Dog with the Skull Chapter 1

A/N Ok so this is my new story!! Yay! I just want to say that yes I am in it, but there are some things (such as my age, stuff about me and ect.) that will be a lie. I don't want you guys to think that this is my entire life and blah blah blah, because it's not. That's almost all I have to say. The only thing left is the disclaimer.

Disclaimer: I don't own Bones, but I do own a lot of stuff in this fic, including my dogs.



I sat behind the yellow tape crime scene tape. "I can't believe they found a skull on our driveway, a human skull at that," I whispered to my large white dog. I had been sitting in that same spot for the last three or four hours. I was numb.

"Miss? Could we ask you a few questions?" a tall man walked up to me and stood in front of me.

"Could you wait until my grandparents are here?" I asked holding onto Ashley, my dog, tightly as Emma, my other dog, walked down the driveway and sat beside me. I grabbed another leash and put Emma on it. I didn't want her to go and contaminate the evidence.

"Of course," the man said and he sat down beside me. "I'm Special Agent Seeley Booth."

"Hi..." I said quietly as I watched a woman look at the skull. "What is she doing?"

"Examining that skull to see if there is anything that she can use to identify who that was," the Agent explained.

"Really?" I asked, interested.

"Yeah," Agent Booth said with a smile. "You interested in that sort of stuff?"

"I am actually, I always have been interested. She's a forensic anthropologist right?" I asked.

"Yeah, she is," the agent looked over at her.

"That's awesome," I said with a smile, but my smile slowly faded. "Can I got up to my house?" I pointed to a house that was about 100 feet up the hill.

"Yeah, sure," Agent Booth replied and I started across the flat part of the driveway. Ashes followed me closely.

When I got to my house, I collapsed against the door. That had been a lot for me to think about in one day.

My cat came up and rubbed against me. "Hi kitty..." I said and I picked up the small cat. I then proceeded to the couch. I sat down with the cat, enjoying the silence.


"Shayden!" I heard my grandmother call as she walked in the door. "I just got your message and I thought the worst," she wrapped me into a hug.

"I'm ok gramma," I said quietly.

"What's going on?" she asked as she sat down beside me on the couch.

"Ashley brought a skull home..." I said, rather quietly for my personality.

"Oh god..." Gramma looked pale.

"Then I decided that the best thing to do would be to call the police and I did," I glanced out the window at my dog who was looking upset because she was tied up now.

"That's a lot for a fifteen year old to go through," Gramma took my hand.

"I'm fine Gramma," I said, looking up at her. "Honest."

"Well your Papa will be here in a few minutes as well. I'm so sorry I didn't get your message earlier!" she kissed my forehead.

"It was fine. Nobody came near me with Ashley there, except for an FBI agent, but I don't know why he was even here," I said.

"Why do you say that?"

"Because I dunno... it just seemed like a matter for the police, not the FBI, but I'm probably wrong..." I stood up and went outside. I could still see the cop cars and stuff. I walked past my gramma's car and went to the trampoline.

I hopped on and bounced around for a few moments, trying to relive myself of stress. It didn't work.

I fell back on the trampoline and lay there, staring up at the sky. I looked over towards the part of the driveway where my mum and dad always parked, but the car wasn't there. "She must've parked at the bottom and walked up..." I said to myself.

I glanced over towards Ashley and saw that she was chewing on another bone. "ASHLEY!" I jumped up and ran, barefoot, across the yard and towards the three dog houses.

I stopped right in front of her and she instantly dropped the bone. I kicked it lightly away from her and grabbed a bag that was in the box of horse brushes behind the dog house.

I put the bone into the bag and then I ran back down the driveway towards the crime scene tape. I stopped at a police officer. "Do you know where... Agent... Booth is?" I asked, out of breath.

"Agent Booth?" the police officer looked to the left and then pointed. "I'll go get him for you."

"Thanks..." Already I was thinking about how exited I would be to have all these people off the driveway, and I hoped they'd be done before I had to go to school tomorrow. I saw a small path along our 'ridge' that my gramma probably walked on to get to the house.

