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Dr Temperance Brennan

I Want To Say I've Moved On, Just Like You Have. But I'm Never Going To. I'll Always Take A Bullet For You

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by ChinaSorrows

Description

Dr. Temperance Brennan is in her thirties. She has shoulder length brunette hair, with average hazel eyes. She is approximately 5'5, and considered reasonably pretty, although not distinctly. Most commonly seen wearing a neat black suit, accompanied by a white blouse and sensible flat shoes. It is extremely rare to find her wearing anything other, and also without a case file or laptop bag.

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Personality

Bones is a brilliant anthropologist that lacks social skills. Her social ineptitude is especially apparent when it comes to pop culture jokes and sarcasm, which she often interprets very literally, or else she responds with the phrase "I don't know what that means." An example of this is when she mistakes Will Ferrell for Colin Farrell.

She had a difficult adolescence, and it is implied that her withdrawn social tendencies are a defense mechanism. She also sometimes struggles in identifying and explaining her emotions, and takes comfort in the rationality of her anthropologic discipline.

Bones is a self proclaimed atheist and often points out what she believes to be the irrationality of religious and spiritual beliefs. This has led to more than one argument with Booth, who is a devout Roman Catholic; he becomes particularly irate when she compares less common religions, such as voodoo, to Christianity.

She became a vegetarian after seeing how pigs were slaughtered.

Despite all this, significant changes in her personality have occured, such as her thinking has gradually become less rigid. She is now also able to distinguish the difference between accuracy and truth. She is also able to put aside her rationality to support her friends in sometimes irrational pursuits, such as Angela's quest to raise money to save a pig from slaughter. Her sensitivity and empathy towards others are also much improved, seen quite strongly when she comforts Booth's grandfather, and when she attends a funeral so that the victim's mother won't be alone.

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She is trained in three types of martial arts, has hunting licenses in four states, and has a legally-registered gun.

Bones is also a trained amateur highwire performer, and speaks at least seven other languages, including Spanish, French, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Norwegian , and German. She has also admitted to knowing a bit of Russian and has stated that she can say "skull" in nearly every language.

History

Temperance "Bones" Brennan is a board-certified forensic anthropologist who works in the Medico-Legal lab at the fictional Jeffersonian Institute in Washington D.C. She received her Ph.D degree from Northwestern University. Although it is implied that most of her work at the lab was related to either long-dead bodies or victims of genocide her occasional contract work for the FBI shifted the focus of her work. She was paired with FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, and helped to solve two difficult cases; since then, they have worked together almost exclusively on modern-day murder cases. Bones works with a group of other well-qualified colleagues, including the entomologist Jack Hodgins, coroner Camille Saroyan, forensic artist Angela Montenegro, and a host of eager graduate students. Booth refers to her crew of colleagues as "squints", because they come to crime scenes and squint at evidence. He is also responsible for her nickname, "Bones".

Although the character of Temperance "Bones" Brennan seemed to have a relatively normal childhood, her parents disappeared when she was 15 years old. Her older brother, Russ, was unable to care for her, and she was put in the foster care system. Her time in foster care was quite traumatic, and Bones indicated that she was once locked in a truck for two days because she broke a plate.

It is later revealed that her parents, who were bank robbers, changed the family's identity after they testified against some other bank robbers; Bones' birth name was actually Joy Keenan. Her mother (real name Ruth Keenan, known under the assumed identity of Christine Brennan) had hoped to someday return to her children and family, but made a tape for Brennan to watch on her 16th birthday in case that never happened. Bones and her team at the Jeffersonian later discovered that Ruth/Christine was murdered in 1993, two years after she and her husband went on the run. Her father, Max Keenan, re-entered Bones' life when she and her brother were being threatened by an old acquaintance, Deputy Director Kirby. Max evades capture after killing Kirby, and takes Bones' brother Russ into hiding to protect him. Later, Max allows Booth to arrest him in order to improve his relationship with his daughter. At trial, Max is acquitted of murdering Director Kirby, and he begins to rebuild his life. He temporarily works at the Jeffersonian, although Bones is concerned about a convicted felon having access to a lab that investigates crimes.

