Wow! Sorry it took me so long. A whole month. Well this is the last chapter, I think. Please review. I love hearing your feedback.
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Brennan didn't respond. She was stunned into silence. No thoughts floated in her mind. It was as if the world had come to an abrupt halt. Booth's warm eyes gazed straight into woman standing before him. His breaths came in short pants. He was waiting. He had always been waiting for her.
"Booth," she whispered, tears threatening to spill over.
"I need you to talk to me," Booth step closer. He reached out cautiously. When Brennan didn't pull away, he cup her cheek in a tender embrace. His heart beat wildly in his chest. He was always so confident in everything did, but when it came to Temperance he was like a nervous little boy. Brennan leaned into his hand and shook her head.
"I can't," she choked out.
Hurt, Booth took a step back. He knew she needed time to think, but it didn't stop the pain that crept throughout his whole body. Tears never reached his eyes though. He only cried loudly on the inside.
"I can't lose you too," Brennan uttered.
Booth's head shot up. His eyes peered into her soul. With a surge of hope, he leapt forward and gathered her into his arms. He had wanted to hold her like this for the longest time.
"You won't lose me, Temperance," he reassured. "I'm not going anywhere."
"That's what you say now."
"I mean it," he said fiercely. "I will stay with you until the day I die. I won't go anywhere, even if you wish I would leave." A small smile inched its way across his lips. He glanced up and saw hazel eyes looking at him.
"I would never want you to leave," she said. "You're going to get tired of my stubbornness and academic talk. They all do after a while."
Booth laughed out loud. He couldn't believe she was saying this. "If you haven't figured out that those are the things I love about you then you're crazy. I may not know half of the things you talk about in the lab, but I craved every minute of it. You're a mystery to me. I love not knowing what you are going to do or say. Temperance, you're a challenge. A challenge I want to take for the rest of my life."
Brennan took a step towards Booth, closing the distance. He leaned down and rested his forehead against hers.
"I love you," Booth said, his voice full of emotion.
"I know." Brennan nodded her head. Unable to resist her any longer, Booth claimed her lips. He had wanted to do this for the longest time. She was finally his, no one else's. The world faded out around the two. For these few minutes, they were the only two that existed. The kiss was sweet and urgent. He needed to convey all his feelings to her. Since she wouldn't listen, he had to show her. They slowly pulled apart and gazed at each other.
"I love you, Booth," Brennan sighed.
Across the parking lot, an audience had formed. Angela leaned on Hodgins and grinned at the sight in front of her. Finally, she thought. Sweets wore a huge smile on his face. He looked like a proud father. Zach, however, looked uncomfortable.
"Let's give them so privacy," Zach suggested.
"I knew the spa was a good idea," Sweets cheered.
"It wasn't you're idea," Angela reminded him.
"But, Andrew was my idea."
"Yes and that nearly destroyed their relationship," Angela rolled her eyes.
"No, if I hadn't done that, they wouldn't be together now," Sweets grinned.
"Oh yes. Sweets you are practically Cupid."
"Can we leave already?" Zach asked impatiently.
They turned their backs away from the couple and headed towards the car. All was right in the world for the time being. However, none of them would be making a tip back to the spa for a very long time.
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