Hey That's My Face...
Disclaimer: CBS owns Criminal Minds...
Summary: Coming back from a case, the team bumps into some familiar faces...
A/N: This was my very first favorite and it just needed to be re-tweaked and I decided to post it with a bunch of other crackfics I've written. Enjoy.
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"The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence." Friedrich Durrenmatt
Hotch pulled out his cell phone looking for a signal but paused looking up when he saw Emily walk over from the hotel gift shop armed with magazines for the ride back to Quantico.
"Think you have enough magazines for the ride back?" Hotch teased looking at her.
"If you think I'm bad wait until you see JJ" Emily said, nodding in the direction of the blonde agent "Besides being on stranded here in Hollywood isn't so bad. Hope the next time we're out here we get more than one electrical storm to keep us here."
"Its only for one night, Prentiss" Hotch sighed, "Besides being stuck in Hollywood is just too weird. Anything can happen."
Emily looked over laughing at the sight of JJ, "Anything did happen, look."
Hotch looked up chuckling lightly as JJ came out with a bag full of snacks, magazines and a new pair of sunglasses.
"Did you buy out the store?" Hotch asked.
Narrowing her blue eyes at her friends, "Don't give me that... I was... Becoming a total Garcia right?"
Emily covered her mouth with her hands, while JJ looked around for the missing three members of their teams.
"Hey, where are the three stooges?" JJ asked.
Hotch cleared his throat, "They're picking us up some coffee from the coffee bar."
Hotch looked up, when he saw the three in question walking over to them all in shock and silence.
"What's wrong?" Emily asked looking at the three.
Dave looked from Emily to JJ then Hotch and just shook his head in a seemingly daze.
"What?" Hotch asked, "What happened?"
"We saw ourselves..." Reid said pausing, "We saw them."
"Saw yourselves?" JJ asked confused, "Ok, where did you see yourselves?"
Dave looked at Morgan and Reid, "This is something they need to see."
"It's too hard to explain." Morgan said.
"Statistically one in every one thousand have a twin..." Reid said, "But this is beyond a normal happenstance."
"Wait, what twin?" Emily asked, "Which one of you saw your twin?"
"All of us" Reid whispered.
"All of you?" Hotch repeated raising an eyebrow "Well that's weird."
"Not just us" Morgan said sighing, "All of us."
"Huh?" JJ asked.
Dave grabbed Emily and JJ's arms, "Come on, you need to see this."
Furrowing her eyebrows at the sight before her, Emily bit her lip as she looked over at Hotch, who was following close by each wondering what the hell was happening.
Walking through the big hotel, Dave paused when they arrived at the spot, "Shh. Now watch."
Emily, JJ and Hotch looked over to see where Dave nodded at.
"There they are" Reid pointed out, "See?"
Emily's jaw dropped when she saw a woman who looked similar to her, "What the...?"
"Who the hell are they?" Hotch asked, he looked up to see at a small table a man who looked similar to him sitting between an Emily look alike and a Morgan look alike.
"They look just like us." JJ whispered looking at the blonde who similar to her.
"What do we do?" Emily asked, "We can't just go up to them, people will think we're all some kind of freak show. I mean if it was just one of us..."
Turning to look at the team, she flinched when everyone looked at her, making her lick her bottom lip in a nervous manner.
"What?" Emily asked, "Why are you all looking at me?"
"You go over to them," Morgan said nudging her, "Look that brunette that looks like you is walking over to the ladies room. Go..."
"Why me?" Emily groaned out.
"It's your damn birthright, just go." Dave murmured looking at their look alike table.
"You all suck" Emily sighed, following the brunette to the ladies room.
Emily walked into the bathroom, but couldn't find the doppelganger who looked like her.
She bent down looking underneath the doors on the bathroom stall, seeing a pair of black boots in the last stall.
Sighing internally, she hopped up on the counter picking at her nail bed awaiting the woman's exit. Looking up she saw the stall open and the woman come out.
Emily watched as the woman pause mid step, then look at her with wide eyes and a jaw drop, "What the fuck?"
"Emily Prentiss" Emily said introducing herself to the brunette, "I'd shake your hand but you should probably wash them first."
"I'm not Emily that's a character I play" the woman said, "My name is Paget Brewster."
"No, my name is Emily Prentiss" Emily said raising an eyebrow at Paget, "God this must be some Twilight Zone shit."
"You said you're name is Emily Prentiss?" Paget asked skeptically, "Let me see some identification."
Emily rolled her eyes, and pulled out her FBI badge, causing Paget to pull back in horror.
"What the hell?" Paget recoiled "Jesus, this is some weird Twilight moment."
Emily looked over and seen the similar features, "You look to much like me, too much to be some kind of twin thing."
"We aren't twins," Paget said, "I'm an actress on a tv show, and my character's name is Emily Prentiss. See?"
Paget looked over at her, "Are you here with Hotch, JJ, Reid, Rossi and Morgan?"
"If we are characters, which I totally don't believe" the agent frowned pondering this "Then we've crossed some kind of supernatural freaky mojo thing."
