Emily watched her walk away, clearly trying to hold back the tears. She had watched JJ fighting with her guilt since they had found her in the barn. It looked to Emily like Reid didn't blame her for what had happened – "It's OK, it's not your fault" – but JJ obviously still did, and Emily wasn't too sure about Morgan either.
As she watched JJ walk back towards the cars, she couldn't quite decide what to do. She hadn't worked with her for long, but she felt that she had quickly developed a friendship with the young agent. Should she go after her or give her some time to herself? She finally decided that it couldn't hurt to just check on her – JJ could always tell her to go away if she wanted to be alone.
She mentally cursed herself for not thinking when she felt JJ jump as she touched her on the shoulder. She was clearly still nervous.
"Sorry, I didn't mean to startle you," she said as she watched JJ try to surreptitiously wipe away a tear.
"No, it's OK. I'm fine," replied JJ, "It's just a bit spooky out here isn't it? Made me a bit jumpy, that's all." She coughed slightly as she finished talking, making Emily frown slightly. She was sure, now she thought about it, that she had heard JJ coughing quite frequently during the last day or so.
"I just wanted to make sure you were doing alright," said Emily softly, "It's been a tough case and I just..."
"I'm fine," JJ interrupted, "honestly."
At this point the rest of the team walked up, Gideon practically carrying Reid to the ambulance.
"Gideon is going to go with Reid in the ambulance," announced Hotch, "We'll follow on in the cars."
Emily figured, as she got into the car, that she'd talk to JJ again later, when they got back to the room they were sharing with Garcia.
Nobody said anything as they drove quickly to the hospital.