Title: The Joy in the Bundle
Summary: Snapshots into the lives of Brennan, Booth, Parker, and the baby as the years go on.
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Author's Note: The chapters for this will vary in length. For the most part, expect short chapters as they are just quick looks into different moments of their lives. If you have any ideas for something, do share them with me in your review/answer. I get my inspiration from the blog on Tumblr baby-brennan-booth[dot]tumblr[dot]com.
Prompt: #147 - Brennan gets upset when the baby starts chewing on a bone at the lab.
THE JOY IN THE BUNDLE - CH.1
Pure, unadulterated horror swept down onto Brennan's face, engulfing every millimeter in disbelief and despair. She rushed forward and snatched up the baby into her arms. How could this happen? This was… how?
Booth's voice rang out from the edge of the platform. He said, "Relax, Bones."
"Relax?" she repeated. "How can I relax when she's crawling around the remains?"
"They're clean of all of the flesh and poisons. She's not going to get hurt," Booth assured.
"But the bones will. She's contaminating the evidence, Booth."
He chuckled. "She's a baby."
"And they eat everything they can their hands on. Did we not learn that lesson with Baby Andy?" she asked. His laughter died down.
"I'm sorry. You're right. I will remove our adorable, eight-month daughter from your precious human skeleton so that she can sit all by herself in your office," Booth said. He lifted said baby into the air and turned away from Brennan. His tone grew more false as he continued his little guilt trip. "She'll probably cry herself to sleep since her Mama just doesn't love her anymore."
"I love her, Booth," Brennan interjected.
"Then play with her! She only came up here to see you at lunchtime," Booth said.
Brennan's eyebrows scrunched towards each other for a moment.
"You know," she began, stepping in towards Booth, "I wonder how our adorable, eight-month daughter got onto the examination table."
"Beats me, Bones. But how about we go to Founding Fathers? For the baby," he reasoned.
She humored him by saying "Of course." Still, she took off her lab coat and headed off the platform.
Once certain Brennan would not see, Booth gave the baby a high five. She deserved some positive encouragement for a job well done. The little Temperance in his head started nagging him though so he stopped walking and leaned in to look the baby in the eye seriously.
"Never eat the bones, okay?" he paused. "You've got plenty inside you already. You don't need more."
He pecked the top of her head and went back to following Brennan out of the lab.
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