I don't own Bones, I know I have 206 in my body, but the Bones from Fox isn't mine.

I took a few liberties with this by showing the time lapse between HitH and CitG. I hope you don't mind. Please be kind and review.

The Realization in the Rescue

They drove to Booth's place together. They stopped for Thai on the way, and when they arrived at his apartment, they both felt nervous.

"Bones, you're awful quiet, we don't have to do this if you're not sure."

"No, I'm sure. It just feels different. We will be making a big step going from friends to lovers."

"Why don't we just think about eating for now, and see what happens. We can just take this one step at a time."

"Sounds good."

They began eating and Booth talked about Parker, inviting her to go with them this weekend. He turned on the television, and they started watching "The Notebook".

"Bones, I love this movie."

"I've never seen it."

"Good, then let's watch it."

She sat down next to him on the couch, and soon laid her head on his shoulder. Booth put his arm around her and pulled her close. He kissed the top of her head, and inhaled her scent. He immediately felt dizzy. He was amazed at the effect she had on him, and realized that he had wanted this for a long time.

There were many times over the years that he wished for this. Many times, he wanted to hold her, and now that he could, he felt overwhelmed by the emotions. Bones turned her face to look at him, and saw all the love he had for her in his eyes, those beautiful brown eyes that taught her to trust and love again.

He moved toward her, and as his lips touched hers, she felt a warmth spread throughout her body. She reached up and pulled him closer, deepening the kiss.

He remembered her touch from the night before and the passion that quickly overtook him. He forced himself to take this slowly. He wanted to show her how much he loved her, and that would take time.

She began to move her hands over his body, increasing her desire. She opened her mouth to his probing tongue, and again felt that shock from his touch. Her breathing increased, and she moved to sit on his lap.

"Bones, let's go to bed."

"Mmm, yes."

He led her toward his bed, and pulled her in for another kiss. He realized that it was going to be difficult to control himself, because his excitement was already growing.

She pressed her body to his, and they were soon out of breath. He pulled her down on the bed, and his kisses moved to her shoulders. She pulled away and removed his shirt, running her hands down his chest, and over his shoulders. She again pulled him in for a kiss, allowing her tongue to press into his mouth.

Booth flipped her over and pulled off her shirt, gazing at the body that he had wanted forever. His kisses became more passionate, and he moved down her body, as she moaned his name. As he continued to explore her, he reveled at the love he felt for her, and thanked God for allowing him to finally fulfill his dream.

They made love for hours, and when they finally, lay back on the bed exhausted, he pulled her into his arms, and held her close.

"Booth, that was incredible."

"I agree. We were meant for each other. Why did we wait so long?"

"I don't think either of us was ready before now."

"Maybe you're right."

She snuggled into his arms and fell asleep. He looked at her sleeping face, and whispered, "I love you". He knew it would be a while before he would say it to her, but at least he could tell her when she was asleep. He lay next to her, and pulled her close, quickly falling asleep with her in his arms.

As she lay next to him, she heard him whisper, "I love you". She almost didn't hear him, because he said it so quietly. She waited for the fear and panic to come, but soon realized that she trusted him, and knew he would never leave her. She knew she was right where she belonged, and she never wanted to leave. Sleep quickly overtook her and she didn't wake again until morning.

Waking up next to Bones two days in a row was pure heaven. He watched her while she slept, and remembered last night. He realized that they had the day off, and he could stay in bed with her all day. He kissed the back of her neck and she rolled over to look at him.

"Good morning."

"Good morning. How do you feel this morning? Are you hungry?"

"Not for food." She pulled him down and kissed him.

"Me either."

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When they could no longer avoid the hunger that assailed them, they got out of bed to have some lunch.

Booth made her grilled cheese sandwiches, just like his Pops taught him. They chatted about their newfound relationship, and realized that in the heat of the moment last night neither one of them thought about birth control.

"Bones, you're not on the pill?"

