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uselessastheginlasagna · 9 hours ago
hey love, i have a request! i thought of something, spencer x fem reader smut in which the reader had to user her safe word (for whatever reason, i leave the plot to you) and the end is rlly fluffy and comforting <3333 if u dont feel like writing this its 100% okay, have a nice day/ night :)))
Safe Word: Red
Summary: After a rough night, y/n uses her safe word in the morning calling for aftercare.
Characters: Spencer x reader
Word Count: 632
Author’s Note: THANK YOU FOR A REQUEST!! I hope this is what you wanted! If not, just let me know and I can try again! Sorry it is a little short, very exhausting day!
Warnings: daddy Spence, safe word, fingering 
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The smell of fresh pancakes filled the air as soft music played in another room.Y/n was rolled over and was disappointed at the feeling of an empty bed. She slowly made her way to the bathroom sore from last night. Spence had just gotten back from a case and the “I missed you sex” was always a bit rougher then normal. She couldn’t complain because it was always the best. After finishing in the bathroom, she made her way to the kitchen and saw her lover plating breakfast for the two of them.
“Good morning, my love. Just in time for pancakes. Juice or milk?”
Y/n smiled softly. “I can get it, Spence.”
“Nope, I got it.”
“Chocolate milk please!” Y/n made her way to the table, not wanting to protest Spencer.
** After breakfast **
“That was amazing, thank you Spence.”
“Of course my love. You know, I think I might need some dessert.” 
The look of lust was present in Spencer’s eyes as y/n giggled. 
“Is that so?”
Before she knew it, y/n was bent over the table with her hands behind her back. She just smiled.
“Green, sir.”
“Good girl.”
Y/n felt her pajamas slowly being slid down her legs; shivering as a cold breeze hit her legs. She jumped as Spencer spanked her without warning. She was a little more sore than she usually was. Another smack landed on the other cheek. She moaned as his middle finger made it way inside of her. She squirmed but was stopped as his unoccupied hand found its way to her hips holding her still. He added another and his thumb found his way to her already sensitive clit. Y/n felt the alll too familiar knot building in her stomach. 
“Cum for me Princess. Cum for Daddy.” Spencer helped her ride the high but she was shocked by the continuation of his movements after her orgasm. 
She was so sore from last night and one orgasm was enough to drain all her energy. 
“Red, Spence, Red.”
Immediately Spencer stopped all actions and pulled her into a hug. 
“Y/n, what’s wrong?”
“I’m sorry Spen…”
“No, love, you do not have to apologize. That’s what we have safe words for. Why don’t we go wash up and relax a little? Does that sound good??”
Y/n nodded as she felt his hands snake to the back of her thighs pulling her up to carry her. Spence sat her on the bathroom counter, leaning her against the wall, as he started a warm bath for her. He slowly took off her shirt and sat her in the tub. A tired, very tired y/n made grabby hands for him to join and he couldn’t say no. 
Spencer helped y/n wash off and get out of the tub; him doing the same. He could see the exhaustion in her eyes and knew she needed to sleep. Spencer helped y/n get dressed in one of his sweatshirts and some pj shorts. Spencer opted for some sweatpants and no shirt. Y/n always loved when she could lay on his chest.
“Y/n, do you want to cuddle and watch a movie?”
She only smiled and nodded, no words. Spencer knew she would protest taking a nap, but he also knew she would fall fast asleep with cuddles and a movie. Y/n climbed into bed snatching all the covers and waiting for Spencer to get in bed too. Spencer complied and was soon in bed holding y/n close.
“What do you want to watch, love?”
He was confused when there was no answer, only a soft snore. Spencer chuckled as he turned off the TV and cuddled y/n closer. 
“I love you y/n.”
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reidjumpers · 10 hours ago
do you think spencer reid is a dog person? or cat person? or bird person??? reptile person????
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dreamywriterinthedark · 12 hours ago
Cruel Summer
Pairing: Spencer Reid x Reader (gn <3)
Summary: Spencer takes a bullet for Reader who then gets mad and confesses their feelings during an emotional argument (inspired by Taylor Swift)
Category: angst with fluff at the end.
Warnings: criminal minds typical stuff such as death, blood, mention of suicide, guns, alcohol. (please let me know if I forgot something)
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The team has always been aware of the spark between you and Spencer before you two even knew it was reciprocated. Spencer’s love language was subtle despite him being head over heels for you. He is often afraid of being unprofessional since this job already made him cross too many personal boundaries for his own good. Dating you in such a serious work place was not forbidden but highly advised against. And you would completely understand, the entire team made the promise to not let their personal feelings jeopardise an investigation.
Either way, he didn’t expect you to love him back. He was already grateful for your friendship and how could someone so beautiful, so special could love someone so awkward and weird? he thought. However, him being madly in love with you, (which you didn’t know), made it hard to hold back especially when seeing you in distress. So he would secretly hold hands with you under the table, bring you coffee in the morning. Just like sharing his blanket with you on the jet; a reminder you were on your way to California for a case.
“The unsub held captive his victims for a couple of days before killing them. It seems he kills people from the same social circle.” Emily spoke up reading from her files making an observation.
“I’m thinking this is personal. He may be someone highly sensitive who struggles to handle rejection.” You added.
“I agree but how do you explain the fact that they’re all men ? Usually, men seek revenge against women that turn them down.” Morgan retorted.
“Ugh men and we’re the ones they call dramatic.” You nodded knowingly at JJ’s remark.
“It could be because he feels threatened by those Alpha males.” Hotch said answering Morgan’s question.
As soon as you landed you made your way to the SUVs already waiting for you under the californian setting sun. As you drove away you admired the pink sky, the palm trees, the neon signs and the street lights. The more the sun was setting the less the glimmers of the stars were shy. Glimpses of blue and purple melting together caught your eye.
Once you arrived at the hotel, you paired up with JJ for a change which was slightly surprising but not too overlooked since you and JJ went along well. Spencer paired up with Emily and that left Morgan and Hotch together. After drinking a bit from the mini bar and laughing a bit too much at your funny anecdotes JJ sighed in a somewhat dramatic way.
“What?” You asked. “He really does love you.” she nodded nostalgically, a little teary like a proud mom or maybe that was the alcohol or maybe both. You shook your index finger, climbing out of bed disagreeing; “huh huh.”
“What’s wrong, Y/n ?”
“No way.”
“Yes, way yes!” she dumbly responded her speech slurred.
“And how would you know ?”
“I just see it in the way he looks at you. Like…”
“Like what?!” You opened your arms and hands shaking your face like a mad person.
“Like you’re his entire world! Why are you reluctant anyways ?”
“I just don’t want to get my hopes too high.”
“Trust me, you’re not.” You hugged her and both went to bed. You still didn’t believe he loved you like JJ said. She probably confused his affection for love. You couldn’t believe someone was in love with you because you’ve been hurt too many times in the past. Your ex boyfriend was so shitty he seriously made you doubt if you were even loveable by a man.
The next day was spent in the police department raking on your brain drinking coffee until you shook and had cold sweats. Of course, you were determined to find who that unsub was but let’s say you were killing two birds with one stone. Not only were you helping saving lives but you were also distracting yourself from the night before’s conversation still echoing in your mind.
“Hey, Y/n, maybe you should take a break…” Emily suggested pulling you out of your thoughts.
“Why ? I’m perfectly fine.” You answered a little too quickly for her taste.
“Well, you don’t look fine.” You didn’t need words to interrupt her, the look on your face was enough. You found a lead! You saw a pattern in the mutilated bodies linking it with religion which added an element to the profile. You explained your discovery to Emily who gathered the team. Penelope with the help of Morgan, was able to narrow down the profile to find a location.
You hurried out, time was limited and someone had been missing for almost 48 hours; the next kill was near. The location was in the workplace of the unsub, a butchery not to your surprise but much to your disgust. That’s where he would sequestrate his victims. You and Spencer went through the main entrance to talk the unsub out of it. It was not exactly convenient for you but you were too busy trying to stop a killer on the loose to worry about your own personal problems. You made a great team enhance it was obvious you were going to pair up. The rest of the team surrounded the building, JJ and Hotch at the back in case he tried to escape and to provide back up. Morgan and Emily at the side where there was another entrance.
The unsub had a gun, quite ironic considering the setting, pointed at the head of the victim. Spencer was trying to dissuade the unsub from killing his victim just like you unless he was more devoted if not too optimistic.
“Spencer.” You sharply called his name as he put his gun down on the floor. He wanted to make an exchange; him over the victim. “Back down.” Instead of listening to you, he slowly took a step forward. You felt a pinch in your guts, this offer displeased you to the highest level. Therefore, you raised your gun pulling the trigger to signal you were not having it but neither did the unsub who shot at your direction. You did not have time to think. You expected to feel pain in your abdomen but Spencer took a bullet for you. In shock and indignation you fired multiple times at the monster before your eyes with pure hatred. He dropped on the floor in a pool of blood. You got down to Spencer’s level holding his head. After hearing gunshots, the team ran in. Everything around you was spinning, the shot was fired at his stomach being an area covered by his bulletproof vest. Despite that, he was barely conscious, you knew it was probably because of shock or due to the fact he banged his head but fear, scratch that you were terrified, overcame you as you whined for him to wake up shaking him.
“Spencer, please, please, please wake up.” You begged. His eyes fluttered, too suffocated to speak he squeezed your hand. You held his torso with a hand resting on his head. “Oh thank god, you’re alive.” You said more at whatever was above you than him. To say you were grateful he was okay was an understatement. As you raised your head, you noticed the victim was taken care of since they weren’t inside anymore and the body was covered in plastic. The medics came in with Emily who showed the way to the room and lifted Spencer.
After that, you didn’t visit him at the hospital. You didn’t call, you didn’t send him a “get better soon” card, nada. He was upset about it, sad and angry but mostly confused. You are willing to protect him at all cost, this was proved when you shot that guy as much times as they were bullets in your gun. You felt guilty for ignoring him but you were mad at him for endangering his life so stupidly. You would ask the team how he was after each visit but that was all.
Back in Quantico, Penelope decided to throw him a surprise welcome party at his apartment which you helped her with feeling the guilt crush your conscience. Plus you had a double of his keys which no one else did. You didn’t know that before and that only made you feel like a cruel, undeserving…person. Suddenly, the door opened. Spencer walked in with Rossi. Helium balloons with golden threads were hanging in the air, a whole crowd was there but he only looked for your face. You hid at a corner chugging straight from the rosé bottle; this evening was going to be long. The whole team circled him with love and affection.
“Wait, let me find Y/n. Where is she ?” Penelope asked.
“It’s okay, another time.” Spencer responded. “I’m so glad to be back with you guys,” he admitted gratefully still blushing from the pda he just received. By the time the party was dying down you were drunk. You tripped like a newborn deer trying to learn how to walk almost taking the monster plant with you. “God, she is drunk, huh?” Stated Morgan. “Yep.” said Rossi.
“It’s okay, I’ll drive her back. It’ll give us an occasion to talk.” Spencer affirmed.
“Are you sure you’re gonna be okay driving right out the hospital so late ?” Rossi asked like the concerned rich uncle he secretly was.
“Yeah, don’t worry. I didn’t drink and her apartment is only two miles away.”
“Alright, drive safe, kid.”
He made his way to you, “Hey Y/n, um, I’m gonna take you home.” His tone was a bit cold as if you were strangers.
He helped you up leading you to his car. You lied in the backseat as he started driving.
“Why did you do that ?”
“Do what ? Save your life ?” He answered dryly.
“Almost kill yourself.” You said just as sharply. He pulled up to a parking lot right across a bar ready to take on whatever you had to say to him. “Why do you have to be like this ?” You started sobbing playing with the cardigan on your lap you found in his car. He turned to you touched by the hurt in your voice. “Y/n, what are you talking about ?”
“I keep putting up all these walls, I keep fucking things up and still you almost died for me. I am literally the most unlovable person on the planet yet you still love me. Well, loved because I was a total jerk to you.” You screamed in tears. After a long beat full of sobs you spoke again but more quietly this time; “You’re so selfish, it’s sickening.”
“Me? Selfish?! You wanna talk about you never visiting me at the hospital?”
“Because I couldn’t bring myself to look at what I did to you! You didn’t think one second of what it would make me feel to see you die right in front of my eyes. Did you think of all the people who love you ?”
“I don’t understand-“
“I’m in love with you, you idiot! Isn’t that the worst thing you’ve ever heard ?”
You wiped your tears regaining your breathe or hyperventilating, you weren’t quite sure.
“Y/n, are you sure this isn’t the alcohol talking?”
“No! I know who I’m talking to, okay? I love you, you, you, you! I love your stupid brain, I love your stupid face, your stupid voice, your stupid smile. It’s you that I love you, Dr Spencer Walter Reid!” This time you were the one rambling making your point across. His eyes went from being dark from anger to soft reflecting tenderness with a tint of sadness. He got out of the car to come back in to sit next to you on the backseat. You were shaking, he thought it was from the cold so he put the cardigan on your shoulders. And it did cure your shivering just not in the way he thought.
He put his hand under your chin to make you have eye contact with him. All of his inhibitions melting away just like yours were about to. He smiled licking his lips to make the words softly glide over his tongue. “Y/n, I’m in love with you too.” You chuckled as he pulled you in to his side making friction on your arm with his hand. “And I’m never going to leave. I wish you could see yourself through my eyes because you’re spectacular. You care so much about others, you’re so dedicated to your job. And I mean, look at that face.” He made you laugh a bit more. You rest your head on his shoulder the time for you to regain your composure and to enjoy each other’s company while looking at the neon signs and the street lights. You talked in the dark resolving your issues. Putting away your self loathing idiotic assumptions, breaking your chains to love each other, to be free.
