Bottle of Pills

Chapter 7

The Breaking Point

Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Song: Love The Way You Lie

Singer/Band: Eminem ft. Rihanna

The waves crashing against the island echoed in the storm brewing as the clouds let out their tears on the already darkened island. In the midst of the crashing waves a boat running on magic pulled through the waves to land on the dock for the prison. The warden helped the young woman out of the boat as he gave her a toothless smile. Unfazed she dusted off her robes and followed the warden to the third level of the prison. The third level of the prison contained the bodies of the soulless, those who had been Kissed. The young woman headed to the last cell of the block. The cell barely had enough room for the body laying in it, the body of one Albus Dumbledore. Kneeling next to him was none other then Hermione Granger. Under the cover of her long brunette hair a sadistic, insane smile crossed her face. With a reverence that the former lieutenant of Voldemort, Bellatrix LeStrange, once held for her master (Tom Riddle), Hermione caressed the face of the soulless man.

"Oi, LeFay," Booth called out as he slid his card and rushed up onto the platform. "We got a body and it has your name on it." Arianna raised an eyebrow at him.

"Why isn't Dr. Brennan's name on it," Arianna questioned. Seeley squirmed a little at her question and muttered something under his breath. Arianna's eyebrow raised further.

"She's not talking to me right now and that would make it a rather difficult case if we don't talk the whole time," Booth finally admitted. Arianna sighed but pulled off her latex gloves and the threw them in the waste bin.

"So, why is she not talking to you right now," Arianna asked as they headed to the crime scene in Booth's SUV. Booth sighed.

"I told her that Hannah is not a consolatory prize a couple of months ago," Booth told her. "But now with Hannah and I being over I am trying to be more around and she says I am irritating her and that she needs some time away from me. What do I do to fix things?"

"I hate to say it but have you have been pretty much been ignoring her since you got back from Afghanistan with Hannah," Arianna pointed out. Booth groaned as he thought back to what had happened since he had arrived back in the states. He realized that he had been essentially cutting her out of his life in an effort to make a clean cut from falling in love and having his heart broken or as Bones would say, bruised. "You need to prove to her that you aren't going to be leaving her whenever something changes in one of your lives. I don't how you'll do that but you need to keep in mind that it should be more than just words." Booth seemed to soak in her words as for the rest of the ride the rode in silence.

Arianna found her irritation rising as she pinched the bridge of her nose in order to keep her temper from rising. This case was confounding her. She knew she had seen the type of torture and cause of death before but she couldn't seem to place it. She starred for a moment at the face of the victim on the drivers license and it clicked. Arianna bolted out of the bone storage room and with a swipe of her card onto the platform. Ignoring the others around she thumbed through the file until she found what she needed.

"Shit," Arianna swore. All of them looked at her in surprise. This was the first time they had ever heard her swear.

"What's wrong," Angela questioned. Arianna sighed as she tried to force herself from letting out a scream of betrayal and frustration.

"I know who the killer is," Arianna informed the rest of the team as Booth joined them. At her announcement they looked at her like she was insane. "Back during the war, each of us had ways to get information. Torture was one of them, no I didn't resort to that, however, others did. Hermione lost it after a couple of our close friends were murdered in front of her eyes. Before then she was against torturing for information. Afterwords, she became known for unique style of torture. As the one of the only people who could actually see the bodies, confidentiality and all that, I knew all of the forms of torture. This torture is Hermione's signature."

"If you are going to just stare at me I am going to be tempted to throw a pen at you," Arianna's voice broke through. Cam winced and tore her gaze away from her. She knew that Arianna had done a lot of things during the war but to hear about it in detail was another. After Arianna confirmed it was in fact Hermione's signature, Arianna had been forced to call in the British Auror's. Thankfully, after Arianna gave them an update on to who they were dealing with (Hermione) they said as long they were kept in the loop they would not be meddling.

"How do we find her," Cam finally asked. They already had all the evidence in but finding Hermione had no such luck.