Key Aspect of Dr. Brennan's life: Agent Seeley Booth
FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth is Brennan's partner, and the principal liaison between the Jeffersonian and law enforcement agencies. Although his working style initially clashed with Brennan's, they have since become full-fledged partners. Many of her associates see their relationship as far more than 'just partners', although they seem to remain oblivious. Booth and Brennan have repeatedly risked their safety to save each other, including when Booth took a bullet meant for Brennan. The relationship between Brennan and Booth has often become strained when either partner has a significant other. For example, Booth was quite irritable when Brennan dated Agent Sully, and their relationship was also strained when Booth's brother Jared was showing an interest in Brennan.

When Brennan decided that she wanted to have a baby, she asked Booth if he would be the sperm donor. He agrees to Brennan's request at first, but subsequently struggles with the thought of not being involved in the life of his prospective child. Eventually he tells Brennan he cannot let her have his child if he is not allowed to be a father to it. Soon thereafter it is discovered that he has a (benign) brain tumour. He has to undergo surgery, and when he awakens, he initially suffers from amnesia, not knowing who Brennan is. Although he does eventually regain his memories, the issue of a child has not been brought up since.

The pair have constantly denied that their relationship was anything more than friendly professionalism, but recently they admitted to Dr. Sweets that they kissed and nearly spent the night together after their very first case together.

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After this discussion, Booth attempted to convince Brennan to give a relationship a try. However, she declined, telling him that she, unlike him, is not a gambler, and isn't able to take that kind of a chance. They have subsequently attempted to date other people, although the fact that Booth once comments that he regards Brennan as his 'standard' for other women suggests that he, at least, has not completely moved on. Brennan does admit to her best friend Angela Montenegro that as time has gone on, she is unsure if she wants to keep doing consulting work for the FBI, citing that she is tired of murderers, victims, and is constantly worried that something will happen to Booth and she will be unable to save him.

Brennan and Booth parted ways for a year - he went to Afghanistan while she leaft for the Maluku Islands in Indonesia - but they promised to meet, one year from that day, at the coffee cart by the reflecting pool

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A Year On- Brennan has returned, ready for Booth, Only to find he's moved on. There's someone new for him, and Brennan is left in the cold. But he's nowhere near over her

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So begins...

Dr Temperance Brennan's Story

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Dr Temperance Brennan wandered into the bar, frowning slightly. This wasn't somewhere she would usually visit. She slid onto a bar stool, shifting uncomfortably. She glanced around, sighing as her phone beeped into life. Hitting the answer button, she listened to the unhappy voice. "Oui... Oui. D'accord" she hung up, replacing the phone in her pocket. Although her accent was clearly american, she had opted for French in that particular conversation, an assocciate in Montreal.

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Dr Temperance Brennan shuffled into the bar awkwardly, an oversized laptop bag tangled around her arm and shoulder. She heaved it onto a bar stool, and began untangling it from her wrist. "Stupid thing" she muttered, dropping her arm down in a strop. It remained bent at the elbow however, the strap of her bag holding her arm like a sling would.

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Dr Temperance Brennan "Nope. I'm-just-fine" she stated defiantly, yanking her arm free and catching the bag before it tumbled. "See" she nodded, sighing

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Dr Temperance Brennan dragged another stool beside the one holding her bag, with all her usual grace, before sitting down. She ordered a glass of fresh orange, glancing at the woman. "It has a laptop in it. Hence it is a laptop bag" she piped up, the words coming across as sarcastic, yet Brenna hadn't meant them that way

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Dr Temperance Brennan frowned slightly, wondering how someone hadn't seen many laptop bags. They were common. Shrugging it off, she began rifling through her bag, pulling out a current case file. Opening it on the bar top, she began flicking through thoughtfully

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Dr Temperance Brennan glanced down as she felt something on her leg. She grimaced down at the...thing. God, she hated kids. "Don't you belong to someone?" she asked, moving her leg away. So she wasn't great at being helpful. In fact, she wasn't great at hiding her feelings.

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Dr Temperance Brennan glanced at Orsa, looking slightly startled. She looked back at the small thing that had spoken again. "You should... talk to...her" she jabbed a finger in Faye Tierra's direction.

