Soul Purpose Chapter 9

New York – Morning – Savannah was excited about being back in the city. It had been almost five years since she’d visited New York and she’d fallen instantly in love with the life and movement and culture that seemed to cover every square inch. She’d suggested spending a quiet weekend here with Derek once but he insisted that his job wouldn’t allow the time away. She brushed the thought from her mind vowing to stay positive and to make the next two days unforgettable for both of them. FBI Headquarters – Morgan found the offices as he had left them the night before, empty. He’d gotten up while it was still dark and showered and dressed. Normally, he would be home in bed savoring the last few moments of precious time cuddled with his wife and anticipating the pitter-patter of little feet entering and breaking the silence in the room. Not now; now he dreaded mornings and the silence was like an anvil on his chest making it hard to breathe. He needed his family back. Nothing worked without Penelope and Saraya by his side. Now was not the time to dwell on the things he could not change. The matter of five dead people, two of them federal agents was his focus. He couldn’t afford to slip up and get careless. His instincts not to trust where on high alert and he hated having to assume that the very people he worked side by side with were potential […]

Internal Affairs Chapter 19

BAU Headquarters – Afternoon – Pen was swamped. Team C had just called requesting help and she still needed to run her weekly diagnostics. She’d promised Derek she’d have lunch with him but she was afraid she’d have to cancel. He’d been acting secretive all day and without a doubt she knew he had something up his sleeve. She hated surprises. “Come on Baby Girl, let’s get out of here!” Her handsome hunk of man candy burst through the door without knocking totally oblivious to the fact that she hadn’t called to flirt or fluster him all morning, which had to mean that she was busy. She exhaled not knowing how to break the news to him. “I’m sorry Hot Stuff, Momma’s busy I’m afraid my lunch will take place right here.” “Oh no, Sweetness.” He placed his hands on her shoulders and began massaging applying just the right amount of pressure in just the right places. He knew how to make her weak…it was impossible to say, no to him. “Morgan…” “I’ve got to show you something, you’ll love it and I’ll have you back in a flash! Promise!” Slowly she turned to meet that look, the puppy dog eyes twinkling with faux sadness with a dash of Morgan sex appeal. She felt herself melting inside. “I just got a request from Team C and my diagnostics are way be…” He planted a kiss on her lips silencing her protests. He had her at, Baby Girl the kiss was […]

Internal Affairs Chapter 17

Savannah wiped the corners of her mouth as she watched her new “friend” pull up his zipper and stuff his shirt back into his pants. He was more than willing to find a secluded spot away from pesky surveillance cameras giving them privacy to work out the details of their alliance. His name was Oscar Clark and he was eager to help her in her time of need. The two looked at each other with unashamed smiles on their faces and she had to admit that the young guard had a lot to offer a woman behind bars. Savannah was resourceful if nothing else and more than that she was determined; determined to make Derek and Penelope pay for humiliating her. She didn’t like losing and she definitely had no plans on losing to the likes of Penelope Garcia. “I was serious, you know. Just say the word and I’ll end him.” Savannah smiled as she ran her hand down his chest then helping him with the last few buttons of his shirt. “Thank you lover but I want to be the one who takes the kill shot.” “That’s going to be a little hard to do seeing that you’re locked up, beautiful.” She kissed him thrusting her tongue deeply into his mouth as she pushed him against the wall. “I’m sure you can arrange for a little field trip, can’t you?” “I…I don’t know…” He felt her hand slip past his waistband into his boxers. He leaned his head […]