"Look at her old contacts first, see if they know anything," Arianna wearily informed them. "If not we start looking at any strange activity in the area to see if can find a connection. There are many things to do, I just need to be sure that this case will not be taken lightly." As soon as she spotted that they were about to protest she rose her hand up to silence them as she continued on. "I know that none of you have ever taken a case lightly but you have to keep in mind she is a war veteran and insane. I need all of you to be on your guard no matter where you are. Am I clear?" Once she received all of their agreements she gave them their assignments and ended the meeting. As she was sitting at her desk she could tell that someone had decided to linger behind. She looked up to see it was Wendell. He shifted nervously in front of her.

"I just want to tell you something in case something happens to either of us," Wendell quickly told her. A wave of her hand told Wendell he could continue on. "I am sorry that I ended things between us. I am sorry that I have been so cold to you since. I am NOT sorry that I love you so much I let you go so that you could have someone better. I am NOT sorry for the time we had together. I wanted you to know." Wendell could feel a blush creeping across his face but he stood firm in front of Arianna.

"I forgive you," Arianna softly told him. "When there is time, we could maybe talk through a few things?" Wendell quickly nodded and bolted from the room. Arianna gave a small chuckle and continued on with her work. She looked up when someone else walked through the doorway. To her surprise it was none other than Severus Snape.

"Aren't you supposed to be getting married today," Arianna asked him in surprise. She watched him plop down in chair. He sighed.

"My fiance decided that she would rather warm someone else's bed," Severus told her pointedly. Arianna winced, Severus never got it easy. "However, that is not the reason I am here."

"What reason might that be," Arianna asked him curiously.

"I would like to offer my help in catching Hermione Granger," Severus informed her. A small smile spread across her face.

"I think we can work with that," Arianna informed him.

"How bad have I messed things up," Wendell asked as he sipped on his shake. Arianna was sitting across from playing with her french fries.

"Pretty bad," Arianna told him. Wendell winced. He knew that he had been quiet cruel to her but having it so blandly stated made it so much worse.

"How can I fix it," Wendell asked. Arianna gave him a small soft smile.

"Tell me why you messed it all up in the first place and I'll let you know," Arianna told him as mixed around the ketchup on her plate.

"I got scared that you deserved more and that you would see that," Wendell softly told her. "I thought that if I ended things with you it wouldn't hurt so much when you were essentially gone."

"Did it work," Arianna asked. Wendell shook his head.

"No because I knew that I was being such an idiot," Wendell told her. "To have you so close and yet so far away..." Wendell allowed himself to trail off as he could not finish the sentence. Arianna placed her hand on his.

"Let's start over again, shall we," Arianna asked him with a light smile. Wendell squeezed her hand and the both of them grinned.

Wendell grinned. He felt whole once again. Now that Arianna was back in his love life everything seemed so right. He watched with a grin as she joked around with their colleagues.

"I dare you to do karaoke," Booth was telling Arianna with a grin. "I know you. I bet you are an amazing singer and decided to hide it away so that you wouldn't have to deal with publicity." Arianna huffed at him but did not back done from the dare.

"Fine, I'll do it," Arianna told him. She placed her drink on the table and headed up to the stage. She whispered something to the band. "This song is for you, Wendell.

[Verse 1]
It's been said and done
Every beautiful thought's been already sung
And I guess right now here's another one
So your melody will play on and on, with best of them
You are beautiful, like a dream come alive, incredible
A center full of miracle, lyrical
You've saved my life again
And I want you to know baby

I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby

And I keep it in re-pe-pe-peat

I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby

And I keep it in re-pe-pe-peat

[Verse 2]

Constantly, boy you played through my mind like a symphony
There's no way to describe what you do to me
You just do to me, what you do
And it feels like I've been rescued
I've been set free
I am hypnotized by your destiny
You are magical, lyrical, beautiful
You are... And I want you to know baby

I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby

And I keep it in re-pe-pe-peat

I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby

And I keep it in re-pe-pe-peat

No one can pause
You stand alone, to every record I own

Music to my heart that's what you are
A song that goes on and on

I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby

And I keep it in re-pe-pe-peat

I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby

I love a love song..."

