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The hospital doors open and Morgan storms through them. Hotch is the first one in his path.

"Where is he? You said he was staying at the station Hotch. Why the hell was he at the Unsubs house when the team went in?" Morgan demands. He is barely in control of himself. 

"Morgan, he went because he thought he could talk the Unsub out of the house with out anyone else getting hurt. He was the best chance we had to not having any more victims."

"No, he became the victim Hotch. Where is he? I need to see him."

"Morgan I need you to sit."

"I don't need to fucking sit. Tell me what the hell is going on!" 

"Reid has been shot. One hit his chest, It isn't good. It missed his heart but there is damage, the other bullet hit him in the hip, just a graze."

Morgan feels his knees give out, the floor meets his rear end. Prentiss rushes to his side. Morgan loses it, tears fall from his eyes and he looks lost.

"Where the hell was everybody? Where was his vest?" He is yelling, but no one answers him 

Prentiss doesn't have any answers. She feels helpless. Reid is the youngest member of their team. He is Morgan's best friend. The two agents were practically always together. Prentiss has no clue how to comfort him when she is ready to fall apart herself. 

Hotch steps up to them and gets Morgan up and into a chair. "They just came out right before you got here, he is in surgery. They are working on him. He is getting a transfusion because of the blood loss. I already told them you were on your way. I will let them know you are here. They will come straight to you with info. You know they will."

"I need someone to call Garcia. Tell her to get the box off of Spencer's night stand. She will know what to get Hotch, please."

Prentiss responded, "Tell me what to get and Rossi can get it on his way here. Tell me Reid's address, and Rossi can get it for you. He is headed here now."

Morgan just rubs his hands over his face and looks at Hotch.

"I'll call her Morgan, she needs to be notified anyway and you know she will be right here. I'll have her get it." Hotch answers.

Prentiss lets it go but she wonders why Rossi can't get it for them, he is on his way and it would be quicker.

 

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It isn't long before Garcia rushes into the waiting area. She looks around and sees her family, that is what this team is, family. Rossi and Hotch are sitting in the corner huddled together, J.J. and Will are on one side of Morgan and Prentiss on the other.

Morgan looks up to see her and he rushes to her. They are as close as brother and sister. No one but Reid is closer to Morgan. She grabs Morgan tight.

"You listen to me, they are taking good care of him. We will get him through this. Lots of geek and nerd movies in our future, but we will get him healthy." Garcia rubs her hands across Morgan's cheeks, cleaning off the tears. "Here." She hands Morgan a small velvet box and kisses him softly. "You know that this is going to change things. Not that it is bad Morgan, but be ready for the changes. I love you." 

"I know, I don't care anymore though baby girl. He is gonna have to get over it."

Morgan puts the box in his pocket and walks down the hall to the bathrooms.

 

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Hours seem to go by. Morgan paces the entire time. Hands in pockets, back and forth. No one is really talking. Garcia is sitting with Kevin, who came a little while ago.

Morgan looks at his team. He knows they are all here because they love Spencer. These people will do anything for him and it makes Morgan happy. In all this pain he can see that love is alive in this room. 

He sees the doctor coming down the hall ready to talk. It is the first information that he will he hearing since he arrived.

As the doctor enters the area he says, "I am looking for Mr. Reid."

"It's Doctor Reid and you have him in surgery." Rossi quickly responds.

Morgan looks at Garcia and Hotch. "I'm Mr. Reid. Derek Reid." Morgan takes his hands out of his pocket to shake the doctors hand and on his finger is a bright gold band. He can feel the eyes watching his back.

"Dr. Reid is doing ok. The bullet in his chest shattered two ribs and lodged in his lung. The bullet was removed and surgery was successful in repairing the lung. He received three pints of blood. We are going to move him into the ICU in a few moments. Someone will be down to bring you up to your husband in about an hour. He is doing well. He has a long road but he should recover. I will let your team up later, a few at a time. They shouldn't be allowed, but I'm not arguing with the FBI."

