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"Neal Baker." A tall man with shaggy auburn hair greeted them as Booth and Brennan walked past the yellow tape. "This is my explosives technician, James Powell. The building was supposed to be demolished two months ago, but budget cut backs and everything it was put off. Jimmy and me were going through setting the explosives and doing a last sweep of the building when we found it."
"It?" Brennan asked.
"A body." James said.
"If you could even call it that." Neal added as he led them to the door of the building. "It's on the 11th floor in the middle of the hallway. You can't miss it. The smell and…." He trailed off disgusted with remembering the look of the body.
"Thanks." Booth said as he and Brennan started their walk up to the remains. "How're you feeling?" He asked as she walked beside him making her look at him confused. "You know with the hormones and sickness and stuff." He explained.
"I am fine. It seems my hormones have yet to throw my body into disarray." She told him as they reached the third floor. Booth went silent as he watched her walk ahead of him taking the stairs slightly faster than he was. By the eighth floor they were both starting to wear down and at the ninth floor they stopped to rest.
"Who takes a body up eleven flights of stairs?" Booth asked. "They couldn't of just leave it on the first floor for us?" He breathed out as Brennan looked at him confused. "Let's just get this over with." He said and the two continued their walk up the last two flights coming out to see FBI technicians walking all around. Brennan walked down the hall to find the Skeletal remains with little left of the soft tissue while a large stain could be seen around the remains. "What do you think, Bones?"
"Brow ridge and the Pelvis suggest Female. Approximately 35 to 40 years old. Her bones have extensive damage; I'll be able to determine from what when I look at them back at the lab." She said looking up from where she knelt. She leaned forward farther to look at the remains more closely only to have the floor suddenly give way. She started to fall before Booth grabbed her arm to stop her. He pulled her back up and onto the solid floor as she held onto him tightly.
"You okay, Bones?" Booth asked as she slowly let go and other agents and technicians came running.
"Yes. I'm fine." She said taking a deep breath to calm her adrenalin crazed body. "The remains fell…" She said as she went to look through the hole only to have Booth pull her back.
"Bones." He scolded. "The floor is weak; don't go looking after you almost fell through." He said before he stood and helped her to her feet. "Box it up and ship it all to the Jeffersonian." He told the others as he and Brennan started on their way out of the building. Once at the car he opened the passenger side for and she sat in the seat while he looked at the cuts she had gotten on her arm.
"Booth, I'm fine. It's just a few scratches." She said taking her arm back.
"I know Bones, but you could have gotten hurt worse." He said worriedly.
"But I didn't. Can we just go back to the lab so when the remains get there I can start?" She asked getting frustrated with how he was acting. He sighed before he got into the car and they went towards the lab. Letting her out in front of the Jeffersonian she told him she would call him when she found something and went in to wait for the remains while he went to his office.
It took an hour for the remains to reach the lab. The team jumped into action. They laid the remains out and started their work. Brennan was the last one standing at the remains as she went over every detail before having Wendell clean the bones. Hodgins was sifting through the debris and the items found at the scene trying to finds everything he could, Cam was working on talking with police and the media while Angela was in her office with Michael. She was not supposed to be back to work but she could not seem to just go home and sit around. Besides, she knew they were going to need her to do a reconstruction. Five hours after the remains arrived at the Jeffersonian Angela decided to go see how everyone was doing while Michael slept. She wandered into see her husband finally done sifting and was onto analyzing.
"Hey." She said as she walked in making him look up from his microscope.
"Hey, I thought you were going home."
"It's to calm and quiet. I guess I miss the noise and rush around here." She smiled as she walked over and kissed him. "Have you found anything yet?"
"I found tons of stuff."
"Anything useful for the case?" She asked making him smile as he looked over the table that had fifteen things laid out. "Right."
"I heard Brennan's in the bone room working on the skull."
"The one that was crushed by the floor landing on top of it? The same floor that gave way and almost had her fall too?"
"She's fine Angie. You know how she is."
"I know but it doesn't mean I can't worry." She smiled as she leaned against him as he went back to work and the two spoke about what he found.
"I found the victim." Booth said as he walked into Brennan's office. "Danielle Stevens. 36 years old, she was a patient at the Edgewood Psychiatric Hospital. Sweets is on his way here and then we'll head over and check things out there." Brennan nodded as she got up from behind her desk to grab her bag before she dropped it and ran towards the bathroom. She ran passed Sweets as Booth sighed picking up her bag and waiting for her to come out.
