A/N: So here's the second part of Bloodlust, everyone! I actually really enjoyed writing this, it's given me a chance to write a little bit of something different! So let's find out exactly what's happened to Morgan, shall we? :P
Warnings: Supernatural themes, mentions of blood, Reid/Morgan slash.
Disclaimer: I do not own Criminal Minds or any of its characters.
All Morgan could feel was the weight pressing down on him. But that didn't make any sense. He had died. He remembered dying. So how… how could he be feeling this pressure?
Suddenly, unbidden, memories of everything Reid had told him flooded into Morgan's mind. He remembered what Reid really was- and he remembered what Reid had done to him, what he'd asked him to do.
Before he could even realise what he was doing, Morgan was digging his way out of the ground. He was pushing the dirt of his way- for that was what was pressing down on him- with an ease he'd never felt before. He was buried alive, but he wasn't afraid.
It wasn't long at all before Morgan's hands broke the surface, and he managed to hoist himself out of the ground. His movements were fluid, graceful- words he'd never associated with himself before.
"How are you feeling?" Reid whispered, Morgan somehow hearing him like he was talking right in his ear.
Before Morgan had realised it, he'd turned around to face Reid, who was leaning nonchalantly against a tree right near Morgan. Despite his relaxed stance, his expression was cautious, unsure.
"I'm… good," Morgan realised, as he flexed his fingers. "Really, really good. Better than I've been in- well, ever."
"That's because you're like me now, love," Reid informed him. "You've been changed. The weaknesses and fragility of the human body don't exist for you anymore."
"I'm a… vampire?" Morgan gasped, for even though he'd asked Reid to turn him, he could still scarcely believe it had happened.
"Yes." Reid was right in front of Morgan now, and he could see the look of eagerness and joy now reflected in the genius's eyes. He laced the fingers on one hand together with Morgan's. "You're like me now. And that means… eternity."
"Eternity with you," Morgan breathed. His mouth cracked into a wide grin. "Gee, I hope I can put up with you for that long." He laughed, to show Reid he was joking. "I love you." He leaned in to kiss Reid, but Reid stopped him.
"Not yet," said Reid. "Not yet."
"But I want you now," Morgan growled, surprised at how his own voice sounded. He sounded so… wild.
"I know you do. But we've got to worry about… other things first," said Reid. He stroked Morgan's neck with the back of his hand. "You're hungry. You need to drink. You won't last very long if you don't."
As soon as Reid mentioned it, Morgan could feel the itching, the burning, in his throat. It was like it was on fire- he needed to drink, and now.
Reid began stroking his own neck tantalisingly with a single finger. "Remember what I said, Derek. Your first drink has to be from me."
"I am so thirsty…" Morgan moaned.
"Then drink, baby," Reid purred. "Taste me."
When Reid put it that way, Morgan couldn't resist. Within an instant, his lips were pressing against Reid's neck. "I love you, Spencer," he whispered, before sinking his teeth into Reid's skin.
Morgan briefly wondered why it was so easy to break Reid's tough vampire skin, but as soon as the blood began running down his throat he forgot everything else. It was like drinking sunshine, if such a thing were possible. Morgan never wanted to stop; there was nothing more in this moment than satisfying his thirst.
All too soon in Morgan's opinion, Reid's hands were forcing him away from his neck. "You've had enough, Derek," he told him gently, as if Morgan was just a child. Which, he technically was- his vampire life wasn't even an hour old. "Besides, I think you'll remember that there's something else you want." The growling sound was back in Reid's voice now, and it awakened something in Morgan. That yearning he had for Reid was stronger than it had ever been before.
Morgan began walking towards the house, but Reid cut in front of him and stopped him. "No," he snarled fiercely. "Right here, right now. I can't wait any longer."
"No holding back," Morgan told him.
Reid shook his head. "No holding back," he declared. "Not any more."
"Why do I feel like I could keep going hundreds of times without getting tired?" Morgan asked Reid, as they lay there naked under the stars, entertained in each other's arms.
"Because you probably could keep going hundreds of times without getting tired," Reid replied. "Vampires have amazing stamina."
"I'll say," Morgan agreed. "Spencer Reid, I never knew you had that in you."
"There was a lot you didn't know about me before last night," said Reid. "But I am so, so glad I told you the truth about me. And I'm even happier that I turned you. Eternity with you… there's nothing I would want more."
"Well I'm glad," said Morgan. Suddenly he yawned, and he looked over at Reid, confused.
"The sun's almost up," Reid told him. "And my blood hasn't finished running through your system yet. Tomorrow, you'll be able to walk in the sun."
"What about work?" Morgan asked, suddenly panicked. "What're you going to tell the team?"