Morgan feels the stress begin to release. He knows everything isn't perfect, but Spencer was alive and would recover. 

Morgan turns and looks at the room. His team is staring at him in confusion.

"Baby Girl, I am going to go call My mom. I want her to know he is going to be ok. I will be right back." Morgan walks away, not even looking back. He really has nothing he can say to the team, not at the moment.

 

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"How long?" Rossi's voice breaks the silence in the room.

Hotch looks over them. Garcia walks away. She mentions something about coffee for everyone. It wasn't like she needed telling. They were the only two who knew everything. He knew the team would find out at some point, he didn't however think it would be because Reid was shot. He figured the two agents would eventually decide how to tell the team. 

"Legally, about three months, but together for almost a year." Hotch shares.

"So you are telling me that Morgan and Reid have been together for twelve months and married legally for three months and we didn't know. What the hell kind of profilers are we?" Rossi snaps.

"They didn't trust us with this? Hotch, we are a family. Reid is like my brother." J.J. sniffles.

"It isn't totally like that. You know the rules, they can't stay on the same team dating. They hid it. You all know that it isn't easy to have a same sex relationship in the FBI.They didn't want to compromise the team. I actually didn't know until a case we did in Massachusetts. They came to me and asked for an extra day. I asked why and within one minute of looking at them I knew. Then it just was easier for them to just keep it to themselves instead of stressing the team. The higher ups fought about making one leave the team but once it was clear nothing had effected their work, the big wigs figured why mess with the team when we are their best. It actually worked out well, they are always available to leave. They don't have anyone waiting at home. I know they were going to tell everyone soon. They had asked me if it was ok."

Garcia came back with a tray of coffee. "They didn't do it to hurt any of you. Honestly, Morgan would have come home with bells on after they tied the knot. He has never been more proud of anything he has ever done. He took Reid's name. Our genius was the one who wanted to keep it quiet. I think he was afraid if everyone knew he would lose part of it. Reid has lost everything he has ever loved guys. I think he wanted to keep it close to him. He didn't do it to hurt you guys. He always feels like the baby in the group. He didn't want people to judge him different. He wanted people to see him as Dr. Reid, the guy that started the FBI at 23 and has three PHDs and two BAs and working for more. He didn't want to be the dude banging the big burly BAU guy." She wasn't sure what to say to make the others understand. She just knew that they were hurting for being left out.

"They told you." Prentiss snorts.

Garcia looks right back at her, "Yeah I knew. I brought Morgan breakfast one morning after he talked to Kevin for me. He didn't answer, I used my key to leave him a note. Needless to say, he was home and he wasn't alone in his room. That was about three weeks before they married. I think Morgan was relieved to share it with someone. He needed someone excited for him. It's been very hard to not tell you." 

"I am sorry, I'm just shocked." Prentiss apologies. "I'm not mad they are together. I am sad we missed out on sharing it with them."

"We read people, we are masters at it. How the hell did they hide this?" Rossi was still pissed.

"Sir, they are some of the best profilers in the world. Don't you think they knew exactly what to do so you wouldn't see anything."

 

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Morgan re-enters the waiting area. Eyes are staring at him from every area.

"I really don't have any words right now to explain anything. My brain isn't ready to deal with anything else right now." Morgan rubs his head as he paces. 

"Mr. Reid? I can bring you up" A nurse waits at the door way.

Morgan looks back at the room. 

"Go Morgan. We will be up soon. Go see Spence." J.J. reassures him.

 

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As the nurse walks Morgan up, she explains a bit about what's going on. "Dr. Reid is doing well. They have him on oxygen of course. There are tubes coming out of his chest, don't be alarmed. They will drain any fluid. He is going to have a hard time breathing when he wakes. Just try to get him to relax. That is normal. The oxygen will help. They will start him deep breathing soon. He is going to be on meds to make sure there are no blood clots. Don't be surprised if they have him walking a bit as soon as possible. He is on Toradol for pain, Non-narcotic. It will help, but not like the morphine would. As far as his hip. He has a few stitches there, but the injury wasn't too bad."

