"I love you Booth."
"I love you too, Bones."
We’ve been lucky enough to get a lot of ‘I love you’s from these two, but this is one of the sweetest.
Brennan is almost asleep (OK, passed out ;)) - so vulnerable and trusting — and so completely in love with Booth that it’s the last thing she thinks and feels before drifting off.
Those walls she spent years building up around herself have lost their relevance - she and Booth are building a rich, fulfilling life together. At last.
The Mystery in the Meat 9x10
She’s adorable and so casual when she doesn’t need to be all fluffed up.
Her Upfronts dress gets a 2nd life. Srsly, so great to see her being a natural beauty that doesn’t throw away a dress every day.
She was so in love with Booth already that losing him shattered her completely. She had to bury herself in work to survive. Once she realized he was still alive, the pain his “death” caused her frightened her enough that all they lost all the steps in the right direction they had already taken. This explains her obvious change from season 3 to season 4.
I blame the intensification of her fear squarely on Sweets.