Chapter Twenty eight.
AN/ I want to apologize for the late update. I have had so much to do; I just didn't have time to write.
But here's the next chapter, and it's the last…
"Okay, sweetie, you have to tell me, something is bothering you, I can tell," Angela suddenly said. Temperance looked up from the bones, into her best friends' worried eyes. She sighed. Of course Angela noticed, she always does. Zack and Hodgins stopped working and all three looked at Temperance questioningly.
"What?" Temperance sounded slightly annoyed.
"Nothing, Dr. Brennan," Zach said quickly.
"Bren?" Angela tried in a soft voice. "Is it Booth?"
Temperance shook her head. "No I think it's… me… "
Angela was confused. She grabbed Temperance's arm and dragged her towards her office. They definitely needed to talk.
Once they were in the office and Angela and Temperance had placed themselves on the sofa, Angela continued speaking.
"Okay, I'm gonna take a wild guess now. You stayed at his place, right?" Temperance nodded. Angela smiled. "Yeah," she mumbled, sure she knew what this was all about. "You slept with Booth didn't you!"
Angela's sudden statement made Temperance stare at her, eyes wide. When she had recovered from the shock, she slowly nodded. Not bothering to ask how the hell Angela could have known. She didn't have to ask, she knew her friend all too well.
Angela gave her a huge grin. She nodded to herself and Temperance just stared at her.
"So how was it? Is he as good in bed as I imagined he'd be?"
"Ange," Temperance almost snapped. She sighed. "I'd… it's kind of awkward discussing that…" she said.
Angela rolled her eyes, but smiled. "Alright, I'll let it go for now, so what's bothering you?"
Temperance was quiet for a long time. Finally she spoke. "When I woke up this morning, naked, in Booth's arms I panicked… I didn't know what to do. So I did what I do best," a small smiled appeared on Temperance's face. It was almost funny. When she didn't know how to handle a situation, she preferred just walking away, get some time to think things over, making sure she'd find the most logical explanation. She'd never thought of it until now. Temperance saw Angela returning the smile. "I got up, got dressed and just ran out of there; do you think he's mad at me?"
"No, he should know you by now," Angela said, throwing a quick glance at the door. "But sweetie? You have to talk to him okay?"
"Yeah, I just need some time to…" Temperance was cut off.
"I think now would be a good time," Angela smiled as she saw Temperance's puzzled look. She threw a meaning look towards the door and Temperance turned her head.
"Booth," she mumbled. "How long have you been standing there?"
Booth smiled sheepishly. "Long enough, I woke up, you were gone, I figured you'd be here…" he said. "Hey, are you alright? You regret…"
"No," he was cut off by Temperance. Booth nodded. He looked at Temperance, then at Angela. "Am I the only one who thinks this is… uh… awkward?"
"I get the point, I'll leave you two alone now," With a smirk, Angela got up and left her office. Temperance and Booth just stood there, staring at each other.
Later that night, Booth and Temperance was back at Temperance's apartment. The talk in Angela's office seemed far away now when they were lying in Temperance's warm bed, listening to the rain outside.
There's a calm surrender
To the rush of day
When the heat of the rolling world
Can be turned away
An enchanted moment
And it sees me through
It's enough for this restless warrior
Just to be with you
Booth lazily let his fingers run through Temperance's hair. He smiled as he heard her sigh softly. He wasn't surprised to realize he felt happy. It was like he suddenly had everything he'd needed. Nothing could describe how much the woman next to him meant to him, she was his life… When he looked back at everything they'd been through, it didn't matter how much he'd been hurting, how much he'd suffered - because everything was worth it in the end. It finally brought him and Bones together…
And can you feel the love tonight?
It is where we are
It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
That we got this far
And can you feel the love tonight
How it's laid to rest?
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best
She'd never had a relationship like she had with Booth. It had never felt this real, and Temperance was amazed to know that they're still together after everything that happened. It would have driven any normal couple apart… but she was glad, because if there was one thing she didn't want, it's to be apart from Booth, ever again. She loved him way too much, and the thought of that scared the hell out of her, but Angela told her it would pass, and she actually believed her. Temperance closed her eyes, enjoying the feeling of Booth's warm skin against hers. This was all she'd ever wanted…
There's a time for everyone
If they only learn
That the twisting kaleidoscope
Moves us all in turn
There's a rhyme and reason
To the wild outdoors
When the heart of this star-crossed voyager
Beats in time with yours
They both knew it wouldn't happen, but they both felt like one day they'd just wake up from a dream, and everything would be back to normal. But what they had wasn't a dream, and for once in their lives, they felt like they didn't need to ask for anything more than they had right now...
And can you feel the love tonight?
It is where we are…
…Because they finally had each other.
... T H E ... E N D ...
AN/ Yeah, that was the end. I hope you liked it.
Fluffy, I know, but this story deserved some fluff after all the angst.
So I thought it was best to end it here, had a feeling you guys started to get tired of this fic…
Thank you all for your wonderful reviews!
Without you this story would never have been this long!
Oh and the song, it's "Can you feel the love tonight" by Elton John.
I got the name to the story from that song, so I thought I'd include it in the end…