Just the thoughts that ran through my head as I was watching the prom scene in the season 5 episode 'The Death Of The Queen Bee'. It's a bit short, but you'll learn to live with it ;) Hope you like it.

The stars fell down around me and everyone applauded. It looked wonderful. My eyes started to water, I couldn't control it as much as I wanted to, and then Booth saw my face.

"Bones, you're tearing up."

I didn't know what to say. I wanted to tell him all about my high school, how hard it was and also how much I wanted him. I was sure of it. Did I just think that? No, I didn't want him. Well, possibly, I guess so.

I finally said the best thing I could think of that would not take my feelings too far over the edge. "This is the prom I never got to go to."

And then we danced. We held each other close and I buried my face in his neck. It felt right, I never wanted to move.

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray

Ooh, the more I get of you the stranger it feels yeah

Now that your rose is in bloom

A light hits the gloom on the gray

Yes, I loved him. I, Temperance Brennan, love my partner, Seeley Booth.

But I will never voice it aloud until I am ready. It would have been great to say it just then, but I worry I will never gain the courage to tell him.

One day, maybe I will.

I would love to hear your thoughts.

-rach :)