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The final move

Title: The final move
Fandom:
Criminal Minds
Pairing:
Morgan/Garcia
Prompt for [info]10_snuggles: #2 Water gun

Rating: K
Disclaimer: Neither the show nor the characters belong to me, they belong to CBS. Nonetheless, I love to borrow them from time to time.
Summary: Part 10/10 of The cuddling series. Derek's finally reaching his goal.
warnings: none

AN: Well, my loyal readers, that’s it – so far. There might perhaps be a little sequel but at first I really have to post something for the other challenges I signed up for – not to mention the stories I started that want to be updated.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful reviews. This time, I was really bad with answering them, it took me forever. Now I hope you enjoy this part!

“What’s that supposed to mean?” Derek grimaced at the gift he’d received from his mother.

“It’s for my future grand child.” she grinned at him.

Snorting slightly he put the water gun back on the table: “Funny.”

“Oh, come on!” Sarah pouted. “Don’t tell us you aren’t seeing anyone!”

Derek frowned and thought about that for a moment. He wasn’t sure how to answer that. Sure, he and Penelope had already been on two official dates. But they’d never actually talked about what that meant – to them, for them and for the future.

“Oooh.” Des und Sarah giggled. “Spill it!”

“I don’t know what you mean.” he mumbled.

“Aw” they piped and Sarah concluded: “Our baby brother’s in love.”

He opened his mouth to object but then reconsidered it. Of course, he was in love – if thinking about his baby girl the whole day long and yearning for the moment he was finally allowed to kiss her meant being in love. It was somehow odd because he never fell in love, ever. He loved Penelope and he already had for quite some time. But he had never called what he felt for her being in love – at least not until a few weeks ago.

That night when he’d more or less accidentally called her after a really bad nightmare and she had immediately come over to be there he’d felt strange. It just felt right to have her so close by his side, to hold her – and that feeling had been strange because it was so unfamiliar to him. And he had sought her closeness afterwards, found excuses to be allowed to hold her again. Yeah, he was in love. The only problem was that he didn’t know what to do about it.

When he realized that both his sisters and his mother were staring at him their mouths hanging open he asked puzzled: “What?”

“You were thinking about her.” Fran stated.

“What?” he asked again. How in the world could they have known that he had just been thinking about his baby girl?!

“You had that dreamy smile all over your face.” Sarah giggled. “You know, the one that screams ‘I’m in love’.”

“Yeah, sure.” he grumbled. “So, are we going to eat this cake or what?”

Des opened her mouth to tease Derek about evading the question but the look on her mother’s face told her to let it go.

But Derek wasn’t able to let it go that easily. Even though he tried not to show it the whole rest of the evening he was thinking about his baby girl and how to act on his feelings.

And when he was lying in his bed that night he simply couldn’t sleep. He missed the feeling of her snuggled up against him, the warmth of her body, the scent of her hair. He simply missed her. He wanted to fall asleep with her in his arms just like he had a few nights ago.

So he grabbed his phone and called her.

“You’ve reached Penelope Garcia.” she greeted happily. “I’m in a good mood so I might grant you every wish.”

Derek smiled to himself and before he could even think about it he replied: “My only wish is for you to be in my arms right now.”

Penelope swallowed hard and her heart started beating like mad. He wasn’t serious, right? He couldn’t be. It was just their normal banter.

When she didn’t answer Derek swore silently. It had been way too early to say something like this and he’d sworn himself to take things slow and get it right this time. “Baby girl?” he asked carefully, his voice unusually insecure. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to…”

“No” she quickly interrupted him, her voice cracking, “don’t say you’re sorry if you meant it. Be… Because if you did, I would be there in less than ten minutes. But… but if you didn’t I understand and even though I would feel incredibly stupid and certainly avoid you for the next ten years I surely would get over it and…”

Derek came to the conclusion that if he didn’t interrupt her, this flood of words wasn’t going to stop anytime soon. “I meant it.” he simply said.

“Oh” Penelope whispered and then there was a long pause before she said: “I’ll come over.”

It took her exactly seven minutes and forty-two seconds. Yes, he even counted the seconds. And with every second that elapsed his heart-beat was speeding up. What was he supposed to say when Penelope arrived? Had she realized what his words were supposed to mean? Was it appropriate to pull her into his arms the minute she arrived?

He planned to let her in, sit down with her on the couch and hand her a glass of wine – or maybe coffee if she didn’t want wine – and then tell her everything he wanted to tell her. He even practiced what he was planning to say.

But Derek forgot about all his plans when she knocked on his door. His heart skipped a beat and he pretty much ripped the door open. And then there she was and she looked more beautiful than ever before, her eyes searching his and her mouth slightly open.

And there was only one thing Derek could think of doing at that moment. So he took a step forward, pulled Penelope close to him and captured her lips with his.

A sound of surprise escaped her throat before she melted into his embrace.

When she kissed him back Derek wrapped both his arms around her to pull her closer and deepen the kiss. When they finally needed to breathe Derek leaned his forehead against Penelope’s and whispered: “I love you, baby girl.”

“I know” she panted, “I just never thought you would mean it that way.”

“I know and I’m sorry.” he replied. “When I realized I was in love with you I told myself that it just wouldn’t work. Maybe I was afraid, I don’t know, but I thought since we worked together and all…

Anyways, then you started dating Lynch and I realized that I was about to lose you forever. And suddenly I knew that no matter what I wanted you, I wanted to be with you. I was jealous of Lynch. So when you told me that you had broken up I made a plan that was supposed to lead us here.”

“Wow.” Penelope took a moment to process what she’d just heard before she added: “Seems that it worked pretty well, right?”

