I guess I'll start from the beginning. I am Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist at the Jeffersonian Institute's Medico-Legal Lab. I work with Agent Booth on homicide cases in which the victim's bodily condition is compromised, making it difficult to identify. I started working with Booth approximately three years ago. I can't say I liked him then, but that Booth is very different from the Booth I know now. How? Let me put it this way. Back when we first begun our partnership, it was "Hello, my name is Special Agent Seeley Booth." Now, it's "Hello, my name is Special Agent Seeley Booth, this is my partner Dr. Temperance Brennan." He has definitely changed.
Booth can read people amazingly, and insists upon using intuition and his "gut" to solve cases, opposed to my method of scientific deduction. I still do not understand his method of reasoning, but he has taught me things about myself and about people. And, combined, we make a good team. What did Dr. Sweets say? We "complement each other" as partners. There's that word again. Partners. I have to say I don't think one could classify us as just partners anymore. We have become best friends, really. I know much about him, and vice versa. I know that he loves his son dearly and would give the world for him. I know that he is seeking atonement for the lives he took while stationed in Kosovo by solving murders. And he knows that I am naturally distrustful of people because of my family's disappearance, and that he has to work around that to maintain our friendship, as Angela learned. We are friends. But sometimes, when I look him in the eyes, I see a flicker of something else. Sometimes he looks at me not as a friend, but as something else. When he danced with me, or when we pretended to by engaged, or when we shared a kiss under the mistletoe, there was something else there. And the "guy-hugs". I have seen him exchange hugs with his male friends and colleagues, and it is in no way similar to the way he hugs me. But who knows? I've never been very good at reading people.
-Dr. Temperance Brennan