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pinkchubbiebunnie · 13 hours ago
fanfic writers: *make an x reader fic that's meant to be inclusive to everyone because the reader can be literally anybody*
fanfic writers: *include a visual/fanfic cover of a white, model thin woman with long blonde or dark hair that is the stereotypical ideal of attractiveness that most people don't fit that is the character they want you to be imagining while you are reading the fic*
fanfic writers: enjoy :)
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Constellation | Spencer Reid x Reader Platonic
WC: 2547
A/N: A cheeky little Galaxy post :)
WARNINGS: SPOILERS FOR 13x01, hospitals, general CM stuff, descriptions of panic attacks and PTSD (fictional so possibly not accurate and DEFINITELY not how everyone might experience it)
This is part of my GALAXY universe! If you liked this relationship, check out the MASTERLIST for more content!
You had only just been allowed to resume field work after an extended medical leave when Cat Adams resurfaced, leading Emily to sideline you once again.
“I’m not having this fight with you, (y/n).”
“I’m cleared for field work.”
“I know, but you’ve been cleared for less than a week and I don’t want your first case back to be this one.”
“Why, because it’s Cat Adams? I’m not afraid of her.”
“Because you’re not afraid of her, that’s why.”
“I told you, I’m not having this fight. You’re going to stay here and work the case with us. JJ will go with Reid.”
As much as you resented Emily for not letting you go to the prison with Spencer, you were glad she was at least sending JJ. At least he wouldn’t be alone. It was enough to keep your head on straight, and Emily even let you go with the team to collect Diana. It made you feel more useful, especially when Spencer’s mom recognized you among the team.
When you got back to the BAU, you planned to make sure Spencer and his mom had everything they needed to resume normal life. Instead, you were greeted by Morgan, who had a lead on Scratch.
You expected Emily to tell you to stay, Scratch was just as big of a threat as Cat Adams, but she handed you a kevlar vest and didn’t say anything about it when you joined the team in the SUV’s.
It was thrilling, being back in the field. You understood why you hadn’t been allowed to be there in so long, your mind kept flickering to Spencer and his wellbeing. For the past three months, the thought was loaded and often lead to panic attacks. Now that he was released, you had to keep reminding yourself that he was safe before your worries got that far.
The speed of the drive was enough to fuel your adrenaline, but it was amped up quickly when the spikes took out your small caravan.
The truck came out of nowhere, smashing into your vehicle and immediately disorienting you more than you already were. When you finally came to, the first thing you noticed was the pain in your left arm. There was a woman next to you, she didn’t look physically injured but her behavior told you otherwise. She clearly had something internal going on.
You tried to exit the vehicle, but the side was smashed into your leg. While you didn’t think your leg was broken, you surely wouldn't be able to get it out on your own. Your hands found your gun instead, and on autopilot you double checked that it was loaded. You couldn't figure out where the rest of your gear was, or your platoon. You started whispering their names, trying to locate them.
“Smith… sound off. Marcos… sound off… Taylor… sound off. Taylor… sound off.”
“(y/n)?” a strangely familiar voice called. You tried to melt into the seat as much as you could, keeping your gun drawn towards the door on the other side of the woman. It opened, revealing a man you felt like you knew in another life.
“(y/n), it’s Matt Simmons. Are you hurt?”
“I don’t know who you are,” you kept your gun trained on his forehead. He paused for a moment, noticing the state that the woman next to you was in.
“Ok, ok. I’m going to take Tara, you stay where you are and I’ll help you next.”
“Where’s my platoon?” you asked. The flicker of realization that briefly crossed his face confused you, but instead of acting on it he took the woman he called Tara out of the SUV and started calling for someone named Luke.
“Sergeant (y/l/n), I’m Luke Alvez with the 75th Rangers. I’m going to help you get out, ok?” A new voice, also familiar, said to you calmly, “can you put the gun down?”
“Where's my platoon, Alvez?” you asked again.
“You were in an accident,” he slid onto the seat next to you when you lowered your weapon, though you kept your finger on the trigger.
“They ambushed us,” you whispered quietly when he got to working on freeing your leg.
“I know. Do you know where you are?”
“Afghanistan,” you answered incredulously, “where are the helicopters? How are you going to extract us without helicopters?” You were starting to panic more than you already had been, breathing increasing rapidly. You held your arm at a funny angle, trying to keep it where it would hurt the least. Your best guess was at least one broken bone in your arm and also a broken collarbone on that side.
“Hey, hey, it’s ok. You’re having a flashback. I can’t get your leg out from here. The first responders are going to have to help, but I can’t have you shooting them.”
“No,” you pushed back on him with your good arm, “If I can’t move you need to find Taylor first.”
“Who is Taylor?”
“You’re no help to me,” your hand flew to your left wrist, fiddling with the bracelet you wore.
“Ok, I’ll be right back,” he stepped out of the SUV and back to Simmons. Despite the clamor of first responders around you, you could still hear what the two men were saying.
“They’re deep in a flashback. We can’t get power tools in here until they’ve calmed down or they will start fighting and hurt a lot of people including themselves,” Luke said.
“So how do we do that?”
“They keep asking about their platoon, about someone named Taylor. I know (y/n) got into a humvee accident while they were overseas, I think they’re reliving it. I don’t know all the details though.”
“Who does? Does (y/n) have a therapist we can call?”
“Yeah, but it’s three in the morning,” Luke fell silent for a minute before speaking again, “I’ll call Reid. He might know something.
You had an inkling that those words were supposed to mean something to you, and it only frustrated you more when they didn’t. Alvez announced that he was rejoining you in the SUV, then pulled out his cell phone, a move that confused you because phones like that didn’t work in the desert.
It confused you even more when the call seemingly connected, Alvez giving the person on the other line information about being ambushed by Scratch, Steven being dead, and Emily missing. Though familiar, none of those names made sense to you, or your situation.
“No,” you hissed, “Taylor. I can’t find Taylor.”
“(y/n) is ok. Their arm is broken, and they're deep in a flashback. They keep asking about someone named Taylor. They never talked about a Taylor in group, what can I do to help them?” Alvez listened for a minute, then handed you the phone, “it’s for you.”
“Where did you take Taylor,” you asked harshly as soon as you had the phone in your hand.
“Listen to me, (y/n). It’s Spencer. Your mind is playing tricks on you, you’re not in Afghanistan anymore. Look around,” you finally took a minute to observe your surroundings. There were too many trees for you to be in the desert, he was right. Of all the things that weren’t making sense to you right now, he was the most familiar. He had the answers you were looking for.
“Where am I? What is happening to me?"
“You’re with the FBI in Virginia. You can trust Luke, he’s going to make sure they take you to the hospital and I’ll meet you there.”
“Is Taylor ok?”
“Yes. I’ll tell you where Taylor is when I see you at the hospital, ok? I know you’re scared and hurt, (y/n), but listen to me. It’s only rain. Can you picture the rain for me?”
A single memory jumped to the forefront of your mind, standing in the rain with a curly-headed man you were certain was Spencer. You could feel the way the droplets hit your skin, you could feel the comfort you had with the man you knew was your best friend. You could feel your lungs opening up and your breathing get easier.
“Spencer,” you exhaled, finally finding footing in your brain, “it’s only rain.”
“Keep breathing, Luke is going to get you out and I’ll meet you at the hospital, ok?”
“Yeah,” you fought to keep your breathing steady, “I’ll meet you at the hospital.”
You hung up and handed the phone back to Luke, counting your breaths.
“Give me another minute, Luke,” you could still feel your heart racing, though your mind was fighting to come back to reality. Once you felt like you had a better grip on it, you gave Luke the go-ahead and braced yourself while the crushed door of the SUV was cut off of the vehicle. It took every grounding technique you had to keep your head in the right place, and more than once you felt yourself start to panic about where Taylor was.
Luke rode in the ambulance with you, reassuring you multiple times that it was ok when you apologized for pointing a gun at him and Matt. You could feel your body crashing from the loss of adrenaline, the usual post-episode exhaustion coupled with the almost excruciating pain coming from your left side.
When Spencer arrived at the hospital, your brain was still cloudy from the exhaustion and various pain meds you had been given when the orthopedist had set your arm.
“How are you feeling?” he took a quick glance at your medical chart before actually making eye contact.
“Just tired, and still not… still not all the way here. Taylor… I still can’t figure out what happened to Taylor…”
Spencer sat down on the edge of the hospital bed, eyes soft, “Taylor was killed in the accident ten years ago. Your humvee was ambushed, do you remember?”
“Yeah,” you breathed, “I remember. Ten years ago when I was in the military. Now I’m a Supervisory Special Agent for the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI. We were chasing a lead when we were ambushed by Mr. Scratch, Peter Lewis,” Spencer nodded, “is the rest of the team ok? I haven’t seen them.”
“I haven’t seen anyone yet either,” he hesitated, and your knowledge of the man clued you in to the fact that he was calculating the probability of declining your condition if he told you everything he knew. The odds were in your favor, because after a moment he spoke again, “but Steven is dead and Emily is missing.”
“Emily’s missing?”
“I don’t know much about it, I have to talk to everyone else.”
“Then go talk to them, I promise I won’t go anywhere until you come back,” you reassured him. He made his rounds to JJ and Rossi in their rooms, then returned to yours with Luke on his heels. The other man stopped at the doorway when Spencer re-entered your room.
“I have to go take care of something for Rossi. You’re going to be ok here,” he said quickly before you could protest.
“I’m coming with you,” you started to get up. Spencer caught you gingerly when you practically fell into his grasp, still fatigued from your earlier episode.
“You can’t, not like this,” he whispered, lowering you back down onto the bed, “stay here a little longer. Will is in the next room with JJ, he said he’d take you home when they discharge you.”
“I don’t want to go home, Spence. I want to help find Emily.”
“I know, you can’t go into the field like this though. Tell me you’ll be good for the doctors so I can leave here without worrying more about you.”
You couldn't say no to this man you cared so much about, not when he was looking at you with the biggest puppy dog eyes you had ever seen from him.
"I'll try my best," you sighed, leaning back onto the pillow.
"Thank you," he gave your good hand a squeeze before heading back towards the door where Luke was waiting.
"Luke," you called before they could leave. He stopped in his tracks, inquisitively making eye contact with you to show you he was listening, "don't let him get lost in that big brain of his, ok?"
"I won't. Rest up, we need you back at full strength as soon as possible."
"Thank you," you whispered after him as he followed Spencer out of the hospital. You tried to get some sleep, but it didn't come easy as your brain tried to make sense of the events that had transpired the past few days. First Spencer's mom was taken, Spencer was released from prison, then Cat Adams showed up claiming to be pregnant with his baby, and now Scratch had literally ran a truck into your team- your family. It was a lot for one person to process, especially since your brain had taken an unwanted break from reality earlier in the evening.
You managed to doze off for a little bit, flitting in and out of sleep until exhaustion finally took over and pulled you deeper into its throws.
You were woken by a nurse who cheerfully informed you that you could go home. Will came to collect you and held your bag of belongings for you when he walked you out to his car.
He answered all of your questions to the best of his ability and even offered to bring you back to his home when you expressed how much you didn’t want to go back to your apartment.
Henry and Michael were enough to distract you from your reeling worries and keep you grounded while you waited to hear from the rest of the team. You let the boys draw on your cast, leaving the hard plaster full of colorful artwork.
As you were eating breakfast that Will had made, your phone finally rang.
“Emily is safe, Scratch is dead,” Spencer said when you answered.
“Thank goodness,” you sighed.
“Are you at home?” He asked next.
“No, I’m at JJ and Will’s. I wasn’t ready to be alone just yet,” you told him honestly.
“How’s your head?”
“Clearer now that I’ve gotten some sleep and some food. How’s yours?”
“Still getting back up to speed. Why don’t I pick you up and we can have a quiet day with my mom? We could all use the rest.”
“Sure, Spence. I’d love to spend some time with your mom.”
When Spencer came to pick you up, you noticed a soft smile playing on his lips when he saw the way you were curled up on the couch watching tv with the boys tucked into your side.
You let them greet him first, they hadn’t seen him since before he had gone to prison. Once they released him he finally wrapped his arms around you tightly.
Your relationship had never been very physical. In fact, you could count the number of times you had hugged Spencer Reid on one hand. Standing in Will and JJ’s entryway, though, embracing him for the first time since he had been arrested, you didn’t want to let go.
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jj-arms · 13 hours ago
Comforting BAU Chief! Emily Prentiss.
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Emily had just received the news that she wasn’t on the FBI list anymore, she was conflicted part of her was sad because she was excited about the idea of being FBI Chief but at the same time she was relieved that she wouldn’t have to choose between the BAU and being Chief. She was so involved in her thoughts that she didn’t realize you knocking and entering her office.
“Everything okay, boss?” you asked looking at her
“I’m fine”
“Bullshit” you said “what happened?’”
You sat in front of her while she told what happened and you couldn’t help to feel sorry for her; you knew that the BAU was her life, but being Chief of the FBI was too big of an opportunity to pass. 
“Their loss, honestly,” you said trying to cheer her up, you didn’t like to see Emily sad, you didn’t like to see anyone sad let alone your wife.
