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: Next snapshot. I really need suggestions everyone. Please, please send them. This one's style is slightly different; it's mostly dialogue.
Prompt: #55 - Baby FBI badge
THE JOY IN THE BUNDLE - CH.7
"The Badge in the Belly"
Temperance looked down at the tiny badge uncomprehendingly. Why would Booth get this? She turned her focus back to the father of her child.
"What if she doesn't want to join the FBI?" she asked.
"Who wouldn't want to join the FBI?" he returned.
Of course she wouldn't.
"Because you're a forensic anthropologist."
Temperance shook her head. She told him, "Because the FBI is filled with workaholics who don't have time for other things outside of their jobs due to the investing nature of the cases they work with. If not in a dangerous situation, many of them are behind desks going through paperwork or reading people's files. Some of you just get involved into pissing contests over jurisdiction. It sounds tedious and limiting."
"Way to make me feel good, Bones," he grumbled.
"You're an exception!" she tried.
"She could be too," he said.
"I don't want her in the FBI."
"And you want her checking out dead bodies?"
Temperance's face scrunched up.
"I would rather she become a creative type, like Angela."
Booth laughed. "You want our kid to be Angela? No way are we going to end up with a Hodgins as a son-in-law."
"We might not have a son-in-law. She could prefer members of the same sex."
"Now we really are talking about Angela."
"I don't want Angela. I just want someone who is a bit more open minded and expressive than I was."
"She will be."
"How can you be sure?"
"Because she's got me and you and Angela and Hodgins and Cam to make sure she opens up. We'll all be here for her."
"It takes a village."
"That it does."
"What?" Booth asked.
"I just thought of her becoming a bug specialist."
Booth laughed too.
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