A/N: Sorry for the long update folks. Life got kinda busy and as much as I would have loved to lay around all day and read/write fanfiction, I gotta have a life too. I know a lot of you were shocked at the end of last chapter over what transpired, but don't worry, it's coming. The B/B will come, just be patient. On with it!

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: I would rather own a car right now then own Bones. Yeah, I know doesn't make sense but hey, I like my cars. Sorry, Hart.

I couldn't sleep that night. Everytime I laid my head down all I could hear were those words again.

"I—OH, yes…BOOTH!"

What the hell was I supposed to make of that? She was with Sully, doing things that I could have only fantasized in my wildest dreams about with her, and she's calling out my name?

God, love sucked.

Around six o'clock I gave up trying to sleep and just got up to get ready for the day. Forty-five minutes later I was out the door with my coffee in hand and then twenty minutes later I was pulling into the Hoover building.

I got on the elevator and as the door's were closing, I heard someone call out, so naturally, I held the doors open again. And who else would it be other then my fellow FBI agent, Peyton Perotta. She smiled at me in thanks as I pushed the button.

"Agent Booth, how've you been?"

"Eh, I've been better, I guess."

She laughed and gave me a look that I couldn't quite decipher. That—That couldn't possibly be hunger, could it?

"Dr. Brennan still oblivious to all the signs, huh?"

I choked on my coffee as she spoke and I had to regain my composure before speaking again. She was looking at me with an amused expression on her face.

"I'm not—We don't—it's—," I struggled to come up with the right words to get her off my case, "Bones and I are just p-partners."

Crap. I had stuttered on the last word, but thankfully the elevators dinged for our floor. Saved by the elevator dingy thing. Thank you, God.

I stepped out and as I tried to walk quickly to my office, I realized Agent Perotta was following me. I thought about stopping and letting her run into me just for my own amusement, but I decided against it and made my way through my office door.

I sighed in exasperation as I sank into my chair and stared up at her expectantly, "What is it, Agent Perotta?"

She smirked at me and I was about to ask her to leave before she said three little words that made me freeze.

"Just tell her."

My mouth moved, but I realized no words were coming out. She still had that same damn smirk on her face, but I now saw that she was just feeling mischievous. I closed my eyes once I had managed to close my mouth and leaned back again, picking up my squeeze ball. I couldn't believe I was about to do this.

"It's not that easy, Agent Perotta. You can't possibly understand the situation I'm in with her."

"Oh, yeah?" She challenged, leaning forward over my chair, "Try me."

I burst and threw down my ball. "Do you have any idea what it's like to feel something so strongly for someone and not have those feelings returned? I've waited for four years, Perotta. FOUR." I held up my fingers for emphasis. "But every damn time, something gets in the way. First, I was dating someone. Then she was. Then I stopped seeing other people but she kept going and there was that stupid line. And now," I rose up and slammed my fist onto the table, "Now, Sully is back and I know she wants me instead of him but it's just…" I stared back at Agent Perotta and then sat down again. I stared at my lap for a while before I finished quietly, "It's just that I don't know what to do."

She stood there, looking at me with what I knew was pity and what I didn't want. But then, her eyes clouded with determination as she spoke. "You have to tell her the truth, Booth. We both know she'll never let herself see the truth. She's—she's a lot like a little kid in some ways. You just have to show her the right path. The path she knows she wants but doesn't really know exists."

I couldn't help but look on in wonder at Agent Perotta. Where had this come from? The last time I had saw her, she had been hitting on me like no other and now? This was all too crazy. All too, too crazy. But she was right.

Bones was worth the risk.

"Thank you, Agent Perotta. I needed that." I said quietly.

She smiled. "You're welcome Agent Booth. Just don't hold off too long, or you'll regret it."

She started to walk out as I called behind her, "I won't!"

I sat back again and chewed my lip in thought. 'Ahh, what the hell. Now's as good a time as any.'

And with that, I was off to the Jeffersonian.

I don't know what that means

Walking in, I could hear loud voices and I wondered just who would be juvenile enough to have a fight in the Jeffersonian.

'Probably one of Bones' students fighting over evid—'

My thoughts were cut short by the scene that I walked into. Bones was storming towards the Jeffersonian with Sully right at her heels, arguing about something and I started to hear it as I got closer.

"Tempe! This is ridiculous." Sully seemed madder than I'd ever seen him.

'I wonder if this is about last night'

No one had noticed me, what with a major lover's quarrel going on and I decided to keep it that way and ducked behind one of the tall pillars.