“I just don’t know what to feel,” she said picking on her nails
“Hey hey” you get up from the chair you were sitting and walking towards her. “you’re the most amazing person in this world, you’re amazing at your job and they are idiots for taking your name from that list” you said putting your hands on each side of her face.
“You’re right” she said enjoying the warmth of your skin against her cheeks
“Of course I am” you said smiling and covering her face with kisses
“This is unprofessional,” she said laughing
“I don’t care, chief” you said kissing her on the lips.
“We have to go back to work” she said breaking the kiss
“Tell me to go then” you said kissing her once more
“Hmm, I think we can spare a few minutes,” she said giving into the kiss and pulling you to her lap.
Working for the BAU you learned how to enjoy the little good things and kissing Emily in her office was one of them.
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jj-arms · 17 hours ago
Meeting Tara’s family for the first time.
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spare tip,ma’am?
Meeting Tara’s family was a big step in your relationship with her. After the whole thing with Mr.Scratch, she thought it was better to introduce you to them.
You knew how important her brother and father were important to her; you were a nervous wreck; you spent the entire week practicing how to talk to them and how to act around them.
You knew that their approval would not change your relationship or how Tara felt about you, but they are important for her, therefore they are important for you and their approval meant a lot to you. You wanted to make the best impression you could.
Tara, sensing your distress, tried to calm your nerves by taking you out for coffee
“It’s no big deal” she said “They will love you”
“What if they don’t like me?” you said worried “ What if they hate me?”
“They won’t hate you and you want to know why?” told her holding your hand
“Why?” you asked
“Because I love you” she said squeezing your hand
Tara’s confidence help ease your worries for a while, you were still nervous but not so nervous as before.
When the day arrived, you were a little more confident that you could make them like you.
Both her brother and father were very receptive of you, you hit off with her brother immediately, both bonding over the love of teasing Tara, to her demise, but she was happy that you were having a good time with him.
Her father was a little more skeptical of you. Tara may be all grown up, but she was still his little girl in his eyes. He wanted to make sure you would not hurt or try to take advantage of you.
But it washed all of his worries away when he saw the way you looked at her. You had the same look he had when he married Tara’s mother; you hate that look of pure adoration and love in your face. You couldn’t fake that.
Listening to them telling all of Tara’s embarrassing stories from her childhood, and seeing all of Tara’s baby pictures.
After that night you became part of the family, always getting invited to have dinner with them. Tara’s father even taught you how to care of your car. Tara would never admit but she enjoyed seeing you in a tank top covered in grease bent over a car hood, she thought you looked hot  
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reidyoulikeabook · 17 hours ago
Ship: Fem!Bau Reader x Spencer Reid
Summary: The team finds out about yours and Spencer’s relationship.
Word count: 2k
Warnings: Mentions of food, mentions of cases,
A/N: The ending took ME by surprise, I didn’t know what was going to happen until it just ... happened, so I hope that plays as organic to you! As always, please let me know what you think!!
This one is for the anon on the suggestion sheet that requested more team interactions!!!
Part of the A-Z of Spencer Reid series, but works as a stand alone :)
“Hotch,” You say, popping your head round your boss’ door, “Could I talk to you for a minute?”
He puts down the pen he’s holding, hands crossing over in his lap. He raises an eyebrow at you, just barely, and the look on his face has you sure he already knows what you’re about to say.
“Could I get uhm-” You start.
He interrupts, opening his top drawer and pulling out two sheets of paper, “One for you and one for Reid.”
You're not surprised that he knows, using your annual leave to take care of him after the anthrax scare was far from subtle. However you are surprised he's so casual about it, you'd half been expecting some kind of lecture, something he seems to sense.
“I might have to keep you separated in the field. And if your relationship starts affecting your performance at work that’s something we’ll have to discuss,” He says, standing up to hand the papers to you, “So far I’ve seen no cause to be concerned.”
Highest praise you’re going to get.
Nodding, you accept the forms off him and move to leave his office.
“____” The way he says your name is too flat to be a question.
You turn to face him anyway.
The corners of his mouth quirk upwards in an almost smile, “I’m glad you have each other.”
You and Spencer wait until the administrative work is taken care of which, given the perpetually stressed nature of one Erin Strauss, only takes two days.
Following that, your relationship is all above board. It’s a gloomy Monday morning, and you’re just putting the car in park when Spencer clears his throat.
“How are we going to tell them?” He asks.
It’s a question you’d been putting off. Neither of you wanted it to be anything too grand or too big of a deal. You’d considered your options thoroughly: A dinner? That felt too much. A text to the groupchat? That felt too minor. However, extending your hand across the console? That feels just right.
He smiles, accepting it.
“You might have to let go to get out of the car,” He says.
“Nope, you have to clamber over to my side,” You tease.
He raises his eyebrows, “I’m not sure I have the agility.”
“Oh so you wait until our relationship is federally approved to drop that nugget of information?”
“I'm sorry if my credentials have been misleading."
"I'll forgive you," You tell him, "On one condition."
He quirks a brow. You giggle, puckering your lips. With no hesitation, he leans across. Using his free hand for leverage, he grips your cheek, deepening the kiss. He tastes like mint and coffee and happiness and you're lost in it, completely wrapped up in the feel of anything that isn't him.
Until there’s a rap on the window. You jolt apart to find Emily smirking, "Oh there's no way to play that off."
Emily is grinning all the way to the bull-pen. Surprisingly, she doesn’t interrogate you, but you have a sneaky feeling she’s saving that for in front of everyone, where it’ll be most opportune. Spencer holds your hand, rubbing small circles on the back of your knuckles.
Really, it’s kind of exciting.
You’re in the lift when Emily checks her watch, “7:54,” She muses, “Six minutes before we’re technically on bureau time.”
By the smirk on her face, you know your sneaky feeling was right.
The elevator door pops open with a ding. It’s just your luck that everybody is in early: Hotch leaning against Rossi’s desk as he speaks to him, Garcia engaged in a very animated conversation with JJ and Morgan. Emily clears her throat, and they all, in turn, scoot to see what she wants.
She steps to the side, revealing Spencer’s hand clasped in yours.
Spencer squeezes your hand three times, and you return it.
“Oh my babies!” Garcia squeals, balling her hand into tiny fists and shaking them, “I knew it!!”
Of course you did
“Well well well,” Derek grins, pulling out his phone and checking it, “Looks like you all owe me some money.”
Rossi shakes his head, “No way, this has been going on for months now.”
J.J looks at you for confirmation.
“Well technically, we made it official three days ago.”
Emily laughs out a victorious ‘ha’, “I had last week!”
Spencer shakes his head, “What exactly did you bet on?”
“When you two would actually get together,” J.J confirms, “We made the bet at the Christmas party after you left.”
“Yeah, that was when everybody else finally caught on,” Emily says, rolling her eyes.
“Finally caught on?” You ask.
“Well, we’ve all known for a while-” J.J starts.
Morgan cuts her off, “I think I called it first.”
“You so did not!” Emily objects, crossing her arms.
“I called it first day!” Morgan insists, “I said to Spencer, oh look, pretty girl got you a coffee.”
“That does not count as calling it,” Emily huffs, “Calling it means realising that one of them liked the other.”
“Well I noticed in December,” J.J says, “When I came back for the Christmas party, ____ shouted out for Reid when she fell.”
Morgan laughs, “You’re playing with profilers JJ.”
She rolls her eyes. Something in your heart pulls, and you squeeze Spencer’s hand again. He inches closer to you, not holding you, but just letting his body rest against yours. He seems amused by the theatrics, although something in his smile tells you he already knows all of this.
Eidetic memory.
Of course he knew.
“I realised in September,” Rossi says proudly, “___ got him socks when he ran out.”
“Oh please!” Garcia cuts in, “It was obvious way before that, what about last year when ___ went on that date and Reid stress ate that box of doughnuts?”
Rossi shrugs with a roll of his eyes, conceding a tad ungraciously.
“That was June,” Spencer supplies helpfully, blushing a bit.
You exchange a glance, murmuring while keeping your mouth as still as possible so nobody else hears, “You ate a box of doughnuts?”
His voice is a squeak, “There were only four.”
“May,” Emily announces, interrupting before you got the chance to tease him, “He stole two of the files off her desk when she went to the bathroom. Right after we got back from an eight day case. He voluntarily stayed an extra hour.”
Your look at him is a bit accusing, and he shrugs as if to say: so what?
Your eyes narrow a bit, but your private conversation is again interrupted, this time by Morgan.
“Obviously none of you are as good as your jobs as me,” He says, grinning widely, “Do you not remember last year when we got called down to Florida over spring break? That beach chick asked for his number and I thought ____ was gonna explode.”
It’s your turn to look embarassed, especially because you can see Spencer’s smile out of the corner of your eye, “Well she wasn’t even very helpful.”
“That doesn’t count, the rest of us weren’t there,” Emily objects, “So that means I win.”
Hotch cuts in, a tiny smile quirking the corners of his mouth, “Who assigned them together in the field?”
Emily turns to face Hotch, eyebrows raised, “You did this on purpose?”
He shrugs, looking serious, “I made a series of tactical choices I thought were most beneficial to the team. Including choosing her for the team.”
That’s all he says, smiling again as he rises off Rossi’s desk, “You have two minutes before I’ll be dumping a pile of consults on all of your desks so, enjoy it.”
You look up at Spencer, noting that he’s wearing the same mildly confused expression as you. Hotch the matchmaker? A flood of questions surround you, but it doesn’t even matter. This is your found family, and standing there, holding hands with your boyfriend, you’re happy to answer all the intrusive questions in the world. They’re asking because they love you, after all. Well, that and the fact they’ll never pass up any opportunity to tease you mercilessly.
Technically you’re on bureau time, but since you’ve offered to make coffee for everyone, nobody does anything but smirk when you stop by Spencer’s desk to ask if he wants to accompany you to the kitchenette.
“It’s interesting how everybody noticed it at different times,” He observes, “I wonder if that says something specific about how their perception skills are altered in their comfort environment.”
There’s something about Spencer making hypotheses’ about your relationship that makes your heart ache.
Favourite kind of hypothesis for him to make
“I called it first day,” You tell him, getting your coffee mugs out of the cupboard, “I called it for me first day anyway. It was um, it was when I asked you to show me to the file room.”
His face pulls into a strange confused expression, obviously running over the same memory as you are.
“You seemed really nervous-”
“I was really nervous,” He admits.
You smile, continuing, “Well yeah. You seemed really nervous, and you were telling me facts about Quantico. You were so focused that you tripped and fell on your shoe laces. And I just, I knew then that you were so endearing I’d end up falling in love with you.”
His mouth opens, then closes, “Falling in love with me?”
You fluster a bit, wincing internally as you realise what you’ve just said.
His arms are on your waist in no time at all, “Look at me,” He murmurs, and you do. Turning around to face him, seeing his eyes filled with complete sincerity. Joy. You could sustain your blood sugar for a week on the sweet honey happiness of them.
“I realised on our first case, that first week,” He says, clearing his throat before continuing, “I was um. That whole week, I think I was realising. When I got interrupted, I was talking about honey badgers, and I got cut off. And you came up to me and asked me to finish what I was saying,” He smiles, and it’s so sweet it’s almost painful, “And then we were on the jet home, and everyone else was asleep. It was when you asked me to show you how to play chess. You were so proud of yourself whenever you got a move right. I just, I knew then that I was going to fall in love with you.”
“Fall in love with me?” Your voice is breathy, barely above a whisper.
“I am in love with you,” His voice matches it.
“I’m in love with you too.”
Morgan’s rap on the door makes you jolt, “Am I gonna be scarred for life if I open this door?”
You squeak, “No!”
Spencer moves his hands off your waist, fiddling with the rest of the coffee mugs. You start to pour out the coffee, grateful for the way he presses his lips into a thin-lipped smile to keep himself composed. It’s hard to keep yourself from giggling, with sheer happiness and joy.
He’s in love with me.
I’m in love with him.
“If this is how long it’s gonna take for me to get coffee from now on, I’ll have to start making my own,” Morgan says, accepting the cup you hold out for him, “We have a case by the way, Hotch just got the call.”
You sigh, “Be right out.”
He exits the room, affording you one tiny moment.
A tiny moment that you take to, even though you’re technically on bureau time, perch up to your tiptoes and press the lightest of kisses to your boyfriend’s mouth. Your boyfriend who you are in love with. Your boyfriend who is in love with you.
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highkeygolden · 18 hours ago
This Didn’t End Well
Pairing; Spencer Reid x Fem!Reader
Summary; everything seemed prettier than rose petals until the reality of their job hit them hard
A/N; uh, death. sorry. and i don’t think this was written that well but yk
Words; 6219
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There was just something about her. Maybe it was her confidence, maybe it was the way she carried herself, or maybe it was the way she'd walk into the room with her head held high that'd catch everyone's attention. It could have been her smile, the way it'd twinkle in her eyes no matter how hard she tried hiding it... or could it have been her compassion, her selfless priorities and preferences.
There was just something about Y/N that caught Spencer Reid's eyes the day Jason Gideon introduced her to the BAU. In all honesty, it could have been the shirt that made him pay extra attention to her. The way he could practically trace his gaze over her bra straps and the way the first two buttons were undone... yet to top it all off, it looked completely formal. No one ever complained.
It was safe to say everyone's jaw dropped, including Aaron Hotchner's, when she worked on her first case with them. With one look at the pictures and a couple of questions answered by JJ, she was able to figure out everything.