I thought for a moment about just going on the path and then going to Agent Booth, but then decided against it as I saw him coming towards me.

"Hey there," he said with a smile. "What can I do for you?"

"My dog found this... I don't know when, or where, or how long she's had it, but I didn't know if it was human or not..." I handed him the bag. "I just saw her chewing on it..."

"Thanks," Booth said and then he looked over his shoulder at the tall woman I had seen before. "Bones!"

She turned and walked over to where we were. "Yes?"

"This girl found the skull," Booth told her.

"Actually, my dog found it," I corrected. "I'm the one that called the police."

The lady... Bones was what Booth had called her, said to Booth, "What's in this?" she took the bag that Booth handed to her.

"Ashley was chewing on another bone," I replied, then I noticed the odd looks they were giving me. "Oh, my dog's name is Ashley."

Booth nodded in understanding. "Are your parents home now?"

"My grandparents," I corrected. "And my gramma is."

"Would you mind if we asked you a few more questions then?"

"If you came up to my house then I guess that'd be fine..." I said with a small shrug. I saw CB (my cat) walking down the driveway. "Bee!" I walked up to her and caught her. I then went up to the house with Booth and Bones.

"Gramma?" she said when she got inside.

"Hi, oh hello," my gramma was holding a cup of coffee in one hand and a small comb in the other as she combed her natural red hair.

"This is Agent..."

"Seeley Booth and this is my partner Doctor..."

"Temperance Brennan," she said monotonously.

I squeaked.

"You're Temperance Brennan?" my gramma asked, and I suddenly felt a small red blush creep up my cheeks. I knew she was going to tell this woman that I admired her writing skills. "Shayden just adores your books," I was right.

I sat down on the leather couch. "You can sit down," I said with a smile as I tried to get the blush to leave my cheeks.

Booth and Dr. Brennan sat down across from me. "We just have a few questions," Booth told me.

"Alright," I said with a small nod.

"Which of your dogs found the bone?" he asked, looking at my four dogs that were outside.

"Ashley did..." I stood up and went over to a window. "That one," I pointed to her and then came back and sat down beside my gramma.

"Alright..." Booth said and then he looked over at the dog. He then looked back at me. "And where were you when she found it?"

"I was here in the house I guess..." I said, thinking for a second. "And then I noticed she was gone so I went down towards where all the crime scene tape is now, and I saw her coming back up the driveway with the skull."

"And you knew it was a human skull?" Dr. Brennan asked me.

"Yes," I said, nodding my head.

"And this second bone?" she asked. "Did you know it was human as well?"

"Actually I didn't," I said with a small shrug. "But it made sense."

"What did?"

"That it was a human bone," I said, once again shrugging.

"Then.." she began, but Agent Booth cut her off.

"How did it make sense?" he asked.

"Since Ashley had already found one bone, she would've gone back to the site where she found that bone," I replied, leaning back on the couch. "In time, she'll bring the whole skeleton here."

"And you know this how?" Dr. Brennan asked.

"Because that's what she's done every other time," I replied calmly, or at least, tried to remain calm. I was pretty tired from the long day and then meeting my favourite author didn't help.

"I think that's all for now..." Booth said, standing up and having his partner beside him. "We'll be in touch."

"Can I ask you a question?" I asked, looking up at Booth.


"Why is the FBI involved?" I asked, looking from Agent Booth to Dr. Brennan.

"There's actually a serial killer on the loose, has been for some time," Booth replied.

"Oh..." I said, standing up as well. "Thanks," I walked with them to the door then went upstairs. I was in need of music, desperately.

I turned on my CD that I had made last night, and Suddenly I See came on. I began to dance to the rhythm.

"Suddenly I see, I see this is what I wanna be!" I sang around as I danced. I went over to the speaker, and once again was glad that I lived in the mountains. I turned it up even louder.


A/N What do you think? Oh and it's bringing back the Grave Digger just so you know, I have no idea how Ashley will have gotten the bones, but I'll figure it out!

Read and review please!

ONE last note! As of tomorrow, I'm changing my username from Fire From The Sky to -Sunset-Division-