A/N My fanfic submission for the round two writing challenge.

Disclaimer: I don't own Criminal Minds or the song Fall, I only own my computer.

Prompt: Fall by Clay Walker

Pairing: Prentiss/Gideon

Emily Prentiss sighed as she walked into her apartment. The team had just finished another case. The unsub was preying on young girls between the ages of 5 and 7. He raped and

tortured them before murdering them. The team had arrived too late to save them and it was all her fault. In her haste to get to the crime scene, she misheard Garcia's directions and took

a wrong turn. By the time she managed to circle back it was too late. The unsub stood over Katie Walker's body holding a bloody knife. As they boarded the jet everyone asked if she was

ok, Hotch even offered her time off. Emily shook those thoughts away and headed to the kitchen for a drink. When she opened the cabinet a note fell out. She bent over and picked it up

and saw a tape recorder on the shelf. Reading the note, she saw Step 1: press play. Curiously she pressed play on the tape recorder and Clay Walker's voice filled her ears.

Oh, look, there you go again
Puttin' on that smile again
Even though I know you've had a bad day
Doin' this and doin' that
Always puttin' yourself last
A whole lotta give and not enough take
But you can only be strong so long before you break

So fall
Go on and fall apart
Fall into these arms of mine
I'll catch you
Everytime you fall
Go on and lose it all
Every doubt, every fear,
Every worry, every tear,
I'm right here
Baby, fall

Forget about the world tonight
All that's wrong and all that's right
Lay your head on my shoulder, and let it fade away
And if you wanna let go, baby, its okay

Fall
Go on and fall apart
Fall into these arms of mine
I'll catch you
Everytime you fall
Go on and lose it all
Every doubt, every fear,
Every worry, every tear,
I'm right here
Baby fall

Hold on, hold on,
Hold on to me

Fall
Go on and fall apart
I'll catch you
Everytime you fall
Go on and lose it all
Every doubt, every fear,
Every worry, every tear,
I'm right here
Baby fall

Emily paused as she let the lyrics sink in before picking up the note. Step 2: turn around. Cautiously Emily turned around and saw none other than Jason Gideon standing there. He

enveloped her in a bear hug and whispered in her ear "Hotch told me about the case and I figured you needed a hug." They stood that way for a long time silently basking in each other's

strength and reveling in their sense of security.

A/N So my first Criminal Minds fanfic, please review and tell me what you think. I appreciate all constructive criticism.