"The victims are all the same age, birthdays are days apart, all women with dark hair and blue eyes. The un-sub is probably looking for revenge of some sort. Maybe a recent breakup or a broken engagement. And since he can't kill his stresser, he's taking his rage out on similar-looking women. There's no sight of forced entry, so he either was invited in or he stalked them and knew his way in. Based on the crime scenes, you can tell that he's playing out a fantasy. The candles and cake can mean that he's recreating an anniversary. It makes sense because each murder takes place exactly a month apart, always on the fifteenth. It's the tenth today, so we have five days to find this man."
Though Hotch was impressed, he still looked at her like she'd just committed a crime. Yet, Y/N wasn't intimidated at all. She just raised her brows at him and waited for him to say something while everyone else just stared and blinked.
"What can you tell us about the un-sub?"
"Most probably caucasian, male in his mid-thirties and is crazy. Works a common job. Maybe has hallucinations or has been admitted to a psychiatric facility before. It's also likely that he's a psychopath or even, sociopathic. I mean, if anyone had seen anybody looking suspicious, he'd be in jail by now. And if he was invited into these women's homes, he must be a smooth talker."
They might as well have released their profile right then and there.
It was apparent, within the first week of her working in the BAU, that she was always on top of her game. She was the best at what she did and quickly became a permanent asset to the team. Yet as much as Spencer wished she'd stay forever, he also wanted her to leave.
Whenever he was around Y/N, competition would follow. The pair were always debating when they were paired up during the case, either pushing each other to ask the interview questions or betting on who'd be man enough to shoot the first bullet.
It was dangerous to act like egotistical teenagers while out on the field... but according to Hotch, they'd always do the best work around each other. So the pair accepted it and each other. Spencer accepted it since working with her somehow satisfied him because, despite the plethora of arguments, she still cared. She was willing to put aside her ego and listen to his rambling in hopes of finding something new to work off of.
Y/N, on the other hand, had no complaints, to begin with. She had always liked working with Spencer, claiming that she had fun arguing with him and that it was a nice ego boost when she'd prove him wrong. Spencer just rolled his eyes when she grinned at him.
As time passed and Y/N's skills seemed to excel more than anyone could imagine, Spencer learned a lot about her- and it wasn't just from profiling her. Sure, he learned that she was defensive, empathetic and driven the first day he met her, but it was her little habits that he liked paying most attention to.
Like, for example, she always chewed gum- which told him that it was her way of silently relieving stress. Even when she was out on the field, chasing a killer with a gun, she always had gum lapping between her teeth. It was a must; there's no Y/N without gum.
When Garcia wasn't the one making inappropriate jokes, Y/N always had one ready to pull out of her sleeve. It made sense why she got along with everyone. She had this calming aura around her that'd distract them yet have their heads looking for the right answer. She was a psychology major, it made sense.
It wasn't until two years later that Spencer would bond with Y/N. It was the night Tobias Hankle had abducted him and maybe it was the wrong time for Spencer to seek out attention when he didn't need it but it was Y/N. She was kind enough to show up at his door in the middle of the night with a pillow of her own and a bag with rented movies, snacks and popcorn.
Spencer didn't know how to decline her offer, mostly because he didn't want to. So that night, they were huddled up on his couch while talked about every stupid theory she believed in about the universe to distract him and Spencer listened to her like she was telling him a bedtime story. Well, it wasn't the first time he'd heard these theories... he just found that he liked it when she explained them.
And after that night, Spencer wished that she'd never leave.
Y/N quickly became Spencer's best friend and neither of them had seen it coming. Hell, the only thing they had in common was their job. But it could have been their differences that brought them closer together. While Spencer could enlighten her on things she'd always wanted to learn about, Y/N brought a light of excitement into his life.
Somewhere along the line, Spencer had developed... feelings. He hated to admit it, he didn't want to either but he was infatuated. He was infatuated by the way she'd laugh or by the way she'd argue with Emily about which food to order and he was infatuated by her hair and lips and nose and eyes. Then came the rest of her body but he'd rather not get into it.
There were times when Spencer almost felt guilty for liking her because she was his colleague, his best friend, someone who he talked to every day and she was walking around having no idea what she was capable of doing to his weak little heart. Yet, he wasn't really afraid.
Because there was a level of security between them that they knew they wouldn't let each other slip away and that was all they ever needed from each other. And he knew she'd never leave. No matter what. Because she'd rather work it out rather than completely dissociate but... why? What was it that drove her to be that way?
So, while Spencer contemplated more about his best friend and her way of life, Y/N was having a mundane conversation with the rest of the team over drinks. The music was loud and the smell of alcohol was thick and Spencer was able to ignore all of it.
Yet he remembered how the conversation jumped from his godson to JJ's soon to come wedding and Rossi's spaghetti and somehow they were pent up on talking about each other's love life which,  to which Spencer would usually argue, was inappropriate. But they weren't at work, and they were all tipsy.
"How long has it been since you were laid?" Garcia wiggled her brows and leaned against Derek, both their eyes trained on Y/N like she was the answer to all their issues in life.
Spencer's ears twitched when he heard Y/N's wavering hum and his eyes were unwantedly drawing to where her fingers were placed, tapping against the base of her skin. "I think a year." Both Y/N and Spencer flinched when she replied. While Y/N was embarrassed by her answer, Spencer had been put off by the idea of her sleeping with someone else and he didn't even know and he wondered why she never mentioned it because a year ago, they were still best friends, as they are now. But she didn't tell him.
"That's not that bad," Derek grinned widely as he approached Spencer, heavy arm wrapping around his shoulders while a teasing grin spread on his lips. "I bet Pretty Boy here is still inexperienced."
Spencer's heart dropped when Y/N laughed with the rest of the group because it was embarrassing.
"I would agree with you but please tell me he's wrong Spencer," Y/N tried her best not to choke on her drink or her laughter and Spencer crinkled his nose for a brief second.
"He's wrong," was a good enough answer for them to stick to and Derek was stumbling towards Garcia again and Y/N was wiggling her brows at Spencer.
To be fair, Spencer had never talked about his sex life with her either. He'd brought up Lila once, the actress that he'd ended up making out with in the middle of a swimming pool, but beyond that, he refused to discuss it. Y/N respected that, and though her curiosity ate at her head, she never asked him.
"Pretty Boy isn't as innocent as I thought," Y/N was fanning into his ear, face close enough for her lashes to brush against his temple- yet her warmth left as fast it came because Derek and Garcia were laughing again and JJ and Emily were asking about their topic of conversation.
As frustrating as the conversation had been, nothing frustrated him more than her fingers drumming against his hand as she talked to Emily and JJ about some gossip Garcia had graced them with and though Spencer was hearing everything, he wished she'd stop talking and stop tapping her fingers on his hand.
Every touch ignited something in him, and he couldn't tell if it was good or bad. It wasn't the first time she'd touched him. There was the occasional hug or high-five and it wasn't uncommon for her to reach for his hand when she was stressed and she'd trace every dip and curve and nerve that she could find until both of them were calm.
But this time was different because she wasn't stressed.
"You alright, Spencer?" she asked when JJ and Emily were caught up in their conversation. Spencer simply nodded, lips disappearing into his mouth as his gaze stayed on his untouched drink.
"I don't buy it," she continued and now, her hand was placed flat on his, telling him that she was ready to listen to whatever it was that was bothering him.
Spencer, for the first time in a long time, declined her offer to talk and that shocked her. Y/N stared at him with a gaped mouth until Spencer told her that everything was fine. "You still want me to come over for the night?" to which she nodded and looked away and Spencer excused himself to the washroom.
Spencer was driving and it was around one in the night and the street lights were shining bright and the stars were twinkling. Instead of staring at the stars like she normally would, she was staring at Spencer, confused and not admiring because his jaw was clenched and his knuckles were white.
"You're mad at me."
"Nice work, Sherlock."
Y/N rolled her eyes and groaned. "Sarcasm doesn't suit you."
"Thanks for the tip."
She wondered why he was even sleeping over at her place when he was angry. He was angry at her and she didn't feel guilty because she didn't know what it was that bothered him. She stayed angry for the moment, bugging him every once in a while to check if he was finally ready to talk.
But by the time they got to her apartment, they were shouting at eat other and the door slammed behind them and the windows shook and Y/N was gripping the roots of her hair trying to get Spencer to just spit it out.
"I thought you were smart!" Spencer was pointing fingers and loosening his tie at the same time. His jacket was thrown on the couch and Y/N's shoes had landed in the kitchen.
"Spencer, I don't know what I did!" she groaned and whined and even begged of him to tell her and when she thought he'd finally tell her, he was speaking in riddles.
"You of all people should know that there are some things I don't like to talk about because it's embarrassing."
Y/N's eyes were softening and her arms fell limp to her sides as she realised what he was talking about and it all seemed so immature to her. Instead of starting a whole fight, he could have just told her but he was expecting more and she should have realised.
Because she of all people should know.
"Was this about what Derek said?" she let out a breath as Spencer nodded and clenched his jaw again. "Spence-"
"It isn't just about that!" he insisted. "It's about you!"
Her brows furrowed and guilt was creeping into her chest like a pest and she, once again, didn't know what it was. She'd been normal around him the entire night and she was tipsy. If anything, she was on her best behaviour.
"What about me?" she dared. Spencer gulped. "Spit it out," she demanded and his hands were buried in his hair.
"You- it's you," he whined. "It's you, you're Y/N and no matter what you do, I'm always mesmerized. And I can't help it and it eats me from the inside out because you're my best friend and it's not okay and... and," he was at a loss of words just like Y/N and she was dumbfounded because the last thing she was expecting was for him to declare his love for her.
"And you're so excited to be around and you do something to me that makes me feel so much better and I get scared that you'll leave and I could never live with myself but then I remember that you're Y/N and you never leave so why... why am I so scared?"
By the time Spencer was done speaking, Y/N was taking cautious steps towards him, eyes glassier than before, breath heavier than before. "I'm sorry that I made you uncomfortable before," she whispered.
Spencer was looking at her with wide, terrified eyes and he was sure he'd stay that way unless she said something that'd make him feel better. His heart raced just as fast as the wheels in his head did and as Y/N's hand fell on his cheek, his breath was caught in his throat.
"I really am sorry," she soothed. "But guess what?"
"It's okay."
That night, Y/N and Spencer had wound up sitting on her bay window, bare bodies covered with a thin blanket while she admired the stars and he blabbered out everything he knew about the constellations and she listened to him. She liked listening to him.
Spener didn't feel guilty about playing with the straps of her bra or dribbling his fingers down her stomach because she liked it, she allowed it, she wanted it and Spencer enjoyed it as much as she did. And he didn't feel guilty about whispering the words 'I love you' because she said it back and he didn't feel guilty about burying his lips in her neck or her hair because she kissed him back.
When the pair walked into the bullpen the next morning, everyone had noticed the difference because they were smiling wider. Spencer was happier than usual and Y/N was more talkative than usual and Garcia was the first to find out that Y/N and Spencer were together.
Then Derek was teasing them about it and Emily was laughing in surprise and JJ was passing them glances and Rossi and Hotch were just... congratulating them. Y/N never understood what it was that sent a buzz through everyone with the newfound information but considering it involved Pretty Boy, she accepted it.
It wasn't until later in the day when she overheard JJ and Emily talking that she laughed.
"Spencer has a girlfriend," JJ fawned and her expression was equally filled with surprise and pride.
"And it's Y/N," Emily chuckled while stacking away papers. "You'd think someone like her would want someone more...," she didn't have to finish her sentence because JJ already knew what she meant.
"I know," JJ placed a hand on her hip. "Did you see it coming?"
"Sorta," she shrugged.
"Really?" JJ was perplexed and cringed at herself. "I didn't."
"They're always around each other and they're a perfect match. They need each other," Emily offered as Derek walked past them, holding to cups of coffee and a wide cocky grin.
"I saw it coming," he crooned and walked away.
A year passed, just like that, and nothing changed except Y/N and Spencer were growing stronger by the day. No one would change anything about it because they were getting better at the job and it wasn't like BAU's favourite couple were distracting each other. They knew their priorities and they never once slipped. Hotch would say they were getting better.
Of course, by then everyone had figured out the little habits they had like tapping each other's feet when as a way of communication or giving each other different glances depending on the situation. They were once caught holding hands but it was such an innocent gesture that everyone just laughed it off.
Spencer remembered thinking to himself if they only knew what happens behind closed doors.
Spencer had moved into her apartment soon because Y/N refused to leave her apartment. She said there were too many strings tied to the place, too many pictures to take down and too many memories to let go of and Spencer understood. He knew how attached she could get for mundane things and this was no different.
It just felt right, to live with her and be around her every waking second of their day and to end it by falling asleep in each other's arms. It just felt right, as though this was home. And they wouldn't have it any other way.
Like most nights, Y/N was laying on their bed, head on Spencer's chest as his arms wrapped around her shoulders, hands holding up a copy of The Great Gatsby as he read aloud for her. It was a nightly routine, to read something before falling asleep and Spencer knew how much she loved listening to his voice as he read.
With the occasional comment from Y/N and the occasional kiss on the head from Spencer, they'd spend hours bonding over something they both enjoyed and this night was no different. Except, this time, Y/N wasn't feeling very normal.
