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FF: Abyss Embraces

Title: Abyss Embraces

Author: Twisted Darkness

Fandom: Criminal Minds

Pairing: Emily Prentiss / Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau [Jemily]

POV: Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau

Setting: Season 3. Before the imposed Will storyline.

Spoilers: Season 1 - 4.

Rating: M

Warning: Contains girl on girl action, if this offends please stop here.

Disclaimer: I own nothing. They belong to the suits. I just play in other people's sandboxes. Seriously suing me isn't a good idea all you'll get is an IOU and nothing much else.

Beta: Frenhu

Summery: Embrace me to wake up like the abyss embraces the falling body.

Author's Note: Things that pop into my head. Lyrics and a muse who's twisted a little.

Embrace me to wake up like the abyss embraces the falling body. Tapeunderground.


I can't sleep. I should sleep but something is keeping me awake. I'm facing the window, watching the lights that flash past the window. The curtains can't shut those out so I close my eyes briefly but the flashing lights have burned themselves into my eyelids. I can see them even though my eyes are still closed.

The hotel room looks no different to the many random hotel rooms that I've found myself over the years.

At least the decor is tasteful, plain white walls. Yellow curtains that match the yellow of the bed clothes. The carpet is dark brown, patterned with tiny squares. I take in the clothes scattered across the floor.

Door slam. The sound of a body hitting the door. "J-." The sound of the kiss. The sounds of clothes being ripped off. Buttons flying.

I blink slowly. I should be safe here,no one's in here but us. That includes me, Jennifer Jareau or JJ and Emily Prentiss.

Not Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss and Media Liaison Jennifer Jareau. We’re the only ones here. No labels to hide behind. Just Emily and JJ.

I turn in her arms, Emily's asleep. Face framed by dark hair, I gently push a piece of hair away her face. I'm not sure about the bangs, but her face seems softer now. She doesn't look like she should be chasing Unsubs down. She looks peaceful.

Did I give her that? I hope I did. Because I don't know why I want some of that. Her arms are wrapped around me loosely. She's naked, so am I. I like the feel of her arms around me, she feels good.

I don't know why I did this. 'This'. I shake my head slightly and with a sigh I look at Emily again.

The reason we're here. Over the last few weeks, local PD have been dealing with a serial killer who dressed men up as priests then beat them to death and pinned a list of 'charges' on their bodies.

The profile had been built up. The Unsub was a young male, strong enough to beat someone to death, possibly been abused by someone in a position of power. The priest's outfit had nothing to do with religion, maybe someone he confined in. The dress of the man probably 'set' him off because they didn't do anything to 'help'. Frustrated by the lack of support, the Unsub turned his victims into this figure and took his deadly revenge.

The discovery of the last victim proved two things: the Unsub was getting more unhinged and he was getting more brutal.

The man's face was a pulp. The one of local CSIs noted that they had found bone fragments on various pieces of furniture that had been spread around the room.

Hand flew to mouth. Then heels turned on the carpet and there was the sound of them scattering down the stairs.

"JJ?" Beat. "JJ?"

Heels on the pavement.

"Hey, are you OK?" An arm around the shoulder. "It's OK." Silence. "You alright?" The hand on the cheek. The movement.

"Yeah." Weak.

"No, you're not." The voice stronger, "C'mon. Let’s get you some coffee or something that'll help to clear those images from your mind."


"No problem." Shoulder squeeze, "It's OK. I think we all have a little trouble dealing with that scene. As long as we do our jobs, we'll be fine."

Weak smile, "Really?"

"Trust me Jay-J."

I trusted her. And I trusted myself to find a way to cope. And it just entwined themselves together.

The lights flickering across her skin. The tongue making lazy patterns across the highlighted skin.

"Jennifer." Barely above a whisper.

"Trust me." The voice that cuts off all the need for talking. "I want you Emily."

The body bowing down to touch, lips against lips.

Hands moving across skin.

The sounds of moans that are mingling together.

The patterns of the light as the dark hair is thrown back. Still as a stature carved out of the darkness.

I bite my lip. The images that I see aren't of the crime scene anymore. They're all of the last few hours I've shared with Emily.

I don't regret anything.

But if your heart is cold. My sheets are warm. I will shelter you all through the storm.

