Aaron could talk down a hostage situation or even interrogate someone to the point where they would be shitting bricks but taking you out to dinner terrified him. He must have spent twenty minutes deciding on what kind of tie to wear. Eventually, he reluctantly just went with a dark tie to match his typical dark suit. It didn’t help that Jack was being a cheeky thing when he found out that you wouldn’t be babysitting because you’d be going on a date with his father.
It also didn’t make things better when he fussed and whined about joining the two of you. If it weren’t for the fact that you were just that great with kids, he wouldn’t have given in to dressing Jack up in slacks and a dress shirt.
So here you three sat, in the middle of a very nice restaurant. You could see the sweat beading around Aaron’s hairline and for a moment, you giggled to yourself. How on earth could little ole you make SSA Aaron Hotchner nervous?
Sipping on your red wine, you decided to lighten the awkward air. “Thank you for inviting me out to this lovely place, Aaron.”
Clearing his throat, he nodded, shifting in his seat while smoothing out his tie. “Oh, it’s no problem. It’s the least I can do. I know it must be a hassle to be needed at such odd hours.”
You shrugged, “I don’t mind.” Leaning over, you pinched Jack’s cheeks. “As long as I always get to hang out with this one.”
Aaron smiled, enjoying the sound of Jack’s screeching laughter. Aaron couldn’t honestly begin to recall when the last time he had seen his son thoroughly happy. He had been such a roller coaster of emotions since Haley had died and he was beginning to wonder if he therapy lessons would have to be put in order. But seeing him with you made Aaron realize that Jack just needed that maternal bond in his life whether it be with Haley or someone Aaron would see fit.
“Well, still. It must be hard to obtain a social life with how my work schedule goes. It seems you’re always with Jack or sleeping off the day with him. Don’t you miss hanging out with friends or going out?” His brows knitted together, that notorious stern expression washing over his face. It was obvious that he was probing, Aaron didn’t really know much about you other than that you lived by yourself with your [dog/cat].
You chuckled, running your finger around the rim of your glass. “I’ll admit, it’s a bit hard to have a social life with your hours but I’m sure I’ll find someone eventually who’ll accommodate them.” You flickered a small smile towards Aaron.
He returned your smile, breaking that by the book expression. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he was right around the corner.”
The rest of the dinner had been quite enjoyable, the two of you were talking about the old days where life seemed much simpler and care free. It was a disappointment when you noticed the time and Jack’s heavy lids. You squeezed the boy who made your heart swell and pecked his cheeks goodnight like you always did. Tucking him into the car, you smiled as he conked out with the seat belt across his face. Turning around, you gently smiled and thanked Aaron again.
“We’ll have to do this again soon and we’ll leave Jack at home.” Turning to lock his car door, he walked you to your car which sat about three spaces down. “Drive safe, send me a text when you get home, [y/n].”
Nodding, “Will do.”
Smiling, he shocked you by giving you a hug. “I had a really great time tonight. It’s just a shame that I’m just now getting to know you. All this time wasted.”
Waving goodbye, you got into your smiling like an idiot. You almost couldn’t wait for that next date.
I mean all the affair, hurting each other, breaking up, getting back together, fighting each other stuff feels so little compared to what’s gonna happen the next weeks. This is the real heart ache, those are the real feels that make my stomach feel sick, giving me headaches coz I root for them so much. This is them being so incredibly in love, finally accepting their love and showing their love to each other, to everyone but now getting torn apart leaving the other half hurting and alone and I am not ready to see their happy faces switch to sad faces. They just got married. This is gonna hurt so much. Yes I really love watching soap operas :3
Nathan: Haley, you got a tattoo for God’s sake. It just freaks me out a little bit, because obviously this whole thing with us means a lot to you. I just don’t want to do anything to pressure you or drive you away. Even though sometimes I can’t help it. Just like I can’t help that I fell in love with you. Cause I did. I love you, Haley. And it scares me a little bit, but there it is.
Tree Hill is just a place somewhere in the world. Maybe it;s a lot like your world, maybe it’s nothing like it. But if you look closer, you might see someone like you, or someone like you. Someone trying to find their way. Someone trying to find their place. Someone trying to find their self. Sometimes it seems like you are the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, unsatisfied, barely getting by. But that feeling’s a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find you and make it all okay. Because we all need a little help sometimes – someone to help us hear the music in their world, to remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there. And that someone will find you ☁
Scott Gimple doesn’t fucking deserve Glenn Rhee he’s too revolutionary and special and kind and that dusty old cracker has played him dirty for 6 seasons I’m tired of it . hand him over I’ll treat him right