"Wake up sleeping beauty, your prince awaits…" Emily gently coaxed Penelope out of her pleasant slumber. The night before they had a very tame hen's night, With Carrie and Mia in tow, they were quite limited in what they could do, and none of them minded, least of all Penelope who loved and adored her God daughter to bits. A few minutes later Carrie and JJ bounced on her bed successfully waking her up.

"Monsters, the both of you!" Penelope declared laughing sitting up and leaning against her headboard. A knock on the door temporarily silenced them. Emily jumped to her feet while JJ and Carrie were ready to hold Penelope down if they needed to.

"You guys are hilarious, what do you think I'm going to do run to the door and elope? How do you even know its Morgan?" Pen said protested.

"Because we know Uncle Derek, we know he would be dying to see you seeing as he wasn't able to be with you last night." Carrie answered sweetly.

"Becoming more and more like that other mother of yours," Pen muttered beneath her breath, earning a giggle from Carrie.

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"You so are delirious if you think I'm going to let you see her." Emily said with a smile as she opened the door not bothering to look through the peep hole.

"Even he's not that silly." Hotch answered chuckling.

"Oh hey! Sorry,"

"Don't be, it took some convincing but I managed to pry him off my legs before I left. I come bearing breakfast courtesy of the hubby to be."

"Which I'm sure was the ploy to get through the door…"

"Well, you can't blame the guy for trying. You guys did banish him early yesterday." Hotch replied, as he leaned over and kissed her on the cheek.

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Emily had thawed out upon Mia's birth, though she was still a little guarded with him, everything was almost back to normal. She talked to him openly again, especially about the kids, and her fears. What he didn't know is that she had heard him that day at the hospital, when he thought she was asleep,

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"I love you Em, heart and soul, I love you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I want to raise our kids together, the three we have now and however many more God is going to bless us with. I would do anything to have that back. You are the most important person in my life, and I don't even want to imagine what it would be like to live life without you. I know you've heard all this before, and I know what I did makes you doubt each word I am saying, and I am sorry I broke your trust in me. I am sorry I broke us. I was a fool. I was a coward, and you had to be brave for the both of us, and I am sorry I let you go through this alone. If I could take it all back I would in a heartbeat, no matter what the cost. One day I hope you'll let me you all this and believe in it. It kills me to see the distrust in your eyes no matter how hard you try to hide it. I'm going to do everything I can Em to get us back to where we were. I love you Em. I really do." Emily had stirred but remained seemingly asleep as he wiped the tears from his eyes and cleared his throat. Whether it was hormones or not, Emily's heart went out to him and wanted to absolve him from his purgatory, but before she could, she felt him press his lips against her temple and tell her that he would grab the others.

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Without a shadow of doubt, she loved him too, and wanted to be with him for the rest of their lives. She vowed then and there that she would try harder, and little by little her distrust for him dissolved. He had long since moved into her guest room, somewhat unofficially. She was back in her room with Mia's room adjoining her room. They had divided the room to make a room for Jack, so that when he came over he had his own space. They had become the family unit she had always dreamed of. Carrie doted on both Jack and Mia, and both adored and worshipped her in return.

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Emily and Carrie confided in each other, and Carrie appreciated the trust between them. Emily treated her more as a friend with parental boundaries, and never felt less than an equal in their household. She and Emily had discussed the possibility of her being with Aaron again, and she was touched that Emily would consider her feelings regarding the matter. She and Aaron had long since buried the hatchet, and she had grown to adore him just as he doted on her. She was openly pulling for him, which amused Emily to some degree. There were days when she felt like she was in the middle of a Parent Trap movie between Jack and Carrie's little shenanigans.

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"Thanks for breakfast. Come on in. I'm sure Pen won't mind her boss seeing her in her Pink Cupcakes PJ's." she said ushering him in.

"I'm not her boss today, I'm the guy walking her down the aisle." Aaron reminded her.

"That you are, follow me. Pen, man with breakfast coming through." Emily called out as they approached the bedroom.

"Hey Hotch!" Pen greeted happily as he entered not at all phased that he wasn't Derek or that she was in her Pyjamas. Aaron handed the package full of pastries to Carrie and ruffled her hair affectionately as she took them with a grin. The exchange was not missed by any of them, least of all Emily. Aaron leaned to drop a kiss on Garcia's head.

"You're beautiful." He said genuinely, somewhat radiating with pride that he will have the honour of walking her down the aisle.

"Aww thanks Hotch."

"Well, I better go. I just wanted to drop those off, tell you that Morgan loves you and is beside himself till you walk down that aisle, and that I will be here with the car to pick you girls up in a few hours."

"You tell him that I will see him there, and I love him too." Pen replied.

"I will do. See you later ladies. I'm going to give my daughters a hug and I'll let myself out."

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The three women watched as he walked out of Pen's bedroom.

"Did he just say?" JJ began,

"Yep he did. Good man!" Pen confirmed looking right at Emily.

"Subtle like a brick you are Penelope Garcia Morgan…"

"I like the sound of that, Penelope Morgan." Pen said suddenly lost in her own thoughts earning a pillow in the face from JJ.

"Hey!" Pen protested.

"Permission to tell you something…" Emily and Penelope look at each other curiously before answering,

"Permission granted."

"I'm pregnant." JJ said hesitantly, Emily and Penelope looked at each other once more before squealing and throwing their arms around JJ as the three of them jumped up and down with excitement.

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Aaron looked at Carrie as he held Mia in his arms.

"I guess she's finally told them she's pregnant." Carrie looked at him in surprise, at the fact that JJ was pregnant and that he knew before the girls did.

