Dr. Temperance Brennan AKA Bones is sick

Dizziness overwhelmed me. I felt cold sweat caressing the nape of my neck. What time is it? I wondered. Turning over slowing so my stomach wouldn't slip, the clock said 10:55am. I'm so late for work! Me, Temperance, I don't get sick and I definitely do not miss work. At that, I swung my legs off my bed and a wave of nausea consumed my stomach. Running to the bathroom and felt as though I was wrenching my insides out. Which wasn't accurate. You can't wrench your insides out. Pressing my warm check against the cold, ceramic toilet, I thought, I have to call Cam or Angela and tell them I'm not coming into the lab today. I trudged back to the bedroom and picked up the phone.

"Hello?" Cam answered her cell phone. "Dr. Brennan, I'm sorry to hear that, feel better"

"What, Brennan? Let me talk to her," Angela whispered in a rather loud way. Cam rolled her eyes and passed the phone to Ms. Montenegro.

"Sweetie, hi!" Angela said loud enough for Hodgins to look up from his soil examination. "Brennan! You OK? Tell you what, I'm coming over there after work to check on you OK?" She spoke with a worried expression nagging at her face. She clicked Cam's phone shut and passed it to her.

"Brennan seems to be really ill, I'm worried since she is never sick." Angela mumbled.

"Dr. Brennan is strong, besides she will get better soon." Hodgins rubbed Angela's back then passionately kissed her forehead.

"I am going to call Booth before he starts running around like a maniac looking for her" Angela said with a sigh, leaving the platform.

Booth's phone vibrated in his pocket. When he took it out, Angela's name was on the caller ID.


"Hi Booth, its Angela."

"Hi Ang, what's the matter?"

"Well, you see, Brennan called in sick today. She sounded horrible. Do you think you can go by her house and check on her for me?

"Sure, is she OK?" Booth felt the need to hang up and check on his Bones.

"I don't know, that's why I called. I have to go, bye Booth!" The line went dead. At the very moment Booth sped off the Bones' house.

To be completely honest, I felt like Hell. Tissues covered my bed, and I was so thirsty, but too weak to get a glass of water. Coughing fits overwhelmed me as I gasped for air. All of a sudden, a knock came from the door.

"Bones, you in there? HEY BONES!" Booth. So typical of him to intrude when I felt so crappy. Too tired to get the door or even yell I just let out a cough. Of course Booth plunges through the room.

"Bones you have to try locking your door-" Booth froze staring at me. OK, I was on my bed covered in tissues and my nose red as ever but, it made me uncomfortable that he was starring.

"Hey Booth," I managed to squeak out. These little words left me in coughing fit.

Bones looked really Ill. I couldn't believe that her usual tough, gorgeous looking self looked so.. frail. I ran over to her and held her in him arms as tremors of coughing shook her small figure. "Bones, do you need some water. Bones?" I said frantically. Brennan just nodded her head. I ran to the kitchen and pulled out a glass and filled it with water. Quickly, I ran back a gave the glass to her. She took it with shaky hands and smiled. When Brennan finished the glass she said, "Thanks, what are you doing here Booth!" I could tell she was trying to sound mad but her voice was so silent, I leaned in to hear her. "No problem, now, lay down and I'm going to get some medicine." Booth tucked Bones under the covers, kissing her on the forehead. "Wow, Bones, your forehead is burning!" She already had her eyes shut. Booth walked over to the bathroom and took out a thermometer and some flu medicine. Once back to Brennan's bed he lifted her head up to check her temperature. 102.5 read the thermometer. Booth looked at her in shock. If she didn't get better soon, he was going to take her to the hospital.

I woke up with a throbbing head. Was Booth here? She thought she saw him or maybe it was just a dream. When she rolled over she saw Booth in living room reading a newspaper, yes he is here alright. She let out cough and then ran once again to the bathroom. Her stomach flipped and before she knew it Booth was at her side holding up her hair.

"What.... When did you get here?" I croaked. My voice sounded terrible!

"Ang told my you were not feeling well so, I came to check on you."

"Go! I don't want you to get sick and I defiantly can take care of myself, thanks, bye."

"Whoa, no, Bones. I 'm staying until you get better. You have been asleep for the last 24 hours. There is no way I am leaving you here like this." Why did he have to be so difficult?

"Fine, but once I am better, I suggest you run." Booth just gave her his usually Boothy smirk.

"You have to eat something Temperance." I said with a very worried expression.

"No, you eat something, I'm not hungry." Brennan pouted. Why does she have to be so stubborn.

"I am going to take a shower, your welcome to any food in the refrigerator." She waved her hand made her way to the bathroom. Brennan fell but, I caught her before she hit the ground.

"I don't think you should go in there alone, you can't even make to the door."

"Stop, I can do whatever I want, my house, my rules. You can let go of me." I reluctantly let go.

"If you aren't out in 5 minuted, I swear I will barge in..."

"Whatever." She grumbled, using the walls to help her walk. 5 minutes later she walked out of the steaming room and went into her own room to change. Oh my god... her towel was held around her but even when she was sick she was beautiful with those bright, blue eyes. Booth, pull your self together man, she is your partner. With the doors shut behind her, he went to the kitchen to make some lunch.

All of a sudden, a loud thud came from Brennan's room.

I ran as fast as I could, that was a loud thump. She could be hurt! Many pictures and scenarios ran through my mind. I shoved the door open and yelped. There on the ground lay Brennan's still body. I shook her and listened for a heartbeat. It was faintly beating, but still there. Pressing my lips to hers I did CPR. When nothing was working I called 911.

When I woke someone was stroking my hair, mumbling. Booth. My eyes drifted open, and I looked Booth into his caramel, dark colored eyes. They looked sad until he saw me awake.

"Booth? What happened? Where am I?" Tears escaped the corners of my eyes, rolling down my cheek.

"You are at the hospital. Yesterday you were very ill, and so you collapsed in your room. I was there at the time and I called 911. But you are going to be OK now, that is what the doctor told me." Booth whispered, tears were running down his cheeks now as his thumb rubbed my forehead. I closed my eyes, murmured thank you, and drifted off the sleep.

Once I was positive Brennan was asleep I placed my head in my shaking hands and wept for my Bones was going to be OK. Then I prayed to God in thanks for this miracle. I just couldn't believe she was here with me. My Bones is here because she is strong and.... I love her.