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6 months later…
Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan had never been happier. Although they were keeping their relationship a secret from everyone except those at the Jeffersonian, they didn't have any qualms about being with each other all day everyday. They were definitely in their "honeymoon" period, to say the least.
Angela was overly ecstatic about their relationship and had no trouble teasing them about it, essentially turning every other sentence they said into some sort of sexual innuendo.
Today, Seeley Booth decided that he was going to pop the question. He knew that in all likelihood she would most likely turn him down, but considering the fact that she had believed that they had been married in the dream that she had while unconscious and didn't seem to mind the whole marriage topic at that point in time, he figured that he would give it a try. And if she did say no, there was no rule about asking her until she finally submitted to the idea or the more likely option of her punching him in the jaw.
"Hey Bones." He said, walking into her office that afternoon.
She looked up from her desk and smiled through tired eyes, "Hey Booth."
"Woah," he said, "Has anyone told you how gorgeous you look when sleep deprived?" he asked, giving her the charm smile that she both loved and hated.
She laughed and leaned her head on her hand, "Has anyone ever told you that you're extremely charming when you lie?"
Booth laughed, "I don't lie about you being beautiful." He said sitting down across from her desk, "And, yes, as a matter of fact, you told me once that I was charming."
Brennan raised her eyebrows, "Point of fact, I did not call you charming, I merely told you not to use your charm smile on me."
"Tomato, Tomahto." He winked at her.
Brennan laughed, "What are you doing here?" she asked, looking at the clock on her computer, "Don't you have Parker tonight? He's getting out of school about now." She said.
Booth shook his head, "Nope. It's just you and me, babe."
"Don't call me babe." She said, turning back to her work.
"I seem to remember you saying that about 'Bones'. It'll grow on you."
"That nickname never grew on me Booth, I just became tired of saying that all the time; and 'babe' is even worse." She said.
"What could be worse than babe?" he pondered out loud.
Brennan shrugged and signed off on a document, "I have no idea, but I've heard worse, I guess."
"How about princess?" he asked, nodding his head and smiling widely.
Brennan groaned, "Babe is fine."
Booth laughed, "Great. Now that that is settled," he said standing up and picking up her bag, "I'm taking you out for a fancy dinner."
Brennan 'ohh'ed, "Are we going to the diner again?" she asked sarcastically.
Booth mocked laughing, "No, we're actually going out. I told the guys at the office that a few of them might accidentally fall down some stairs if they called us tonight. So you are going to go home and put on a fancy dress and I will pick you up at seven." He said handing her her bag and rolling her chair, with her in it, out of her office.
"But I still have…" she tried to say.
He spun the chair around and kissed her, effectively shutting her up. He pulled back and smiled at her, "Go home."
"But what if…" He rolled his eyes and kissed her again. This time when he pulled back she smiled mischievously, "And the bones in…" she said, but he just stared at her, "Hey! Why aren't you kissing me again!" she complained.
Booth laughed, "Because we need to get going."
Brennan sighed dramatically, "Fine…" She said smiling. She pulled on his tie and the chair rolled her toward him as she forced another kiss out of him, "I'll see you in a few hours." She said. Brennan stood up from the chair and pushed it toward him to put back in her office and turned away.
Before she knew it, Booth was standing at her door, "Hey." She said, swinging the door open and smiling at the bouquet of daffodils he held in his hand.
"You look gorgeous." He said, stepping inside her apartment and looking her up and down.
She smiled and looked down at her dress, "Thanks. So, are you ready to go?"
Booth smiled and handed her the flowers, "Yeah. I think so."
She gestured to the flowers and smiled, "I'll just put these in water, okay?"
Booth nodded and watched her walk into the kitchen. This was it; he was going to propose. He closed the door to her apartment and dug the ring box out of his pocket and debated whether or not to get down on one knee; deciding that he would because then she wouldn't be able to kick him in the testicles if that was one of her reactions.
He heard her heels clicking in the kitchen toward him. As she rounded the corner she stopped at the sight before her and gasped.
"Bones, Temperance, I…" was all he could get out.
"Damnit!" she yelled and then growled. His face went from nervous to petrified in a moment and he immediately stood up.
She charged passed him and over to her dining table where her purse sat, not facing him, "Bones, I'm so sorry. It's just that I love you so much; I had to ask, I would never have been happy with myself if I didn't at least ask you." He said, hurriedly trying to explain himself to her.
