A week later Emily was in the living room waiting for JJ to finish getting ready for the awards banquet. JJ had refused to let Emily see her dress and saying she wanted it to be surprise. JJ had to beg Andy to allow her not to wear her sling. Although the cast was off, she still had to keep it as immobile as possible. It took every ounce of blackmail she had on Andy, but he finally agreed. After which he decided he needed to have a talk with Amy about keeping some things private.
Emily had on a simple black pant suit, although JJ almost passed out when she saw the price tag. Even after six years JJ still had a hard time adjusting to Emily's money, but she was still quick to grab Emily's credit card when she wanted to go shopping. Just like she had when she went shopping for the banquet. Emily teased her for two days straight after seeing the receipt. It may not have cost as much as her pant suit but JJ certainly did not buy it off the rack. Before they got together, Emily would never had suspected that JJ was a shopohlic. She just didn't seem the type, but here they were six years later and they were currently having the closet redone to give JJ more space.
"If you don't hurry up we are going to be late. The limo will be here any minute." Emily yelled from the living room. Emily had arranged for her mother's limo to pick up the team and take them to the banquet.
"Hold your horses, you can't rush perfection." JJ said as she came out of the bed room. Emily's jaw hit the floor.
"Honey, you look… WOW!" Emily was speechless.
"See I told you it was worth the money." JJ laughed. JJ had on a floor length yellow dress with thin strips that tied around her neck. Her hair was up with just a few strands, curled and hanging down the side of her face.
"I just want to go on the record right now that I cannot be held responsible for my actions if someone hits on you tonight." Emily smiled, grabbing JJ by the waist and pulling her into a very passionate kiss. One that JJ was more that happy to return.
"Damn it." Emily groaned as they were interrupted by a knock at the door.
"That would be the limo. We have to go." JJ said as she pulled away. JJ was halfway down the hall when she stopped and turned around. "And if you think this dress looks good on me now, just wait till you see it on the floor later tonight." JJ smirked and continued to the front door.
"Are you trying to kill me?" Emily yelled, running to catch up to JJ.
Shortly after dinner, but before the awards portion of the evening, Senior Director Madden walked over to their table.
"Evening, did you enjoy your dinner?" He asked. The team all nodded. "JJ you look stunning this evening," JJ could not help but blush, "you all do." He quickly added. "Hotch, if you don't mind I need to borrow JJ for minute. There is someone I would like her to meet." Hotch nodded and smiled. JJ got up and followed Madden over to the Presidents table.
"What was that all about?" Amy asked confused. "And who is he introducing her to?"
"It looks like the President." Morgan replied. They watched in shock as President stood up and shook JJ's hand. Morgan turned to see Emily smiling.
A few minutes later, JJ returned to the table.
"Okay, spill?" Garcia demanded. "What's up with you and Director Madden?"
"What do you mean?"
"I mean he personally introduced you to the president. What is up with that?"
"You might as well tell them. You know they are not going to stop until they know." Emily said giving JJ a wink.
"Know what?" Amy asked. JJ looked over at Hotch and he gave her a 'if you want to' look.
"I'm being promoted." JJ looked across the table at her friends, her family. "Communications Liaison to the White House."
"Are you serious?" Reid asked. "You're leaving the BAU?"
"This is a great opportunity for me. I will report directly to Director Madden and have my own team of agents under me."
"I cannot believe this." Morgan moaned. "Hotch, did you know about this?"
"Yes. This is a big deal for JJ. You should all be happy for her."
"We are, it's just… you're leaving the BAU." Amy said with tears in her eyes.
"Come on guys, it's not like I will never see you again. You're my family. You are AJ's aunts and uncles, hell even her god parents." She smiled as she looked at Morgan and Garcia. "And who knows, maybe someday I will need your help with something." JJ teased. They sat there in silence for several minutes. Everyone was in shock.
"I can't believe you would just leave like that." Morgan said, almost a little angry. JJ started to speak but Emily cut her off.
"JJ did not come to this decision easily. Trust me when I say it was very difficult for her. She loves you guys, she loves this team; but she had to do what was best for her. I am pretty sure that if any of you had been offered the same opportunity you would have taken it." Emily took JJ's hand and gave it a squeeze. "I don't want to see her leave any more than you all do, but this is something she cannot pass up."
"I am sorry JJ, Emily's right. I am happy for you." Morgan smiled. "Besides now I have a place I can transfer too when Hotch pisses me off." Morgan laughed.
"I don't know Morgan; I think you will have to wait in line." Amy added.
"What is this, a mutiny?" Hotch laughed.
The rest of the banquet went off without further mention go JJ's new job. They received their awards and headed home.
Emily went and sat down on the couch, while JJ made a quick call to her parents to see how AJ was doing. Emily leaned her head back on the couch and thought about how things were going to change. It was going to be hard not seeing JJ everyday at work and she was right, there would times that they would go days, even weeks with out seeing each other, but seeing JJ happy was all that mattered.
"You aren't asleep are you?" JJ asked softly as she walked into the living room.
"No just resting my eyes." Emily smiled as she opened her eyes to see JJ standing about ten feet away.
"That's good." JJ gave Emily a wicked smile and with a simple flick of the wrist, JJ's yellow dress fell to the ground.
"Christ JJ." Emily moaned at the sight in front of her. JJ in nothing but her high heels was sight to behold.
"Told you it would look better on the floor." JJ teased as she turned and headed for the bed room.
"Floor wins, hands down." Emily laughed as she jumped up and ran after her.
Emily knew that although things were about to change, one thing would remain constant. Their love for one another. They had survived shootings, kidnappings, even bombs. So Emily was fairly certain that they could survive what ever life had in store for them, because they had each other.
A/N- Okay I think I can officially say this is complete now. I know that I have said that before (twice before actually) but his time I mean it. Although I do have a couple oneshots in mind surrounding Emily, JJ and AJ, so be on the look out for that.
I hope you enjoyed it, I know that I enjoyed writing it. Thanks to all that reviewed and thanks for reading.