Well, she wasn't sick, she was completely fine and she knew that because Spencer insisted on going to a monthly doctor's check-up. No, she was feeling weird because there was a rock weighing down on her stomach and her throat kept drying up-but she wouldn't dare tell Spencer. She wouldn't want to worry him.
When Y/N could feel herself falling asleep, Spencer was ready to call it a night but their moment of peace was quickly ruined when Y/N's phone rang- Rossi.
She didn't even have to answer to know that they were being called for work and the pair were groaning out of bed, utterly frustrated about the fact that it was the middle of the night and they were really hoping for a good night's sleep.
"Talk about timing," Spencer heard her groan as she buttoned up her shirt and that was the first time he ever heard her complain about work.
She never complained about work.
After JJ had briefed them and after they were individually handed case files, Y/N found herself sitting across Spencer and Derek on the jet, examining each picture ever so carefully, trying to scrape out every detail they could find and granted, they were doing a pretty good job.
But Y/N kept tutting every five minutes, groaning about something even Spencer couldn't figure out.
"Something feels off," she sloshed her gum between her teeth, tilting her head as the rock in her stomach buried deeper.
"What feels off?" Derek glanced between her and the images sprawled in front of them and Spencer instinctively tapped his foot against hers.
"I don't know," she passed Spencer a solemn smile and crinkled her nose. "Doesn't feel like this is gonna end well," she said and Derek softly took her hands in his. Spencer stared at her concerned, fingers finding their way to land on her thigh as a way of comfort.
"It's gonna be fine, Gumdrop," Derek promised and they were back to profiling and all the while, Spencer drew comforting circles on her knee.
They didn't understand how their case had gone awry so quickly. One minute, Y/N and Emily were chasing down their killer and then they were being knocked right in the head unconscious and were missing and it took twelve hours for Garcia to track them down and by the thirteenth house, Derek and Hotch were yelling "FBI! Drop your weapon!"
And Spencer was untying Y/N and Emily and he cringed at the fact that Y/N had been bashed left and right while Emily escaped with a couple of scratches and bruises and-
She was unconscious. Y/N was unconscious with blood gushing out of her waist and her shoulder bone was sliced and god knew what other injuries she held and Spencer sobbing and he was yelling for an ambulance and Emily helped him as much as she could with trembling hands while Rossi and JJ were calling for medical help.
"She kept going at him- she kept trying to hurt his ego so he'd hurt her and not me- I, I don't know- I kept telling her to stop but he gutted her and shot her and I kept yelling and-" Emily was going batshit crazy by the time they reached the hospital and Spencer held on to her like his life depended on it.
When they reached the hospital, Emily and Hotch took full responsibility for her. Because they knew her family was estranged from her and they knew she had no contact with anyone but them and the only family she had was them. So they gave in their names and personal phone numbers and ordered the front desk to call them for only formalities.
If it wasn't for Derek, Hotch would have pulled his gun out to threaten the staff.
Emily was still consoling Spencer. He clung to her arm, face buried in her shoulder as he kept repeating: "Why is she like this? Why does she risk it?" Emily couldn't even feel bad because she asked herself the same questions.
All Y/N ever knew was to protect the people she loved and she called the BAU her family... they shouldn't have expected anything else but it was concerning. It was concerning because they knew she was being someone she never had. They thought about what exactly they could do to ever make it up to her.
JJ and Rossi, though, stood right outside the Emergency Room because Spencer told them to. He couldn't possibly lay eyes on her when he was panicking and when she was in critical condition- seeing her hurt dug a stick through his heart and it burned. So while JJ and Rossi paid close attention to Y/N, they simultaneously dug through her phone to find the numbers of her friends from high school or college or anything.
She'd mentioned a best friend before and they were determined to find whoever it was that could make her happy.
All those years ago, when Garcia was shot, Y/N was the first to bust through the hospital doors and ask about, "Penelope Garcia, she'd been shot and she was admitted thirty minutes ago." So when Garcia heard what happened and when Derek refused to share details with her on the phone, her first instinct was to cry. She cried and wept and almost mourned until Derek told her to just calm down and hope for the best.
"Babygirl, just come down to the hospital."
And she did. When she found the rest of the team anticipated for an answer from the doctors, Garcia found Derek and held onto his arm for dear life, hoping and praying like he told her to. And she kissed Spencer on the head and pulled Emily in for a hug and then she was back to sobbing with Derek.
"Do you know anything? Anything at all?" she tried.
Derek nodded and crossed his arms, almost solely looking at his feet as he thought about the words forming in his head. Garcia was growing impatient and she was ready to threaten him but then he sighed and she gaped for an answer.
"She lost a lot of blood, Garcia." he heaved. "The guy messed with her shoulder bone, shot her thrice, gave her a punctured lung and gutted her in two places. I don't know how she hasn't broken a bone but-"
"Just get to the point!" Garcia snapped at him with pleading, wide eyes and the rate of her heart beating was faster than the speed her fingers moved across a keyboard. She couldn't possibly listen to all the horrible things that happened to her beloved.
"We don't know if she's gonna make it."
It would be three in the night when the surgery got over and Y/N was still unconscious with all the sedatives pumping in her body. Derek, being the only one awake, made sure to request a personal room for Y/N and he made sure to ask for the best care available.
Spencer was jumping awake when he heard wheels rusting past him and he rubbed his eyes and patted his shirt down and followed Y/N into the room with Derek and Emily. Hotch, JJ, Rossi and Garcia were passed out on the couches and when Derek woke them up to let them know that Y/N made it out, they were begging to pile into the room.
Derek stopped them, though.
"You need to go home and freshen up," he told them. "I'll call you when she's conscious," and he didn't let anyone protest.
Finally, around two hours later, as Spencer held Y/N's hand in his while dozing off to sleep and while Derek was recounting the conversation he had with her on the jet and while Emily was already fast asleep, Y/N fluttered her eyes open.
She was finally awake, and her first instinct wasn't even to look around the room. She just kept calling out for Emily and the shrill of her soft voice was enough to wake them up. Then, she was holding Spencer's hand with an iron grip, and he wondered if she was even supposed to have so much strength in her after a three-hour surgery.
Derek called for a doctor and Spencer was trying his best to calm her down but she only seemed to regain her sanity when she saw Emily standing above her, soft eyes telling her that everything was alright and supple hands brushing her hair away from her face.
Emily had a bandaid across her left cheek and bandages wrapped around her wrist, a small scratch across her neck and that was pretty much it- Y/N sighed.
"You're okay," Y/N smiled so softly, it was almost minuscule enough for them to miss it. She was squeezing Spencer's hand now, tracing her index on the vein below his thumb and Spencer knew that she was alright now.
"Of course I am," she said. "Thanks to your dumb ass," she continued to add and Y/N found enough strength to chuckle.
Derek appeared beside her with a proud smile, the corners of his eyes crinkling as he said: "Gumbrop can laugh now, can she?" and Emily slapped his arm and the nurses and doctor finally appeared and did their routine check-up, just a formality.
"You thought you could get rid of me so easily," she teased and Spencer wondered how she was in the mood for making jokes while she was... in pain.
"You better not let us," Derek laughed.
"Of course not."
"I'm gonna call Hot-"
"Don't," Y/N was quick to stop Derek as he stepped out of the room. "Let them sleep," she insisted and soon, she was pressuring the three to go home, too.
Emily and Derek left within half an hour but Spencer stayed, right at her foot, hands still clasped around her. His eyes refused to leave her sight despite his stomach clenching as he saw the bandages around her shoulder and torso and legs. Her cheek sported a small bruise and a cut burned below her brow- she said she considered herself lucky.
Spencer would normally argue otherwise but... he'd let her win the argument this time.
"You never listen to me, do you?" Y/N smiled softly at him, hooded eyes struggling to stay focused on him under the dim light.
Spencer shook his head with a cheesy smile across his face and his lips buried into her hands, peppering kisses across her knuckles and she was laughing again- but so slowly and softly that Spencer thought she must have been in pain. Because he knew her entire thorax must have been hurting and it was a miracle that she was even awake.
Y/N started drifting to sleep and she whined for Spencer to sleep beside her, on the hospital bed. She didn't care if it'd hurt her or if it were too congested. She said she'd sleep at the very edge if it meant he'd be able to stay beside her-
Because it was either that or forcing him to go back home and sleep comfortably.
And Spencer refused to go home.
So despite his concern, he squeezed himself beside her and wrapped his arm around her bandaged waist and fell asleep with her.
Garcia and Derek were the first few to show up the next morning and Spencer had never left. It didn't take a profiler to figure it out. Garcia had brought in flowers and Y/N couldn't help but laugh and ask for a hug because it was adorable.
"I love red roses," Y/N cooed as Garcia played with the ends of her hair, a solemn smile spread across her lips.
"I know, sugar," she cooed back.
Rossi, Hotch and Emily showed up next, expressions a mix of relief and fear altogether. As much as it confused Y/N, she shrugged it off. Hotch didn't dare ask any questions and Rossi didn't dare bring up food around her because she wasn't allowed to each anything unauthorized and Y/N was the biggest foodie they knew.
"You know, I get why Garcia gets annoyed when we treat her like a victim," she remembered mumbling to Hotch and he brushed her off and deadpanned.
Finally, JJ had arrived with Henry and a bouquet of their own and despite the oohs and ahhs, Y/N was the first one that got to greet the little boy.
"You brought a bouquet, too?" she pouted and her arms extended as a basket of purple cyclamens landed on the table beside her. JJ held Henry close to her because Y/N couldn't carry him and everyone watched as they interacted.
"Henry picked it out," JJ smiled at her and her son.
"Really?" Y/N gasped. "How'd you know my favourite colour was purple?" she cooed and Henry giggled and wadded his arms. "I usually hate kids, but you're an exception," she whispered to him and JJ laughed smugly.
YY/N caught Hotch's gaze and she quickly bit her tongue. "And Jack, of course," and everyone burst into a fit of laughter.
You'd think that Y/N was getting better day by day but she wasn't. She got weaker, her chest pains were unbearable and her eyes were droopier and her voice was on the brink of disappearing.
She wrote a lot. She had a diary on her lap and a pencil between her fingers almost every day. She was writing if the BAU team wasn't there to keep her company and she was writing if she wasn't eating and she was writing if she was bored. That's all she knew to do these days.
Garcia came to visit a lot and Spencer usually stayed the nights. He'd read her The Great Gatsby or she'd just ask for him to have a normal conversation with him. Hotch brought Jack for a visit once, said that maybe the sight of hyperactive kids would boost her energy too.
It didn't. Nothing seemed to help.
The doctors said there was nothing they could do.
Y/N's friend came to visit, one day. Her and her family. Derek had even stopped them but then Y/N peeked through the windows and saw Brooke and she was almost squeaking with joy. Derek apologized to them and gave them their space.
It seemed like they were having a normal conversation one second, then the next, Brooke was screaming and her parents were telling her to calm down and Y/N was praying for her to not freak out because it wasn't a big deal. What wasn't a big deal?
And when they came out again, Brooke with flushed cheeks and her parents with solemn stares, Spencer approached them and shamelessly asked: "What did she tell you?"
"She told me not to say," Brooke sniffled. "You're... Spencer Reid?"
Nodding, Spencer stood with his head high and gulped. He didn't know his girlfriend talked about him to her friends. Well, it was quite inevitable but... he wasn't expecting it.
"I'm glad she met you," she whispered. "Back in high school, all she ever wanted to find love and she never stopped looking for it and... and now she has you."
A little while later, Spencer was wandering into her room. She was writing again, which he expected. She held a small smile, eyes twinkling under dim lights and he wondered what it could have been that drove her to be positive about this whole situation. It frustrated him, even.
"What do you write in that?" he nodded towards the diary and Y/N smiled coyly.
"You'll find out soon enough," she whispered as Spencer's fingers trailed across the foot of the bed.
"That doesn't sound as good as it's supposed to," Y/N didn't respond to him. She stared at her pen and bit her lip and easily his her emotion because she was tired. Spencer cringed. "That was some argument with your friend, huh?"
"Yeah," Y/N nodded ever so slightly and flashed a guilty smile but it was gone as soon as it came.
"What did you say?"
There was a long pause accompanied by his question, fear and anticipation hung in the air between them and Y/N... she didn't want to answer it. Tears pooled in her eyes and a quiet sob left her lips and she was suddenly aware of the people that stared through the window and the pleading eyes of her boyfriend.
She felt guilty, oh so guilty for even wanting to respond because, fuck, it wasn't going to end well. She knew it wasn't going to end well.
"Spencer," she whispered. "I'm dying."
And Spencer choked on air and his fear settled into every nook and cranny of his body and he couldn't take it anymore. The reality of it all was... it was real. Her words held so much truth that it knocked the sanity out of him and he was leaping towards Y/N and holding her limp body in his arms and she was sobbing into his shoulder because there was nothing either of them could do.
She'd slip into a coma two days later. The doctors said there's no telling what could happen. Hotch didn't say much. Derek was moody. Emily was beating herself up. JJ and Garcia were crying. Rossi was the only person that gave hope to the team.
Spencer went into autopilot.
Every day, he'd buy himself a coffee and a doughnut and spend the rest of his time in the hospital. They worked two cases in her absence and that... was pretty much it.
Brooke and Veronica came to visit two days after she slipped into a coma. Spencer didn't bother to greet them. They just sat there, pure silence, staring at the one person that normally knew what to do. But she wasn't even... here. They didn't have anything better to do. They didn't know what else to do.
