A/N: So here's the sequel to How Could It Ever Be?, and the second in my Reid/Morgan series. Yes, this is SLASH, so if you don't like, don't read! But if you don't mind, read on!
Disclaimer: I do not own Criminal Minds.
Looking back on the events of a week prior, Spencer Reid could not believe the turn his life had taken. He'd kept his secret hidden from everyone, masking it as a disinterest in dating and a crush on JJ. But the woman herself had seen the truth, and had made him tell Morgan. Reid thought that he would regret it for the rest of his life, but since then he had never been happier.
Reid smiled as he turned to face the other way, remembering the feeling of those chocolate brown lips on his. Never, in his wildest dreams, would Reid have imagined that Morgan had felt that way about him, that Morgan returned his feelings. Never would Reid have imagined that Derek Morgan loved him.
Only JJ knew about them, and that was only because she'd found out that Reid was gay before he'd even really known himself. They'd had to make her promise not to tell anyone, which she hadn't been happy about but had understood. Relationships between fellow agents were strictly forbidden, and if the team knew it wouldn't be long before the secret got out. So it remained between the three of them.
As the jet jolted, Reid opened his eyes and sat up, looking around the plane. Hotch, as usual, was working. Rossi was absorbed in his notes, writing another book. Prentiss was asleep. Morgan and JJ were sitting opposite each other, talking and smiling.
Reid slipped out of his own seat and went over to the two of them, sliding into the seat beside Morgan. The older agent grinned and took Reid's hand.
"What happened to 'trying to keep the secret'?" Reid asked quietly.
"Oh, come on, Spencer," Morgan said. "Prentiss is asleep, Hotch is writing his reports, and Rossi is writing his book. None of them are paying attention to us. And we have our backs to them, I'm pretty sure that they can't see our hands."
"Well can we at least keep our voices down?" said Reid. "Prentiss is the only one that's asleep, so Hotch and Rossi could hear us, and you never know when Prentiss will wake up."
Morgan chuckled. "What, you ashamed of me kid?"
Reid looked aghast. "What? No, of course I'm not. It's just I-"
Morgan placed a finger on Reid's lips, silencing him. "Relax, pretty boy. I was just joking."
Reid smiled, and snuggled in closer to Morgan. Before Morgan had said pretty boy to annoy Reid, but now he used it as a term of endearment. Reid did still get annoyed when Morgan called him that around other people though, which probably helped them keep their secret.
"Don't worry, Spence," said JJ. "I can see them, I'll tell you if any of them look over here."
"Thanks, JJ," said Reid. "Are you sure they're not looking?"
JJ laughed. "I'm sure."
"Good," said Morgan. "Then I can do this." He leaned in and kissed Reid, who after a moment of shock kissed him back. JJ just watched them, a huge smile on her face.
"I never thought I'd see this day," JJ said when the two men broke apart.
"Neither did I," Reid admitted. Morgan gave Reid a quizzical look. "You were a consummate lady's man, Derek. Never did you give me any indication that you were, you know…"
"Interested in men?" Morgan finished. Reid nodded, an apologetic smile on his face. "I didn't even realise, Reid. Yes, I slept around. But it wasn't until you that I realised that it could be for a reason other than I didn't want a proper relationship."
"Don't really think this is the conversation for the plane, guys," JJ hissed. Both men looked up at her. "Prentiss is waking up, and I think she's about to head this way."
At JJ's words, the two men regretfully sprang apart. Reid tried to look anywhere other than Morgan, and Morgan pretended to be looking for his iPod in his go-bag. Sure enough, Prentiss appeared beside their seats not a moment later. "What are we talking about?" she asked, sitting down in the seat beside JJ.
"Just the case," said JJ, which was partially true- JJ and Morgan had been talking about the case before Reid had joined them.
"Come on, guys," said Prentiss. "You were talking about more than the case."
None of them knew what to say. They couldn't tell Prentiss what they were talking about, but they couldn't exactly lie either. Prentiss was a profiler; she knew how to read people.
