I've decided to go out on a limb a bit. This one is not directly based on an episode, although I did get the idea from the last scene of 'The Baby in the Bough.' This is set at least a year after that episode.


"That was one of the weirdest cases I've seen in a long time," Brennan claimed as she took a bite of pasta salad.

"I know," Booth agreed, chewing some french fries. "Who tries to flush bones down the toilet? He had to know it would clog sooner or later."

Brennan was about to respond but was stopped by the chirping of her cell phone. She clicked the 'talk' button. "Brennan."

Her eyebrows crinkled in puzzlement as she listened to the caller. "Yes, this is Dr. Temperance Brennan."

"Is everything okay?" Booth questioned as he waved his hands wildly, trying to get her attention. He wanted to know about the mysterious call.

Brennan's eyes flicked to his in annoyance, and she stuck a finger in her free ear to block out further noisy distractions.

"Yes, that's fine. I'll be there as soon as possible. You'll send someone to pick me up from the airport?"

The call lasted a few more seconds, then she disconnected. She quickly gathered her things and stood, forgetting about the pasta salad.

"Bones, what's going on?" Booth called after her.

"I have to pack and get to the airport."

Booth stood and threw a few bills on the table. "Hey, wait up!" he said as he hurried after her.

He finally caught up with her outside. "What the rush, Bones?"

"They found some bones in L.A. They've asked me to look at them."

"No offense, but aren't there other forensic anthropologists who could look at them? I mean, is it really necessary for you to fly across the country?"

"Normally my services would not be needed, but this one has some special circumstances."

"Such as?"

"Bones found on a movie set."

"I still don't see why you have to go."

"It's my movie."



Thanks for reading!

I'm not entirely sure where I'm going with this one. I know where I want to end up, but the middle portions are still hazy. If you have any suggestions or would be willing to be a sounding board, please let me know.