Thank you for all for telling me what like I have said…I feel they became disjointed so I am taking each one back to the beginning and rewriting them…I have never written fanfiction before my first ever was The art of manipulation….So I just want to thank you for your honesty…. Any way I will shut up now :o).
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This is set around season 2 a few months after Emily joined the team, it will be JJ/Emily pairing as always but a darker theme…
Consequences & Choices
Emily sat at her desk staring into the abyss; her world had changed in a matter of months. Joining a new team, the BAU. She was where she wanted to be, her dream job. JJ had made her feel welcome so had Garcia. Reid was friendly enough. As for Gideon, Hotch and Morgan they was still making sure they could trust her. However, right now her mind was on her home life and what it had become in the space of a few months.
Yes, she would admit she was, closed off, but she liked to keep people at arm's length, she did not like the team knowing her personal life, and she had been, brought up able to keep the two things completely separate.
Her mother did it so that her family would not be hurt but this being said, Emily normally got hurt. To her she did not really have a great childhood moving from country to country never fitting in. and when she did try to fit in she had gotten pregnant.
She had met Andrew at a bar one night in Boston, they got alone and she had been one a few dates with him, then she move to DC and he came with her, he may not have been happy when he found out she was pregnant, but he stood by her, she just couldn't go through another abortion. So now, she had a four-year-old Sofia. JJ had met her by accident after a hard case.
It was not that Emily had gotten hurt, it had affected her emotionally and JJ being the kind caring person she was. Had turned up on her doorstep that same night and this became the start of the troubles in her personal life.
Andrew had become so jealous that she had a social life now she had friends and someone she could now trust in her life. Sofia had woken the past few night and all she wanted was JJ, not daddy not her but JJ.
I knew deep down she could understand our relationship had begun to break down, the second she saw him hit me, then the nightmares started, my little girl no longer feels safe with him or at home, the one place she should be safe. I wish I knew what to do. If I try and leave will he fight my ever move will he take her from me.
She had meant to be working on the consults on her desk, but she had been staring at the same file for the past hour, Morgan was watching her carefully, since the first case they worked, together in the woods, he had begun to like her more and trust her.
"Prentiss are you okay?" Morgan asked, noticing that the paper in front of her had not moved in the past hour. And Emily was sat there staring at it as though it would magical write its self.
She did not hear him at first until he appeared next to her "You in there Prentiss?" Morgan asked resting his hand over the file "Huh? Oh yeah I'd love a coffee" Emily said softly. Reid looked over for a second "You're really not with us today are you Prentiss?" Reid said from his desk.
"I am I just really could do with a coffee" she smirked. Morgan looked at her with the mask of concern covering his face, "What's the consult your working on?" he asked trying to work out if she in fact read the file in front of her.
"Not sure yet just opened it" she was so unfocused today and Morgan began to worry "You know maybe a night out let your hair down, maybe find yourself a date would help clear the cobwebs that seem to have appeared in your mind the past week." Emily let out a dry chuckle "The last thing I need is a man, a drink yes but the other a very big No" she smiled at him, as her mind took over again. The team didn't need to know her personal life the two were completely separate, JJ had only met Sofia by chance, turning up one Sunday afternoon after. JJ would admit she was surprised but she also understood that Emily was private.
She had been watching her most of the day as she strolled out of her office into the bullpen "Do you guys actually get any work done? Or has this become a mothers corner" she gave a pointed look at Morgan as she gently rested her hand on Emily's shoulder.
"Are you okay Emily" she asked softly, to which Emily let out a small sigh "I will be" she mused not looking up from her desk. "I'll go pour that coffee," Morgan said as he looked between the two of them. He knew they had become close and that they spent a lot of time together, but he hated that Emily kept her self so closed off from them all.
"Emily, you look like you are on another planet, is everything okay at home" JJ had kept her voice low so no one would hear, Emily shrugged her reply "Nightmares" JJ frowned "Again?" JJ knew she was not talking about her but Sofia, Emily nodded.
How could she they were friends, but Sofia have fallen in love with her and Emily couldn't help but smile the four year old worshipped the ground JJ walked on, they had spent so much time together. Going to the park, and the funfair in town.
However, could she really do this job and be a single parent? That was the biggest question on her mind. Yes, she had the means to hire someone to help on a full time basis but did she want another person coming in to her home.
Morgan made his way back over placing the coffee next to her "Prentiss, maybe you should take the day and just go home and relax, you don't seem yourself" he said kindly. "I am fine thanks and really should I be happy looking at a file where a child has been beaten to death all because he didn't clean his room?" her voice laden with hate as she spoke.
Morgan took a step back slightly "Oh, well if you need anything I will just be at my desk" he did not know Emily enough yet but even he could tell she was pissed off. He settled back down at his desk, though he could not help but keep his eye on her.
'Babygirl, fancy drinks tonight Prentiss looks like she could do with some cheering up' he smiled hitting send 'what's wrong with my dark haired brunette? And I will ask JJ, x' she replied back 'no clue she just seems on another planet today'
By the end of the day, they had all agreed that they would go for drinks and now it was just a case of getting Prentiss to join them. "So Prentiss, are you coming to the bar for a drink?" Morgan asked as she cleared her things away. "I could use a drink," Emily admitted but not fully agreeing to go.
"So my beauties are you ready?" came the bright bubbly voice of Garcia, "Emily you are coming with us, I promise I will behave this time" she grinned. Emily sighed slightly part of her wanted to avoid home, but her daughter was there and with everything that had been going on she was worried. However, the soft hand that rested on her back sent a slight comfort to her "One drink won't do any harm" JJ said softly.
It had felt good to go out with the team even if it was only for an hour; slowly she turned the key in the door, hoping that Andrew had gone to bed. "WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN" Andrew greeted her in the hallway. Emily bit her lip slightly "Had to catch up on my paperwork" she shrugged