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20 June 2007 @ 05:49 pm
Focus [Bones; Zack/Brennan]  
TITLE: Focus
PAIRING: Zack/Brennan-ish


"I mean, Sasha was very nice and seemingly perfect for me, but as soon as I kissed her, she stopped calling me."

Temperance Brennan sighed, swabbing a bullet hole in the skull of their newest victim. "Any chance you could focus on those saw marks on the left femur, Zack?"

"Maybe I'm a bad kisser," Zack pondered, frowning thoughtfully while he leaned folded arms on their examining table. "Or I have bad breath." Distraught, he looked up at his mentor. "Do I have bad breath?"

"No, you don't, Zack," she sighed, never taking her eyes from the skull. "Focus, please. You're the only person here with me tonight, so since that makes us a two-person team, I need you to focus so we can solve this within a decent amount of time."

But Zack didn't hear her. "No, you're right. It couldn't possibly be my breath. I'm constantly eating Mentos, and I keep a roll of LifeSavers mints in my coat pocket sometimes. Maybe it's--"

"Alright." She set down the skull and walked to the other side of the table, grabbing her assistant by the shoulders and straightening him up, forcing him to meet her eyes. Firmly, she said, "I want you to understand this is the only time I'm ever going to do this, and it's only for the purpose of getting you to focus on work."

He furrowed his brows. "Doctor Brennan, what--"

Temperance leaned in and kissed her assistant before he could finish his question. It wasn't a long kiss, nor was it deep or passionate. Their lips clung, and his just barely started to respond before she pulled away.

Temperance raised her eyebrows at him, noting the uncharacteristic blank look on his features. Zack never had a blank face. Blowing right past it, she told him, "You're not a bad kisser, Zack. And you don't have bad breath. Sometimes, when two people kiss, the spark just isn't there." She turned and went back to her skull.

Zack, in the meantime, was busy touching his tingling lips. "It isn't?"

"No." She shrugged one shoulder as she leaned down to inspect the victim's skull. "Or sometimes, only one person feels the spark."

He stared at her. "But the other doesn't."


He nodded, casting his eyes to his shoes. "Right."

"So, let's focus on work now."

Zack was positive that was now going to be an impossible feat, but he listened to his mentor and turned his eyes to the victim.


Dedication: to ataea for the First Kiss meme!
{x-posted to 206_bones}
She was mean and she had seashells in her hair!: bones : brennan : noirdollsome on June 21st, 2007 08:46 am (UTC)
Aww, Zaaaaaaaaack!

Perfect. :D
a.: D/E; just me and you;regalish on June 21st, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
*giggle* Glad ya liked this one too! I love Zack. I kinda miss season one Zack, though. He was so.... squinty and neurotic. Much more than he is now :D
Paula: Jack/Zach - Angerwillowwood on June 28th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
LMAO great story.
a.: A; nothing comes easily;regalish on June 28th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, thanks much!
l100meganium on April 15th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
Booth/Brennan is my OTP, but I'm so in love with Zack, and therefore I am in love with Zack/Brennan. His naive infatuation with her is just too adorable for words. You have made me a happy fangirl. :D