Title: Marry me

Rating: T

Summary: Booth finally explains how he got the rings. Which is the same story, no matter who finds them. But I wanted the grand finale to be where we learned how he got those rings. So, enjoy!


Scenario Number 5-Set during "The Parts of the Sum of the Whole", Season 5-Marry Me

Booth's POV

Bones and I had just told Sweets the story of our very first case. He was right. I needed to tell her how I felt. And I knew just how to do it.

"Riona, before we eat, I gotta talk to you."

"Okay," she replies simply, smiling at me.

"I just want you to listen, no interruptions."

She nods, and I smile. She was already doing the 'no interruptions'. I take a deep breath to give myself the courage to tell her.

"I love you. I've been in love with you since the very beginning. From the day that I walked in on your lecture, you were the only woman who I could see a future with. I mean, yeah, at first it was a lot of physical attraction. You're beautiful. Any guy in a ten mile radius can see that. But, I love you. I asked you if you believed in fate, because you were my fate from the second I saw you."

She stares at me, a smile forming on her face. "Really?"

"Yes. I love you."

She launches herself at me, and our lips meet. This was heaven to me. She felt the same. She wanted me! I kiss her hungrily, wondering how I went for so long with only the memory of her kiss. She pulls back, breathing heavily.

"I love you, too, Booth!"

I grin at her. "I love you. I have something for you."

"What?! It's literally been five minutes."

"I've had these for four years," I admit sheepishly.

She smiles softly, and she strokes my cheek tenderly with two fingers. I take another breath and pull out the ring meant for her.

"Booth, is that-"

"Marry me?" I ask. "We've practically been dating for years, just without the physical aspect. Marry me?"

"Yes! Yes! Yes!" she says happily, and I slide the ring on her finger as she peppers my face with kisses.

I grin a smile that threatened to split my face. This was really happening. I kiss her again, and she twines her fingers through my hair and presses close to me. I pull back this time, and she examines her ring.

"Booth, why does this look like Buffy's ring?" She looks up at me, glancing between me and the ring on her finger.

"Because, it is. Other than the diamond."

"How did you get it?" she demands.

"I met Joss Whedon. Our first year as partners, we went to LA. I couldn't sleep one night, and I took a walk. I met him. He was going to put them up at a merchandise auction, but when I told him about you, I was able to get them. He just gave them to me. Along with his email. Told me to email him as soon as I used Buffy's. He's gonna send some presents for you, I think. Don't honestly know what he's planning, but I know that you'll like it."

"I love you!" she kisses me again.

I grin, and I hold her tightly to me.

"So, when do you wanna get married?" I ask when we pull apart.

"Soon! As soon as possible! I want to be Mrs. Booth!"

I crush her lips under mine again.