Disclaimer: I so would love to own criminal minds but sadly I don't *pouts*
This is a JJ/Emily pairing to all my Jemily fans
My first high school fiction...Some of the stuff is changed but the characters are the same! the team is in Junior year.
Going to school
Emily woke up with a start. She looked at her bedside clock. Of course it would be 5:45. She always woke up around the same time thanks to the strict boarding rules of her former schools. Normally she would get back to bed. Today however she wouldn't. It was her first day of junior year and as usual a first day of school meant a new school… she got out of her large four poster bed and made way to her en suite bathroom. It was too early to bath but she knew she would spend a long time dressing up so she decided to go take a shower anyway. She almost always had problems in picking up an outfit especially when she wanted to please. Taking her time she showered and made her way to her walk in closet.
She was so nervous. Of course she was the one who had literally begged her parents to let her go to Preston High School a public school that was a 30 minute drive from their estate but she knew nothing about public schools. After globe-trotting and being in numerous good private schools she didn't know anything about how public schools work. She was so nervous she had actually gone to buy new clothes she thought would fit with the other kids not the designer clothes that filled her closet. She didn't want to appear as a snob on her first day at school. After much deliberation and changing she finally settled for a short denim blue skirt, pink top and low heel sandals. She leaves her hair down and slips in a pink Alice band.
She was sitting on her dressing table in the large closet applying makeup when someone walked in. She turned expecting to see Shelly one of the maids who almost always came to personally tell her meals were ready despite the ringer in her room that signalled breakfast was ready. She liked the girl and they were pretty close. There was really no choice since she had no siblings or friends so the staff were her companions. This time however it was her mum. "Wow. You look beautiful" said her mum standing at the entrance of her closet.
"Really?" asked Emily still nervous. "You always do dear" said her mum softy.
"Are the clothes ok?" she asked again. She didn't know why but she really needed her mum's input.
"They are perfect. You know you should just have gone to Maryland. You wouldn't have to worry about clothes." said her mum making her roll her eyes.
"Mum!" she said exasperated. Her mum had really wanted her to go to Maryland a prestigious all girls' boarding school after she had stated she wanted to learn in the US. She on the other hand just wanted to be at home in New York and experience a normal high school life at Preston High School. An argument had started, angry words, tears etc. till her parents eventually agreed but still grumbling about 'how it will look to our friends if we say you are at a public school' and 'this will be bad on my reputation' and 'you are the daughter of a diplomat' bla bla bla. Of course her parents would be worried about 'their' reputation. When they will ever consider her first, she didn't know. She was just glad she won this time.
"Breakfast is almost ready. See you downstairs" said her mum leaving her to finish up. 5 minutes later, looking at her one last time at her full length mirror she left her room, took the lift and went to the breakfast room. Their large house is built on a very large estate which even has a stable. This is the family home that her parents bought when she was young where they always returned from all the travelling.
She found her dad already seated. Richard Prentiss is a handsome man in his late forties. He is good natured and fun and Emily is much closer to him than her distant diplomatic mother. He is very laid back. He is a successful business man meaning he is rarely home or is in his office doing business. Her mum on the other hand would be on her different diplomatic missions she was also rarely home and her cause of globe-trotting and living in different countries her life. She often craved for them to be around. She knew they loved her but to her they loved their jobs more.
"Morning dad" she said walking up to him. "How is my princess today?" he said affectionately as he hugged her.
"nervous." She said sitting back on her chair. "Why?" he asked looking at her.
"New school." her mother said entering looking as smart as always before continuing "Not to worry. I will go with you." She nearly choked on her food.
"What?" she was surprised. If it was her dad she would not have been so surprised but her mum! Wow! That was…surprising…
"I'm taking you to school Emily. I want to see where my daughter will be going to school." she stated simply. That was new. Each and every time on her new school her mum would just send her with the butler or some douche she didn't even know.
"Is this to confirm it's a bad school after all?" she could already see her mother analysing every detail from dressing to the buildings posting unwanted not so nice comments. She certainly would not want that at all. At that moment she actually wished she had the butler to accompany her.
"No. I just want to see my daughter to school since she is so nervous." Said her mum with feigning innocence Emily knew so well. "Ok on one condition" she stated firmly. "Which is?" asked her mum with a raised eyebrow. "No bodyguards and nasty comments. Promise?" she said seriously.
"You know I have to be with them. They will stay in the car however." "And I get to pick a car we go in." she said. She would not want to get to school in a flashy car. It would totally draw attention. She gave her mum her best glare and she heard her mum say "fine." And she smiled victoriously.
She was not surprised her dad was just quietly observing them. He was more content watching and listening to the 2. God knows the fights he had witnessed and he never took sides. He just preferred to speak to them separately. She kissed him on the cheek and was on her way.
Preston High is a very big school carrying more than a 1000 students it was overwhelming to her. She was used to small schools. Students were everywhere screaming as they saw their friends, chatting under trees or lying down on the lawn. She was happy with her choice of clothes. A group of intimidating students were right at the entrance taunting passing younger kids. Definitely seniors she thought. She rolled her eyes glad her mum was there. Her mum was very well behaved and actually gave nice comments to the school. She was glad. She needed that. They saw the principal Mrs Strauss and then went to see Mrs Collins to get her class schedule and soon found herself on the door to her first class.
JJ woke up to a loud shrill of the alarm clock. She groaned and without opening her eyes she reached out for the alarm and stopped it. She smuggled back deep in the blankets but knew she would not go back to sleep. Besides the alarm just had a 3 minutes snooze so no point. Damn! It was her first day of junior year. She just was not a morning person but she was so excited. She had missed her friends so much. They hadn't seen each other that much during the summer holiday. She got out of bed and made her way to the bathroom she shared with her young brother Jack. She bathed quickly knowing her annoying little brother will be banging on the door. She sometimes wished she had her own bathroom.
