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"Are you sure you're okay with this?" JJ stopped with her hand on the DCFS door and turned to watch Hotch intently. "I mean, with Henry and Jack every other weekend I can understand how if you'd-"
"Ssh." Hotch quickly quieted her with a soft kiss, "If this is what you want, then this is what I want."
"It is." JJ smiled, grateful to have the support of her fiancé. Opening the door, they were shocked to find not only Dave and Emily, but Derek and Garcia already in the waiting room.
"What are you guys doing here?" JJ asked, confused-as far as she knew no one had known she and Hotch were going to the social worker's office. Is Emily holding Dave's hand? I didn't see that coming.
"Same thing as you and the boss man I assume, Sugar" Garcia smiled, stealing one of the skittles Morgan was eating. When she received a glare from him, she smirked, "Don't give me that look, I was locked up without sugar for days."
"Two whole days Garcia." JJ laughed.
"Two days more than I would have gone if I hadn't been kidnapped!" Garcia retorted.
"Excuse me, but Mrs. Johnson can see you all in the conference room now." The receptionist interrupted briefly, "If you will all follow me, I'll show you where it is."
Hotch squeezed JJ's hand, excited for what they were about to do. They were really about to start their own family, it was more exciting than he had anticipated.
JJ couldn't help but smile at the familiar feeling of the small baby nestled in her arms. The girl couldn't have been more than six months old and she was incredibly active, squirming to look around at things, but content as long as someone was holding her.
"All that's left for you to do is to chose her name and sign the birth certificate" The social worker-Mrs. Johnson-informed JJ and Hotch. "As soon as you do so you will legally be this little one's parents. Do you have a name picked out?"
Smiling slightly, JJ glanced down at the baby in her arms before taking Hotch's hand in hers. "Claire. Claire Elizabeth Hotchner."
"Very well." Mrs. Johnson nodded, filling in the appropriate space on the baby's new birth certificate. They had only been able to estimate her age at the hospital, using developmental clues to determine that the newest Hotchner was probably just over five months old. "Now, all I need is for the two of you to sign in the appropriate spots and she's all yours."
Hotch quickly snatched the pen out of Mrs. Johnson's hand and signed in the checked boxes, holding the pen to JJ, he accepted the wriggling girl who smiled brightly at him. He couldn't help the feeling of joy that swelled within him at the sight of the little tow-headed girl.
Walking out of the small government office, JJ and Hotch easily found Emily and Rossi who had already completed their paperwork. Dave was currently holding a sleeping baby boy in his arms.
"Can you believe this?" Emily whispered, playing softly with the boy's light hair, "we're parents."
"I couldn't be happier." Dave smiled at Emily which did not go unnoticed by JJ who shot Hotch a curious look.
"So how long have you two been-?" Hotch queried, allowing his new daughter to drool on his white shirt while she looked around happily.
"Almost three months." Emily returned Dave's smile. "You guys aren't the only ones who know how to keep a secret."
"Oh please sugar muffin, I told Derek that you two were dating almost two months ago." Garcia informed playfully, Morgan following close behind her with their baby girl securely in his arms. Having been the youngest and the smallest of the three survivors found, Baby Paige Garcia Morgan had instantly fallen in love with the warmth of sleeping in Derek's arms and would whimper if she was put down in her car seat at any point. "Even my sweet little Paige could have seen that her future husband's mommy and daddy where finally doing the dirty."
Emily's cheeks flushed lightly, and Dave laughed softly. "Matthew's not dating until he's thirty." Dave informed protectively.
"And neither is Claire" Hotch added, ignoring the small glare JJ shot him.
"Paige is never dating." Morgan stated, his tone leaving no room for argument. "Ever."
Twenty Five Years Later
"Pen, the wedding was really beautiful." JJ smiled, sitting down next to her friend as they watched Derek dance with his daughter who had just become Mrs. Matthew Rossi. "I can't believe Paige married Matthew, but I think they're good together."
"Thanks Jayje." Garcia smiled, her eyes tearing up as she watched her now married daughter laugh at something her father whispered in her ear. "She just grew up so fast, I mean it was just yesterday that I was bringing her home for the first time, and now she's someone's wife. It's just...fast, faster than I thought it would be at least."
