Oops, I forgot to mention... Warning: "Original" Character death...
And silly me, I forgot to add the "real" ending.
Now, ENJOY! :0)
"You've reached SSA Derek Morgan. Leave your name and phone number and I'll call you as soon as I can."
Emily Prentiss heard Derek's voicemail message for the second time. She was in the backseat of the high-speed SUV with Rossi behind the wheel and Hotch on the passenger seat.
"Still nothing?" asked Rossi never taking his eyes off the road or his foot off the pedal.
Emily shook her head no, even though Rossi was not looking at her, and then, focused her eyes on Hotch who was holding his phone by his ear.
"You've reached SSA Dr. Spencer Reid. I can't answer right now. Please, leave your name and phone number and I'll call you as soon as possible. Thank you."
The Unit Chief closed his eyes trying to push back the worries engulfing his heart. He couldn't lose two of his best agents. He just couldn't...
"Agent Morgan, can you hear me?" shouted Agent McFay.
Derek Morgan opened his eyes and breathed deeply. He felt as if he hadn't breathed in years. He looked up and then down, not understanding what had happened.
He was with his back plastered to the wall, holding the bomb against his chest as if it was a baby. The only source of light was coming from the open door some feet above, where Agent McFay was standing, calling his name.
After a few seconds, he realized what had happened. He was standing right in between the shaft wall and the exterior iron wall of the elevator.
He had succeeded, but as much as he wanted to relax his tensed body, he still had to go up the ladder, hand the bomb to the SWAT agents and most importantly, take Reid out.
SSA Dr. Spencer Reid felt his head spinning. He felt he couldn't breathe and was completely confused. Someone was crying. A woman. Linda.
"We made it!" said another voice. Sebastian.
"Wha... What happened?" asked the doctor slowly opening his eyes and lifting his upper body from the floor until he was in a sitting position, with his back resting again on the wall.
"We didn't die, man!" answered Sebastian. Spencer was surprised to see a smile on the young man's face. The smelly guy, though smiling, was holding his arm close to his body.
Spencer then felt the sticky warm liquid going down the side of his head.
"You're bleeding again" informed Linda in between sobs.
Reid nodded and asked: "Are you okay?"
"My wrist hurts like hell, but at least, we're still alive" offered Linda, tiredly smiling.
Just then, the elevator's doors were pried open.
"Are you, guys, ready to get out of here?" asked a smiling Derek Morgan.
A huge wave of relief bathed every corner, every fiber, every muscle in Spencer Reid's body.
"I guess your friends did a good job after all" said Sebastian, slowly rising to his feet.
Reid smiled and said: "Yes, they did."
"Ladies first" said Morgan, helping Linda out of the elevator, where several MTs were waiting with their stretchers.
Then, it was Sebastian's turn to leave the enclose compartment. Two paramedics helped him on the stretcher and took him out of the building.
"Are you ready to go, kid?" asked Morgan, with a hand on Reid's shoulder, helping him to his feet.
"I think so" answered Spencer stepping out of the elevator.
Agent McFay came running towards them, with Morgan's phone in his hand. The phone was ringing.
"You forgot this."
"Thanks" answered Derek taking the phone. He looked at its display and offered it to Reid. "I guess it's for you."
Spencer took the phone and answered the call. "Reid."
"Reid, how are you? Why aren't you answering your phone?" Hotch's worried voice asked on the other end.
"I'm fine. My battery is dead" said Reid, answering both questions.
"Okay, we'll see you at the hospital."
"Hotch, I'm fine. I don't need to go to the hospital" said the young man unconvincingly. Morgan chuckled by his side, knowing that the boy was fighting a losing battle.
"Reid, hospital, now."
"Okay, fine." Spencer accepted his defeat.
"And Reid?" added Hotch.
"From now on, use the stairs. It's an order."
"Will do, sir." Spencer Reid smiled even though his boss couldn't see him.
"See you at the hospital." Then, Aaron Hotchner hung up.
Reid gave the phone back to Morgan.
"Let's go, kid" said Derek walking towards the exit. Then, he noticed that Spencer was still in his spot, patting his pockets frantically as if looking for something.
"Are you OK, Reid?" asked Morgan.
"Mmm, I forgot my wallet on the 18th floor" explained Spencer looking at him with two big pleading eyes filled with innocence. "Would you go for it?"
Morgan looked at him, as if he was asking him to go to the Moon. Derek Morgan would do anything for his friend, but after the hellish five hours they had had, he just wanted to get as far away from that building as possible.
"You're kidding me, right?"
Then, a broad smile appeared on Spencer's lips: "Yes, I am." Morgan chuckled and placed an arm over the younger man's shoulders.
"Let's get you out of here, smart ass."
The two FBI agents followed by some paramedics left behind the sea of officers and agents who were in charge of clearing the scene.
Strayer University - Exterior
"After five hours of unbearable tension, the nightmare of the three young people trapped inside the elevator got to an end. Thanks to the impeccable work of the FBI and the SWAT teams, tonight we can go to bed knowing there's one less bad guy out there. For IKY'dU News, I'm Ali Gray Gibson. Back to studios."
AND NOW IT'S OVER
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