A/N: Another larger Chapter, I am on a roll. There should only be about three or four more. Depending how I break it up.
Also I would like to thank lovelover7891,vampiresrockroza,Nix 1978,kendra185,gchan.s2,BulletStrong, andayanamonique for reviewing the last chapter. You guys rock!
As always reviews are welcomed ands appreciated!
Wednesday, April 11th – 6:14 a.m.
Derek woke up and it felt like the previous mornings at his house. Emily was tucked in beside his body. It felt right to hold her, like they were two parts of a puzzle perfectly matched. The other woman Derek had held never fit as well as Emily.
Emily then woke as well. She was snuggled in to Derek, she sighed as he pulled her closer, now that they both were awake.
"Shit!" Emily gasped, "I need to get ready to meet the team." With that she jumped out of the bed and threw open Derek's door. Emily looked both ways down the hallway and was thankful that there was no one out there.
As she closed Derek's room door, she tip toed down the hall.
"And just where are you sneaking back from?"
Emily cursed, and turned around to see Dave Rossi smirking at her.
"I, ah, lost my room key…" Emily trailed off.
"How? You are still in your pyjamas?"
"Yes, Dave I lost it!"
"Sure, sure. So who's the lucky guy?"
"I'll meet you in the lobby in fifteen minutes," Emily rolled her eyes at the profiler. She quickly turned her back on the man so he could not read in anymore to her denial.
Emily then opened her room door, and before she could shut it she heard Dave speak, "I thought you lost your room key!"
Emily groaned. She knew that someone would notice she was spending more time with Derek; the only good thing was that Dave didn't know whose room she had been in.
Emily quickly dressed and joined the team in the hotel lobby. She was a few minutes late, and everyone was looking at her.
"Did you go back for a quickie with mystery man?" Dave asked with a straight face, but a hint of mischief in his eyes. Emily couldn't help the blush that crept up on her cheeks after Dave's question. This caused the team to look further into her behaviour.
Spencer looked confused and Hotch slightly annoyed- he was uninterested in his employee's personal lives, because he felt he should not be involved. Dave was still smiling, JJ looked like she too had caught on to Emily and Derek's late night meeting and Derek had a large grin on his face.
"So, Princess, having a little fun last night were you?" Derek asked just to spit her.
"Yeah, right!" Emily replied.
"Okay, let's quit the questioning and head to the precinct," Hotch insisted.
Emily was glad that he stepped in to save her form further embarrassment.
The team gathered in the precinct with the local PD. It was time to give the profile.
Hotch began addressing the local officers of Twin Falls, "We are looking for a white male between the ages of 35 and 45."
"He lives around this area, since it is made up of smaller towns around here; he probably has a home in the country and frequents the cities for food and supplies. He would blend in to the surroundings," Reid continues.
"This man locates his female victims based on appearances. He has a type, light hair, fair complexion. He approaches the woman, seemingly harmless and takes them back to his home," Morgan stated.
Prentiss stepped in seamlessly, "We believe that these women represent someone, a girlfriend, wife, a loved one that he lost or that left him. We have technical analyst looking into any woman that would fit his type."
"He has a vehicle, dark, non-descriptive. It's unnoticeable," JJ suggested, "He is able to subdue these women, take them back with him and then he rapes them."
"We feel he is trying to replicate the idea of family. He lost someone who, looked like these woman and he wants her back. So he is taking it out on these substitutes," Rossi continued with the profile, "he fathers children with these women."
"This man is an incompetent caregiver. So when the children die of neglect he disposes of them," Hotch stepped in.
Suddenly Prentiss realized something, "He blames the children for this wife or girlfriend leaving. She packed up, took the child with her and probably said it was for the child's safety. He hates the children."
The team realized where she was going with her point. The children took the focus of the punishment.
"He has only disposed of children bodies, so the women may be alive, or the bodies are still with him," Morgan pointed out.
"We will need you to canvas the area, interviewing people related, or those who could have possibly been the trigger woman for him," Rossi added.
Finally Hotch concluded, "Hit the streets and return with you findings, thank you."
The team had gone out on interviews, looked in to any possible leads Garcia could come up with, but they had still found nothing.
Morgan's phone rang, "Hey Baby Girl," he answered.
Emily's head shot up at his tone, but she smiled to herself. There would be no more over reacting. Garcia was their friend. And on the plus side it was her who was spending the evening with Derek, not Garcia. She realsized she reacted over nothing.
"Okay, okay. Here Mama, let me put you on speaker phone," Morgan continued.
"Hey my Lovelies, I've been referencing everything you've given me and I've got names."
"Lay them on us, Girl."
"Alright, I have three possible names. The first name, Thomas Floyd is unlikely, but has priors. Toni Chiappeta, more likely, spent a few years in jail. He had a girlfriend who broke up with him who looks very similar to the victims. And the third name, Liam Duncan, there is not much on him only a divorce record." She then continued, "Keep save my angels!"
"Thanks Garcia," the team said, as Morgan hung up.
