Title: Hiding in Plain Sight
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Character: Spencer Reid
Content Warning: Gen Fic, One Sided Spencer/Derek, Minor Angst
Word Count: 306
Note: This is one of a few fics I am posting here. This has been on a few other places online.
Summary: While Derek fights for his life, Spencer hides in plain sight.
Hide–verb (used with object)
1. to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered: Where did she hide her jewels?
2. to obstruct the view of; cover up: The sun was hidden by the clouds.
3. to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret: to hide one’s feelings.
Reid crossed his arms hugging himself tight as he stared into the darkness outside the window of the nameless precinct he was standing in. He was supposed to be working on victimology or a geographic profile or unearthing some rare fact that will break the case wide open because God forbid someone ELSE should do it.
Taking a deep breath Reid closed his eyes before blowing it out slowly feeling his fingers curling into the flesh of his arms. He imagined faint red trails forming in his skin, and if he were in a different place, in the midst of a different moment, they would be trails of passion. Instead, with Morgan lying in a hospital hooked up to machines with doctors quoting stats Spencer didn’t need them to know, they were trails of fear, terror, anguish.
On dictionary.com definition number three of hide says “To conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret”. The example they use is: to hide one’s feelings. How appropriate. Considering he’d had the world’s biggest crush on Derek Morgan practically since the day he’d met him, it was damn appropriate.
He was trying to figure out what he was going to do if Derek didn’t make it. How he was going to survive. How he was going to live with the knowledge that there would always be a question Dr. Spencer Reid didn’t know the answer to.
If he took a chance, would Derek be interested in him?
“Spencer,” JJ said coming up behind him. “It’s Derek.”
“We have news.”
This story has a sequel it’s called Won’t You Remember Me?