I half smile. Emily stirs slightly, her arms tighten around me, pulling me a little closer to her. I smile as she moves her head.

"Jennifer?" She slurs sleepily, mumbling into my cheek.

"I'm here."

Emily moves her head, her nose nuzzles my cheek, and I smile at that. Her eyes flutter open, sleepy darkened. I smile then move my hand to stroke her cheek. "You shouldn't be awake." I tell her.

Emily smiles, "Neither should you." She tells me. "I thought you were asleep."

"Couldn't sleep."

Emily smiles, "Really?" She asks me, then leans in, gently kissing me.

I return her kiss, it's lazy. I pull away. "Maybe I'll be able to sleep now." I tease her lightly.

Emily blinks slowly, then her hand cups my cheek, her thumb strokes my cheek, "Sleep Jay-J." She tells me, "It'll be better in the morning."

I nod, "Promise?"

Emily smiles, and then kisses me again, she moves her hand gently smoothing my eyelids over my eyes and placing a kiss on each one. "Sleep now Jennifer. The monsters will still be there but we'll be able to chase them down in the light." She assures me, "'Cause the monsters don't really like the light."

I snicker softly. "I'm not 5 years old."

Emily smiles, "I know but instead of the monsters that lurk under the bed or hide in the dark places inside your wardrobe or outside, they lurk in the people we meet." She comments then presses a kiss to my temple. "The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk under human skin."

"Are you going to ride up on a white steed and slay them?" I ask her.

Emily chuckles, "No, I've got a SUV and a gun instead of a steed and sword, but I'll slay the monsters all the same."

I grin then snuggle up against her, "Thank you."

Emily hugs me close, "Just sleep now Jay-J. We'll have our swords and steeds tomorrow."

I smile then rest my arms around her. And let her breathing lull me into sleep.

The next morning I twitch, and then lift my head up; I'm alone. I look around. as I clutch the cover to my body.

Where's Emily?

I get up. Only my clothes are scattered across the room and I don't care if I'm wearing the same outfit as yesterday as I pick my clothes pulling them on, hoping that I can at least talk to Emily before we head downstairs to meet the others.

Have I ruined everything because I couldn't control my impulses? I think as I scan the room. I feel sick and I don't know what I'm going to do when Emily shows up.

I sit back on the bed, looking at my shoes. Trying to sort through my thoughts before they come to a halt and I'm forced to confront the fact that I might have driven Emily Prentiss away from me because I wanted to pull her closer.

I run my fingers through my hair, trying not to panic. Something last night was perfect. The sleepy talk about monsters and slaying them.

I find myself smiling at that. Maybe this won't be such a train wreck after all.

The door opens and I can see that Emily's dressed. I can't help but look: she's got black suit pants, the belt is off centre as usual and she wears a charcoal grey shirt, her hair seems freshly washed. She smiles, "Hey."

"Hey." I say. Here goes nothing!

Emily walks to the bed. She looks at me, "The shirt's nice." She says, even though she knows that I wore this yesterday.

I look down, "Thanks." then I look back up.

Emily sits down, putting her shoes on, "Hotch wants us downstairs soon, doesn't he?" She asks me.

I just nod as she stands up.


She turns, "What's up?"

I swallow, "About last night Emily." I say, "I..."

"Did you get some sleep?" Emily asks me, "You seemed to be a little troubled." She seems blasé.

"I did." I tell her.

Emily nods, "Good." She seems pleased, "We'll need all the help we can get today."

"About last night Emily." I say again and Emily looks curiously at me. "I didn't mean to use you."

Emily shakes her head. "Use me? Now why would I think that?" She says but there's something underneath, "After all, getting jumped by you in some strange hotel happens to me all the time."

I wince, Emily's tone is harsh, "I deserved that. I...just didn't want to think."

"Think?" Emily queries.

I look at her, then away, "Something happened yesterday." I say, "It's the first time since Spence got kidnapped...that I couldn't take a crime scene. I never saw Pen's scene...Something...repulsed me."

Emily looks at me. "Repulsed you?"

I just shrug helplessly, "It felt good when you hugged me...and somehow it got mixed up and it culminated with me jumping on you."

"What did that feel like for you?" She asks me.

I look at her then say, "Safe. You made me feel safe Emily." I add, "And I want to keep my safe place secret."

