Reid has never been this scared in his life. Between the love of his life in the hospital and not knowing about his condition made it worse. His right leg wouldn't stop shaking and he kept looking over at Holden who was talking with a few officers. He buried his face in his hands and thought of what his life would be like without Luke in it, being stuck in jail for the rest of his life for murder. Suddenly it became really hard for him to breathe. He got up and left the waiting room. When he got outside he sat on the ground, pulled his knees to his chest and put his head down. He couldn't stop breathing hard even though he tried. He closed his eyes and started to think back on the happy day's he shared with the love of his life Luke and soon found himself calming down.

"Are you okay?" A voice asked.

Reid looked up to see Holden staring down at him. "No, Luke is in the hospital and I'm going to jail for murder."

Holden sighed "You're not going to jail Reid."

"I killed him!" Reid yelled getting up. "I can never take that back." He wiped his face. "I'm never going to see Luke again."

"Reid just breathe." Holden said placing a hand on his shoulder. "We're going to get through this together. Luke is going to be okay and you're not going to jail. Yes Connor is dead but it was self-defense, nothing more. Now listen, you're going to give those officers your statement. Chris is in there giving his own and when Luke wakes up he's going to do the same. Do you think you can do that?"

Reid nodded "Yeah."

"I won't let anything happen to you." Holden said.

Later that day

Reid opened the door to Luke's apartment door and saw Luke lying on the floor. He ran over to him and knelt down next to him. He felt for a pulse but didn't feel one. He was dead. All of a sudden a gun was pointed at his head and he looked up to see Connor smiling down at him. "See you in hell." He said before pulling the trigger. Reid jumped up and looking around the hospital waiting room. He could still hear the gun going off in his head.

"Are you okay?" Chris asked.

Reid looked over at Chris and sighed. "I was too late." He said looking down.

"Too late for what?" Chris asked.

"To save Luke." Reid wiped his face. "I was too late."

"No you weren't." Chris said. "Luke is alive because of you, you saved his life."

Reid sat back. "I don't think I've ever been that scared in my life."

Chris stood up. "Come on, you're been asleep for a while."

"Where are we going?" Reid asked getting up.

"To see Luke." Chris said walking off.


Chris opened the door to Luke's room. "I'll leave you alone with him."

Reid slowly made his way to Luke's bedside. Pulling up a chair he sat next to the bed and took Luke's hand. He couldn't look at Luke's face because the bruises only reminded him of how this was all his fault. "I never should have left you Luke. All this happened because of me and I'm so sorry." He kept his gaze on the floor but when he felt Luke's hand tighten around his own he looked up at Luke for the first time. "I'm here Luke, you're safe." He could feel Luke's hand tighten even more around his hand and he smiled. "I promise I'll never let anyone hurt you again."

"I'm going to hold you to that." Holden said coming into the room.

Reid smiled "You don't have anything to worry about when it comes to Luke."

Holden walked around to the other side of the bed. "So how did it go with the officers?"

Reid nodded "Good I guess, I told them everything that happened. I just hope that it was enough."

Holden sighed "I told you that you don't have anything to worry about. I'm going to do whatever I can to make sure that you don't get charged with murder. Now why don't you go home and get some rest."

Reid shook his head. "I can't leave him." He smiled. "Not even if I wanted to because he's got a death grip on my hand. I don't want him to panic if I leave."

"Alright." Holden said. "Well it's late and I better get everyone home. Hang in there Reid and call me if anything changes."

Reid nodded "I will."


Early the next morning

Reid was peacefully but uncomfortably asleep in a chair in Luke's room when something made him wake up. He looked up to see Luke's body shaking. He jumped up and stood by the head of the bed. "It's okay Luke." Luke's eyes shot open and landed on Reid. "You're safe."

Luke stopped shaking and settled back down. "What happened?"

"It doesn't matter." Reid said. "You're okay and that's all that matters."

"What happened to Connor?" Luke asked hoarsely.

"Don't worry about him." Reid said. "He's never going to hurt you again."

"He always comes back." Luke said.

"Not this time." Reid kissed Luke on the hand. "I promise."

Luke smiled "I knew you would come."

Reid cold tell that Luke was drifting back to sleep. "I'll always come back for you. I love you so much Luke."

"Love you too." Luke closed his eyes and was soon once again sleep.

Reid sat there and watched as Luke's chest rose and fell. He couldn't believe how lucky Luke was. Luke had broken ribs a bruised face and his kidneys wasn't damaged that bad from the drinking. Now that he had Luke back in his life he was going to do whatever it took to keep it that way. He would give Luke the world if he could.


As the day went on Reid couldn't do anything because Luke refused to let go of his hand. No matter how hard he tried.

A/N Sorry I haven't been updating this story but I promise to do it as often as I can. Review :)