Not mine. But I guess you already figured that one out on your own....

Brennan's office, 12.22.08:

"Booth would you… know you don't have to, if you don't want… can just tell me….but would you maybe….."

"What is it, Bones? I can only answer if you actually ask me a whole question."


"Sorry Bones I didn't really get that one."

"I wanted to know if you would consider spending Christmas with me? Of course, you don't have to. It was a stupid idea. Forget I even said anything. I just thought that you might not want to spend Christmas with your family…..but maybe you have Parker? Or you want to do something else….I understand that…'s okay…."

While Brennan was rambling on, Booth could no longer keep a straight face. It was rather cute, to see the always composed Dr. Temperance Brennan rambling and nervous.

She wants to spend Christmas with me…

"Bones I would love to spend Christmas with you!"

"Really? Because you don't have to….I can just read a book or continue with my own book…."

"Really, Bones. I would love to spend Christmas with you."


"No buts, Temperance. What do you want to do for Christmas?"

Oh, he called me Temperance again…I guess he really means it then.

"I don't really know yet. I will think about it. Are you bringing Parker?"

"I have to talk to Rebecca about that. I don't know what her plans for Christmas this year are."

"Okay, I guess I'll call you if I know more about the victim?"

"Yeah sure. I'll be at the bureau, still have a mountain of paperwork to fill out before Christmas. See you later Bones."

But Brennan was already deep in her thoughts, but not about bones but about Christmas with her partner and his son. She was happy to spend Christmas with Booth this year, but she was also a little afraid that this could bring them even closer to cross the line.

I don't know what to do anymore. I want to cross this stupid line. I wanted it from the first moment on. But I know that we can't do it. Booth isn't interested in me in that way. I'm not even close to his type. Maybe I should dye my hair? He seems to like blonde-haired women. I never changed myself because of a man. Why should I start now? Because it is Booth and you are in love with your partner!

That's how Angela found her half an hour later. Still deep in thought, and with a strange look on her face.

"Sweetie? What's wrong? Did something happen? Is Booth okay?"

"Huh? Booth is fine Ange. Nothing to worry about, really. I'm just thinking about something."


"How do you know?"

"You have this look, Bren. I can just read it from your face, that you were thinking about Booth just now. What did he do?"

"Nothing….it was me who did something…."

"Oh my god! You guys kissed!"

"No Ange we didn't"

I wish we had though…

"But you want it to happen, right?"

How can she do that? She can't possibly know what I've been thinking about now, can she?

"Sweetie I know you. I can see it, when you're not happy. And right now you look like you're really sad. What happened, Bren?"

"I asked him to spend Christmas together, Ange."

"And he said no?"

"No he said yes, but now I don't know what we should do on Christmas. I don't know if I did the right thing. Maybe I should have just spent it alone at home. Or I could have travelled around again. I always did that on Christmas before…."

"Before Booth came into your life, Bren. He changed you. He made you live your life a little more. That's a good thing, Sweetie. And I think I know what you could do. Just give me an hour or two and I'll organize everything, okay?"

"Okay Ange….but…"

"Don't worry nothing strange or something you wouldn't like."

"Maybe he can get Parker too, Ange. We need to do something he would like too."

"Don't worry, I will take care of everything."

The Jeffersonian, 12.22.08:

Ange already had a plan formed in her head. Now she only needed some help from Hodgins, Cam, Sweets and most importantly Rebecca.

I can't wait to see their faces. They will be so happy. Now I only have to get Hodgy, Cam and Sweets to help me. And I need to talk to Rebecca soon. She just has to help me, the whole plan depends on her reaction. I will have to make her see my point.

Her first stop was Hodgins' workstation on the platform. Although they weren't together anymore, they still could talk quiet normally and she really hoped that he would help her with her plan.

After only 5 minutes, she made her way to Cam's office to talk to her.

Hodgins was easy. He wants them to be happy too. I only hope Cam is on my side too. She needs to make sure, that Bren can have some vacation time around Christmas and new years.

After a short talk with Cam, Ange was sure that nothing could ruin her plan anymore. Cam was all too happy to make sure that the plan would work. Apparently, she wanted them together too. Now she only had to convince Sweets before she could go talk to Rebecca.

But Sweets wasn't in his office and his secretary had no idea where she could find him.

I can't wait for him to be back. I need to talk to Rebecca soon. Maybe I could just ask Cullen myself? He likes me and if I tell him that I only want them to strengthen their partnership, he might even help me.

FBI building, 12.22.08:

"Deputy Director Cullen."

