Title: Monkey Bones
Author: Maeve Bran
Summary: Willow asks Dr. Brennan for a favor.
Disclaimer: I own neither Bones or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Prompt: TtH100 #41 "Doctor"
Notes: This is a part of the Willow the Squint series but has no definite date.
Willow paced nervously in front of Dr. Temperance Brennan's office. She was waiting for Dr. Brennan to arrive at the Jeffersonian Institute. She knew how rare it was that she actually got to work before Dr. Brennan. Dr. Brennan was the quintessential workaholic so it had to be really early.
Willow had received a call from Buffy at three a.m. that morning. Buffy normally would have waited to call, but apparently Giles had researched the demon gathering planned for that night, and the Satack demon was rather nasty but could be fought with a powerful enough Wicca and a potion. Willow knew that she would be more than powerful enough, and that she had all the ingredients for the potion-- except one. That was the reason she was pacing and waiting for Dr. Brennan. While Willow did not have access to the missing ingredient, Dr. Brennan did.
After another fifteen minutes of pacing, Dr. Brennan finally showed up. She looked at Willow and motioned her into the office.
"Miss Rosenberg, is there something I can do for you?" Brennan inquired.
"Yes. I need a really big favor," Willow began, nervously.
"Well, what is it?" Brennan asked.
"I need to borrow a right thigh bone from a monkey for a couple of hours," Willow said at full speed.
"You need a monkey thigh? Why?" asked a shocked Brennan.
"I need to use it to brew a potion to fight a Satack demon. You'll get it back this afternoon in perfect condition I just need to have it in the potion while it brews sort of like a bay leaf in a soup. It gets taken out after the potion brews but before use."
"What does the Satack demon do?" Brennan asked, curiously.
"Buffy didn't say, but she was seriously wigged out. The demon is supposed to rise tonight in Las Vegas. I can teleport there and back no problem, but I need the monkey thigh and a few hours. So, can I borrow it?" Willow explained.
Brennan went to her personal store of primate specimens and pulled out a thighbone and handed it to Willow, saying, "Why don't you take the day off and return this to me tomorrow? I'll tell Angela that you were needed elsewhere today. She'll understand."
"Thanks," Willow said as she took the monkey bone and left.
* * * * *
For the second day in a row Willow was waiting for Dr. Brennan when she arrived at her office. Willow was carrying a box with her. Brennan again waved Willow into the office as soon as she had unlocked the door.
"Thank you for the loan of the monkey bone," Willow said as she placed the box on Brennan's desk. She pulled the lid off. "See? Totally unharmed."
Brennan carefully picked the bone out of the tissue paper bed inside the box. "I can see that. How did it go?"
"Oh, fine. The potion worked like a charm. I said a little chant, threw the potion into the middle of the ritual, and poof, no more Satack demons. There was an ick factor of about fourteen, though, as they exploded in a rain of yellow and green goo all over me, Buffy, and about half a dozen junior slayers. Fortunately, Giles and Andrew had some industrial strength demon goo remover back at the warehouse/school they run. So everything is of the good," Willow said, with a slight shudder at the memory of the goo.
"That's good. I guess," Brennan replied..
"I need to go tell Angela that I'm here and ready to work so I'll just be going now," Willow said as she walked out the door. "Thanks again."