Credit @ AdriannaAJ
Summarize : Emily Prentiss loves her job,but when one case becomes a little too personal, how far will she go to protect the person that mean the most to her? JJ/Emily pairing Xover with Glee
"Mom," I called out. No answer of course, where is she. "MOM," I screamed. "Ali what's wrong?" My mom, Special Agent Emily Prentiss, ran into my room with her gun out. "Holy cow," I thought. "Hope she doesn't shoot anything." "I can't find my car keys," I told her. She sighed and put her gun away. I laughed at her and she glared at me. "Ali you screamed my name because you can't find your keys?" "Um, yes? Sorry but I'm going to be late for my first day and I can't find my keys anywhere."
She rolled her eyes at me, and she wonders where I learned that from. "Take my car," she tells me. I stared at her shocked at first; she never lets me drive her Mercedes. "Really mom? Are you sure?" I wanted to double check before she freaked out over me having her car. "Yes hunny take my car, I'll look for your keys and just take your car."
I gave my mom a quick kiss and ran downstairs and grabbed her keys, deciding I needed some coffee I went to the kitchen and made some of my favorite blend. Once I had everything I yelled a goodbye and made my way into the garage thinking about how my first day at McKinley High School was going to be amazing.
When I heard my daughter screaming my name, I felt my blood run cold. It was as if the world was ending and I immediately thought the worst. I grabbed my gun planning on shooting anything that would cause her harm. I ran into her room and she had told me she couldn't find her car keys. I lowered my gun thankful she wasn't hurt.
After she left for school I searched her room for her keys. I opened a drawer in her desk and saw some pictures. I pulled them out and saw one of me and her, it was a great picture taken at Hotch's house. I flipped through and few a few more pictures, her and JJ, her and Reid, just her, her and Morgan and Garcia. I grabbed the picture with JJ and stared at the beautiful blonde. Alison knew I was gay and how I felt about her and she supported me. I'm fairly certain Ali and Garcia have been plotting something but I'm too afraid to even ask.
Finally I found her keys under a bra, grabbing them I went downstairs to get my badge and left for work wondering how her day was going to be.
When I got out of my mom's car at school I noticed some people staring at me. "Great now everyone is going to think I'm a spoiled rich girl," I thought. I walked towards the first building I saw but was hoping to see someone who looked even a little friendly. I finally spotted a Latina girl in a cheerleading outfit and walked up to her.
"Hello," I said politely. "What do you want?" she snapped at me. My face fell; I was hoping to make a friend. "I'm sorry, I was looking for the administration building. I'm new here." "Its right over there," she said pointing it out then she walked away.
I made my way into the building and walked to the secretary's desk. "Hello dear. How can I help you?" she smiled at me. "Hi my name is Alison Prentiss, I just transferred here and I need to pick up my schedule. " "Of course Ms. Prentiss," she typed some stuff on her computer. "It seems your missing your physical education class, you can choose between a regular P.E. class and a sport." "Which sports are there?" "Let's see, Cheerleading, Softball, Soccer or Tennis." I stood there for a moment contemplating the choices, I didn't want cheerleading after I met that mean girl, I love softball, but Aunt JJ played soccer in high school and college it would be fun to practice with her, and I knew nothing about tennis.
"I'll take the soccer class please." "Sure thing dear," she hit a few more buttons and printed out my schedule. "Good luck one your first day and you will need to get your teachers to sign this slip," she pointed out which form. "You will also need to have your parents sign these forms here," she said kindly handing me some more forms and a map.
I thanked her and left the building looking at my map and schedule trying to figure out where I was going to. I wasn't paying attention where I was walking and bumped into a guy. "Wow he is incredibly cute," I thought. "Oh, I'm sorry," I said. "It's cool, don't worry about it. I'm Noah Puckerman but everyone calls me Puck," he held out his hand for me to shake. I shook his hand, "Nice to meet you Noah, I'm Alison Prentiss, today's my first day." "Well welcome to McKinley High. Where are you headed first?"
I looked at my schedule this time paying attention to the classes. "Spanish with Mr. Schuster," I replied. I laughed at the idea of having to take Spanish class; I knew several languages including Spanish. "Great," he said. "I have the same class, I'll walk you there." He offered me his arm and I took it. "Today is looking to be good after all," I thought the memory of the mean cheerleader forgotten.
Noah escorted me through the halls of McKinley High to our Spanish class. "Mr. Schue," Noah said. "We have a new student." "Thanks Puck, Ms. Prentiss is it?" he asked me. "Yes sir, Alison Prentiss," I replied. During last summer I spent a month with the Ambassador, she taught me to always address your elders by sir or ma'am. "Alright, well welcome to Spanish 3, you can go ahead and take a seat next to Ms. Fabray. Quinn raise your hand please." I turned my attention towards the class and a saw a blonde girl raise her hand, she smiled at me. I went to my desk and sat down quietly.
"I'm Quinn Fabray," she said still smiling. "Alison Prentiss, nice to meet you Quinn." We chatted for a few minutes until Mr. Schuster started his lecture.
I was happy once the bell rang class was very boring. I left the classroom to find Noah waiting for me. "Hey babe," he said. "I was wondering if you would go to dinner with me tonight?" I stared at him shocked. I had never met a guy so forward before. "Sure," I managed to get out, "but my mom will want to meet you, and I'm sure my aunts and uncles will want to meet you at some point." I thought about that, "Crap my crazy family is going to drive him away; I just hope Aunt JJ and mom don't mention there the best shots on the team, and Uncle Morgan's going to threaten him." "Not a problem babe, I'll pick you up at 7." I agreed hoping i would get lucky and mom caught a case. I handed him a paper with my address and phone number on it.
The rest of the day went by without any issues; I made my way to mom's car and noticed people staring at me yet again. I decided to drive to the BAU hoping they wouldn't be there and thinking of ways to tell them about my date.
I got to work with five minutes to spare and I went to JJ's office to bring her some coffee. "Hey," she said when she saw me. "Good morning Jennifer," I replied, "I brought coffee." Her face lit up like a little kid on Christmas morning. "Thanks Em, you're my hero. How's Alison feeling about her first day?" "Well she scared me when she screamed my name, she lost her car keys. I gave her mine and ended up finding hers after she left. She seems rather excited about school." "Oh my god, Emily Prentiss let someone drive her car?" "Haha JJ your hilarious." I said goodbye to her and went to my desk to get some paperwork done.
Hours later I was still doing paperwork, I was about to give up for the day when I heard someone call for me. "Mom." I turned around to see my daughter, Alison coming towards me. She had a smile on her face but I can tell there is something up. "Hello my beautiful daughter. How was school?" I asked giving her a hug. "It was great," she told me.
"Alison," I heard Morgan call out. "Hi Uncle Morgan." "How are you baby girl?" I smiled at the interaction between them. Morgan is Alison's godfather and I know he would do anything for her, including teasing her because she's super smart like Reid. "I'm good, I actually needed to talk to mom about something." I turned my attention towards her unsure what was going on, she looked nervous and was biting her lip, a bad habit she picked up from me. "What's wrong hunny?" I asked her concerned.
"Un chico me preguntó a cenar," she told in Spanish. I could tell she was extremely nervous about this. I remember when she got her first speeding ticket she started a long monologue in Portuguese, confused the hell out of the officer. "Emily, what did she say?" Morgan had a look between confusion and unhappiness. Im pretty sure the only thing he understood was boy and he wasn't happy a boy was involved in any conversation. "She said a guy asked her out to dinner," I told him. "A guy? No way is she going out on a date," Morgan said. I did not want to have this fight with him. I didn't want her going any more than he did but she is 16 and old enough to make her own decisions when it comes to dating, hell she apparently better at getting a date than I am.
"Ali what is his name?" She looked at me still nervous about the situation. "His name is Noah Puckerman, we have Spanish class together. I told him you would want to meet him and everyone else would too." I had to admit i was impressed by that statement I expected her to keep him far away from me. "Great I'm going to tell the guys and JJ and Garcia about this date and we will all be eating at Emily's tonight so we can meet him," Morgan announced.
I rolled my eyes at this development but was certain everyone would want to be there. Morgan had left to go tell everyone and Ali and I chatted for a few minutes before she decided to go home. I knew tonight was going to be very interesting. I was thinking of ways I could threaten this boy without upsetting my daughter, so far all I could think of was showing him my gun and badge.
I was extremely nervous after announcing my date to mom and then having her tell Uncle Morgan. I hoped I had a chance to warn Noah about my crazy gun wielding family. When I got home I decided I needed a way to relax so I went up to my room and changed into my bikini.
