Author's Note: A wise reviewer once told me:" In the eight years B&B have known each other, we have been present for less than 5,418 minutes of it (129 episodes x 42 minutes airtime). Granted, a lot of important minutes happened in those 5000+ minutes, but we've missed most..." So what happens in those moments is what I'm tackling here. They may jump around in time and seasons and maybe go into a pretend future. I will always let you know at the start of each where we are time wise. I've been having some serious writer's block so I thought these short pieces might be the way to go for now. Tame stuff for now, if things change I will adjust the rating accordingly. I hope you enjoy!

PS- The wise reviewer from above? She also has a thing against long Author's Notes, so clearly, I don't always listen.

Post Hole in the Heart but prior to The Change in the Game.

He was overwhelmed by the urge to kiss her.

He could easily imagine himself just taking either side of her face in her hands and kissing her senseless right there in the cereal aisle of the grocery store.

"Booth! Are you listening to me?" she startled him out of his daydream.

"What? Yes…no…what?"

"If I buy this, will you eat it?"

He took the box from her hands. "This is like…healthy."

"That's the point."

"Parker will not eat this stuff."

"When is Parker going to have breakfast at my apartment? This is for you."

"Yeah, I don't want to eat that either."


"I like oatmeal."

"That oatmeal you buy isn't even the healthy kind. It's instant and flavored and full of sugar and preservatives."

"And full of taste. This stuff…" he shook the box "…this stuff tastes like the box it comes in."

"You don't know that. You've never even tried it."

"And I'm not about to try it now."

"You know, chances are I'm going to outlive you anyway. I'm five years younger and women live longer than men. You could at least try to maximize your life span through proper eating habits."

He put the box down, took her face in his hands and kissed her thoroughly.

"What was that for?" she asked with a small smile when they broke apart.

"Because you're going to miss me when you're old and I'm dead."

"Keep eating the way you do and I won't be that old but you'll be no less dead."

"Ha-ha, Bones. Very funny."


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