“Yeah, well, I… to be honest I wanted us to end up here a lot faster but somehow… I didn’t want to rush things either.” he explained.

Penelope laughed and shook her head. Then she looked back at him and replied: “Honey, I’ve been all yours a long time ago.”

“Does that mean I can drag you into my bedroom right away?” he grinned at her.

Penelope bit her lower lip. Not that she hadn’t been dreaming about this since the day they’d met but she also knew Derek and his attitude towards sex. So no matter how sweet he could be and had been over the past weeks Penelope couldn’t help but wonder if this would be it, a one night stand – or if it really could be different with her of all people.

“Hey” Derek whispered and cupped her cheek to make her look at him again, “I didn’t mean to rush anything. I just want to hold you tonight.”

“Oh” Penelope replied and blushed immediately.

Grinning Derek pulled her with him, climbed onto his bed and waited for her to settle down next to him. “It’s not like we haven’t shared a bed before.” he whispered while he let his hand run up and down her back.

“No.” she giggled slightly. “But… well, now everything’s different and I’m not entirely sure…”

Derek frowned when she refused to finish her sentence. Then he assured: “I’m not gonna ravish you, baby, trust me!”

“I do” Penelope sighed contentedly and snuggled up closer against him, “but I don’t trust myself – especially if you keep caressing my back like that.”

“Well, I’m up for everything.” Derek chuckled and lifted her chin to kiss her again. His heart skipped a beat before it started pounding like mad. It was amazing what an effect his baby girl had on him. Sighing happily he pulled her closer. His plan had indeed worked out really well.

Comments

( 26 comments — Leave a comment )
dischargie
Feb. 8th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

They kissed!!!! Oh they are too cute and so meant for each other!!! We should tell Ed that *g*

Wonderful ending darling
little_profiler
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you! Want to write a letter to Ed? I'm up for signing every petition concerning MG. :)

Thanks for commenting, I'm so glad you liked it.
jellze
Feb. 8th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
*SSSSIIIIGHHHHH* I don't have words strong enough... thank you!
little_profiler
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
Aw, thank YOU! I'm glad you liked it. They totally belong to each other.
torontowriter
Feb. 8th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Lovely conclusion to an enjoyable series.
A sequel down the road would be fantastic.
little_profiler
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! As I said, I first need to finish some stories for other challenges and stuff but then... ;)
zikki4eva
Feb. 9th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Ahhhhhh!

Such a cute ending!! I loved it so much!!
little_profiler
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! Don't they just belong together?!
baily007
Feb. 10th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Awwwww....just coming back from Egypt and what awaits me: THE KISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let's sign a letter, let all our friends sign too and see how many votes for M/G we'll get. I swear, they'll see no other choice than obey to our wish ;D
little_profiler
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Wow, you were in Egypt?! A friend of mine taught there for half a year (in Kairo).

I second the idea of the letter. *nods*
reseda_3067
Feb. 11th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Okay. So this was great! Loved it!

I am pretty new to LJ and Morgan and Garcia, I´m ashamed to say, but I absolutely LOVE them!

I´ve been going through a whole bunch of MG stories recently. Wonderful stories.

Yours are terrific!

I am going to be bold and add you as a friend. I hope you won´t mind, but I REALLY want to read more of your MG stories.

Thanks!
little_profiler
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Of course, I totally mind if you add me... LOL I'm glad that you like my stories and it's so great to meet another MG shipper!

Thanks so much for the wonderful comment! *hugs*

*gone to add you back*
reseda_3067
Feb. 12th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Added
Thanks for adding me!Iforgot to introduce myself. Howrude! I´m Maria. You?
little_profiler
Feb. 14th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Added
Hi! Sorry, I haven't been online for a couple of days. I'm Caro and I'm from Germany. :)
tardiscalling84
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
I just read the entire series. I am rather certain that you have just converted me, both to Criminal Minds, and to Morgan/Garcia.
little_profiler
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, what a compliment! Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked the series - and of course, I'm glad I could make you ship Morgan/Garcia. ;)
baily007
Feb. 13th, 2009 08:11 am (UTC)
Yea, I was (Cairo for 5 days) - and it was SOOOO fantastic. I seached the web just after I came home for working opportunities over there ;-)

Maybe we should start a letter, spread it per mail and collect millions of signers?!?
little_profiler
Feb. 14th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Especially after there was him who shall not be named in the last epi again... :/
baily007
Feb. 15th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh sorry, das habe ich nicht verstanden :-( Magst Du mir das nochmal auf deutsch sagen?
little_profiler
Feb. 15th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, äh... also: He who shall not be named = Lynch. ;)

Also, ich meinte nur, nachdem er schon wieder in der letzten Folge war ( :/ ) sollten wir definitiv einen Beschwerdebrief schreiben!
baily007
Feb. 16th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
Oh and I LOVE your new avatar :-))
little_profiler
Feb. 16th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's not new. But glad you like it. :)
baily007
Feb. 16th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
Aaahhhh sooo ;-) Man, Du hast recht! Lass' uns den Brief aufsetzten, ich habe viele Kolleginnen und Freundinnen, die würden auch mir zuliebe unterschreiben, ohne zu wissen, worum es geht ;-))
bonasera_nypd
Sep. 28th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
That was fantastic!

I saw that you told people there might be a sequel later - did that ever happen?
little_profiler
Oct. 21st, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
No, unfortunately, there hasn't been a sequel yet. I'm just writing so many stories at the moment - and to be honest I like the stories where Morgan and Garcia are getting together better. Somehow, there're easier for me to write. So I don't really get ideas for stories where they're already an item.
citymusings
Oct. 21st, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
kk. :)
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