Mistaken For Who?
A/N: This got longer than I intended and I don’t really know what it is…I just felt like I needed to write it. it’s jemily and I hope you all enjoy. I might do a second chapter but I don’t know yet.
The sun was rising and it was early morning, everyone had decided the day before to come early and get caught up on paperwork because all of them were behind.
The entire team was already there except Reid. Those at their desks were aggressively defeating the piles of work file by file. Granted they were only about two cases in because they hadn’t been there long.
Reid carefully stepped out of the elevator with his morning coffee in hand onto the sixth-floor. He went step by step into the bullpen to find the rest of his teammates except JJ at their desks with the case files, well not the rest because he couldn’t tell if Emily and Rossi were in their offices or not.
He took a peek into the Unit Chief’s office and heard a noise from the open closet that Emily usually kept shut. Emily was one of the people he was looking for so he thought he’d go see if it was her.
He slowly eased up to the closet and turned his head calmly to see a figure with Emily’s black blazer and favorite black slacks rummaging through the top. He couldn’t see the entirety of the figure but he saw enough to cipher who it was…well at least he thought he did.
“Hey Emily,” The boy genius happily said as he stepped into the closet to realize that he had made a huge mistake.
“Umm, Spence…I’m not Emily.” The blonde said as she saw an orange bag in the top corner of the closet after combing the other parts of the shelf.
She hopped off the chair she was standing on and opened a bag of Cheetos as she turned to face her friend. She could tell that Reid was so puzzled.
“Spence,” she waved a hand in front of his face, “Reid” she tried again. After a few more seconds passed he finally snapped out of it.
“Yeah?” he hesitantly replied.
“You look a little unsettled, is something wrong? Does my hair look bad or something? Is there something in my teeth? Why did you think I was Em?” she questioned.
He didn’t exactly know how to fully answer because he didn’t want to mistake his suspicions, but he ended up asking anyway.
“That Emily’s favorite black suit mix that she has and her favorite black shirt you have underneath…JJ what’s going on because she wouldn’t just let anyone wear that. You know how she is about her black.” Reid was getting anxious and rapidly tapping his leg because something was definitely going on and he was completely confused.
When he finished asking the question he saw JJ’s entire demeanor change as she suddenly became slightly irritated and defensive, “Reid, what if we bought matching outfits, what if I prefer to wear black? Why would you just assume that this is Emily’s?”
“JJ, it has that messed up button on the sleave, now explain.”
“You know Spence, you realizing common sense is really annoying.”
“Explain.” He semi-strictly said, but instead, the angry blonde took a big huff and stormed off assumably to the lair of supreme awesomeness.
For the time being, boy wonder quietly went to his desk trying to act like nothing happened and worked on his own paperwork.
The one and only Penelope Garcia was typing away at her keyboards until she heard the very heavy and noticeable clicking sounds coming down the hall towards her.
Sooner rather than later the petite blonde was sitting on the ground against a wall next to the monitors in Garcia’s lair.
“What’s up sweets?” The perkier blonde quickly asked before she picked up her lovely pink octopus mug to sip some relaxing mint flavored tea.
“Why does everyone assume that Black is just Emily’s thing? I wear it all the time and I have been for years. Yes, she wore all black before me but that doesn’t mean I like it too?” She replied.
Garcia sat her mug down and turned her chair, “Buttercup, I hate to break it to you but I know there is more to this than clothes.”
JJ took a big sigh and slowly looked up to Garcia, “You’re right, it is Pen but it’s something that another person and I aren’t ready to tell the team.”
The tech analysis got up from her chair and walked over to sit on the floor next to JJ. She looked at the stressed blonde and put a friendly arm around her, “Is this about you and Emily being together?” she shyly asked. Garcia knew this was a risk but she thought that now was better than later.
JJ suddenly got very confused, “Garcia, how did you know? Is it really that obvious?”
