of the way home, but I was comfortable with the silence.
I don't know what that means
As I came out of Parker's bedroom, I looked around to find Bones sitting on my couch. As I tried to walk over quietly, I accidentally kicked one of Parker's toys, sending it flying and letting Bones know I was there. I straightened up and grinned at her sheepishly, rubbing my neck.
"I really gotta get him to clean up his stuff huh?"
She smiled softly at me and then looked back down at the ground as I sat next to her. I touched her arm, and she looked at me again, this time with a curious expression on her face.
"Booth, have you ever wondered if…" She hesitated and then shook her head, "No, never mind."
I covered the disappointment in my face and decided to change the subject, "How's about a movie, eh Bones? I think it'd be the perfect thing to wind down the day with."
She looked over at me, almost alarmed, "Booth, I think I should go."
"Nah, c'mon Bones! Look, On-Demand's got a ton of movies and we can just sit back, get some popcorn and relax. Kick the brain into park now."
She smiled at my reference to my own heart quote and sighed, "Alright, fine Booth."
I jumped up in victory and beamed down at her, "I'll get the popcorn ready and you find a movie." I jogged off to the kitchen and called back, "Whatever you like, Bones."
I heard her quietly comment on each movie, a small "No…No…No" hitting my ears every so often. I smiled as I pulled the popcorn out, and when I went back the TV screen was black with the play, stop and fast forward and rewind buttons lit up on the screen.
"Whatta we got?"
She smiled at me and then turned her head back to the screen, "The only interesting movie I could find was called 'When Harry met Sally'. I assumed you wouldn't mind my choice since you did qualify before you left that it was whatever I like."
I chuckled before turning my tone teasing, "Didn't know you were a fan of chick flicks, Bones. Guess I'm gonna have to mark that down in my book, 'what I know about Bones'."
Her face contorted into confusion, "You're writing a book about me?"
My face fell in a dramatic fashion and I sighed heavily, "Just a saying, Bones, just a saying. I've never seen the movie either though so I guess we'll see just how girly it is."
We turned our attention to the screen as the movie began…
I don't know what that means
I felt a nervous feeling in my stomach as the movie concluded, and as I looked over at Bones, I could see she was antsy as well. "When Harry met Sally" suddenly seemed like the worst movie to have watched, especially with the way things were going for us. At the point where Harry went into the party and declared his love for Sally, I had felt a bursting of confidence.
Right after that came fear though, and when I had looked over then, I had seen a thoughtful look on Bones' face. That had sent a jolt of excitement down my body. Could she have been thinking about us? I had decided to push the thoughts away until the end, but now here it was and I still had no answers.
Bones spoke, "That was…"
"Interesting," I finished.
She glanced up at me and the thoughtful look came back for a second before she stood up.
"Booth, I think it's time for me to leave," She stretched her arms out and I wanted so badly just to hold her in my arms.
"Yeah, Bones. You gonna be alright to drive?" I asked, a little worried about how sleepy she was.
"I'll be fine, Booth," She made to walk to the front door and I followed her. Turning around as she opened the door, she smiled.
"What?" I laughed, her smile infecting me.
"Its..nothing. Sleep well, Booth." She stood there for a second, unsure of herself before I leaned forward and kissed her on the cheek.
"You too, Bones. Thanks for coming with me and Parker today. We had a lot of fun. I'll see you tomorrow?"
She seemed stunned for a moment and then a smile found its way back on her face. "Yes, good night Booth."
As she walked away and I closed the door, I couldn't help but wonder if I would ever be able to work up the courage to tell her the truth.
The thought of having nothing with her hurt though, and I didn't want to lead a life in which Temperance Brennan wasn't a large part of it. As I lay down to sleep, a smile creeped onto my face as I reminisced on the day with her. Yes, it was a lovely thing to be so close to my Bones…
I don't know what that means
"That doesn't even make sense, Bones!" I tried to keep a cool head as she smirked condescendingly at me and as we walked through the halls of the Jeffersonian I continued, "You can't compare anthropology to football! One of them is dull and all," I searched for the word, "boney; while the other is all about strength and will and power and—"
I was cut off by her having stopped dead center in the double-door's of the museum that led to the Medico-Legal lab platform.
"Jeez, Bones give a guy some warning, will ya?" I looked at her, smirk gone and found her to be staring straight ahead. And there, standing with one arm on the banister and the other in the pocket of his khaki shorts, was Sully.
And here I thought the day had been interesting so far…
And that's the first chapter! I've been writing a lot more now and I think I might actually be getting better at it, go figure. Lol anyways make sure you hit the green button and review! I would really appreciate it and it would inspire me moreee! Thanks for reading too though.