AN: This is an (extremely late) birthday present for LauraMaeH94. A few weeks ago, she mentioned how she could see JJ and Elle as couple, and how there were only 3 or 4 decent fics about them. So... I wrote one *grins nervously* Happy Birthday, Laura!

JJ walked timidly down the the sterile hospital hallway. She still couldn't believe she was even here. This morning, her life had seemed normal. Now, everything had been thrown into chaos. She thought back to the events of earlier that day:

JJ and Morgan were driving towards the former home of Rebecca Bryant. Hopefully to get answers on who might have taken her, and why. JJ's phone rang.

"Jareau."

"JJ, it's Hotch. I need you to listen to me. Elle has been shot."

Needless to say, JJ's heart had stopped in that moment. There was so much left unsaid. JJ finally made it into the injured brunette's room. She had accepted the fact that what she was about to do would change her life forever.


Elle felt like she was floating. Not quite asleep, but not awake enough for someone to know she was conscious. She felt someone looking at her, but she couldn't tell who it was. Suddenly, her nose was assaulted with a familiar perfume.

JJ, she thought.

She felt JJ's hand on her own, and was startled to hear JJ stifle a sob. Elle didn't want to be the cause of JJ's pain. All she wanted to do was tell JJ that she was fine and call it a day. Before she could speak, JJ started to talk softly.

"You scared me today, you know? When Hotch told me you had been shot, I swear my heart stopped. I felt this fear, a completely paralyzing fear. The thought that you might die made me want to die too. And I realized something. And I'm going to tell you while you're unconscious because I am a coward. I don't want to lose you, and if I told you this while you were awake, I would probably lose you. I'm rambling... my point is this; I am in love with you, Elle Greenaway. Completely and utterly in love with you. And I have no clue what to do with that. You could never love me back, so I don't know why I'm telling you this. I just had to, I guess. Anyway, I'm going to go." JJ had tears running down her face as she got up to walk out of the room.

"You're wrong." Elle whispered

JJ whirled around, and saw the brown eyes she had fallen in love with staring at her.

"What?"

"You're wrong. About me not loving you back. I fell in love with you a long time ago."

"You could hear me?"

"Well, I was kind of awake" Elle said with a weak smile.

JJ sat back down.

"Where do we go from here?" she asked

"How about on a date? When I get out of this place?"

"That sounds amazing." JJ said with a smile as she took Elle's hand in her own.


Out in the hallway, Reid and Morgan looked on with smiles on their faces.

"I think they're gonna make it, Morgan."

"Me too, Pretty Boy. Me too."

AN: What did you guys think? Please review!