Hey! Happy Friday! Here’s a question for you:
If Vincent hadn’t died, causing Booth to insist that Brennan should (okay, okay…WOULD) stay at his apartment (and to be fair, she agreed of her own free will), therefore causing Brennan to be upset and approach Booth, causing her to ask if she could lean on his shoulder, causing him to say yes, and them both to fall back onto the bed, etc, etc, etc… If that hadn’t happened, and (while I hate the use the word stalemate) if there hadn’t been any major forward movement between Booth and Brennan, which one of them would have been the first to make that move?
Would it have been Booth who, after growing in confidence that Brennan’s words of always standing beside him and affections of talking about making love being quite satisfying, decides to make a move? Or would it have been Brennan who, after waiting as long as she thinks is necessary, decides to make something more happen?
Obviously we’re getting into fiction here (okay, okay…it’s ALL fiction, haha), and it’s moot in that what happened has already happened and there’s not room for debate there. But…if it hadn’t, then who do you think would have been the one to take the next step.
Also interesting to me is that after B&B seemed to really be on the move toward one another, everyone else pretty much laid off in that department. I can’t think of too many times AFTER Blackout in the Blizzard where Sweets was up in their business, and likewise, until Brennan told Angela what had happened in HitH, there wasn’t really a time when Angela was needling Brennan ,right? Refresh my memory if I’m wrong. Had everyone else given up, and is THAT what helped B&B relax a bit?
Peace, Love & Bones, ~S