AN: Thanks to LauraMaeH94 for the prompts for this fic on Facebook. The prompts she gave me were cold toes, hot chocolate, and newborn baby. Then, of course, I happened to find a certain show on television, and this fic was born... I think this idea has been done before with Emily and Garcia, but I haven't seen one with JJ...
Warning: Contains femslah *le gasp* Yes, I actually wrote a Jemily fic O.o Very nervous about this. Constructive criticism is appreciated :)
FYI: Italics are thoughts :)
Disclaimer: If I owned Criminal Minds, would JJ have married Will? HELL NO!
Jennifer Jareau was having a bad week. On Sunday, her car broke down. Monday, Henry got sick, and stayed sick until Thursday. Friday, the team had taken a case in Auburn, NY, which was having one of its snowiest winters in history. Meaning, it was freezing out, and JJ had not packed appropriate footwear, so her toes were constantly cold. The only good thing about this week was that Emily was there to help with everything. JJ and Emily had been dating for 6 months, a year after JJ had left Will (when he gave her grief for being bi). Emily had been there for her since the night JJ showed up on her doorstep with a couple of duffel bags and a sleeping Henry. In the year in between, they dated other people, but eventually they had ended up together.
Now, it was Saturday, and Hotch had sent JJ and Emily to Syracuse to gather information about more possible victims. They were on their way back, and driving through a lake-effect snow band. To top it off, JJ had been having awful cramps all day, and she had no Ibuprofen in her purse. She was miserable, to say the least.
Emily was worried about JJ. Her cramps had gotten worse throughout the day, so much so that JJ had to pull over so Emily could take over driving. Now, Emily watched as JJ curled in on herself to try to ease the pain.
"Jen, sweetheart? Do we need to go to the hospital?" Emily asked worriedly. This wasn't normal, especially for JJ.
"No, Em, I'm fine. It's just bad cramps." The smile that JJ meant as reassuring did nothing to ease Emily's fears as it turned into a grimace.
"Jen, I love you, but something's not right." Emily was really worried now. They were in the middle of a blizzard, on the thruway, with no cell service, and JJ was in obvious pain.
"Em, I said I'm -" Suddenly, the tires on the SUV started to slide sideways. Emily tried to straighten out the vehicle, but she was powerless as the SUV careened out of control.
"Hang on!" Emily yelled as the SUV spun and finally crashed to a stop in the snow covered median.
As the world finally stopped spinning, JJ looked frantically at her girlfriend.
"Em, are you okay?"
"I'm okay. Are you alright?"
"Yeah. Do you think we can drive out of this?"
"I don't know."
Emily managed to start the vehicle, but once she tried to put it in gear, it became glaringly obvious that they were not going anywhere anytime soon.
"Looks like we're stuck here, Jen. How are the cramps?" When she didn't get an answer, Emily looked over at JJ to see that she was very pale.
"Jen? What's wrong? Talk to me!"
JJ looked at Emily and said
"Em, something's really wrong. They're getting worse."
"Do you want to lie down in the back? I think we have enough gas to keep the heat running for the time being."
"Yeah, that sounds good."
Emily managed to navigate into the backseat without too much trouble. However, as soon as JJ started to move, she let out a small scream of pain.
"Jen? Where does it hurt?" Emily was starting to panic. JJ in this much pain was very bad.
JJ was nearly in tears. "My stomach, Em. God, it hurts!"
"Okay, I'm going to help you get back here. Then I can try to figure out what's wrong."
Slowly, they navigated JJ into the backseat, and managed to lay her down.
"Jayje, I'm going to feel around your stomach to make sure this isn't appendicitis."
"Okay." JJ groaned out.
Emily's fingers gently pressed into JJ's stomach. Luckily, her appendix wasn't inflamed. So that ruled out appendicitis. As she reached the center of JJ's abdomen, she froze. JJ's stomach was rigid.
This is bad. This is very very bad.
JJ's thoughts were reeling.
What the hell is wrong with me? Why didn't I let Emily take me to the hospital? Stupid, stupid, stupid!
JJ felt Em examining her, and breathed a sigh of relief that it apparently wasn't her appendix. However, that relief was short-lived when Emily froze while her hands probed the middle of her abdomen, a look of pure terror on her face.
"Em?" JJ asked, her voice shaky. "What is it?"
"Jen, your stomach is rigid. Is it possible that you're bleeding internally?"
"No, I don't think so, I -" Suddenly, she felt a whole new type of pain. Pain that was familiar, but she couldn't place where it was from. "Ow!"
"Jen, what's going on?"
Another wave of pain ripped through JJ's body, and she felt pressure. Pressure she hadn't felt since when Henry was born.
Oh, god no. No no no no no. This can't be happening!
"Em!" JJ's voice was full of panic. Emily hadn't heard her that scared in a long time.
"Jay, what is it?"
"Em, I feel like I have to push."
That froze Emily in her tracks.
"Push? What do you mean push?"
"It feels like when I gave birth to Henry! God, Em, I'm scared!" JJ was terrified. They were stranded in the middle of a snowstorm with little heat and she was in a lot of pain.
Emily was also terrified. Her girlfriend was in pain, and something was trying to come out of her body.
"Jen, I'm going to find some blankets so we an cover you up and hopefully see what's going on, okay?" Emily's voice shook. She managed to find two blankets and the two canteens of hot cocoa that Garcia had sent them with.
JJ covered herself with one of the blankets and took off her shoes and pants. As she did, she felt even more pressure to push. She pushed a tiny bit and screamed when a large gush of water flowed from her body.
"What?" Emily had never heard JJ scream like that. Ever.
"I think I'm having a baby. If I'm right, my water just broke!"
Emily's brain froze. Baby? Oh, my god. Focus, Prentiss. Your girlfriend needs you.
Emily managed to control herself.
"Okay, Jen. I'm going to look and see what's going on, alright?"
"Em, I have to push!"
Emily lifted the blanket.
"Okay, on my count. Ready? One. Two. Three. Push!"
JJ pushed, and both JJ and Emily screamed. JJ because the pain was unbearable. Emily because she realized that JJ was definitely having a baby, and that baby was going to enter the world very soon.
"Oh, my god! Jen, you were right."
"You're definitely having a baby. I can see the head." Emily was in shock. JJ hadn't gained any weight. Hell, she hadn't been with anyone else for six months!
"Oh, god, Em. How did I not know?" JJ was even more terrified. She hadn't gone to the doctor or anything. Thankfully, she hadn't drank much alcohol in a while, but still.
"Jay, you need to push." Emily snapped put of her funk and realized that the longer the baby took to arrive, the worse it would be.
It only took three more pushes before the baby entered the world.
"It's a girl!" Emily said.
"Oh, my god." said JJ.
Their happiness and awe was short-lived when they realized the little girl wasn't crying.
AN: This is what happens when I flick channels and land on 'I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant' I am not a doctor, and I have never been pregnant, so I apologize for inaccuracies. Chapter 2 to come soon! Reviews are chocolate, which is good for your health :)