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02 February 2009 @ 01:51 am
Bones Fic: Fear  
Title: Fear
Author: pharmduh
Characters: Booth/Brennan
Rating: K
Spoilers: 4x13: "Fire in the Ice"

Summary: She gets nervous when he falls down and doesn't get up.

This doesn't really qualify as a fic but it's all I could come up with.

Brennan is not afraid of many things. Her father once told her, we fear what we don’t know and she has built her life around knowledge.

By definition, then, fear is a byproduct of ignorance. It is mostly irrational. And it drives people to act irrationally.

This is what she tells herself as she (once again) kneels over Booth’s prone body on the ice and calls his name. He’ll be fine, he always is she thinks but it hits her anyway and she finds it hard to swallow.

This thing in her mind knocks the breath out of her lungs. Her fingers grow numb checking for blood. Her hand is shaking, she realizes. From the cold of course.

Of course.

It has always been there in the back of her mind – the fear of losing Booth. That’s all it usually is, a small niggling thought because Booth too has always been there. Guiding her through shades of gray and showing her the small things she misses through a microscope.

She has already subsisted without him for those endless days that led to his funeral. But knowing has not made it any easier.

She is still afraid of losing him, still afraid to contemplate a life without him because—

He opens his eyes and she can breathe again.


 
 
Current Mood: guiltyguilty
Current Music: Turin Brakes - Pain Killer
 
 
 
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pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! Your feedback is much appreciated. :o)
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pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Haha, I am glad you think so - thank you so much! :o)
doudoutedoudoute on February 2nd, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Wow! Please, if you are inspired, make a fic! This short lines were wonderfully written! =D
pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
I shall definitely get to it if inspiration strikes...but thank you for your encouragement and for reading. :o)
the sun comes up because the world turns: bb skatingtempertemper on February 2nd, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Of course it's fic! Ficlet ;)

Love:

Her father once told her, we fear what we don’t know and she has built her life around knowledge.

And adore the last paragraph, broken by him waking up.
pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
Haha, I love how there is a word for every form of writing, even if most of them are made up. Definitely using that next time :o)

Thank you for reading! That last paragraph was not me being lazy at all, nope...

PS. Your icon is amazing.
the sun comes up because the world turns: Nahtempertemper on February 4th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
LOL - lazy? Nah!

And thank you - I love the motion in it, but didn't make it - snag if you want just check my userpics for whoever made it :)
Mel: Bones - Booth/Brennan (hands)accordingtomel on February 2nd, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Wow! That was fantastic!! Beautiful and poignant drabble with an honest and accurate look into Brennan's mind. That was so great. Much love! :D
pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your kind words, really. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading and for the feedback. :o)

PS. Your icon is also amazing.
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pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :o)
just stole a poncho from a wooden indian: insteplizook12 on February 2nd, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is definitely a fic and a lovely one to boot.

You manage to convey so much in little words. I'm not sure I can choose a favorite part.

Ok, if forced to pick it would be: Her hand is shaking, she realizes. From the cold of course.

Of course.


♥ it. Thanks for sharing!
pharmduhpharmduh on February 4th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad it makes the cut! It's not on the same level as hundred page masterpieces that more diligent authors slave over but I'm not gonna argue semantics. :o)

Thank YOU for reading and leaving such wonderful feedback. Glad you enjoyed it. :o)
enigmaticblues: brennan leaningenigmaticblues on February 2nd, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
A very nice little glimpse into Brennan's head.
pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I am glad you thought so. Thanks for the feedback!
FreeSpiritbuffyangellvr23 on February 2nd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
oooh nice :)
pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks, glad you liked it. :o)
doc_3: BoothBrennandoc_3 on February 3rd, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Yay - glad to see you're back with fic! Really enjoyed your take on this little scene.
pharmduhpharmduh on February 3rd, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks Doc, it is good to be back with something even if it is only 200ish words haha.

As always, thank you for reading and for the feedback. :o)