A Family Threatened

A Phone Call and A Rifle

Chapter 2

Brennan leaned away from the remains on the table as her stomach began to churn. Wendell was the intern helping her and Cam with the remains. Cam looked at Brennan as she took a breath and tried to calm her stomach before continuing to work. She leaned back down and continued her work before she turned on her heels and took off across the platform, down the stairs, and to the bathroom while pulling her gloves off along the way. Cam and Wendell looked at each other confused as Booth walked in. He swiped his card and joining the two on the platform.

"What's with the looks?" He asked making Wendell return to work before Cam looked at Booth.

"Is Dr. Brennan sick?" Cam asked making Booth look at her. "This is the second time today she had to run to the bathroom to get sick. She's been like that the last two weeks." Booth looked towards the bathroom knowing why Brennan was getting sick but not wanting to say anything to Cam.

"Why would I know?" He scoffed as Cam shook her head.

"Just wondering if you knew what was going on with her. She seems to tell you a lot more than anyone else, I figured you would know."

"She hasn't told me anything." He said. "You find anything about this guy?" He asked changing the subject before something was said.

"Nothing much. We just started our examination. I'll finish with the soft tissue and then I'll give the remains to Dr. Brennan. Until then maybe she should lay down if she's not feeling well." Booth nodded.

"I'll go talk to her." He said walking off the platform and over to the Bathrooms where Brennan was walking out. Cam watched as he stopped in front of her and started talking as Brennan put her hand to her forehead shaking her head. Booth and she started walking as he placed his hand on her lower back to guide her to her office. Cam's eyes went wide as she saw him say something as he opened her door for her making Brennan smile.

"Oh my god." Cam said standing straight and looking at the two walk into the office.

"What is it, Dr. Saroyan?" Wendell asked concerned.

"Uh… it's nothing. Move the remains into the autopsy room for me." She said as she pulled her gloves off and started on her way towards Brennan's office. As she got to the door, Booth was coming out.

"Did you find out what was going on?" She asked making him look at her before shaking his head. "I know you're lying Seeley. I am in charge of the lab; I need to know what's going on with my people." Booth glanced back at Brennan who was lying on her couch with her eyes closed. "Seeley." Cam said before Booth shut the office door and they walked over to her office. "What's going on?"

"Bones…. She's not going to feel herself for a while, Camille."

"Why?" She asked simply making Booth take a breath and glance at the doorway.

"Because, Camille… she's pregnant." He said making her eyes go wide. "She doesn't want anyone to know, so keep it to yourself." He said and watched her stare at him.

"Why wouldn't she want anyone to know? She announced it when she wanted one before you had your brain surgery. I wasn't aware she was even dating. Usually everyone knows about everyone."

"Just keep it quiet. If word gets out about it the guy….. They could get into trouble." He said and turned to leave.

"It's you." He heard making him turn and look at her trying to stay calm.

"What?" He asked as she walked closer to him.

"You and her…. it's yours isn't it?" She asked making him look back at the doorway. "Seeley." She said making him sigh.

"Yeah, Camille. Now keep it quiet." He said watching as a bright smile spread across her face as she stared at him. "What are you looking at me like that for?"

"It's about damn time. A rock could even tell you and her loved each other. What are you going to do about the FBI?" She asked as he took a deep breath.

"Cam, you have to keep this quiet. The FBI will terminate our partnership if this gets to them."

"Wasn't Dr. Sweets telling you two to get together before? Why would they terminate the partnership if their psychologist told you to do it in the first place?" She asked making Booth look at her for a moment before he smirked.

"You may have just saved my job." He smirked before walking away. He walked down to see Angela in her office with a little crib to the side where Michael was sleeping. She had come back to work the week after Brennan had visited her and Booth knew Angela would be the only one who would know about Brennan's pregnancy since they were closer than sisters were.

"Hey, Booth." She said as he walked in hearing soft lullaby music.

"Hey Ange. How's the little man liking it here?" He asked as he walked over looking at the sleeping baby.

"He's doing better here than he was at home." She smiled. "How's Brennan? I've been stuck in here all day." She said unhappily.

"She's lying down in her office." He said turning to her as she shuffled through her office and handed him a box of crackers.

"These help." She said with a smile. "Everyone is going to start asking questions, you know."

"Yeah, I just got done talking with Cam." He said taking the box of crackers. "Let's just hope we can stop this before it gets out of hand." He said with a smile before leaving and walking back to Brennan. "Angela said these help." He told her and handed her the box. He sat in a chair as she started eating.

"I'm eating what I should and I'm still having morning sickness." She said with a sigh. "The others are starting to ask questions now too." She said and watched Booth nod.

"I know. I talked to Cam."

"She knows, doesn't she?" She said more of a statement than a question as Booth nodded. "There's no way to keep this quiet, Booth. It's not just the morning when I'm getting sick."

"I know. Just relax, Bones. Cam said something that could work for us." He smirked. "Sweets was the one who told us to try. He told us to try us. The FBI can't do anything since their psychologist is the one who told us to go ahead."

"So they can't do anything to you or break our partnership because of this?"

"I don't think so, but until I find out for sure we should still try to wait to tell people." Brennan nodded as she sighed putting the box of crackers on the table and sitting back up. "Feeling better?"

