Chapter 10- The epilogue
AN: *Pout* I am sad this is finishing; I loved writing this puppy! Thanks to all that reviewed, it made my day! Kricket
After about a week of having the knowledge they were "together" together to just themselves, they decided to tell the rest of the team Penelope's move was permanent. There were a few shocked faces, but most didn't seem to think it was that big of a deal.
"Actually, you two are very average," Reid began, his brows knitting as he recalled some facts. "Eighty-Nine percent of non-sexual opposite gender roommates end up having a sexual relationship; unless there is a big age difference, or the male is gay."
Derek smirked. "No chance in hell of that."
"Average?" Garcia questioned, absolutely offended. "There is nothing average about us! Get over here, you.."
Reid gulped and quickly scampered away from the angry tech girl now giving chase.
Rossi put a hand on Derek's shoulder. "Never going to be bored with that cat and mouse, are you?"
"Hell, no," he said, smiling.
"Good luck to you," Rossi said. He whispered conspiratorially, "Warning, Derek: women… they're trouble."
In that moment, he was struck with how lucky he was. He looked at the joking, smiling Rossi, and thought about how his relationships ended. He truly felt blessed. "She understands me, Dave," he said softly. "I never thought I'd have that."
"Oh, Morgan," Prentiss said, a quirky look between happiness, disgust, and astonishment. "Boy, did you fall hard."
"What's wrong with that?" Hotch asked, his eyes twinkling a bit.
"It's like watching my big brother get all moony over a girl." She made a face. "Yuck!"
"Okay! You're not average!" Reid was yelling from across the bullpen, still darting around desks away from a giggling Garcia. "Although statistics do say..."
"You better save Spencer," JJ said to Morgan. "She always teases she's going to braid his hair."
Morgan laughed, shaking his head, and quickly intercepted Garcia at the next turn. "Whoa, slow down there, baby," he said, pulling her into his arms.
She was flushed and pink, merriment still in her eyes. "Hey hot stuff, what's up?"
"Only person you can chase around here is me," he said, his eyes growing lazy and sexy.
"Only if you let me catch you."
His mouth lowered to just above hers. "Wouldn't have it any other way," he said, and kissed her, despite the whistles and giggles of the team around them.