Wendell's jaw dropped. She was an amazing singer. The song choice made Wendell want to dance with joy. A blushing Arianna re-took her seat as her colleagues starred at her in astonishment.

"That was brilliant," Angela finally exclaimed. "You have got to sing a lot more."

"Thank you for your assessment, Angela," Arianna told her friend. Angela squealed and hugged her.

"I find myself in agreement with Angela," Brennan told her. Arianna grinned at her knowing it was her way of complementing her. It was then Arianna noticed that Brennan was not drinking alcohol but a soda. Making a mental note to pull her to the side later she turned her attention back to the rest of the group.

"Dr. LeFay, I didn't know you could sing," an enthused Daisy informed her as she approached their table. Arianna winced. Ever since Arianna had chosen Vincent Nigel-Murray as her intern, Daisy had taken to showing up at the most random times.

"I should hope not or that would constitute as stalking, Miss. Wick," Arianna informed her. She watched Daisy wince before she answered.

"Of course not, Dr. LeFay," Daisy said in attempt to calm her. "I just came her to get a little time to myself, actually. I just wanted to complement you on your singing." Arianna tilted her head in acknowledgment. It was then she noticed something strange about Daisy's eyes, they were glazed over. Quickly, Arianna hit her with a wandless stunning spell. The whole group's attention was on Daisy as she fell to the floor. Arianna took out of there after a flash of bushy brown hair. She swore under her breath when she saw Hermione apparate away with a smirk. Arianna sent off the signal to the Auror's assigned to her team before everything turned black.

The first thing she noticed when she woke up was that she was back in her office and the second thing she noticed was that she wet wash cloth on her head. Her groan of annoyance startled Wendell from his sleep. He grinned when he spotted Arianna awake.

"What happened," She asked him with a groan.

"You fainted from the amount of alcohol you had and magical exhaustion," Wendell informed her. "We would have taken you to your home but it was covered in so much security and wards that not even the curse breakers wanted to go near them." Arianna grinned at him sheepishly. She moved herself next to him.

"Just hold me, please," Arianna pleaded with him. Without any words, Wendell complied as he wrapped his arms around her. Soon she could feel herself dozing off.

"I meant what I sang earlier, Wendell," Arianna quietly informed him. It seemed, however, that he did not hear her as he had already fallen asleep.

The glee she felt as slowly slid the scalpel lower and lower on the already sobbing man was not one that could be easily matched.

"Tell me what I want to know, now," Hermione hissed at the man. He whimpered.

"I told you I don't know who you are talking about," He sobbingly told her. Hermione let out a sharp hiss as he realized that he really did have no idea what she was talking about. Hermione let out a screech so loud that she did not notice the man escape out the door until it was to late.

"So, how far along are you," Arianna randomly asked Brennan as they examined some remains that had been found in a ditch. Brennan looked at her confused.

"What are you talking about," Brennan asked her confused. Arianna gestured to her stomach.

"You look to be 2 probably 3 months along," Arianna calmly informed her. "Booth is the father, right?" Brennan starred at her in shock.

"How did you know," Brennan asked her.

"You didn't drink alcohol on the night we went for karaoke and I can quiet clearly see your body is getting ready for a fetus," Arianna informed her.

"You don't think anyone else will notice, do you," Brennan asked her slightly panicked. She and Booth had decided to wait until they were out of the danger zone to tell anyone. Arianna shook her head.

"Don't worry your secret is safe with me," Arianna told her. She then got a wicked grin. "Booth is the father, isn't he?" With a tinge a pink in her cheeks, Brennan nodded.

(A/N: The song is by Selena Gomez and the Scene and it is called Love You like a Love Song. As I wrote most of this chapter with this song stuck in my head, I thought it fitting that it played a part in it as well. Review, if you please!)