I grabbed my Ipod, towel and sunscreen and went to the backyard. I was so happy Garcia took my advice and installed a fancy sound system outside for my Ipod. I set my favorite playlist and put some sunscreen on my already tan skin. Once I was all lathered up I dived in.
An hour later I heard my music shut off, I stopped at looked up to see my mom standing by the edge of the pool with my towel. I went to edge near her and hopped out. I could see mom shaking her head at me. "What?" I asked her. She was smiling, "You do know we have a latter so you can get out right?" I rolled my eyes," I know but then I would have to go to the other side of the pool." I took a moment to check her attire and noticed she was also in a bikini, thankful for my ability to think really fast I grabbed my towel from her and threw it to the side. I saw Aunt JJ and Uncle Morgan coming towards the backyard, JJ had a knowing expression on her face, I winked at JJ and laughed to myself about how mom was very unobservant for being a profiler. I grabbed her arm and pulled her into the water.
When we came back above water mom had looked half angry and half amused. "Alison Rebecca Prentiss," she yelled. "Uh oh I'm in trouble," I thought. I heard laughter coming from outside the pool, I turned around to see the team standing by the door laughing hysterically, and of course Uncle Reid looking confused. I could hear Aunt Garcia defending me, "Emily, dear, you should know better than going outside in a bikini. If my brilliant goddaughter didn't drag you into the water someone else sure as hell would have."
We both got out of the pool to dry off, mom taking my towel, "Don't worry baby girl I got you covered," Uncle Morgan said running into the house. I could hear Uncle Hotch and mom talking about something but I was distracted by the look Aunt JJ was giving mom. She was trying to be subtle but it wasn't working. JJ was looking mom up and down, obviously enjoying the view, but mom wasn't noticing a thing. I could see Garcia noticed what was going on around the same time I did, we looked at each other knowing we were going to have to do something.
A few minutes later Uncle Morgan returned with a towel, "Here you go baby girl." "Thanks Uncle Morgan." It was quiet while we dried off until Uncle Rossi broke the silence, "So Morgan says you have a date tonight." "Crap," I thought. "Yes I do." Aunt Garcia looked really excited, "Oh my you need to get in the shower now so we can get you ready." I was officially scared of what Aunt Garcia was planning.
Garcia and I were talking about what places to eat and I wasn't paying attention to mom and Uncle Morgan, mom grabbed my legs while Morgan grabbed my arms and they both threw me back in the pool. Aunt JJ and Aunt Garcia yelled at them at the same time. "Emily Elizabeth Prentiss," JJ yelled. "Derek Jacob Morgan," Garcia yelled. I laughed the guilty expression on their faces; Uncle Morgan wasn't playing attention so I grabbed his hand and pulled him in with me. Everyone, including Reid, burst into laughter. "Sorry Uncle Morgan," I said. "Paybacks a bitch."
I quickly dried off and took a shower. After I finished my shower I wrapped a towel firmly around me and walked into my closet. I looked around and could not figure out what to wear. Panicking I ran downstairs, "Aunt JJ, Aunt JJ." Everyone turned towards me, I can tell mom isn't happy I'm only wearing a towel but I desperately need my aunt's help.
"Ali, everything ok?" JJ asked me. "I can't find anything to wear." JJ laughed and dragged me back upstairs. "Ali, hun I love you but you know better than to walked around in a towel when a bunch of guys are around." "Sorry Aunt JJ but I really need help." "Ok, well let's start with bra and underwear, always a good start." JJ went to my dresser grabbing a matching red set. "Put this on while I check your closet," she told me. I slipped the undergarments on then made my way into the closet.
"Here, low rise jeans says sexy but not slutty and halter top shows off some skin but not enough for Emily and Morgan to put a jacket on you." I pulled my jeans on and JJ helped tie my top, I checked myself out in the mirror. "I need a different bra," I went back to my dresser and pulled out a red strapless bra and put it on and JJ helped retie my shirt. "You look great Ali," she said and I thought she was going to start crying. "Sit down; I'll curl your hair."
Forty minutes later I was all ready to go. Noah had sent me a text saying he would be here in ten minutes. I paced my living room, "Ali sit down and relax your making me nervous," mom said. "Guys do you all promise to behave," I asked looking at mom and Morgan. "We promise," they all said together. I didn't believe any of them though.
Eight minutes and forty-seven seconds later I heard the door bell ring. I opened the door and saw Noah there with flowers and chocolates in his hand.
Noah walked into my house eyes wide, I could tell he was impressed by the size. "Hey babe," he said. "These are for you." He handed me the chocolate and flowers and kissed my cheek. I could hear Morgan coughing in the background. "Noah come on in and meet my family, and please don't run away," I said. He chuckled and followed me into the living room.
"Everyone," I said. "This is Noah Puckerman, my date." "Noah, this is my mom, Emily Prentiss, my godparents, Derek Morgan and Penelope Garcia, my aunt Jennifer Jareau and my uncles Aaron Hotchner, David Rossi and Spencer Reid," I pointed out each of my family members. "Nice to meet you, Ms. Prentiss," Noah said politely. "It's Agent Prentiss." I glared at my mom, "Hai promesso di essere gentile." (you promised to be polite)
"Noah it's a pleasure to meet you," said JJ. I was thrilled at least one person was being nice. "Don't you look delicious," said Garcia. "Garcia," I yelled my face turning red. "Well it's really nice to meet you all but we have reservations to get to," Noah announced. I said goodbye to everyone and followed Noah out the door, but not before I heard mom say," I think we should follow them." I turned to see Morgan agreeing and JJ slapping mom while Garcia slapped Morgan.
The car ride to the restaurant was quiet we listened to some rock on the way. Once we arrived Noah opened the door for me and held my hand. We walked in and Noah said, "Reservation for two, under Puckerman." "Yes, right this way Mr. Puckerman." The hostess escorted us to our table and handed us both menus.
We spent a few minutes looking at our menus. The waitress came by and took our drink orders and brought fresh bread. "So Alison tell me about yourself." "What do you want to know?" He thought about that for a moment then said," Well where were you born?" "I was born in Italy." "Really?" he asked clearly surprised. "How did that happen?" "Well my grandmother is a US diplomat and was stationed in Italy when my mom was younger, my mom met a local guy and well nine months later I came along. I only lived there for two years but I visit every year."
"What about your dad? You didn't introduce him at your house." I knew this was coming and I hated telling the story. I hated him for what he did to my mom. "He left my mom when she told him she was pregnant." His face fell at that revelation. "I'm sorry," he whispered. I grabbed his hand. "It's ok Noah. She got over it long ago."
"What did you say earlier to your mom? I didn't understand and am pretty certain it wasn't Spanish." "Your right it wasn't Spanish its Italian and I reminded her she had promised to be polite, which she wasn't and I apologize for that." "It's ok I expected as much. Do you speak other languages?" "Yes, I'm fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Arabic and French. I also speak some German and Dutch." Noah's eyes got really big. "How did you learn all those?" "Well my mom and myself have lived in a few countries and I'm half Portuguese so my grandmother forced me to learn the language of my family. Language comes easy for me."
Noah opened his mouth to ask another question but closed it again. "You can ask me anything Noah," I told him. "Your family," he started. "Are they actually related to you?" I laughed, "No I'm not related to any of them except my mom. They all work together and I've known them since I was nine. Hotch is my mom's boss and Garcia and Morgan are my godparent's which is why Morgan is a little overprotective." "Makes sense. Is there something going on with your mom and Agent Jareau?" "You noticed that too?" I asked. He nodded. "No there isn't anything going on, at least not yet. My mom is in love with her and I know JJ is attracted to her but they are both oblivious to each other's feelings."
"What about you?" I asked him. "Tell me about your family." "Well I live with my mom and sister. You're not Jewish by any chance?" "No I'm not. Why?" "My mom wants me to date a nice Jewish girl but I would rather date you," he smiled at me. "You're Jewish then I take it?" He nodded again.
The rest of dinner was pleasant. Noah was a real gentleman, bought me dinner and desert. He drove me home and walked me to the door still holding my hand. "I had a really great time Noah, thanks for dinner." "I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had a good time too." He looked in my eyes and bent forward kissing me. The kiss was slow and sweet. I wrapped my arms around his neck pulling him closer. We kissed a few more times until I saw the lights flashing. "I'm going to kill them both," I growled. He chuckled, "Your mom and uncle?" "Yep," I said. "I better get inside before they come out with their guns." He kissed me goodnight and left.
I walked in the door to find mom and Morgan waiting for me. "Of course there standing at the door," I thought. "So how was your night?" Mom asked. "It was nice. Uncle Morgan why are you still here?" "Emily couldn't get him to leave, even after she threatened him," JJ said coming out of the kitchen. "I'm going to change," I announced. "I'll come with you," JJ said following me. "I can get dressed by myself Aunt JJ," I informed her. "I know that hun but I want to know how your date went."
