BE RIDDEN OF THE FORBIDDEN

Chapter 1

They had been doing paperwork for hours. They had just finished a case, and they had to get everything in order. Booth looked at his watch. They had been working since 5 pm and it was 10 pm now. Booth looked towards Brennan who was sitting next to him on the couch in her office. He eyes were droopy and her hand moved slowly as she filled out the paperwork.

She felt his eyes on her. When she looked up, he was staring at her with those chocolate brown eyes and his don't-deny-it-your-tired smile on.

"You look tired. Do want to go home?" he asked.

"No, I'm fine. I'll close my eyes for a minute and I'll feel as good as restored." She replied, closing her eyes.

"It's as good as new, Bones. As good as new, not restored." He said, chuckling.

"Whatever," she said.

Within a few minutes she was fast asleep, her head on his shoulder. He didn't want to wake her up. She looked so cute when she was sleeping. She looked so content.

He was starting to get tired. He figured that he would rest for a few minutes, do a little more paperwork, take Bones home, and then go home himself. He shut his eyes and relaxed into the couch. Brennan curled closer to him. Booth looked to see if she was awake, but her eyes were still closed. She had unconsciously cuddled with him. What would Sweets say if he got a hold of that? He would have a field day! He definitely couldn't have Sweets analyzing this night, so he hoped that Brennan wouldn't remember what she had done in her sleep.

He settled back down into the couch. It was a little cold so he grabbed the blanket off of the back of the couch. He reached his arm around her back, trying not to wake her. He draped the blanket over both of them. He suddenly found himself realizing how it looked. Brennan was in his arms with her head on his shoulder, asleep.

The sleeping Brennan curled closer into his body. There was no way now that he could remove his arm without waking her. He decided that he would rest his eyes for a minute, do a little more paperwork, then wake her up and go home.