Heartbeat of Absolute

Chapter 21

It was just a quick peck on the lips, but it was enough for Reid to know the meaning of bliss.

Growing up as a child prodigy, there were a lot things Reid has been through, certain things which he wanted nothing but to bury it away. One of it was forcing himself, to kiss Diane so that he could save Maeve, but at the end of the day, not only he couldn't save her, he had to carry the disgusting feeling of kissing the killer of his first love.

Whenever his mind revived the worst memories, most of the times, he could still feel the weight of Diane's lips on his but today, having Amy's lips on his, perhaps Reid doesn't have to carry the curse of having the touch of Diane's lips on him anymore.

"Amy, I …"

"Shh." Amy pressed her finger on Reid's lips. "You don't have to say anything. There is nothing more I ever could wish in my life. I love you too."

Reid smiled as he used his thumb to wipe the tears from Amy's cheeks.

"You don't have to cry."

Amy chuckled a little as Reid wrapped his arms around her waist, bringing her closer. "Tears of joy."

Being in Reid's arms, Amy couldn't feel any safer than she can ever think.

"As awkward as it is to stand and hugging you in your parking lot, I don't want to let you go."

"You don't have too, hold me as long you want. I'm all yours."

"You will always be the light of my life, Amy."

This time, Reid leaned in, closing the distances, feeling her lips on his again.


"He said that?" Christina asked, with her hands held against her mouth.

Amy nodded, smiling, literally beaming with happiness.

Christina brought her hands from her mouth to her heart. "Amy, that's so sweet of him."

"I don't know if I can be any happier than this."

Christina jumped, bringing Amy into a hug. "I'm so happy for you."


"Ah, Dr. Reid, good morning. How have you been?"

"Good morning, Dr. Scott. I'm fine, thank you." Reid answered, sitting on the examination bed.

"Okay, let's see. Your physical health is right on track, but I insist you on taking things a bit slower on your target to become a field agent again."

Reid sighed, not knowing he should be happy or sad regarding the doctor's suggestions.

"I think I don't to remind on what your body, especially your heart went through and it's a good thing that it is getting better stage by stage, so let's not push off its limit. Agent Hotcher, told me you have been taking FBI training again."

"Yes, under strict supervision of Agent Morgan. Nick has been keeping track as well. I understand my body is still in the stage of healing. I won't do anything stupid. I promise."

"Not that we are trying to slow you down, but certain things are meant to go the way it should be, Dr. Reid."

"Thank you, Dr. Scott."

"You're welcome." Dr. Scott was almost at the door when he turned around. "And congratulations. Amy is a sweet girl. Take good care of her."

Reid raised his eyebrows. "How?" He asked when he saw Amy at the door.

"I told Christina and the whole hospital knows about it now." Amy walked in, stood in front of Reid before she helped to button back his shirt. "Your scar should fade in approximately six months to one year.

She helped to readjust his tie. "What is going on in my genius's mind?"

"Nothing."

"Nothing? Are you sure?"

"It's just … I don't know when I will ever get out, being a field agent again."

"I'm sure you're working on that."

"I am but I can't run without getting tired, and I still remember the shootout whenever I'm the in shooting range. I just don't know, Amy."

"Did you talk to Hotch or Derek about this?"

"No." Reid whispered. "I don't want them to worry about me. They already have sacrificed a lot for me, I can't just burden them with this."

"Spence, nobody expecting you back on the field again anytime soon. They know your body still needs time."

"I know nobody is expecting me, but I'm expecting me to. I just feel so useless, not being able to be in the field, watching their back."

"Spencer Reid, do you have idea how useful you are, as far as I can remember, you cracked the last case, sitting on your desk. They couldn't have saved the last victim if it isn't for you."

"I know, I know." Reid mumbled. "I just want to …"

"Do something more?"

Reid nodded.

"You will, but it's just not the time yet, okay?"

"Come to think about it, sometimes, certain things just happened and it will never be the same again." Reid shrugged.

"I know, but try to look at the bright side of it."

"Since you have said it," Reid took both Amy's hands into his, keeping it near to his chest. "I think I will agree on the bright side."

"Why is that?"

Kissing Amy's knuckles, Reid said "If isn't for the shooting, I wouldn't have met you."

"So, it's worth the risk, whatever you when through?"

"Every inch of it, if you promise to stay."

"Always."


After his monthly appointment with Dr. Scott, Nick, his physical therapist and lunch date with Amy, Reid went back to his office.

Even though Hotch has ordered him to take the rest of the day off, Reid went back to the office in the evening to grab a couple of paperwork that he was still yet to complete.

You are coming in today, Kid?

Reid saw Morgan's text message.

Yeah, at the elevator. See you in a bit.

Reid texted back before he got into the elevator and mentally calculated at the time left. He figured that he still would time to have a small chat with the rest of the team before he pick Amy up in the end of her shift.

"Dr. Reid, looking for your team?"

"Yeah, they got a case?"

"Not exactly, you might want to check at the meeting room."

Reid walked towards the meeting room.

"Surprise!"

Reid stood, completely taken aback with the team cheering for him. "I'm pretty sure it's not my birthday and I'm not approved to be field agent again, so fill me in?"

"Nothing much," Rossi said. "We just want to celebrate the new addiction in our family."

Reid furrowed his eyebrows. "New addiction?"

"Nice try, Spence." JJ smiled. "We know about you and Amy."

"Morgan!" Reid groaned.

"Hey, don't look at me, man. You got a girlfriend and you expect the rest not to know about it, you're crazy, kid."

"You don't arrange a party for that." Reid was still shocked and to add more fun, Amy appeared with another agent.

"What are you doing here?" Reid asked.

"What do you mean? You send me a text asking me to meet you here."

Reid sighed. "Garcia!"

"What? We are not going to celebrate without having the real reason for the party." Garcia hugged both Reid and Amy. "I'm so happy."

Amy moved closer to Reid. "What did I miss?"

"You are about to know." Reid whispered back.

In the middle of the party, Hotch walked and stood beside Reid. "I just got off the phone with Dr. Scott."

"And?" Reid asked.

"Reid, I just want you to know that your position as the field agent in this team will always be yours. You don't have to rush into anything. Do you understand?"

"Yes." Reid smiled. "Loud and clear."

"Good and I'm happy for you, Reid. You and Amy is going to be great together."

"Thanks." Reid looked forward and saw Amy been overwhelmed by the team's attention.

"Amy, come here." Garcia took Amy's hand before taking Reid's hand and making both to sit on the couch.

"Smile." Garcia said, taking her phone to snap some picture of Reid and Amy together.

"Why do you need our picture?"

"To update your relationship status in your Facebook account."

"But … I don't have a Facebook account, Garcia." Reid said, smiling nervously.

"You don't, but I do."

Reid looked from his team members back to Garcia, stunned, speechless "You have a Facebook account under my name?"

Garcia nodded.

"Oh God."

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