We Have A Situation
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Summary: When Hotch, Morgan and Dave come to Emily's home they see the women being held hostage...
A/N: This one was one of my absolute favorites, but it needed some retouching and decided to post it in a new series of oneshots. Most likely will be a three shot, so enjoy.
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"A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding." Bob Dylan
Hotch got out of his car, pocketing the keys and frowning when he stared out at the closed drapes of Emily's new home.
Turning to his two friends he nodded in the direction of the home, causing Dave and Morgan to approach silently.
"What is it?" Morgan asked looking over at the house with concern on his face.
"We've got a situation" Hotch whispered, "See the drapes?" both men nodded, "Emily never has the drapes closed in the afternoon."
Morgan and Dave moved to remove their weapons and approach the house.
"Stop" Hotch whispered, "If there's something wrong, we can't just go in, guns blazing. We have to broach this situation carefully."
Morgan looked conflicted as he watched the drapes moved, "Hotch, they're in there. Emily, JJ and Garcia."
"I know" Hotch said, "You take the back, Dave, Morgan take front and I'll go to the side."
The three men split up, and Hotch walked around the side of the house, drawing his gun.
He could hear scuffling coming from the window he was walking past causing him to pause.
"Get down on the floor, now!" a male voice said causing Hotch to tighten his grip on his service weapon.
Turning the corner, Hotch approached the sliding glass door to Emily's home, he peered in through the glass and was shocked at what he saw.
Emily had a gun pointed in her face, while JJ and Garcia's hands were tied with rope and Reid was binding the two blonde's feet to the chairs they were sitting in.
He vowed to himself that he would never allow his agents to be harmed again, and here they all were, in danger in Emily's own home for that matter. He felt like a failure.
Feeling his cell phone vibrate in his pocket, he pulled it out and seen it was Dave.
"Yeah?" Hotch said.
"I can see the unsub holding a gun on..." Dave started.
"I know" Hotch told him, "We go in on three."
"Is that wise?" Dave asked, "We don't want to risk spooking him, especially since he's armed."
"They know protocol" Hotch told him, "I'm sure they know that we're..."
"Shit" Hotch heard in the background.
"What?" Hotch asked, worried for his friends, "Dave what is it?"
"He's got Reid, it looks like he's been knocked out" Dave told him, "Can you get a clear shot?"
Hotch looked in through the sliding glass door, "No, not without the risk of hitting Emily or JJ."
Dave groaned, "I'm going to double round back to Morgan, "I can't get a shot here either, Garcia's right in the line of fire."
"Don't scare Morgan" Hotch told him, "You know how much he cares for them."
"Yeah right" Dave told him, "Like that'll work."
Hotch could hear the sound of quiet arguing from his cell phone.
"Jesus Hotch" Morgan told him, "We've got to get in there now before the unsub hurts someone else."
Hotch sighed, he felt conflicted at what to do. He knew Morgan was right, that they needed to act now, but he didn't want to risk his captive team's safety.
He closed his eyes and his mind flashed to Emily and the gun in her face.
He remembered the last time she had a gun to her face when he had needed to make a quick decision. And that decision was taken from him and he ended up hearing her being beaten by a cult leader.
He would not allow that to happen again, not on his watch. And definitely not with her life on the line.
"We move in" Hotch spoke into the phone, "Now."
Hotch slid open the glass door quietly, slinking close to the wall that separated the dining room from the living room.
Minding his steps, Hotch peered around the corner and could see the unsub's head, he couldn't make out the man's word but he could tell from his body language that the man was committed to his cause.
He didn't want this situation to go badly, knowing that his people were in danger didn't sit well with him.
All he wanted was to pull them out and make sure that no one and nothing hurt them ever again. He would not let anyone hurt her, them again.
He could see the unsub moving his gun towards Garcia and JJ, while Emily's eyes moved from the women to the unconscious Reid. He could tell that a plan was formulating in her mind.
He knew that it was only a matter of time before she would try something, and he hoped that whatever it was it would be all ok.
"Don't move" the unsub shouted at Emily, "What is this young man's name?"
"Reid" Garcia said, her voice faltering as she took a deep breath and looked at her young friend, "Don't hurt him."
"Don't worry" Emily told her, "He can't hurt Reid. I won't let him."
"You think you can beat me?" the unsub told her moving the gun away from her face, "I'd like to see you try."
Emily raised an eyebrow at him, "You're nothing but a pathetic weak little man."
The unsub narrowed his eyes, "I'd suggest you lose the attitude, woman. Less you want to end up like you friends right there."
Emily looked down at Reid and said with a firm determination in her voice, "You won't get away with this. I can promise you that."
