It was Sweets' suggestion, originally. Perhaps he had taken it too far, completely bypassed the point of the exercise. But it was a habit, one he was sure would be difficult to break, not that he had tried. He still had them all, too: eleven napkins, six random scraps of paper, four one dollar bills, two envelopes, a photograph, seven scraps of newspaper, six post-it notes, and three receipts.

He didn't know what to do with them. He'd read them all, it seemed, hundreds of times. He wondered if she had hers. If she'd even done it in the first place. He wouldn't have put it past her to forget about it, or to dismiss it as silly. He was almost certain she didn't know how seriously he took it. He hoped not, anyways.


She kept them in a recipe box behind her spices, third cabinet to the right of the refrigerator. Of all the places to put them, she had decided this was the least likely place Booth was to accidentally stumble across them. Not because he didn't spend a lot of time in her kitchen, but because they usually ordered takeout anyway. It had seemed silly and pointless to her at first, but Angela had encouraged her to do it and it had turned into second nature. Sweets was a typical psychologist, full of supposedly meaningful exercises that he pushed on the pair of them constantly, but this one had stuck. At Angela's urging- "Come on, sweetie, what's the harm? And besides, what if you find out one day he took it seriously and you didn't?"- she had reluctantly done it, and now she was glad.

She wondered idly if she'd ever show him. She knew for a fact that he didn't do it- he made his disdain for Sweets' "little games" quite clear, very loudly and very often. A tiny part of her was bothered by that, because they would have made for interesting reading. She'd have to settle for shuffling through her own, sometimes chuckling at them, and sometimes marvelling at the depth of emotion they contained.


Intrigued? I hope so. (: I suppose this is the beginning of my first multi-chapter fiction. Also my first muti-POV. How exciting! I shall post the next chapter first thing tomorrow morning. Any guesses as to what they're talking about?