Disclaimer: I don't own Criminal Minds, CBS does.
Summary: Emily makes a mistake early on in a case of a violent and dangerous unsub who ends up escaping causing the team to be angry at her.
Timeline: Present Day but there is no Ashley Seaver or Ian Doyle.
A/N: Special shout out to my sister for helping me figure out this story.
"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes." Mohandas Gandhi
Emily sat in Hotch's office watching her boss pacing in front of her, anger wafting off him.
"Damn it, Prentiss." Hotch growled out "Not only was it stupid, and dangerous. But you caused the unsub to escape."
"I understand that sir." Emily began "And I am so sorry."
Emily bit her lip as she saw her words made no leeway with Hotch, he was beyond pissed.
"Now, Evans has escaped and another girl will be targeted!" Hotch yelled "You've beyond screwed up!"
Emily held in the sob she wanted to release 'This isn't time for you to sob, Prentiss. Find the unsub and make sure no else gets hurt.'
Hotch glared at Emily and said, "Get up and go to your desk, Prentiss. Fix this. We won't have anymore chances before Victor Evans decides to kidnap another young woman or blow up anymore buildings."
Emily got up from the chair, walking over to the door, she turned around and looked at her angry boss and said, "I promise Hotch, I will make this right."
Hotch didn't bother to look up as she left his office as she head back down to her desk in the bullpen.
Emily looked over at Morgan and Reid. Morgan glared at her and turned his head away not looking at her.
Reid only went back to his paperwork, going over his notes to find Victor Evans.
'Well, this day sucks.' Emily thought to herself, sitting down and pulling out her notes.
Emily sensed that she was being watched so she looked up and saw Garcia head over to the desks.
"Hey..." Emily started only to have Garcia turn her attention to Morgan.
"Hot stuff, I found another address. Looks like the unsub is now focusing on Politicians and their daughters." Garcia said.
"Makes sense." Emily said "If this correlates with his tracking history he could..."
Morgan looked over Garcia's shoulder and said "We don't need any input from you, Prentiss."
Emily bit her lip and nodded muttering an "Ok."
Morgan, Garcia and Reid got up and walked up the catwalk to Hotch's office.
Dave walked passed her and whispered "I'm mad too, but I get it. It was a stupid mistake Emily."
"A big mistake, Dave." Emily said turning her head to him "I'm sorry that I didn't cuff Evans first before he escaped blowing up a warehouse full of innocents and caused Officer Bailey to end up brain dead."
Dave nodded and said, "Just give them time to cool off."
"Sometimes there's not enough time in the world." Emily whispered as she saw JJ head up the catwalk "You better go on and glare at me then head up to the team. Looks like I'm in the dog house indefinitely."
Dave nodded and head up to Hotch's office with the team.
Emily went back to her paperwork and felt like everyone was looking at her.
Sighing she clicked on her computer to see that Senator Collins' college age daughter was kidnapped and the description matched their unsub.
Printing out the information, Emily went to Hotch's office and knocked.
"Come in." Hotch said without a trace of politeness or warmth.
"Sir?" Emily said holding the print out sheet in her hand "Seems like Evans has abducted Senator Collins' daughter Molly."
Emily passed the sheet to Hotch and stood back, away from the team, noticing Morgan and JJ giving her looks.
"Damn it." Hotch cursed "Ok. JJ contact the LEOs in DC, ask them for an invitation in. Morgan, Dave I want you to go over to the Collins' and get the information from the Senator. Reid, get Anderson up here."
"What about you, sir?" Garcia asked "Are you still going to call Coopers' team to help out?"
"Yeah, I'll call them now." Hotch said as everyone walked out not looking at her.
Emily turned to walk out, but Hotch said, "Prentiss?"
Turning around she said "Sir?"
"I need you to let Anderson shadow you, along with Mick Rawson and the another LEO." Hotch told her.
"May I ask why, sir?" Emily asked.
"Strauss wants Anderson to observe you." Hotch said "To make sure you can function properly in the field, and I trust Mick to watch you."
"Fine." Emily muttered.
JJ called up to tell Hotch they were invited in to DC, turning to Emily he said "Don't screw up again."
Emily sighed and nodded 'Gonna be along time before I'm out of the dog house.'
To Be Continued...