Title: Finding Her Sweet Baboo Part 30
Author: Trista aka dustytiger
Rating: T (it's hard but it's staying T)
Disclaimer: I don't own Criminal minds. Pitty. I am a poor barista don't sue me. PS I also don't own Peanuts.
Timeline: Sometime in season one, before the season finale tho.
Summary: Garcia is feeling lonely and ends up at Reid's, where will it lead?
Notes: Garcia is on a girls' weekend, what does her family get up to? The site is still being a little odd for me, but evs. Here is the last part. I hope you enjoy it.
Reid had decided to take the twins to the air and space museum while his wife was on a girls' weekend at a spa with JJ and Elle. He missed her and he hoped that by having activities planned for as much for as much of the time she was gone as possible he thought he could keep his mind off her absence. Charlotte and Declan were looking at the different exhibits. Reid thought it would be a fun day out for the kids since they were both interested in planes, and spaceships, as well as anything with a motor. He was enjoying watching their faces as they saw the different airplanes.
"Declan look at that! It's so old!" Charlotte told her brother. "Is that plane older than you Grampa Gideon?"
Gideon laughed at the little girl. "Yes, it is Charlotte. The way you kids speak you'd think I was around when the cavemen were around."
"That's not really possible, cavemen lived thousands of years ago, and people even when they are super old only live to be just a bit over a hundred."
"I'm not even close to being over one hundred years old. How about I show you the planes that were flying when I was your age?"
"Cool!" Declan exclaim. "Dad are you coming?"
"Sure," Reid replied. "There are some really amazing things here aren't there?"
"Yeah, Mommy isn't gonna believe all the cool stuff we saw," Charlotte told him.
"We'll have to tell her all about our adventure today at the museum."
"Do you think she's having fun with Aunt JJ and Aunt Elle, Dad?" asked Declan.
"Yes, I think she is, and she wanted us to do something really fun and special too. You aren't sad that it was too rainy to go to the zoo?"
"No," Charlotte replied. "Cause Mommy would like the zoo more than this."
The three of them were following Gideon through the museum. "That's what planes looked like when I was your age."
"That's pretty old too," Declan reasoned.
"I guess it is, but you have to be old and wise to a grampa."
"You're a good grampa."
Reid smiled hearing his son say that to Gideon. He could see a smile form across Gideon's face. Reid was glad he was able to see that smile from his mentor more often. The kids always seemed to make him happy, and it wasn't often they got to do activities together. The twins always had million questions for their grampa, and he was always glad to answer them.
"Did you ever get to fly in a plane like that?" Charlotte asked.
"No, I had never been a plane before I started working."
"Then you were on lots of planes right, like Dad?"
"Yes, I was."
"Dad do you still like planes and think they're cool even though you've been in one lots because of work?" Declan asked.
"I do, Declan," Reid said. "Every time I go on a plane I think about how amazing they are.
The four of them explored the museum for a few hours before the kids started to complain they were hungry. Gideon was answering their questions the whole time, and the kids were telling him stories. As they were leaving a little boy about their age smiled at the twins. Reid figured that the kids knew the little boy from school.
"Hi!" Declan said.
"Hi Declan," the little boy repled, then looked at Charlotte with a shy smile. "Hi Charlie."
"Hi James," Charlotte said. "Did you see the planes yet?"
"Nope, are they cool?"
"Yeah they are, there's lot of 'em too."
Reid was watching the two kids speaking, and realised that the little boy seemed to be flirting with his daughter. Reid knew that Charlotte had friends that were boys, but he never thought that those little boys were little cassanovas. He didn't like the idea of his daughter already having a little boyfriend, even if she was only five and nothing would happen.
"So you're Charlie and Declan's dad!" James' mother exclaimed.
"Yes, I'm Doctor Spencer Reid," Reid replied.
"Hm, Doctor, huh? Wow. Where's Penelope?"
Reid tried to hide his shock at the woman openly flirted with him. "She's having a spa weekend with some friends."
"Must be nice."
Reid didn't want to have to explain that it wasn't often that his wife got to go away for any length of time because of his job. After he changed positions he decided she should have a weekend away with her friends to relax. She had argued she would miss him and the kids too much, but he told her would pay for the whole thing, and that he wanted her to have a good time. He was glad when Charlotte said something before he could respond.
"Daddy! I'm hungry!" sighed Charlotte.
"We better keep going," Reid apologised. "It was nice to meet you."
"We'll have to set up a play date for the kids."
"Just call Penelope and she'll set it all up."
