Two days had passed since JJ had turned up on Richard doorstep, and JJ was already marking the days off on her calendar at work, she couldn't help but laugh as she remembered what had happened when he saw the gun 'I can't believe he pissed himself' she thought to herself as she chuckled. Hotch stood in the doorway watching her work as he softly spoke "JJ I hope you're not laughing at the crime scenes or I might have to get you to see our resident shrink" JJ looked at him with the smirk still across her face.
"No, just thinking about something, did you need me for something?" she asked knowing Hotch only came in when something had come up "I was just coming to see how everything is" he said as he looked out over the bullpen towards Emily "Everything is fine" she said with a smile Hotch nodded "JJ you know my door is always open to either of you be it on a work related matter or personal matter" he said softly "I know, but I can assure you both are fine" she replied as she looked back down at the case file.
Emily was working on the consults that were piled on her desk as she looked across to Morgan and Reid "Why do I feel like JJ always gives me more paper work than you guys?" she said with a slight smirk "Best she loves us more" Morgan joked, Emily laughed "You wish Morgan" she replied with a slight laugh.
Just as her personal phone began to ring, Emily let out a sigh as she looked at the caller id "Prentiss" she answered with a laugh "I am fully aware who you are since I rung you" Emily couldn't help but laugh more "When did you get back mother?" Emily smiled into the phone as both Reid and Morgan sniggered "Today and I need you and Jennifer to come to a function this weekend, that's if you're not away on a case?" Elizabeth asked. "I will have to let you know Mom and I will ask Jennifer" Emily said with a slight smile "I will see you both tonight, can you make sure my grandchildren are still up for me please" "Of course I will, your welcome to stay at our tonight if you like" Emily said as her mother agreed before hanging up.
"I guess I better let the Jen know that Mother is coming round tonight" Emily said with a slight sigh "Good luck" Morgan smirked. Emily laughed slightly as she got up making her way up to JJs office, she knocked on the door before popping her head in.
JJ smiled "Please tell me you have nearly finished some of them consults Em" JJ said softly as Emily walked in "Half way through them, though it would help if someone wouldn't give me so much paper work" she said jokingly, JJ laughed slightly "Okay so what do I owe the pleasure of this visit then, or have you just come to bitch about your paperwork" JJ joked as Emily closed the door too.
"No, it's a personal matter" Emily said with a slight wink "Go on, what's happened now?" JJ asked closing her eyes slightly "Why do you assume something has happened?" "Because I know my wife and I know our children" JJ said with a slight laugh.
"Mom is coming around tonight and she wants us to go to some function this weekend unless we have a case" Emily said softly "That sounds fine, hang on does this mean we need new clothes" JJ said as she closed her eyes slightly "Not sure guess we will find out later" Emily said before turning to head out the door.
Later that day as JJ drove them both home, she was thankful to be the one driving as she spoke knowing what Emily's reaction maybe "I think you need to tell your mother about the letter" JJ said firmly "Hell no she doesn't need to know" Emily fired back as she looked at her wife in shock "Emily give me one good reason why not."
Emily stared at her with her mouth open "It has nothing to do with her" Emily said in a slightly raised voice, causing JJ to take her attention of the road to look at Emily "Yes it does Emily, she is your mother and you're her daughter, I think I'd like to know if someone had said things like that to our children don't you?" Emily sighed softly "Yes I would want to know" in all honesty Emily knew JJ was right but Emily just didn't want to say anything in front of Sarah.
JJ pulled into the driveway, she turned to look at Emily "baby we will tell her together and we can give her the letter, okay" she spoke carefully as Emily opened her mouth "Not in front of Sarah, Sarah is upset enough right now and the last thing I want is for her to know is that her so-called grandfather never wanted her" Emily said sadly.
Both Sarah and JJ had kept the events and the conversations about the other night to themselves, but JJ knew she would have to tell Emily soon though she thought Emily already had an idea of what JJ had done. "Emily you can't protect her forever, she is a nearly a grown woman and she can make her own decision regarding this" JJ said as she gave Emily a pointedly look.