"Let me worry about that, Derek," said Reid. "I'll call them in the morning. Now come with me." In one fluid motion Reid was on his feet, holding his hand out to Morgan. "I'll show you my little burrow, where I like to sleep if I actually do during the day. Sleep there while it's light. Your body will know the minute the darkness has set in, and you will wake."
"What about you?" Morgan asked, reaching out and taking Reid's hand, following him through the house. "What are you going to do?"
"I'm going to stay here," said Reid. "I can't leave you; not today."
"So what are you going to tell Hotch?" said Morgan. "I don't remember you ever taking a sick day- although now that I know the truth, I guess I know why."
"Don't worry, Derek. I'll think of something," said Reid. "Besides, it's been a long time since I've been awake all night; usually I sleep for at least part of it. After I call Hotch, I'm going to sleep. That's why I'm coming down with you."
They had arrived at Reid's cubbyhole: a trap door hidden very skilfully in his bedroom floor. If you didn't know it was there, you definitely wouldn't be able to find it. Reid pulled the door open, showing Morgan the small, dark space inside. "It's not very big," he commented, "but it is very dark, and the sun can't get in to us. And believe it or not, my phone actually works down here. I've received many a call from work asking me to come in while I've been down here."
"Are you sure there's enough room for both of us down here?" said Morgan.
"Plenty. But we'll have to sleep as close together as possible," said Reid with a grin.
"Gee, I don't know whether I can handle that," said Morgan jokingly. "It's not like we haven't already been doing that for several months."
"I thought you'd be happy about that," said Reid. "You go down first- I'm gonna need the room."
Morgan slowly lowered himself into the hole- well, he thought it was slow. But the moment he thought about getting into the hole, he was in there.
Reid quickly followed suit. "I'm going to have to teach you how to move slowly- at a human pace. Next time you see the team, you can't move this fast."
"That's going to be hard," Morgan realised. "I move this fast without even thinking about it."
"Me too," Reid admitted. "When I'm alone- or now, when I'm with you. At first, you do have to think to move slowly. But it's possible. If it wasn't, I would never have joined the BAU."
"Well then I'm glad it is," said Morgan, pressing a passionate kiss to Reid's lips. Morgan highly doubted that there would be any kiss between them now that would be anything less than passionate- there was too much of a bond between them since last night, too much animalistic nature and urges. And if there were to be any soft kisses between them again, it wouldn't be for a very long time.
"Sleep, Derek," Reid whispered, his lips tickling Morgan's ear. "Tomorrow night will come sooner than you think."
Morgan woke up almost as suddenly as he'd fallen asleep. It must have been the darkness fully setting in that woke him; he remembered Reid telling him that his body would know the moment that happened.
It didn't take long for Morgan to realise that he was alone in the hole; Reid's body was no longer pressing against him. He pushed the trapdoor open and hoisted himself out and into the bedroom, to find his lover lounging on the bed, a book in his hands and his eyes flying across the page.
"Good evening," said Morgan, alerting Reid to his presence. The genius looked up, a smile on his face.
"Good to see you awake," said Reid, setting his book aside and getting to his feet. "You sleep well?"
"Like I never have before," said Morgan. "You call Hotch this morning?"
Reid nodded. "I told him, and the others, that you're really sick," he explained. "And I told them it's contagious, to stop them from coming to see you, but that you will get better so they don't worry so much."
"So then how did you explain why you were staying with me?" Morgan asked.
"I told them that I'd already had the disease in the past," Reid answered. "Which technically, I have. And I told them your doctor said you need someone you know staying with you, so here I am."
"How long will I be out? Of work, I mean," said Morgan.
"Two months most likely, give or take," Reid replied. Seeing the shock and worry on Morgan's face, he added quickly, "They've called in Agent Seaver to help out. She was happy to help; she's missed the team, and they've missed her. And Jordan Todd's on standby as well."
"Jordan?" Morgan repeated. "I thought she said she couldn't handle working at the BAU. It's why JJ came back from maternity leave early after having Henry."
"It's only if the team really need the extra help," Reid explained, "and even then she won't have to help with the more serious, hands-on stuff if she doesn't want to. Besides, we've operated a man down before, before Rossi joined the team, remember? And the two of us being away from work is only a temporary situation. We'll be back before you know it- time passes surprisingly fast when you have an eternity of it."
Morgan laughed; he'd never thought about that. "Well I'm glad about that," said Morgan. "I don't know whether I could really stand to be away from the BAU for that long."
"You might not even be away for that long," said Reid, taking Morgan's hand and leading him through the house. "If you learn fast enough."
