You thought you were protecting me. But you're the one who needs protecting.

From me. I don't have your kind of open heart.

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Character Information:

Character Name: Seeley Booth
Age: 37
Canon: Bones

Appearance:

He is 6’1. He’s a brunette with short hair. He can almost always be seen in suits unless he is sporting a fitted t-shirt and his brown leather jacket. On the surface, he looks very straight-laced but he also wears crazy socks and a cocky belt buckle. He does not have blue milk eyes and he doesn't resemble Jolee Bindo.


Personality:

On the surface, Seeley Booth is a hard-edged, set in his ways, ex jock. As Brennan describes him numerous times, he is an alpha male. But, this is only one facet to his incredibly deep personality. And even this facet goes deeper.

Unlike Brennan, Booth is deeply religious. While he is open minded and respects all other religions, the Catholic faith gives him something to believe in, even when something doesn’t make sense to him. Without a doubt, he believes in God. He respects and looks up to the clergy. A part of Booth believes in heaven and hell despite there not being any evidence to support his idea that they even exist. If he needs to, he will pray for something. He was an altar boy as a child and even as an adult, the Catholic faith has a huge influence on him. He dislikes when Brennan challenges him on his religion but by now, they have a mutual respect and adoration for why they do what they do.

One of the most important aspects of Booth’s life is being a good father to Parker. He sees himself as the manly influence, as a role model and the person that can teach Parker right from wrong. In several cases, he has gone to Brennan or the other squints for help with Parker in situations, such as the time where Parker shopped for a girlfriend for his father. He sometimes worries about if he’s doing the right thing but always, always he tries to be the best dad he can be and he doesn’t love anybody as much as Parker. This also means that’s he’s a bit of an overprotective father. Being an FBI agent does that to a guy. Parker is why he wakes up in the morning. He eagerly awaits when his son will be a grown man but, not completely eagerly because that will mean Booth is old and Booth will never be old. And he will always be attractive.

Yes, Booth knows how attractive he is. And sometimes, on or off a case, he uses that attractiveness with the ladies. He is a master at flirtation and at charming the opposite sex. He’s easy on the eyes and he utilizes it.

When it comes to sex, Booth is old fashioned and doesn’t discuss it. His sex life is his private life and it is nobody else’s business. As such, his penis size, his current sexual partner, how virile he is (a the end of the day he has a high sex drive) and other topics revolving around personal intimacy aren’t anybody else’s concern. He dislikes when Brennan prods him about it but secretly he admires her openness and bluntness about the subject. Over time his and Brennan’s relationship has mellowed so that they can discuss sex at times but outside of Brennan, the topic is completely off the table.

Sex is also very important to him, in that he won’t just quote, “give it away” to anyone. He’s gone long periods of time without sex because he hasn’t found the right woman to have it with. And while, he won’t have sex for sex’s sake he still knows the value of a good sexual relationship.

Another very important aspect of Booth’s personality is his desire to serve his country. He does this with honor and tenacity. To Booth, it’s not about the money, it’s about fighting for a country that is his and everybody else’s. He fights for his own family, for his friends, for everyone. Booth in a way is a hero. Dr. Brennan describes him as a paladin and in a lot of ways, that fits Booth to a T. He is strong, brave, courageous (sometimes to a fault), tough, selfless at times, and chivalrous.

Unlike Dr. Brennan, Booth tentatively believes in psychology and Dr. Sweets’ tactics but over time had to come to terms with it. At first, he was very at odds with psychology because of his and Brennan’s pseudo-couples therapy but over time, Sweets has proved helpful on numerous occasions and he has no problem bringing in the PHD having psychologist in on cases. In his heart however, he is at odds with himself over psychology because of how telling it can be and at first he was definitely against the Doctor’s initial conclusions.

Booth believes in the gut instinct and continuously bothers Brennan for assuming or for forming conjecture about cases. Because of this, in interrogations and simple interviews, Booth feels he can know whether a person is lying or not or if an alibi will hold through. He has also started listening to Sweets in that regard but he never stops denying himself his own thought process and conclusions he can jump to.

