Brennan had gone to the store for only diapers and milk, but as usual, got distracted and ended up buying a ton of other things so she now had a nearly full cart. Her daughter, Katy, sat in the child seat, clutching her stuffed bunny and making nonsense noises.

She saw something out of the corner of her eye and turned to look at it, and as she did, she didn't notice the person coming at her from the other side, whose cart promptly bumped into hers. "Oh, I'm sorry," she started to apologize, but then she saw who it was.



"How have you been?" she asked, as it seemed to be something people asked when they hadn't seen each other for a while.

"Great, great. You?"

"I have a daughter," Brennan said, geusturing to the little girl. "Katy."

"She's adorable," Sully responded, playing peek-a-boo with the baby, who giggled. "Booth's?" He stood straight and Brennan nodded in confirmation. "He still with the FBI?"

"Yes, and I am still at the Jeffersonian. Not much has changed. What have you been doing?" she said quickly.

"Well, boating didn't work out so well, so I went to Australia and New Zealand for a while, then backpacked across Europe. Then I came back here, joined the Secret Service, and now I'm stationed in South Dakota. Just back in town for a few days."

"South Dakota?" Brennan asked in confusion.

"Yeah, you know, guarding those Mount Rushmore presidents? Lot harder than you'd think." She laughed. "I've got a partner now too. Her name's Myka."

"Great," Brennan said awkwardly. She hated moments like this, where no one knew what to say. "Well anyway, I've gotta go. Angela's waiting for me."

"Alright. See you later." Sully retreated and turned around. "Say hi to Booth for me. And everyone back at the lab."

"I will."


Yeah, so this popped into my head. Not sure why. I apologize for any mistakes as it's 2:30 in the morning where I am.

Also, a virtual cookie for anyone who knows why I had Sully join the South Dakota Secret Service. Hint: It has something to do with Eddie McClintock.