"I'd learn anything if you were the one teaching me," said Morgan, pressing a kiss to the side of Reid's face, followed by another, and then one to his neck.
"Don't tempt me, Derek," Reid growled. "Because then we'd have to stop and have sex, and I wouldn't have time to teach you to hunt tonight."
"Can't we have sex first?" Morgan asked. "We can go hunting later…" He trailed his fingers down Reid's neck and along his arm, marvelling at the tangible attraction and love he could feel running between them.
"I thought you wanted to get back to work as fast as you possibly can," Reid reminded him. "And besides, we have all day tomorrow to do other things, if we want to."
"I like the sound of that," said Morgan. "Come on, show me what I have to do."
Morgan was surprised when Reid walked right past his car and into the shadows. "We don't want to be obvious, Derek," Reid explained to his lover's unasked question. "Driving around, following people in my car… we'll attract attention that we don't want or need. Moving in the shadows, however… we can stay hidden. And we can also run. As fast as we would like."
"I never pegged you for the athletic type, Spencer," Morgan commented.
"When you can run as fast as I can- as fast as a vampire can- it's absolutely exhilarating," said Reid, a note of excitement in his voice. "I love it. Now come on."
Before Morgan could open his mouth again, Reid was off. From the moment Morgan followed after him, he could see what Reid meant: running had never made him feel like this before. It felt amazing.
Suddenly, almost as though he'd never been moving in the first place, Reid stopped running. Morgan stopped next to him, and shot him a confused look.
"Ssh. Look down towards the end of the alley," Reid whispered, so softly that a regular human would never have heard him. Morgan looked where Reid indicated, and saw a young man in his early twenties leaning against a wall. Morgan could make out every detail about the man, from his messy blonde hair to the scar on his exposed leg.
"I see him," Morgan whispered back. "And I… I hear him, too. I hear his heart beating- pumping his blood…" He could feel the thirst burning in him now, taking over his body, filling his mind until he could think of nothing else. Nothing else mattered. He needed to drink, and he needed to drink now.
"We need to corner him so he can't get away," Reid said. "You stay here, and come at him from this end. I'll come from the other side." Before Morgan could say anything, Reid was gone. He could sense where Reid was, though- almost like their minds were connected, somehow. He was down the other end of the alley, lurking, waiting for Morgan to make his move. Making a mental note to ask Reid about that later, Morgan began moving down the alley.
"Hey, man," said Morgan casually, as he drew near the young man. "You waiting for someone?"
"Yeah, just waiting for a friend of mine to meet me here," said the man, his gaze flickering up to look at Morgan before drifting back down to the ground.
"You mind if I stand here with you?" Morgan asked. "I'm kinda waiting for a friend of mine, too."
The boy nodded. Morgan leant against the wall next to him, and inhaled the scent of the boy's blood. He smelt so good… Morgan was having a lot of trouble controlling his expression, and controlling himself. He couldn't wait any longer. He had to drink now.
As if he sensed this, Reid appeared at the other end of the alley. "There you are, man!" Morgan managed to say through clenched teeth. The man looked up, fear now running through him as he caught sight of the hunger on Morgan's face.
"I- I think I should go now," said the man. He turned to leave, but Reid was blocking his way.
"I don't think you're going anywhere," said Reid. The look on his face… Morgan had never seen anything like it before. It was so animalistic, yet still so Reid… if Morgan didn't know the truth behind Reid, it would've terrified him as well as the man. "Derek, if you'd like to go first." Reid smiled, flashing his fangs. The man gasped and tried to make a run for it past Morgan, but Morgan was much stronger and faster. He caught the man, forcing him to the ground. Within seconds, he had his fangs in the man's neck.
Oh, the blood- Morgan could feel it flowing into his mouth, running down his throat. He'd never tasted anything so glorious. Human food couldn't compare to this. Soon Reid had joined Morgan, drinking the blood from the man's wrist.
Time seemed to stand still while Morgan was drinking. So still, that it felt like he'd only been drinking for a few seconds when Reid sent him flying, into the wall of the alley.
"What was that for?" Morgan growled, angry now. "Why the hell did you do that?"
"You were going to drain him dry, Derek," said Reid matter-of-factly. "We can't kill him. Besides, I'm pretty sure you're full anyway. Now calm down. We don't want to fight, and since I'm older than you I'd beat you anyway."
Morgan opened his mouth to retaliate, but he realised Reid was right. He was full; he didn't know how he could tell, since he didn't feel like he did when he'd eaten enough as a human, but he did. "Well if we can't kill him, what do we do with him?" Morgan asked.
