Comfort or Love.
Disclaimer: I don't own Criminal Minds.
Kevin Lynch got an offer by the NSA in Karachi, he decided to take it. So he broke up with Penelope. She was devastated and relieved at once. When the team called to say they were on their way back, she shut down her babies and just drove out. But instead of being at her apartment, she ended up in front of Morgan's house. She got in and lied on his bed, crying herself to sleep.
The team entered the bullpen, they were all beat. Derek puts his file on his desk and goes to Garcia's office. But found it locked, so he called her but got no response. He decided to go home and call her first thing in the morning.
When he arrived at home he saw Esther in his driveway. He smiled but was worried; she never comes to his house this late at night. When he entered his home, he expected Clooney to come running but he didn't. He dropped his bag in his bedroom; he then saw the sleeping form of his baby girl on his bed. He took a quick shower before joining her and holding her close.
The next morning Derek woke up still holding Garcia in his arms. He smiled when she started stirring.
"Good morning, baby girl."
"Morning, hot stuff."
"Talk sweetness. I know something's wrong."
"He's gone; Kevin dumped and took the job at the NSA." She started to cry again.
"Hey baby girl; …shh… It's ok." He holds her till the sobbing stops.
"Look at me. … If he chose the job at the NSA over you than he's a god damn fool." He told her.
"I would've been more prepared if he told me about when he found out 5 weeks ago. Then I could've prepared myself for a lifetime of solitude."
"Hey, hey, hey… what kind of attitude is that?"
"Well it's true, he was the only guy that asked me out that wasn't a psychopath or the one that didn't give me the look of regret in the morning."
"Hey, don't you dare think you're not good enough. Because you are, you're beautiful and smart and witty, and any man would be stupid not to want to date you."
"You're sweet, but that's the story of my life."
"Ok, you believe that, but I'm gonna prove you wrong."
"Hot stuff. How are you gonna do that?"
"I'm taking you out."
"What? Derek no. You can't do that."
"Yes I can, and I will. So Friday night I'm taking you out for dinner. And won't take no for an answer."
"Fine. Friday it is."
Friday came soon and Derek was nervous. He had never been this nervous in his life. Not even the first time he asked somebody out. It seems as with Penelope everything's different.
He was getting ready to pick her up. He arrived at Garcia's at 7pm.
When she opened the door his breath caught in his throat, she looked beautiful in her navy blue dress and high heels.
"You look stunning."
"Thanks, you look nice as well." She answered blushing
"You ready to go, Baby girl?"
"Yeah, just let me get my purse."
Morgan took her to a fancy restaurant near his apartment. He didn't do it intentionally he just likes the restaurant. Penelope was amazed that he'd take her to a place this fancy. After dinner he asked her to watch some movies together. They were smooched up on the couch watching "Grease". When the song "You're the one that I want" came, they both started singing.
"I had a great time tonight Derek."
"Me too Baby girl."
"It's getting late, I should go."
"You can stay."
"I don't know if that's a good idea."
"Pen, I don't want to push. But I do want you to know something. I love you."
"Derek, … I…" she didn't know what to say, she just looked at him and saw all the love for her in his eyes.
He looked at her and started to bend down slowly making sure she had time to stop him if she didn't want it, his lips met hers and it was like coming home, it tasted like heaven.
A/N: So what do you think? Want more?