"Is Dr. Brennan sick?" Sweets asked as he walked over to Booth.
"She ran through the lab and into the bathroom. I've never seen her do that ever." He looked at Booth as he looked towards eh bathrooms. "Maybe she should go home and rest."
"Yeah." Booth said as Brennan walked out of the bathroom. "Stay here Sweets." He said before he walked towards Brennan and led her into her office where he shut the door.
"Booth we have to go." She protested as she saw him shut the door. "What?"
"Bones maybe you should stay here and relax."
"No, Booth. There's no reason that I have to be left behind to wait for you and Sweets to interrogate the people at the hospital."
"We aren't interrogating anyone yet. We're just going to talk to them, and you just ran through the lab to throw up."
"I'm fine. It was just my Hormones starting to act up."
"You don't look like you're fine." He said making her look away slightly angry and slightly thankful that he was pushing the issue. "Stay and relax for a bit, I'll let you know what we find out." He said as she walked off to the side with him following. He glanced at the window and saw Sweets watching as Brennan walked over to the couch. Booth slowly moved over and shut the blinds before walking over to Brennan.
"Why are you pushing the issue?" She asked looking up at him.
"Because you're not going to be able to go out to talk to these people feeling like this and besides Sweets will be with us and you know how he is." He said before he saw her sigh in defeat. "Lay down and rest for a little while."
"Fine, but only this once." She said making him nod before he dipped his head and captured her lips quickly. The two pulled away slowly to look into the others eyes. "You will get us caught if you do that here." She said softly making him smirk as he kissed her again.
"The blinds are closed, no one can see." He said making her shake her head.
"You should go before Sweets starts asking questions that we aren't ready to answer." She told him as he nodded before she leaned up and gave him a kiss. "Now go. We still need to talk tonight, don't forget."
"I wouldn't forget." He said before walking out to join Sweets.
"She's staying?" Sweets asked shocked as Booth walked over and started leading the way out.
"What? How did you manage that?" Booth looked away slightly as they got to car. This was going to be a long trip.
"I told her she needed to stay. She was sick and shouldn't be wandering around with us." He said hopping the young psychologist would stop there.
"She have the flu or something?"
"I don't know, Sweets." Booth said frustrated and the man looked at him and nodded as they both fell silent for the remainder of the trip.
Booth did not get back to the Jeffersonian until eight that night. He walked in with Sweets still following him as the others in the lab headed home. Booth was becoming more and more frustrated with Sweets and all he did was talking about why Brennan would be sick and what she should do and if Booth knew anything that was going on. Booth sighed as they reached the door to her office. He stopped and turned to look at Sweets.
"What are you doing?" He asked Sweets who shrugged.
"I want to see if she's feeling any better." Booth shook his head as he opened the door knowing that if he tried to talk the young doctor into leaving he would know something was going on. They walked in to see Brennan lying on the couch sleeping.
"Should we wake her?" Sweets asked softly.
"I'll let her sleep a little bit more and then wake her. You head home." Booth said trying to make it sound as nonchalant as possible.
"Let me know if you need anything." Sweets said before leaving as Booth let out a sigh of relief before walking over to Brennan.
"Bones." He said before he reached out to wake gently her. "Bones, wake up." He said as she started to wake up. She looked up at him before she sat up and rubbed her eyes.
"What time is it?" She asked.
"Little after eight. Come on, let's get something to eat and then get you home." She sat for a minute before she took off to the bathroom again leaving Booth to grab her bag and put all of her files into it before grabbing her jacket and walking out to meet her as she came out of the bathroom. "You okay?" he asked as she nodded.
"Did you get my-"
"I grabbed all of your files you had on your desk." He said making her look at him before smirking. "Come on. We'll stop and get some take out on the way home." She agreed as the two walked out of the lab shutting the lights off.
Booth sat with Brennan as his apartment eating their food at his kitchen table as Brennan tried to stifle a yawn. Booth smirked before he went into the bedroom and came out with a pair of pajama pant and an old sweatshirt.
"Thank you." She said softly feeling exhausted.
"Finish up and then get changed, you want the bed?" He asked. Since the first time they had only discussed becoming a couple, toying with the idea and intimate moments such as a simple kiss in her office but every time they seemed to try to share the same bed it only turned into an all-night event.
"No Booth. You're back gets thrown out when you sleep on the couch for a few hours, you can't sleep on the couch." She said waking up enough to argue.