“For me, it was because I know you two so much that when your interactions changed slightly I just figured. Plus with you guys having shooting range dates, well what I assumed were dates, and Emily keeping Cheetos hidden in the office in hiding spots for you was a dead give away.” She finished off with a smile.
JJ, who was oddly shocked and surprised finally looked at her friend, “Do you think it’s so obvious that if I wore one of her outfits that Spence would notice?”
The perky blonde smiled even bigger, “Of course boy genius would because of his memory JJ, did you and Em not remember that? Did he notice and says something? Where is Emily anyway?” she asked.
JJ kind of looked a little defeated, “I guess that we didn’t but he still should not have been so nitpicky. All he did was mistake me for Emily and then drew conclusions and questioned me about our still hypothetical relationship to him. And Em is getting the entire team coffee because she wanted to get me some but not make it look favorable…it was my idea so the team would get thrown off.”
Garcia stood up and held a hand out to help JJ. When they were both up Garcia stood across from the other blonde, “Don’t get mad JJ, he can’t help that fantastic brain of his. Along with that, we are your family and why wouldn’t you want us to know? I’m pretty sure at least me, Reid, and Rossi know.”
At this time JJ was looking at the ground, “I guess we don’t want anyone to know because we’re afraid that you all won’t accept us and see Emily who is our boss if I might add, in a different way.”
Garcia gave JJ a hug then backed away, “Jadge, nothing will change in how we treat you besides a little more happiness from me…we all love you two and that will never change. As for Emily being the boss, we all know you too will stay professional when you need to be.”
As soon as JJ heard those words it was as if a huge weight had been lifted off her shoulders. She had known this all along and so had Emily but they just still had those thoughts that everything would drastically change when in reality they wouldn’t.
Suddenly, as if on cue, the brunette unit chief who was wearing JJ’s marron blazer and black shirt and slacks walked into Penelope’s layer with her coffee to find the two. “Hey, is everything alright? Reid noticed my outfit and asked me a lot of interesting questions when all I did was bring him coffee?”
JJ looked at Emily, “It’s the outfits and he knows. So does Garcia and Rossi. Honestly Em, I’m happy they know.”
Emily walked over to the two and gave Garcia her coffee and then put her hand around JJ’s waist.
“So I guess the secrets out,” she said as she and JJ looked at each other.
Garcia smiled, “It shouldn’t have been a secret because we all love you and I’ve wanted you two together forever. Plus it’s not totally out because you still have to tell the rest of the team”
JJ tilted her head, “Really? And we already figured that.”
Garcia went to her desk, “I’ve had enough drama for the morning so I’m going to get back to work. You two lovebirds have a nice day an thank you for the amazing coffee.” she said as she typed away.
JJ and Emily walked out of Garcia’s office with a new sort of confidence as they were hand in hand.
“It’s kind of funny how Reid found out,” JJ said with a laugh as they were heading to the bullpen.
Emily smiled a little, “Please don’t tell me it involved Cheetos.” she laughed.
“Hey, I was deprived because you forgot to get them when you were at the store yesterday after picking up the boys, and I needed some.” she playfully argued.
“Oh no, did you find the hidden stash I had from you in my office?”
JJ smiled, “Maybe…”
“Cheeto’s can never be hidden from you can they cheetobreath” Emily graciously teased.
“No, but it all truly started when I was in that weird closet in your office standing on something to get them when Reid comes up from behind and assumes that I’m you because I wore your clothes today…that’s when the questions started and I had to leave because I didn’t know how to respond,” JJ explained.
“Okay, that makes sense as to why he started questioning me about my clothes.”
JJ looked at Emily’s clothes for the day, “You’re wearing mine. Wow Em, I guess that great minds think alike.”
“Or we both just thought the other’s clothes were better.” the brunette added.
They both stopped in the hallway before they got to the glass doors to the bullpen to prepare themselves.
“I really hope this goes well.” JJ nervously said.
Emily looked her directly in the eyes, “It will because we’re doing this together and everything is good as long as I’m with you.”
With that, they locked fingers and went in.