A/N: So, here it is. The next (hopefully) exciting chapter. The quote's from Someone Like You.
Jane: (upon seeing a hickey on his neck). What is on your
Eddie: I bit myself shaving.
After the two had their coffee and some incredible bakery. Angela and Jack sat there trying to figure out what to do. They came up with nothing for quite some time. Then Angela suddenly perked up, a metaphorical light bulb going off above her head.
"Hey, what about we see if Tempe and Booth wanna do something? I'd bet they've got the same problem right now."
"Could be interesting."
Angela pulled out her cell phone and called her friend again.
"Hello?" It wasn't Tempe who answered.
"Booth? Why are you answering Tempe's phone?"
"She's in the shower. Anyways, what do you want now Angela?"
"You're so mean to me."
"Are too. But besides that, do you guys have any plans for the day?"
"Not really, we couldn't think of anything. Why?"
"Well, we were wondering if you two would want to get together and do something today."
"Wait, Bones is back, I'll put you on speakerphone." He set the phone while mouthing whom it was to a confused Bones.
"Hey sweetie. Would you want to hang out all together today? Booth already ok'd it."
"Yeah, sure. What did you have in mind?"
"I don't know. How about we meet you guys at your place in a few. Then we can figure it out."
"Ok. We'll be ready."
"See you in a minute."
Tempe hung up and looked at Booth, realizing that he hadn't brought any clothes with him to her place.
"I have an extra change of clothes in my car. For emergencies."
"Right, I forgot about that. Well? Go get them! Angela and Hodgins will be here any minute."
Booth threw on his clothes from the day before and ran out to his car. Tempe, in the meantime, rifled through her closet for something to wear. She settled on an outfit she had bought a few weeks ago, but had yet to wear. When Booth returned, he found that he had to fight to stop from gaping. The lightweight bohemian dress flowed and accentuated her amazing body. Her bangled flip-flops and matching jewelry complemented the dress perfectly. Bones was a vision. Booth stared openmouthed and made Tempe worry.
"What? Is there something wrong?"
"No. You just look fantastic."
Bones blushed and suddenly found her carpet incredibly interesting. An awkward silence ensued. They both breathed a sigh of relief when there was a knock on the door. Tempe couldn't help but smile at the sight of her best friend with her fingers linked with Jack's. Angela had wanted it for so long, and it was wonderful to see them finally together. Angela was excited to see Tempe look so happy, it was even better when Booth came to the door behind Tempe and wrap his arms around her. It took Tempe a moment to regain composure and remember that they were still standing in the doorway.
"Hey, come on in guys."
They four walked in and settled themselves in the living room. When Booth turned to adjust the pillows on the couch, Angela saw something on his neck that made her grin madly.
"Booth, what is on your neck?" He turned quickly to look in the mirror on the wall. He smiled, Tempe looked sheepish.
"I bit myself shaving."
"Oh really? It wouldn't have anything to do with last night would it?"
"Absolutely not! How could you insinuate that we… I am ashamed of you Angela. How could you think that we would engage in that sort of behavior."
'I don't know. Maybe it would be the hickey on your neck, or the bruises on your arms, or the fact that you spent the night here after went…Where did you guys go?"
"A Foreigner concert."
"Ooooh. Especially after a rock concert. Or it could be that I know for a fact that I know that neither of you are innocent."
"Psh! And you stayed at his place last night. So how can you get on our case when you're in the same boat?"
"I can, and we didn't."
"What were you thinking man?" Booth teased Jack.
"He was a gentleman." Tempe mock defended him.
"Oh, really. Are you complaining?"
"Nope. If they weren't here, I would most certainly be testing your honor."
"Aaahhh! I don't want to be listening to this! Can just figure out what we're gonna do today?"
"Don't be a prude, Jack. But he is right. Got any ideas, sweetie? We came up bupkus."
"Hey, how about we just head out to the mall. We can eat, and the ladies can catch up without us hovering."
"That sounds good to me. 'Ladies'?"
The four left in Booth's car, Jacks was way too small to accommodate them all. On the way there they joked about how they really didn't want to have to go into work the next day and how Zack would react to hearing about their weekends. Once there, they walked around for a bit, people watching, laughing at the heinous clothes some people thought looked good. The gang split up and the girls headed off toward the clothing stores, while the guys headed to the food court, shopping not being their thing and all.
"So. He took you to a concert?"
