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Awkward Love

By Megan Martin

Romance

Chapter 1

Disclaimer: I own nothing, please R&R.

First Meeting:

Reid walks into the buildings laundry room and notices a new face waiting by a dryer. He puts his basket on a washer and opens the lid. The room is a pale white, the lighting yellow and dim. He glances over to the girl and notices her looking out the window. It's dark out and she's looking at the stars.

He puts the laundry into the washer. By the time he pushes his quarters in and turns back towards the girl she is leaning againsts an unused dryer looking at him.

"Hi" she says finally and smiles gently at him.

"Hello, I'm Spencer Reid."

"Spencer," she tests the name "you don't hear that name often." She smiles again, "I'm Melanie, it's nice to meet you." She doesn't move from her spot against the silent dryer.

"You too," he says after a moment, his eyes trace the features of her face. She has wavy dark blonde hair that hits the middle of her back and her eyes are a light blue. He notes the black glasses as she pushes them up the bridge of her nose before moving a strand of hair behind her ear.

"Its kind of late to be doing laundry" she says gestering to the washer next to him.

"I can say the same thing to you" he smiles a little.

"I just got of work, it's the only time I have to do it" she explains to him.

"Me too," In reality he just got back from the airport. "What do you do?" he asks her.

"I'm a physical therapist. What do you do?"

"I'm a behavioral analyst for the BAU."

"Interesting, so you profile criminals?"

"Yeah" he can't really think of much else to say.

"Sounds fullfilling" She smiles and he smiles back.

"It is, very much so." He stays silent for a moment before the dryer dings and she turns around to pile her clothes into her dark blue basket. "What you do must be fullfilling too."

"It is," she confirms and holds the basket up against her hip. "Well I suppose I'll be seeing you around." He watches her as she walks through the doorway. As she walks past he notices the smell of her perfume.

The next time he sees her is the next monday as he walks out of his apartment. He closes the door behind him and notices her turning a key in the apatment door next to his. She takes her key out after successfully locking the door and turns her gaze down the hallway towards the stairs. She starts walking in that direction.

"Melanie!" he calls after her. She stops and turns towards him. When she notices him she smiles.

"Hey Spencer" she greets as he catches up to her, "whats up?"

"Not much, just heading to works" he then turns slightly and points at the door she just lockes "is that your apartment?"

She follows his gaze "yep" she makes a popping sound with the p and starts walking again toward the stairs, he follows suit.

"I live right next to you," she looks at his face and smiles.

"Really? That's cool." They continue talking until they reach their cars, their parking spaces are right next to each other because their apartments are. "I'll see you later Spencer." She waves her hand behind her as she climbs into the car. She smiles at him as she backs out of her space and he takes a little too long getting into his vehicle.

The next few days are the same, they have a way of leaving at the same time. He catches up to her and they talk. He talks about his job because she seems interested, she tells him how much she loved her psych classes in college. He talks about his coworkers, his little family. She talks about her job, her move here from California, and many other little things. He goes off on tangents about those little things, she smiles and laughs a little everytime he says a strangely specific irrelevent fact. His smile always fades a little when they reach their cars.

But his work doesn't stop and he has to abandon these morning for cases far from her apartment door. But whenever he comes back she seems very happy to see him, and this makes him happy.

This goes on like this for a few months before their small chats in the morning evolve to anything else.

Disclaimer: Thank you for reading. Sorry the chapter is so short, it just felt like a natural stopping point. I should post a new chapter soon, please leave a review with what you thought and what you want to see next.

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