Okay, so about two months ago, SeeleysSwiftie gave me this prompt:

"Yknow the hug at the end of 8x06? I wanna hear what Booth tells her after that, and their conversation :)"

I know that this is definitely more of a drabble, but it's what I came up with. I hope that you enjoy. :-)

Takes place after 8x06, "The Patriot in Purgatory".

I do not own "Bones". No matter how much I want to. *sigh*


Evolving

Booth held Bones in his arms for a while longer, not speaking. They didn't need words right now. He stroked her hair, and kissed the top of her head, and let her clutch him. Finally, she pulled herself out of the desperate embrace and settled into a more comfortable one, just resting her ear over his heart.

"You okay, Bones?" he asked gently.

"Yeah, Booth. I'm fine."

He leaned down and kissed her softly. She smiled into the kiss, resting her palm on his left cheek.

"I love you, Booth. I know I don't say it nearly enough, but I love you. I can't lose you. I don't want to go back to being so closed off."

Booth cut her off with another kiss. This one lasted longer, as he was trying to reassure her. He pulled back and kissed her cheeks.

"Bones, you will never go back to that. We evolve, remember? We don't revert. It's going to be alright. Let's just go to bed. Christine will get us up early tomorrow, and you know that."

Bones nodded, kissed Booth again, and then took his hand and lead him to bed. She cuddled up against him, reveling in his warmth as she drifted off into sleep.

Booth stayed up a little longer, watching her sleep. He smiled as she pressed closer to him, and he dropped little kisses along her face and neck, glad when she relaxed. He put his head down on his pillow and held her protectively, joining Bones in sleep.


Again, I hope that you all enjoyed it, and especially SeeleysSwiftie. Thank you, Ruth. :-)

-AL