Chapter 4

It was about 8:00 when the four of them walked into Brennan's apartment. To celebrate the win, the team went out for ice-cream. The camping trip wasn't going to be for another week. Parker and Jessica went to Jessica's room, while Booth and Brennan sat down on the couch.

"Booth, thanks for talking to Jessica today. I think you really cheered her up." Booth looked over and smiled at Brennan.

"No problem Bones. Just promise me that you will tell me when Todd is around so I can pound him."

They could here giggling and laughing in the background. The got up to go see what their kids were doing. They found them jumping up and down on the bed. They were spinning around in circles and doing backflips. Brennan and Booth smiled and walked over to them.

"Hi mommy-"

"Hi daddy-"

They laughed when they said it at the same time and continued jumping on the bed. Booth suddenly leaned forward and grabbed Parker. He laid him down on the bed and started tickling him. Jessica laughed and jumped on Booth's back trying to help Parker out.

"A little help Bones," Booth pleaded through laughter. Brennan smiled at him and jumped on the bed. She snatched Jessica off his back and started tickling her. This 'war' went on for about five minutes. It was interupted by a knock at the door. Brennan thought it was a tenant complaining about the noise they were making. Booth told the kids to calm down while Brennan went to go get the door. Brennan opened the door to find Todd standing there with a cheap smile on his face.

"Hi Temperance," he siad rudely stepping into the apartment without permission. Brennan closed the door loudly so Booth could come out and see what's wrong.

"What are you doing here Todd," Brennan said with clenched teeth.

"I came here to see Jessica," he said starting towards her room. He stopped when he saw Booth stepping out of it and closing the door. Todd backed up into the livingroom. Booth took long strides towards him stopping in front of his face.

"What are you doing here,"Todd said stepping towards him to show he wasn't scared.

"I was waiting for you," Booth said standing his ground.

"That's great, can you get out of my way now." Todd stepped sideways but Booth stepped in front of him. "Get out of my way," Todd said stepping the other way, but Booth stepped in front of him again.

'Why are you even here," Booth asked as he crossed his arms over his chest?

"I came here to explain to Jesse about why I didn't show up to her game." He stepped sideways again, but Booth blocked him.

"And what exactly were you doing," Booth asked? Todd sighed.

"I was stuck at a very important meeting with my boss." "Are you happy now." He stepped sideways again, and Booth blocked him again.

"You see, I'm not very happy right now because that red lipstick on your neck tells me you were doing something else."

Todd lifted his collar up to hind the lipstick stain on his neck. Then, he tried to take a swing at Booth. Booth dodged him and pinned his arm behind his back. Then he slammed him up against the wall.

"You missed your own daughter's soccer game, so you could sleep with a prostitute," Brennan cut in?

"It wasn't a prositute, it was my boss. I really needed this job permossion, and that was the only way I could get it. I'm sorry Tempe."

"Todd, why do you even bother. You have never cared about anyone than yourself. You use people to get what you want out of them, and then you leave like always. So why don't you do me a favor and get out!"

Tears were now running down her face uncontrollably. Booth pulled open the door and shoved him into the hallway, slamming the door in his face afterwards. Booth walked over to Brennan and pulled her into a tight hug. Booth rubbed her back as she cried into his shoulder. After a couple of minutes, Booth managed to calm her down. He lifted her head and wiped the tears and hair away from her face. Then he cupped her caressed her cheek and gently rubbed it. Then he slowly leaned down and pressed his lips against hers. Brennan didn't hesitate wrapping her arms around his neck, pressing her lips harder against his. Booth snaked his hands around her waist.

It was about 15 seconds later when they heard giggling. They stopped to see Parker and Jessica staring at them with smiles on their faces. Brennan smiled and rested her forehead on Booth's chest. Booth kissed her forehead. Parker and Jessica ran over and hugged their waists. Booth bent down to pick up Jessica and Brennan bent down to get Parker.

"What was all that noise that we heard," Jessica asked.

"Um, me and your mom were just taking care of some important things. But everything is okay now."

"Oh," Jessica said. She looked over to Parker. Then the both of them started giggling like crazy.

"What's so funny," asked Brennan.

"You two were kissing," answered Parker.

"Yeah, that's disgusting," added on Jessica. Booth and Brennan smiled at each other and sat them on the couch. Then they started tickling the crap out of them again.