Author's Note: Well, ya'll this is our final chapter. We hope you enjoyed the ride and we hope you'll let us know what you thought! As ever, we do not own Criminal Minds.
An hour later, David Rossi stared down in wonder at the tiny little boy in his arms. Shifting his eyes to the child's drowsy mother lying in the bed next to them, he smiled. "JJ, sweetheart, you really know how to scare your husband. You know that, don't you?" he asked. "When that doctor came in and said you were already at ten centimeters and ready to push, I thought I was going to faint. I've stared down serial killers, but seeing you in pain almost broke me."
Rolling her eyes at the man she loved, she reached for her baby. "All you had to do was hold my hand, David. I'm the one who had to push this little watermelon out," she said, smiling down at her dark haired son. "I think Garcia was screaming as loudly as I was at one point."
"Speaking of Garcia, where did she and Morgan go?" Rossi asked, sliding in bed next to his wife.
"She went to call the rest of our team and let them know about our newest family member." Staring down at David Rossi's miniature replica, she whispered, "We still haven't decided on a name yet, honey. That's the first thing every member of our team is gonna ask when they get here."
"I know, babe. I thought we had a few more weeks."
"Yeah, me too," JJ smiled ruefully. "Surprise!"
"Well I guess we can't keep calling him Baby Boy Rossi. He might be a little bitter when he gets older." Pushing her hair behind her ear as he watched her stare at their son, David whispered, "You know that I think you are the most amazing woman I've ever met. Watching you bring him into this world was the most miraculous thing I've ever seen."
Smiling up at her husband, JJ whispered, "Thank you. And nice deflection. But it's time to name our baby. The last names we had discussed were my fathers and your grandfather's names.
David nodded and looked at his son. "So, Bella, do you think we have a Nicholas Alexander Rossi on our hands."
"Nicholas Alexander Rossi," JJ whispered to the baby. "I like it. It's the perfect blend of the past and the present," she told him stroking the baby's cheek.
Covering her hand, where it touched the baby's skin, David shook his head. "No, honey, it's the perfect name for the future. You and Nicholas are my future, Cara Mia. I'll never understand what I did to deserve you both and I know it took us a long time to get to this point. I want you to know that I'll do everything I can to make sure the future goes a lot more smoothly."
Raising her head to kiss her husband, JJ said huskily, "Oh, David, I think we're each other's futures. I, personally, can't wait to see what fate has in store for us."
Cuddling his family closer, David rumbled, "Honey, I'm completely satisfied with the future I see right in front of me. It looks absolutely perfect and I can't imagine being any happier than I am at this very moment." He watched as his wife and son fell asleep surrounded by his arms. As he closed his own eyes, David sent up a small prayer of thanks for the beauty that could come after mistakes were made. With his wife and son in his arms, his future was perfect.