Title: On the first day of Christmas 15
Summary: JJ and Reid's Christmas.
***"When does Will get Henry?" Reid asked as he and JJ finished their shopping for Henry's Christmas presents.
"He's picking him up tonight. We agreed he could have him for Christmas Eve and I would get him Christmas day this year."
"At least you're able to be amicable with each other."
"Yeah, we figured out we made better friends then lovers, but we want to get along for Henry's sake. Plus we are good friends. He knows I'm with you and that I'm happy and that Henry loves you just as much as he loves him. He's also got himself someone. I've met her and she's nice. I like her and am happy for them. Okay, that's the last one. Let's head to the checkout," she said.
"You head that way. I'll meet you in just a second. I need to get a couple of things," Reid told her. Nodding JJ headed off to the checkout line while Reid headed off to pick up one last present.
"Thanks for watching him, Pen," JJ said as she hugged her little boy.
"It was no problem. He and I had a lot of fun. Do you want to tell your mommy and Uncle Spencer what we did today, Henry?"
"We put sparkles on cookies. Come one," he said taking their hands and dragging them into the kitchen.
"Sparkles?" Reid asked in confusion.
"He means sprinkles," Garcia clarified.
"Ah, I see," Reid answered.
"Look Mommy, Unca Pence, I do it all my self." Both adults smiled. It was obvious that all the cookies had been decorated by a toddler. There were a lot of sprinkles on each cookie.
"They look yummy, baby. Can Mommy take some with us?" she asked.
"I put some in a container for you," Garcia said handing it to her.
"Thanks, well, we'd better get going so we can decorate the tree before Will gets there to pick up Henry," JJ said.
"Tell Aunt Penny bye," Reid instructed.
"Bye, Aunt Pen," Henry said waving before heading out with his Mommy and Unca Pence to decorate the tree.
"Who wants to put the angle on the top?" Reid asked.
"I do!" Henry cried running over.
"Okay, here you go, kiddo," Reid said handing him the angel.
"I tant reach, Pence," he protested standing on his tiptoes.
"Oh, sorry, here, try this," Reid said picking him up and holding him up so he could reach the top.
"I did it!" Henry cried as he placed the angel on the top of the tree. After making sure it was plugged in, Reid placed Henry back on the ground and turned to JJ.
"Flip the switch, Jayje," the genius instructed. Reaching out, she flipped the switch illuminating the tree.
"Wow," Henry breathed.
"It's pretty cool, huh?" Reid asked placing a hand on Henry's shoulder and taking JJ's hand into his. Mother and son nodded as the three of them stared in awe at what they had just done. Just then the doorbell rang, announcing Will's arrival. Henry took off to answer it with Reid right behind him while JJ went to get Henry's bag.
"Hi, Daddy. Come look at the tree! It's so pretty," Henry called as he ran back into the living room the two men trailing behind. After admiring the tree and wishing JJ and Reid a good night, Will and Henry headed out to enjoy an evening of father/son time.
"Merry Christmas, sweetheart," Reid said as he kissed his girlfriend awake the next morning.
"Merry Christmas, Spence," she said returning his kiss. "We should probably get up. Will and Henry will be back soon." Nodding, Reid got up followed by JJ and headed down stairs to make breakfast and make sure everything for Henry was under the tree.
They were enjoying a delicious breakfast that Reid had cooked when a very worn and well loved bear sitting on an end table caught his eye.
"That bear looks very well loved. Is it yours or Henry's?"
"It's mine, my sister gave me that Care Bear on my first Christmas. I put it out every year. It's my way of reminding myself that she's always with me."
"Ah, that's nice. I'll be right back," Reid said standing and exiting the room. He returned a few moments later carrying a wrapped gift. Reaching out, JJ picked up a wrapped package of her own. He hadn't noticed it sitting their until now.
"You go first," she offered handing her gift to him.
"No, ladies first," he argued. Nodding, she unwrapped the box and opened it.
"Oh, Spence, I love it. It's beautiful," she said as she lifted a necklace with a handblown glass butterfly hanging from it out of the box.
"I'm glad you like it so much," Reid replied blushing.
"Like it? I love it. Put it on me?" she requested.
"Sure, turn around and lift your hair," Reid instructed. Doing what she was told, she smiled as he placed the necklace around her neck and fastened it. Opening his gift, Reid smiled when he saw an antique chess set. Leaning forward he kissed her. This was turning out to be one of the best Christma's ever in his opinion and it was only just beginning.
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