A/N: Sorry for taking so long to get this chapter up. We have finally reached the part where the prologue comes into play. Anyway here's this chapter! And once again thank you to those who have reviewed the last chapter, Lenika08, vampiresrockroza, lovelover7891, ayanamonique!
I hope you like it! and reviews are always welcomed. :)
Friday, April 13th - 8:11 a.m.
"In America, 17 to 21 million people have been diagnosed with a fear of Friday the 13th. The fear is referred to as paraskevidekatriaphobia and friggatriskaidekaphobia, both terms mean the fear of Friday and the number 13," Reid had sat in the conference nattering away with useless statistics as the team were sitting down around the table with their coffees, all waiting on the warrant.
Prentiss moved to stretch her tired legs out and in doing so; she knocked the table, spilling her coffee into her lap. Lucky for her it was not too hot. She stood up and sighed, this really was not her week.
"Someone's clumsy when tired," JJ joked, Emily reminded her of Henry sometimes.
"Again?" was all Morgan asked.
They were interrupted when Hotch, who had just left the room returned, "We have no warrant, it seems that we do not have enough on Liam Duncan."
"What?" Morgan asked enraged, as be banged his fist against the table, "Let's go to his house anyway."
"Hotch, there may be a way of catching this guy in the act," Rossi stated.
"Or at least we can talk to him," JJ added hopefully.
Prentiss had gotten up to change when Hotch sighed. When his team wanted something, well more specifically a killer, who was he to deny them, "Alright, let's go."
They had packed themselves into two SUV's. They knew that they all did not have to be there, but if they did happen to find some incriminating evidence, everyone wanted to be there for the taken down of this bastard. Hotch, Rossi and JJ exited from the first one when they reached the isolated home, and Morgan, Prentiss and Reid from the second. Reid had spent the whole ride over listing all the irrational fears he knew.
The agents from the second SUV went to join the others, but not before Prentiss tripped. One minute she had been upright, the next she was at Morgan's feet.
"Seriously Princess, you need to stop doing that," Morgan said as he gave her a hand up.
"I guess it is not my day," Prentiss began, she saw Reid open his mouth, but she quickly cut him off, "It has nothing to do with Friday the 13th, this has been happening all week."
"Here comes Clumsy Prentiss again," Rossi joked, as he saw the brunette brushing herself off.
"I wasn't my fault, I tripped over a shoe!"
At her words the whole team turned to look at the shoe. It was a purple and silver Barbie sneaker that their latest victim had been missing.
Hotch spoke up, "Reid, the victim had her left shoe on, and it was children's size 2, right?"
"Yes," Reid said as he placed a glove on his hand and picked up the shoe, "It looks like a pair and size 2… There's blood on it."
"We need to get it to trace, immediately," Rossi stated seriously, now moving away from his jokes.
"There is a small blood drop trail leading up the front stairs over here," Prentiss called out once she recovered from her trip with only a scraped knee.
"And blood on the door handle," JJ added.
"Hotch?" Morgan asked.
"That seems like enough probable cause for me, get your Kevlar vest on, we're going in!"
Morgan and Prentiss drew their guns as they were approaching the front door. Hotch and JJ were at the back door. Reid and Rossi were in the shed at the back of the isolated farm property. They knew Liam Duncan was their Unsub, but now they just needed to find if he had anymore victims.
"One, two, three!" Hotch spoke over the radio system.
"Liam Duncan, this is the FBI. We're coming in!" Prentiss yelled into the house as Morgan kicked in the door on Hotch's count. Hotch did the same thing to the back, and Rossi knocked the garage door in as well. The BAU took over Liam Duncan's home.
Prentiss and Morgan took half the main floor and the upstairs as planned, while Hotch and JJ took the rest, including the basement.
"Clear," Rang out Hotch's voice.
"We have another body," came Reid's over the radio, "she's already dead. This must be where he kept all the victims because there is a pile of blankets."
They were too late to save another victim, but it didn't mean that they still couldn't get the Unsub. JJ headed outside to join Rossi and Reid, while Hotch headed outside as well to organize the local authority. They both assumed that Morgan and Prentiss would be out of the house as soon as it was cleared, so the team could profiling it to see where else Duncan could be hiding.
Morgan and Prentiss were almost finished clearing the upper floor. There were two doors left, both on opposite sides of the hallway. Each agent took a door.
"Clear!" Morgan's roomed turned out to be nothing more than a closet, so he turned to follow Prentiss.
