Warning: This story is not to be taken seriously in any way, shape, or form. Nor is anything said supposed to even infer that various countries flirt in different ways. Mainly, it was the only thing I could come up with when I saw this holiday on the calendar.

International Flirting Week: 3rd Week of February


Derek immediately pulled out his phone and dialed Penelope. It was normal for Morgan to call Garcia when they had a question, but Hotch was surprised at Morgan's overwhelming eagerness to do so.

Before Penelope could even get through her hello, Derek asked, with what could only be described as a cheesy sort of charm, "Did it hurt?"

"Did what hurt?"

The team could hear Penelope's confusion as they listened to the bizarre conversation.

"When you fell down from heaven," Derek replied.

Penelope gave a snort of laughter before controlling herself enough to banter back, "Sexy, I'll tell you if you help me run a little experiment."

"You're on, mama!"

"Don't you want to know what I need help with?"

"Lay it on me, baby girl."

Emily and J.J. exchanged a look before quickly looking away so as to not start laughing.

"Well, I just bought a new kind of lipstick. It's supposed to stay on no matter how long you kiss. I wanted to see if there was truth in advertising."

Grinning, Derek replied, "As soon as we get back, I'm willing to help—as long as you're not too tired," he amended.

"Why would I be tired, handsome?" Penelope practically purred.

"Because you have been running through my thoughts all day!"

As Penelope gave Derek a delighted giggle, Rossi turned to Hotch and asked, "What's going on? They're worse than usual."

"It's International Flirting Week," Hotch replied, not taking his eyes off the file in front of him.

"So, they'll be like this all week?"

"I don't know. This is the first time they decided to celebrate it."

While Rossi tried to decide just what he thought about this new development, Penelope trilled, "You know, my chocolate love muffin, that if I had a nickel for every man I've met as handsome as you are, I'd have a whole five cents."

Laughing, Derek countered, "Is your name Gillett? Because you are the best a man can get!"

Hotch, evidently tired of the flirting and ready to get back to the case, said, "Morgan, get Garcia started on that search!"

"Yes, sir," Derek smartly replied before turning his attention back to Penelope. "Goddess, we need a little help over here."

"Challenge me, my hot chocolate goodness."

Hotch just rolled his eyes.

Side note: I ran an Internet search for Corny Pick-Up Lines. I wouldn't want to accidently claim ownership of those jewels!