"We glamour him," said Reid, bending over the man shivering on the floor. "Look at me," Reid hissed, and Morgan could hear something strange in his voice. Something, that to an ordinary human, was compelling. "We were never here," Reid whispered when the man was looking him in the eye. "You were never attacked. You never saw us."
The man nodded. "Okay," he said, still not breaking eye contact with Reid.
"Good," said Reid. "Now go." The man got up and walked away, and Morgan moved back to Reid's side.
"So, you glamoured him?" said Morgan. Reid nodded. "What does that mean?"
"It means I can get him to do anything, think anything, that I tell him while I have power over him," Reid explained. "He'll still do it after we don't have eye contact, because technically he hasn't broken my power."
"Have you ever glamoured me?" Morgan asked.
"What? No!" Reid exclaimed. "Well, just once. But only to see if I could. I didn't actually make you do anything. Nor would I ever have. You're too important to me to make you do anything for me by force."
"And did it work?" said Morgan.
"Actually, no," Reid replied. "I couldn't glamour you. "There are a select few who are strong enough to resist being glamoured. You are. So is Garcia."
Morgan smiled and chuckled, "Ah, Garcia," he said fondly.
"We will have to hide this from her," Reid pointed out.
Morgan sighed. "Yeah, I know. It doesn't make it any easier, though."
"Hey, you still have me, alright?" said Reid soothingly. "And you always will. Don't make me regret changing you."
"You shouldn't regret it," Morgan assured him. "This is what I want. I want to spend forever with you. I just wish Garcia could know."
"Maybe, eventually we can tell her," said Reid. "One day. They're gonna notice eventually, when we don't age. Although, there is a way that we can make everyone around us think we're ageing, even if we're not. I'll have to look into that." Reid smiled, flashing his fangs, and holding his hand out to Morgan. "Come on," he said. "Let's go home."
When Reid had said that the time before Morgan could return to work would pass in no time, he'd been right- two months had passed by in the blink of an eye, and Morgan was finally going back to work today.
"I think I'm even more nervous today than I was the first time I came to the BAU," Morgan said as he and Reid entered the elevator.
"Or the first day we came to work after the entire office found out about us," Reid added. "But you're ready, Derek. I've gotten you ready for this. And besides, you won't be going out in the field. You won't have to face the dead bodies just yet."
As soon as the elevator doors opened, Morgan was attacked by the very colourful Garcia, wrapping her arms around him. "Derek Morgan, I was worried sick about you!" she exclaimed. "Don't you ever do that to me again, okay?"
"Don't worry, I won't," Morgan assured her. "I've missed you, baby girl. Besides, I've had the very best care I could possibly get." Morgan flashed a grin at Reid, who smiled back.
"Of course, lover boy was looking after you," said Garcia, hugging Reid just as tightly as she'd hugged Morgan. "I've missed you too, Reid. We all have."
"We're both very glad to be back," said Reid, shooting Morgan a warning look which Garcia missed. Morgan had been starting to smell the enthralling scent of Garcia's blood, but he shook his head to clear his mind of those dangerous thoughts.
Sorry, he apologised silently in his mind as Garcia led them through the bullpen to the round table room. He almost jumped when Reid replied to him just as silently.
Don't worry about it, said Reid in Morgan's mind. You caught yourself, and you stopped. That's the important thing. And besides, I don't really think that you would've drunk Garcia's blood. Especially in the middle of the office.
Okay, how are you talking to me right now? Morgan asked Reid.
Because I'm your maker, and you're my progeny, Reid informed him. Our minds will always be connected.
Morgan and Reid's silent conversation was interrupted by the arrival of the rest of the team. JJ grinned at the sight of the two men, and enveloped both of them in her arms. "It's good to have you back, you two. It hasn't been the same around here without you."
"I'll say," Prentiss chimed in. "It's lonely out in the bullpen without you, Reid."
"Well, we're definitely glad to be back," said Morgan, managing to fight back the slight thirst he was feeling. "I've really missed the BAU."
"Well let's get to it then," said Hotch, and the team took their seats.
It really is good to be back, Morgan said to Reid.
It is, Reid agreed. And you are doing an amazing job. Keep it up, and there'll be a surprise waiting for you when you get home.
Morgan couldn't help the thrill that ran through him at those words. I love you, pretty boy.
I love you too, Derek. For eternity.
Eternity with Reid. Yep, being able to spend the rest of his life with Reid was definitely worth the bloodlust.
A/N: So there you have it! My Reid/Morgan, Criminal Minds vampire AU! Just a little bit of something different that I've kinda wanted to write for a while. If anyone wants a sequel to this, let me know, I do have a bit of an idea forming in my head for one if anyone wants it! So, anyway, please review and let me know how I did!