In Booth’s own way, he rebels against the system by wearing crazy socks and an irreverent belt buckle with the word “cocky” on it.

Booth had a gambling addiction that he struggled with and overcame. He also had an alcoholic and abusive father as well as a little brother. Jared Booth is another person in his life he cares most about. To him, he attempts to be the best big brother he can be. He’s overprotective in his case as well and continuously worries about him. When his brother brings back a girl he wants to marry Booth immediately assumes the worst about her. But, deep down, he trusts his brother and knows he’s capable of making his own decisions. His grandfather is also the biggest influence on him. He states in “Mayhem on the Cross” that if it weren’t for him, he would have killed himself as a child. Booth’s childhood was terrible and he overcame that.

Booth doesn’t discuss it, but the brain tumor he had removed is a huge deal to him. Because of that, he no longer fears clowns. They make him laugh. He had to relearn basic things he was great at including being able to fix household appliances and objects.

In a lot of ways, Booth fills the “typical man” quota. He enjoys beer and sports. He stays active and he is very stubborn. After his brain surgery, he declines Temperance’s help with hiring a plumber and sets out to do it himself. He is a Mr. Fix-It man’s man.

At first, Booth mocks and puts down the squints, reverting back to the jock archetype which he is sometimes incapable of escaping, but over time, he comes to respect and even befriend them. Now, the Jeffersonian team makes up his closest friends.

Temperance Brennan is his partner and his closest friend. He has deep admiration and respect for her, as I’ve previously stated, and he is in love with her. He comes to this conclusion in the season premier of the fifth episode but because it resulted after his brain surgery and because of Cam and Sweets’ warnings, he held it back. It boils over into “The Parts in the Sum of the Whole” where the audience remembers how their relationship actually began – their off camera working relationship. This proves that Booth is sexually attracted to her and that his love transpired over time. In this episode, he admits to her he loves her and asks to take a chance, to gamble. But, she is unable to. Even after this episode, he can’t deny how he feels about her. He moves on in order to be able to continue functioning and not because he wants to. Any time Temperance is in danger, he races to her, worries about her, fears for her. The elation he feels when he finds her in the desert – after the Gravedigger kidnapped her and Hodgins – is immeasurable. I don’t think Booth can acknowledge just how much she means to him.

Cam Saroyan still means a lot to him. She never won’t. To Booth, he will always feel something for the women he loved but now, she is a very close friend who he trusts greatly. Regarding his ex girlfriend Rebecca and the father of his child, he will always feel something towards her and in Season 1, he proved that they still had a sexual spark. He is on good terms with her. In fact, Seeley Booth stays on good terms with his exes. He doesn’t leave a woman lightly.

Last, and possibly most important, like Brennan, Seeley Booth has an incredibly fragile heart. When he proposed to his wife and she declined, that broke his heart. Seeley Booth doesn’t just jump into a relationship. He needs to feel that it’s safe there, that it will work out and have a future. Seeley wants to have someone to come home to at night. He wants that companionship and unconditional love. But, it’s hard for him to trust himself to attain it. Taking the extra leap with Brennan is one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made and her rejection is absolutely devastating.


Background: Here.

Canon point: Post “The Sum in the Parts of the Whole”

Special Abilities: He is human. But, he's a mean shot. Especially with a sniper rifle.

Sect: FBI Jedi

Job: Possibly the military. If there law enforcement? For the Republic.

Samples:

First Person:

First, you kidnap an FBI agent. Second, you take is clothes and leave him in an unlocked room right out of a science fiction novel. I'd play the Gravedigger card but I'm not buried somewhere. And again, you didn't lock the door. I will get my clothing back, I will get my gun, I will find whoever did this and you will be arrested.

That was my favorite belt buckle...

Are there other people on this thing?

My name is Seeley Booth. I'm with the FBI. How about the people listening in on my kidnapping give me answers. How does that sound?