Hotch was proud of the determination in her voice, but felt his blood rise when he heard the sound of a slap come from the living room.
"Good bye, Reid" the unsub said holding up his gun, but looked up when he seen Hotch rush in from the kitchen while Dave and Morgan burst through the front door.
"FBI freeze" Hotch ordered watching Morgan shove the unsub down on the ground.
"What the hell?" the man called out looking up from the ground, "Who the hell are you?"
"Morgan? Hotch?" Emily said shocked, "What are you doing here?"
"Uh, saving you?" Dave said going to the ground and saw Reid sit up without an ounce of pain.
"Reid?" Morgan said, surprised to see his young friends fine, "Are you all right?"
"I'm fine" Reid said looking at them surprised, "Why?"
"But he..." Hotch said looking over at their unsub and the confused faces of his friends while Emily and Reid helped untie JJ and Garcia.
"Uh, excuse me?" the man said, "I know I'm supposedly the bad guy here, but Emily, a little help please?"
Emily turned around, "Oh crap. Sorry Albert."
Albert sighed as he felt the handcuffs be removed, "Ow, those actually hurt. Man."
"I'm so sorry, Albert" Emily said turning around to look at the three men, "Now what the hell was that?"
Hotch grimaced as he ran his hand over the back of his hair then holstered his weapon.
"What?" JJ asked looking from the three embarrassed faces to the confused one of Emily, "Seriously what the hell?"
"We thought you all were being held hostage" Dave said looking at the scrawny man they had believed was an unsub and realizing that Emily, JJ hell even Reid could of taken the man down with a rough shove.
"What?" Garcia asked looking at Morgan then laughing, "Oh my God."
"And you all came in, kicking down my door running to the rescue like a calvary?" Emily asked shaking her head in amusement, "That's sweet, I think. But that really wasn't necessary. This is Albert Chero he's a security expert and part time self defense trainer."
"And one time punching bag" Albert said rubbing his jaw, "Remember Emily?"
"I try not to think about that" Emily muttered, looking over at Hotch and the team, "Well, do you all have something to say?"
"Sorry, Emily" Dave said quickly.
"Yeah, Princess. My bad" Morgan said shaking his head.
"I apologize as well" Hotch said avoiding her eyes.
"Not to me, you morons" Emily said rolling her eyes, "How about to Albert?"
The three men quickly ushered out apologies, while Albert shook his head.
"Hey, no harm, no foul" Albert said heading for the door, "Emily, I'll see you later. Hopefully much later, my body needs to recover from that take down." He shot Morgan a look as he walked out.
Closing her door, she inspected it sighing in relief, "Glad to see my door is still in tact, must be losing your touch Morgan. "
Morgan rolled his eyes, "Actually that was Dave over here, so I guess you owe me an apology..."
"Does she?" Garcia asked, "Mon amie, you know better then tackling someone without all the facts..."
"Aw but Baby Girl, I was trying to save you" Morgan told her, "Can't blame us for having a hero complex."
"More like White Knight Syndrome" Emily said looking over at Hotch, "Look it was sweet of you all, but it was really unnecessary."
"Look we're sorry about that, but maybe if you'd I don't know forgive us we'll make it up to you" Hotch told Emily.
"How?" Emily asked raising an eyebrow knowing he was winging this.
"We'll take you all out to lunch" Dave offered, seeing the blondes smirk at that, "Wasn't there that Greek restaurant you two wanted to check out?"
"I'm actually in the mood for Italian" JJ said grinning as Dave smirk at that, "No not you, pig."
Dave chuckled looking over at the brunette pair, "You two?"
"Sure, why not" Emily said grabbing her bag, "But I like to request that for future references, please call before you come kicking down my door. I don't think my security deposit could handle another kick in."
Hotch chuckled, "Well it survived Dave's kick in, but I know it wouldn't survive Morgan's."
"Hey" Morgan said, "My kicks are graceful and legendary. Now Dave's on the other hand are..."
"Watch it, kid" Dave threatened following the others outside, "I just might send these three kicking down your door in the middle of the night."
Dave pointed his thumb towards Hotch, Emily and JJ, while Morgan snorted his nose, "Sure. I'm real scared."
Emily rolled her eyes as she and Hotch were the last ones out, "I'll ride with you, I don't think I can take another one of these conversations."
Hotch chuckled as the two dark haired agents headed to the first SUV while Morgan and Dave went to the other.
"Rock, paper, scissors you for the empty seat in Hotch's SUV" Garcia told JJ, both women watched as Reid grinned and got in the back while the two women started their game.
"Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding." Diane Arbus
To Be Continued...
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