So, here's my first story. Be kind. I hope it's worth it.

DISCLAIMER: I don't own CM, of course. This is just for fun.

Summary: Two friends, a forest, an accident and a decision to make. One must go for help, even if that means abandoning his friend to die alone. What would you do? Find out what Morgan and Reid did.

"Isn't it cool, man?" asked Morgan, while absorbing everything nature had to offer. Nature seemed to spill all its wonders on them. The trees graciously danced above, the sun glowed through the branches, bathing them with its light. Birds were singing, producing the soundtrack for this late spring morning. It was a most enjoyable moment. The forest embraced them with its relaxing tones.

"I can't believe I let you convince me to come here. I couldn't even bring a book with me!" argued Reid, who was definitely not enjoying himself. This was not a place for him.

"Come on, Reid. Just stop worrying and enjoy yourself. Besides, Strauss ordered us to take a free day and what better way to spend it than fishing and leaving behind the asphalt?" said Morgan with a grin on his face. He knew Reid would rather spend his free day in his apartment or in a library. But the kid could use some nature and sun. After a whole winter away from the sun, he looked even paler than ever.

"Well, I had a lot of things planned for a free day, but I never thought I'd be spending it outdoors, fishing with you. Do you know the problems you may encounter out in the open? Did you know that a couple of years ago, five tourists were killed around this area, in this same forest? Some said it was a bear, others said they saw a light up in the sky at the same time the five tourists were said to die" said Reid trying to keep up with Morgan's step, who seemed to be bored with Spencer's rambling.

"I'll tell you what. If E.T. comes for you, I'll ask him to be nice and treat you well, how about that?" joked Morgan. "Just stop whining and walk faster. I want to catch a fish for lunch".

Reid mumbled something to himself that Morgan didn't hear. Reid looked kind of scared, but what the hell, the kid needed to experience a bit of nature. But then, he felt sorry for him and said: "Hey, Reid".

"What?" answered the kid, looking up from the trail to Morgan.

"I won't let anything happen to you. We're the only ones here and if you miss the office, you can always call Garcia. She's right there whishing she was here" said Morgan, trying to reassure his friend.

"Well, I'd definitely change places with her. Anyways..." Reid hesitated and in a lower voice he added: "There's no phone service here. I've already tried calling". He looked embarrassed by his own childish behavior.

Morgan looked amused and finally said: "Now, try to remain silent for a bit. Just relax and enjoy the birds singing".

"Actually, did you know that in Greece, some consider the sing of a bird to be a bad—" Reid stopped at what he was saying when Morgan gave him a I'm-going-to-kill-you-if-you-continue-with-this look.

"OK. Fine. I'll shut up." And with this, Reid gave up. He was in the middle of a forest with no other choice than spending his day with a lake, trees, mosquitoes and Morgan. So what could go wrong with that? "Nothing" thought Reid to himself, still not totally convinced. He'd have to face the fact that he'd be spending his day outdoors. It was only one day, after all.

A/N: So? Is it worth it? I have the story in my head and I guess I know where it's going. So, let me know what you think . And thanks for reading!