Before I start this one shot, I would like to thank everyone who reviewed. It means the world to me.

grc73, I'm glad that you are enjoying them, as I made them for my entertainment as well as others.

drjamband, I'm glad that you think the stories are adorable, as my main thing in these is fluff.

gleekymcgrey, I'm glad that you enjoyed the "Buffy" part in the last episode; I really couldn't resist having Booth see an episode with Angel in it. Thanks for encouraging me to keep writing.

DancingPhalangesLOL, thanks for the review, and my main intention is cute and fluffy.

bblover228, I'm glad that you enjoyed it, and I hope that you enjoy my future ones.

Also, I realized that I haven't done the disclaimer thing, but as you probably all know, I do not own in any way, shape, or form, the television show "Bones". That goes to Hart Hanson, Kathy Reichs, and the "Bones" team. I am doing this purely for entertainment purposes, and I am really enjoying getting in B & B's head and getting them together. I hope that everyone is enjoying these as much as I do! Now, onto the story, which is very short and not my best, but after the season 6 finale, I can't really focus.

The Truth in the Lie

Season 3 Finale, "The Pain in the Heart"

Brennan's POV

After everything that had happened, I was still somehow okay. Everything felt okay, because I sat with my head on Booth's shoulder. It didn't matter that I wouldn't see Zack again; well, it did, but I couldn't think about that right now. After all the pain from the last few weeks, it was something I could handle, because Zack wouldn't be rotting away in prison. The pain that I couldn't handle was the pain that had come after Booth had been shot. That was the pain that I couldn't handle. It made me think of things that I hadn't really thought about before. I mean, of course they had crossed my mind, but that was back when I had first met Booth. Now, I was really thinking of them. The fact that he would sacrifice himself for me by taking that bullet sent shivers down my spine. I didn't want to admit how many nights I had cried myself to sleep because of the knowledge that Booth wouldn't be there when I woke up. I didn't want to admit my feelings at all, but even if I didn't want to, I knew I had to. Booth had taught me that we were honest with one another as partners. We could tell the other anything without being hurt. I hoped that still held true.

"Booth, I need to tell you something," I whisper.

"What is it, Bones?" his hand rubs my arm gently, calming me and reassuring me at the same time.

"I, um, I really don't know how to say this, so I'll just say it. I love you," I avoid his eyes.

"Bones, I've been wanting to hear you say that for years now," he hugs me closer to him.

I smile before kissing him.