Prentiss entered the last reaming room the Unsub, Liam Duncan jumped her from behind. He had been crouched beside a small table, and was hidden from view. He knocked her gun away, grabbed her and pulled Prentiss to his chest, putting his gun to her temple. The team had thought that Duncan would not be home, so the shock of seeing the suspect had momentarily stilled Prentiss allowing Duncan to control her.
Duncan whispered in Prentiss' ear, "You move, you die."
Emily Prentiss had been in difficult situations before and her mind was working overtime to figure a way to get out. Duncan backed himself and Prentiss towards the window and he kept his gun on her the whole time.
Morgan busted though the door as soon as he did not hear Prentiss clear the area. As soon as his eyes sweep the room, he saw the predicament that she was in. Morgan trained his gun on the criminal.
"Duncan, release her!" Morgan yelled.
"No! I'm already going down for eleven murders, what's one more?" The disturbed young man asked.
"We can make a deal, if you put down your weapon," Morgan encouraged as he made eye contact with Prentiss.
Suddenly, Prentiss ducked as Morgan shot. Duncan was hit in the shoulder. He fell backwards towards the opened window and dragged Prentiss with him and they both fell to the ground.
Morgan watched in horror as his partner fell to the ground two stories below. He quickly turned around and headed outside to ensure the safety of his partner before she had even hit the earth.
There was a definite crack as Prentiss hit the gravel below her, landing on her side a split second before her head hit the ground causing her to black out.
At the same time Morgan and Prentiss where approaching the stairs, Hotch and JJ headed to the garage to meet up with Rossi and Reid. As they searched inside they saw one of the missing women. She was on a desk, arms crossed in remorse, hair swept to the side. The desk seemed to be a miniature shrine to her. Although she too, from the look of it suffered from malnutrition, the Unsub had cleaned her. She appeared to be a more recent kill, probably the mother of the latest victim.
"Reid, check the back yard for any graves," Hotch asked. Duncan would have wanted to keep these women close, somewhere he could visit them. If you lived on a big property like this, the backyard would be a perfect place.
"You need to see this," Rossi stated. He opened a side door of the garage. It used to have 3 giant pad locks on it, but the keys had been hanging on the wall which made it an easy task to open the door from the outside. JJ and Hotch followed Rossi into the room that Duncan would have kept all the women and children in. It was large, dirty and cold, a place full of pain and terror. There were rag and blanket piles across the floor. These women and children would have had a horrible life in here.
Reid returned and entered the room, "There are 9 unmarked graves, and a freshly dug one for the latest victim. We only had 10 children victims."
"We had the mother and child dumped, so eleven mothers, ten children" JJ realized something was wrong.
Before she could continue her train of thought, it was interrupted by a whimper.
JJ bent down to see what was making the whining noise. From beneath the rags, she saw a young blonde girl. Only about 2 years of age, with silent tears running down her face. JJ picked up the infant, whispering soothing words to her. The young girl clinged to JJ and buried her tear stained face in her neck.
"There's the last child," Rossi whispered. The team's moment of triumph was halted when they heard a gun shot, a crash and Morgan yelling all in rapid succession.
Something bad had happened.
Everyone was shocked as Morgan called for help to contain the Unsub and an ambulance. The team rushed out, with JJ following slowly behind with the terrified child.
As soon as they made it out of the room, Reid called the ambulance, Hotch and Rossi went help Morgan to arrest the Unsub. Duncan was moaning in pain due to do the shot, but Rossi and Hotch took no mercy on him as they cuffed him. When Morgan realized that he was no longer needed there, he moved to Emily. He cradled her unconscious body hoping that she would wake up. He couldn't lose her again.
"Rossi and Reid go put him in the back of the SUV, for now," Hotch insisted when Reid had asked what to do with the complaining Duncan.
"Morgan, go wait for the ambulance-"
"What?" Hotch asked.
"I'm not leaving her…"
Hotch suddenly clued in, "Alright, JJ let's wait and get the little girl checked out."
The sirens rang out in the distance, the paramedics rushed in, one to check on the little girl, on to take Duncan in a separate ambulance and three went to Emily and Derek.
With a quick check over that Emily was breathing and stabilized, they moved her on to a stretcher. The team got into the SUV's to follow the ambulance, with the little girl coming with them because she refused to let go of JJ. Derek followed the stretcher, all the while holding Emily's hand. He hopped in the back of the ambulance. The sirens were on and it was moving with two SUV's following behind. Derek just sat there maintaining the grip he had on his best friend's hand because he just couldn't seem to force himself to let her go.
A/N: So I made a few changes to the prolouge to fit in better with the case, because as always it didn't turn out how I thought it would. Oh i also said that there would be 2 more chapters last chapter, I ment 3. So mow there will (hopefully) be 2 more. I will end on 13... that's convenient.