With that said they both walked into the house, only to be greeted with a very hyper active Sarah and Karen looking slightly harassed "What on earth is going on?" Emily asked as Sarah threw her arms around JJ tightly, causing JJ to look at her suspiciously "And do we even want to know" JJ said looking at Emily.
Karen looked at them "Sarah es más loco que cuando ella era joven" causing Emily to laugh as she spoke "Sí, pero también creo que tal vez algo peor" Karen smiled softly "Los niños están en la sala de juegos con su madre" Emily nodded slightly "Muchas gracias" JJ rolled her eyes slightly "I wish you would talk in English lady's" JJ said with a smirk just as Sarah piped up "Thing is Ma they forget that I understand every word they are saying" she said smugly.
Once Karen had left, they made their way into the back room, only to find Elizabeth on the floor with the children, Emily and JJ exchanged a looking smile "Hi mom" Emily said as they closed the door to keep the warmth in "Hello Emily, Jennifer" Elizabeth smiled at them both before turning her attention back to her grandchildren "They have grown so much since I've been away" Elizabeth said softly as she tickled Andrew. JJ looked at the time as she turned and looked at Sarah "Sarah can you order us all something to eat" Sarah smiled "Sure where from though?" JJ laughed as she looked at Emily "The restaurant, I am guessing Elizabeth hasn't eaten since landing" JJ said as she smiled at her mother-in-law "And it's a heck of a lot cheaper" Emily joked. Elizabeth looked at them both "Don't you mean it's better because it's free?" Emily couldn't help but laugh as Sarah commented "That is always a plus side to it Grandmother" as she left to order their food.
JJ bent down picking Jane up from the play mat "Momma's missed you" she said softly as she placed a soft kiss on her cheek. Emily smiled at them as she sat down on the sofa, "How long have you been here mom?" Emily asked once she had got comfy "A few hours, I see the bruising is going down" Elizabeth commented as she looked at Emily "Yes it is, I take it Sarah told you what happened" "She did, but it would have been nice if one of you two had told me" Elizabeth pointed out "Sorry, we have had a lot go on the past few days" JJ said as she passed Jane to Emily.
Sarah walked back in holding two bottles of milk "Do you want these warming up mom?" Sarah asked as Andrew started to fuss "Please Sarah" "What has happened?" Elizabeth asked as she looked at them both "I promise I will tell you mom once these two are in bed" "Em, I will go and set the table for us while you and Elizabeth feed these two" JJ smiled as she got up placing a kiss on Emily cheek "Thanks Jen"
JJ walked into the kitchen to speak to Sarah "I have told your mom she has to tell you both about the letter" Sarah nodded as she waited for the bottles to warm "Ma is she okay, I mean I know she never" JJ smiled as she cut in "She will be fine, she is hurt and upset but she will be, that I promise you."
"Are you going to tell us what you did?" JJ laughed "I think I better had before your Grandmother does something" JJ said "I best get these to mom, do you need a hand?" JJ nodded "Only if you want to Sarah" JJ smiled as she made her way into the dining room.
Once the twins were asleep in bed they all sat around the table waiting for the food to arrive "Anyone want a glass of wine" JJ asked just as the doorbell rung "Please Jen" Emily said as she moved to get the door "Jennifer is Emily alright?" Elizabeth asked once Emily was out of ear shot "She will be, just let her explain please" JJ said, JJ had known that once Elizabeth had seen Emily, she would know there was something wrong aside from the bruising Emily had got, she had lost a bit of weight over the past few weeks, from not eating and hardly sleeping and no amount of bruising could hide that.
Emily walked back in holding the box that held their meal, as JJ and Emily dished the food out Emily passed Elizabeth the letter "Mom please don't fly off the handle when you read that" Emily said with a sad smile, Elizabeth took the letter off Emily placing in next to her as she took the plate off JJ "Let us eat first before I read this" she replied with a soft smile.
Emily had been quite through most of the meal with Sarah and JJ making small talk with Elizabeth, Emily filled the wine glass up as they all finished eating "I'll clear the plates Emily" JJ said as she placed her hand on Emily's shoulder, Emily sighed softly "thanks" in all honesty JJ just wanted to give the three of them some privacy as she knew fireworks would soon be flying around the room.
