Wrath of an Analyst // Spencer Reid x Reader

Prompt: Penelope getting protective over Reader dating Reid.

Requested by: Anonymous

A/N: I wasn’t quite sure if you meant Penelope being protective over Reid or being protective over the reader so I went with what flowed!(the reader one) So I hope you like this cute lil oneshot!

Spencer sat alone at his desk that morning as he had arrived earlier than his team with only a few other lonely souls wandering in the building. His mind was focused on the files in front of him as he looked through a case involving recent fires in the area and drafted up a profile to send back to the county police department. He was so consumed by his work that he had failed to notice the blonde that had strode in, marching towards his desk with determination in each step. It wasn’t until she slammed her hand onto his desk that he jumped in surprise, staring right after her bracelet covered wrist and bright pink nails.

“Garcia?” He asked in confusion at her attitude, his gaze landing on her upset expression. She huffed, pulling her hand back and crossing her arms across her chest.

“I have a bone to pick with you, boy wonder,” she stated as she took a step back and continued to glare. He frowned, unsure as to what the usually upbeat tech analyst was referring to.


Penelope rolled her eyes at his obliviousness and took a step forward, shoving her rhinestone covered phone in his face. Spencer stared at the phone’s lockscreen and smiled as he saw it was a picture of both you and Penelope together.

“Oh no! Don’t you dare smile that little charming smile of yours!” Penelope retracted her arm and shoved her phone back into her purse. She raised an eyebrow at him as if daring him to say something.

“Wait. What?” He asked again, still confused as to what she was talking about. Garcia was never one to act so rudely and he could pick up on her aggravation through her posture and the way her hands clenched into fists.

“You and Y/N are dating,” Penelope replied with a frustrated sigh as if he was missing the most obvious fact. “Why didn’t you tell me!”

“I-I didn’t think it was something I had to announce,” Spencer’s voice was laced with confusion at her reaction. Penelope was always someone who was ecstatic to hear about a new relationship among them. He would have expected her to be bouncing off walls, not shoving phones in his face. “She said she would tell you.”

“She’s my best friend!” Penelope exclaimed in disbelief. “She didn’t tell me until last night! You’ve been dating how long now? Do you know how hurt I was?!”

“Very?” Spencer guessed meekly as he slumped in his chair, attempting to make himself smaller as the woman’s wild arm gestures threatened to take his head off.

“Yes very! I swear to god, Reid. Y/N is everything to me. If you hurt her I will personally make sure your life is a living hell. I will wipe you off the planet.”

“I understand,” Spencer replied with wide eyes at her threats.

“Ah ah no! I’m not done yet. You won’t be able to buy anything. I will close your bank accounts down and you won’t be able to go to watch foreign movies or even order the newest scientific journal. You won’t even exist online! I swear Reid if you-”

Penelope stopped mid sentence as she caught sight of the framed photograph that sat at his desk. It was a picture of you looking radiant as always as you dreamily stared out of the window of a cafe, the mug of coffee sitting untouched in front of you. The lighting was soft, taken just around sunset and it held a delicate beauty that immediately melted her heart.

“You have a picture of Y/N,” Penelope whispered as she looking at the beautiful image. The serene look on your face was something she’d only ever seen when you were at your happiest, when you felt at home. “Is…did you take that picture?”

“Yeah. I took it on our third date,” Spencer admitted sheepishly as he looked at the framed photograph that had occupied his desk for weeks now. It had been a wonder that Penelope hadn’t figured it out, but you had asked the team not to mention it to her and they had all agreed, even Morgan although he did so begrudgingly.

“Oh…well then,” Penelope cleared her throat as she realized that Spencer took you seriously enough to want your picture in front of him while he worked. She knew what that meant when it came to someone like Reid who needed to have his workspace ordered all the time. If he had placed your photo there, it was because he wasn’t planning on moving it anytime soon. “Just treat her right, okay?”

Spencer grinned, nodding at the blonde with sincerity. The thought of doing anything else was insane to him.

“I try my best to,” he replied with a smile. He caught sight of you as you walked into the bullpen with a cup of coffee in your hands, the next person to arrive to work that morning. Penelope followed his gaze after noticing the way his eyes had brightened so suddenly and felt her heart swell and melt all at once as she realized he had reacted in such a pure way upon seeing you.

“Y/N! My love! Good morning!” Penelope called out as you walked towards them. She opened her arms just as you came closer, begging to be hugged. Spencer watched as Penelope embraced you tightly, squeezing you with all the love she felt before turning back to him with narrowed eyes.

“I’m watching you,” Penelope whispered in warning. She turned back to you and placed a loud kiss on your cheek before bouncing away, ready to return to her colorful trinket lined abode.

“What was that about?” You laughed as you turned your gaze away from your friend and toward Spencer.

“Oh, she just came to give the whole “Don’t you dare hurt my friend” routine,“ Spencer chuckled with a shake of his head.

“I highly doubt she would do anything,” you laughed as you placed a small kiss on his cheek in greeting and took a seat at your desk.

“I wouldn’t be too sure about that,” Spencer replied with a small grin. Although Garcia would never do anything physically, he was well aware of the fact she could easily turn his life upside down with just a few clicks at her keyboard. And looking at you, sitting in your beautiful glory with an effortless smile on your face, he wouldn’t blame her for doing so.

every episode of criminal minds
  • Reid:*is injured and/or just having a hard time right now also he's probably on the floor*
  • Morgan:*worried about Reid*
  • Garcia:*worried about everyone*
  • Morgan and Garcia:*verbally doing it while they worry*
  • Prentiss:*speaking every language at once while shooting bottles off a fence from 6 miles away* *sins to win*
  • JJ:*being an actual angel she is literally floating while a choir sings heavenly in the background*
  • Hotch:*can't see because he's been trying to find his way out from under his eyebrows the entire episode* *eventually does, gets the job done, and goes home to his son*
  • Rossi:*getting in everybody else's shit so he can hear about their drama and write about it but not help*
  • Rossi:*spaghettis*
  • Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll:Aaron Hotchner
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you:Spencer Reid
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll:Penelope Garcia
  • Looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you:Emily Prentiss
  • Could kill you by feeding you too much spaghetti:DAVID ROSSI

Can we talk about how pure of a show criminal minds is tho??? It covers everything from racism in the police to a main character who is somewhere on autistic spectrum who deals with at times severe mental issues as well as portraying a black man as just a regular human being who has daddy issues and loves and cries instead of just having him as a token character. The women in it are kickass and respected and Penelope is such a babe and is confident and a gorgeous role model and god it’s just such a good show