So 'The Doctor in the Den' wasn't the most noteworthy for Booth/Brennan interaction, but I still enjoyed the episode. In the spoiler line for the rest of the season, I think it's sneaky how the writers are slipping in references to cartoons and babies. Anyway, here's a little B/B that hopefully makes up for the lack of it in the episode. Enjoy!


Booth knocked on the door and stepped back.

Thirty seconds later the door swung open.

"Booth, what are you doing here?"

Booth smiled and sidestepped Brennan. "We were below average on our time spent together in the case, and I was in the neighborhood…"

"You live on the other side of the city," she said as she closed the door and followed him to the couch. "You have no reason to be in the area unless…you missed me," she smirked.

"Since when are you the Mistress of Feelings?" he smirked back. He settled back against the couch. "I just talked to Cam."


"Yeah. She said something about the re-completion of a salt and pepper shaker set."

"That's nice," Brennan replied, trying unsuccessfully to hide a smile.

"She asked Michelle to live with her. She said it was your idea."

"I know what it's like to be a teenager and a first-time foster child. No one should be in the system unless it's absolutely necessary. And Cam obviously cared for Michelle…" She picked at a loose thread on the cushion, refusing to look at Booth.

His hand reached out and covered hers, stopping her movement. "I'm proud of you, Bones."

"Why?" she questioned, finally looking at him.

He grinned. "Because you acted on your feelings."

"No, I didn't! All of my decisions are logical and rational."

She tried to pull her hand away, but he held it firmly.

"I meant that as a compliment," Booth said as he released her hand. "Having feelings isn't a bad thing, Bones."

"I'm not denying that I have feelings; I'm denying that I let them influence my actions."

"They do whether you realize it or not."

"Did you come here to just pick on me?"

"Would I do that?" Booth replied as he slid closer to her.

"You've done it in the past, so, yes."

"I'm not picking on you. All I'm saying is that I think it's a great thing you did for Cam."

"I didn't do anything."

"Not true, Bones. You're the reason they have a family. Cam's words. Oh, yeah. She also said to tell you that you get another freebie per case."

Brennan smiled and glanced at Booth. "Really?"

Booth nodded. "And she hopes that one day someone will rescue you from the rapids, whatever that means."

Her smile widened. "I'll be sure to tell her that I've already been rescued."


Thanks for reading! Apologies for this being so short, but it's not like there was a lot to build on!