Internal Affairs Chapter 14

Her hands shook as she dialed his number. She wasn’t about to make a move until she spoke with him and heard his voice. She could tell a lot by just listening to him speak. The team stood nearby and waited. Sam smiled as he saw her face appear on the display screen of his phone. He knew she’d call; by now all of them knew that he had Morgan. He expected her to try and talk him into freeing Morgan but he had no intentions on doing any such thing. He was in the driver’s seat and he was calling the shots…he wanted her and he was going to have her. “Sam?” “I knew you would call…” “What have you done? Where’s Derek?” “This is all your fault, my love.” “Sam, please…” “I asked you to marry me, Penelope. You should have been grateful but what did you do?” “Sam, listen to me. We can talk about this but don’t take it out on Morgan; this is between you and me.” “So true, it is just between you and me. It’s time for you to come home we have a lot to talk about.” “Sam, you know I can’t marry you…why are you really doing this?” “I’ve always had a fantasy of being married in my grandmother’s rose garden.” “Sam…” “I must have talked to you about it a hundred times, remember?” “Sam…” “She left me that house but I have been able to bring myself to move in […]

Do You Know How Much I Love You? Chapter 17

Bethesda Memorial Hospital – The loud frantic click-clack of her heels alerted the others that she was coming. Rounding the corner at lightening speed Garcia nearly lost her footing as she slid to a halt at the waiting room doorway. JJ rushed toward her grabbing her firmly by the shoulders breaking her fall. “What happened? Where is he?” “He’s fine! He’s fine Garcia. Calm down.” “I was on my way to his house when you called…I was supposed to help him with the nursery and … oh no the nursery…the house…it’s gone now what? Now…” “Easy, easy! B-R-E-A-T-H-E…” Garcia struggled but she inhaled a shaky breath and exhaled collecting her thoughts. Rossi, Hotch and Reid all gathered around her as she slowly lowered herself into a chair. “I need to see him! I need to see him now.” She tried standing but JJ held her in place. “You can’t see him now.” “But you said he was okay!” “He’s got a slight concussion and some glass imbedded in his back and shoulder from the shattered windows. The doctors are just removing it. When they’re done we can go in.” Reid added. The team exchanged looks. All of them had thought the worst when the call had come in. Like so many times before in the last several months this was close way too close. “When is it going to end?” They’d all been thinking that too. Garcia looked up. One by one she looked into their eyes for an answer […]

Do You Know How Much I Love You? Chapter 16

Morgan had insisted on no fanfare, no parties, nothing, for his son’s homecoming. He just wanted to take Hank home and begin their lives again. It had been over a week since Savannah was killed and Internal Affairs had been on his ass ever since. He’d been put on administrative leave, which was fine with him. He hadn’t planned on returning to work anytime soon. He hadn’t finished the nursery and he needed to erase all signs of Savannah from the home they’d shared, so today was set aside to get things ready for Hank’s homecoming tomorrow. Derek never saw himself as a parent let alone a single father of a newborn baby. Life had a way of kicking you in the teeth and lately, he’d felt he’d taken his share of lumps. Penelope, JJ, his mother and his sisters had all promised to help and for that he was grateful. Penelope had promised to meet Derek at his house in a few hours. She’d insisted on picking up some necessary items for the nursery and then helping him to get it just perfect for his precious son, her godson. It was like pulling teeth to get him to agree on letting her help and she tried not to take it personally but it was hard. She’d felt him pulling away from her especially after the conversation about Hank possibly not being his son. She’d found out later that he had already ordered a DNA test; it had been done […]

Internal Affairs Chapter 11

“How is he?” “No change.” Savannah came closer and looked down on the man who’d only an hour ago left their home headed to work. He had no clue she was on to him; that she would do whatever necessary to stop him from reporting back to his team. More importantly, she knew that she could never let him live a life that should have been hers with the likes of Penelope Garcia. “Did anybody see you?” “No.” Another man stepped out of the shadows and joined her at the bedside. “Are you sure?” “I’m positive. No one saw me.” Then she looked at the taller man. “Let me know if there is any change.” She turned to leave the room. “He needs to be in a hospital. I’m a research scientist not a doctor.” “But I am a doctor and I say he stays here until…” “Until what?” “Until he wakes up or dies.” BAU Headquarters – “Nothing! I’ve called him three times and all I get is his voice mail.” Garcia made no attempt to hide the panic in her voice. “He’s not at home. No sign of him or Savannah.” JJ rushed into the room followed closely by Reid. Something was definitely wrong. Savannah’s admission had caught them all by surprised and convinced them that the threat was over. “I’ll call Savannah and…” “Uh, no. I don’t think you’re the best one to call Savannah.” Hotch looked at her sternly. “Oh…right, I suppose not.” “I’ll try her.” […]