Paget looked over at her seeing her own reflection, "This is too weird, even for Hollywood."
A knock pulled the two women from their staring contest, "You in there?"
"Thank God" Emily looked over at the blonde, "JJ..."
"My name is AJ" the blonde told Emily, "I know all about this weird thing that's been happening the Matthew look a like.. Reid" AJ said shaking her head, "We're all trying to process this..."
"Wait" Emily said suddenly, "How did you find out about the other yous... the others? God this is confusing."
"No kidding" Paget muttered, "AJ, how did you find out about our characters... them. I've never been good at tenses."
"A couple of Criminal Minds fanatics." AJ said shaking her head, "It's better if you hear it from them. Your team..." The blonde actress looked at the two brunette, "And I thought looking at the other me was weird."
The agent and two actresses walked out of the the ladies room and walked over to a private room in the hotel where the television stars were sitting with the agents.
"God" Emily muttered looking at the two actresses, "This really is weird."
"You're telling me." Paget said back seeing Thomas Gibson looking puzzled by his alter ego character, "I know Hotch isn't really a smiler on the show, but how weird is this?"
Emily looked from Hotch to Thomas, "Weird, their essentially the same but... Is that a smile on his face?"
"Yep, Thomas smiles all the time." AJ said, "Wow, I'm confused seeing my character talking to Joe and Rossi."
The room looked up to see the blonde actress with the brunette women.
"Which one is our agent?" Morgan said looking over at his lookalike.
"That'd be me." Emily said raising her hand seeing the relieved look on her team's faces then over at the actors, "Wow."
The brunette agent took a seat on a nearby chair, trying to look casual as she watched her team interact with their mirror replicas and took a deep breath.
"Ok, so I was informed that their was a logical reason for all of this?" Emily asked hating the way that everyone was looking at her intently, especially the actors "What, what are you all looking at?"
"Just looking at the oddity of all this..." Paget said, seeing Emily lick her lips, "She even does that the same like me..."
Rolling her eyes, "Yes, we get it. We're carbon copies of your characters..." Emily said, "But who's reality is this? Ours or yours? Or did we somehow crossover into an alternate dimension?"
Reid sighed avoiding the eyes of his young counterpart, "Well metaphorically speaking there have been claims of parallel universes converging. And interesting enough there have been documented cases of alters..."
"Please don't tell me I sound like him when I'm in character." Matthew Gray Gubler muttered to Shemar Moore who chuckled.
"However" Reid said ignoring the two actors and focusing on his team, "I think the combination of the electrical storm and a series of aurora borealis that caused this cross dimension transference."
"But why hasn't anyone identified us as them when we were out there?" Emily asked, "I mean no one stopped me and asked if I was Paget."
"Well actually..." Hotch said rubbing his hand on the back of his head, "I was actually spotted and some fan of their tv show..."
"Hotch?" Emily asked seeing the amused smirk on Thomas' face along with his co-stars "What happened?"
"Some female fan ran up and kissed him." JJ said biting back a laugh while Emily's jaw dropped, "She practically threw herself on him."
"Oh my God" Emily said looking over at the actors, "Does that thing happen all the time?"
"Yep" AJ said.
"So what do we do?" Morgan asked, "We all can't be seen together."
"He's right, it'll raise too many red flags," Joe Mantegna said, "We've been all over the news with our show and however weird this is, it's a wonder how people didn't notice before."
"Well the people in the gift shop sure didn't know recognize us as the two of them." Emily said regarding her and JJ as Paget and AJ.
"Well I think we should all just go our separate ways" Hotch said, "To avoid any kind of conflict with our own worlds, no matter who's is the actual reality..."
"That is a good idea" Thomas agreed seeing Joe and Dave nod in agreement.
"This is just too bizarre for words." JJ muttered seeing the set of doubles talk "I can't wait to get the hell out of here and back to our own world."
"Amen to that" Emily agreed, clearing her throat to get the look alikes attention on her, "Nice meeting you all, I think... Good luck with your show. And lets hope this never happens again."
Emily turned to her team, "Ready to head to the airport?"
JJ got up grabbing her bag, "Oh thank God" Looking around at the actors, "No offense but this is just too weird."
"None taken" AJ said looking at her cast, "Take care. Well that was not at all weird."
Thomas looked over at his co-workers then at the quickly moving agents, "Good looking bunch, wish Hotch would smile more."
Paget looked over at him rolling her eyes, "He's not paid to smile."
"Oh it's Tuesday" Thomas said pulling out his iPhone "Tweet the Feet Tuesday. Everybody put a foot in."
Hotch turned around with Emily and looked over at the actors taking a picture of their feet, "What did you think of them?"
"Who? The actors?" Emily asked looking over at them, "They seemed nice, though I've got to admit the snapping a picture of the shoe is a little weird..."
"Is it weird in here, or is it just me?" Stephen Wright
Well this was a totally different one for me, let me know what you think...
And FYI in this bizarro world, our agents don't know anything about the actors who are their counter parts so they have no idea who Joe Mantegna or Thomas Gibson or etc... are.