Can you feel the love tonight

By Miss P
Summary: Bones and Booth stuck in an elevator – need I say more!
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters.

AN/ If anyone's interested, I have a crossover, (Bones, The Pretender, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, and more)
that is published in the Pretender category, but if anyone want to check it out, you can find it at my profile,
it's called -
The Dark Room

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Another hard day of work was coming to its end. When they stepped into the elevator they were exhausted. Temperance was heading back to the Jeffersonian to finish her job there and Booth was going home.

Just as the elevator reached the second floor, the lights suddenly switched off. Everything became dark and the elevator abruptly stopped.

"The electricity went out," Temperance stated, trying to adjust her eyes to the sudden dark.

"Really I haven't noticed," Booth was clearly annoyed. Why would this have to happen to him? He was tired and just wanted to go home, get a good night's sleep. But now he was stuck in an elevator with Bones, for god knows how long. He was sure no one would find them until next morning, if the electricity didn't come back sooner of course…

"If I'd known this I would have taken warmer clothes…" Temperance though out loud.

"If I'd known this, I would have taken the stairs," Booth muttered.

"Booth, there's no way we could have seen this coming."

Booth gave her a look, raising an eyebrow. "You're the one who started this, don't jump on me Bones," he defended himself.

Temperance sighed. "What I meant was, it's freezing in here…"

Booth didn't answer. Instead he started to examine the elevator, looking for a way out. He didn't find one. "I guess we just have to wait…" he said, giving the floor a hesitating look. He could sit on it, but it would mean his suit got dirty…

Temperance was thinking the same, but didn't care about her clothes; she sat down on the floor, leaning back against the wall. She looked up at Booth.

"You're gonna stand there the whole night?"

Booth gave up and sat down next to his partner. A long silence occurred between them.

"Are you okay Bones?" Booth suddenly asked.

"Why wouldn't I be, I have been stuck in an elevator before so it's not the end of the world really."

Booth smiled a little. "I wasn't talking about the elevator. I just thought… well… there was a really tough case we had today, with the little girl and everything..." Booth said. He came to think of Bones reaction when she'd found the little girl badly burned in the backseat of a car. Later it had become clear she had been raped and murdered by her own father. Booth knew Temperance wasn't okay with that, and he couldn't blame her. He himself had a tendency of taking the cases a little too personally. All the time he hadn't been able to get the thought that it could have been Parker in that car, out of his mind. Hi knew Bones was trying to make everyone believe it was alright, when it really wasn't…

"Yeah, it was," Temperance started. "But it's what I do Booth, it's my job."

"Alright, alright… I just thought it would be polite to ask," Booth said. "And you do know that… I'm here if you want to talk," he offered.

Temperance looked at him. "It's not like you could go anywhere," she said.

"What I meant was," Booth cut himself off. Why even try to explain? He couldn't help but smile. Temperance was always the logical one, the intelligent one, but sometimes it seemed like she'd been living under a rock somewhere. Or she was just too smart to understand the concealed meaning of a simple sentence.

"I'm here… for you," Booth finally said. He put a huge emphasis on the last two words, and it got the effect he was hoping for. He smiled as he saw the stunned look on Bones face. She had definitely understood the meaning of those words. Startled Booth suddenly realized he had probably said a little too much.

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TBC.

AN/ So what do you think? Is it worth continuing?