So mostly, they just visited; talked to her about their day even if it felt pathetic to not get a response back.
Until finally, the end came too soon. She was right, this didn't end well.
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uncpanda · 19 hours ago
number 5 for the kissing prompt with derek morgan ? please !
In this house, we shower Derek Morgan with ALL the love. Enjoy! 
Pairing: Derek Morgan X GN!Reader
Prompt 5: Throwing their arms around the other person’s neck, hugging them close before kissing them passionately on the lips.
You get the call right as you’re leaving work. 
“Hey sweetness, it’s me. Don’t freak out, but I’m in the hospital. I was shot.” 
Upon the word shot you do the exact opposite of what Derek asks, and promptly freak out. You drive like a maniac to the hospital, thankful that this case is local. You find Penny waiting for you, and like you, she’s a frantic mess. 
“I’ve see him. He’s okay. Doctors say it was a through and through shot in the thigh. He did not need surgery, but he’ll be on crutches for a while.” 
You allow the smallest amount of relief to flood your system before you enter his room. He’s already standing, balancing on the crutches, because your husband doesn’t know the meaning of taking it easy. You’ll make sure to teach it to him over the next several days.
He grins when he sees you, and you can’t help but throw your arms around his shoulders in a hug, and tug him down for a kiss. He stays miraculously balanced, and you realize it’s because Hotch has a hand on his shoulder to keep him steady.
You send him a grateful smile, as Derek tugs you close, and presses a kiss to your cheek, “I’m okay sweetness. I promise.” 
And you cling to that, because the alternative is not an option. 
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reidingmelodies · 19 hours ago
The Five Senses
Pairing: Spencer Reid x gn!Reader Category: Fluff Word Count: .4k A/N:  I have more WIPs than I know what to do with, but this popped into my head and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  Long story short, here’s a quick ten minute drabble for you guys- happy Wednesday <3 Main Masterlist
He could tell you loved him each time you made him a cup of coffee the exact way he liked it.  With each sip he found the peace and comfort that served as your signature, the joy he only felt when you were around expanding. Sugary sweet and oh so necessary, he was reminded of you as it made its way through his body, the warmth fully encapsulating his being the same way your hugs did.  
He could tell you loved him with each gentle brush of your fingers on his skin.  Whether he was scared, tired, or joyful your fingers were there to trace patterns on his skin and remind him to breathe.  To remind him you were there, that you would always be there.  The feel of your skin against his caused fireworks to ignite in his veins, reminding him to thank the powers that be for blessing him with someone as wonderful as you.
He could tell you loved him in the way you listened, your laughs and intriguing questions filling the space between his regaling tales.  A lifetime of being told he was too much had etched permanent scars on his soul, lines of worry often slipping through his façade with the concern that one day, you would think he was too much, too.  Those fears washed away with your gentle reassurance that it would never happen, your laughs and continuation of dialogue serving to remind him that you were his and he was yours, and he didn’t have anything to worry about so long as you were by his side.
He could tell you loved him in the way your joint home always smelled inviting and lived in and perfect.  In the days before you, he would come home to a dreary apartment, serving only as a place to rest his head in the handful of hours he wasn’t away on a case or attached to the stack of paperwork on his desk.  It wasn’t a home by any means, but then along came you and everything changed for the better.  Now, he was greeted with the smell of vanilla and cinnamon each time he walked in the door, be it through the candles gracing the bookshelves or a recipe you were attempting to make.  Whatever it was, one thing was for certain- it smelled like home.
Most importantly, he could tell you loved him in the way you looked at him like he was the center of the world, like he was the sole source of gravity keeping your feet on the ground.
He shouldn’t be surprised, really.
He looked at you the very same way.
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wordvomit-foryourmind · 21 hours ago
now look at this
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wordvomit-foryourmind · 21 hours ago
...watching crime shows with spencer would include...
Spencer... where do I even begin with this
you've always wanted to watch him react to some of the crime series on tv
you're a true crime geek but you also love shows like Law and Order, etc.
Spencer knows this and has a love hate relationship with that side of you
he knows you follow all of his cases really closely, partially bc you love him but mainly bc you want all the details
he's impressed by your surveillance skills
he's joked that you should join the team bc you're so dedicated
anyways, one day you were enjoying a rare day off with your boyfriend when you stumbled on an episode of Law and Order
"Spencerrrrrrrr. We should watch this."
"What? Baby, it's my day off. I don't really want to look at more crime scenes. Besides, these shows are wildly inaccurate."
after a few minutes of back and forth, he finally caves
the first two episodes are a full blown cringe fest, but by the third, Spencer starts to shut up and enjoy it
this is just the beginning
you thought he was only tolerating the show for you, but if he gets home before you, you notice that he scrambles to turn off the tv
it worries you at first, but then you and JJ have a phone call
"JJ, Spencer has been acting really strange lately, has he said anything to you?"
"Yeah he has, I caught him watching CSI at his desk and he hid it so fast when I came by. I thought it was something else for a minute."
there it was
now you wanted to try and catch him asap
one day he comes home from a case and you're dead tired, so you suggest watching some late night tv before hitting the hay
Spencer agrees, but has a slight air of disappointment when you settle for South Park instead of your usual crime shows
slowly, you start to "fall asleep" next to him on the couch
you must have been really convincing bc he grabs the remote after nudging you and frantically searches for something
as soon as you here the dialogue, you knew
"AH HA! I caught you red-handed Spencer!"
"Alright, you got me. But I can't help it. These make my job look so cool."
"Your job is cool. The whole reason I got into these shows was because we started dating."
and for the rest of the night, the two of you cuddled on the couch and fell asleep the descriptions of crime scenes and the sounds of sirens
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bau-baby · 21 hours ago
18. squishing the other’s cheek cause baby boy hotchner has the cutest dimples
word count: 576
18. squishing the other's cheek
warnings: none. all fluff babeyyy :)
A/N: How did you know that I love this man’s smile?? I mean... it’s not really a secret but how did you know?!
Also, later in this fic when the reader and Aaron are talking on the phone at the same time, Aaron is the italicized dialogue and the bold is both of them talking at the same time!
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As the sun filters in through the window, you stir from a deep sleep in the tangle of bedsheets. You open your eyes, only to see Aaron still dead to the world.
He has a peace about him as he sleeps, one that gives you a look at a twenty-year-old Aaron Hotchner, fresh out of law school, a bold streak a mile wide. You smile softly at the thought, reaching up to trace the lines of his face.
You follow the lines down his cheek, around his jaw. Then, up to his temple, and across his forehead. You trace every line as if each has their own story to tell, and in some way, they do. They tell you stories of loss and hardships, laugh and love, worry and sadness. They tell you the story of Aaron Hotchner.
Aaron's nose twitches a bit as he stirs, your feather-light touches slowly waking him. His eyes slowly open, revealing his loving, tired eyes. His eyebrows upturn as he watches you continue to trace his face, a trance-like concentration riddling your face.
"What're you doing, sweetheart?" Aaron mumbles fondly, voice still thick with sleep. There's even a small smile on his face as he continues to watch you.
"Admiring, that's all," You say, wistfully. Aaron closes his eyes again, letting himself just feel your touch ghost over his face. "I like looking at your face," You add, a small smile surrounding your words.
You get a bashful yet full smile from the man in front of you, dimples and all. It warms you to know that you're one of the few people who can make him do that.
At the sight of one of his few smiles, you move the hand on his face and softly grab ahold of his chin, squeezing his cheeks together as if he were a child.
This pulls a full laugh from him, a melody to the morning and to your heart. You laugh with him, enthralled with his every move as if this were the first time you saw him.
"What- what was that for?" He says, eyes shining with every ounce of love he has for you, his tone full of mirth.
"I see you smile more than most, but I don't always see your dimples. They're cute."
He goes quiet, eyes pouring over your face. Suddenly, he reaches up and softly holds your chin the same way you held his, and squishes your cheeks just the same. You both laugh again, basking in one another's presence.
But, this is cut short by a call to Aaron's phone from Chief Strauss and a call to your phone from the one and only Penelope Garcia. You and Aaron share a look, and both turn to answer your phones. Your voices mingle, answers coming out over the top of one another.
"Chief Strauss-"
"Hey, Penelope-"
"I'll be down there as soon as I get Jack with Jess-"
"I'll be at the office in a bit-"
"What? Did they raise the terror alert?"
You both share a look as you scramble out of bed, coexisting in the same environment as you both throw on clothes and aim to get out the door as soon as possible.
Before you and Aaron leave, you share a kiss as you get out the door.
And just like that, the domesticity of the morning is ended as duty calls.
Have to love the job for having the worst timing.
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ssahotchswife · 21 hours ago
In a New York Minute
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Summary: During a case in New York, the reader becomes jealous when Agent Kate Joyner flirts with her secret boyfriend Aaron Hotchner. After an argument, the reader tries to make up with Aaron, but then an explosion happens, and Aaron is unable to be contacted.
Pairing: Aaron Hotchner x (female) Reader!
Warning: 18+ for mature themes and language. (no smut) 
Includes: Angst!!, arguments, a little fluff, canon-typical violence with the explosion, Kate Joyner
Word Count: 3.1k
A/N: This is posted on my ao3 (ssahotchswife)! I had an anonymous request for the reader having an argument with Aaron and then regretting it, and I watched these episodes recently and all I wanted to do was hug Aaron, so here you go lol. A little spoiler, yes I know that Kate dies in the episode, but I really liked her and wanted to keep her alive so I did. I hope you guys like this one! 
New York has never treated you well. Any time you had ever been in town for a case, something went wrong. But this case, these last four days, had been excruciating. Not a single member of the team could quite figure out what was going on with these seemingly random executions throughout the city. And then the explosion happened.
Aaron was beyond stressed, more than once throughout this case you’d wanted to take his face in your hands and kiss him just to wipe the frustration from his expression. But you couldn’t do that, not if you wanted to continue to keep this relationship private. You and Aaron had agreed that to do this job together while you were exploring a relationship with one another you needed to draw clear boundaries between work life and private life. Well, this case was certainly blurring the lines, already you and Aaron both had slipped into the other’s hotel room at night, craving companionship and comfort from the other. But, the night before the explosion you and Aaron had gotten into a fight. A big fight, maybe the biggest of your relationship so far.
“(Y/n),” Aaron had said in surprise when he opened his hotel door the night before to see you standing there. “What are you doing here? I thought we agreed to stay separate on cases.”
“I needed to see you,” You said quietly. He nodded, opening the door to let you in. The instant the door was closed, you pulled him forward by his button-up and curled into his arms.
“Is everything okay?” He murmured, kissing the top of your head.
“I just – this case is taking everything from me,” You sighed. “Sleep, sanity, any desire to come to New York for a vacation. And – never mind.” You cut yourself off from admitting that you were tired of watching that British woman, Kate Joyner, flirt with your boyfriend.
“What?” He asked, pulling back to look you in eye. “Sweetheart, what’s wrong?” His use of the pet name only made you feel guiltier for your petty jealousy, but you couldn’t stop your feelings.
“How long has it been since you’ve seen Kate?” You asked, running a finger down the line of buttons on his shirt, aiming for a casual tone.
“(Y/n), what are you getting at?”
“Aaron,” You sighed, pulling out of his arms. “It was just a question.” You lied; the truth is, you wanted to wiggle out information from him about it – them – without coming across as the crazy, jealous girl who can’t stand the thought of her man with another woman. Even if it was a little bit true.
He watched you sit on the edge of the bed, brow furrowed, clearly profiling you until you scowled at him to tell him not to silently.
“Kate and I liaised together when I did that fieldwork in Scotland about a year ago,” Aaron said, watching your reaction.
“Which is when you…?” You trailed off, staring pointedly at the ground.
It was no secret that he and Kate had hooked up. According to Morgan, Aaron had been in Scotland right after his divorce from Haley and had needed some stress relief. You weren’t mad at him for having a sexual history before you, he had a kid for god’s sake, but that didn’t mean you wanted to see him working side by side with an old flame for twelve hours a day.
“Yes,” Aaron said, answering your unasked question. You nodded silently. “Is there a reason you’re asking about this?”
“It’s nothing,” You shrugged. “I just – you seemed very excited to see her, and she certainly seems happy to see you.”
“You’re jealous of Kate?” He asked, eyes widening with surprise.
“Am I jealous of a sexy, blonde, British woman that you ‘liaised’ with not too long before we started seeing each other?” You asked. “Should I be?”
“(Y/n), you can’t be serious.”
“Then I’m joking,” You rolled your eyes, suddenly feeling all of the annoyance and jealousy you had been pummeled with for the past few days finally spilling over. “Whatever.”
“Where is this coming from?” He asked, crossing his arms over his chest.
“You can’t tell me you haven’t noticed her flirting with you all week,” You said. “I mean you’re a profiler, for god’s sake.”
“Even if she is flirting with me, I’m not flirting back,” Aaron said. “Don’t you trust me?”
“Of course I trust you,” You sighed. “It’s just – I don’t like seeing someone that you’ve had a sexual relationship with flirting with you, and I don’t think it’s all that unreasonable that I feel that way.”
“(Y/n), sweetheart, it’s okay that you’re jealous,” He said, tugging on your hand to make you stand again. “I don’t want you to think that you can’t feel that, but this is just a job. It’s professional, that’s it.”
“So you won’t partner with her anymore?”
“I just noticed that you seem to partner up with for everything,” You said, fully aware of how unfair you were being but unable to make yourself stop.