When we got to my bedroom she laid down on my bed while I started to get undressed putting my pajamas on. "So," she said. "How was it?" "It was amazing, he bought me dinner and desert, and then we walked around for a bit. It was so romantic." "Aw, young love," she said. I giggled at that.
"How is it with Will?" I asked. "Will?" she questioned. "Oh sorry, how is it going with Detective Crawfish?" "Let me guess, Emily taught you that name?" "Yeah, she really doesn't like him." "Do you happen to know why?" "Yeah because she is in love with you," I thought. I knew I couldn't say that so I decided to tell half of the truth. "She thinks you deserve better and she's right. You deserve someone who loves you, and who you love and I don't think you love Will." "How did you get so perceptive?" "I grew up with profilers Aunt JJ," I laughed. "Well I have to go home. Good night Ali." She kissed my forehead and left.
When Morgan finally left I trekked upstairs to check on Jennifer and Alison. I overheard their conversation and was grateful to Ali for telling JJ she didn't like Detective Crawfish. I saw JJ come out of Ali's room, "Goodnight Emily." "Goodnight JJ thanks for everything." "You're welcome," she said, she kissed my cheek and left. I reached up to touch where she kissed me. "Dammit JJ, do you know what you do to me?" I thought.
I made my way into Ali's room and saw her dancing around in a tank top and underwear. She hadn't seen me so I watched as she sang and danced to Poker Face by Lady Gaga. I was trying not to laugh at her but watching her do some random ass dance was hilarious. When the song was finished she turned around and saw me, her face turning bright red. "Hi mom," she said. "Hey baby, having fun?" I asked laughing. I didn't think it was possible but her face turned even redder. I made my way to her bed sitting down and patting the mattress next to me. "Come sit down," I told her. She sat by me and pulled her close to me; I missed spending time with her, holding her close.
We laid there for a few minutes silent then I broke the silence, "I heard what you told Jennifer about Will." "Oh," she said. "I was trying to help her, I know she doesn't love him and he is ugly." I burst into laughter at that comment. "That's my girl." We talked for a few minutes before we both fell asleep.
I woke up on something soft, I lifted my head and saw I was sleeping on my mom. She looked peaceful while she slept. I watched her sleep then heard her talking, "Jennifer. I love you Jennifer," she mumbled. "Aw, how cute," I thought. "Oh, god I hope she's not having some sex dream about Aunt JJ." I took that opportunity to go take a shower and get ready for school.
When I got back to my room my bed was empty. "Good morning Ali." "Good morning mom," I replied. "Crap," checking my watch I saw I was running late. "I have to go before I'm late to school." I broke multiple traffic laws but was able to get to school with a few minutes to spare. I was making my way to my locker to get my Spanish book when a football player walked up to me holding some drink. He looked at me and smiled and emptied the cup in my face.
The liquid was cold and sticky; I was trying to wipe it out of my eyes when I saw Noah running towards me. "Ali, are you ok babe?" "Yeah I'm fine Noah." He turned his head all around obviously looking for someone. "Santana," he called. "What do you want Puckerman?" "Can you take Ali to get cleaned up please?" She stared at me. I swear I had seen her before, and then I remember she was the mean cheerleader I had met yesterday. "Fine," she said. "Thanks," he told her. He gave me a quick kiss then turned and yelled, "Karofsky."
Santana dragged me into a bathroom, "You're going to need to take your shirt off." I looked at her like she had lost her mind. "You're going to have to change, unless you would rather be wet and sticky all day," she started laughing at something. "Fine," I said pulling off my top. Santana glanced at me and I thought her mouth was going to hit the floor. "Here you can wear one of my shirts, but we need to get your hair washed first." She pulled out a folding chair from the corner and set it down. "Sit down," she instructed. I did as she said and she began washing my hair. "You look familiar," she finally said. I felt my face turn red. "I asked you for help yesterday and you kind of yelled at me."
"I'm sorry," she said. "I'm not the friendliest person in the morning, or ever," she said. "Then why are you being nice to me now?" She thought about that for a moment. "I don't know," she finally said. "There's something about you and it's not because you're dating Puck." The rest of the time we were silent. I realized I was starting to like her a lot. "All done," she said. "I just realized I haven't properly introduced myself, I'm Santana Lopez." I laughed at her formality; she had practically seen me half naked. "I'm Alison, Alison Prentiss." I went to shake her hand, but after our hands connected I felt something that could only be explained as electricity. "Thanks for your help," I said and left for class.
I made my way to Spanish class apologizing to Mr. Schuster for my tardiness. I took my seat next to Quinn, "Sorry about the slushie," she said. "It's ok, it wasn't your fault." "Well Puck told the football players you are off limits and I told the Cheerios. If anyone messes with you let me know and I'll make their life hell." "Thanks Quinn." She smiled at me. Mr. Schuster was explaining an activity we were supposed to do with our partner. Quinn and I had finished early, since I was already fluent and she was good at Spanish. We sat in silence for a few then I asked her, "What do you know about Santana Lopez?" She was surprised by that question. "Santana and I have been best friends since we were young. She can be very bitchy but she is extremely protective of her friends and family. She tries not to look soft but once you get to know her she can be really sweet. Why do you want to know about Santana?"
I felt my face heat up. "She helped me after the slushie and she was actually very nice. I was surprised." She nodded not the least bit surprised by Santana's behavior. I wondered if I was missing something. "So since Puck is too much of a dumbass to invite you I thought I would, tomorrow a group of us are going to the park. It's going to be a barbeque and play football or whatever we want. Would you like to go? Puck and Santana will both be there as will I." "I would love to go Quinn, but I need to ask my mom." Not long after that I got a text from my mom
Ali, caught a case and will be in Texas for a few days. I'll call you later tonight and Garcia will come by tonight to check on you. Behave and I love you. Mom
I frowned at my phone. "Everything ok?" Quinn asked. "Yes, mom caught a case so it looks like I can go tomorrow. I can tell my aunt about it tonight." "A case?" "Oh crap," I thought. "I forgot to mention my mom works for the FBI." "Yeah, uh," I started. "My mom work for the FBI." "That's really cool," Quinn said. "What does she do there?" "She is a profiler; the team goes around the country helping police departments find killers based on profiles they come up with."
Class ended far too quickly for my taste. I left the class and Quinn told me she would see me tomorrow and to get the details from Noah. Noah was waiting for me outside the door. "Hey babe. How was class?" "It was great," I said kissing him. "Quinn invited me to a group barbeque tomorrow with you and Santana and some other people." "I was going to invite you myself wasn't sure if you would want to go." "I would love you to go. Mom is going to be in Texas so I have to ask my Aunt Garcia if I can go, but she likes you Mr. Hunky." He laughed and escorted me to my class.
After school Noah followed me home. I deactivated the alarm and we went inside. "You don't have to go tomorrow, if you don't want to," he told me. "I know but I do want to. Why don't you want me to go?" "You may not like me as much when you see who I hang out with." "Well if it's the football players then I may agree there," I laughed. "No, it's the glee club." "Glee club? As in singing?" "Yeah," he looked down clearly embarrassed. "Noah I think it's great that you're in a glee club. I would totally join," I joked. "Really?" He looked excited by the prospect of me joining. "Sure, I don't know if I can sing well though." "Don't worry babe. I'll help you. I have to go pick up my sister. I'll pick you up at 10am tomorrow."I walked him to the door and kissed him goodbye.
It was around 8pm when Garcia came over with Chinese food. "Hey baby girl," she called out. "Aunt Garcia," I yelled running to give her a hug. "Did you talk to Princess tonight?" "Yes I did, she freaking out because she's sharing a room with JJ. I told her to kiss her and get it over with but you know mom." "Yes I do," she frowned. "You and I need to play matchmaker with those two." "Agreed." She spent a few minutes trying to think up a plan. "You work on Em," she told me," and I'll work on JJ." I nodded my agreement; something had to be done even if it meant locking the two of them in a closet.
"Aunt Garcia?" I asked after dinner. "What's up?" "Can I go to the park tomorrow with Noah and some friends from school?" "Ali, baby I'm not Emily and I'm not Morgan, if you want to go out with your boyfriend and some friends go for it." "Thanks Aunt Garcia." "No problem hunny, now go to bed. I will wake you up before I leave." I went to bed wonder what would happen tomorrow.
