henkle

Spencer had lost his chance. When Hotch had been sent to the hospital by Foyet, Spencer had come to the realization that he was in love with the older man. He had always been a warming presence, and had been the only person he had trusted to understand his clues when he was captured by Henkle.
However, after he had realized this, there was never an appropriate time to tell him. First with his family in Witness Protection, and then Hailey’s death, there was never a good time.
And now he was watching as the man he loved kissed a brown haired woman, and introduced her to the team as his girlfriend Beth. He fought to hold back his tears and act normal.
“It’s nice to meet you, Beth. Congratulations Hotch. If you’ll excuse me, I have somewhere I need to be.” Having said this, he walked quickly away from the scene to his car. Once he got in, he finally let the tears fall.

Headcanon

The entire time that Tobias Henkle had him, Spencer was terrified that JJ was under his clutches too, somewhere out of sight. He was more worried about her than he was for himself.
When the team finally found him, he almost collapsed in relief to see JJ unhurt.

Headcanon

Spencer refuses to eat fish because every time he even looks at one, he flashes back to Tobias Henkle and the smell of burning fish hearts.