My first attempt at writing a forensic mystery, so comments would be appreciated
Booth shifted around in his seat as he listened to Caroline briefing the team on a case that would be going to trial the following week. He glanced over at his partner seated next to him in the conference room. Brennan was concentrating fully on the discussion currently going on between Caroline, Cam and Hodgins as they discussed the evidence they would be responsible for presenting. He always hated this part and to make matters worse, he had missed lunch and his growling stomach was a total distraction.
Booth wrote a note on his legal pad and nudged Brennan to get her attention. She glanced down at the question there.
Bones, got any food in your bag? I missed lunch and I'm starving!
She sighed, then used her foot to push her satchel around next to Booth's chair. He leaned down and found a bag of dried fruit and nuts in the side pocket. A burger and fries it wasn't, but he'd take what he could get at the moment. He glanced at Caroline, saw she was still in discussion with Cam, and popped a handful of the mix into his mouth. Brennan nudged him and he looked down to see her writing. She edged her own legal pad over.
It's physically impossible for you to be starving after only missing one meal. Actual starvation is a result of prolonged malnutrition.
I'm aware of that Bones, it's an expression. What did you have for lunch?
I had a salad.
Salad? That's not lunch, and I know you didn't eat more than a banana this morning.
What? How do you know that? I didn't see you this morning.
Because I had to drop Parker off at school, and unless you eat with me or I bring you something, you never eat more than a banana. By the way, where's Angela?
She was taking a long lunch today since we didn't need her for this case.
Long lunch, huh? Booth waggled his eyebrows at her.
Oh, you're implying that she took a long lunch in order to have sexual intercourse.
Bones, don't write stuff like that - what if someone sees it?
Booth slid his hand over, intending to pull Brennan's legal pad his way. She slapped her hand down on it, stopping him. Suddenly Caroline's voice interrupted their tug of war.
"Agent Booth, Dr. Brennan!" She glared at them from the other side of the table. "I realize you two have your own form of foreplay you like to indulge in, but perhaps you could save it for a time that doesn't interfere with my murder trial!"
Booth jerked his hand back as Brennan spoke, looking confused. "We were discussing sexual intercourse, but there was no foreplay."
"Bones!" Booth glared at her as Hodgins snickered and Cam kept her eyes down, trying to control her own laughter.
Caroline held up a hand. "Save it for your sessions with Dr. Sweets - that boy deserves a medal as far as I'm concerned. Now, I expect all of you to be at the top of your game for this trial next week."
Booth's phone rang as the meeting concluded, and Brennan could tell from his one-sided conversation that a body had been found at a construction site downtown. When he finished the call, he glanced at the clock.
"Ok, Bones, I have to go pick up Parker from school, then I'll swing by the Jeffersonian and pick you up..."
"Booth, remains discovered at a construction site are usually at a higher risk of being compromised. I have your spare keys, so I'd rather get my equipment out of your SUV and just meet you over there."
Booth glanced at the clock again. "Fine, I'll send Charlie to help until I can get there. They mentioned that the area where the remains were found is a little unstable so I want you to promise me that you'll wait until they've secured the site before you insist on having access."
Brennan rolled her eyes. "I'm perfectly capable.."
"Yeah, I know, you're perfectly capable," Booth said as he guided her out of the conference room. "Just be careful, ok?"
He watched her walk down the hall before setting off for his office, downing the rest of the fruit and nuts on his way. Charlie was going to love this assignment.