A/N: Alright this will be another one shot although it may end up turning into a three shot. LOL. This was a dare from LacytheDemonicDuck. It is also done to a T.V. show prompt.
Disclaimer: I don't own Criminal Minds. If I did Emily would be pregnant by Hotch already and have lots of kids!!!
T.V. Show Prompt: Reba
Title Prompt: Every Picture has a Story.
Emily Prentiss was looking around her apartment and noticed one of her pictures was crooked so she walked over and straightened it. After she straightened it she stepped back and looked at the picture. She felt her heart break a little as she looked at that picture. Her thoughts drifted back to the day that picture had been taken.
She was with John and Matthew when they were in Rome and they had been sightseeing. They had asked a random person that walked by them to take the picture. The lady had smiled at them and took the picture. It was one of the happiest days of her life while she lived in Rome but that was soon taken away from her.
Emily came out of her thoughts when there was a knock on the door followed by the sound of a key getting put into the door. She just kept staring at the picture that she had straightened. She couldn't stop the memories from coming to the front of her mind.
Hotch walked in and saw Emily staring at a picture. He shut the front door and quickly made his way to Emily. He looked at the picture and then back at her. He recognized both men and he wondered what it was that she was remembering.
"Emily, Sweetheart are you alright?" Hotch asked in a low voice.
Emily finally turned to stare at Hotch and said "I'm better now that you're here honey. I was just looking at the picture of John, Matthew and me and I remembered the day that picture was taken."
Hotch smiled and held his hand out and when Emily took it he guided her to the couch. "Why don't you tell me about that day?"
Emily chuckled as she thought back to that long ago day. "It was a Saturday and I was tired of just being in the embassy. Matthew called me up and wanted to know if I wanted to go sightseeing just for something to do. I immediately agreed and I met up with him and John thirty minutes later outside the embassy. That was one of the best days I had in Rome. By that time John and I had an awkward friendship. I was trying to act like nothing happened while he was trying to get me to do something again. Matthew noticed this and lit into John who finally backed off. We went all around Rome. That picture was taken by a random person that passed by us. I was so happy that day and so was Matthew. It just sucks knowing that he is dead and there wasn't anything I could do to save him. Only if I had stayed in contact with him."
Hotch shook his head. "Sweetheart nothing that happened was your fault. Matthew chose the path he did. You can't be blaming yourself. What do you think about this weekend you, Jack and me getting our picture done together? That way when we are old in gray and have kids of our own we can take the picture out and tell them the story of how the picture reminds us of the happy times and why. You know as well as I do that every picture tells a story. I love you Emily Prentiss and I'm never going to stop."
Emily smiled at Hotch. "I would love to get our picture taken together. I love you too Aaron Hotchner and I will until the day they put me in the ground. Even then I won't stop loving you."
A/N: I know that this is short but it just felt right to stop it here… I hope you all enjoy it…