Do You Know How Much I Love You? Chapter 15

County Morgue – Morning – Morgan stood stone-faced and numb while the coroner slowly pulled the white sheet away revealing the ashen lifeless body of his wife. He’d pictured her dead more than once over the past week. So many feelings invaded his being; anger, confusion and regret. The grief he also felt was not because she was dead. His grief was spawned from the loss of time, loss because he had allowed himself to believe that they could work. It had been hard always feeling as if he’d come up short in making her happy always wondering if she was just going through the motions. He had his answer. It wasn’t what he’d wanted but the truth seldom was. Hotch watched his friend from the other side of the glass. He never wanted something like this to be what bonded them together. The two men had had their differences over the years but there was no other man he respected or admired more than Derek Morgan. Hotch was often baffled by his strength, focus and determination. He seemed to be super human at times never seeming to bring home the horror or the stains that scared the rest of them. Now here he was saying his last goodbye to his wife. Unlike, Haley, Savannah had only pretended to love Morgan…it was the worst thing that could be done to a man who never fully trusted anyone. Hotch had trusted Morgan with his life and that had not changed and […]

Internal Affairs Chapter 10

Home of Derek Morgan – Morning – “I’m sorry.” He hadn’t heard her enter the kitchen. His mind had been so focused on getting his coffee and getting out of the house before she woke up that he nearly jumped when she placed her hand on his shoulder. “Savannah…” He turned to face her and was met with her tears. Despite her threats he felt bad and guilty for driving her to such extreme behavior. “No, please. Let me finish.” She turned away from him and took a seat at the table. “You must really think I’m some sort of lunatic. This isn’t me, I don’t know what came over me.” He reluctantly joined her at the table. “Savannah, I am so sorry. You didn’t deserve what I did. I was wrong, so, so wrong.” She wiped her tears and looked out the window to avoid his stare. “You can go. I won’t hold you here any longer.” “Are you serious?” “Yes, I’m serious. I thought if you knew I’d gotten hurt you’d care and…” “Of course I care. I’ll always care…I should have never…I thought I could be happy, that we could be happy but I couldn’t stop loving Penelope. I never deserved you, Savannah. I drove you to this.” “No. No you didn’t. I knew the moment I saw the two of you together that you loved her.” “What?” “Yeah. I just thought I could change your mind…make you love me instead.” Derek reached across the table and […]

Do You Know How Much I Love You? Chapter 13

“How far are you willing to go with this?” Hotch had allowed the silence to guide them both back to the hospital. He knew his friend and he knew he would need time before talking about what had happened at his home. He like the rest knew what Garcia meant to him and he always wondered why the two had never gotten together. Hotch admired the man next to him; his strength and determination…it was beyond human and beyond anything else he’d ever seen. He wondered if in the end those same things would be his downfall. What he did know was that he’d be there for him no matter what happened and no matter what he needed. “All the way.” That was it; it was all he said. It was enough. Morgan climbed out of the passenger side and headed toward the hospital entrance. Hotch followed close behind as the two entered through the automatic doors. JJ, Reid and Rossi had arrived moments before along with Penelope who was being examined by the emergency room staff. JJ watched the concern on Morgan’s face morph into fear when he didn’t see Garcia with them. Quickly she approached him gobbling him up in her arms. “She’s okay, she’s okay.” She felt him exhale into her shoulder as she tightened her grip around him allowing him a moment to let her words sink in. “I need to see my son but I need to see her first.” “Of course.” She released him […]