[ and here, too ]


Third Person:

The gambler had been shot down. He had finally put his all into it. They had finally come to the same conclusion. They hadn't needed Sweets but he had helped things along. He was in love with his partner. He was in love with Temperance Brennan. Bones. But, she needed to protect his heart? That was bullshit. And Seeley Booth knew bullshit. But, he couldn't stop her. He couldn't force her. All he could do was pick up his broken heart and move on. One thing he thought he knew was that, this was it. They wouldn't have another chance. She had him and she lost him. He was the gambler. She could've gambled but that wasn't...her. He knew that. Maybe a part of him knew it would never work.

He went straight to the shooting range. He needed something he could control in his hands. He needed a distraction. And he needed to shoot things.


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PLAYER
» Journal: wayitcomes
» Birthdate/Age: 9/7/88 // 22
» Characters Played: Xander Harris, perspectiveguy // Stefan Salvatore, historyrepeater

CHARACTER
» Name: Seeley Booth
» Fandom: Bones
» Reference: Here.
» Canon Point: Post “The Sum in the Parts of the Whole”
» Gender: Sexually male, mentally male.
» Age: 37
» Orientation:

Straight as an arrow. It’s not that he has a problem with homosexuality at all because he has no problem with them. Ttheir rainbow flag can fly. He dated and fell in love with a woman, Rebecca and even fathered a child with her, onscreen he dated a woman named Tessa, Cam, his wife Rebecca again – though that ended up being mostly about the sex – and Hannah a season after his canon point. Of course, his constant attraction to Brennan also leads to the conclusion that he is as straight as straight can be.


» Personality:

On the surface, Seeley Booth is a hard-edged, set in his ways, ex jock. As Brennan describes him numerous times, he is an alpha male. But, this is only one facet to his incredibly deep personality. And even this facet goes deeper.

Unlike Brennan, Booth is deeply religious. While he is open minded and respects all other religions, the Catholic faith gives him something to believe in, even when something doesn’t make sense to him. Without a doubt, he believes in God. He respects and looks up to the clergy. A part of Booth believes in heaven and hell despite there not being any evidence to support his idea that they even exist. If he needs to, he will pray for something. He was an altar boy as a child and even as an adult, the Catholic faith has a huge influence on him. He dislikes when Brennan challenges him on his religion but by now, they have a mutual respect and adoration for why they do what they do.

One of the most important aspects of Booth’s life is being a good father to Parker. He sees himself as the manly influence, as a role model and the person that can teach Parker right from wrong. In several cases, he has gone to Brennan or the other squints for help with Parker in situations, such as the time where Parker shopped for a girlfriend for his father. He sometimes worries about if he’s doing the right thing but always, always he tries to be the best dad he can be and he doesn’t love anybody as much as Parker. This also means that’s he’s a bit of an overprotective father. Being an FBI agent does that to a guy. Parker is why he wakes up in the morning. He eagerly awaits when his son will be a grown man but, not completely eagerly because that will mean Booth is old and Booth will never be old. And he will always be attractive.

Yes, Booth knows how attractive he is. And sometimes, on or off a case, he uses that attractiveness with the ladies. He is a master at flirtation and at charming the opposite sex. He’s easy on the eyes and he utilizes it.

When it comes to sex, Booth is old fashioned and doesn’t discuss it. His sex life is his private life and it is nobody else’s business. As such, his penis size, his current sexual partner, how virile he is (a the end of the day he has a high sex drive) and other topics revolving around personal intimacy aren’t anybody else’s concern. He dislikes when Brennan prods him about it but secretly he admires her openness and bluntness about the subject. Over time his and Brennan’s relationship has mellowed so that they can discuss sex at times but outside of Brennan, the topic is completely off the table.

Sex is also very important to him, in that he won’t just quote, “give it away” to anyone. He’s gone long periods of time without sex because he hasn’t found the right woman to have it with. And while, he won’t have sex for sex’s sake he still knows the value of a good sexual relationship.

Another very important aspect of Booth’s personality is his desire to serve his country. He does this with honor and tenacity. To Booth, it’s not about the money, it’s about fighting for a country that is his and everybody else’s. He fights for his own family, for his friends, for everyone. Booth in a way is a hero. Dr. Brennan describes him as a paladin and in a lot of ways, that fits Booth to a T. He is strong, brave, courageous (sometimes to a fault), tough, selfless at times, and chivalrous.

Unlike Dr. Brennan, Booth tentatively believes in psychology and Dr. Sweets’ tactics but over time had to come to terms with it. At first, he was very at odds with psychology because of his and Brennan’s pseudo-couples therapy but over time, Sweets has proved helpful on numerous occasions and he has no problem bringing in the PHD having psychologist in on cases. In his heart however, he is at odds with himself over psychology because of how telling it can be and at first he was definitely against the Doctor’s initial conclusions.

Booth believes in the gut instinct and continuously bothers Brennan for assuming or for forming conjecture about cases. Because of this, in interrogations and simple interviews, Booth feels he can know whether a person is lying or not or if an alibi will hold through. He has also started listening to Sweets in that regard but he never stops denying himself his own thought process and conclusions he can jump to.

In Booth’s own way, he rebels against the system by wearing crazy socks and an irreverent belt buckle with the word “cocky” on it.

Booth had a gambling addiction that he struggled with and overcame. He also had an alcoholic and abusive father as well as a little brother. Jared Booth is another person in his life he cares most about. To him, he attempts to be the best big brother he can be. He’s overprotective in his case as well and continuously worries about him. When his brother brings back a girl he wants to marry Booth immediately assumes the worst about her. But, deep down, he trusts his brother and knows he’s capable of making his own decisions. His grandfather is also the biggest influence on him. He states in “Mayhem on the Cross” that if it weren’t for him, he would have killed himself as a child. Booth’s childhood was terrible and he overcame that.

Booth doesn’t discuss it, but the brain tumor he had removed is a huge deal to him. Because of that, he no longer fears clowns. They make him laugh. He had to relearn basic things he was great at including being able to fix household appliances and objects.

In a lot of ways, Booth fills the “typical man” quota. He enjoys beer and sports. He stays active and he is very stubborn. After his brain surgery, he declines Temperance’s help with hiring a plumber and sets out to do it himself. He is a Mr. Fix-It man’s man.

At first, Booth mocks and puts down the squints, reverting back to the jock archetype which he is sometimes incapable of escaping, but over time, he comes to respect and even befriend them. Now, the Jeffersonian team makes up his closest friends.

Temperance Brennan is his partner and his closest friend. He has deep admiration and respect for her, as I’ve previously stated, and he is in love with her. He comes to this conclusion in the season premier of the fifth episode but because it resulted after his brain surgery and because of Cam and Sweets’ warnings, he held it back. It boils over into “The Parts in the Sum of the Whole” where the audience remembers how their relationship actually began – their off camera working relationship. This proves that Booth is sexually attracted to her and that his love transpired over time. In this episode, he admits to her he loves her and asks to take a chance, to gamble. But, she is unable to. Even after this episode, he can’t deny how he feels about her. He moves on in order to be able to continue functioning and not because he wants to. Any time Temperance is in danger, he races to her, worries about her, fears for her. The elation he feels when he finds her in the desert – after the Gravedigger kidnapped her and Hodgins – is immeasurable. I don’t think Booth can acknowledge just how much she means to him.

Cam Saroyan still means a lot to him. She never won’t. To Booth, he will always feel something for the women he loved but now, she is a very close friend who he trusts greatly. Regarding his ex girlfriend Rebecca and the father of his child, he will always feel something towards her and in Season 1, he proved that they still had a sexual spark. He is on good terms with her. In fact, Seeley Booth stays on good terms with his exes. He doesn’t leave a woman lightly.

