A/N- Again, my apologies for taking so long to write this. Real life keeps getting in the way of my fun. *rolls eyes* Life is nasty like that you know. Anywho, on with the show.

Disclaimer- I own nothing but a pair of the most useless dogs in the entire world.

Rating- T for author's paranoia and suggestion of SLASH sex.

As the BAU team descended from the plane, Rossi was attacked by a blur of color. It looked like she was trying to strangle her boyfriend in her excitement. The rest of the team held their breath as the older man knelt on the ground. There was audible sound of "awww" when she threw her arms around his neck again and burst out crying. Spencer Reid softly touched his own lover's arm and smiled. Aaron Hotchner grinned back at the man he couldn't help but love.

Later when the two men had gone and gotten Jack and he was fast asleep in the backseat, Aaron reached out and entwined his fingers with Spence's.

"Does it make you sad that we can't go through all the steps? The getting engaged and getting married and stuff?"

The younger man had a half smile when he replied

"How could I be sad? I'm sharing my life with the man that has my heart. The steps are just motions. I don't need the steps to know that I want you and Jack in my life for as long as you want me here."

"Then you will be here forever. Because, we love you. I love you and I want you to know that I want to spend the rest of my life with you."

"And we will, Aaron."

Spence kissed Hotch's fingers as his boss parked the car in their driveway. Reid was the one who gathered their son from the back seat and carried him to his bed. They tucked him into bed and stood there for a minute. Spencer linked all of them together by taking Aaron's hand and then Jack's from beneath the covers. He spoke to both of them in a whisper

"I promise to love you both with all that I am for as long as I live."

Aaron Hotchner's eyes got suspiciously wet, but he answered softly

"And I promise to do all that I will do all that I can to protect and keep you both from harm. I will love you until the day that I die."

The two men each kissed a cheek and then each other. Aaron took Spencer to bed and showed the younger man how he felt about him and would feel for the rest of his life.

The end

A/N2- And it's over. It kind of makes me sad. This story didn't exactly go where I wanted it to go, but I'm pretty pleased with where its ended up. I hope ya'll enjoyed the journey as much as I have. Just let me know what you think! The pretty review button is simply starving for attention. Oh wait, that might be me! Lol. Do let me know what you think though. Much love until next time.