Emily kept her eyes down cast as her mother began to read the letter, Emily knew the look on her face as she looked at her daughter "WHO THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE IS" Elizabeth shouted as she throw the letter down, JJ walked carefully back into the dining room standing behind Emily with her hands on her shoulders for support "That evil callous excuses of a man" Elizabeth continued to rant "I am personal going to wipe him from the face of the earth" she threaten, causing JJ to laugh slightly.
"Have you read this Jennifer" Elizabeth glared dangerously at her "Oh yes I have read it and so has Sarah" JJ said earning a gasp from Emily "Sarah" Emily said softly "It's okay Mom, though I now know why you hate him so much" Emily shook her head slightly. Elizabeth pulled her phone out of her purse as JJ interrupted "What are you doing Elizabeth?" JJ asked looking at her "I am going to give this sorry excuse of an ex-husband of mine a piece of my mind and then some"
"Elizabeth, with all due respect, I wouldn't" JJ said very carefully "And why the hell not? that is my daughter my grandchildren and also I may point out he has brought you into his nasty little mind games" Elizabeth said in anger, JJ moved away from Emily as she closed the door to the dining room "I am fully aware of that Elizabeth but I can also assure you it has been dealt with, I for one will not allow anyone, be it a member of mine or Emily family to insult are berate my wife or my children" JJ said firmly as Emily then glared at her
"Jennifer, what exactly have you done?" Emily asked as she looked at a very smug looking JJ "I have told you before Emily no one and I mean no one upsets the people I love let alone my wife and children" Elizabeth looked at her in shock as Emily spoke "Please tell me you didn't kill him Jen" JJ laugh "No, well not yet anyway" JJ smirked as she looked at Sarah "So that's where you went the other night?" Sarah asked as she looked at her Mom.
"Yes and I will also stand by my actions but I can also assure each one of you I have dealt with the problem and I am also very sure he won't dare to contact any of us again" Elizabeth laughed "Jennifer not much frightens him" JJ smiled slyly at her mother-in-law "I got that impression as well until I pointed my gun between his eyes" all three of them gasped in shock "Jennifer!" Emily said in disbelief "What exactly have you done and don't say nothing this time" "Would you like to know it word for word or the short-handed version?" JJ asked with a slight laugh.
JJ for one couldn't believe it she had never seen the three of them so quite let alone in so much shock as she spoke as Emily spoke "Just what we really need to know please Jennifer" Emily said, Emily had known JJ had done something but she had been waiting for JJ to tell her, but she had no idea just how far her wife was willing to go, for her or their family.
"Well I have informed him to stay away from our family, then I told him to get out of our city within a month and then I may have told him, that if he was still here at the end of the month, he wouldn't be breathing come Christmas" JJ said carefully as Elizabeth burst out laughing "Christ Ma, I knew you had a mean streak but"
JJ shook her head slightly "There is only a few things that send me over the edge and that is people who abuse or kill children, those who hurt my family and if anyone try's to hurt our family, I will not tolerate it one little bit, you do what you need to do in order to protect the ones you love and if that involves making a grown man piss his pants, then I will do it" JJ said firmly as Emily still looked at her in disbelief.
Emily looked at her wife for a moment as she spoke softly "And people wonder why I say its my wife you have to watch not me" JJ couldn't help but laugh as she looked at Emily "No darling it's just people haven't seen my temper" Emily looked at Elizabeth "Her temper is worse than mine Mom" Emily admitted as Elizabeth tried to control the laughter "You are defiantly a Prentiss, Jennifer" JJ smiled at her before looking at Sarah "You okay sweetie" JJ asked calmly as Sarah just looked at her "Remind me never to cross you Ma" she said slightly in shock, JJ smiled "sweetie you could commit murder and I would still love you, though I would never recommend anyone doing that" JJ smirked
*As always translations are from Babylon*
Sarah is more crazy than when she was younger
Yes but I also think she may be worse.
The children are in the play room with your Mother