Here is the latest installment. I hope I don't step all over anyone's beliefs here. This just came to me as I was struggling to continue this story. I hope you like it.
It was a peacful feeling. Almost like floating in a warm fog. All she was aware of was a feeling of weightlessness.
"This is nice." she said aloud, to no one, as she didn't expect anyone to be there.
"It is. We all need to chance to recharge once in a while." The deep masculine voice said, coming from nowhere and everywhere at the same time.
Brennan tensed. "Who are you?"
The weightless feeling subsided and Brennan's vision cleared. She had a clear view of a tall bearded man standing just a feww feet from her.
"My name is Sebastian." the man replied. "I am the one who, well, for lack of a better term, looks after you."
Brennan, always suspicious asked, "What do you mean?"
"I guess I should start by telling you, I made a mistake. Well, not me directly, but you don't really need the whole story." Sebastian looked at the woman standing in front of him. "Um, well, you were not supposed to die that night, so you were not on my schedule and I was not there to meet you. I am here now to rectify that error."
"I don't understand."
"When a child is born, he or she is given what you might call a guardian."
"Like a guardian angel?" Brennan asked. "There's no such things as angels."
"Well, I am not exactly what most would consider an angel." He laughed. "Like I said, we are all assigned guardians. The guardian is supposed to be there at the end of your life and assist your transition to the other side. As I said before, you were not supposed to die. I was not there to meet you when you awoke in the meadow, so you became Earth-bound. I do apologize for that. I am here to help you, what is the popular phrase, cross over."
"Cross over to where?" Brennan asked, not liking the sound of this.
"The other side. Hevean, Paradise, Eden, Zion, abode of the blessed; celestial bliss, glory,
Elysium, Elysian fields, Arcadia, bowers of bliss, garden of the Hesperides, third heaven; Valhalla, Walhall,Nirvana." Sabastian smiled. "Every culture have a name for it. You of all people should know that."
"Which of those terms is the correct one?" She asked.
"All of them."
"What's it like there?" Brennan asked, always curious.
"It is what you make of it."
"It's time. We must go now."
"What about Booth?"
"Who, or what, is Booth?" Sebastian asked.
"Seeley Booth. My partner, my best friend, my...my everything." Brennan sobbed.
Sebastian shook his head. "I am afraid he is not my charge. When his time comes, assuming everything happens as it should, he will be greeted by his guardian and will assist him in crossing over."
"I won't get to see him again?"
"I am afraid not. Let us go now."
"Do I have a choice? Do I have to go with you? Can I return to Booth?" She spoke quickly, wanting answers her all-important questions.
"One of the most wonderful things about like, and in this case, death is free will. You may do as you wish, but I must warn you. If you remain Earth-bound, it can be unpleasent."
"I don't know what you consider 'unpleasent' but spending eternity without Booth is unthinkable." Brennan's mind was made up. If she didn't have Booth, it wasn't worth being there.
"As you wish." Sebastian bowed slightly. "When you return to your Earth-bound existance, you will have your Booth. But I am afraid that the opportunity to cross over may not be available to you again."
Brennan smiled and nodded her understanding. "Without Booth, it doesn't matter."
With that, Sebastian faded and so did the scene surrounding her. Brennan found herself back in Booth's living room. She raced into his bedroom to find him still curled up with the pillow she placed in his arms as a substitute for her. She smiled as she watched him sleep. She knew she had made the right choice. She was exactly where she belonged. With Booth.