Sixth in the "In Our Time Of Dying" Series. The team is sent to Santa Fe, New Mexico for a case...the hometown of none other than Jason Hanson. J.J faces harsh memories as Jason Hanson returns to her life in the form of his father, who happens to be the Sherriff of Santa Fe police and who demands to know what's happened to Jason. Meanwhile, Hotchner and Prentiss start to give tiny clues to the team about their relationship, but nobody is getting the hint. And horror strikes Derek Morgan's life as J.J begins to grow distant with him over their kiss. Does she regret the kiss, or does she regret the fact that she has feelings for Morgan as well? Find out in the second last installment of the Criminal Minds "In Our Time Of Dying" Series. Don't own Criminal Minds.
A/N: Hey hey, guys, we're back in business, huh? Well, as stated above this is going to be the second last story of the series. I hope you guys enjoy it, and here it is! :D p.s this is set a week after Morgan and J.J's kiss.
"Hotch, you got a moment?" Hotchner looked up and saw J.J standing at the doorway, sporting a smile on her face and a young toddler on her hand.
"Yeah, i'll call you back." Hotchner told Strauss on the phone. He shut the phone and looked up at J.J smiling at her.
"You're back, and you brought Henry!" She laughed.
"Yes, and no. Courtney's coming to pick him up in ten minutes, I was wondering if you could present our next case to the team without me?" Hotchner sighed and walked up to her.
"This doesn't have anything with you wanting to avoid Morgan, now, would it, J.J?" He asked. Her body stiffened and her face became unreadable.
"Can we talk about this later?" She whispered.
"He's two, J.J, like he'll know what we're talking about."
"Maybe I don't want to talk about it."
"J.J, he's freaking out, okay? He thinks you hate him or something." J.J looked at him surprise.
"What gives him that idea?"
"Oh, I don't know. Might have something to do with the fact that after he kissed you, you jumped in your car without a word and disappeared for a week?" She sighed and lifted Henry into her arms.
"I don't hate him." She walked off and Hotchner went to warn her, but decided against it. She bumped into Morgan and she took in his appearance. He seemed tired and it looked like he hadn't shaved in...well a week.
"J.J!" He sighed in relief and hugged her awkwardly, due to Henry being in her arms.
"Hi, Morgan." She said hesitantly. He sighed and let go of her, looking her in the eyes.
"We need to talk."
"Maybe later...Courtney's coming to pick up Henry..."
"Oh, okay." His face fell and J.J sighed. She didn't want to put him through this pain. She smiled at him and kissed his cheek.
"We will talk about this, Morgan. I promise." She walked away and looked back after awhile to see Morgan with a smile on his face. She smiled, glad she had relieved him of some of his misery.
After Courtney picked Henry up and J.J entered the building, she was met with a massive hug from Prentiss and Garcia.
"Yay! You're back!"
"Haha, yes I am." Garcia cleared her throat and J.J rolled her eyes, knowing what was on both of their minds.
"We're gonna talk about it."
"What?" Garcia said. J.J laughed.
"Me and Morgan. We're gonna talk about the...kiss." She saw Prentiss trying not to smile. J.J sighed. She needed to talk to her girls.
"Okay, come here." She led them back to Garcia's office and sat down on Garcia's seat.
"I don't know what's going on with me."
"What do you mean?" Garcia said, with a very big "Dr Phil" look on her face.
"I just...I feel so guilty for kissing Morgan! It's only been ten months since Will died! And to be honest with you...i'm just...i'm still not over him! The minute that kiss ended, the first thing I thought of was, 'Oh my god, how can I do this to Will?' the first thing that went through my mind!" Prentiss sighed and Garcia bit her lip.
"Maybe you really aren't over Will just yet honey, but that doesn't mean you should just shut Morgan out of your life! I mean, you two are friends! And hell, maybe once you get over Will, you could give him a chance." J.J sighed, rubbing her eyes wearily.
"I don't know."
"Is the glamour girl session over?" They all looked at the door and saw Hotchner standing there, a very serious look on his face.
"What's wrong?" Prentiss asked straight away, catching on.
"J.J...our next case is set in Santa Fe, New Mexico." He said sympathetically. J.J didn't quite catch on, looking at him in a puzzled way.
"And the Sherriff there...his name is...Robert Hanson." J.J's insides turned cold and Garcia gasped.
Cue the criminal minds theme song! *plays piano* bahaha, sorry said i would stop saying that, but can't help it. Are you liking the beginning? Do tell!