Heartbeat of Absolute

Chapter 17

Amy stepped inside the room after Christina left her with a disturbing question. "Guys, it's time for goodbyes."

Garcia squeaked a little by the sudden voice behind her. "Amy!"

In a friction of a second, before Amy could even blink her eyes, Garcia had Amy in her arms. "Thank you so much."

"Babygirl, you have to let her breathe."

"Oh, I'm so sorry, Amy."

Amy gasped a little before she took a few intakes of air to regain her normal self. "It's okay."

"Jessica said you come on time and took care, so thank you, Amy."

"Guys, come on, enough with the thanks already." Amy said with a smile on her face and she didn't miss her tiredness plastered on everyone face.

"He's down for the night and won't be awake at least until morning. I am going to be here, so how about I keep an eye on him for the night and you guys have a peaceful sleep at home?"

"Amy, you are the best, dear." Rossi said, giving Amy a side hug.

"Are you sure?" Hotch reconfirmed.

"Go home."

With the final words from Amy, the others left the room silently, leaving Morgan the last to exit the room.

"I can assure you that Spencer is in good hands."

"I know." Morgan said, giving Amy a smile. "He keeps scaring me out."

"Well, I can say maybe this would be the last one."

"I really hope so."

"Go home, Derek. Get some sleep."

"Yes, Ma'am." Morgan gestured a salute before he walked out.

Amy remained on the spot for few a seconds before she walked and wrapped Reid with the extra blanket, afraid if he might be cold again. Amy's lips curved into a smile, as she watched Reid sleeping peacefully.

Amy quickly walked away from the bed towards the door when she realized she has watched Reid more than she should have, but however she stopped at the door frame and looked back inside.

I firmly believe that you have fallen for him. Christina's voice echoed in her head.

"Am I really?" Amy whispered to herself, with her eyes on sleeping form of Reid.

Reid woke up with a groan.

"Welcome back." Amy appeared in his view. "How are you feeling?"

"Hey." Reid rasped, as he felt the urge to satisfy his dried throat with water and as if knowing his need, Amy took the cup of water with a straw and brought it near to his lips.

Reid took few sips of water. "Thanks."

"Do you remember what happen?"

"Not much, here and there and I feel like crap."

"You will be for a couple of days. Do you want to make the guess, Doctor?"

Reid blinked a few times, despite his state, his genius brain run down on few possibilities in few seconds. "Pneumonia?"

"That's right." Amy said.

"I can remember you taking me to the hospital. You were holding my hands in the ambulance."

"Oh … about that." Amy suddenly found herself lost for the correct words to define her action. "You were shaking pretty badly, so I was kind of rubbing it, you know to keep the heat."

"Thank you." Reid acknowledged.

"You are welcome, although I have to say that …"

"I have to stay in the hospital for a few days." Reid finished her sentences.

"What, you guys started reading minds too?"

Reid chuckled. "Not all the time."

Amy raised her eyebrows. "Oh my, should I be worried?"

"I was just joking."

Amy just smiled and the smile caught Reid off-guard again. "You look cute when you smile." Reid blurred out even before his mind could process what he was about to say.

Amy looked from her clipboard.

"I mean … when you smile … you know ….it forms a dimple in your cheeks …" Reid stammered as he explained himself.

"Thanks." Amy said.

Reid remained quiet, mentally cursing himself for his sudden outburst.

"I will be back, you should be having the next schedule of antibiotics soon."


Just when Amy walked out of the room, Reid raised his free hand and hits his own forehead. "Get a grip on yourself, Spencer."

Amy walked out smiling to herself. Somehow, it was impossible to stop smiling.

"So, you got any more in your list, pretty boy?"

"No." Reid smiled. The rest of the team has gathered in his room and he can't help to cherish their presences around him.

"You better not." Kate warned.

"No, I'm planning to get better and probably no more hospital visit anytime soon after this."

"You sure about that?" Rossi asked. "You are one hell of trouble magnet."

"Rossi." Garcia hits him with her handbag. "You better rephrase your sentences now."

"Ouch …" Rossi hissed. "I was merely speaking the truth."

"Don't mess with my guardian angel, Rossi." Reid chuckled from the bed, leaning on JJ shoulders.

"See, he gets all the girls attention."

"Owh …don't be jealous there, Grandpa." Morgan teased.

"Now, you better watch your words, Derek."

"Guys." Reid called with his hand on his chest. "Don't make me laugh, please?"

"Guys, cut it off, will you?" Hotch walked nearer to the bed. "You will be up for some party tomorrow, Spencer?"

Reid raised his eyebrows. "What party?"

"It's Jack birthday tomorrow and he insists on celebrating it here with you."

"Owh, so sweet of him. I will take care of Jack's birthday cake." Garcia volunteered.

"No, Hotch." Reid said, cutting down the excitement that was building up.

"Why not?" Hotch asked.

"Because he deserve for a party in a better place, with his friends, not here, not in a hospital."

"Spencer, Jack is really happy that you're okay, and he wants to celebrate it with you, he want's nothing else, he said it's either here or call it off."

"Well, you can't expect any less from Jack Hotcher." Rossi commented.

"So, it's a yes, Spence?" JJ asked.

"I don't think I have a choice here." Reid mumbled.

Amy finished her shift and was walking herself out when she saw Reid sitting on his bed, biting his nails.

"Thinking on any new gravity theory?" Amy asked, walking in.

"Oh …Amy …" Reid turned to the sudden voice. "I was just thinking about you."

Amy raised her eyebrows again, she had enough surprises today.

"Oh …" Reid cursed himself again. "I mean I need a favor, and I thought you would be the right person to help me …" Reid explained without a break in between.

"Relax, Spencer." Amy smiled. "What can I help you with…?"

"It's Jack birthday tomorrow, do you think you can help me to get him something?"

"Oh, sure, why not? What do you want to get him?"

"I'm not really sure." Reid shrugged.

"What he likes?"

"Arts …" Reid thought for a second. "Football …maybe video games …."

"I will stop by at the shop and will get him something."

"Thank you, Amy. That meant a lot."

"You said he likes arts, right?"


"Give me a second." Amy said before she walked out and come back in with a drawing block, crayon and some color pens in her hands. "I got this from children's ward, maybe you can make a birthday card, and kids love it when you make them something."

"Seriously?" Reid looked from the drawing block to Amy. "I'm not much of an art guy."

Amy sat on the bed, opposite of Reid. "I don't mind helping."

"This should be fun." Reid opened the drawing block. "Let's get started then."

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