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Temperance opened her eyes and quickly closed them unable to bare the pounding in her head from the light and bright walls. She didn't know where she was, but knew she was in a bed and the smell of medications and cleaner reeked in the air.

As she lay there unable to move and the side of her head pounding more than ever she slowly raised her left hand, but found it stuck to something, or better yet someone. She carefully tried to open her eyes again and succeeded in keeping them open.

Looking around she followed her arm down to her hand and then up the arm of the hand that held hers. Her gaze met a sleeping man, but not just any sleeping man, her partner Booth; he sat in a chair next to her bed and held her left hand in his.

Tempe looked from Booth around the room and saw she was in the hospital with an
IV in her arm and a few monitors beeping. She moved slightly and tried to pull her hand away to sit up, but only succeeded in waking the sleeping man next to her.

Booth slowly opened his eyes and cursed himself for falling asleep, he was supposed to stay up and watch over Tempe as she slept, but failed. As Booth opened his eyes he began to wonder what caused him to awake and looked to his side and found Tempe sitting up in the bed looking at him curiously.

"Oh my god. You're awake." He whispered looking at her.

Tempe sat there starring at him, what did he mean by that? Why was her head pounding? Why did she feel like she was hit by a truck? And why on earth was she in the hospital?

"Are you alright?" he asked getting up. "Do you need anything at all?"

Tempe tried to open her mouth to speak and tell him she was fine and wanted answers, but as she moved her mouth all the came out was a low whisper that didn't make any sense. Instead she shook her head.

"You're not alright? What's wrong?" he asked jumping to her side.

Tempe sat there, how could she answer him? So instead she tried to talk again.

"fine." She mumbled her voice a low croak.

"You're fine?" he asked and she nodded. "Do you need anything?" she shook her head 'no' and watched as he nodded and walked over to her right side. "I'm going to get Angela, she should be here by now ok?"

Tempe nodded and watched as he turned to leave, but was confused as he turned back around and kissed her on the forehead. Tempe sat there her eyes wide at the fact her partner had just kissed her. Was she alright? She sat there wondering for a few seconds before a loud voice pulled her out.

"Oh my god! Bren, sweetie are you ok?" Angela rushed in and embraced her friend hugging her close.

"fine." Tempe managed to get out, her voice a little clearer but not by much.

"Oh, Jeeze, sweetie you scared us all." Ange continued to talk and sat in the chair Booth had occupied moments ago.

"Why am I here?" she asked.

"Well, you were found unconscious; Booth had to bring you here." She said stating it as if it was the most obvious thing in the world. "He found you in your apartment on the floor bleeding and beaten."

"By who?"

"We don't know, but David should be here soon." Ange said getting up from her chair and walked outside. "I'll be right back."

Tempe sat there thinking. The beating and unconscious state would explain why she was here; but why did Booth kiss her?

No sooner had she asked herself that question did David walk in and embrace her, kissing her on her cheek and checked her face.

"God, Tempie, they really did a number on you." He said starring at what assumed was her beaten face.

"I don't know what that means." She muttered pulling away, not liking their closeness.

"Never mind." He said pulling her close again and hugged her tightly, kissing her lips as he pushed her out to arms length and sat next to her.

"So David where were you when this happened?" Booth asked walking in the room and starring at him.

"What! Are you kidding me? You think I did this?" David asked automatically jumping up to face Booth.

"No, I just wanted to know where you were. Why, got something to own up to?"

"I was at the store getting her something she needed to cook dinner with." David said.

"Really? Isn't it unusual in the few minutes you were gone she was attacked?" Booth asked, both men were close to the other starring them down.

"Are you telling me it's my fault this happened?"

"No, David I'm just wondering how this could have happened and how I found her and not you."

"Look, Booth I don't know where you're going with this." David said as Tempe sat in her bed watching the display take place in front of her, she wanted to know what was going on too. "But the thing is I didn't do this, she's my wife for heavens sake."

Tempe sat in her bed, mouth open as the words echoed in her head, 'she's my wife for heavens sake.'

"Wife?" she blurted out and watched as Angela, Booth and David starred at her. Tempe looked to every one of them and then down to her left hand and found that on the finger between her pinky and middle sat a diamond wedding ring. It was true, she was married to David.


Well? Any good, should I continue or just stop while I still can? Please tell me, I'm sorry if this isn't all that good I just came up with it the other day while I was in Maui. Thanks. Or as they say in Maui, Mahalo.