“I thought you trusted me.”
“I do,” You said. “It’s her I don’t trust.”
“We agreed we wouldn’t let our relationship get in the way of the job.”
“I’m not telling you to freeze her out or leave the case –”
“No, you’re just trying to get me to investigate the case in a way that doesn’t make you jealous.”
“I thought it was okay that I was jealous,” You raised an eyebrow at him.
“It was, when you weren’t using it as an excuse to act like a child.” The words stung more than you cared to admit, even though you knew he was being right.
“Fine, let’s keep everything professional then, Agent Hotchner,” You snapped. “Why don’t you go be as professional as you were in Scotland working with Agent Perfect.”
“I think you should go back to your own room,” Aaron said quietly after a moment.
“Aaron –”
“I’m serious, (y/n), it’s been a long couple of days, and I don’t have the energy to deal with this right now.”
“You don’t have the energy for me?”
“No,” He said. “Not if you’re going to be like this.”
You thought about slamming the door on your way out, but these hotel doors were near impossible to slam, and by the time you reached the door you were more miserably sad than angry. Deflated, you walked back to your own room, laid in bed, and cried.
That was not at all how you wanted that discussion to go, you weren’t even considering bringing up your stupid jealousy until you blurted it out. All you’d wanted tonight was to fall asleep in Aaron’s arms and to have him hold you, and instead, you opened a big fight that had you miserable.
The next day, you hardly saw Aaron apart from when you first arrived at the federal building. You’d brought him a coffee, hoping to make a tentative peace before you could fully apologize to him when you were done with work for the day, but he’d just taken it with a tight-lipped smile before running off to join Kate to leave for the field. Your mood had been on a steady decline for the rest of the day.
Hours later, when the news spoke about the explosion and mentioned that it had been a black SUV – the exact make and model of the cars that each of your team and your boyfriend had just left each of their stations in – fear rocked through you like never before. You thought you had known panic, thought you had known the fear of your team being in danger, but not knowing whether a member of your team – of your family – was lying somewhere in the street in pain was torture unlike any other.
You had been driving back to the federal building with Emily from the hospital where the detective that had been shot was having an operation, talking to Garcia on the phone when the police came over the radio and reported the explosion. Emily’s face mirrored the intense panic that you were sure was present on your face as well. Your heartbeat thundered in your ears as Emily tried to reach everyone over the phone. She reached Rossi, JJ, and Reid, but no one could find Morgan, Kate, or Aaron. After confirming that everyone was at the federal building you drove there, trembling as you gripped the steering wheel and parked outside of the federal building. Everyone but Morgan, Aaron, and Kate was waiting for you and Emily, pulling you into hugs of relief, but you couldn’t stop the intense anxiety from overwhelming your body.
“H-has anyone heard from them?” You couldn’t force yourself to ask about him directly.
“No,” JJ sighed. “No, we haven’t –”
“I have Derek!” Penelope exclaimed over the office’s speakerphone. “He’s at the blast site with Hotch and Joyner.” Your heart dropped to your stomach.
“Are they hurt?” Emily asked, her eyes flitting to you. She knew; you’d known for weeks that she knew about you and Aaron, and she was always trying to get you to slip up and say something about it. But now, all you saw in her eyes was a concern.
“Derek says Hotch seems okay, but he’s covered in blood and doesn’t seem to be hearing well,” Garcia said. “But Joyner’s hurt, really hurt, they’re trying to get an ambulance to them.”
“It won’t go in,” You breathed out. “We told them not to, we profiled it.”
Guilt flooded your system. After your fight with Aaron last night about Kate, and your sour mood all day, guilt in the form of bile rose to your throat. You excused yourself to the bathroom and splashed cold water on your face to calm yourself down. He was alive. That was all you could focus on to keep yourself going, he was alive and he was okay. You couldn’t deal with any other possibility, not when all that could play in your head was that stupid fight.
The door to the bathroom pushed open gently, and Emily walked in, eyeing you through the mirror. You nodded at her slowly before turning and falling into her arms, finally letting your sobs out. She rubbed your back and whispered that everything would be okay, before wetting some paper towels and wiping at the makeup under your eyes.
“I’m an idiot,” You said, whipping your tears.
“What happened?”
“I got jealous and stupid and picked the world’s dumbest fight in the world with Aaron last night.” You didn’t even care that you were caving and fully admitting that you and Aaron were together, you needed to talk to someone who would listen, and that person was always Emily.
“Jealous about Kate flirting with Hotch every chance she got?” You nodded pathetically. “Trust me, (y/n), if it was me, I would have dragged his ass out of the federal building to talk to him about it long before you brought it up for not putting a stop to it.”
“Thanks,” You chuckled wetly. “I just – I feel so guilty.”
“You didn’t blow them up.”
“I know,” You sighed. “But, god, I was a nightmare last night, and I’ve called Kate every nasty name in the book in my head when she’s really a lovely person who just doesn’t know that the guy she’s flirting with is in a relationship.”
“And while both of those things may be true,” Emily said, whipping your tears from your cheeks. “Hotch still thinks you outshine the sun, and Kate is none the wiser because she’s not a mind reader. (Y/n), honey, you need to let go of this guilt and just focus on the fact that he’s alive.”
“I know,” You breathed out. “He’s alive.”
Emily helped you clean up before walking with you back to the rest of the team. Information filtered in one ear and out the other for the next hour until you received word that Kate and Aaron were headed to the hospital in an ambulance. The team shuffled into cars immediately after hanging up with dispatch and raced to the hospital.
“Hey,” You heard Morgan say, standing from his spot in a waiting room chair. “Joyner’s in surgery, they’re checking Hotch out now. They don’t want anyone back there.” You nodded, swallowing the guilt in your throat.
Some cop had gone to the hotel and retrieved Aaron’s bag, so when you saw him finally, he was in a fresh suit; the only signs of being blown up the cuts and bruises on his face, and the deep purple under-eye bags. His eyes met yours the instant he walked up to the team, and you were aching to run into his arms and hold him tight. He looked like he wanted you to, as well. But the job had to take priority first; find the bastards that blew your boyfriend up and then kiss and make up. You felt like such an idiot, picking a fight over nothing with the world’s perfect man. And Kate, god you still felt guilty about every petty negative thought you’d had about her all week now that she was fighting for her life in surgery. You were just thankful you hadn’t said anything to her about it, you’d kept it professional. Except for last night with Aaron.
“How do you feel?” Emily asked Aaron.
“Fine,” He said, pulling his eyes away from you. “Just trying to figure out why I’m alive.” Your heart beat painfully in protest with the implication of his words.
You’d avoided watching the video of your boyfriend getting blown up all day, so you didn’t know just how bad it had actually been, but you couldn’t make yourself watch him get hurt, even if you knew he ultimately ended up okay.
As the team deliberated, you all realized that the hospital containing some important political figure had been the target all along and you made your way to confront the unsub in the ambulance bay after Derek had removed the ambulance with the bomb in it and driven it to a safe detonation place. You hadn’t even been able to really keep an eye on the unsub before he died, you were too busy watching Aaron, checking for any sign of pain and discomfort. His hand brushed against yours when everyone met up to debrief. It was such a relief to feel his warmth against you once more.
By the time you got back to the hotel that night as the team decided to stay another night and fly home the next day, you didn’t even bother to drop your stuff in your room before walking straight to Aaron’s room. He didn’t look surprised to see you at all when he opened the door for you. You walked into the room and practically threw your stuff on the bed before turning to hug Aaron. He had launched himself at you at the same time you did, and you ended up in a clash of limbs and lips and tears.
“I’m so sorry,” You cried, kissing him over and over. “Aaron, I’m so sorry.”
“Sweetheart,” Aaron whispered. “I’m sorry too.”
“I was so scared,” You breathed out, looking up at him in his arms. “Before we knew what happened – when you were just missing – I was so afraid that you were –” You cut yourself off, not able to finish that thought.
“I know, (y/n),” He said, stroking your cheek with his thumb, wiping the tears away. “I know you did, but I’m okay. I mean, my ear and my leg hurt like a bitch, but I’m alive and I’m here with you, so I’m okay.”
You pulled him onto the bed, wanting to get him off his leg if it was bothering him, but also needed to snuggle up into his side.
"How's your pain?" You asked after a moment, worried you were making it worse by holding him so tight to you.
"It's better when I'm with you."
Looking up at him, you leaned in and pressed a kiss to his lips. It was such a relief to have him in your arms again, the fear and pain of the entire day leaking out between you as you kissed. Aaron's grip on you tightened when another tear rolled down your cheek.
“I was scared too,” He murmured. “When I came to in the street, all I could think about was you. I thought maybe if our SUV exploded then all of them did, and the thought you getting hurt – it was too much. I wanted to beg Morgan to call you, to tell you I was okay because I knew you had to be freaking out, but –”
“Emily knows,” You interrupted. “She’s known for a while I think, but she found me breaking down in the bathroom.”
“Okay,” He breathed out. “Well, next time I get blown up then I won’t hesitate to tell Morgan to call you.”
“You are never allowed to get blown up again,” Aaron laughed at your words. “I mean it, I don’t think I can handle it.”
“I promise to try my hardest not to get blown up anymore,” He said softly, tipping your face up to capture your lips in a deep kiss.
“I was unfair last night,” You said quietly.
“Yes, you were,” Aaron agreed. “But so was I. I shouldn’t have kicked you out.”
“I trust you, Aaron, more than I’ve ever trusted anyone in my life.”
“I trust you too, (y/n),” He said. “And I love you.”
“I love you,” You kissed him. “So fucking much.”
Laying in Aaron’s arms that night you counted every blessing and thanked every corner of the universe that he was still here and still breathing. You barely slept all night, you couldn’t make yourself stop listening for the easy rhythm of his heart and breath, trying to convince yourself that he wasn’t in any danger anymore. He must have felt the same, because he pulled you in closer to his side at some point during the night, squeezing you so tight you thought he was trying to anchor you in place.
The next morning, the first thing you did was order flowers to be sent to Kate’s hospital room, with a note telling her to get better soon. The relief you’d felt when you’d heard she’d pulled through the surgery almost crushed you. She was a good person, and you were pretty sure if you’d met under different circumstances you might have been friends.
Aaron kept you pressed to his side all morning until you separated when Morgan announced he was driving Aaron home. You couldn’t exactly argue with him about it without making your relationship public, so you’d given Aaron a long kiss when you were alone and told him to come to your house when they got home. You needed him, and after a long week, you wanted nothing more than to be under his touch and to have him as physically near your heart as he was emotionally.
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spencersmagic · a day ago
What's love? - 505 interlude
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In my brain this is an interlude to 505. A way of understanding the character within this concept, and not just as the TV show depicts him.
masterlist // 505 series taglist
Spencer is a genius.
Spencer has an IQ of 187. He's a certified genius. He reads 20.000 words per minute. He has three PHDs and thee MDs, graduated from high school and was accepted into MIT at age 13. He works for the behavioural analysis unit of the FBI. He is a high ranking federal agent.
Spencer has read every single government document, and still stays up to date with each document that is published. He plays chess, and it's nearly impossible to beat him. Spencer reads investigation essays on any topic, ranging from physics to philosophy and everything in between. Spencer solves case after case. With the help of his team, he puts away bad guy after bad guy. Spencer makes connections between locations to understand the behaviour, motivations and possible future victims of an unsub.
And while these traits make Spencer Reid who he is, he's so much more.
Spencer loves with a mending heart, one which is shattered way too often. Spencer cares for his friends, does their paperwork because he's "faster doing it". He brings coffee for his teammates when they're working consecutive cases. He stops at the cute shop around the corner from his apartment to buy Penelope small things to fidget with. He goes into baby's clothing stores to look at small shoes to buy for JJ's kids, even though those places are always downright filthy. Spencer watches in awe, as if he were documenting an experiment, as Derek talks to him about what he's learned on women - he talks about love, and how easy it is to slip and shield yourself from rejection, and sometimes even about sex, and how weird or amazing it can be. Spencer always tries to sit near Emily or Hotch on the flights back because they always talk about something interesting, usually relating to human behaviour.
He has trouble understanding human behaviour. That's probably why he is so interested in studying psychology, behaviour and philosophy. He fidgets nervously, submerges himself in the peripheral to ignore what confuses him. He is amazed by numbers, and finding the connection between them. He memorises statistic after statistic, percentage after percentage, to make sense of the senseless.
Spencer doesn't understand love. In the simplest way possible, too. He is completely aware of what people say it is: a tingly feeling in the pit of your stomach when the person is close. It was enjoying proximity (though he didn't know if this would apply to him too).
Until he met her.
Now, he knows how knowledge is acquired. He knows that the only way of truly learning something is if you push yourself, you read, you study and, eventually, you know. He knows there is on way to learn about something by mere proximity.
But when he met her he suddenly understood. He understood that love is wanting to wake up early to make them coffee, but staying in bed for five more minutes to be able to properly inhale their presence. It's hugging the pillow when they're not home, closing your eyes tightly and knowing that they will be coming back. It's not being able to take the distance, no matter what you tell yourself.
Love is worrying about them every single second of your life - no matter where they were. It's wanting to wrap them in bubble wrap, the indestructible kind. The kind that doesn't allow for any injury - either physical or emotional.
