Author's Note: Okay the only spoilers I've read just told me that we will be dealing with the Gravedigger again, and that Angela will break up with Roxie. So I decided to write this story. It'll be a lot more chapters than my other Bones stories.
This takes place during season 4 but in my world, Zach never became a serial killer apprentice. Other than that, everything is the same.
Hodgins had nearly finished analyzing the particulates from their latest case when he heard his phone beep, indicating a message. He quickly dialed his voicemail, holding the phone with his shoulder as his hands continued to input data into the computer.
Angela, who was walking up onto the platform, watched as all the blood drained from his face. The phone dropped from his ear and he stumbled backwards until he reached the examination table and slid down, sitting on the floor. Angela was at his side in an instant.
"Hodgins?" She put a hand on his shoulder. His eyes were unfocused and his breathing was shallow. "Hodgins look at me." It was as though he didn't even hear her. Angela saw, out of the corner of her eye, that Cam and Zach had rushed over and that a security guard was standing on alert nearby. Angela moved her hands to either side of his face. "Jack," she said in a soft voice.
The sound of his first name seemed to break the spell slightly. "There's no air," he gasped. "No air left."
Angela was taken aback. He hadn't had a panic attack about being buried alive in almost two years. She leaned forward until their foreheads touched. "You're not down there Jack. We got you out." It was the same thing she had said over and over to him that first night they spent together, when the nightmares had continued to tear him from sleep. "You're in the lab. There's plenty of air."
Hodgins looked up at her, his panicked eyes brimming with tears. "Not for them. There's no air for them."
"Booth and Brennan," Zach answered for him.
Everyone's head whipped around to face him. He was standing with Hodgins' phone pressed to his ear. He hit the button for speakerphone and held it out."
"Dr. Temperance Brennan and Agent Seeley Booth have been buried alive…"
When she woke in the dark, the first thing she thought was that she must be dreaming. It was a dream she'd had so often in the past, that her mind told her it must be what was happening now. Another nightmare. In a few minutes, her alarm would go off and she would wake up in her apartment, go to work, and everything would be normal again.
But something wasn't right. She wasn't in a car. She was half laying down, half propped up with what felt like a coat under her head and behind her back. The room, or whatever it was, was completely dark. Her head felt fuzzy. And there was someone sitting next to her but when they spoke, she knew it wasn't Hodgins.
"Bones? Are you awake?"
"Yeah it's me Bones. He got us. Gravedigger."
"I can feel the taser burn on my neck."
Booth continued, not even hearing her. "How could we be so stupid? How did we let this happen again?"
This time her voice was so frantic it jostled him out of his rant and he reached out to take her hand. It was cold and clammy. "What Bones?" It occurred to him that if he was tasered, she had probably been hit by a car since she had come to the parking lot looking for him. "Are you okay?"
"Booth, I can't feel my legs."
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