"Yes." She said before Booth moved to sit next to her making her give a small smile. "Thank you." She said as she leaned her head onto his shoulder.

"Anytime." He smirked before his phone rang. "Booth…..Yeah…. Thanks" he said before hanging up.

"What's wrong?" She asked looking at his angry face.

"Broadsky escaped." He said before he stood up with Brennan behind him as they went to find Cam. "Get extra security here now." Booth said as he and Brennan walked into the autopsy room where she was working with Wendell. Booth turned to walk out leaving Brennan to explain.

"What's going on?" Cam asked confused.

"Broadsky escaped." Brennan said worried before she left the room to find Booth talking on his phone he started walking back to Brennan's office before he hung up. "Booth, we have to find him before he starts killing people. You know him, Booth. Where would he go?" She asked.

"He's going to come after me." He said as he tried to think. "Bones I want you to stay here." He said making her look at him as she shook her head.


"Bones he's going to come after me and he doesn't care who's in the way."

"Booth, I am not staying here while you go out and could be killed. He knows who is close to you, he knows where to find each one and he will try to kill them. I'm safer with you." She said as tears started to gather in her eyes. "You went off to get Broadsky and he almost killed you last time. Please, Booth. I…. I.." He pulled her to him quickly as the tears started to stream down her face.

"Okay." He said as he held her tight. "Okay, don't worry." He said softly as she cried into his chest.

"Booth, I can deal with a lot of things but….. If Broadsky… If he kills you…." She trailed off.

"I know, Bones. It's okay now." He whispered as he kissed the top of her head. "Let's go to my office and get the files. We'll get him." He said as he pulled back to look at her and wiped the tears from her cheeks. She nodded as he pulled her back into a hug.

"I know. I just….. My hormones have been making me much more emotional than I should be." She said softly making him smirk.

"It's okay, Bones. Sometimes you need to just let yourself go. Come on, let's get this bastard again." He said as she nodded and hung her lab jacket up before the two left.

"Agent Booth." Sweets said as he walked into Booth's office two days later. Brennan was sitting in a chair to the side going over several files as Booth sat at his Desk doing the same thing. "I heard Broadsky's got out. He's going to be looking for revenge."

"Yeah, that's a great job on the update, Sweets." Booth said as he went back to reading the files.

"Booth." Brennan scolded making him look at her before sighing.

"You have insight on him?" Booth asked as Sweets looked between the two.

"Well…. He's definitely going to be looking for targets. And he's going to come after you eventually."

"He needs a rifle first." Booth said looking at Sweets who nodded. "So first we need to track down where he would get a rifle." Booth looked back at his papers on his desk.

"You will most likely know the person he'll be going to. He's going to try to hit you as much as he can before actually going after you." Booth sat back in his seat. "Was there anyone you were particularly close with?" Booth sat and started thinking of all the men in the Army he had worked with.

"One of my spotters." He said. "Let's go." He stood up and started walking to the door as Brennan followed.

"You know where he lives?"

"Yeah." Booth and Brennan left and started on their way to the spotter's place.

"Bones, stay in the car." He said as they pulled towards the house and saw two men fighting.


"Please, just stay in the car." He said as he pulled his gun and she nodded. He climbed out of the car and started making his way around the house to get closer to the two men. Once he was close and in cover, he pointed his gun. "Broadsky." he said making the two men stop and look at Booth.

"I wasn't expecting to see you yet, Seeley." He said with a smile.

"You move, I'll fire." Booth said making Broadsky smile and look at the other man a second before he had his arm wrapped around his neck and was hiding behind the man's body, making sure even his head was hidden behind the man.

"You don't have the nerve to kill me through someone." He taunted as he moved closer to Booth. Once close enough Broadsky plunged a knife into the man's side and threw him towards Booth who caught him and laid him down at Broadsky took off. As soon as he was out of sight, Brennan climbed from the truck and ran over.

"Matt." Booth said as he put pressure on the wound.

"Booth." He heard making him look over at Brennan as she ran over and knelt beside him.

"I told you to stay in the car." Booth said upset.

"He's gone, there's no reason for me to be locked in the car. I called the ambulance. They should be here soon." She said as they heard the sirens.

"They're down the road." Matt said with a chuckle. "I'll be fine." He said as Booth smirked and shook his head as the Ambulance pulled up in the driveway and the paramedics ran out to them and started their work as a police car pulled up and Brennan and Booth were called over.

"Special agent Booth and this is my partner Dr. Temperance Brennan." Booth said showing his id. "We're on the trail of an escaped criminal. We showed up to see the two men fighting and in order to get away he stabbed him and took off." Booth explained as the paramedics walked past them with Matt on the stretcher.

"Seeley, get my rifle, he'll come back for it." Matt said as they loaded him into the ambulance.

"Rifle?" The officer asked as Booth turned to look at the house.

"We were in the army together. He has a sniper rifle that all of us got, it's what Broadsky is after." Booth said as he turned to walk into the house with Brennan following with the officer. Booth walked through the kitchen and into the dining room where he saw a window open. He slowly walked around the corner to where he knew the guns were and saw one missing.

"Booth?" Brennan said making him turn to look at him. "The knife." She said pointing off to the side. He pulled a handkerchief from his pocket and handed it to her to pick it up before he went to look at the guns again.

"Damn it." He said making Brennan look at him. "He got in and took it while we were busy." He said angrily.

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