Set post-Wannabe in the Weeds. Bones belongs to HH.
Without you, the ground thaws, the rain falls, the grass grows.
Without you, the seeds root, the flowers bloom, the children play.
Temperance Brennan was lost. Not literally, but emotionally. Booth was dead. She supposed she felt numb. She hugged Angela robotically, drove home on autopilot, ignored her doorman.
The stars gleam, the poets dream, the eagles fly, without you.
The earth turns, the sun burns, but I die, without you.
Life still went on. 60 seconds dragged on for more than a minute, 60 minutes seemed to take days to pass.
Without you, the breeze warms, the girl smiles, the cloud moves.
Without you, the tides change, the boys run, the oceans crash.
She curled up in the middle of her bed, hugging a pillow tight to her chest. She hadn't bothered to change into something more comfortable, take her shoes off, or even clean his blood off herself. She didn't care.
The crowds roar, the days soar, the babies cry, without you.
The moon glows, the river flows, but I die, without you.
A few tears finally trickled past her eyes, assured her that what she was feeling was real. She began to sob, and was soon screaming her pain hoarsely into her pillow. The world revives, colors renew,
The world revives, colors renew,
but I know blue, only blue, lonely blue, within me blue.
She didn't go in to work the next day. She woke at 10 AM, her phone blinking that she had messages to listen to. Her eyes and throat ached. She lay in bed and watched the numbers on the clock change. At noon she ate a bowl of cereal, though she wasn't hungry.
Without you the hand gropes, the ear hears, the pulse beats.
Without you, the eyes gaze, the legs walk, the lungs breathe.
The mind churns!
(The mind churns!)
The heart yearns!
(The heart yearns!)
The tears dry, without you.
She knew Sweets would want to talk to her. He might try to tell her what she was feeling, maybe relate it to her family leaving her. Though she had gained a small amount of respect for the soft science, she wasn't going to talk to him about this.
Life goes on, but I'm gone.
Cause I die, without you.