It had been three weeks after Tempe had been released from the hospital. Her bruises and scraps were long gone and her life was returning to what she would have hoped to one day call normal. She had yet to stop by her old apartment where she and David used to live in, apparently her blood still stained the walls and floor and Booth wanted her no where near it.
As Booth had promised his apartment was filled with her things, she had a closet all to herself and found it easy to move in with him. Life was better than she could have ever hoped; she was in love with a man who loved her back and they would soon be married.
"So how are you feeling?" Booth asked Tempe as he looked down at her.
"I'm feeling great." She said from the place where her head rested on his chest as they sat side by side on the couch watching the history channel.
"That's good." he said leaning down and placed a small kiss on her head.
After a few hours of changing between the history channel and the science channel they had both fallen asleep in the others arms. Tempe had never known she could be this happy and Booth never knew that for once things could go his way.
A month and a half later Booth and Tempe were married and off to their honeymoon in Hawaii where they realized that they had missed out so much on their lives with the other because of one stupid mistake.
That night as Tempe lay in Booth's arms she whispered to him how much she loved him and how sorry she was and as Booth held her close he told her she had no reason to be sorry and told her how much he loved her as well.
And for the first time in a long time, Tempe felt happy and she knew that as long as she was with Booth she would never feel any different.