A/N: Okay so this was supposed to be a one-shot and the first chapter wasn't even what the one-shot was! It's chapter five! But when letting my twin read it, I must learn to realize, nothing can ever be a one-shot with her. So she told me I had to write more. So this is more. Anyway I have some of it written. Oh and the italics are dreams that Booth and Brennan are having.
A/N 2: This takes place right after Aliens in a Spaceship. And I may be posting two chapters as one just to make it longer. I hate posting short chapters, so this is going to be two chapters.
Chapter One: First Time
Oxygen was become scarce. She gasped for breath and tried to scream. "Booth," she tried to say. The walls felt like they were closing in on her.
Tears streamed down her face. Her breaths became ragged. She closed her eyes, "Please," she whispered.
Temperance Brennan woke up gasping for air. Her hair was matted down with sweat. The sheets around her legs were tangled. Brennan's eyes were filled with tears. She shook in terror.
"Please go away." She whispered.
Hesitantly she got out of bed and slipped on an oversized FBI sweatshirt. Brennan grabbed her keys and ran out the door to her car. She needed to be safe, she needed reassurance. She needed Booth.
"Bones!" Booth screamed. He fell onto his hands and knees in the dirt. His hands and fingers worked fast to move the dirt away from where Brennan was buried. "Bones!"
He finally felt skin beneath his hands. He dug faster. Auburn hair began showing. "Bones!" There was no response. "Come on, Bones! Answer me!" He pulled her out of the dirt and listened for a breath.
"Bones, please wake up." He pleaded.
Booth woke up in a cold sweat. His breath was slightly ragged. "Calm down, she's okay." Booth told himself.
He cocked his head to the side as he heard a soft knocking at his door. Slowly he got out of bed, fear gripping him. Booth looked through the peephole and saw his Bones standing there. The door opened swiftly. "Bones, what's wrong? Are you okay?"
"I, um, actually I don't know. I just need to not be by myself." She replied softly. He opened the door wider and led her to the couch. They sat in silence for a few moments. "I keep having nightmares." She took a breath. "You couldn't get to me in time."
Booth tipped her chin up so she was looking at him. "I will always be there to rescue you." He gave her a smile.
She smiled back. "I don't need rescuing." She let out a yawn.
"Bones why don't you go get some more sleep?" He didn't wait for her to answer. Booth pulled her up from the couch by her hand and led her back to his bedroom. She sat on the bed as Booth turned to leave.
"Booth," He turned back to her. "Could you stay?" She asked softly.
He nodded and walked back to the bed and settled down in the covers beside her. Brennan snuggled close to his chest. 'So this is what it would be like.' Booth thought. He kissed the top of her head. "Sweet dreams, Bones."
The couple fell asleep soon, knowing that they were safe in each other's arms.
Booth woke up and felt warmth along the left side of his body. He smiled. 'I could definitely get used to this.' Booth pulled Bones closer and closed his eyes. They shot back open when he felt her stirring beside him. He closed them again and pretended to be asleep.
Brennan opened her eyes as her internal alarm clock told her it was time to get up. She rolled away from Booth slightly and checked the clock. 5:30. She made a face at the clock, wanting nothing more than to snuggle back into Booth and go back to sleep. Brennan smiled to herself.
'Angela would have a field day with this.' Thinking of Angela reminded her of Hodgins. She shivered involuntarily as she remembered cutting into his leg. Bones felt Booth pull her closer to him. A smile graced her lips. "My knight in standard FBI issued armor." She said softly, recalling Angela saying those words.
She attempted to get out of bed and go back to her apartment to change, but Booth held her tightly. "Booth," she whispered. He didn't respond. "Booth," she said again while poking him in the chest.
"You don't have to poke me, Bones." He said. His voice startled her. "Sorry, didn't mean to scare you."
"How long were you up?" she asked.
"Not long." Brennan glared at him, knowing he woke up before her.
"I need to go get ready for work." She said. "Which means you need to let me go."
"Bones, it's 5:30. You don't need to get ready this early. Just relax for a little longer." Booth replied, not wanting to let her go.
They laid in silence for a few minutes. "Is this weird?" She asked. He gave her a confused look. "I mean me being in your bed with you." Booth grinned at her. "That came out wrong."
"It did?" He was still grinning like the Cheshire Cat.
Brennan hit his arm. "Yes it did! Do you think it's weird? I mean I thought it would be, but I'm actually comfortable."
"Me too. I think it's not weird for us because we trust and respect each other. We both feel safe when the other person is around."
Brennan thought it over for a moment before wrinkling her nose. "I hate psychology."
Booth smiled. "I know, Bones." They stayed in silence, both content in each other's arms. Brennan closed her eyes, enjoying the safety and warmth of Booth. Her breaths became even and Booth checked to see if she had fallen back asleep. He smiled at the sight of his partner. 'She looks so cute.' He thought. Booth pulled her closer and fell into the arms of Morpheus with his partner.
M'kay that was chapter one. Now onto chapter two! The italics in here are a flashback. This takes place at the end of The Headless Witch in the Woods.
Chapter Two: Cam
"Hey, you're my partner. Okay? It's a guy hug. Take it." She hears Booth say as she walks towards Dr. Brennan's office. Cam peaks around the corner and sees the two hugging each other tightly. Brennan had buried her face in Booth's neck and Booth had his arms wrapped around her securely. It looked like he was trying to shield her from something that only they could see. 'Since when do partners give 'guy hugs'?' She wondered.
Cam thought back two weeks ago when they pulled Brennan and Hodgins out of the dirt. He was the first one to reach them; he saved their lives. The look he gave her when she was safe with him was permanently imprinted in Cam's mind. She tried to erase the scene that constantly came to mind when she thought of the Gravedigger.
Cam watched as Zack and Angela fussed over Hodgins. She turned to face Booth and watched as her two colleagues spoke to each other in soft tones. Booth had leaned in close to her, ignoring any objectivity of personal space, but Brennan didn't seem to mind. In fact, it looked like she welcomed it.
Discreetly, Cam moved closer to the couple to hear the words they were exchanging. "I knew you would get us out." Brennan whispered.
"It wasn't just me. Your squints are the ones who figured out where the two of you were buried." Booth noticed her shiver slightly at the mention of being buried. He pulled her close to him and whispered, "I'm sorry." She clung to him tightly as he ran his fingers through her hair. "You're safe now."
Brennan pulled back slightly. "Yeah, thanks to my knight in FBI standard issued armor." She smiled at his confused look. "Angela said it." He smiled at her.
Cam was surprised that Brennan would call anyone her knight. The woman she knew needed no rescuing. If anything, she did the rescuing. Her eyes grew wide as she realized that even though Brennan was a strong, independent woman, she liked having Booth as her knight.
"Come on, I'll take you home." Booth's voice pulled Cam out of her memory.
"I'm perfectly capable of getting myself home."
Booth laughed. "I know you are, Bones, but I don't want you to be alone."
"And why is that?" She challenged.
"Because no one deserves to be alone. You don't deserve to be alone." Cam saw Brennan smile at him.
'He'll never be mine.' She thought as she watched the pair walk out of the lab.
And that was chapter two! I've really got to stop writing this at school. I keep smiling when I put B/B together and people are giving me weird looks! Stay tuned for chapter three and a new chapter of Too Late!