Happy Halloween! Here's your treat.

"Monsters don't always lurk in the shadows. Sometimes they hide in plain sight."
- Belle Aurora



"Reid, what are you doing?"

Hotch reached out to steady the off-balance tower of files on the edge of his agent's desk. It was late, they'd just finished another case, and everyone else had already gone home for some much needed rest.

"Just looking over some old cases..." The younger man didn't even look up, only pausing in his reading to jot down some quick notes and grab another file. The tower teetered dangerously again, but managed to stay on the desk.

"Why all of a sudden?" Hotch thumbed through a couple of files. Three hikers that had gone missing in Washington... a group of beheaded college-aged kids in Michigan...

"Have you ever wondered just how many of our unsolved cases were... un-natural?" Reid asked hesitantly, his pen slowing just a bit.

The files Hotch had hidden in one of his desk's bottom drawers came to mind. He was pretty sure that at least one of them was a poltergeist. He sighed.

"Go home, Reid. Sleep."


"No. I need you ready to work. Get some rest and come back to this another time."

Only after Reid had gotten into the elevator, leaving the files in a box under the desk, did Hotch return to his office. He hesitated when he leaned down to pick up his briefcase and his eyes locked on his drawer. No one was waiting at home, anyway.


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Welcome to Brought to Light, a series of one-shots that follow In Shadow. I am open to prompts, so if you have an idea or something you'd like to see, send me a PM. You know what that button below is for. Good night ^3^