As Morgan walks in the room he prepares himself to see Spencer laying in the hospital bed. With a deep breath he goes in. 

He sees the love of his life laying in a hospital bed, pale and frail looking. He walks over to the bed and takes hold of his hand. 

"When do they think he will wake up?" He asks.

"He will probably wake and then go right back to out. It is actually good for now. He will be really weak for a while. They'll have him up and walking as soon as possible. Blood clots can form. Plus they will want him deep breathing to make sure no pneumonia comes."

"May I put his ring on?"

"Of course." The nurse smiles. " I will give you a little while and then let your team up to see him." 

"I was told that you guys had free reign really. I think that no one will say a word to the FBI, as long as everyone is quiet." She pats Morgans shoulder as she leaves him to have some time. 

Morgan slides Spencer's wedding band on his finger. "I know you didn't want everyone to learn this way but I made an executive decision without your input. When you wake up I am sure I will hear all about it. You can give me all the facts and statistics about couples who don't make decisions together." 

Morgan pushes Reid's hair off of his forehead. "You scared the shit out of me Pretty Boy. I can't do this without you. I will wait to ask what you were thinking and I will wait to ask where the hell your vest was. I love you."

He turns and pulls the chair to the side of the bed, "Wait until you wake up and have to deal with J.J. She looks pretty upset Spencer. I told you this would back fire on us."

He feels Reid move. Morgan stands and sees Reid's eyes flutter a bit, looking scared.

"It's ok. You are ok. You just had surgery Hun. It's ok. They say that everything went well. You are gonna hurt like a bitch babe, but that happens when you get shot."

Morgan leans down to kiss Reid on his forehead. "Do you remember?"

Reid nods his head. He tries to speak but gasps a bit.

"Shhh, just nod. You punctured your lung. Just relax, sleep."

"Meds?" Reid whispers.

"It's ok, non narcotic. The team is here. They are going to be coming up. Just sleep and do not worry."

Reid nods.

Morgan gently kisses his lips. "Oh and everyone knows we got married."

Reid's eyes get huge. "Hey, I told you after we did it that we needed to tell people. I think J.J. and Rossi are pretty pissed. They asked for Mr. Reid when they came to get me." Morgan smiles as he talks. "Fall back asleep. I am not going anywhere."

Reid closes his eyes and fades.

 

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The first to come up are J.J. and Will.  J.J. walks straight to the bed. Will stands near the door. "He woke up for a few minutes. He is doing ok. They said he won't stay awake for long. I told him you were here."

"He looks so small." J.J. runs her hand over Reid's, her fingers touching the gold band. "Why didn't you tell us Morgan? Why didn't he want me to know? He is like my brother Morgan. I share everything with him." 

"J.J., I can't answer for him. When it first happened, we were so scared that we would screw up and ruin our friendship. He is my best friend, we were afraid that being together would screw it up. Then it was fear that it would mess the team up. Would we be treated different by you guys? What if they made us separate? What if it didn't work? Being a gay FBI agent isn't a walk in the park."

Morgan stands next to her. He searches his head to find the right words. "I want everyone to know. I am proud to say that he is mine. He is afraid of change. Trust is not something he has a lot of. Too many losses, too much shit. Hell, I would have never told anyone if he never wanted to, but he changed that today. It was ours. It still is, he just has to know it won't change it. He is going to be pissed."

"You took his name?"

Morgan laughed. "You would have loved to hear that conversation. I heard statistics I didn't even think existed. I was unaware there were that many Gay couples married in Mass, let alone that hardly any change their name. It didn't matter. After not letting me say anything he had to let me have that. I only use Morgan at work. It is Reid in everything else."

"You love him. I knew you did, you guys are best friends, but I mean, you love him, every possible way."

"With everything I am."

"I am still kicking his ass when he gets better." J.J. makes clear.

