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WARNING: same as all previous chapters...

Ch. 6: A New Nightmare

Morgan watched Reid sit down outside of the interrogation room and put his head in his hands.

"Are you alright?" he asked, even though he knew the answer to the question.

Reid shook his head. "No." he answered.

They sat there like that for a few minutes before Reid finally spoke again. "Will I ever feel okay again?" he asked, looking at Morgan desperately.

Morgan sighed, "I don't know, kid. I honestly don't know."

Rossi spotted the two of them and walked over, "How'd it go in there?" he asked.

"Well, we got a confession." Morgan said. "Before he broke down and started apologizing and crying."

Rossi nodded and glanced at Reid. "Are you alright?"

Reid just shook his head, not really wanting to talk anymore.


Reid fell asleep late that night, afraid to really close his eyes. When he did fall asleep he was pulled back in time to a dark bedroom.

He heard his father's harsh breathing, his own sobs and then whispers in his ear that it would all be alright. He tried to fight back, to get away, but his father was stronger than he was. He just wanted it to stop. He wanted to make it end. He could feel his tears, hot and wet, trailing down his face. Why was his father doing this this to him?

Morgan heard Reid's fearful cry from the room next to his and shoved back his blanket and rushed to his friend's room.

Reid was thrashing around in his bed, mumbling to himself. He grabbed his arm and started shaking him awake. "Reid! Reid, wake up, man! Reid!"

Reid suddenly jerked awake and bolted up in bed, looking around his room with fear and confusion on his face. "Morgan?" he asked, latching onto his friend's arm for support.

"Are you alright?" Morgan asked, looking at Reid worriedly.

"Y-yeah." Reid answered shakily. "It was just a nightmare."

"About Riley?" Morgan asked.

He shook his head slowly, "About my father." he explained, trying to get the dream out of his head.

Morgan looked at him sadly, hating the pain and desperation in Reid's eyes.

"I know of figured I would have another nightmare," Reid babbled. "I went through a… uh, trauma today and I've pushed it to the back of my mind so it's only logical that my subconscious is trying to work it out in my sleep…"

Morgan shook his head, "Kid, you don't have to explain anything to me." he said. "I know. I get it. Having a nightmare is completely understandable."

Reid nodded slowly, "Yeah." he said. He had finally gotten rid of his nightmares about Riley, but now that nightmare had been replaced by another. A more painful one. He closed his eyes for a moment and forced himself to think more positively.

His father was going to prison. They had put away a child killer and his father would never hurt another kid again. He'd dealt with nightmares before. He could handle this one. He might not be okay right then, but eventually, he knew, he would be able to get through this.

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