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Title: And Yet He Walks
Fandom: Bones
Category: Mini-fic Post-finale Reaction
Rating: K

I never, never, never write mini-fic.  And I never, never, never write fic immediately after an ep.  But these few lines wouldn't leave my head. ( I reserve the right to re-use them for real fic in the future.)

SPOILERS for Bones Finale

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Walking away from her is the hardest thing he’ll do this year.

Training men so young he sees Parker every time he looks into their eyes, knowing some of them won’t make it home, is hard. 

Cleaning sand from a weapon so it doesn’t fail in the face of an enemy that breathes to spill your blood, knowing your life and those of your comrades rests upon the removal of that sand, is hard.

Taking that first step onto the gritty tarmac at Ft. Bragg, the first humid breath of American air inhaled in a year, surrounded by families and waving flags and knowing there is not a face in the crowd for you, is hard.

But letting her hand, the fine bones belying the steel of her grip, slip from his, physically forcing himself to let go of the woman he loves, is the single most difficult act of his life. 

And yet he walks.
 
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Comments

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ama_blue
May. 21st, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
Guh. I feel like so many of the post-ep fics for this are going to leave me feeling gutted.

But letting her hand, the fine bones belying the steel of her grip, slip from his, physically forcing himself to let go of the woman he loves, is the single most difficult act of his life.

This was beautiful and so true, I think. Great ficlet.

Oh, and on a superficial note, I so agree with you that DB's hair at the end made him look that much more attractive. I wish he always wore his hair in a sidepart.
doc_3
May. 21st, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Like I said, this ficlet was a first for me. (I'm way too wordy in general for them).

And if he comes back next year and keeps the part? I'm a goner :)
tempertemper
May. 21st, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
OMG this is beautiful, Doc!

*weeps*

I officially love this episode even more if it inspires you to fic, btw ;)
doc_3
May. 21st, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
IKR? This must have been an epic episode if I wrote a ficlet right afterwards.

I'm glad you liked!
ayiana
May. 21st, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
Wimper.

This? Is perfect.

But it isn't really making me feel better, you know. :P

But letting her hand, the fine bones belying the steel of her grip, slip from his, physically forcing himself to let go of the woman he loves, is the single most difficult act of his life.

I agree with ama_blue. Perfect, if heartbreaking, line.
doc_3
May. 21st, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks hon.

I watched that had holding scene several times (who hasn't?) and I thought it looked like he almost pushed her hand out of his like he had to force himself to do it. And he definitely made himself walk away.

PS - Haven't forgotten about checking gmail this time! You will hear from me there later today :)
iam_space
May. 21st, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, doc. &hearts
doc_3
May. 21st, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Very off the cuff but sometimes those work out okay.
ggjunkie33
May. 22nd, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Angst angst angst! Yet I love it :)

Beautifully written, bb. ♥
doc_3
May. 22nd, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I think angst is going to be the order of the day for the next few months. But hopeful angst if that makes sense? Bring on the fics!
cupcakebean
May. 23rd, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
*sniffle* It's taken me a couple of days to be ready to read all the post-ep fic out there! This was so lovely and heartcrushing. Beautiful writing. ♥
doc_3
May. 23rd, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
Thanks. I just had to write something after watching that scene. I hope everyone gets they same urge - it will make the summer pass quickly.
labsquint
May. 23rd, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
I'm really enjoying these little post ep drabbles that are coming out. I'm still not happy with the end of the episode, but you guys are starting to convince me that it might be okay how Hart and Co. left things.

You show us the Booth I love here - the strong and courageous man, the one who does what needs doing because it's the right thing (I LOVE this Booth!). Such loneliness and heartache for him, yet he does it anyway because that's who he is.

All I can say is that after this kind of heartbreak for him and loneliness for both of them, Hart better fix this in September or I may have to hunt him down and hurt him... ;)

A wonderful drabble. Thank you for sharing it with us...
doc_3
May. 24th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
Thanks :)

I love this Booth too. The strong Booth that can do what's best and right even if it breaks his heart.

That's how I feel about this whole re-joining the Army thing. I feel like it's the last thing he wants to do but is doing it anyway because it's the right thing.

Yeah HH &Co. better make it all better in Sept!
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