|alti_angel (alti_angel) wrote in adventdrabbles,|
@ 2012-12-30 22:38:00
|Entry tags:||contributor: alti_angel, dec10, dec13, fandom: criminal minds, year: 2012|
Dec 10, Dec 13, Criminal Minds, Rossi & Reid, Coming Back & Gift Exchange
Title: Coming Back
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Characters: Reid, Rossi
Word Count: 550+
Disclaimer: Not Mine
Prompt: Dec 10 red and green
Warnings: pre-slash if you squint
A/N: note beta read,
Dave Rossi had slowly gotten used to certain things over the years he had rejoined the BAU.
Valentine’s day was lovely, even if you didn’t have sweet heart at the time, because Penelope Garcia always knew and made sure you knew someone loved you. This past year he’d found a wine older than Spencer and his favorite German chocolates on his desk. He’d have suspected someone else, but everything was topped with huge purple and pink gauze bows and Penelope came in to make sure he understood those were his treats because she loved him so, and not ones to be shared. Those meant to be shared were sitting in the conference room.
Halloween was celebrated by a costume show by the BAU mini members and Spencer and sometimes Garcia.
And Christmas? Well, it was celebrated in grand chaos. There was always a large office party, and Garcia and Morgan and the whole of team c and Anderson’s back-up team found ways to bring the drinks…the type of drinks which no-one could drive home after drinking. Spencer spent the whole afternoon trying to hide, as did Hotch. The rest spent their whole afternoon trying to make those two participate. And decorations? Well, it was a toss-up because that all depended on who got to it first. Last year the whole office was bows and gold and silver and more bows and lots of glitter and pinks and purples and more bows. Garcia had decorated while everyone was out.
This year Spencer, who had had major issues with finding things and himself glittery from half way through November until May, because the glitter just seemed to stay forever, had taken the initiative and come in the weekend after Thanksgiving. Garcia had had the flu the week before and Dave had heard Spencer Reid actually praying for her not to be well before he’d had his chance. A stroke of luck, and no cases over Thanksgiving week, had Spencer bouncing by the time they went off for their days off Wednesday night.
Monday after Thanksgiving, Dave walked into Red and Green. Red and Green balls were strung along fishing line and hung in a weave pattern covering over the whole ceiling. Green garlands were looped over the railings and low walls, embellished with small red bows and cinnamon sticks for a festive scent.
It was tasteful and festive. On Spencer's desk was a small tree with tiny ornaments and a tiny star on top. Spencer had trees lined up with each individual who worked in the office’s names on them and three metal buckets full of tiny little ornaments, small jingle bells and beads.
Spencer himself sat at his desk and just beamed.
Dave walked over.
“Care to be in charge every year?” He asked.
“I did good then?” Spencer asked.
“You can come do my house, too.” Dave said. “We’ll go shopping and then I’ll feed you.”
“This weekend?” Spencer asked.
“Get all your paper work done and we manage without a case coming in and we could start this evening.”
Spencer flipped open the files on his desk and started working. Dave ran his hand over Reid’s shoulders as he walked by and Spencer beamed a smile back to him. Spencer Reid was probably one of the best things he’d gotten used to after coming back to the BAU.
Title: Gift Exchange
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Characters: Reid, Rossi
Word Count: 600+
Disclaimer: Not Mine
Prompt: dec 13 worst gift ever
A/N: not beta read…if any were they’d probably have better titles
Spencer was in agony.
All right, it might not have been that bad.
Garcia had declared, and no one was going to argue, that for their Christmas exchange everyone needed a serious gift and a gag gift. He hated gag gifts….he hated getting them and he hated trying to give them. He never seemed to get joke…and no one seemed to get his when he tried. To make matters worse… he’d pulled Rossi’s name.
He’d managed the serious gift, heck he’d managed two. But a gag gift? For Rossi?
However, Garcia had threatened him. It was a no win situation.
He’d been standing in the middle of the store he was in for a good forty minutes, hoping for inspiration.
“Hey Mister,” A voice came from behind him. “Can I help you find something?”
Apparently, he’d been standing in the middle of the store too long. Spencer turned around.
The sales girl looked to be a bit younger than him.
“Opps, sorry kid.”
Although she didn’t seem to think so. Spencer raised his eyebrow at her.
“Um,” the girl asked. “Can I help you?”
“I need a humorous gift.”
“Like a gag gift.”
“Ohh. Oh! I know the perfect idea.”
“But I haven’t even told you who for.”
“Then I have the perfect idea!”
The girl pulled Spencer over to a display table filled with gift boxes, each holding a pair of briefs and a pair of sports socks.
“Isn’t it hilarious?” The girl said as she giggled.
Spencer looked at her.
“You know? The worst gift ever? Like you hated getting as a kid?”
“Oh. I still think it’s the best idea.”
Spencer sighed. Frankly, he had no better idea and she seemed to think it was funny. He found a set which wasn’t too horrid a color combination (green and white….he was hoping to find one with plain white briefs but there weren’t any) and the right size and bought them.
For better or worse, it was done.
Rossi sat back and watched the presents being distributed. Oh, he knew Garcia had ordered serious and gag gifts, but he was certain he’d be spared. Face it, he had to be at least as scary as Garcia…scarier even.
Two gifts came to rest at his side, and then a third. He looked at the name of his gift giver. Reid.
About the only one who was probably more scared of Garcia than him.
Reid, who was already trying to hide - sliding behind Hotch and trying to manage to slide behind the chair.
Rossi was sitting four from Morgan, who started the gift opening, so his turn came about sooner rather than later.
Hotch had grabbed Reid’s collar and was holding him in place.
The first gift was a set of crystal snowflakes…for the tree or to hang in a window apparently as both ideas were displayed on the packaging. They were very nice. The second was a season pass to the Smithsonian museums and a list of all the free lectures and shows that they offered, held in the arms of a stuffed Kangaroo with joey in pouch.
It could be Reid’s idea of a gag gift…but then again, Reid was over across from him nearly hyperventilating.
Rossi reached for the third gift.
Rossi looked at Morgan’s blinking reindeer nose, which Garcia had placed on him. He looked at Blake’s bow tie and top hat, which had turned out a pretty good gag gift if he did say so himself. He looked at JJ’s road kill cook book…which was a wee bit disturbing.
He opened his gift and tilted his head. His shoulder started to shake. He couldn’t help it, he laughed.
Reid looked up in astonishment.
“Good Job, kid.” Rossi told him. He showed them the gift and everyone else started laughing to.
Reid sighed in relief, but Rossi heard him whisper to Hotch “I still don’t get it.”