A/N: So this is a songfic (Which I'm not sure if I like writing better than just a normal fic) based on One eskimO's songs from the album they have released in the US. For some stupid reason I can't figure out, iTunes won't let me buy the UK version and I'm not too happy about it. Since I heard their song, Kandi, on the S5 finale, I've fallen in love with the band. Anyway, the songs in the chapters won't go in order of the album but in a way that I could write a decent story about. Some chapters will feature parts or all of the lyrics.
The story is from Booth's POV and should end up about 13 or 14 chapters long. I'm going to try to keep working on Long Nights while posting this but I have this story completely planned out and I'm stuck on LN but I have an idea where I want to go with it...I think...So, let me know what you think of the first chapter! Please and thank you! :)
I'm just sitting in the clouds today
I hope to God it doesn't rain
'Cause everyone's got problems and I know I've got mine
But at least I've got the stars with me
Then I fall down, I just fall now
Can I have your attention please?
We're like chocolate in the sun
And in this heat, we are melting into everyone
She doesn't have the heart to say
That she hasn't got the heart to stay
She's got her problems so I stay out of the way
I'll be sitting in my cloud today
I sat up in my bed and I could barely breathe. My heart felt like it was coming out of my chest and I realized I was dripping sweat. As I felt a drop fall off my nose, I realized I needed to see her.
I knew this feeling before. She was scared and she needed, or she thought she needed, to get away. She kept rattling on and on about those Malpoopoo Islands or whatever. She seemed really excited about it. She hadn't acted like that since the last time we went undercover and let her carry a gun.
I checked my clock and it said I needed to be back at the Hoover in four hours. I sighed, knowing there was no way I was going to get back to sleep after that dream. I dressed for work and got a snack, figuring I'd stop at the diner for breakfast later.
I got in my car and backed out of my parking spot. Four thirty on a Wednesday morning meant the roads were relatively empty. I drove on autopilot and I realized about twenty minutes later, I was in Bones' apartment building. I knocked lightly on the door. I didn't expect her to be awake but it scared me when she opened the door.
She was standing there, dressed in her PJs assembled from random pieces of clothing I had left over the years and her hair was in full bed head style.
"What are you doing here? Do we have a break on the case?" She said quietly. I was surprised that I woke her up. I hadn't knocked that loud.
"Nah. Sorry, Bones. I didn't mean to wake you up." I started walking away.
"No, stay. I was having problems sleeping anyway. Why are you up?"
I shrugged. "I had problems sleeping too."
She stepped back and I took my cue, coming into her apartment. I fell onto the couch and she sat next to me.
Looking for something to talk about, I said, "So tell me about those Mapuku Islands you were talking about earlier."
"Maluku," she corrected, "It's in Indonesia. I'd really like to go. I've been talking to the people funding the project-"
I cut her off. I suddenly didn't want to hear anymore. "So…you're leaving?"
She thought about her answer and then shrugged. "Not yet. I haven't been invited to join the expedition," she said like I should've known."
"I'm just…fed up with murderers and bodies of people who didn't have to die."
I kept nodding. What was I supposed to say to that?
But I knew the answer already.