She made her way to her room to dress. Her room is small but cute. She has a small bed, desk and chair at left corner, her closet opposite her bed and her trophy desk. She has been dancing and playing soccer competitively since she was young. She went over to her closet and after a little thinking she chose black tight fitting denims, a white top and a half cut black denim jacket and finished it off with white flat base sneakers. She tied her long golden blond hair into a simple pony tail. She looked into her reflection and was satisfied. Because of playing soccer and dancing and growing up with 3 brothers (her twin brothers Jeremy and Jeffery were now in college), she was kind of a tomboy. She was very comfortable in jeans and in flats.
As soon as she was done she heard her mum's loud voice from downstairs "JJ BREAKFAST IS READY!" she smiled to herself. Her mum would always make breakfast on her first day despite her need to rush to work. She looked at herself one last time and went downstairs. She found Jack already at the table stuffing food into his mouth as if he last ate a year ago. JJ simply rolled her eyes deciding against teasing him and went to sit at her chair. "Morning mum." She said. "Morning dear. You look good. Looking forward to your first day?" her mum asked smiling.
"definitely." she said tucking into her food. She didn't ask about her dad. He had already left she knew that. He left very early to work every day. Her mum would soon leave for work too dropping off Jack at school since his school was on her way. The breakfast was full of chatter as Jack also talked about meeting his friends and bragging about his holiday. They made their way out and her mum dropped her off at the bus stop to wait for the school bus.
As soon as she had got out of the car she spotted one of her best friends Penelope Garcia already at the bus stop. You would never miss her. Not with those colourful clothes she wore. Seriously at times she was like a moving rainbow. Today was no exception. Did she have any normal clothes?
"Aww baby girl!" said Penelope as soon as she spotted her. She rushed to give her a bone crushing hug. "Pen you killing me here." she struggled to say and Pen immediately released her. "Sorry. I just missed you so much. Summer break isn't the same without my baby girl."
"That's what you said to Morgan." She pointed out. "Aah of course. What can I say? He is my chocolate hunk." Garcia said making JJ roll her eyes. Penelope Garcia is a quirky girl. She has shoulder length blonde hair she keeps in pig tails and dyed in different colours, blue eyes often hidden behind large spectacles and a bit fat body. She is very intelligent with an amazing almost frightening skill on computers. She has a self-titled name 'goddess of all knowledge'. Despite being different and funny outwards, she is very nice, compassionate and likes to see the good in everything. After trading a small talk the bus came and they boarded.
Next bus stop saw Spencer coming in to sit beside JJ. JJ smiled widely upon seeing him. He slumped into the seat and next to him he put his heavy back pack obviously full of books. Spencer Reid or Spence as she affectionately called him was her close friend as well. He is tall, slim, lanky with long brown hair, warm brown eyes and very intelligent with an IQ of 187. He is a moving encyclopaedia to say the least always sprouting statistics. His social skills are almost zero. Despite that he was quite cute and very nice. "Hey Spence." she said affectionately. "Hey genius" greeted Garcia who had a pet name for everyone. "How were the holidays?" she asked. They spent the rest of the way with Spencer telling them his visit to a Roman Monument and some big library sprouting lots of complicated information that they both could not understand. That was Spencer for you.
They bus got to school its usual time giving them 10 minutes to spare. They all made their way to 'their tree' where they met every morning as a group. They found everyone there already and they all shouted happily upon seeing them. The group consisted of 7 people. Her, Penelope, Elle, Dave, Derek, Hotch and Spence.
Elle Greenaway is a very pretty girl. She has long brown hair, lazy brown eyes and a sweet dimpled smile. She has a slim well-toned body and is very laid back. She is fun, bubbly and just nice ad not afraid to voice out her opinion. She is in the school softball team and is dating David Rossi. She is an only child.
Derek Morgan (Morgan to his friends) is a very handsome black American guy. He is tall, muscular with short neat hair, intense brown eyes and a million dollar smile. He is very popular with the girls and is kind of a player though he is currently dating Jordan Todd. He is a star basketball player and is in the school team. He is also in Karate. He enjoys a very flirtatious relationship with Garcia and is often with Reid. He is more like his protector and often has to explain to the young genius the social interactions around him. He has 2 sisters Desiree and Whitney.
Aaron Hotchner or Hotch to his friends is a tall, muscular guy in the school football team. He has short dark hair, intense brown eyes and a tense look. He is often serious and the rule enforcer in the group as he does all his things by the book, he is quiet, determined and focused. He enjoys his time with the group and smiles more among them. He has a young brother Sean and his dad is a lawyer.
David Rossi is an Italian guy. He has jet black hair, deep brown eyes and a dark olive complexion. He is very handsome and is also very popular with the girls. He is a charmer and a flirt but his heart is with Elle. He is laid back, always there for his friends and just the guy to talk to. He is in the football team and is quite close to Aaron though his character is more aligned to Derek. His family is an old money rich Italian family. He has a brother Daniel.
They stood chatting for a while with Derek and Garcia already slipping in their flirtatious banter before Morgan left to go see his girlfriend. Then they slowly made their way to get their schedules for the year and then went their separate ways for class with only Spencer eager for the classes to start. JJ was happy to see she had Elle, Dave and Derek in her first class which was Literature. She has a passion for literature and enjoyed it. She took a seat between Elle and Dave and paid attention to the young teacher who introduced herself as Miss Jones.