"Miss Montenegro, what can I do for you?"

"I need some help, Director. It's about Booth and Brennan. I really think they should have some alone time to strengthen their partnership. And I think Christmas would be perfect. A lot happened in this last year. Max Keenan's trial, Booth's fake death, Zach's betrayal, the case in London. They really need to spend some time together."

"How can I help you with that, Miss Montenegro?"

"I can organize a week in Vermont for them. I just need you to give Booth vacation time around Christmas and New Years. I will take care of everything else"

"I don't know….maybe they should finally become more than 'just partners'? Don't you think it's time for them to finally get together?"

He had to chuckle slightly at the sight of Angela's face. Here she was trying to find a way to make Cullen allow them to spend Christmas together without telling him about her real plan to get them together and he wants them together too.

"Don't look so surprised Angela. Why do you think they still have to see Sweets? It's not about their partnership anymore. It's about finally making them realize that there is a lot more between them then just that. Of course I'll take care of Booth's vacation time. If you need any more help just give me a call."

"Err sure. Will do. Thank you…..and merry Chrsitmas."

"Merry Christmas"

3 down, only 1 to go. I hope she won't ruin my plan. Maybe I should just go and visit her instead of calling. She might not listen to me on the phone. Good that, I was in the car once, when Booth had to take Parker home.

House of Rebecca Stinson, 12.22.08:

"Okay here we are….it can't be that hard to talk to her, right? I just want her to let Parker spend Christmas with his Dad and Bren. No big deal…I can do that"

Wow now I've started talking to myself…not a good sign.

After ringing the doorbell, Angela stood in front of the door waiting anxiously for Rebecca to open. But instead of Rebecca Parker opened the door. For a moment Ange had no idea what to say, she hadn't prepared for Parker opening the door, but she composed herself and remembered that he's only 7. Not really a threat for her, right?

"Hey Parker is your Mom home?"

"Miss Angela. Hi. She is inside, you wanna come in?"

"Sure if it's okay. I have to talk to her for a while."

"Parker! I told you not to open the door on your own. Oh hi you work with Dr. Brennan, right? Did something happen?"

"No. Everything is alright. No need to worry, I just wanted to talk to you about something."

"Sure come on in. Do you want something to drink?"

"No thank you. Maybe we could talk in private?"

"Parker don't you have homework to do?"

As Parker went to his room to start his homework, Rebecca led Ange to the living room to talk.

"What do you want to talk about? Seeley isn't hurt or anything, right? Nothing happened to him?"

"No he is fine. But it is about him and Bren. They had to go through a lot this last year and I thought it would be nice for them to spend some time together. You know talk about everything, a little partner bounding time, if you know what I mean…"

"You want them to get together?"

Why do they all know what I really want to do. Am I that obvious?

"Yes I do. They are meant to be together. Everybody can see that. I just want them to be happy, and hoped you would maybe help me with that."

"How could I possibly help you with that? I don't even know Dr. Brennan. All I know about her is what's written on the back of her books and what Parker told me about 'their Bones'."

"I can organize for them to go to Vermont over Christmas and New Years, but Booth wouldn't be happy if he can't see Parker on Christmas. So I thought that maybe you would allow them to take Parker with them?"

"Christmas and New Years?"

"I know that it is a long time and that you want to spend Christmas with your son too. And I really wouldn't be asking, if I didn't think it would be very important for them. Maybe you could celebrate on Christmas Eve?"

"I don't know….it's a long time….but I guess Parker would love it….he is always happy when he gets to spend more time with his dad. And he really likes Dr. Brennan."

"You could have some alone time with your boyfriend. Maybe travel around a little yourself…"

"Okay I'll ask Parker. PARKER! Could you come here for a moment?"

"What is it mommy? I was doing my homework, I swear."

"I know Parker, I just wanted to ask you something. What would you say about going to Vermont with your Dad and Dr. Brennan for Christmas? We could celebrate on Christmas Eve and then the three of you would drive to Vermont together."

"I get to spend Christmas with Daddy and Bones? Cool!"

"So you want to go?" Angela asked with a huge smile on her face.

"Yes. Very much. I want to spend Christmas with Dad and Bones."

"Okay I'll go and arrange everything. Thanks Rebecca, I'll let you know about the details soon."

"No problem, Angela. He seems to be very happy and Seeley and Dr. Brennan deserve to be happy too."

AN: I would love to get some reviews, but I won't put any pressure on you....I will post the second chapter whether you review or not. But a review might make me improve my writing.