Last, and possibly most important, like Brennan, Seeley Booth has an incredibly fragile heart. When he proposed to his wife and she declined, that broke his heart. Seeley Booth doesn’t just jump into a relationship. He needs to feel that it’s safe there, that it will work out and have a future. Seeley wants to have someone to come home to at night. He wants that companionship and unconditional love. But, it’s hard for him to trust himself to attain it. Taking the extra leap with Brennan is one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made and her rejection is absolutely devastating.


» Appearance: He is 6’1. He’s a brunette with short hair. He can almost always be seen in suits unless he is sporting a fitted t-shirt and his brown leather jacket. On the surface, he looks very straight-laced but he also wears crazy socks and a cocky belt buckle.
» Suitability: N/A

SAMPLES
» "amatomnes" Entry:

[ The feed turns on mid-scene. A naked man is sitting, sheet over his lap, and arguing with the maid. ]

Give me answers that don’t include, ‘island meant for sex’ and ‘Goddess’ and I’ll let you go. Your master or mistress kidnapped and disrobed an FBI agent. Are you aware of what consequences you’re facing? Aiding and abetting –

[ The maid flees, unhelpful. Seeley immediately heads over to his clothing. He pulls on his underwear. Socks. His eyes trace over the propped up device.]

What the…

[ He looks back behind him and then back down and picks it up. ]

You’re recording? You’re sick, you know that? I just want to make it clear, again, that you kidnapped an FBI agent and my friends will come looking for me. Who is on the other end of this thing?


» "amatomneslogs" Entry:

The outcome must’ve differed from how he remembered it. Had she run after him and kissed him? He remembered something vaguely like that. The memories were hazy. To Seeley, they were more impressions. What mattered now was that he was in Temperance Brennan’s bed, finally consummating a partnership, five years in the making – or now, this was almost six, wasn’t it? He couldn’t remember. Numbers didn’t matter when the sex was this mind-blowing. They were in sync with each other and rocking against one another. Booth kissed Brennan as if he needed her oxygen to breathe and in a way he had. He had needed this. Everyday, he helped her breathe.

He was reaching climax. Did it have to end so soon? There needed to be more of this. This needed to happen again. Breaking the kiss, he gripped her lower back and thrust into her once more, crying out.

His eyes didn’t open at first. One minute, he was climaxing and the next, her legs weren’t wrapped around him. He was … laying down. Had he passed out afterwards? He was really going to have to make it up to her, especially because he could wake up like this everyday. Were there cares in the world? Booth couldn’t tell you. He was warm and spent and rested. Rolling over to repeat the night’s performance – no, to surpass it, he was surprised to feel no body next to him. Immediately, he opened his eyes. This wasn’t Brennan’s bedroom. This wasn’t even his own bedroom. This bedroom looked – Greek. Or, Roman. Either way, he had hated art history, especially the few weeks they spent studying ancient architecture. What was the point? It was gone. And if not, eventually it would be. The last signs of sleep dissipated as his instincts took over. He finally noted that this was not right.

Sitting up, he peered around. Reaching down for his gun, he realized there was no … well, there wasn’t his or her night table where his gun would be. The suit he had worn the night before was folded neatly. Quickly searching through it, he realized his gun was missing.

A door stood ajar revealing a bathroom. Maybe it had a window. Sliding out of bed, he made his way over to the room and paused, looking at his reflection. What looked like a band for a belt was currently around his neck with a smaller version of his cocky belt buckle in the center.

“What the hell…?” He pulled at it before he heard a voice and looked out. A woman stood there. She looked like she was there to clean up the room and she was shaking her head. “What, don’t pull on it?” And she nodded. “My name is Seeley Booth. I am an FBI agent, if you don’t give me…answers…” It occurred to him then that he was stark naked in front of a strange woman and they hadn’t even had dinner or exchanged named and not just anyone got to see what he had going on. Back to the bed he went, pulling a sheet over his most private parts. “Did you do this?”

She shook her head again.

“Do you speak?”

She nodded. And then, she proceeded to tell him what was going on.

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