Brennan turned around and looked at him and he was surprised not to see a look of horror on her face but one of amusement, "Seeley Booth. I have been carrying this damn thing around for days hoping that I would find the perfect opportunity and now you've gone ahead with all of your Alpha maleness and stole my parade rain!" she half yelled half laughed.
Booth looked at her quizzically, "Parade rain?" he asked.
Brennan seized the moment as his hand turned upward to plop the ring box into his hand. He looked down and saw the blue velvet box and looked up at her, more confused than ever. Brennan then took the other box out of his hand and opened it to reveal a white gold ring with a princess cut diamond set in the center and surrounded by begets.
"It's beautiful." She said, almost in a non-Temperance Brennan dreamlike state.
Booth, who was still completely confused, hesitantly opened up the ring box Temperance gave to him and looked down to find a ring for himself, "You were going to ask me to marry you?" he asked, flabbergasted.
Temperance stole her eyes away from her ring to look at her now fiancé, "Yes; hence the engagement ring." She said smiling up at him, "I was going to do it after dinner tonight, but you beat me to it."
Booth laughed, "Well, I guess this means that we're getting married then." He said.
Brennan smiled and wrapped her arms around his neck, "I guess so." She said, then pulling him in for a kiss.
After a moment of being on cloud nine, Booth pulled back, "We're going to be late for our reservations." He said regretfully.
Brennan rolled her eyes, "I made reservations for us." And the mischievous tone in her voice begged the question Booth voiced.
"Where?" he asked.
Brennan smiled, "It's very exclusive, you know. It's a new restaurant called 'my bedroom'. Ever been there?"
Booth laughed, "I've been to the significant other part of the restaurant but never the fiancé V.I.P. room."
Brennan snorted, "Where did you make reservations?" she asked seriously this time.
"Citronelle." He said.
"Oh! Have you ever eaten there?" she asked.
Booth shook his head, "Nah, but I thought you might like it."
"I do, very much. We should go. You would love it, Booth, but we'll probably need to get a pizza afterwards." She said.
Booth laughed, "Why don't we just do that then?"
Brennan pulled out of his arms and packed up her purse again, "I'm really in the mood for pizza." She said truthfully.
"Good." Booth said walking to the door and opening it up, "We'll get pizza and that will save us hundreds of dollars to go ice skating and to the movies and maybe some dancing and drinks or… whatever you want."
Brennan turned and smiled at him, "All of that sounds wonderful, Booth. Let me just grab my jacket from my room, okay?"
Booth nodded and watched as his fiancé strutted down the hallway to her bedroom when he was interrupted by a girl with a wheeled cart and boxes crashed into the wall, "Dang!" she shouted and hoped on her one foot precariously.
Booth ran out into the hall to help clean up the small mess of overturned boxes, "Hey, you okay?" he asked.
The girl rolled her eyes, "Yeah, I'm fine. Moving is such a pain though you know?" she said.
Booth looked at her, "I didn't know there were any vacancies in the building."
"Oh!" the girl said, letting go of her foot and helping restack the boxes, "There aren't any actually…" she said, but was cut off by Brennan's voice.
"Booth?" she said stepping out of the doorway, "Oh there you are!" she said, closing the door and locking it.
"Bones, this young lady is moving into your building." He said gesturing to her, "This is Doctor Temperance Brennan and I'm Seeley Booth and we just got engaged!" Booth bragged.
"Oh! That is so wonderful, congratulations!" The girl said. Brennan turned around, looked at the girl and froze, "That's so wonderful." The girl shrieked.
Booth laughed and looked over at Brennan who had lost all color in her face, "You okay, Bones?" he asked, concern filling his features.
Brennan shook her head and calmed herself, it was just a dream she thought to herself, "Yeah," she smiled, "I'm fine." She turned to the girl, "You said you were moving in?" she asked.
The girl nodded, "Yeah. As I was telling your fiancé, I'm actually going to be a live in nanny for the Walker family down the hall, so…" she said.
Brennan nodded, "Well, we should probably be going." She nodded at Booth.
The girl waved and smiled at the couple, "It was nice meeting you two. Have fun!"
"It was nice meeting you too, uh…" Booth stammered.
"Julia." She finished for him.
Brennan's stomach bottomed out. She grabbed Booth's arm and pulled him down the hallway.
"Bones, what is going on?" he asked.
Brennan shook her head and pressed the button to call the elevator, "I'm moving in with you tomorrow and we're going to start looking for a house." She said definitively.
"Really?" he asked.
"Oh yeah." Brennan said, "Really."