I awoke the next morning to the smell of breakfast. I slipped some shorts on and went downstairs to see Garcia making waffles, bacon and eggs. "Morning baby girl." "Morning Garcia, oh coffee," I squealed running to the coffee pot. Garcia started laughing. "What?" I asked. She shook her head, "Nothing, but if anyone doubted you were related to Emily before, well the doubts gone now." I rolled my eyes. They always joked that was adopted because I didn't usually act much like my mom, although I do have my moments especially when coffee is involved. JJ always comments on how much I look like mom the only noticeable differences besides age are my skin is darker and my eyes and hair are slightly lighter.
"What time are you leaving?" Garcia asked. "Noah is picking me up at 10," I informed her. She finished making me breakfast and gathered her stuff. "You're leaving already?" "Yeah baby girl, Hotch wants me in by 8." I understood that, they had a case to solve and people to help. "Garcia," I asked. "Hm?" "Why did you make so much food if you're leaving?" "Because my beautiful goddaughter, you are way too skinny and you need to eat more. So sit down, shut up and eat. I'll be back later tonight." She kissed my forehead and left for work.
I ate quickly and put everything in the fridge. I knew I had some time before needed to get ready so I washed the dishes and put them away. I had just finished the dishes when I heard my phone playing the song Hero by Mariah Carey, my ringtone for my mom. I grabbed it and saw a text from her.
Ali, Garcia told me about your plans for the day, hope you have fun and please do not have a repeat of the last time we were at the park. I don't want you to have to call Garcia to take you to the hospital. I love you. Mom
I frowned at her message remember the last time we were at the park.
The team was all their and JJ and I were playing one on one soccer, score was tied. We decided this last goal would determine the winner. JJ had the ball and side stepped me, I turned around running for the ball and kicked it, slipping and falling to the ground on my ankle and JJ fell landing on top of me. Everyone came running towards us seeing if we were ok. "I'm fine," JJ had said standing up and pulling me with her. I stood up and fell to the ground once again.
Mom drove me to the hospital when she found out I couldn't walk on my own, Morgan had carried me to the car. The doctor had said I broke my ankle. I ended up using crutches for the next couple weeks.
Minus the broken ankle that was a great day, I was upset JJ and I never finished our game, and JJ felt so bad for falling on me she bought me lots of ice cream.
I got my shower and got dressed putting on some shorts and a tank top. I received another text, this time from Noah, saying he was on his way to come get me. I grabbed my purse and opened the front door for him.
"Good morning babe." "Good morning." He kissed me then asked, "ready to go?" "Yes I am, let me just set the alarm real quick." I set the alarm and he held my hand as he walked me to his car. "Noah I can drive if you want?" "Are you sure?" he asked. "Of course, follow me." I opened the garage door and his eyes got wide. "Is this your car?" "Yeah, it was a present for my sixteenth birthday." "You mind if I drive it?" "Not at all," I told him throwing him the car keys. "Sweet," he said happily. It didn't take long for us to get to the park.
When Noah and I pulled into the parking lot I saw a few guys standing around a truck. I recognized my Spanish teacher, Mr. Schuster. "What is Mr. Schuster doing here?" I asked. "He is the Glee Club director," he replied. We got out of my car and Noah tried to hand me my car keys. "Keep them," I told him. "You can drive home." He put the keys in his pocket and took my hand. We made our way over to Mr. Schuster and a couple of guys I didn't recognize; all were dressed in shorts and football t-shirts.
"Hey Mr. Schue," Noah called. "Hello Puck," Mr. Schuster said. "Hey Puck," the guys said at the same time. I could see one of the guys eyeing me curiously. Noah had just realized we didn't know each other and said, "Guys, this is my girlfriend Alison Prentiss. Ali this is Finn Hudson, Mike Chang and Matt Rutherford. "Nice to meet you," they all said shaking my hand. "Good to see you Alison," Mr. Schuster said. "Mr. Schue, Ali wants to join Glee Club," Noah said proudly."Really?" he asked excitedly. "Yes if that's ok Mr. Schuster." "Alison everyone here is free to call me Will outside of school." "Thanks Mr. Sch… Will." Everyone laughed at me being overly formal. "Have a song ready for Monday," Will said. "I will," I promised. "Puck can you grab the ice chest please." "Sure Mr. Schue."
"Alison?" Mike asked. "Yes?" "Is that your car?" he asked gesturing towards my Mustang. "Yes it is," I said proudly. I loved my car as much as Mom loved hers. "Holy cow," he exclaimed. "Do you think I could drive it sometime?" I laughed, "Sure, if you can get Noah to share."
I helped the guys carry the supplies to our picnic area. When we arrived I saw Quinn and Santana with a blonde girl practicing cheers. Santana looked beyond hot. She was wearing black short shorts and a black spaghetti strap top that was perfect for her skin tone. There was also an adult woman talking to two boys, one was in a wheelchair, and three girls.
Quinn stopped cheering, when she saw us, to wave. Santana stopped and around, probably to see who Quinn was waving at. She locked eyes with me and had the biggest smile I've ever seen. She ran over to me, her friends forgotten. "Hey Ali, glad you could make it," she said hugging me. After I set everything down Santana grabbed my arm and said, "Come meet the rest of the club." I looked to Noah to save me. "Go on, babe," he said. "I'll stay here and help Mr. Schue."
Santana practically dragged me to her blonde friend. "Brit," she called as we walked over to her. "Alison this is one of my best friends Brittany Pierce. Brit, this is Puck's girlfriend Alison Prentiss." Before I could say anything to Brittany, Santana dragged me to the other group of people.
"Guys," she yelled. "This is Alison Prentiss, Puck's girlfriend. Ali this is our guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury. Friki aseado (neat freak)," she muttered under her breathe. I stifled a laugh. "Over there is Rachel "Manhands" Berry," she continued pointing out a rather short girl, "and that's Mercedes "Wheezy" Jones, Artie Abrams, Tina Cohen-Chang and Kurt Hummel." I could see Kurt eyeing my clothing and it was making me rather uncomfortable. "He will try to give you a makeover if you're not careful," Santana told me seeing how Kurt was looking at me. "Eyes to yourself Hummel," she snapped. "Why do you have to be such a bitch Santana?" Mercedes demanded. "I'm just keeping it real," she answered.
"Ali, come on," Santana said. "Let's go see if Brit and Q want to play two on two soccer." I got way too excited when Santana mentioned soccer and I ended up running back to Quinn and Brittany. "Well someone's excited," laughed Santana when she caught up. "What's up guys?" asked Quinn. "Come play two on two soccer," Santana told them. "Sounds fun, what are the teams going to be?" I was thinking of a fair way to make the teams when Santana said, "Blondes versus brunettes." I couldn't figure out why I was happy to be on Santana's team or more why I was happy she wanted me on her team. I didn't have much time to think about it, because Quinn and Brittany were setting up the goals.
I placed the ball in the middle of the field and the four of us lined up in front of it. I was facing Brittany while Santana was facing Quinn. "On the count of three," Quinn said. "One, two, three," we counted. Once we hit three I lunged for the ball the same time Santana did. We bumped into each other falling to the ground, laughing Santana pulled me up and we chased after Quinn who had the ball. I skillfully stole the ball from Quinn and ran the other way.
An hour later we were called to lunch by Mr. Schue, Santana and I had kicked ass and were busy making up a celebration dance. A dance, I noticed, that involved a lot of touching each other. I followed Quinn, Santana and Brittany to the table. "We have lots of food so eat as much as you want," Mr. Schue said. Taking what he said to heart I piled four hot dogs with buns onto my plate. The guys were looking at me in shock and Rachel looked disgusted. "What?" I said innocently. "Nothing, babe," Noah said glaring at Rachel. "I like a girl with an appetite," he laughed. I frowned at him, "my aunt said I don't eat enough so I thought I would fix that."
We gathered at the table Artie was at the end and I was sitting between Noah and Santana. Santana had her left hand on my thigh tracing circles. It should have freaked me out but it felt good. "So Alison, where did you live before you moved here?" Mr. Schue asked trying to start a conversation. "I lived in D.C. still but I went to Carmel High School, and then transferred when my mom and I moved." "Vocal Adrenaline spy," Rachel yelled. I looked at her confused and was about to ask her what she meant when Santana growled, "Shut up Manhands." Both Mr. Schue and Ms. Pillsbury scolded her at the same time, "Be nice Santana."
"How did you get so good at soccer?" Quinn asked me. "Well its basic geometry," I started to explain until I saw the confused expressions on everyone's face, Finn and Brittany looked the most confused. "She threw shapes at the ball?" Brittany asked Quinn. Realizing I sounded too much like a nerd I backtracked and said, "My aunt was an all star soccer player, she taught me."