"I know" JJ nodded understandingly, "My Claire is married to a soldier and having a baby in three months. It just seems so surreal. Do you remember that day when the guys all decided that the kids were never allowed to date? I guess they didn't know that Paige and Matthew were going to marry each other, and Jack and Sarah Reid would end up together did they?"
"I do remember that, but Derek was the first one to crack when Paige didn't get asked to Homecoming her freshman year." Garcia sighed as she watched Derek hand Paige over to Matthew for their first dance as a married couple.
"Yeah, Aaron was that same way, Claire still has him wrapped around her little finger and I can only imagine what it will be like when her baby's born." JJ smiled and looked over in the direction of her husband who was mingling with some old friends from the FBI.
"How's Henry doing?" Morgan asked, trying to fight tears as he approached the women on the sidelines.
"Good, I just got a letter from him, apparently the humanitarian group he's working with is staying another six months and he's going to join them."
"In Peru? That will be hard to have him gone again." Garcia offered, aware of how much JJ missed her son.
"Yeah, but I think he's found a girl down there, he hasn't said anything, but one of the other volunteers came back and said that he and this girl named Angie are pretty serious." JJ answered, "Megan's already bugging us to let her go visit him on her spring break next month."
"Shy, quiet, sixteen year old Megan Hotchner wants to go to Peru?" Emily asked, taking a seat next to her friends, "I don't believe it. What did Hotch say when she told him?"
"Same thing Dave said when Josh told him he wanted to become an actor." JJ informed, taking a sip of her drink, "He told her she was absolutely not going to Peru alone, and that she could either spend her spring break here in DC or in Pittsburgh with my family."
"I'll bet she loved that." Emily smirked, "Josh had the same reaction when Dave tried to tell him that no son of his was going to go gallivanting off to LA when he had the opportunity to go to college unlike so many other kids out there."
"Oh the guilt trip routine? That's a good one." Morgan nodded, "Except when they try to use it on you."
"If all those women back in the day had seen what a softy you turned out to be, they'd be disgusted." Emily teased. "Mr. I'm so awesome Derek Morgan isn't so hard core anymore."
"A lot has changed." JJ offered, trying to mediate peace.
"Is it bad to say that I'm actually kind of glad that you two got abducted?" Emily asked JJ and Garcia, who just shrugged. "I mean, none of this wouldn't have happened-"
"If a bunch of Arayan psycho's hadn't stolen us away in the dark of the night and tried to turn us into cult members." Garcia interjected. "But no, I'm glad things turned out the way they did." She began to giggle loudly.
"What?" Emily asked after a moment.
"We are the biggest group of Rednecks!" Garcia cackled.
"Huh?" Emily, Morgan and JJ said in unison, fearing that the growing up of her baby girl had led Garcia to crack.
"It's like unit-cest all over the place." Garcia laughed. "Do you know how much in-breeding we have now? We are all either married to a coworker or someone we met at work. The majority of our children have married into another BAU family-it's like Dynasty. We're all now inter-related."
Morgan gave Garcia a look of utter disbelief.
"Jack has Sarah. Paige and Matthew. Claire married Rossi's nephew. And if I'm not mistaken Josh and Megan-" She let the others finish her thoughts.
"What? Shut up! How do you know these things about my sons that I don't." Emily shrieked gleefully.
"It's easy when you speak the language of love as fluently as I do." Garcia beamed.
"Eww. That's like incest." Morgan groaned. "Those two have grown up together."
"And Matt and Paige hadn't?" JJ retorted. "Just don't let Aaron know, I don't think he'd be very enthusiastic about the idea. He's holding out on Meg becoming a nun."
"Yeah, I think Dave may not take all that well either. He's already dealing with our eighteen year old deciding who wants to be an actor, let alone an actor who is dating his friend's daughter."
"Who is sixteen." Morgan pointed out before allowing his gaze to fall back to his daughter.
The team had been through so much together-UnSubs, retirement, kidnappings, torture-they had become a close family. Morgan couldn't help but smile at the thought that the family bond that had brought them together only got stronger as the years progressed.
"We just have a different way of doing things." Garcia smiled, laughing a little as she took in the older appearances of her friends as Reid, Hotch, and Rossi joined them at the table-time had passed so quickly, and so slowly at the same time. "They don't call it the BAU for no reason."
"No they don't Baby Girl." Morgan agreed, raising his glass to toast his friends. "To family."
"To family" they repeated, each taking a small sip from their drinks.