Here we are. At the very end. The Epilogue. I hope that you have enjoyed the ride. The reading. The lame jokes. I wasn't planning on writing an epilogue, but after rereading the last chapter...I thought it would be nice to know what happened. Did Booth and Brennan become a couple after that amazing kiss? Well, here's where you're going to find out.
A/N: This is a future piece. It takes place in August 2006. And I refer to things from the very first chapter. So you might want to reread it.
Dr. Temperance Brennan was relaxed. It was the morning of August 14 and she sat on a blanket at the park that so many months before, her and Booth had stopped and had a picnic. The park that had started their game of 20 questions. The sun wouldn't be coming up for hours still. The only thing to be seen was thousands of stars and one bright moon. She smiled to herself, pulled her knees up and wrapped her arms around them. Her head was tilted back; her eyes searching the night sky above her. To her side, Special Agent Seeley Booth sat reclined with his arms behind him putting him at an angle to see the stars. His legs were stretched out before him, crossed at the ankles. Brennan sighed. "Do you think we'll see any…shooting stars?" she asked. She made herself call them shooting stars instead of meteors. Calling them shooting stars forced her to believe, if only for a few minutes, that there was something…romantic about them.
"I don't know, Bones," Booth answered. "I'm hoping so." He sat up and reached for his soda. After he took a drink he asked, "What will you wish for if we see some?" Brennan turned to look at him. Resting her head on her knees.
"I'm not sure," she replied.
"Well, what did you wish for last time?" Booth watched as a smile spread across her face and even in the darkness could almost see red begin to stain her cheeks.
"I don't remember," she lied. "Something about more hours in the work day." Booth chuckled.
"Is that so?" Brennan nodded her head yes. "Nothing to do with me, then?"
"Well, maybe I did throw in something about you not being so annoying." She laughed when he stuck his tongue out at her. So much like a child, she thought. "What did you wish for?"
"Umm, that was a long time ago, wasn't it?" He scratched at his chin in thought. "Well, I remember something about wishing for a partner that wasn't so dependant on work."
"I am not dependant," she defended with a smile. "I just like what I do." She sat up straight and glanced up at the sky. "Look! I just saw one. I get a wish." Booth loved the way that Brennan was learning how to play. Learning not to take everything seriously.
"So what are you going to wish for?"
"Well," she started, head still tilted back. "I wish that…I don't know, Seeley." She dropped her eyes to look at him. I have everything I want, she thought "What do you think?"
"Not my star, is it, Tempe? You have to make the wish." Brennan scooted closer to his side and gave him a kiss. "What was that for?"
"Nothing, really," she said. "Just thought I could think better if we were…you know…kissing." Booth flashed her a smile and in one quick movement she was on her back. His body pressed up against her side.
"I know how to make you think," he teased, and then brought his lips down to hers. His free hand found it's way underneath her shirt.
"That," she giggled against his mouth, "does not make me think better."
"Really?" he asked innocently. "And here I thought it did." He captured her lips again. He finally broke the kiss and looked down at her. He knew her eyes were sparkling with delight even through the dimness. "So, you think of a wish yet?" The corners of Brennan's lips turned up.
"Yes, Seeley, I think I do know what to wish for."
"And are you going to tell me?" She reached up with one hand, placed it behind his head and pulled him down closer to her. Until her lips were almost touching his ear. Her other hand ran down the length of his chest.
"I wish to go home," she whispered. "And get you out of these clothes." A smile graced his face when he pulled back to look into her eyes.
"What about the meteor shower?" he asked. "What about trying to catch a shooting star?" Brennan pulled him down into a kiss before she answered.
"I already have all that my heart desires," she said with a smile, pulling him back down to her.
Thank you! Thank you! You are all great! So supportive...and you all gave me lots of encouragement. And great reviews. Quite a few of you made me laugh at your thoughts. So on behalf of my muse, Branwen, and myself, I would like to say "Thank you! You are all the best!"