They were all dumbfounded by the revelation of Derek. Something like this is so important, surely their friend Emily will them about this, will she not?

"What are you talking about?" Penelope asked.

"We can't talk about it here. Let's just focus on the case" Derek said as he walked out of the room.

The agents tried so hard to concentrate on the case. The case itself bothered them, add to that Derek's earlier revelation, they were stumped. The day passed, and now was late at night when everyone was supposed to be asleep, Penelope called in for a meeting in her room.

"So, now would be a good time to tell us what the hell you meant that gumdrop has feelings for bossman. Tell Us Now. Or I swear with all the power given to me by my babies, I would make your life a living H-E-L-L." Penelope said to Derek, but before he could answer, Emily called Penelope's phone.

"Hey, Gumdrop! Yeah we are all okay. Uhhhh nope?! Yeah!? Fine! You know lets just make a video call or a call or a video thingy or something or anything or something or a thing? Let me just get my laptop. We have something very important to talk about. Capiche?"

"Oh hey guys! How are you? I have been gone less than a week but I already miss you!" Emily said.

"What's the matter?" She asked as soon as she saw the look on their faces.

"Is it true?" Rossi asked

"Is what true? Guys, you are acting up pretty creepy, are you high or something? Reid, did you give them dairy, I told you too much of it is bad!"

"You have feelings for Hotch?"

"What are you-"

"Do you?"

"How did you-"

"I'm sorry, Em. I didn't mean to"

"Just answer it" Jj demanded.

"Yes, it's true. I do have feelings for him. Nevertheless, everything I told you why I had to go was also the truth. I just didn't tell you the part of that reason of it, which was Hotch. I can't expect you to understand, but it's really, really hard. Seeing him be with her, it was just… I needed to get away. Please don't be mad"

"We could have helped you. You didn't have to go away. Why didn't you tell us?" Reid asked.

"You were all happy for him. You were all ecstatic and he was your friend too. I didn't want you to be not happy for him just because you feel guilty about my feelings. Tell, me that you won't try to tell me that it isn't me, that he feels the same way, he just needs a little push. But the point is, guys, he doesn't care, I mean not in the way that I would have wanted him to, and I can't him make him feel something he doesn't feel. "

Silence filled the room.

"He didn't even ask about me, did he?"

"No. Maybe he was just wrapped up around the case," Rossi said.

"You do know that is not the truth, right? You don't have to spare my feelings. I just miss you all right now. I don't want to talk about him. So, what is your case?"

"Don't you have your own job?" Derek asked,

"I am not due to start till Monday. So will you now please tell me about your case?"

They told her about the case and faxed her some of data they had gathered so far. They could really use her help in this case; they just hit a dead end.

Author's note:

Sorry for the delay, school has been busy. So guys, do you still want me to continue the story?