"We were talking about the fact that Morgan is a consummate lady's man," Reid spoke up suddenly, shocking the other two. It was a smart ploy, because Reid wasn't lying- he had said exactly that not a few moments ago.
"Ohh," said Prentiss. "You got a date lined up when we get home?"
Morgan grinned. "You could say that." He shot Reid a glance when Prentiss wasn't looking. It took Reid a moment to understand- Morgan meant him. It took all of his willpower to not react to Prentiss's question or Morgan's answer and look. JJ had to stifle a laugh.
"Okay," said Prentiss. "What's going on?" JJ's laughter grew louder. "JJ?"
"Nothing," JJ replied, trying to control herself. "Spencer's face just looks…" and she started laughing again.
"You aren't picking on him again, were you Morgan?" Prentiss asked.
"Of course I wasn't, Prentiss," Morgan said. "We're cool, aren't we kid?"
Reid smiled. "Yeah. We're cool."
Prentiss looked back and forth between the two male agents. "Okay, what's going on?"
Reid began to panic. Prentiss knew that something was going on. Reid was sure that she didn't know exactly what it was, but she knew that something was up.
"Relax, Prentiss," said Morgan, distracting Prentiss as JJ shot a warning glance at Reid. "Just having a little fun, weren't we kid?"
Reid nodded, still a little flustered- but at least in a way that was normal for him. "I've, uh, got work to do for my Philosophy degree." With that, he scuttled back over to his old seat, pulled out a huge textbook and a notebook, and began writing.
Prentiss shook her head. "I swear, Reid gets weirder and weirder by the day."
Morgan nodded his head in agreement. "That he does." But that weirdness is what I love about him, he added to himself.
Reid and Morgan kept apart for the rest of the flight, so as not to draw any more attention to themselves. Reid continued to work on his paper for his Philosophy course, and Morgan put his headphones into his ears and listened to his music- just like they normally would on the plane. Whenever they were sure that nobody was looking, though, the two of them kept stealing glances at each other. If anybody looked at them, Reid and Morgan both appeared to be absorbed in their own tasks.
When the jet landed back in Virginia, Morgan pretended to want to listen to the end of the song so he could hang back with Reid. The younger agent was still packing away his textbook and his notes, but like normal he was being rather clumsy about it.
When he finished packing up his bag, Reid turned around and almost jumped backwards when he realised Morgan was still on the plane with him- and was the only one still on the plane with him.
"What's the matter, pretty boy? Did I scare you?" Morgan chuckled.
"No, of course not, Derek! I just-"
"Didn't expect me to be on the plane with you, alone?" Morgan finished.
Reid nodded lamely. "You know, I used to hate it when you called me pretty boy," Reid commented, as he slung his messenger bag over his shoulder.
"Now, it's not so bad," Reid said, grinning. Morgan loved these rare smiles Reid gave, when he was just genuinely happy with his situation and wasn't spouting random facts.
Morgan continued to silently stare at Reid. Normally this would make Reid feel extremely uncomfortable, but this time it didn't. "You do know the others are going to come and look for us if we take too long, right?" he said.
"Yeah, I know Spencer," said Morgan. "I just wanted to tell you, before you have a chance to argue and the others aren't here to hear us, you're coming to my house for dinner. Go home first, if you want. But then come straight over."
Reid was taken aback. "Really?" he finally managed to get out.
"Come on, Spencer, don't be so surprised," said Morgan. "I kissed you. I admitted that I love you. Is it such a shock that I asked you out on a date?"
"No," said Reid. "It's a shock that you know how to cook." And he ran out of the plane before Morgan could retaliate.
A/N: Aw, they are adorable! :P I think the team is going to get more and more suspicious though... and what's going to happen on their first real date? Also, I have just started my final year at school and I have a jam-packed weekend, so I don't know when I'm going to be able to post again, but I'll try to make it as soon as possible! And please, please, please review, I want to know what you guys think!