"Okay," Hotch began, "JJ and I will go to Thomas Floyd's, Rossi and Prentiss to Toni Chiappeta's , and Morgan and Reid to Liam Duncan's."
The team split off to their assigned missions.
JJ and Hotch were greeted at the door of a small apartment by a scum bag, Thomas Floyd. They both knew the minute that they entered his untidy home that was filled to the brim with trash that he was not their Unsub.
The two still took time to talk to the man, "We are Agent Hotchner and Jareau from the FBI," JJ began, "Could we ask you a few questions?"
Floyd panicked and claimed that he didn't mean to steal the DVD's from the movie rental store and then the man began to cry.
Hotch and JJ looked at each other and quickly excused themselves. They headed back to the precinct hoping that the others had better luck.
Prentiss and Rossi headed to their location, small bungalow house belonging to Toni Chiappeta. They knocked on the door of the house, and Rossi went around to peer into the window.
"It appears empty," Rossi stated.
Prentiss pulled out her phone and began to dial Garcia's number. "Hey Garcia, is there any other addresses for Toni Chiappeta?"
"One minute, Sweet Pea."
Emily heard the keyboard typing in the background.
"Em, I'm sorry I made you guys go out there. It appears he moved away just over one year ago."
"Job offer, he went to Seattle." He was not their Unsub.
Rossi had just returned from the neighbour's door, repeating the same story that Prentiss had just heard.
Rossi and Prentiss also returned to the precinct to join up with Hotch and JJ.
Morgan and Reid approached the secluded farm house, which fit into their profile. They knocked on the door, but there was no answer.
"This definitely looks like this could be our guy. Look where he lives," Reid said.
Morgan looked around the yard and had to agree with Reid.
The men had no choice but to head back to the precinct, hopefully they could gain some information on Liam Duncan.
When they all were able to meet up again Garcia called back with more new.
"Hello My Profilers," She stared, "I was able to speak to Liam Duncan's ex-wife. She has agreed to come in and speak to you tomorrow. She recently moved back into the area. She also said that when they divorced 6 years she left and took their three year old daughter with her."
"That fits into the profile as well." Rossi said.
"This is most likely our guy," Reid agreed.
Hotch ended the idle chit-chat, "We just need to find a way to stop him."
Sheriff Boyd entered the Profiler's makeshift conference room. "We are switching out shifts."
"Hotch nodded in agreement, "Reid, JJ, and I will present the profile to the next shift."
They all nodded in agreement.
Dave sat in the room with Emily and Derek; he just kept looking between the two with a smile in his face."
"So, how long have you two been sneaking into each other's room?"
Emily was shocked he just came out and asked. Derek noticing that Emily was in no state to respond answered, "Las night was the first time."
Emily smacked him, and then hissed, "Why are you telling him?"
"They were bound to find out," Derek relented.
Dave laughed at their antics, "Don't worry I won't tell, but you need to be more discreet."
"Tell what?" Emily asked, suddenly nervous that Rossi had caught on.
"About your relationship," Dave stated like it was the most obvious thing in the world.
Derek smiled thinking that was exactly what he wanted, a relationship with Emily. His thoughts were thrown out the window when she replied, "We are not in a relationship!" She stomped out of the room leaving two concerned agents behind.
Emily made it to the bathroom before she buried her head in her hands. This is just what she wanted to avoid. Yes she liked Derek, but if and when the team found out, she wanted them to actually be in a relationship. With the team knowing of their attraction it would make any option of dating awkward and difficult because of the Bureau's rules.
Emily heard a knock on the door, she knew that knock. When the knocking became more persistent ant, and it was obvious they weren't leaving without answers, Emily opened the door.
"What's up with you?" Derek asked.
"Nothing," Emily lied.
"Seriously Em, please tell me."
"You are my problem,' she stated after a few moments of silence.
"Can we please have this conversation, somewhere other than a bathroom?"
"Fine, back at the hotel!" He said, leaving no leeway. With that he left the room. She had really screwed up. She just always seemed to ruin everything good that happened to her, she was full of bad luck.
When Emily returned the team was packing up. "There is not much else we can do until we talk to the ex-wife. We will head back to the hotel," Hotch said. With that the team left to get some sleep so they could get some sleep because the next few days were going to be hell. They needed to find their Unsub.
Emily was sitting in her room; she hasn't talked to Derek yet and was not looking forward to it.
There came a knock on her door, it was now or never.
"Open up Emily!" With that she pulled open the door and Derek entered, "What they hell is going on with you?"
"You want to know?" She asked taunting him, "I don't want people knowing about us."
He laughed, a cutting sound, "That's funny because there is no us."
"What if I wanted there to be?" She mumbled in return.
Derek's whole demeanour shifted, "Really?"
"That's what I want too Princess," with that he pulled her into his arms. A conflicted was avoided and they had finally come to an understanding. They knew that they both wanted each other and further avoidance of the topic would only create tension amongst the team. This way they could find a way to be together.
"Sleep here?" she asked.
"There is no place else I'd rather be."