Emily just smiles, "It's our little secret JJ. We can just keep it between us."

"I'm not ashamed Emily." I say. "I just want to protect my 'safe place'."

Emily inclines her head to one side, "Neither I am." She says gently, "I know that I shouldn't pin anything on this. But it felt real to me. Even if it's only one night." She pauses, "That's why I was hurt by your comments."

"It wouldn't be just one night." I tell her, "I don't know where it'll go. But I want to keep this. You made me feel safe." I wave my hand gesturing to the space between us, "Falling's fun."

"But you always need someone to catch you." Emily adds, "So Jennifer do I get to catch you?" She grins at me.

I walk over to her and kiss her gently. I pull away, "Only if I can catch you." I say smiling.

Emily laughs softly, "I think it's a given." She tells me, putting her arms around me, "Don't you think Jennifer?"

I return her smile, "I think so."



( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
very nice. The idea of a safe place hits a good note for these two.
Mar. 15th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I was really nervours about posting this. Bu thank you for the review.

Mar. 15th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
eh, loving this. :)
Mar. 15th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reviewing.


Mar. 15th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
For a minute, I thought JJ was gonna freak out and leave Emily shattered, but then the talk of a safe place made me smile. Thanks for sharing this!
Mar. 15th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Freak outs are not fun! ;D Yeah, I think everyone needs a 'safe place'. Thank you for reviewing.

Mar. 15th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
See? I told you that you don't have to be nervous about this fic! It's great! And that conversation with the safe place is just fantastic!

Keep writing! :)
Mar. 16th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Aw thank you. *blushes*. I will, I've just got to finish some stuff. I will hunt down my JJ 'voice'.

watching JJ I thought she would be the m,ost likest to want a 'safe place'. Especially in S4.

Mar. 15th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
I loved this!
Mar. 16th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reviewing.

Mar. 16th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
the tags were good, but you missed two.
The one for you as the author and the one for Emily. But no prob. It needs some time to get used to.
I'll read the story tomorrow and then you'll get a proper comment!
Mar. 16th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the head's up, I'll try and tag properly, I'm not very good at tagging.

Mar. 16th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
So, now for the real comment on this.

I loved this. It's awesome.
The little flash backs and the talk in the morning.
I'm glad they worked it out, for while it seemed the talk would take a wrong turn.

Thanks for sharing!
Mar. 17th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Yeah, I tried to have Emily comfort JJ. Yeah, I wasn't going to let it go the wrong way. Love may not have signposts but hopefully it ended up in the right place.

Love your icon btw.
Mar. 17th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
Midnight_coffee made it for me *ggg*
I totally love it!
Mar. 17th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)

JJ in perial is fun. But she's no blonde victim...

Must write a revelations fic.

Mar. 17th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Great story, warm and fuzzy with a happy ending, well done!
Mar. 17th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
I apire to warm and fuzzy! When I'm not apiring to agast-y and unhappy. ;D.

thank you for reviewing.

Mar. 17th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
This is different, a good different. I like it. I love your imagination, going into one of your fics you always know it will be original and awesome. Thanks heaps for sharing
Mar. 17th, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! I tend to have ideas then I find the fandom I can fit it around. Sometimes one idea fits around all the fandoms I write. Thank you for reviewing.

Mar. 20th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed this a lot. :) I liked the flashbacks and the slightly disjointed narrative. Very effective. Also, the monsters convo felt so IC and authentic. Great job!
Mar. 22nd, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
Thank you, I don't know if I was going for disjointed but I just hoped it would work.

Mar. 31st, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm a little late to the party but better late than never, right?
This fic is amazing! It's original and feels - for the lack of a better word - fresh, you know? Such a pleasure to read.

The bangs comment, just THE BEST line EVAH! Weird how that's what I got stuck on. I'm like not at all hung up on a fictional character's hairstyle... Damn you, fringe of doom!!
Mar. 31st, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hey don't worry, I'm always late to the party!

Aw, thank you, I try my best.

Yes, I had to get in a line about Emily's fringe. I have a icon that says 'Beware of the fringe of doom', it was my first CM icon and first EP icon. Now I just heart Emily, she has a special place in my heart and shallow mind.

Thank you for reviewing.

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