Disclaimer: I do not own Criminal Minds.
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault
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"Daddy! Daddy! Look!" The little toddler with sandy blonde hair and bright hazel eyes looked at the asparagus lying on the sidewalk and pointed to it. He was bundled in a deep blue winter coat and a pair of brown boots into which the bottom of his jeans had been tucked.
Aaron turned and glances at it saying, "It's asparagus, Jack. Don't pick it up." He grabbed on his son's hand and started to lead him down the street to the grocery store, the wind stinging his cheeks. Haley was expecting them home soon so the two-year-old could take a nap before they went to look at Christmas lights later that night. She'd only sent them out because she had run out of butter while making Christmas cookies to give away to the neighbours.
"Why, Daddy?" Jack looked longingly back at the limp vegetable while his dad led him away by the hand "It looks sad. Can we take it home?"
"No, Buddy, it's dirty."
Jack allowed himself to be pulled into the grocery store and followed his father around the dull store faithfully, begging only once for a candy bar, until, that is, Aaron paused in the produce section to look at the apples.
"Look, Daddy! Fred's cousins!" Jack cried out gleefully, pointing at a large display of asparagus standing up in a tray of ice.
"Jack, what are you talking about?" Aaron put down the apple he'd been looking at and picked up another. "We don't know anybody named Fred."
"No! Fred's the 'spargest!" He ran over to the bin of asparagus, leaving Aaron to walk over and pick Jack up, taking only the butter and walking to the checkout line before leaving the store entirely.
Two pairs of feet firmly on the ground outside the market, father and son walked back the way them had come and, without his father seeing, Jack stooped down and picked up the droopy asparagus and stuffed it in his jacket pocket before running to catch up.
Wow... first update in months and months and months and months! Well, I did give fair warning that this wouldn't be a regularly updated ficlet.
Anyways, I hope you liked it! And hopefully I can come up with another one a lot sooner than this last one!
Thanks for reading and, please, tell me what you think - good or bad! [: