Hey, everyone. This is from theoddestcastle. She wanted to know what would happen if Brennan *did* kiss Booth's forehead in "Harbingers in the Fountain". This little drabble was born from that. Hope you like it! :-)


A Simple Kiss

"Would you like me to kiss you on the forehead, too?" Brennan asked Booth, seeing his smile as Angela walked away from him.

"Sure!" He closed his eyes and grinned, leaning forward.

Brennan laughed, but she stepped up to him and kissed his forehead. He smiled wider when he felt her soft lips on his skin. He opened his eyes as she pulled back, and he leaned down, capturing her lips with his own.

Angela clapped in the background, but Booth and Brennan didn't notice. Brennan's arms wrapped around Booth's neck, and he had his around her waist. Their lips moved together softly, sweetly, and Booth knew she understood his message.

"I love you," he breathed when they pulled apart. "You don't have to say it back, but I love you."

"I love you, too," she whispered. "It's why I couldn't stay. I didn't want to stay when I thought you didn't feel the same."

"I've been in love with you for years, Bones. I just couldn't compartmentalize anymore."

"Me, too, Booth."

"Good. We'll get back to this after work, okay?"

Brennan nodded. She walked back to Angela, but she and Booth remained looking at each other. Angela giggled and took Brennan's hand, walking them back to the lab.

"Bren, you can ogle at your man later, but we have things to do."

"I know. And, you won't tell everyone, will you?"

"Oh, no. I'll let you two do that. I got to see it happen, so I'm happy."

Brennan smiled. She was very happy right now.


There's that. Hope you enjoyed. Reviews, please. :-)

-AL