Pairing: Temperance Brennan/Seeley Booth
Fic Title: As Empty As the Inside of Me
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 // AU from "Wannabe in the Weeds"
Genre: Drama, Romance
Why This Must Be Read: This story is based on the premise that Booth is 'dead' for longer than the two weeks between the shooting and his funeral, and shows how Brennan deals with the death of her best friend. Miss Margaret captures Brennan's voice perfectly, as well as showing us a logical way these events could have played out had a few things happened just a little differently. The prose here is absolutely beautiful and every character (even the original ones) are completely in character. The progression of Booth and Brennan's relationship is paced wonderfully and feels neither rushed nor like things are moving too slow. This is a long fic (10 longish chapters), so I would block out a decent amount of time to read it. And if you like it, I'd suggest you check out Miss Margaret's other B/B fics, which are all amazing in their own right.