After we finished eating we had all decided to play touch football. I was sitting with the girls while the guys made the end zones when I heard someone call my name. I turned to see Chief Strauss coming towards me. "Hijo de puta," I said under my breath. Santana, who had heard and understood what I said, walked over to me, "What's wrong?" she asked. Before I could answer Chief Strauss was standing in front of me. "Chief Strauss," I said politely. "Alison," she said. "What are you doing here?" Before I could come up with a sarcastic response Santana told her, "It's none of your business why she is here." "San," I said. "Ella es jefa de me tio," (She is my uncle's boss) I warned her. "Oh, sorry," she told Chief Strauss. I heard the guys calling for us. "Sorry Chief Strauss but we have to go." With those words I grabbed Santana's hand for some unknown reason and turned and headed to the field.
Two hours later my team was victorious. The teams had consisted of me, Noah, Santana, Mike, Mercedes and Brittany against Matt, Tina, Kurt, Finn, Rachel and Quinn. Santana and I did our celebration dance while everyone else watched and laughed.
Shortly after our football game we decided to head home. Mike, Noah, Santana and I were heading towards my car, I had invited Mike, Noah Santana and Quinn, who was taking her own car, over to my house to hang out, and Mike was going to drive my car. I had invited Brittany but she had plans with her family.
I was in mine and JJ's room sitting on my bed. This case was really hard for me; all cases involving young girls really affected me. I couldn't help but imagine Alison as one of those girls. I heard JJ open the door. "Hey," she said softly. "Hi Jennifer." "Did you get a chance to talk to Alison?" "Yeah I did. She asked if she could have a couple of friends over." "Did you tell her no?" "No, I told her she could; Garcia will be there so I know she will be safe."
JJ came over and sat next to me and I had to resist the urge to kiss her. "She is straight," I kept telling myself. "We will be going home soon," she said taking my hand. "You will be able to spend time with her then." She knew how the case was affecting me, how much I wanted to see my daughter. I don't know how long we sat there holding hands, my head on her shoulder. I hoped this case would end as soon as possible.
Sometime later JJ started to move away from me. "Where are you going?" I asked missing having her next to me. "I brought something you may like." She went to her go bag and pulled something out. She came back to me and handed me a photo of her and Alison at the beach. "I knew this case was going to get to you, but I knew you would never say anything." She was commenting on my ability to compartmentalize everything, "so I thought this would help. It's my favorite picture of us." I stared at the picture until I finally fell asleep.
Mike pulled my car into our garage; I hopped out and went out of the garage to go open the front door. "Thanks for letting me drive," Mike told me handing me my keys. "Must be my turn next," laughed Santana. "Sure," I said missing the joke. "I'll pick you up for school Monday morning." Everyone but Noah gasped when they walked into my front door. "Holy shit," Santana said. "You live here?"
"Alison," I heard Garcia yell. "Hey Aunt Garcia, guys this is my aunt Penelope Garcia, she works with my mom. Garcia meet my friends, Santana Lopez, Quinn Fabray and Mike Chang." Santana and I were holding hands and I couldn't remember when that happened but Garcia was staring at us while everyone else was oblivious to what was going on. Finally she said, "I'm going to order pizza anyone else want some?" "Yes please," we all said. "We will be upstairs Garcia," I announced heading to the stairs. "Call your mom," Garcia yelled after me.
We made our way upstairs and into my room. Quinn and Mike went to sit on my bed while Santana and Puck looked around. Noah went straight for my big screen TV and put on a football game, while Santana went to my closet. "Holy shit," Santana yelled. "Quinn you have to see this." Quinn hopped off my bed and walked to my closet. I followed her in and saw her eyes grow wide. "You have a walk in closet?" she asked. "Yeah my aunt Garcia tends to go crazy and buy me lots of clothes and shoes so I needed more room."
"So what song do you plan on singing Monday," Quinn asked. "I have no idea." Quinn and Santana helped me pick my song for my audition. I planned on singing Undo It by Carrie Underwood, one of my favorite songs and singers. Garcia called us to dinner a few minutes later and between the six of us we ate a dozen pizzas.
A few hours later Santana, Mike, Noah and Quinn had to go home. I walked them to the door, Noah was giving Mike a ride home and Quinn was going to give Santana a ride home. Mike and Quinn gave me a hug and thanked me for dinner and made their way to the cars. Noah kissed me and promised to call tomorrow, and Santana gave me a hug. There was something different about her hug, it was more intimate than Mike and Quinn's hugs.
I went back upstairs and called mom. "Agent Prentiss." "Hi mom." "Alison," she yelled and I pulled the phone away from my ear. "Garcia told me to call you. Everything ok?" "Yeah," she said but I knew she was lying. Garcia had told me a bit about the case and I knew it was hard for her. "Mom," I started. "You may be able to convince everyone else your ok but I know you better than that." "It's hard," she confessed. "I see these girls, who are not much older than you, and I think of you as one of them." It broke my heart that she was so worried I was going to get hurt. "Mom nothing is going to happen to me, I promise. By the way, how is it going with a certain blonde eyed beauty?" She laughed at my description of Aunt JJ much to my delight. "Everything is fine with JJ," she told me. "Mom, you should tell her how you feel." "I can't," she said quietly. "Why?" I asked. "With the exception of you, Jennifer is my best friend. I can't lose her friendship over my feelings." "Mom, if Aunt JJ is truly your friend then you could never lose her because of your feelings. It would not mess up your friendship, and it is Aunt JJ she's not going to ignore you because of that. I know she loves you but I can't tell in what way." "Thanks Ali." I wasn't convinced she was going to do what I told her. "Guess I need to try a little harder," I thought. After a few moments of silence she said, "Ali, baby I need to go shower and change. Would you like to talk to JJ?" "Sure," I told her. I missed my Aunt JJ.
"Hey Ali," I heard on the other line. "Hi Aunt JJ. How is she?" I asked still concerned about her wellbeing during this case. "She's Emily, stubborn ass woman who compartmentalizes anything and everything but at least she is talking to you about her feelings." "How are you JJ?" I asked. I wasn't only worried about mom. I knew the whole team would struggle on this case. "I've been better. I understand Emily's feelings on this case. I see you as these girls too and it breaks my heart." "Aunt JJ?" I asked. "Yes hun?" "Will you watch out for mom? No matter how many times she says she is ok, I know she isn't." "Sure baby girl I'll watch her. Now go get some sleep. We can talk tomorrow." We said our goodbyes and I went to bed ready for them to come home and for mom and JJ to get together already.
I woke up early Monday morning excited about the coming day. I was planning on picking up Santana for school so she could drive my car. I took my shower and got dressed. An hour later I was all ready for school, I made my way downstairs. When I got to the kitchen I saw a woman who looked familiar making coffee. "Mom," I yelled excited. She turned around smiling at me. "Hey baby," she said. "When did you get home?" "Around 5am," she said. "We caught a break in the case and flew in late at night." I studied her face, she looked like she hadn't slept in days. She checked my outfit and raised her eyebrow. "You're dressed like a hooker why? And you are also wearing my boots." "Ok, first these are not your boots. There mine and you borrowed them. Second, do I really look like a hooker?" She laughed, "Yes you really do." I shrugged and went for the coffee.
I sat on the counter while we caught up. "You played soccer in the park?" "Yes I did and I didn't get hurt. Well I did fall and Santana fell on me but I wasn't hurt." "Santana?" "Oh right, Santana Lopez. She is friend from school; she is in the glee club with Noah. That's why I'm dressed like this I'm auditioning for glee after school." "Really? What time?" "3pm, wait why?" I asked suspicious. "I'm going to come watch you and I'll bring JJ."
I left a few minutes later to pick up Santana. I knocked on the door and was greeted by a Hispanic woman who I assumed was Santana's mother. "Good morning ma'am. Is Santana here?" "You must be Alison," she stated. "Yes ma'am I am." "Oh no don't call me ma'am. It makes me feel old," she laughed. "You can call me Marissa." "Thank you ma'am, I mean Marissa, sorry it's a habit." "Come on in. Have you had breakfast dear?" I had to think about that. "No I haven't I was so excited to see my mom I forgot." "Your mom has been away?" "Yes," I replied. "She works for the FBI and travels around the country." "Santana your friend is here," Marissa yelled towards the stairs. "That must be very exciting for her. You're welcome to stay here anytime your madre is gone." "Gracias," I replied. "You speak Spanish?" "Yes, my mom taught me." "Muy bien, Santana Maria Lopez," she yelled again.
Santana came running down the stairs yelling, "Calm down mama." "Hey San," I said giving her a hug. I joined the Lopez's for breakfast and once we were all done I handed Santana the keys and we headed to school.
