Dear Lance,

I told Dr. Brennan what you said about Agent Booth. She wrote you a letter, which you probably received along with mine. Hopefully it answers your question. I'm sure Agent Booth is fine.

There is a need for me to apologize, though - whether you admit it or not. I definately could have been a little more sensitive to your needs. I kind of just decided then and there that I was going and just had to hope you wanted to come too. Again, I'm sorry for that. At the time, it seemed like I could take a chance and everything would so easily fall right into place. It didn't turn out the way I had hoped but I don't hold that against you, I hold it against myself. And thank you for being so understanding. You're always putting others ahead of yourself. You're such a good person. Please don't ever forget that.

I'm sorry to hear you're not having a fun time in DC. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for you. And boring, too. Things will get better, though. Time has a habit of healing things like that. It's just something you have to get accustomed to. I'm so used to waking up in the morning in a comfortable bed, under a mess of blankets with Simba curled up on my chest. Now I'm waking up alone, on a cot! And I'm no longer surrounded by car alarms going off and things like that. Now it's gorillas and monkeys and other animals making animal sounds. It's all so strange but it's also beautiful. And though I love here, I did go through a bit of culture-shock. And I'm sure you're a bit in shock about how different things there. It's like you're in a totally new place, the people you see everyday aren't there. But just remember, things will get better. Everyone will be back eventually. And I'm glad to hear that you and Dr. Saroyan are doing okay. Please stay okay.

It's refreshing to hear back from DC, too. And thank you for the picture of Simba. Poor kitty. You really need to cut him off on the food a little, Lance! Any more and he's not going to be able to get up.

Hope to hear from you soon.