She could never let herself love him, that would be crossing the line. But she couldn't let herself love anyone else either. Why was this so hard? She didn't want to admit that she had feelings for him, but every day grew increasingly harder. And she doesn't know where to turn for answers. How can you turn to someone for answers when it's about them? He always saved her, and guided her, but he couldn't guide her on what to do about him. She decides that she needs to clear her head. That she needs to take a vacation away from it all. She decides to go on sabbatical. She decides to pack her bags for an disclose amount of time to her colleagues, and herself. She doesn't tell him about it, she just packs her bags hoping not to look back. She honestly didn't know if she was going back. She hoped that she would, but she wasn't sure.
She boards the plane, and hopes to make it there in one piece. She didn't know how to handle these kinds of situations. She is afraid to let herself feel. Afraid, that it will be too much. The instant she lands in the middle of the ocean on a beautiful sandy island with blue skies, and clear water she feels homesick.
The next day she finds herself laying on the beach listening to her ipod. She wonders if he's thinking about her. If he even misses her.
Meanwhile at the Jeffersonian Booth has just walked in. He has two cups of coffee and is expecting to be greeted by her sweet face any minute. He can't seem to find her. He sees Sweets and approaches him.
"Where is Bones?"
"I'll tell you for a cup of coffee," he bribes.
Booth hands a cup to him. "Well," Booth stamps his foot.
"Doctor Brennan is in the Bahamas,"
"Is this about Zack?" he asks foolishly.
"No agent Booth I somehow doubt that," Sweets answers.
"When will she be back?"
"She didn't say,"
"So if she didn't go on sabbatical because of Zack then why did she go on sabbatical?""
"I don't know. I could assume,"
"Well then do,"
"I would assume that she's on sabbatical because of you,"
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"I don't think she knows how to sort out her feelings for you,"
"Are you two blind?" he asks.
"Sweets I don't know what you're talking about,"
"Then give me a minute,"
Seeley waits in Sweets' office. Sweets returns with Angela and Cam.
"What is this?" Seeley asks.
"An intervention," Sweets replies.
"What sort of an intervention?" Cam questions.
"It has become clear to me that neither Agent Booth, nor Doctor Brennan are aware of what's going on,"
"Between who?" Cam asks.
"Them," Sweets answers.
"How do they not know? Everyone else has know for quite a while," Angela says to Cam.
"I guess they just don't want to see it," Cam presumes.
"I guess," Angela answer.
"See what? What am I missing?" Seeley asks impatiently.
"She's got feelings for you,"
"Temperance," Angela clarifies.
"No she doesn't,"
"Sweetie you'd have to be blind not to see it," Angela adds.
"Seeley honestly tell me that you don't ever wonder if you could be more than partners," Cam begs.
"I don't," he lies.
"This doesn't bother you?" Sweets asks.
"It doesn't bother you that she left without telling you?"
"Even though she told all of us,"
"It doesn't bother me," he answers unconvincingly.
"Stop!" Angela demands.
"Stop what?" Seeley asks.
"Stop pretending. Go home and pack your bags. Go to the airport, and go get her,"
"Do I need to get Caroline in here?" Angela threatens.
"Seeley if you don't go to the Bahamas, and have some dialogue with her, you don't know what you're going to get when you come back,"
"Angela I don't know what you're talking about,"
"Booth answer me this honestly,"
"Ok," he agrees.
"Can you imagine never seeing Temperance ever again?"
"Eventually you'll both get old, and you'll retire. Then what?"
"I don't know,"
"If you had shared all of things that you have shared with Temperance and you weren't partners where would you be?"
He answers quickly, without thinking, "I'd probably be married to her."
"But she is my partner,"
"Maybe it's time for you to find out if you're both going to be content with being just partners for the rest of your lives, or at least your careers,"
"Why are you guys pushing this? I mean Cam you're her boss,"
"Seeley people deserve to be happy," she answers.
"But there is a line, that shouldn't be crossed," he reminds her.
"Why are you afraid of crossing that line?" Sweets asks him.
"I'm afraid of losing my job, and my partner,"
"Why are you in therapy with me?" Sweets wonders.
"So that Temperance can be my partner,"
"Exactly. You don't want another partner, because you want her in your life. If you could have her wouldn't you?"
"I don't know. Guys this isn't really any of your business,"
"Just go. Go see if you're really content with being just partners," Angela begs.
"Fine, whatever," he sighs in defeat and walks away.