A/N: I finally made it to the last chapter. So sorry about the very lengthy delay but at least I did finish it.
Slowly but surely things started going back to normal. Brennan returned to work and she and Booth solved cases, talked, argued, bickered, laughed together. He never left her despite everything she had said and done, despite all her insults, all her attempts to push him away and she was grateful for that.
It hurt less and less by each day but the pain never ceased. Some days she thought less about the baby, other times she couldn't really focus on a case. Compartmentalizing was more difficult than ever before, yet she accepted it.
She was at Booth's and they were watching a classical movie that Booth loved but her mind wasn't really focused on it. Brennan was snuggled up against Booth, his arm draped around her shoulders and her legs swung casually over his. It was nice and comfortable but she also felt something which had been dormant for a long time, stirring inside her. It was a warm and pleasant feeling, one the scientist in her would describe as arousal.
They hadn't had sex since her miscarriage. She hadn't wanted to and he hadn't pressured her and they had both been good about it. But now, at this very random moment, she started feeling the need.
"Booth... do you still want to be with me?"
He looked at her in surprise. Just like Bones to ask a question like that out of the blue.
"Bones... Temperance. I would never want to be with anyone else. Sure, you can be annoying at times, we bicker and fight with each other constantly but no one else comes close to my idea of what perfection is like. I love you, Temperance Brennan. You, and only you."
She smiled. "Good. Then I can safely do this."
Without giving Booth a chance to say or do anything, she closed the distance between them and captured his lips with her own.
He was surprised, to say the least, but his desire for her was greater than his usual thoughts of being a gentleman and pulling away. She kissed him with all her power and he found it impossible to stop, for she was doing impossible things to him.
But Booth's natural instincts kicked in and he pulled away. They were both out of breath and Booth could see that her usually ice blue eyes had turned hazy.
"Are you sure you want to do this, Bones?"
"You love me, right?"
"And I... I love you, Booth. And it's been a while. I want you to make love to me."
He would've done anything for her. And this was one thing he didn't hesitate to do.
Six months later
Just like half a year earlier, Brennan stared at a white rectangular object in her hand. But this time there was no fear, no panic, no distress. Surprisingly enough, she was rather hopeful, though she had not been expecting this to happen.
She double-checked the instructions and the test. Pink is positive. And pink it was. And this time it was positive as well.
She sat still for a couple of minutes, simply enjoying the knowledge of what was happening and the idea that no one but her knew. It was liberating, it was exhilarating and it was the right time.
Booth was coming in a few minutes, she knew. And just as she had thought of that, he stepped in.
"Hey, Bones. Ready for lunch?"
"Actually, I have to tell you something."
"Is something wrong?"
"No." Brennan chuckled and shook her head. "Nothing's wrong. As a matter of fact, everything is just perfect."
Brennan looked at him and in her eyes, Booth could see everything. Could read her every emotion, her every thought but he wasn't sure if he could trust his first instinct.
"Is it... Are you...?" He couldn't even formulate the question.
"It is and I am."
"How do you feel about it?"
She heard concern and worry in his voice and understood his worries. But this time he needn't worry.
"I think I'm going to be more than okay."
They both smiled. Yes, they were going to be more than okay.
A/N: There you have it. A happy ending because they need to be happy. This fic is now officially over and I thank all the people who have taken the time to read an review it.