AN: So I happily succumbed to peer pressure yet again in writing this chapter…but this is DEFINITELY the last one!

You won't find any real smut here (sorry), but you will find a pleasant morning after scene. As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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"I love you so much, Bones," Booth whispered when he woke up the next morning to find his best friend/partner/the love of his life sleeping by his side. "I know you believe me now about breaking the laws of physics, but I bet you still doubt the idea of lasting love. That's alright. I'm going to spend the rest of my life proving to you that it exists."

She stirred at the sound of his voice but her eyes remained closed. "Bones…I'm your Bones," she murmured in her sleep.

"Yeah you are." Smiling, he stroked her hair. "And I'm your Booth, forever and ever."

Still in the grip of sleep, Brennan's body jerked. "No…don't leave…no…NO!"

Booth's hand moved to her shoulder, gently shaking her. "It's okay, Bones. I'm here. I'm right here. I haven't left you and I never will. Wake up."

Seconds later her eyes fluttered open. She looked at him, smiled, and wrapped her arms around him. He did the same. "I was having an awful dream."

"You dreamed that I left you?"

She nodded. "You never remembered who I was… but you remembered the blond stripper who gave you a lap dance…so you ran off with her."

Booth laughed. "Strawberry Lust?! No way I would ever leave you for her!"

"You did respond to her physically," Brennan pointed out, her eyes drifting down to his crotch.

"Only because I hadn't been with a woman since Cam. Believe me, I'd much rather have you give me a lap dance."

"Really?" She smiled as she considered the idea. "I could do that."

Booth laughed again. "You can do anything, Bones. You're the most incredible woman I've ever known."

She gave him a tender kiss. "And you're the most incredible man I've ever known…and quite a talented lover, as I suspected you would be." She ran one hand along his muscled torso. "You've confirmed all of my hypotheses."

Booth had never been so hard so fast. "Damn, Bones, you make even squint speak sound so fucking sexy." They shared a longer, wetter, deeper kiss and soon they were breaking the laws of physics yet again.

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"I dreamed about us last night," Booth said as they held each other afterward. "It was a strange dream, but nice. We were married--very happily--and we owned a diner in New England. We made a lot of pies. Hodgins, Angela, Cam, Zack, Sweets, and Caroline worked for us, and all the squints-in-training were customers. Dr. Wyatt was one of our best customers. He did his Noddy Comet act for us. Foreigner gave a musical performance too."

"Did we dance to Hot Blooded?"

"Of course! And once we started dancing, everyone else joined in. Hodgins and Angela were dancing together, Sweets was spinning Daisy around, Cam was trying to show Zack some moves…and then we started kissing, and the rest of the world disappeared. It was magic."

She smiled at his enthusiasm. "Are your dreams always so exciting?"

"The ones I remember are. They're usually about me making love to you in various places."

She licked her lips. "What places?"

"Your office…your sports car…my office…the SUV…the table in the interrogation room…the steps of the Lincoln Memorial--"

"You've dreamed about us having sex on a national monument?"

He laughed as he recalled the dream. "Probably not the best way to show respect for our former president, but at least it was late at night so no one else was around. We were only planning on sitting and talking, but the night was so much colder than we thought it'd be, so we had to make love just to stay warm."

"If it was so cold, why didn't we go back to my apartment? Or yours?"

"It was a dream, Bones. It doesn't have to make sense."

"I've had sexual dreams about you too. I've imagined us in the lab after everyone else has gone home…in our hotel room in Las Vegas…in our circus trailer…and in our own beds, obviously."

"Obviously," Booth echoed, kissing her sweetly. "At the end of the dream I had last night, you told me that you were pregnant and we were so happy…. I know you're willing to raise a kid by yourself, but you don't have to do it alone. We could be parents together….we could be a real family."

He saw hope in her eyes, but there was fear too. "Do you really think we could manage being partners, lovers and parents?"

He kept his eyes on hers as he answered, willing her to see how serious he was. "I know that when the two of us work together, we accomplish amazing things…but you know what they say: we won't know for sure until we try."

Her smile made his heart jump for joy. "Then let's try."

THE END

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