the ways i love you (1)
pairings: derek morgan x penelope garcia
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a/n: i got this idea because i literally bought 5 of these little guys.... there was a sale. i’m not crazy i swear 😳
another a/n: i was gonna post this on my birthday (the 16th) but i decided to post it now bc i’m too excited and like posting things right away ... enjoy besties
It had been a little over a week since the team left for New York. The case had ended relatively smoothly, they caught the bad guy and no one was hurt but that didn’t stop Penelope from worrying. She would worry herself from the moment they left up until the moment six of her favorite faces walked through the door, without a scratch.
Which led to her current frantic state, she nervously paced around the cold room they’d be here any minute. There was a small knock on the door of Penelope’s office, that tore her away from her thoughts. Causing her to swiftly spin around before announcing to whoever was on the other side to come in. Her heart truly warmed at the sight of none other than Derek Morgan in all his glory.
“Hey, baby girl” he warmly greeted, walking further into the room stopping right in front of her. He pulled her closer to him, their bodies clung together for a slow and sensual embrace. It had been a long week without the other, only able to hear the voice but not have their physical presence. They never needed many words, this hug alone was enough to say hi, I missed you, and I love you.
“It’s so great to have you back” she mumbled against his shoulder, no doubt breathing in the smell of his cologne in the process. Just to verify that he was really back and safe and this wasn’t just some sick joke her mind was playing on her. She pulled away quietly examining his face for any sign of injury,
“You’re okay, right? No bruises or scratches?” she sternly asked. He couldn’t help but laugh a little, no matter how much she tried to be serious with him because he always found her too sweet.
“Nope, I’m perfectly fine mama. Nothing for you to worry about” he reassured her within seconds, watching as a wide smile found its way onto her face.
“Good, what about everyone else? They’re fine?”
“Mhm” he hummed as he rocked back and forth on our heels.
“Before I forget I bought this for you,” he moved his hand from behind his back revealing a pink gift bag to her. Each time the team was off for a case he would find himself picking up some figurine or plushie for her to fill her office, “It’s in your favorite color.”
A squeal of excitement left her mouth as she brought out the rainbow octopus plushie, mindlessly turning it inside out to reveal a frowning face. Another joyous sound came from the woman before she proceeded to shower Derek with praise.
“Oh Derek Morgan, you are an absolute dream! Thank you!” she wrapped her arms around his neck leaning in to kiss him. It was a short and sweet way of showing her gratitude. Her eyes scanning around the room finding a home for her new plushie friend. Once she found the perfect spot she turned her attention back to Derek as she asked a very important question.
“What do you think we should name him?”
“So, it’s a boy? I would’ve expected it to be a girl” she rolled her eyes
“Of course he’s a boy. Gender roles D.” she softly reminded him, her fingers slowly running against the nape of his neck.
“Oh, you’re right my apologies,” he smiled, staring down at Penelope, eyes full of adoration. This woman truly had his entire heart.
“Don’t let it happen again” she playfully winked.
“How about, Steve?” he suggested, knowing they all too well she wouldn’t let him leave until the plushie had a name. It’s happened one too many times. Her hand quickly found his, linking their fingers together.
“He does look like Steve doesn’t he?”
If you would’ve told Derek fifteen years ago that he’d be naming a stuffed octopus with the love of his life he would’ve laughed in your face. But yet here he was, Penelope seemed to have him wrapped around her little finger and he wouldn't have it any other way.
“Love the giver more than the gift” - Brigham Young
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