A/N: Okay so I only have seen the third season of Bones. So Tempe may be a little OOC, but for the purpose of this story, she has to be. It's angsty and I thought about it when I heard the song "Apologize" by OneRepublic.

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This is supposed to be a one-shot. But depending on whether or not my twin kills me, I may write more to it.

Five years since she left. Five years since she's seen his smiling face. Five years since she's felt safe and loved.

Angela told her he married Rebecca and now he had a little girl. She wanted to be happy for him. He finally got what he wanted.

But she wondered if she would go back, if he would still love her.


She drove to his house today, an address unfamiliar to her. As she sat in her car she saw a little girl with long brown hair run to Booth. She faintly heard her say, "Daddy!" And squeal with laughter as he tickled her stomach.

One moment he looked up and she swore he was looking into her eyes. But the thought was dismissed as Rebecca walked up and kissed him. The couple and their child went inside and Temperance thought about leaving.

But her body had a mind of its own. She moved out of her car and up to the porch. The doorbell rang softly. 'What if Rebecca answers the door? What if Booth doesn't want to see me? What if-' Her thoughts were cut off as the door opened. Standing in front of her was the love of her life. She took a deep breath. "Hi."

Booth stepped out of the house and closed the door behind him. His face didn't show any emotion. "What are you doing here?"

Temperance swallowed the lump in her throat. "I came to see you." She looked down at her feet and began to study them. "I shouldn't have come." She whispered out.

"Then why did you?" Temperance looked up and saw hurt in his eyes.

"I shouldn't have ran. I know I shouldn't have. But I was scared. I kept thinking that you would leave me or that you weren't really in love with me. I thought that if I stayed away from you that you wouldn't effect me anymore. But I was wrong." She took a deep breath. "I kept thinking of you and wondering what would've happened if I stayed." A tear escaped her eye. "And I just wanted to come here and tell you that I love you. And I know I won't get a chance to say that to you again. I just…I needed you to know."

Booth walked closer to her and pulled her into a tight hug.

A moment later she pulled away. She looked up at him and felt the tears fall down her face. "It's too late." She whispered softly. He nodded slightly. "Goodbye Booth."

"Bye Bones."

He watched her walk down the path to her car. "I still love you." He whispered to her retreating form.