Okay, here we are. This is set in the car ride in "Pilot". I'll have moments from episodes, and moments from between episodes. I'll list the characters involved at the beginning of each chapter and the timeline.

Timeline: "Pilot", (Season 1 Episode 1)

Characters: Booth & Riona


Chapter 1: Partners

Booth had just picked up his wife of one month from the airport. He had called in a favor with Homeland Security, and they had nabbed her before she left. She was currently in the passenger seat of his Toyota Sequoia, pretending to be mad at him. And he found it adorable.

"Riona, come on. I know when you're pretending."

"I still don't like the fact that Ella and Aislinn were there for no reason."

"Hey, they shoulda known that I'd come get you. I am your husband, Mrs. Booth." He grinned at her.

"Mmhmm. Now, what is it that you want?"

"Okay, I want to work together. Professionally. I actually know you now, and I value you a hell of a lot more than I did when we worked the first time. So, will you give me a second chance in our work like you did with our relationship?"

Riona saw his warm, golden chocolate brown eyes morph into his begging, puppy dog eyes, and when she saw the charm smile he had in place, she had no will to resist.

"Yes. Okay. We're partners."

"I love you, Riona."

"I love you, too, Booth. Now prove to me that you deserve this second chance the way you did with our relationship."

He smirked and cocked an eyebrow at her. She rolled her eyes, knowing her husband's mind went instantly to the gutter.

"Not like that."

He chuckled. "You got it, Partner."

"You're a dork, Booth."

"But I'm your dork. Partner."

"Booth," she said, giving him a warning.

"Shutting up now," he replied instantly.

"Good idea."

Thus, husband and wife started their journey as professional partners.


I hope that this is a more enjoyable read for those who didn't like my episode rewrite, and I hope that it is a more enjoyable writing experience for me, personally.

-AL