"No the ramifications of the hormones on the body are too dangerous. I stopped taking it years ago. I've been celibate for so long I never thought of it, and then last night was incredible, and it never occurred to me."

"Yeah, it was pretty incredible. It was as if we went from zero to sixty in a matter of seconds. I never thought to ask."

"Are you concerned?"

"No, I menstruated over two weeks ago, so I don't think I am fertile right now."

"Bones, I don't need to hear that."

"Well, you asked."

"From now on we will need to be more careful. There are many different methods we could try."

"I will contact my doctor and begin birth control. We will have to use something else until then."

"Yeah, no problem Bones."

"What do you want to do?"

"I would love to go back to bed, but I think we need to go to the store first."

"Ok, can I take a shower? I want to clean up a bit before we go out."

"Sure the towels are in the bathroom cabinet, and did you remember clothes?"

"Yeah, I have my bag here."

She leaned over and kissed him. He pulled her close, and they both soon realized what was happening again.

"Wow Bones, I can't get enough of you. You better go shower, before we end up in bed again."

She leaned over and kissed him again, then pressed her forehead to his. "Booth, thank-you, for showing me the difference between having sex and making love, I now understand what you were trying to tell me all those years ago."

He pulled her down and kissed her again. "Before this I thought I knew the difference, but now I'm sure I do. Last night was an eye opening experience for me too."

She pulled herself away, and went to take a shower.

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They both shared the time at each other's apartments, except when Parker was there. Then she stayed alone. Those were the hardest times for her, and she was glad they only occurred once a week. They used other methods of birth control, and the incident from that first night never happened again.

They kept their relationship a secret from their friends, except the one time she told Angela, but even Angela didn't know how extensive it had become. They both felt a strong attachment for each other; Booth would explain it as love, but Bones was hesitant to go there yet. She knew she loved Booth, but she wasn't ready to admit it to anyone yet. She was still dealing with those feelings.

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Three weeks went by, and one day she realized that she hadn't gotten her period yet. She ran into the kitchen and looked at the calendar. She was three days late. She had never been regular before, so she wasn't worried, but she remembered that first night, and wondered if it was possible.

She laid her hand on her abdomen, and thought could it be possible that she was pregnant with Booth's baby after all? She had wanted this, years ago, but after his tumor, never brought it up again. Now a careless twist of fate may have given her what she always wanted. She went to the store and bought three pregnancy kits. She had to know for sure.

The next morning she stood in her bathroom terrified of what all this meant. She could wait and deny it to herself, or she could just get it over with and know for sure. She really had to pee, so she opened the kit and took the test.

As she waited for the results, she thought about what Booth would say. Although he loved Parker, she knew he regretted the choice he made. If he had another child, she knew he wanted it while he was married to the mother. This would be a Rebecca mistake all over again. She started to cry.

She picked up the test and saw that it was positive; she was pregnant with Booth's baby. How would she tell him? What should she do? She took another test to be sure, but that one was also positive. She knew she had to tell Booth, but if she waited a while, it wouldn't matter, it was still early. Maybe in a week she would be more positive about the way she felt about him. Maybe in a week it would be easier.

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A week later she took another test, it was also positive. She knew she had to tell Booth. This was his weekend with Parker, so she would wait until Monday.

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Monday morning she got a call, they had a case. Booth picked her up, and they drove together to the crime scene. It was a bowling alley. She was glad she didn't feel any morning sickness yet, because this body was very badly damaged.

They decided to go undercover, and Booth would play one of the bowlers on the team. They met her father at the diner, so he could inform them of the other bowlers. When Booth said she could be his girlfriend, she was thrilled. At last, they could show others what they knew already. Her Dad seemed suspicious, but he dropped it, so she wasn't concerned. She knew her Dad would be happy he always wanted her and Booth together.

There was one moment at the bowling alley, when Booth kissed her, and she again felt that electricity between them. She wanted to pull him in for a real kiss, but they had to keep it professional.

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Booth thought something was wrong with Bones during the past week, but whenever he asked, she said it was nothing. He hoped she wasn't changing her mind and thinking about running.

