|In Sickness and In Health
Author: ilovetvalot PM
David Rossi protects his family and those he loves, at all costs. But when his new wife and children are threatened, his vast power & connections are revealed, to the dismay of his beloved Jennifer and their BAU family. THE EPIC IS COMPLETE!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - D. Rossi & Jennifer J./JJ - Chapters: 245 - Words: 272,884 - Reviews: 1,313 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 12-27-09 - Published: 12-18-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4725200
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Author's Note: Thanks to Tonnie for throwing this plot bunny my way and for her true and continued support in my Rossi/JJ obsession. LOL! If anyone else has any plot ideas for Rossi and JJ that they'd like to see written…shoot me a PM. I'll have writing time on my hands over the holidays…And, as always, please leave feedback on my stories…it highly motivates me and lets me know people actually enjoy these stories. As ever, I don't own Criminal Minds.
David Rossi was worried about Jennifer Jareau. And, as a general rule, David Rossi didn't spend a lot of time worrying about anyone. That being said, Jennifer was special to him. Never a particularly sentimental man, over the last several months, David had developed a special fondness for Jennifer. A softness. David didn't like to admit it, but Jennifer Jareau had become his weakness. And, man, he did not like having weaknesses. They made one vulnerable. Over the past few weeks, the perpetually bright light of the Behavioral Analysis Unit had dimmed. And, that was something David couldn't ignore. Dark circles beneath her eyes, dull complexion, and a raw persistent cough were only a few of the signs that had shown David that something was seriously wrong.
The entire team was worn down, having just come off a particularly grueling child murder case, but this was different. And, he had a difficult time dealing with the fact that none of the rest of his team had noticed that Jennifer was at a breaking point. This went beyond the dissolution they all felt. And, David Rossi was going to get to the bottom of it once and for all. Having seen her enter her office moments before, David knocked on her door. Waiting a few moments and hearing nothing, David cracked open the wooden door. Peering inside, it was her feet sticking out from behind the desk that he noticed first. Alarmed, he pushed the door completely open.
Seeing her laying so pale and still against the hard floor, David Rossi, legendary for his control as well as his profiling skills, nearly panicked. "JJ!" he yelled, moving quickly to kneel beside her. Taking her pulse and finding it strong and steady, he gently patted her face. "JJ!" he called. "Open your eyes for me, little girl!"
As he held his breath, he watched her eyelids twitch before widening to reveal startled blue eyes.
"Rossi, what-," JJ said, rattled and trying to sit up.
Pushing her gently back down, David said firmly, "No, lie still a minute. Get your bearings."
"Wh-What happened?" she asked weakly.
"You tell me, sweetheart," Rossi said, taking her pulse again as she was wracked with another coughing spasm.
"I don't know. The last thing I was remember thinking is that I needed to go pick up Henry. Henry! What time is it?" JJ asked hoarsely, struggling to sit up.
"It's 4:30, JJ. Calm down and be still a few minutes," David told her evenly.
"No, I have to get Henry by five, Rossi!" she told him batting at his restraining hands.
"Jennifer, call Will and tell him that he needs to get Henry today. The only place you're going is to the hospital!" David ordered resolutely.
"I can't do that, Rossi. Will isn't in our lives anymore, damn it! It's just me! Me! Can you understand that? Now, let me go, I have to pick up my son from the nanny!" she yelled, trying to get off the floor.
As she stood, she pitched forward into David's arms. "Damn it!" she cried, frustrated.
"JJ, calm down!" David said, trying for a soothing tone of voice.
"You don't understand! My nanny said if I was late one more time, she was done. Do you have any idea how long it took me to find somebody qualified that was willing to deal with my trips out of town!" JJ said, beginning to cry.
Calmly, David wrapped a steadying arm around JJ, calmly asking, "Who else is allowed to pick up Henry, Jennifer?"
Trying to gain some control of her emotions, JJ muttered, "Garcia."
Nodding, David flipped open his cell phone and called the blonde technical analyst. Quickly explaining the situation to her, Penelope agreed to pick up the baby from JJ's house and take him home with her for the night on the condition that as soon as he knew anything he'd call her.
Disconnecting the call after giving his solemn promise to call her with any information he got, Rossi looked at Jennifer's bent head as she leaned against his arm. "There. Situation resolved. Now, you and I are going to the hospital, young lady." David said in a tone that left no room for argument. "And, then you're gonna explain to me exactly what the hell is going on."