 

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Garcia and Prentiss are next through the door. Garcia leans in and kisses Morgan. "Hello there my sexy beast, how is our 187?"

"He woke up for a few minutes. I am not sure if he absorbed anything I said. Though his eyes got big when I told him everyone knew he was hitched."

Reid stirs on the bed. He whispers, "Derek."

"Spencer, it's ok. I am right here. Relax." Morgan grabs his hand.

Reid looks up at Morgan and sees Garcia and Prentiss.

"Thirsty."

"Ok Hun, let me get the nurse and see what we can get you. Baby Girl is right here and Emily. I'll be right back."

Prentiss leans over the bed and looks over Reid. "Hey Stud Muffin, you look like shit. This was not on our to-do list today. I can say that now that we know you are ok, but if you ever do this again I will shoot you myself."

Reid just looks at her and nods.

Garcia pushes Prentiss aside, "You scared us Boy Wonder."

"I'm sorry." tears fill his eyes.

Garcia touches his arm. She knows he isn't big on touch, 'Listen to me. You just get better. We are all here for you."

Morgan walks back in with a cup and a nurse on his heels.

"Good to see you alert Dr. Reid. I am going to raise the head of your bed up some. Your husband has some water for you. Small sips. I do not want you using a straw. I have another dose of your pain med."

"Thank you."

"Of Course. Now do you want me to tell you more or do you want your husband to fill you in? I can get the doctor for you, he is due up in a bit."

"No, Derek will tell me, then the doctor."

"Ok, just breath nice and slow. Let your body sleep if it needs it. Do not fight it."

Reid nods.

"Here Hun, sip." Reid sips the water. "Slow. The surgery went fine. You had a bullet shatter two ribs and puncture and stay in your lung. They removed it and cleaned up in there. You are going to have to move around soon and do a lot of deep breathing. You know the drill.  You know more than I do." He gives Reid another sip, then leans in and kisses him.

"Awww" Prentiss squeals. "Hey that's the first time I got to see it. Cut me some slack." 

"That's nothing. Try walking into Morgan's bed room thinking he was dying and seeing them wrapped around each other, naked."

"You didn't get us pictures?" Prentiss pouts.

"Too stunned. I am still bummed I didn't have my phone on me." 

Both men roll their eyes. "Ok, let Hotch come up. Garcia, can you get me something to eat? Now that I can relax a bit knowing the worse is over I need food."

"Of course. I'll do some hunting and gathering."

 

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Rossi walks in with a large paper bag and a huge thermos. He still looks a bit angry. "I have brought you sustenance."

"Thanks Rossi. He is in and out of sleep." Morgan looks at the older agent. He knows Rossi is mad at them for hiding their relationship.

"I keep re-playing the last year over and over in my head. I can't recall everything like Reid can, but I never saw it. I knew you guys were closer. I was happy Reid had you. He always looked at you with awe."

"I am sorry we hid it."

"I am not mad at you. God no. I am mad at myself for not seeing it. I would ask for a raise. You and Reid really should be paid more if you can fool this team." Rossi pulls a chair next to Morgan's.

"He did everything right today Morgan. He wasn't going to go in so he had left his vest off. He was going to stay in the car and keep the Unsub on the phone while we went in the back. He talked that guy into letting all but one person go. I am a master at talking to people, Reid not so much," Rossi smiles, "But today he was perfect. The Unsub had opened the door and had his gun pressed to a child's head. Reid jumped out and tried to talk him down. The Unsub let the child go, but before anyone could move he turned the gun on Reid. Hotch took the Unsub down with two shots. Hotch just kept yelling to call you and have you meet him here. I understand now why he pulled you from the other scene."

"It's weird. Spencer is laying in that bed, shot, and everyone keeps asking about our relationship."

"You shocked us Morgan. We know he is going to be alright. Plus we know he has you. We can focus on the next best thing. You should hear those three women. Be prepared, they want details." Rossi fake shivers.