The plane ride between Dallas and D.C. was agonizing. It was 2am and we were on our way home. I was thrilled I could see my daughter in a few hours but I was exhausted, having not slept in days. I was lying on the couch hoping for some sleep before I got home but I knew it wouldn't happen. I was too anxious. Rossi, Hotch, Morgan and Reid were playing poker, the guys had a ton of coffee and were surprisingly chipper. JJ went to go get us some coffee. "Here you go," she said when she came back handing me a cup of coffee. "Thanks Jennifer," I said. I drank it hoping it would keep me awake.
She sat on the floor by my head. "Are you excited to go home?" I smiled at the thought of being home with Alison. "Yes," I said. "I miss her so much." She learned back her head partly on my chest. I stopped breathing for a moment shocked and I could feel my heartbeat was increasing. "Em," she started. I had always hated it when people called me that but when JJ said it, it sounded right. I wondered if she felt the same way when I called her Jennifer. "You worry about her too much. She is a good kid and very smart. You can't always protect her and you need to trust that what you have taught her is enough to keep her safe." I thought about that. She was right I do worry about Alison a lot. I can't help it she is my baby. U would do anything to keep her safe. "Your right Jennifer," I admitted, "but with everything we see I have to protect her for as long as I can." "I understand Em. We all would do whatever we could to keep her safe. She is like a daughter to me and to everyone else, except for Reid more like a sister to him." I was happy that everyone would protect her. With everything we go through and deal with it's nice to know if something happened to me my daughter would be taken care of. "Jennifer the floor must be uncomfortable come sit up here with me." I moved over to make room for her. She didn't argue, she just stood up and crawled on the couch next to me.
We must have drifted off to sleep because the next thing I remember is Morgan waking us up. "Emily, JJ wake up," he said gently shaking both of us. I turned my head to see JJ was lying on top of me still asleep. I rubbed her back hoping to wake her since Morgan wasn't getting anywhere. "Jennifer honey wake up," I whispered to her, the term of endearment slipping out. I hoped she wouldn't notice. "Em?" she called sleepily. "It's me," I confirmed.
We got off the plane and headed to my car. I offered JJ a ride since she was too tired to drive home herself. I dropped her off and made sure she got inside before I drove home.
When I arrived home it was 6am, figuring Ali would be up in about thirty minutes I decided to make some coffee and wait for her. After she left I could get a few hours of sleep before I went back to work. I heard Ali call my name and I turned to see her not only up but also dressed, and dressed like a hooker and she was wearing my boots. I asked her about her outfit and my boots. She proceeded to tell me the boots were hers and then I remembered. JJ, Garcia and Ali had gone on one of their crazy shopping trips and I refused to go. I love all three of them but I cannot handle shopping with three girly girls.
I laughed when she didn't realize she looked like a hooker. Leave it to Ali to not know her outfit was inappropriate. She mentioned her friend Santana and I immediately started to profile her. There was something about the way she talked about this Santana girl that made me think there was something going on. "Wait," I thought. "Ali isn't even gay, or is she?" I decided to watch the two of them and see what happens. "You're auditioning for glee club," I repeated when she mentioned why she was dressed this way. "What time?" "3pm wait why?" she asked obviously suspicious of me. "Because I'm going to come and watch and I'll bring JJ with me." I knew JJ would love to watch her sing. I also knew Morgan would want to go but he would freak if he saw her clothes. Ali ended up rushing out yelling something about picking up Santana so she could drive her car. I went to bed for a few hours then got ready for work.
Noah and Santana walked me to the choir room after school. When we arrived only Rachel and Finn were here. "I'm nervous," I confessed to Santana and Noah. "You will be great babe," he assured me. "Yeah," Santana agreed. "You will be epic." I laughed and started to relax. Slowly other glee members made their way in. Mike and Quinn both gave me a hug and wished me luck.
We were waiting for Mr. Schue, Mercedes and Tina when mom and JJ walked in. "Are we late?" asked mom. "Not at all," I replied walking over to them. "We are still waiting for Mr. Schue and a few other members." I grabbed mom and JJ's hand and dragged them over to Noah, Santana, Mike and Quinn. "Guys this is my mom Special Agent Emily Prentiss and my aunt Special Agent Jennifer Jareau. Mom, JJ these are my friends Mike Chang, Santana Lopez and Quinn Fabray." Luckily before my friends could be interrogated Mr. Schue walked in with Tina and Mercedes. "Are you ready Alison?" "Yes Mr. Schue," I said nodded to Noah. He grabbed his guitar and went to the piano guy telling him the song choice and the music started.
I should have known by the way you passed me by
There was something in your eyes and it wasn't right
I should have walked but I never had the chance
Everything got out of hand and I let it slide
Now I only have myself to blame for falling for your stupid games
I wish my life could be the way it was before I saw your face
You stole my happy, you made me cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
And I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
You had my heart, now I want it back
I'm starting to see everything you lack
Boy, you blew it, you put me through it
I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na
Now your photos don't have a picture frame
And I never say your name and I never will
And all your things, well I threw them in the trash
And I'm not even sad
Now you only have yourself to blame for playing all those stupid games
You're always gonna be the same and, oh no, you'll never change
You stole my happy, you made me cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
And I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
You had my heart, now I want it back
I'm starting to see everything you lack
Boy, you blew it, you put me through it
I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na
You want my future, you can't have it
I'm still trying to erase you from my past
I need you gone so fast
You stole my happy, you made me cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
And I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
You had my heart, now I want it back
I'm starting to see everything you lack
Boy, you blew it, you put me through it
I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
You stole my happy, you made me cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
Boy, you blew it, you put me through it
I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
Everyone was cheering when I was done and I was blushing. Noah and Santana were running to me. "Great job babe." "Awesome Prentiss seems you are skilled after all," Santana said laughing. Mom and JJ were crying at my performance, or my dancing was really bad. "Mom, Aunt JJ are you guys ok?" "We are fine baby girl but that was amazing." Mom invited Noah, Mike, Quinn and Santana to dinner to celebrate. I took Santana home and thought about what the upcoming evening could bring.
Mom and JJ were already home when I finally got there. I walked to the living room to find Mom on the phone while JJ was laughing on the couch. She heard me walking in and looked up, still laughing. "Hey baby girl," she said in between fits of laughter.
"Hey Aunt JJ. Why are you laughing?"
"Emily is on the phone with the Ambassador and well you know the Ambassador she can't resist giving Emily a hard time."
"Why is she talking to the Ambassador?" I asked confused, and then it hit me. "Mom invited her tonight didn't she?" JJ nodded. I started cursing in Portuguese and mom turned and glared at me. "Desculpa (Sorry)," I muttered my face turning red.
I sat in silence with JJ on the couch waiting for mom to get off the phone. I was hoping the Ambassador wasn't coming tonight because I didn't want to have to introduce her to Noah. It was bad enough Morgan was going to be there. I didn't hear her get off the phone. I was busy hoping the Ambassador was out of the country. "Ali. Ali," I could hear her calling my name.
"Oh, hi mom," I said. "What time is dinner I'm starving and more importantly is the Ambassador going to be there?"
JJ started laughing again, "When are you not hungry?" I threw a pillow at her.
"Reservations are at 7. I told the team to meet us there and Jennifer will ride with us. Yes the Ambassador will be there." I groaned at this. "Why don't you text your friends and let them know to meet us or they can come here and ride with us."
I took her advice and sent a text out to them:
Guys, we are planning on meeting at 7pm at Lavandou Restaurant. If you want you can come to my house and drive with us if not I hope to see you there. ~Ali
"All done." I told them. I was really hoping Santana would come over and I couldn't understand why. I should hope Noah would come over. I went to my room to figure out what to wear when I got a text from Santana.
Hey Ali, My parents are out of town for a few days and I'm bored. You mind if I come over now? Great audition btw, you looked hot ;) ~Santana
I saw the message and started blushing, Santana thought I looked hot. I ran downstairs to ask mom if she would mind if Santana spent the night since her parents were gone. "Mom," I yelled. I entered the living room to find it empty. I kept checked everywhere until I found both mom and JJ in the pool.
"Well hello my lovely daughter. What can I help you with?"
"Santana texted me back. Her parents are out of town for a couple days. Can she spend the night and maybe come over now?" I did my best puppy dog pout knowing she would cave and I saw JJ giving mom the same look. Everyone knew mom could not resist JJ's pout.
It only took a few seconds for her to cave in, "sure Ali, tell her to bring a swimsuit and swim with us before we go."
"I will," I said pulling my phone out and running back upstairs to change.
Santana, I would love to have you over now. I asked my mom and she said you can spend the night if you want. Oh and bring a swimsuit. ~Ali
As soon as I finished getting changed I heard my phone vibrating.
Ali, That is so nice of you and your mom. I'll pack my things and be over in a few and I won't forget the swimsuit. ~Santana
It wasn't long before I heard the doorbell ring. I threw on some shorts and a tank top and run downstairs, wondering how many traffic laws she broke to get here. I opened the door and I was smiling. "Hey," I said.