Charlotte was practically dragging her father out of the building, which Reid thought was a little odd. They got to the car, and Gideon got in the front seat while the kids go settled in their booster seats.
"Why didn't you invite James to your birthday party?" Reid asked the kids.
"Cause he's kind of gross," Charlotte explained.
"He tries to get all the girls to play with him, and hold his hand," added Declan, pulling his seat belt around himself.
"Missy even said that he wanted her to kiss him on the lips! But she told him that you only kiss your Daddy or your grampa or your uncle or your brother on the lips and he laughed at her! So they're not friends anymore and I don't wanna be his friend neither!"
Reid was proud of his daughter, he smiled listening to them explain everything. She was always telling stories about school, and anything could set her off. It still amazed him how much like him she was; but was outgoing a talkative at the same time. He checked both of their seatbelts before they went for super with Gideon.
When they got home the kids were both yawning and a little bit more whiny than normal. He decided to start reading to them early. Charlotte made it through two books, before she fell asleep in the pile of pillows and blankets that were set up on the floor. Declan made it through another book and half before his eyes finally stayed closed. Reid smiled looking at the two kids on the floor.
He wanted his wife to see them so he decided to take a picture for her. He then picked Charlotte up and brought her into her room. It decorated with princesses and tiaras. She had white slay style bed, and everything matched, and was put away. She had home for everything. He brushed a piece of her blonde hair from her face, pulling her blanket over her, and placing her Snoopy toy next to her.
"Love you Daddy," she whispered, not opening her eyes.
"I love you to, Princess, now go back to sleep."
Reid closed the door most of the way, the way she liked then he went downstairs to put his son in his own bed. Declan was a much heavier sleeper than his sister. He got into Declan's room grinned seeing how different the two kids were. His room was decorated with cars, planes, and trains, anything with an engine. He had the same furniture as his sister's but had a rich brown wood finish. He carefully tucked his son in. He picked up the clothes that were on the floor before he left to see if there was anything else he could do around the house.
Reid was in the library at home trying to take his mind off the fact that his wife was away having a spa weekend and outdoor retreat with her co-workers. During the day it was easy to keep his mind off the fact she was gone because he was looking after the twins. He had tucked them both in hours ago, and the books weren't helping him forget he would be alone in a king sized bed.
"Daddy?" a small voice asked appearing at the door to the library.
Reid looked up from his book, and smiled seeing his son standing there. Declan's hair was a mess, it was even more unruely than his father's. He was wearing a pair a pajamas with dinosaurs on them, and carrying his Snoopy toy in his arms.
"Yes, Declan," Reid asked putting the book.
"I miss Mommy," he whispered.
"She's going to be home tomorrow."
"I know but I still miss her. Why can't we call her?"
"Because the rules say that you can't call there unless it's an emergency. We wanted her to have a special weekend with Aunt JJ and Aunt Elle because she takes such good care of us."
"I know, but I miss her." Tears started to fall down Declan's cheeks.
"Do you want me to try to call her?"
Declan nodded. Reid went to his side table to find the number for where the women were staying. He glanced at the clock, glad it was before ten. It rang a few times before someone picked up. After explaining the situation the employee assured Reid that Garcia would call him back.
"Can I talk to her?" Declan asked, as Reid hung up the phone.
"Mom is going to call us back."
"Oh, okay," sniffled the little boy.
A few minutes later the phone started to ring. Reid gave his son the phone. He left the room, and went back into the library, with the door opened a crack. He always liked to give his kids their private time with their mother.
"Mommy?" asked Declan.
"Yes, my sweet little guy," Garcia cooed into the phone.
"I miss you!" he cried.
"I miss you too, but you should be sleeping."
"I know but I can't. You didn't give me my hug."
"Daddy could give you a hug?" Garcia offered.
Declan began to cry harder. "But I told him last night that his hugs weren't the same as yours, and I said I didn't want no more hugs that aren't like yours."
"You're just sad, your daddy he understands that he know that you can always ask for a hug sweetpea."
"He won't get mad at me?"
"Of course not. He'll never get mad at you for that. I bet he'd even let you sleep in our bed tonight."
"Go ask him. I love you."
"I love you too Mommy, and I still miss you."
"I miss you too, kiddo, but I'll be home soon, okay?"
Declan hung up the phone and went into the library where his father had again picked up his book. Declan looked at his father for a moment. Reid looked up from his book. He was resisting the urge to pick his son up and give him a hug. He hated that Declan was in pain, but the little boy had made his father promise to not hug him because he was getting too old for that."
"Daddy?" he asked, his voice tiny.
