Dec 26, Dec 30, Criminal Minds, Gen, Reason for the Season & Proper Christmas Treat
I finished (well..skipped number four becuase it ended up nearly 4000 words....sigh) and learned how to post. Thank You so for a wonderful season of prompts and a wonderful opputunity.
Title: Reason for the Season Author: alti_angel (altaira) Fandom: Criminal Minds Characters: Team Rating: PG Word Count: 370 Disclaimer: The characters within do not belong to me Prompt: dec 26 nativity A/N: not beta read Strauss, of all people, joined the “reason for the season” bandwagon this year, and frankly not many of Hotchner’s BAU team were amused, or impressed.
Reid had actually bitten through his lip during one of her “sharing times” as she regaled them all with what decorations “really’ meant, in terms of the real Christmas and not what all those non-believers would have you believe. Hotch was pretty certain he’d seen Spencer shred the little print outs they’d received attached to candy canes and pretzels and all sorts of other little things.
However, Hotch still insisted that what topped off the whole peculiarity of the ordeal were the gifts that each team member received.
Rossi’s was classic, Italian looking. He said it reminded him of the one his momma put up that they were allowed to touch…as opposed to her good one, that cost a lot and no one could even look to closely at with the pieces that came from Italy and the new piece added each year.
JJ’s was a child’s set…plastic and durable. Haley had bought the same set for Jack when he was just a year.
Blake’s had a folk art feel to it, all the clothing elements having a patch-worked look.
Morgan’s was made of wood, carved figures with rather remarkable detail to them.
Garcia’s nativity was populated by bears, and a camel and a donkey and sheep. But instead of people, she had bears.
Hotch’s own was in metal, brass. The holy family and the manger piece, the three wise men and the camel piece, and a third piece containing shepherds and sheep.
He didn’t know what Reid’s was…it was still sitting unopened on Reid’s desk. He poked at the box, usually with the end of a pencil. He gave it very dubious looks, almost as if it held body parts or something. Hotch gave him till the end of the week, and then he’d make Reid open it.
Strauss didn’t seem to mind too much that he hadn’t opened it yet, though. She just leaned on the railing to the walk way and gloated as she watched Reid’s uneasiness. The more he looked at it with worried eyes, the more pleased she became.
Title: Proper Christmas Treat Author: alti_angel (altaira) Fandom: Criminal Minds Characters: The team Rating: PG Word Count: 129 Disclaimer:. Not Mine Prompt: Dec 30 Plum or Figgy Pudding / Fruitcake A/N: Not Beta Read
It sat on the conference room table for just twenty minutes before Garcia insisted everyone join her for some.
Emily had insisted they enjoy the proper treat for Christmas and had a locally made figgy pudding delivered to the BAU.
She wanted video of them all eating it and video she would get.
From Rossi and Blake’s graceful compliance to Morgan’s poking at it with his fork, it was all recorded for prosperity. Garcia rather thought Emily would like Reid’s response best…a five minute lecture on the history and significance of the dessert. Or perhaps Hotch’s. He took a bite, sniffed it, and then ate his whole serving in the same manner…bite sniff bite sniff.
Garcia herself made sure to capture everyone’s expressions for blackmail material done the line.