"Hey," she replied smiling as well. I moved over to let her in.
"You can leave your things in my room," I informed her as we made our way to my bedroom, "and you can sleep in the guest room or my bedroom if you prefer. Although if Aunt JJ stays the night you will have to stay with me."
"I'll stay in your room if that's ok with you." I nodded. "Have you talked to Puck, Quinn or Mike?"
"Not yet," I said slightly disappointed Noah hadn't texted me back. We both stood there in awkward silence until I said, "I'll just go and let you get changed."
"No need," she told me. "I'm put my swimsuit on under my clothes, figured it would save some time." We both took our clothes off and she revealed a devil red bikini. To keep from staring at her I went to my bathroom and grabbed two towels and some sun block. I spent a few minutes searching for my Ipod and I was ready to go.
I tried to hand her a towel but she ended up taking both of them and everything else out of my hands. When we got to the pool we saw mom and JJ in a splashing war. "Do they always do that?" Santana asked me. She was concerned one or both of them were drunk or on drugs.
"Yes they do," I said laughing. They heard me laugh and turned and waved. "You can set that stuff on the table." Santana nodded and set everything down. I grabbed my Ipod and hooked it up.
I went to the edge of the pool ready to jump on when mom yelled, "Put sunscreen on mija." I rolled my eyes and put the sunscreen on.
"Happy now?" she laughed and nodded. I stood at the edge suddenly unsure if I wanted to go in now. Santana, however, had other plans she pushed me in and jumped in after me.
"Santana you jerk," I said laughing hysterically. I was holding my top to my back, Santana accidently untied it when she pushed me into the water. "San since you untied my top can you fix it please," I asked pouting.
"Sure," she replied swimming over to me. "Sorry about that," she whispered in my ear once she got to me. She took her time tying it, her fingers very lightly touching my back. I shivered from the contact. "All done."
"Thanks," I said blushing like crazy.
We spent a good amount of time in the pool but had to get out to get ready for dinner. After we dried off Santana and I went back to my room to listen to music. Mom was going to shower first then JJ. I suggested to mom they shower together but her face got really red and she rushed upstairs.
I went to check my phone and noticed I had two new text messages from Noah and Quinn:
Babe, I'll be at dinner tonight but I will have to meet you there, need to babysit my sister. Sorry. ~Puck
Ali, Mike is going to pick me up and we will meet you there. Cya then ~Quinn
"They are going to meet us there," I told Santana.
"Sounds good," she replied.
Thirty minutes later mom walked by my room, "JJ and I are done with the shower. You two better start getting ready." She looked at me and Santana smiled and walked away.
"San you go ahead and get in first. I still don't know what to wear." She nodded and went into the bathroom.
My shower was nice and relaxing. I chose a purple low cut dress to wear with matching purple heals. I did my makeup in mom's bathroom with her and JJ while Santana was in my bathroom. I curled my hair and mom did the same to her hair. She finished before I did and went downstairs to find her keys and purse. JJ had for a moment to get her makeup, when she came back she gasped and I turned around. "Wow Ali you look just like Emily."
"Thanks Aunt JJ. Do you think Santana will like it?" My eyes went wide after I asked that. JJ looked shocked too. "Noah, do you think Noah will like it?" I tried to backtrack but the damage was done. "What the hell was that," I thought. "Why do I care if Santana likes my hair? She is my friend," I kept telling myself.
"I think they both will think you look beautiful." I left the bathroom still in shock over what I said. I knew tonight was going to be a very interesting night.
JJ came to find me after she was ready. She looked gorgeous in a short blue dress that matched her eyes. I saw her expression and knew there was something going on. "Jennifer anything wrong?"
She frowned at me, "No nothing is wrong. It's just, have you noticed anything strange going on between Alison and Santana?"
So she noticed it too. "You mean the lingering touches when Santana helped with her top and the staring and smiling? No I haven't noticed a thing."
"Em, be serious please." This was the moment of truth for me, if JJ didn't like my daughter possibly being gay then I had no chance with her. The thought of that made my chest hurt.
"Jennifer, does it matter if they do like each other? I mean Alison is with Noah and she seems really happy but if she has feelings for Santana does it change anything?"
Her face went red, "No of course not. I think it would be great but it's almost as if she is unsure of what she wants. I was going to suggest you talk to her. There is something else."
"I will talk to her as soon as I can. What else is there?"
"I commented on how beautiful she looked, and she asked me if I thought Santana would like how she looked. It took her a moment to realize what she said then she backtracked and changed it to Noah."
My jaw dropped in shock. I wasn't expecting that to happen. "Well I will have to keep an eye on them and see what happens." I went and hugged JJ. "Everything is going to be fine Jennifer," I assured her.
She hugged me back and after a few moments said, "I'll go get the girls."
I went very slowly to my room still shocked over my slipup. I kept telling myself Santana was only my friend but the things that happened between us made me think something else was going on but what? I really cared about Noah, but did I love him? I wasn't sure about that so I went to my next question, my feelings for Santana. Do I have feelings for her? Is it possible I love her? "Ugh," I thought. "This is giving me a headache." I decided at least for the night I would not deal with this, I was with Noah and that is what I would focus on.
I walked in to find Santana looking in the mirror fixing her hair. "Hey," I said.
She turned around and I gasped. She looked so beautiful in a little black dress. "Hi," she said smiling. "You look beautiful," she told me.
I blushed, "Thanks you look beautiful too." Beautiful however was an understatement, but my genius brain was reduced to simple words.
We stared at each other for a few minutes until I heard Lionel Richie's Hello, my ringtone for Noah, and grabbed my phone. "Hi Noah," I answered.
"Hey Babe," he replied. "How was your afternoon?"
"It was great."
"What did you do?"
"Mom, JJ, Santana and I went swimming for a while and then we started to get ready," I told him leaving out some of the details.
"Santana is there?"
"Yeah," I said glancing at her. "Her parents are out of town so I invited her to stay the night."
"That's great babe, hope you guys have fun. I have a quick question before I go."
"Ok, what's up?"
"What color are you wearing tonight?"
"Violet dress, why?"
"My mom told me to wear a tux and wasn't sure what tie to wear so I thought I would match your dress."
"Aw," I said. "That's sweet Noah."
"Well I have to finish getting ready so I can leave, see you soon babe."
"Ali, Santana," I heard Aunt JJ call. She stuck her head in my room and said, "Are you girls ready to go?" I looked and Santana and nodded.
We grabbed our purses and followed JJ downstairs. "Hey mom," I called.
She turned around and came over and hugged me. "You look beautiful mija."
"Thanks mom," I said blushing yet again.
She turned towards Santana and said, "You look beautiful too Santana."
San blushed and mumbled, "Thanks."
"Emily we should get going before you have a chance to embarrass the girls even more."
Mom set the alarm while the rest of us went into the garage. When mom came back she unlocked the Mercedes and I got into the back. I looked at Santana to see her looking longingly at my Mustang. She reluctantly got in and I started giggling. "You can drive to school tomorrow if you want."
The car ride was quiet until mom decided to break the silence. "Santana do your parents go out of town often?" she asked her natural profiling skills coming into play.
"Not usually, at the most a couple days every other week for work."
"Well you are welcome to stay with us whenever they are out of town. I would rather you were not alone in your house."
"Thank you Agent Prentiss."
"Call me Emily."
I was surprised mom was actually following the speed limit to the restaurant, but we were lucky and still arrived fifteen minutes early. Mom went inside to talk to the hostess while San, JJ and I stayed outside to wait for the others.
I was standing away from JJ and Santana when Santana walked over to me. "Are you ok?" she asked concerned.
"I'm fine." I lied. Thankfully Noah walked towards us before Santana could say anything else.
"Hey babe," he greeted kissing me. "You look amazing. Hello Santana."
"Hi Puck," she said and she walked back to JJ.
"Is she ok?" he asked.
"I'm not sure," I answered honestly. "I need to warn you, my grandmother will be here tonight."
"The Ambassador?" I was pleased he remembered who she was.
"That's the one. She can be very abrasive and well when she finds out I'm dating you she is going to be even worse."
"Then I will be on my best behavior," he said smiling. He kissed me again and I heard my name being called.
I looked around Noah to see the Ambassador walking towards us. "Oh shit," I whispered and Noah turned around. "Grandma," I greeted her politely.
"Alison, how are you dear?"
"I'm good. Grandma this is Noah Puckerman, my boyfriend." I told her to get it out of the way.
"Ambassador Prentiss, it is a pleasure to meet you." I sighed in relief he was very polite.
"Mr. Puckerman, so you're the boy who stole my granddaughter's heart." I led her to JJ and Santana even more nervous than I was before.