"Bones, you're exhausted, and pregnant. you can't be sleeping on the couch." Booth said looking at her like, she was crazy, suggesting that he sleep in his bed while she was on the couch.
"Then why don't we share the bed?" She offered as he looked at her. Not sure if sharing the bed was the best idea, considering that every time they have in the last two months they wound up sharing their feelings intimately.
"Bones…" He trailed off.
"Booth." She said giving him a look he knew he wasn't going to argue against. He sighed in defeat as he shook his head with a smirk. "Booth we need to talk." She said before he looked at her quickly.
"Bones let's wait until we're not tried to talk about this stuff."
"We need to talk about it and with how we have been getting cases recently it does not appear we will have any time free to have enough sleep to be able to discuss what we need to." She said looking at him as he watched her knowing she was right.
"Okay, fine we'll talk a little bit and then sleep and talk more lately. How's that?" He watched her think about her options before nodding and looking at him. "You can start it off."
"What is between us? Where do we stand? With our relationship?" She asked trying to be clear with what she was asking. Booth looked at her and took a breath.
"We talked about trying us out before. Do you want to try?" He countered as she looked at him with those blue eyes he loved so much.
"I would be open to the option." She nodded. "We have basically started a romantic relationship anyway." She said making Booth's lips twitch slightly. "What about living conditions?"
"What would you like to do?" He turned the question around as she looked back at him as she took a deep breath letting it out slowly. "Why don't we leave that one for another time?" He offered, as she nodded, neither really knowing what they wanted to do in that case.
"Do you want to tell everyone about us? About the child?"
"Well we can't tell about one without telling about the other." Brennan nodded agreeing that they would have to confess all if they were to tell their friends. "We should at least wait until after things have calmed down around the lab with this case and Angela and Hodgins' kid." She gave another nod.
"What about the FBI? I know they have rules about relationships between agents or agents with consultants." She asked worried that things could get hard.
"Don't worry about the FBI. I'm sure we'll figure something out." He stood up and walked over to the seat she was sitting in. She spun in her seat to face him before he leaned in closer. "Let's get some sleep. We have that case to solve." He said softly before he leaned down to kiss her sweetly. "We have to talk with the family tomorrow anyway." He said softly as she nodded.
"I know." She sighed as he took a step back so she could go change in the bathroom while he changed in his room and the two crawled into bed laying on their backs looking at the ceiling. "Booth?" She asked as they lay side by side, neither wanting to touch afraid that it would send them off into another one of their romantic nights together.
"Hm?" He turned his head to look at her as she rolled onto her side to look at him.
"Do you believe that parental abilities are learned or just known?" She asked as he looked at her slightly confused before he reached out pulling her closer, seeing the worry in her eyes.
"Bones…." He whispered. "You're going to be a great mother." He said softly as she cuddled up to his side, laying her head on his chest with an arm across his abdomen holding him tight.
"How can you be sure? I have very little interaction with children and I am not capable of communicating on their level as I am often found to only confuse them." She protested.
"It's just something I know. Some of it is learning as you go, but when you see the little baby growing up in your arms you instantly can understand what to do." He explained to her as she nodded slowly. "Besides you were good with that baby, Andy, on one of our cases a few years ago. And you're great with Parker." He said kissing the top of her head. "Don't worry about any of that. Just get some sleep." He whispered as he ran a hand soothingly over her arm.
The next morning Booth woke up to the rays of sun shining into the room. He took a deep breath smelling the sweet scent of Brennan's shampoo as she still lay sleeping with her head on his chest. Booth glanced at the alarm clock on his nightstand and sighed. It was almost time for them to wake up and get to work. Taking another deep breath he decided to untangle himself from Brennan's arms before he got his shower and started the coffee before he went to wake Brennan who was still sleeping soundly, cuddled against his pillow. He walked over and reached out to wake her.
"Bones." He leaned in closer. "Bones, you have to get up." He saw her eyes flutter open to look at him before shutting as she took a deep breath. "Come on, we get this case solved and you can sleep all you want." He smirked making her look up at him and roll onto her back.
"You're right." She said before she climbed from the bed to get her clean clothes from her bag she kept at the lab in case she stayed to work over night. Booth went back to the kitchen and waited for her to come out.
"We'll get this case solved and then we can relax a bit." He said. "How you feeling?" he asked.
"Fine. I am hoping I do not have to be sick today." She said looking at him hopeful before they got their things and left dropping her at the lab before he drove to his office.