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Dr Temperance Brennan "What do you mean, artifacts?" she questioned, tilting her head slightly. She narrowed her eyes curiously

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Dr Temperance Brennan scrolled through her phone as she came to a stop outside the bar. She glanced at it, grimacing slightly and double checking the name of the bar she had recieved in a text earlier that evening. 'Yep. Definately right' she mused to herself, pushing the door carefully. She glanced around, rolling her eyes as she spotted Booth, his feet up on a bar stool. She stepped up beside him, giving his arm a nudge

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Dr Temperance Brennan "More... 'kid' trouble?" she questioned, placing her palms on the bar top. It wasn't her best topic, because that kind of question usually led to advice. However she hadn't made that train of thought, merely decided to say something.

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Dr Temperance Brennan "Would that... be so bad?" she asked hesitantly, keeping her eyes on her hands. She knew full well how much he hated the situation considering his son, but she couldn't help pushing it.

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Dr Temperance Brennan watched Booth worriedly, then picked up his wallet up from the bar top where he'd left it. Ordering to beers, she payed for them out of his wallet. She waited for his usual moan about how he always ended up paying, the arguement she always won

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Dr Temperance Brennan "Your the one who always leaves his wallet where I can easily reach it" she shrugged, pushing one bottle to Booth. "Besides, your a man. I think I heard somewhere that a man always pays" she nodded, as if she thought it was the law, not just a saying

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Dr Temperance Brennan Omg, best quote ever. "Ooh, so you wanna play? Come on.." the Joker is practically orgasming :/

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Dr Temperance Brennan "That's what you said last time" she shrugged, glancing at what he was reaching towards. "Booth." she grumbled, "Would you not attract the attention of small furry things" she scolded, rolling her eyes

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Dr Temperance Brennan "I have one rule. No animals or kids" she stated, sipping the beer. "I think so. Although Angela said she'd call if she needed me. That Daisy kid is helping her" she shrugged, trying to sound casual. In reality, the fact Angela had blown her off the case kind of bugged her.

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Dr Temperance Brennan "I do not need a break" she muttered, sick of so many people repeating that. She put her beer down, finally dragging her eyes in Booth's direction. "Why does everyone think I need a break? Is it because I almost got shot last week when I figured out the killer and decided to go talk to him? Without telling any of you guys?" she asked, glowering

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Dr Temperance Brennan barely glanced at the cat, wanting to ignore it. She couldn't quite manage it, and she piped up. "Because I don't like cats. And he isn't my boyfriend" she jabbed a finger at Booth. "What other reasons?" she demanded

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Dr Temperance Brennan "Don't you dare. Tell me now" she demanded defiantly. She hated not knowing stuff, especially when it was about her. Chances were what he was going to say would annoy her at the very least.

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Dr Temperance Brennan "Booth, I swear..." she muttered, glaring. "Just because you've saved my life a few times doesn't mean you can say something like that, then not tell me" she nudged him, frowning. Even if he didn't tell her, he would annoy her equally as much. He knew exactly how to wind her up

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Dr Temperance Brennan "I did not! Even if I did, it was an accident" she argued pointlessly, catching his wrist before he could leave. "What's wrong?" she demanded, having known there was something was up since she arrived in the bar. She hadn't wanted to push it, because Booth usually went one of two ways: silent and sulky, or, more likely, flip out and not speak to her for a few days.

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Dr Temperance Brennan stopped dead, swallowing. The truth was she had never seen Booth cry, and it didn't make sense. She didn't like dealing with things that weren't normal, it freaked her out. She paused thoughtfullly. "Three things?" she asked quizically, tilting her head slightly, curious

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Dr Temperance Brennan "Maybe I could talk to her..." she mused aloud, knowing he kept his phone in the top inside pocket of his jacket. She wasn't exactly bothered about innappropriate closeness, and Booth was the first person to know that.

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Dr Temperance Brennan "Wait, you'd let me?" she looked startled, staring at him wide-eyed. A grin spread across her face, dropping onto the bench beside him. She slipped her hand into his inside pocket, removing his phone before he could protest

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Dr Temperance Brennan "I'm a likable person." she shrugged, scrolling through his contacts. She pressed the call button, still acting impulsively. She pressed it to her ear, and it was ringing before she realised it. Someone picked up, and she swallowed, glancing at Booth. "Uh, yeah. Hello. This is Dr. Brennan. I work with Seeley Booth?" she raised her eyebrows slightly, not sure why it had come out as a question. "Yeah." she nodded, smiling a little