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Writer’s Note: Thanks for all the alerts/feedback. Here it is, in its entirety. I hope you like it. Chapter 2 is in the works as we speak. I would like to thank RachaelRose94 for being my proofreader. Many thanks again. If anyone is looking for a proofreader drop her a line.
The End (of his anger & the last of her imperviousness)
Chapter 1- The Day Has Come
The day had come that he was no longer angry. Actually, he hadn’t been angry for a while now. Everyday from the day that he and Bones burnt their wish date the anger disappeared more and more. He knew he had to be ready for that date, yes he knew the date Bones wrote on her paper. Booth snuck a peak at what she wrote. So he made sure that by that date he was no longer angry. It had been the day he had been waiting for, since that day that he first saw her in the lecture hall, since his lips first connected with hers outside the bar in the rain. The day he had been waiting for, for almost seven years. The day has now come that they were actually going on a “real” date. They had gone on “dates” numerous times, but this one this one was going to be different. She was the first woman, the only woman that he had ever felt this strongly about. They have shared everything together, seen each other at their best and at their worse. He had never loved anyone like he loved her. She on the other hand didn’t know what it was at the time, but now she does and she loves him as well, just as much. How could two people be so connected, so in sync, but so different yet so one?
Both of them were nervous about this. Even though he was nervous, it was the happiest day in his life, besides that fateful day of the blizzard and they were stuck in the elevator due to the blackout. Before that day of the blizzard, he hadn’t had much to be happy about with everything that had transpired in the past months. Being stuck in the elevator having to try to catch a murderer wasn’t much fun, but the alone time with her when Sweets wasn’t bothering them was all worth getting those stadium seats. Now, he had two good memories of those seats. That night in his apartment was icing on the cake however sitting drinking beer, eating popcorn in the candlelight with his best friend, the love of his life and talking. Talking about the possibility of a “them” when he wasn’t angry anymore (which he wasn’t angry at her) and when she shed the last of her imperviousness. He talked her into writing down when that date might be, he wrote a date down as well and they burnt the papers together. Even though he does believe in fate, he snuck a peak at the date that she wrote. He didn’t want to leave anything to just pure chance anymore. It had taken them this long to get to this point. Being on the same page about their feelings, knowing they both felt the same way and wanted this. The journey was long and hard, nothing for them was easy. Why should this be any different? He just didn’t want to blow it this time. He counted the days down until the date she wrote on that piece of hot dog wrapper and now that day was here. They were going to give it a go.
The date she wrote down was here and she was about to give up her last bit of imperviousness. She was nervous about this “date” with Booth. It was Booth. She had been out with him numerous times. So why was tonight any different? Because it was! But really should it be? She needed to stop over thinking this. Booth said once, “Just turn off your brain and just be Temperance”. She was going to go with that advice. She needed to relax, this is what she wanted and she wanted to be a couple, a couple that was physically intimate with each other. Though she was still scared, since she knew how all of her relationships have ended and so did he. That was the one thing she could not handle if this was to be like all the others. This one would hurt the most if it did. There were no absolutes but one thing she was certain of that Booth was the only man she had ever felt this feeling for, this strong connection. She needed to stop analyzing, he would be coming to pick her up shortly and she needed to get ready.
The time had come. He was standing at her door. Butterflies in his stomach, you would have thought that this was the first time he had ever been out this beautiful woman before. They had been to bars, diners, restaurants and high end parties together. Tonight, though was different. Tonight they weren’t Booth and Brennan. Tonight they were Seeley and Temperance. He would be able to kiss her good night, if she was ok with it or touch her hand without Sweets psycho shrinking it. He took a deep breath and rang the door bell.
He heard her heels clacking on the hardwood floor as she approached the door. His heart started to thump harder inside his chest. The unlocking of the lock and then the door opening, he couldn’t do anything but look at his shoes. The soft light from her living room shining on his shoes was his cue that the door was fully opened. He raised his head slowing, his eyes starting at her heels and making their way up. He was speechless. Bones was absolutely stunning. He always thought she was beautiful, but tonight something was different. The only words that he could manage out were “Bones” as his eyes met hers.
There was something different in their gaze. As they got lost in the moment which they could do easily before, now there was something more in that gaze. Something that was always probably there, but they either both ignored or just denied it. That something was love. A love that neither one of them could deny. The strong bond, they were the center and now the center was completely whole.
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