"You forget, I know all things." Carrie grinned. He handed her Mia and dropped a kiss on her head before letting himself out.

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"We went to the Doctor yesterday which is why I was late. He confirmed it. I've just passed my first trimester."

"Oh honey, we're so happy for you." Pen said knowing how much JJ wanted to have kids.

"Reid's been great too, he's so excited." At that point Penelope started laughing making both of her friends look at her strangely.

"I haven't told Morgan yet, so he could potentially kill me for this, but I'm pregnant, apparently from the ultrasound yesterday with twins. I was going to tell him tonight as my wedding gift to him."

"Now that's a gift." Emily stated.

"Oh my God we can be pregnant together," JJ said excitedly throwing her arms around Penelope.

"That's awesome news Pen, both of you. Our babies will roughly be around the same age. How awesome is that?" Emily said wrapping her arms around both of her friends.

"No mimosa for all of us then."

"Not on our watch." Carrie declared as she walked in with Mia.

"How did you?" They asked in unison,

"I know all things…" she answered with a mischievous smile.

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Derek's eyes never left her from the moment she entered the church, unbeknown to himself tears began to fill his eyes. She was walking towards him, and they were finally getting married. She was going to be with him forever. His heart was full and he was grateful.

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Her gaze never drifted to anyone but him, as though the church was empty with only them there. She could see that he was crying, and if it were even possible she grew to love him more. There was no doubt in her mind, heart or soul that he was the one for her, and that he loved her completely. She knew how fortunate they both were to love each other as much as the other and she couldn't wait to spend the rest of their lives together.

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"You may kiss the bride"

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At the reception after the many speeches and toasts, Mr and Mrs Morgan graced the dance floor and shared their first dance as man and wife. As Penelope wrapped her arms around his neck, he leaned in for a kiss. Resting her forehead against his, she decided it was time.

"I'm ready to give you your Wedding gift."

"Baby, you are my wedding gift. That's all I could ever want."

"What if I told you that I was pregnant with twins?" she asked looking right into his eyes as hers twinkled happily. Derek's face broke into a grin,

"Really?" he asked as Penelope nodded. Derek pulled her tightly against him and lifted her off the ground.

"I take it back then, Penelope Morgan I love you!" He whispered in her ear.

"I love you too Derek Morgan."

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JJ nudged Emily as they watched Derek and Penelope on the dance floor. They could tell by the look on Derek's face that Pen had told him she was pregnant. Emily patted JJ on the knee affectionately happy that she was finally pregnant too.

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Hotch walked up to Emily and held a hand out to her. Surprised, she smiled at him and took her hand in his allowing him to lead her to the dance floor. He pulled her as closely as humanly possible and Emily found herself relaxing into this firm embrace. She felt her defences drop for the first time in months.

"Em, sweetheart. I love you." He said looking right into her eyes.

"I know. I love you too." She admitted, earning a beaming smile from Aaron.

"I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Marry me?" Emily gasped as she watched him reach into his jacket pocket pulling out a beautiful white gold diamond engagement ring. Tears began to roll down her eyes and he got down on one knee awaiting her reply.

"Yes, yes I'll marry you." She said with such certainty that even she surprised herself. They had come a long way, and nothing else mattered at that point. She loved him, and they were finally a family and that's all she could really ask for. In the months leading up to Mia's birth they had re-established their friendship, and though it took some time, she came to forgive him.

"Really?" he asked relieved.

"Of course. I love you Aaron. I want to marry you. I want to put all that behind us and just keep moving forward."

"Oh sweetheart, I want that more than you could even possibly imagine." He said covering her lips with his. They heard an eruption of clapping and yelling, which in no doubt came from the direction of their friends. Carrie and Jack ran over to them throwing their arms around both Emily and Jack.

"You okay with this?" Emily whispered in Carrie's ear as she hugged her,

"Who do you think helped pick out your ring?" she replied as Emily looked shocked.

"I told you, I know all things."

Aaron had long since asked for Carrie's blessing in asking Emily for her hand in marriage. He had included her in all the preparation and consulted her at every stage. He had taken her shopping to help pick out the ring.

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Moments later they were joined by their friends who wanted to wish them their congratulations. Morgan and Penelope slipped away for a few minutes to talk to Fran,

"Hey Mom," Penelope said walking over to Penelope wrapping her arms around her,

"That sounds so nice to hear,"

"Well how does Grandma sound to you?" Derek asked with a grin. Fran's eyes widened,

"Don't you play your mother Derek Morgan…"

"He's not Grandma, we're having twins." Penelope whispered in her ear. Fran grinned and looked at both of them. Penelope and Derek wrapped her in their arms.

"I didn't think I could be any happier today." She said softly,

"Me either…" Derek agreed, dropping his lips to Penelope's head as he wrapped his arms around his wife's waist, his hand resting on her stomach.

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Sitting around the table, Penelope, Emily and JJ exchanged an affectionate smile. So much had happened, and so much had changed, how far they had all come in the last couple of years. Their family had continued to grow, the second generation was multiplying somewhat rapidly. With Gideon permanently back in the fold, they were complete. They knew that change would be inevitable, that the BAU will never be the same again, but that wasn't such a bad thing. Their bond had certainly proved to be stronger than they had perceived and only continued to strengthen as time passed. BAU brought them together, but it was their bond that will remain to overcome whatever trials that may come their way in the days to come. They were lucky, they all knew it, and none of them took it for granted.

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Hey guys, thanks so much for sticking it out and reading. Especially to those who have been reviewing. I suck at the replying to them, but I really appreciated them. You guys definitely motivated me. I hope you enjoyed it as much, as I did writing it. Hope you're all well. Be blessed always! xx