Bones turned back to Sully with fire in her eyes, and I could feel her anger even 300 feet away.

"You don't control me, Sully! I am not going to ask to be assigned a new partner!"

Oh yeah. This was about last night.

As she moved to swipe her card at the platform, Sully grabbed her roughly by the arm and I started to drift out from behind the pillar, the anger I kept bottled up so well building up at his inappropriate actions.

"Yes, you will Tempe" He snarled before doing the last thing I could have possibly expected.

He slapped her.

As I watched her fall back, things slowed to a crawl. Suddenly, I wasn't in control and before I knew what I was going on, I was moving towards the platform, with only one thing on my mind: Extreme violence.

Sully turned and saw the other reason the room was still quiet. His face paled and he looked down in horror at Bones, who was holding her face where he had hit her.

I grabbed Sully by the lapels and though he struggled mightily, he wasn't getting away from me. I slammed him up against the pillar closest.

"So, Sully, you think you can hit Bones, huh?" I snarled at him. He started to say something but I elbowed him in the face, hard. "What was that, Sully? Didn't catch that."

He opened his mouth and I slammed my fist into his face.

"Speak UP," I roared, before I elbowed him again. And again. And again.

He started to lose consciousness but I was not going to let that happen. I grabbed his face in my hands and squeezed, slamming it back and forth into the pillar. "Oh, so now you want to sleep, is that it? No here, let me do what you did to her."

I started to slap him around before he wheezed out something.

"I'm sor-,"

I lost it even more. "Are you trying to APOLOGIZE?" I bellowed.

I kneed him in the gut before he started to sink down again and again, I kept him up. And then, I pulled out my gun.

I was gone. My mind was so far gone, and I felt this primal rage taking its feral grip on me and pushing it to its limit. I took the gun and shoved it in his mouth and I loved what I saw. That fear in his eyes pushed the beast in me, whispered to me to just pull the trigger.


And suddenly, my anger started to fade, the sound of her voice calming me. My vision cleared and I saw the damage I had done. Sully's face was mangled, blood covering every area I could see. I turned back to her, now standing and one look pulled me all the way back.

I dropped him and turned slowly, looking down in shame as I put my hands in my pockets. She started to walk towards me and I was about to look up when I realized she had walked right past me.

I stared in shock as she walked calmly over to Sully and bent down, examining him. This couldn't have been real. There was no way.

"You bastard! I hope you die!"

She screamed in a tone I had never heard before, and kicked him so hard he slid on the smooth linoleum floor of the Jeffersonian.


She turned back to look at me, tears brimming in her eyes. My heart broke at the sight of her face and I walked over to stand in front of her.

And then, I grabbed her and just held her as she sobbed into my chest. We stood for what felt like hours, my chin resting on her head, her soft sobs the only noise I could hear before she pulled away and looked up at me.

"I am so sorry Booth." She whispered.

I cupped her chin with my finger and held her gaze. "Temperance, don't you dare be sorry." She choked on another sob as she smiled at me, "I love you. I love you so much."

Her lips were on mine before I knew it. We were lost in each other for seemingly eternity, before the need for air separated us. And then we heard the cheers and the whoops and hollers and we looked around.

In all the confusion, I hadn't noticed that the entire lab team was present, grad-students included. Angela, Cam and Hodgins stood at the top of the platform, looking down on us with luminous smiles on their faces, Angela especially. I laughed at the sight and looked back around to see Sully was being dragged out by security to where 2 police officers were standing. I looked back down to see Bones looking up at me, a radiant smile on her tear stained face.


"Yeah?" I answered grinning.

"I love you too."

And with that, we were lost in each other once again. Finally, this nightmare was over, however short-lived. I was going to finally be happy. And I knew that that moment couldn't have been anymore perfect.

Well, except for maybe if there was some apple pie around.


A/N: HAHA! I GOT you. I made you think there was gonna be more chapters. But that's a complete wrap folks! I can't honestly believe that I finished this story, because, I'm not gonna lie, I'm a total jerk when it comes to making my readers happy. But I did it! I've been thinking I might write like an epilogue, but I don't know. We'll see. My next story is going to be a crossover between Supernatural and Bones so that should be FUN! And yeah, that was my first fight scene and I just thought about when Booth kicked the ss of that one gang guy in Season 1 when he put a hit on Brennan. Loved that part!(It's at the end) Lol ok, I'll leave you to review :D.

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