Title: The Deal
Rating: K
Summary: Spencer Reid didn't think much about surprising her.
Author's Note: I'm going to go ahead and compile the three stories that kind of go together so this will be chapter three.

The Deal

"You could've have warned me." Hair braided and hands curled around a coffee mug, Kathy Markowitz was perched on the corner of Reid's couch with her eyes glued to the page before her. Spencer glanced up.

"I wanted it to be a surprise."

"Spencer, I hadn't forgotten. We had a deal. I may not be able to recite this book word for word, but I'll be able to quote certain parts and discuss it decently enough. More decently than other even." Spencer frowned as he pressed at the volume control for his laptop, and pressed his lips together.

"I don't like it when you compare us. It makes me feel uncomfortable."

"And I don't like it when you trick me. It makes me feel uncomfortable." Reid struggled to catch his laptop from hitting the ground as his body jerked at her words, and she could see the snapping movement of his head as he turned to look at her.

"I tricked you?" His body managed to stumble across the room from the desk until he hit the couch and decided that he might as well stay on the floor beside her. "Kathy, I didn't mean to trick you, I really didn't. I just remembered the bet and today was your birthday and I needed to put a stop to stuff and I didn't think you were still completely serious about the deal and-"

"Completely serious?" Kathy managed to pull her eyes up from the book, and Spencer pressed his lips together again in his nervousness. "I was always completely serious. When we made the deal I knew you'd be wary of it, but I didn't think that wary for you would translate into a public display and a joke."

"It wasn't a joke."

"It made a joke out of our deal."

"You were fifteen when you made the deal, and it's not like you should want to uphold it."

"Spencer, I was serious when I made the deal." Reid glanced at Kathy's hands as she ran it along his arm. "I really wanted you to be the first person I kissed. Don't doubt yourself. I want to uphold it."

"I was." He swallowed. Her fingers slid along his shoulder and behind his neck.

"But not for the right reason." She twisted a strand of hair around her fingers.

"What if I did it again and declared the first one a miscalculation?" Kathy helped Spencer crawl onto the couch, and he pressed his nose against her cheek.

She muttered "deal" into his lips.

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