He didn't know what he would do if she ran. He loved her so much and for so long, that he didn't know how he would handle it. This time he would chase her, no matter where she went he would follow, and convince her that what they had was special, and no one should throw that away.

He even gave up the idea of marriage, because he knew how much she abhorred it. He did want to move in together, because this alternating between each other's places was driving him crazy, but he could wait for her on that one.

When the case came, he jumped at the chance to have her be his girlfriend. Max's reaction surprised him, but he didn't think Max knew. When Max suggested he show her some affection at the bowling alley, he almost kissed him. Finally, he could to show everyone she was his. He hated watching those other players watching her. He knew what they were thinking. He wanted to deck them all, but they were undercover, and he couldn't blow it.

He called her to him and kissed her cheek, he knew if he kissed her lips, he wouldn't be able to stop, and then everyone would know. So just a peck on the cheek, but his body reacted instantly to her touch, and Max saw his reaction before he was able to hide it. He was sure Max knew, but he was also sure Max wouldn't say anything.

Everything ended quickly once they caught the killer, and they rushed to the hospital to see Angela's baby. She had been in labor for most of the day. Again, Bones was very quiet. They didn't sit together, and as he watched her from across the room, he again wondered what was wrong. He prayed that she wouldn't run.

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Bones knew she should have told him by now, but they were caught up in the case, and she kept putting it off. On the way to the hospital, she realized that she had to tell him tonight. After they saw the baby, she would tell him.

As she sat in the waiting room, listening to Angela's screams, she became frightened. She wondered about her ability to be a mother to a small human being. She worried that she would fail at it, and if Booth really wanted another child. What if he didn't want this baby? What if he left her? How would she ever handle it? She knew from that first kiss, on the steps of the bar, in the rain, that she would love him one day, and now that she did, she didn't think she could lose him.

She noticed that Angela stopped screaming. As she looked up, she saw Jack come out with his son in his arms. They had a boy. She looked at the baby, but walked away to see Angela. She needed to ask her how it was. She needed to know what to expect.

Angela told her it was wonderful, and beautiful, and then she said it was a dream. She hoped the same thing for herself.

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After they left the hospital, they were walking to their car and she spoke to him. She was so scared, but she knew it was time.

"They looked so happy."

"Well, they had a baby."

"But their whole lives have changed; you'd think they'd be a little more apprehensive."

He again felt that fear that something was wrong. He again wondered if she was going to run.

"Well, you know having a baby, that's a good thing."

"Do you really think that?"

"Yeah it's a great thing, what, what? Oh, come on Bones, look, the baby's fine the baby's healthy, they have a healthy baby, they love each other this is the happiest day of their lives. Ok? What?"

She stopped walking and turned to look at him. He felt the fear take over from deep inside him. He knew she was going to tell him what was wrong. He waited for her to say she was leaving him again.

"I'm I'm pregnant."

What? This is not what he expected, he expected her to tell him she was leaving. He was preparing himself all week. He just stared at her.

She looked at him, still terrified at his reaction. He didn't say anything. Maybe he needs more information.

"You're the father."

Then it hit him. Bones was pregnant with his child. The feeling started deep in his heart, a happiness that he had never felt before. She wasn't leaving him; she was pregnant, with his child.

She looked at his face, and saw a smile begin in the corners of his mouth. Soon it spread to his whole face. He was happy. He wasn't mad. She finally felt at peace with the situation. It was going to be ok. She was having Booth's baby and he was happy.

He pulled her in and held her close. He was going to be a father. Bones was having his baby. She didn't run, she was staying right here and having a baby with him. He pulled back and kissed her. This was definitely one of the best days of his life.

She felt him pull her into his arms. She held him close. They were going to be ok. He was happy about the baby. She was finally having Booth's baby, and she realized that she had him too, because she knew he would never leave her. She looked into those deep brown eyes, and knew she would trust him forever.

A peace settled over them as they held each other close. They walked to the car and went back to Bones' place. Together.