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Heartbeat of Absolute

By Kavi23

Other / Drama

Chapter 1

"How could it even be possible?"

Upon hearing Reid's distressed voice; Kate set her pen down and brought her eye sight up to match Reid's. "What happened, Reid?"

"What happened?" Reid whispered the question again. "The coffee machine broke down; do you have any idea what does that mean?

Kate raised her eyebrow, wondering how a person can be so disturbed by the fact a coffee machine not functioning. "Erm … I am not sure if I want to know the consequences of that."

"That means…" Reid checked his watch. "… No coffee for the next six hours!" Reid panicked. "How I can survive that?"

"Reid…" Kate called as she raised both her hands, in posture to calm him down. "I am sure we can fix that."

"We're going to fix what?" Morgan appeared suddenly out of nowhere, and stood beside Reid as he wrapped right hand around Reid's shoulders.

Before Reid could answer, Morgan spoke. "Oh, wait… this is…" Morgan circled his pointing finger across Reid's face; "one of my pretty boy with serious face. What happened, Kid?"

"Apparently, the coffee machine is not working." Kate said.

Morgan chucked.

"Morgan!" Reid hissed.

"One good news, I have been thinking how to decrease his caffeine intake." JJ said from the other table.

"I don't drink much." Reid justified.

"Drink, a very wrong word to describe the way you consume coffee." Garcia questioned. "Wonder boy, you gulp down liters of coffee every day."

"Since when drinking a cup coffee is a crime?"

The others shared a little moment of laughs, when Reid stared back and forth between his teammates "What?"

Garcia jumped off of Reid table, walked straight to Reid, and pinched both sides of his cheeks as she said "Reid, you're too cute."

"Garcia!" Reid squeaked.

"What's the discussion about?" Rossi appeared with Hotch beside him.

"Hey, Jack" JJ smiled and waved towards the boy. "Hotch, I didn't know Jack was here."

"Yes." Hotch ruffled Jack's hair as he answered. "Jessica had some emergency work to deal with. Jack was a little bored to stay at home and besides, it's only paperwork only so I though why not?"

"Sir, you should have told me." Garcia smiled. "I could have entertained Jack."

"Thank you, Garcia, but he has enough homework to finish before he goes back to school."

Jack was a little shy of sudden attention he was getting, he smiled gently before he waved towards the others.

"Where are you going, Kid?"

"Out, across the street to get a cup of coffee."

"Reid." The others called in union.

"If you guys don't want to hear on statistics of people becoming violent due to lack of caffeine …"

"Reid."

"Hotch, not you too." Reid grumbled.

"Actually, I was about to ask you if it's okay for you to take Jack with you to buy him lunch?"

"Oh…"

"Is it okay with you? I have some emergency meeting to attend to."

"Sure." Reid smiled as he looked at Jack.

"Reid, make sure he gets something healthy." Hotch spoke with a stern voice.

"I am sure we can work on that, don't we Jack?" Reid asked as he took Jack's hand from Hotch. "It's okay, Hotch. Jack's lunch is on me." Reid said when he saw Hotch reaching for his wallet.

"In that case, pack something for us too, pretty boy." Morgan said.

"Somebody was saying anything, Jack?" Reid asked, pretending not to hear.

"That's rude, Reid!" Morgan shook his head.


"Any idea on what you want to have, Jack?" Reid asked as he held Jack's hand before both crossed the busy road.

"Pizza." Jack said.

"Are you sure?" Reid confirmed.

Jack shook his head.

"Well, if you're sure, let's go then." Reid took out his phone and sent a message.

Will get some pizza for you guys, don't slip your paperwork on my stack. Reid.

Geez, thank, pretty boy. Oh, come on, I don't do that. Morgan.

Yeah, we will know that when I check the files on my stack. Reid.


Almost fifteen minutes later, Reid and Jack walked out of the shop carrying some packed food for others.

"Thanks, Uncle Spencer." Jack said before he took a bite from the chocolate bar.

"Don't tell your dad, I get you that." Reid pointed towards the chocolate.

"Don't worry, it's our secret."

Reid held the packed food in one hand and Jack's hand in his other hand. "Let's get going before it's too late."

Both, Reid and Jack almost crossed the road when Reid heard a loud noise approaching their way. Reid turned behind slightly and his eyes grew wide when he saw the truck speeding towards them.

Reid didn't know if what he did what was right. His only priority was Jack and his safely. His instincts pushed Jack to the side.

Jack was taken aback by Reid's sudden and harsh act. Jack has landed on the roadway cruelly, however, quickly recomposed himself and barely could shout when he saw Reid being slammed by the truck.

"Uncle Spencer!" Jack cried when he saw Reid barely unconscious after being run down by the truck.

Despite the pain killing his head, Jack ran and kneeled beside Reid. "Uncle Spencer, wake up."

"Ja… ck." Reid coughed. "Run!"

Jack has no time to react; a strong hand wrapped around his waist, pulling him off the ground. Jack struggled against the muscular arms.

Barely conscious, Reid watched helplessly as the masked man grabbed Jack from him. "Leave him… alone."

Darkness was slowly surrounding to engulf him. He could hardly breathe.

"No!" Jack cried before he was shoved into the back of the truck. "Don't shoot him!"

Reid could hardly hear Jack's voice. With his blurred vision, Reid could figure out a barrel of a gun being pointed towards him.

His eyelids disobey his commands and closed for once. A loud noise echoed, followed by an excruciating pain being added to his already injured body.

His body and mind gave up on everything it was holding on to.

His heart beats only one rhythm.

Jack

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