"Yeah, he wouldn't tell me where we were going until I saw the sign. I couldn't believe it. I'd never been to one of their concerts before. It was amazing."
"That's great. How did you guys end up staying at your place? Did you invite him up or something?"
"No. It was completely nonverbal. We just looked at one another when we got there and we knew."
"You guys are the masters of reading each other's minds. You two even do it at work. It leaves the rest of us wondering half the time."
"I guess. Anyways, where did you and Hodgins go?"
"He didn't tell me before hand either. But we went to this park outside of town, and they had this huge screen set up on one side of this clearing. They played this wonderful black and white musical. He brought all of my favorite snacks, even the teas I love."
"Wow. That sounds really great.
What happened at his house though?"
"Oh. We both were suddenly in the mood for more old movies, and he has a whole collection of them. So we went there, but we, well at least I, fell asleep before the first one was even halfway over. I was so tired, but he said he fell asleep too."
"That's really sweet. So, what about tomorrow. What's going to happen when we're all back at work? Won't this all make it hard?"
"Why? We've worked together every day. Why should it change now? We've all worked together despite our feelings. I, for one, think that it will only make things better at work. We'll, at least for a little while, argue less. And it solidifies our bonds as a team."
"I guess you're right. But what's Camille going to say when she finds out?"
"I think she's going to be ok with it. She's Booth's friend and I know I want to see my friends happy, and he certainly is. So I don't think it's going to be an issue."
"Ok. But what are we all going to do without your and Jack's constant squabbling? Life will be dull. Although much quieter."
"Ha, ha. Very funny. But of course we won't stop our bickering, it's too much fun. And it builds sexual tension. If only we could have as much as you and Booth."
"We don't have sexual tension."
"Yes you do. You two have since the day you met. You're just not used to it."
"Anyways… When were we supposed to meet the guys?"
"Oh. Ummmm. Fifteen minutes ago."
"They're not going to be happy. Let's go." The two quickly left the department store they were in, trying to hurry through the throngs of people. Tempe couldn't believe how many people were at the mall; it was a Sunday after all. But Angela had reminded her that it was a sidewalk sale weekend. From an anthropological view, the interactions at a mall were very typical, yet highly interesting. She looked to her left and saw a mother pulling a very unwilling son into a women's clothing store. On her other side, there was a group of teenage girls, obviously armed with their parents credit cards, chattering away over a poster of what Tempe could only assume was the latest heartthrob. She saw people from all ages and walks of life. But somehow she was automatically drawn to the many couples there. She couldn't remember noticing so many people in relationships, but she chalked it up to being in a new relationship herself. When they reached the guys, Tempe was surprised when she had a sudden and dramatic response to Booth she hadn't had before, or at least not that she would admit to herself. Her heart beat faster and she had the sensation of butterflies in her stomach. It scared her a bit, but Booth had always seemed to incite abnormal reactions from her.
"Hey, what took you guys so long? We were getting worried."
"Correction. Bug boy was getting worried. I, however, understand women in a mall better."
"Don't call me bug boy."
"Now you? I finally get Bones to stop saying that, and now you start?"
"Call him Hodgepodge, he doesn't say anything then. Or maybe its just Cam."
"It has nothing to do with her, other than the fact that I don't want to get fired."
"So I can call you that?"
"Not if you want to live. G-man."
"Ok, boys, lets settle down. Or do Angela and I have to put you in separate corners?"
"No, Ms. Bones. We can behave."
Jack laughed and 'coughed' "Whipped." Booth just glared. There was no good reason to piss Bones off right now; it definitely wasn't in his best interest.
"Ok. Sweetie. I think that we should probably split."
"Why? We haven't even had lunch yet."
"Yes, well. I decided I don't want to wait to show Jack what I bought at Victoria's Secret."
"Oh, right. Well I guess you should go then. Wouldn't want to put that off."
"Eeeewwwww! I really don't want to picture that!"
"Tough. Unless you don't want me to show you what I purchased."
"No, I'm good. See you guys tomorrow. We have to go, now."
"Bye guys, I guess I probably shouldn't have said anything."
"Just make sure he works for his prize."
"Oh. Don't worry. I have a few ideas in mind." Tempe smiled wickedly at Angela before following Booth out. Wait until he saw what she had gotten. He had only assumed it was lingerie; he should be surprised to see her Borders bag. She smiled inwardly; she could be really evil when she wanted to be.