"Abuela you remember my aunt JJ." She nodded and shook JJ's hand.
"Good to see you again Agent Jareau." I groaned, of course she would go all formal towards everyone.
"Abuela this is my friend Santana Lopez. Santana this is my grandmother Ambassador Elizabeth Prentiss."
"Nice to meet you," Santana said. I was thankful she was polite, especially after what happened with Chief Strauss.
I heard my name called yet again and turned to see Mike, Quinn and Garcia walking to us. "Hey guys," I said hugging them.
"Agent Garcia," the Ambassador greeted her formally. I thought she was going to have a stroke when Garcia hugged her, "and who are these two people? Alison Rebecca Prentiss where are your manners?" I flinched at the use of my full name. Noah noticed and squeezed my hand.
"Grandmother, meet my friends Mike Chang and Quinn Fabray. They are in Glee Club with Santana, Noah and I."
Hotch, Morgan, Reid and Rossi came not long after. I could see Morgan giving Noah dirty looks. Before we went inside I pulled Morgan aside. "Uncle Morgan," I said.
"Can you please be nice to Noah tonight? The Ambassador is already going to give him a hard time I don't need everyone else to team up against him." He could see I was close to crying so he nodded.
"Yes baby girl, I will be nice to him, for tonight at least."
"Thanks Uncle Morgan," I said hugging him. I followed Hotch and Reid to the door and saw Santana and Quinn were standing off to the side talking.
Alison had been acting strange ever since she came back to her room. When she walked in she was staring at me. I wondered if I did something wrong. I thought we were flirting but something changed. When her mom offered to let me stay whenever my parents were out of town she wouldn't even look at me. Then when we got to the restaurant she avoided me and her aunt.
I went over to her to see what was wrong. "Are you ok?" I asked worried I did something wrong.
She briefly looked at me then replied, "I'm fine." I knew she was lying. I could tell by the look in her eyes but I don't know why she wouldn't tell me the truth. I was going to ask her when Puck showed up. He kissed her and I saw her kiss him back, it hurt more than I wanted to admit. I turned and left before I started crying. I was Santana Fucking Lopez I don't cry over a girl kissing someone else.
Ali was nervous introducing us to her grandmother, and I thought her grandmother was a real bitch but I behaved to make her happy. I was thankful when Quinn and Mike arrived. I wanted to talk to her. I saw Ali flinch when her grandmother scolded her and I wanted to punch her. I settled with walking to Quinn and saying, "Can I talk to you real quick?"
She nodded and followed me away from everyone. "What's wrong S?" she asked me.
"Ali has been acting weird since before we left the house and I have a feeling I did something wrong and I don't know why I feel like this."
"San, you love her. I think part of you is jealous she is with Puck instead of you."
"I love her?" I thought. "Is that possible? I barely know her but what Quinn is saying makes sense, I am jealous of Puck being with her, but what do I do?" "How long have you known?" I asked.
"I had an idea when she told me about you helping with the slushie, but the park is what confirmed it."
"What do I do?"
"Give her time, maybe she likes you too and that's why she is keeping her distance. She is a nice girl; she would never hurt Puck which is probably why she is avoiding you. Try giving subtle hints and just being her friend, maybe she will come around."
"Thanks Q." She hugged me and we followed everyone else into the restaurant.
The host escorted us to our table in a private room. I sat in between Noah and mom and Santana sat across from me. She looked at me and I smiled, she smiled back and seemed to relax.
Our waiter came and took our drink orders, and the Ambassador took that opportunity to object to mom drinking alcohol. "Emily do you really think you should be drinking right now? Who will drive you home?"
"Mother," she started. We can all see she is trying not to lose her cool. "Jennifer is capable of driving and I have two teenage girls with me who are more than able to drive."
"Two teenage girls? I wasn't aware Agent Jareau has a daughter."
I interrupted before mom started yelling. "Actually grandmother the other girl is my friend Santana," I said pointing to the girl in front of me.
She looked over Santana and said, "Emily really, taking in charity cases now?"
That did it for me, I can handle her ragging on me but no one messes with my girlfriend, wait, friend Santana is my friend. Oh god I am so going to hell. "Grandmother, Santana's' parents are out of town and I offered to let her stay. Can you at least attempt to be polite to her?" With those words I got up and ran towards the bathroom, as I hurried away I could see Santana move to get up but Garcia stopped her, "Let me," she said.
Garcia came into the bathroom a few minutes after I did. I was fixing my makeup and cursing myself for crying. "Hi," she said quietly.
"Hi Garcia," I replied. She walked over to me and hugged me.
"This isn't your fault Ali, and I know Emily is pissed off." I chuckled; mom was always pissed off at the Ambassador.
"How is Santana?" I asked. I knew I couldn't hide my concern for the Latina. My romantic feelings towards her may be all crazy but she is still my friend.
"She is fine; I think she was excepting something to happen. Oh," she said gleefully. "I have a way to get our lovebirds together."
My face lit up at that. "What's your plan?"
"This upcoming Saturday we will be having a pool party at your house, you will invite the glee club and we do some karaoke and then you sing a song to JJ from Emily. We just need to find a song to express Emily's feelings for her."
"Brilliant," I informed her. "Leave the song to me, I have an idea."
She nodded and said, "Are you ready to go back out there?"
I did one final check of my hair and makeup and followed Garcia back to our table. It took me a moment to realize the Ambassador was gone. "What happened?" I asked mom when I sat down.
"I told her if she couldn't be nice then leave and she left."
Dinner went by without any more disturbances. After everyone finished mom called for everyone's attention and my face turned red again.
She stood up and said, "Ali we are all proud of you and congratulations on joining the Glee Club. I love you baby girl."
"To Ali," everyone said and drank.
"Congrats babe," Noah whispered to me and kissed me softly. I turned away from him to see Quinn smiling and Santana glaring at Noah.
I drove us all home since mom and JJ had both been drinking. Thankfully neither one of them was drunk so I didn't have to carry them to bed. Santana followed me up to my bedroom and I suddenly got nervous. We were both acting strange towards each other and now we were going to share a bed. We set our purses on the desk and stood there. Finally I broke the silence and said, "You can change in here, I'll go change in my mom's room." With that I grabbed some clothes and left my room. I realized I should have changed in the bathroom but I had to get away for a minute.
Mom's door was shut when I got to her room. I lightly tapped the door and heard, "Come in." I walked in to find her on her bed watching TV.
"Hey, Santana is in my room getting changed. Can I change in here?"
"Sure hun," she told me. I quickly stripped my dress off and pulled shorts and a tank on. I crawled into bed next to her resting my head on her chest.
"Mom, can we talk sometime, later this week?" I asked. I needed to get her input on the Santana situation.
"Sure, do you need to talk before or after Garcia's pool party?"
"It doesn't matter, anytime."
I was starting to fall asleep when she said, "I'm sure Santana is changed by now you should go to bed."
I moved off the bed and replied, "I think I'm going to sit on my balcony for a bit then sleep."
She kissed my cheek and reminded me I have school tomorrow. I went back to my room and knocked on my door, "Come in," Santana said. I opened the door and Santana was folding up her clothes.
I went through my room to the sliding door to the balcony. I pulled a chair near the edge and sat down with my legs on the railing. I sat there thinking about everything that happened when I heard the slider open. Santana came in a pulled a chair next to mine. "Hi," she said softly.
"Hi," I replied looking in at her for the first time since we got home.
"Ali I get this feeling that I did something to upset you and whatever it is I'm sorry but I can't stand you avoiding me and not knowing why." I was shocked she thought she did something wrong.
"Santana you haven't done anything wrong, it's me," I took a deep breath before continuing. "Lately I've been having weird feelings towards you and I don't understand them. I'm with Noah and I really care about him so nothing can happen with us." She got out of her chair and knelt down beside me.
"Is that really how you feel?" She asked me looking into my eyes.
"Yes," I gulped. She looked at me a few more seconds and bent towards me slowly. Before I knew it she pressed her lips onto mine. The kiss was nothing like I expected, it felt as if fireworks were going off in my head. Her soft lips opened slightly and I felt her tongue tracing my lips. I opened my mouth and greeted her tongue and let out a soft moan. After a few minutes I realized what was going on and pulled away. I jumped out of my chair and ran inside.
Santana followed me into my room and said, "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have done that."
I started crying, she regretted our kiss. She saw me crying and came to my side and wiped away my tears. "Santana," I started. "That can't happen again. I'm sorry." She nodded beside me.
"Ok," she agreed. We crawled into bed lying as far away from each other as we could. I gave up with trying to do what was best and rolled over resting my head on Santana's shoulder. She wrapped her arms around me and we fell asleep.
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