"Yes?" Reid replied.
"Can I have a hug?"
"I thought you'd never ask."
Reid moved and pulled his son into his arms. It had been three weeks since had gotten a proper hug from the little boy. Reid picked Declan up and Declan buried his face into his father's shoulder. Reid was glad to have his son in his arms. Charlotte was much more in touch with her feelings and sometimes wonder if it might look like he favoured his daughter because of her personality. Any time he was able bond one on one with his son Reid's heart swelled.
"Your hugs are different but good," Declan whispered, his head resting on his father's shoulder. "I love you Daddy."
"I love you too, Declan. Now it's time for you to go back to bed."
"Can I sleep in your bed tonight?"
Reid was never one who understood the concept of the family bed, but that night it all made sense to him. The kids were old enough now that he knew he wouldn't hurt them if he moved in the middle of the night Having his son close would mean that both of them would find comfort in knowing that they weren't alone while Garcia was away.
"All right," Reid agreed.
"Thank you," Declan whipsered.
Declan climbed into Gracia's side of the bed. Reid laid down but was still wide awake. He could hear his son's breathing start to slow, and then Declan began to snore softly. Reid brought the blanket up to wrap around his son's bare back. There were times that he was still amazed by the kids, and wondered if he might wake up from the wonderful dream.
"Daddy?" another little voice whispered. "Are you awake?"
"Yes," he assured her.
"I can't sleep."
"Do you miss your mom too?"
"How about you hop into bed with your brother and me?"
Charlotte got into the bed with her father and her brother. She had her own Snoopy toy with her. It always amazed Reid how the two kids' Snoopy stuffed toys were so different although he had given the toys to them both at the same time. Charlotte's was a lot whiter, but was smaller than her brother. She liked to hug hers tight while she slept, while her brother enjoyed using his as his playmate. The two stuffed toys had seen a lot with each child.
The two kids were starting to doze off, but Reid was still wide awake for what felt like hours. He missed his wife, but finally he couldn't keep his eyes open any longer. Reid fell into a deep dreamless sleep.
Garcia meanwhile couldn't believe she had been able to talk her friends into letting her leave early. She had had a great two days, but she couldn't stay at the spa any longer. After talking to her son she knew she needed to get back home. She decided to take a late night train and then took a cab home. She was glad when she saw her house from the back of the taxi. She gave the driver two twenties then ran inside.
When she got inside she was glad to hear that it was quiet. She knew logically that it was three in the morning, and there was no reason for there to be any noise in her house. But she was expecting to hear some sound coming from her husband. She climbed up the stairs slowly. All she wanted was to climb into her bed and pull her husband into her arms.
Her jaw dropped when she saw the sight before her, and she had to resist the urge to squeal. Garcia couldn't believe it was real, it was too cute. In the king sized bed she shared with her husband she had found her whole family. Charlotte was asleep on her father's stomach, using her snoopy toy as a pillow. Declan was curled up comfortably under Reid's arm. She didn't know if Declan had curled up with his father on his own accord or if the man she loved had protectively put his hand around son while he slept. Declan was clutching his Snoopy's paw as the toy hung off the edge of the bed.
Garcia changed into a t-shirt the kids had given her as a gift, and climbed into the bed. Reid woke up startled by the movement. Garcia wanted to run her hands along his back and chest, while kissing him senseless, but she knew she couldn't. There were many night where he would wake her up with light kisses and promises of more and she wanted to get her revenge. She didn't have many chances, and she didn't get one that night.
"It's me," she whispered.
"You're not supposed to be home," he mumbled.
"I know, but I missed you."
"Oh, good, I love you."
"I love you too."
She laughed a little, trying to keep it to herself. Garcia loved that her husband was not a super genius when he was woken up. She knew no one would believe her if she told them that her husband could not figure out where he was when he was awoken suddenly from a deep sleep. She curled up as close as she could to him glad to have her whole family close. She had had a good time with her friends, but was happy to be home with her family.
She smiled feeling her husband's hand move to her hip as he slept. She let her eyes slip closed, but she lay there thinking about how everything had started between them. She smiled glad that Reid had let her in that night in the rain, and let his guard down to let her into his heart. Garcia never thought that going to him in need of a friend would get her the life she had always dreamed she would get; a husband who loved and respected her and two brilliant kids, to her her life was perfect.
Notes: Well that's the end. Thank you and hugz to everyone who has been supportive through this fic. It was a blast to write. I'll probably re-visit this pairing at some point I just may not go as in depth. As always reviews are welcome they make me fall all warm and fuzzy inside.