Title:The morning after
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Prompt for 30_sweets: #15 Are you an idiot?
Rating: maybe M? Just to be entirely sure. :)
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 21/? of ‘No more sweets’. Some light-hearted fluff. Even though it totally doesn’t reflect the mood I’m in, I thought I’d post it anyway.
JJ was still breathing fire the next morning. She couldn’t believe Derek had really done this – with Penelope next door. Had he really thought no one would notice? Had he thought she would forgive him a one night stand with someone else? Had he even cared?
It wasn’t hard to convince the guy from room service to open the door for her – not for someone with her looks, anyway. Oh, she would give Derek Morgan a piece of her mind.
Of course, she was in no way prepared for the scene she was going to find in front of her when she entered the room…
When Penelope woke up, she felt muscles in her body she hadn’t even known she had. But still, she felt happier than ever.
Derek’s arms were still wrapped protectively around her as he spooned her, burying his head in the crook of her neck.
Carefully, she turned around so that she was facing him and snuggled up closer against him.
“Hey,” Derek mumbled.
“Hey,” she whispered, sighing happily. “You’re awake.”
Pulling her closer, he nuzzled her hair with his nose. “Sort of,” he replied, kissing her forehead. “You okay?”
“Blissfully,” she told him, snuggling yet a little closer.
Smiling happily, Derek closed his eyes again, leaning his head against hers. He had never felt that happy after a night with anyone – not that many of his flings had stayed till the next morning.
It felt so good to have her near him, as close as humanly possible. Why had he waited so long before telling her how he really felt about her?! Why had he wasted so much time with other women when he could have been making love like that with his Baby Girl?! He knew he never wanted to wake up next to anyone else ever again.
“What about you?” she whispered when he remained silent. Some of her insecurities were still obvious in her voice.
Leaning away a little, he lifted her chin to lock eyes with her. “I’ve never been so happy,” he told her in all honesty.
Her eyes were sparkling, and a wide smile spread across her face.
As if to prove his words, he leaned down to capture her lips with his. “I love you, Baby Girl,” he whispered against her lips. His hand automatically started wandering up from her hip to her back and back down over her leg.
“I love you, too,” she moaned rather than said, wrapping her leg around his and moving closer to deepen the kiss.
Her skin was so incredibly soft, so tempting, he was sure he would never be able to spend a day without touching her again. “God, you feel so good,” he mumbled, rolling her over so that she was lying on her back. He definitely never wanted to be with anyone else ever again.
Grinning, he bent over to claim her lips again, letting his hand move up the inside of her thigh, causing her to shiver.
JJ ripped the door open, ready to shout at Derek – and shrieked at the picture in front of her. She was obviously interrupting Derek and his latest score. Only…it wasn’t a score; it was Penelope.
They didn’t hear the door being opened, but they heard the shriek and immediately jumped apart.
“JJ!” they both exclaimed simultaneously.
Penelope grabbed the blanket, pulling it up to cover her still very naked body.
“I’m…I’m so sorry,” JJ stuttered, unable to stop the grin from spreading across her face. “I thought you were… I mean, I didn’t know… I’m sorry.”
“What are you doing here?” Derek demanded angrily. He didn’t like being interrupted – especially not when he was with Penelope.
“I… I’m sorry,” she stuttered again. “I saw you with that girl yesterday – and then I heard… I thought you had… But obviously, I was wrong.”
“Great,” Derek grumbled. “Why does everyone seem to think I’m that callous?”
“Well, I just… I thought after tough cases, you liked to…and Penelope thought so, too,” JJ tried to defend herself. “And she was so distraught that I… I’m really sorry.”
“You’d better be,” Derek grumbled.
For a moment, it was almost dead silent in the hotel room. Obviously, none of them knew what to say, given the awkwardness of the situation.
Derek seemed to be the only one not embarrassed, but rather annoyed at JJ walking in on them. “Is there anything else you have to say?” he snarled at JJ.
“What? I…um…no?” she stuttered, taken aback by the harsh tone of his voice.
“Good, then maybe you might consider leaving us alone,” he told her, “because in case you haven’t noticed, you were interrupting.”
“Right, sorry,” JJ muttered, blushing even more. “Just…keep in mind that our plane’s taking off in an hour,” she told them before closing the door behind her.
Raising an eyebrow, Derek looked down at her in disbelief. When JJ entered the room, Penelope had seemed to want to disappear under the blanket because she’d been so embarrassed. And now she was giggling?!
“I’m sorry,” she mumbled, giggling once more. “It’s just that…I don’t think I’ve ever been caught by anyone before. At least, not like that.”
“And I’m gonna make sure we’ll never get caught again.” Derek grinned at her, leaning down to nibble her neck again. Then he mumbled against her skin, “I don’t like being interrupted.”
“Derek, we only have an hour left,” she told him breathlessly.
“That’s plenty of time,” he assured her, unwilling to stop exploring her body. Okay, it wasn’t really as much time as he’d have liked to spend alone with his Baby Girl, but still, it was enough to start the morning in the best of all ways.
Her eyes fluttered shut. There was no way she was going to keep him from doing whatever he wanted to do to her, but she objected nonetheless. “We’re gonna be late.”
Derek grinned against the crook of her neck. “I don’t care,” he whispered before sucking her skin leaving a mark.
For the first time in his life, he really didn’t care if he was late for work or not. At the moment, he wouldn’t even care about Hotch, or Rossi – or hell…Strauss – getting in his face and firing him for being late. Not if he was allowed to start the day making love to his favorite girl.
“Stop that,” she intended to complain, but she was too wrapped up in the things he made her feel to really be able to sound like it bothered her. “I’m gonna have to wear a scarf for the rest of the week.”
“You’re gonna have to wear a scarf for the rest of your life, Baby Girl,” he told her with a grin, gently letting his teeth follow the trail of his tongue.
“So…not fair,” she panted.
“You know, we could make this a little faster,” he told her, moving further down to the more sensitive parts of her body.
“Wh-What?” she hissed, not really sure she wanted to hasten anything at the moment.
“I’m just saying,” Derek said, teasing her belly button. “We could combine this and taking a shower.” Interrupting his teasing, he looked up at her and grinned.
Penelope’s heart skipped a beat. She’d never taken a shower with anyone. But she definitely wanted to try that with Derek.
His grin grew wider when she nodded. Quickly jumping out of bed, he pulled her with him, dragging her inside the shower.
Opting for the strawberry shampoo, he started rubbing it into Penelope’s skin, feeling her relax under his touch. Despite her mostly outgoing personality, she seemed surprisingly shy concerning sex.
But Derek knew that eventually, he would be able to bring out her naughty side…and he couldn’t wait to see it.
Much to his surprise, Penelope took the shampoo from him once he was done with her and started to rub it over his body. She took her time, teasing him like he’d teased her, touching him enough to make little stars explode behind his eyelids, but not enough to really please him.
Fed up with the playing, Derek couldn’t stand the half-touches any longer. He whirled them around, pressing Penelope against the cold tiles and making her shriek.
“I’m done playing,” he murmured into her ear, causing her body to shiver in response. “Time to get serious.”