And that's the thing. Because He would never imagine he could hurt you. So the first time he comes back home from a case, exactly the case you'd taken a break from because the last one had hit a little too close to home, he had lashed out. He had called you everything short of lazy and annoying. He had criticised you for taking a much-needed break. "If you had been there we would've been able to stop Michaelson before he killed the second victim! How can you not see that?". He was incapable of stopping his words as the pain and exhaustion from the case got the best of him. Spencer had hurt you.
And, as Spencer spewed his words, unable to stop them, he felt nothing more than absolute fear. Fear because of how scared he was. Fear because of the pain he saw in your tired eyes.
Love is questioning everything. Everything pushing your emotions towards fear and worry of loss. Of deceit.
When she told Spencer she was ready to have sex with him, he felt that feeling at the pit of his stomach. But this time, it was mixed with the same fear that had hurt her mere months ago. Because the idea of his filthy hands roaming around her body, corrupting her saint-like spirit, it was too much to handle.
She had let him in, broken her walls. She had made him her own, and, in doing so, she became his, too. They became one, like a sculpture that's carefully being crafted. The creation of the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini, a beautiful piece where Saint Teresa is depicted just minutes before the angel plunges an arrow in her heart. Their pieces were mended together, creating the prettiest, most heartbreaking piece of art humanity had had the chance of witnessing.
Spencer was a genius. Yet, he knew no amount of books could teach him anything about the incredible woman with whom he had the opportunity of approximating his time-space continuum with.
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renataligorio · a day ago
I'm reviewing Criminal Minds, and, dude, I still CANNOT swallow Reid and JJ.
Like, I love JJ. But, dude, you are married to a wonderful man, you have a beautiful family, and that happens ??? She says "I always loved you" ???? but everyone knew that Reid liked her and she never did anything about it.
I don't know, maybe I'm the one who's too indignant, but it pisses me of. Reid never had a romance that really worked, he was the most vulnerable and suffered the most, and instead of letting him try to find someone good and stop waiting for she all life, what does JJ do ?? keeps his hope alive. I don't know, I'm really pissed about it
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drcriminalminds · a day ago
Red Handed
Aaron Hotchner x Fem! Reader
Warnings: Language. Smut (very, very short).
A/N: This is inspired by that episode where Rossi walks in on Penelope and Kevin in the shower HAHAHA.
Word Count: 1,298
“You know, I think he’s seeing someone.”
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Aaron’s kisses were hot, heavy, and they moved with each of his hard thrusts as he fucked up into you. He had you pressed tightly against the shower wall, keeping you there by firmly being squished against you. He didn’t stop his movements, loving your noises and whimpers too much to even think about teasing you.
“Oh, fuck! You feel amazing...” You breathed, throat straining to get the words out.
He sucked on your neck for that, leaving a purpling bruise and chuckling just below your ear. He had a rather rough day, and he had a lot of pent up frustration that you were more than glad to take off of him. He held you up even higher, slamming into you at a new angle that had your toes curling behind his back.
Hot water from the shower head was still flowing steadily, drenching the both of you and filling the room with so much steam that it was getting difficult to breathe. He needed some gratification after his horrible day that you had seen from beginning to end, and he was grateful that he had you to ease his tension. 
“You’re so beautiful.” He praised as he felt your legs tighten around him, letting him know that the band was about to snap. 
His suspicions were correct. A few seconds and thrusts later, his name rolled off of your tongue deliciously, and he was milking your walls white as you released around him. Your breathings were heavy as he set you down on the floor, your legs feeling a bit wobbly. He peppered you with lazy kisses, the shower washing away the evidence of your dirty encounter. He eventually pulled back to look at you, all the traces of lust were gone from your eyes and had been replaced with contentment.
“That was-” Aaron went to say, but was cut off when a loud knock was heard on your apartment door.
It was pretty late, nearing 11:30 at night. You had absolutely no idea who could be there this late. 
“I’ll get it.” You grumbled, annoyed that someone was interrupting your more than enjoyable shower.
Aaron whined in protest, but helped you out of the shower to keep you from slipping and possibly hurting yourself. The knocks had grown louder now, and you scrambled to throw on your robe and get to the door. You expected it to be one of your nosy neighbors to see what all the noise had been about, but you were shocked when you saw your best friend standing there.
“Hi, [Y/N].” Spencer greeted, allowing himself inside as he normally did.
It wasn’t at all uncommon for Spencer to drop by your apartment. He was rather spontaneous despite popular belief. Sometimes he would just get bored because he couldn’t sleep or he just wanted someone to talk to. But he almost never came over this late, or at least without calling first.
“Uh, hey, Spence.” You greeted, feeling all your blood rush at the remembrance that Aaron was in your bathroom alone.
Spencer didn’t know about you and Hotch. No one did. Except for Rossi, who figured it out himself. It was something that you and Aaron agreed to keep on the down low, and out of public knowledge. It was a frowned upon thing to date a co-worker...or in your case, your superior. It was nice to have a little secret that you were keeping from the team. It kept things interesting.
“Did Hotch seem weird to you today?” Spencer asked, entering your small kitchen and opening the fridge.
“I...not really, no.” You lied, knowing he had a terrible day.
You couldn’t see Spencer from the refrigerator door blocking him, but his muffled reply alerted you that he had just found your leftover pizza from about an hour ago.
“He just seemed off to me. He never yells at you like that.” Spencer remarked.
It was true that Aaron had yelled at you in front of everyone, resulting in the two of you getting into a massive fight, before making up over pizza and a movie...and then a round of shower sex. 
“I’m sure he had his reasons,” You replied, the sudden lack of sound of the running water from the shower setting in; “Spence, now really isn’t a good-”
“You know, I think he’s seeing someone.” Spencer cut you off.
That sparked your interest for obvious reasons. You had already begun to wonder how NO ONE had picked up on it yet (other than Rossi). You were curious to see what Spencer was picking up on.
“Oh? Why do you say that?” You questioned.
Spencer rose from the fridge, closing the door with a half-eaten slice of pizza in his hand. 
“He just seems happier, aside from today,” Spencer said; “And a few days ago, he walked past me and I could smell perfume. Definitely not his regular cologne.” He announced.
You snorted, teasing the lanky man.
“Are you smelling Aaron on a regular basis?” You joked.
Spencer stopped his chewing, and raised a brow.
“Aaron? Since when are you on a first name basis with Hotch?” Spencer queried.
Your cheeks went hot at your mistake, your amused smile fading.
“Oh, well...I just meant-”
And then the man in question made his entrance. Almost stark naked if it hadn’t been for the towel around his waist.
“Baby, I know that you know this, but your hot water heater is terrible.” Hotch said, referring to how your shower could go from blazing hot to frigidly cold in a matter of seconds.
Spencer’s entire face went red, the tips of his ears almost going purple at the sight of Hotch in front of him. Hotch noticed your deer-in-headlights stare and Spencer’s ghostly look. The three of you were frozen in time, very aware of the situation and how peculiar it was. 
“Reid, what the- what are you doing here?” Aaron asked in a calm, yet panicked tone.
Aaron knew that you and Spencer spent a lot of time together outside of work, but he didn’t think that Spencer would ever show up when he was there. Spencer’s eyes couldn’t help but dart between the two of you, back and forth as if he were trying to convince himself it was real.
“I thought that [Y/N] might want to talk about today...but I see I came at a bad time.” He blushed.
“Spencer, it’s...we just...” You tried to explain, but couldn’t find the right words. 
This was not how you thought this would go. Spencer had just showed up at a very inconvenient time, and now was in the presence of two of his dearest friends who had just clearly been doing something they probably shouldn’t have been.
Spencer had just caught you red handed.
The boy genius was piecing it all together in his head. The pieces all fit together to create one solid, obvious picture. 
You and Hotch were together.
“I’m sorry I interrupted...I, uh, guess I’ll see you tomorrow.” Spencer said, making a mad dash for your front door.
“Reid.” Hotch said in an attempt to stop him.
“Spencer, wait, it’s not-” 
But he was out the door and down the hall before either of you could convince him to stay. A pit of dread and guilt was brewing in both of your guts. Now that Spencer knew, it was only a matter of time before everyone else did. It wasn’t that you didn’t want the team to know, it was more of the legality stuff you’d have to go through when they did. 
You sighed heavily, rubbing your temples stressfully. Aaron rested a hand on your shoulder, his deep, sarcastic voice sounding out.
“That went well.”
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lumoshotch · a day ago
sfw alphabet - emily prentiss
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emily prentiss x reader
using this sfw alphabet prompt
A = AFFECTION (how affectionate are they? how do they show emotion?)
emily is great at small, frequent gestures of affection rather than large displays of affection. she’s constantly reminding you that you’re beautiful and that she loves you. sometimes you’ll find little notes and gifts from her left around your home.
B = BEST FRIEND (what would they be like as a best friend?)
emily’s the life of the party, she’ll never fail to make you laugh and smile. she’ll always make you feel loved and heard and understood, but won’t hesitate to call you out and tell you the brutal truth.
C = CUDDLES (do they like to cuddle? how do they cuddle?)
emily loves cuddles! she loves being able to hold you and just feel you close to her.
D = DOMESTIC (do they want to settle down? how are they at cooking and cleaning?)
emily never imagined herself settling down. she’d spent her life travelling and the idea of staying in one place with the same people had never appealed to her, but the idea of having something consistent and permanent in her life was a welcome change. growing up, there had been people to cook and clean for her, so she isn’t able to do anything fancy with food, but she does know the basics.
E = ENDING (if they had to break up with their partner, how would they do it?)
she’d do it gently but firmly. there’ll be no room for misunderstanding, but she’ll still make sure that you’re okay.
F = FIANCÉE (how do they feel about commitment? how quickly would they like to get married?)
she’s always been independent, never wanting to rely on anyone else, so letting someone else into her life is a big leap but she’s willing to do it for the right person.
G = GENTLE (how gentle are they, both physically and emotionally?)
with you, emily is extremely gentle. being in the bau means that she has to be strong and aggressive whilst in the field to protect herself and her team mates, so she likes to be able to take a break from that persona and be calm, relaxed and gentle whilst with you.
H = HUGS (do they like hugs? how often do they hug? what are their hugs like?)
emily loved being hugged by you. whenever she’s having a bad day, a hug from you immediately makes her feel better.
I = I LOVE YOU (how fast do they say the L-word?)
it takes a while. loving someone means vulnerability and emily’s not familiar with that. she’s very careful with the l-word, but when she says it, you know she means it and it holds so much importance.
J = JEALOUSY (how jealous do they get? what do they do when they get jealous?)
she’d get jealous if you’re openly flirting with another person, but she trusts you and knows that you would never do anything to betray her.
K = KISSES (what are their kisses like? where do they kiss you + where do they like to be kissed?)
she loves kissing. forehead kisses and kisses on the cheek as a cute, soft form of affection, but also long, deep kisses until you’re both breathless.
L = LITTLE ONES (how are they around children?)
for a while, emily was uncomfortable around kids, but now she’s great with them. she knows how to talk to children and make them feel safe.
M = MORNING (how are mornings spent with them?)
she’s usually in a rush to get to the bay in time, but on the rare off-days, she’ll make breakfast for you whilst you get to stay in bed.
N = NIGHT (how are nights spent with them?)
emily likes to spend her evenings reading. she loves to curl up on the couch and get lost in her book whilst you rest against her legs.
O = OPEN (when would they start revealing things about themselves? all at once or slowly, over time?)
it’s takes a while for emily to open up. it happens in stages, everyday you’ll learn a little bit more about her. she’s not good at being vulnerable, so when she tells you something, you know it’s a sign of her trust and love for you.
P = PATIENCE (how easily angered are they?)
she’s good at staying calm. of course she gets annoyed at little things occasionally, but it’s rare for her to be angry. she’ll only show that anger if someone has dared threaten you and the people she loves.
Q = QUESTION (how much do they remember of you? do they remember every detail, or forget things?)
emily has an incredible memory. she’ll remember everything about you and use that information to make you feel loved - ordering your favourite drink, buying you things in your favourite colour etc.
R = REMEMBER (what is their favourite moment in your relationship?)
the day you met is her favourite memory. you’ve been on her mind ever since - that day changed her life.
S = SECURITY (how protective are they? do they like being protected?)
emily’s independent. she doesn’t like being in a situation that needs for her to be protected, but she’ll always protect you, no matter what.
T = TRY (how much effort do they put into dates, anniversaries, gifts, everyday tasks?)
she’ll do anything to make you happy. she won’t do anything too over the top, but would take you out on lots of cute little dates to your favourite places.
U = UGLY (what would be some bad habits of theirs?)
biting her nails! whenever she’s anxious or stressed, her nails are the first victims. (this sometimes results in days when your hand is always holding on to hers).
V = VANITY (how concerned are they with their looks?)
emily’s confident with who she is. she has times when she feels insecure about certain parts of her body (she is human), but she’s learned to love herself.
W = WHOLE (would they feel complete without you?)
she would cope. she would learn how to live without you, but she would feel as if a piece of her is missing.
X = XRTA (a random headcanon for them)
emily loves travelling. she wants to be able to visit as many countries as she can in her lifetime to learn as much as possible about the different cultures and languages. (and travelling is even better with you with her).
Y = YUCK (what are some things they wouldn’t like, either in general or in a partner?)
being lied to. trusting anyone is hard for emily, betraying that trust and lying to her is unforgivable.
Z = ZZZ (what is a sleep habit of theirs?)
emily is not good at keeping to a sleep schedule. she could stay awake all night reading a book. but with you there, she’ll go to sleep when you do because she loves go to sleep with you in her arms.
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