Derek & Emily Saga: Telling the team

(Saturday December 31st 9:40 pm)

"Are you sure you want to tell them like this?" Emily asks Derek as the couple walk hand in hand toward Dave Rossi's front door. The BAU team's annual New Year's get together is scheduled to start ten minutes ago.

"Yes, for the millionth time so stop worrying Em." Derek chuckles and squeezes her hand affectionately.

"I know I just, after your sister's reaction to the news I …" at Emily's sight Derek stops and turns her to face him.

"Don't worry about Sarah, she'll come around, my mom and Des couldn't be happier for us. You can't let one person's reaction ruin this for you. Besides, this is different the team has been with us every step of the way, they know how important this is to us. And I'm pretty sure they've started taking bets on when it would happen." Derek smiles at her and rubs his hand up and down her arm before resting it atop her shoulder. "What matters most is if you are happy. You are happy aren't you Baby?" He asks earnestly at the sight of tears in her eyes.

"Yes of course it's just, my stupid Hormones are all messed up." Emily laughs as she wipes away the few tears that had managed to fall." it's going to be great, I can't wait to see the looks on their faces." She smiles genuinely and raises to kiss him. "Come on let's go."

"Alright, let's do it." Derek grins and the two of them continue toward the party.

"Thank you." Emily breaks the comfortable silence as they approach the door.

"For what? " Derek asks.

"For always knowing the right thing to say, for loving me." Before he has a chance to respond the front door flies open and Garcia appears with a chocolate martini in her hand.

"You guys are finally here!" she cheers, "come on get in here everyone is waiting." after a look and a smile is share between the couple the follow Garcia's request and enter the house.

"Geez, who decorated, it looks like the entire party store exploded in here." Derek comments as the trio enter the main living room where the party is taking place. The walls and sealing and everywhere you look are covered in streamers and happy New Year's signs. The rest of the team and their prospective dates turn at he sound of his voice and start pointing behind him, he turns to see Garcia with her hand over her heart in fake hurt and Emily Laughing. "I mean that in the best way possible, it looks great Baby girl." he offers his most charming smile. A round of laughter ensues followed shortly by hugs and greetings.

At 11:30 the group is sitting down where ever a seat is available sharing stories and waiting for the ball to drop on TV when JJ decides to speak up.

"Emily Prentiss, why are you drinking Straight orange juice, and don't even think no one noticed. The first rule at a new years party is that you must get drunk…" as JJ continues to rattle on in her half drunken state Emily Glances at Derek silently asking of the time was right, they'd originally planned on telling the news after the ball dropped even going as far as hiding Emily's ring in her pocket so no one would get suspicious but that obviously wasn't going to work now. Derek Nods yes and takes Emily's hand leading them to the center of the room.

"Hey, you can't just leave, you haven't answered my question." JJ starts getting loud as her seed this action. By now everyone is staring expectantly at Emily.

"Everybody calm down." Derek chuckles as he wraps his arm around Emily's shoulder.

"As JJ so subtly pointed out I have been Drinking Orange Juice," Emily clarifies, "and well there's a reason for that" she pauses unsure of exactly what she wanted to say. Derek speaks up and saves her, and she smiles at him conveying her thanks.

"What Emily is trying to say is that by this time next year there is going to be another member in our family!" Derek and Emily smile at the group Garcia and JJ are the first to put the pieces together and start jumping up and down, before they know it questions are being thrown at them. Unable to make the individual questions out Derek lets off a sharp whistle instantly quieting the group down Emily Begins answering the few they were able to understand.

"I'm 3 and a half months, my Doctor says my due date is July 26th. No, we don't know if it's a boy or girl. And also that's not the only news we have to share, Derek and I" she pauses to dig the ring out of her pocket, "we're getting married." she smiles as she slips the ring back on her finger.

"Dear god I think I've died and gone to heaven" Garcia cries dramatically, and Hotch is heard saying. "Yes, two thousand Dollars in my pocket."

Emily and Derek turn to the group as Derek exclaims "two thousand dollars! You guys bet TWO THOUSAND dollars on us. As the chatter in the room begins again and congratulations are given every one in the room completely miss the ball bring dropped on TV. But Derek and Emily know that the New Year will bring them nothing but Joy.

The End

A/N: I know it took a little while to get this one out, no good excuses I just didn't have the energy. Anyway, I hope you like it and remember I'd love to hear your thoughts.