A/N: So excited for The Foot in the Foreclosure tomorrow night! This season is making my shipper heart flutter for sure! I decided to end this little story here, it just seemed perfect. Thanks again to the following for your wonderful reviews…Love you all ;) BonesnBooth, Anne Nonymus, Not An Infant, bb-4ever, lukablue, mendenbar, Willow26, ILoveBooth (who doesn't!), whatta-u-know
~B hearts B~
She fell asleep smiling and that's exactly how she woke up. She opened her eyes and listened to the world outside her apartment. She thought about how beautiful it must look out there and about what the day ahead had in store for her.
Wait a minute! What happened to the Temperance Brennan she knew? How could something called "love" change a person just like that? You know, these questions were much too complicated to be answering, on a whim, at 7:00 in the morning, on a Sunday. She pushed the questions away and remembered that Serah, her agent, was going to be there at 8:00 am to pick up her final draft of her latest novel.
Right then she knew it. Knew exactly how she would tell Booth that she felt the same for him. So, she ran to the computer, made one very important revision, and got the manuscript together. Serah showed up on time and almost fainted after hearing Brennans request. Well, it may have been a request, but it sounded more like a demand.
It's not like it couldn't be done. Getting the dedication and first 3 chapters put together would be an all day event, but it could happen, and she asked Serah to have the completed portion back to her by 6:00 pm.
So, figuring out how to tell Booth she loved him was taken care of, what next? As she looked around, she knew. Cleaning was definitely next.
Booth woke up the exact opposite way he had hoped to only a few days ago. Instead of sleeping late in the arms of the woman he loved, he awoke to a slight chill and the hard ground. No amount of chirping birds could make this moment enjoyable. The only thing that made it less unbearable was knowing he'd be able to call her in just a few short hours. Even better than that, he'd be seeing her tonight.
He gathered up his things and began his trek back to the main camp site. All that was left was a synopsis of each agent's performance and then he was gone. Gone and on his way to Bones.
She had been at it for 5 hours, cleaning every room in her apartment. Her place wasn't dirty by any means, but she still felt the need to clean it all.
Just as she was about to make herself a quick lunch, her phone rang. She ran to it and saw the most beautiful name, Booth.
It came out a bit louder than she planned, but she didn't really care, she was just happy.
"Hi yourself Bones. Did you miss me? It sounds like you missed me."
Of course he didn't miss the tone in her voice, and how could he pass up the opportunity to mess with her.
"I think you know the answer to that. Do you know what time you'll be able to come over tonight?"
Oh yeah, she missed him all right. He could hear it in her voice and that was yet another thing that made him feel like the luckiest man on the planet. How many men could say that Temperance Brennan missed them right this second? Only one. That privilege was reserved for him.
"It looks like it won't be until 8 or 9 tonight. That's not too late is it?"
Is the man crazy? Too late? She's been waiting 2 days to see him. She wouldn't have cared if he said 3:00 am.
"No, not too late at all. How does lasagna sound for dinner?"
He can't believe how sweet and domestic they sound. They went from totally ignoring what each desired most, to admitting missing each other and discussing the evening dinner menu. It may have been painstakingly slow to get to this point, but honestly, he wouldn't have it any other way.
"Sure thing Bones. As long as mine has meat in it though."
"Meat lasagna for you, veggie lasagna for me. Got it."
"Ok well, we're about to load up in the van and head back. I'll call when I leave my apartment."
"Talk to you then. Oh, and Booth, I didn't say it but you know I missed you right?"
"Yeah, I know. I missed you too."
She hung up the phone and wondered what she could do to make the next 7 or 8 hours fly by.
By 5:00 pm she was annoyed, it was only 5:00 pm. Time wasn't flying by, it was almost going as slow as it took for them to come to their senses.
At 5:45 pm, Serah was handing over the portion of the manuscript Brennan requested. She looked it over, smiled, and thanked Serah. Now all she needed to do was put it in the box and wrap it.
So by 6:00 pm she was once again pacing, trying to find something to do. She figured she could start getting dinner put together so it would be ready for the oven. It's a good thing she did since her phone rang again at 7:30 pm.
"Hey Bones! I'm about to leave here so I should be there soon."
In a split second she went from ecstatic to nervous.
"Can't wait. See you soon."
She ran to the bedroom and changed, brushed her teeth, and touched up her hair and make up. Next she ran to the kitchen to make sure dinner was ready. She had it all on the table when that unmistakable knock was on her door.
She ran, then walked to the door. When she opened it, she saw the most amazing and beautiful smile, saw it like it was the first time. She didn't wait for him to get inside before she wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him, releasing some of the tension that has been building these past 2 days.
Obviously he didn't mind either, because he was kissing back, just as hard. Kissing her, knowing that this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Over dinner they talked about each others weekend. She asked about his training and when he asked about her Saturday with Angela, her eyes filled with tears. Before they had time to fall, he was kneeling at her side, ready to wipe them away. She thanked him with kisses to his cheeks, eyes, nose, and most importantly, lips.
She decided that was the moment to give him his gift. She went to the room and came back with a box wrapped in black paper, topped with a white ribbon.
He looked at her, one eyebrow raised, obviously in a questionable manner.
"I wanted to give you something. You arranged so much for me yesterday and wanted to do something for you."
He looked at it for about 5 more seconds before starting to tear apart the paper. When he pulled off the top of the box he was in shock. He looked at her, eyes wide and mouth open.
"Is this your book?"
"Not all of it, just the first 3 chapters. I thought I could give it to you and you could read it."
He went to put it back in the box so he could thank her with a kiss but she stopped him.
"Why don't you take a look at it now?"
He placed it on the table, turned the title page, and there was the dedication. The dedication was to him. He read it, rushed to her side, and scooped her up. After he broke the kiss, the look he gave her was a question. She answered that question with another kiss.
He carried her to the bedroom, leaving his gift on the table. He would read the rest another day, today he read all he ever needed…
This book is dedicated to
My partner, My best friend,
My heart, My love…
~B hearts B~