(( I’ve been told that it’s actually RX. See the thing is where I live, that doesn’t exist. I can’t really be expected to know everything about other countries.. we do it differently over here. So let’s just turn this theory into a fun ‘what if’ shall we?))
In episode Ep 1 of season 2 we see David pull out an orange bottle of pills labeled 'friend pills PX’ while he has a sing off with the cultist Daniel.
A lot of people speculate that these are antidepressants to help with depression, anxiolytics to help with anxiety or melatonin to help with insomnia (the inability to sleep or stay asleep). While these are all great theories, I did a quick search on 'pills PX’ and this is what I found
Any pill labeled 'PX’ or that had those letters prominent in the name was used to treat Dyskinesia or any disorders like that. Basically the inability to stop moving for a long amount of time.
It would make sense, whenever we see David he is usually making over the top gestures with over exaggerated movements of his hands, his arms and even legs. He jumps around quite a lot, and yeah it’s probably because he’s excited and always pretty darn happy, but it could also be because he literally is unable to stop himself. It would also explain his struggle sleeping and his constant night walks, he can’t stay still and he can’t sleep.
There is a form of these pills labelled 'IPX’ that even looks extremely similar to the pills we can just make out in David’s bottle.
I’m probably really dumb and stupid, but I haven’t seen many people mention it. Maybe it’s because I have no friends, who knows. please don’t attack me if I’m wrong *nervous laugh*
Maybe I’m just digging too deep, who knows.
[[note: don’t automatically believe everything I say, I could be wrong and it’s just a theory. We haven’t got too much proof and I’m not a doctor]]
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau
Happy birthday to someone who has been a great source of inspiration, my dear friend,Matt@catharticexperience!!
Best wishes for all the joy, laughter and love you can handle!! 😘 I am blessed to have you as my friend!! 🤗*BIG HUGS* ~Angie 💖💖
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows,” said David Madden, president of Fox. “And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
At least, they didn’t fuck up Captain Swan. They are happy, together in Storybrooke, and they are parents of an adorable cutie princess pirate, they will travel on the Jolly Rogers, eat at Granny’s, spending time with David and Mary-Margaret, and that’s all I care about, and that is what I would like to watch.
I love you Emma Swan, and I will miss you. But I am happy you are okay. You already were a great mum, you will be wonderful with your second chance. Long live my hero. Goodbye Savior. ♥
can i just say that i’m so incredibly proud of the stranger things kids???? like these guys are 13-16 years old and they’re already so successful and they’re doing what they love and above all they are happy???? they deserve all the success that they get in the future because they have all worked so hard to get to where they are & they’re all destined to do great things in the future
Not once have I ever read an interview or seen him talking in an interview where he had to work along side women where this was not true. David Tennant has so much respect and admiration for his female costars and those who also work on the sets and productions of his projects whether those projects are in film or in theater. He always makes sure that they get the recognition they deserve no matter what the role or the part. One good example of this was during his promotion tour of Jessica Jones. Even though he played a horrible villain in the series; he made sure that the shows writers and producers who were mostly female got their recognition and he praised them for their hard work and dedication in order to make the series what it was. And not only is he respectful and great towards those he works with who are women, but also he is the same way with his fans. He never denies a fan a chance at happiness upon meeting him. He makes sure no matter what he gives them the time and acknowledgment they deserve. Also, not once has any of his female costars, producers, writers, directors, make-up artists, etc has ever said anything along the lines of been mistreated or harassed in anyway by David Tennant. And that is saying a lot with how the industry is nowadays. I just feel like in a world full of Harvey Weinsteins and others, there should be more men out there like David Tennant.
David Tennant is a role model that all men should look towards when it comes to treating women with respect. And with all that said I think this pretty much sums it up; that there is no point in that behavior anywhere,…
What if when not working at Camp Campbell during the summers, David works as a pre-k/kindergarten teacher?
It would explain his constant upbeat attitude and the ungodly amount of patience he has. He’d already be used to being unable to cuss around other kids. He’s able to keep a grin on his face. The way he instinctively crouches to the campers’ level to address them. David definitely feels like he’s had prior experience with children whether it’s through multiple years at camp or having early childhood education experience.
David has a passion for making his campers happy like he does his students. He wants to see them thrive and grow. He believes they will go on to do great things. David plays songs on his guitar to make the kids in his class laugh or incorporates music into his lessons.
I’d like to imagine Max going back to school after camp and seeing David step out of his car. Max would freak out and be like “what the fuck are you doing here, camp man?!” and David would just nervously smile and say “Hey. Language. Well…um, Max. I’ve been transferred to your school to teach a kindergarten class.” Max internally screams because now the overly happy camp counselor is at his school.
goddamn idek what to say about this scene except to repeat every dialogue and continue sobbing because WHAT THE FUCK
LIKE OK HE CAME HERE AND I WAS ALREADY LIKE ALL EMOTIONAL ABOUT KILLIAN JONES OFF TO SAVE HIS WIFE
BUT THEN, THIS FUCKING HAPPENED AND I LOST IT FUCK FUCK FUCKKKK
IT’S TALLER THAN I REMEMBERED AHHHHHH BECAUSE THE LAST TIME YOU WERE WITH YOUR TRUE LOVE AND YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT YOU DUMDUM
I LOVE THAT FUCKING CHARMING FOLLOWED HIM OUT BECAUSE HE’S A PART OF THE FAMILY NOW AND AHHHH
THE FUCKING BEANSTALK. EVERY SHOT OF THE FUCKING BEANSTALK EQUALS MORE OF MY TEARS
AWW CHARMING LOOKS SO CUTE LOOKING UP AT HIS FIRST BEANSTALK LOL
YOU THINK YOU CAN CLIMB IT ALONE? I THINK I WANNA GET BACK TO MY WIFE! FUCK ME UP OK HE SAID WIFEEE, HE WANTS TO GET BACK HOME TO HIS WIFE OMFG WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK
I’VE SCALED THIS BEFORE. WITH EMMA. AHHH GODDAMN IT’S WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. I WAS THERE. I SAW THEM. DO THE DUMB EYES AND THE ADVENTURING AND THE FLIRTING
AND THE BETRAYINGGG! AND I SAW IT ALL HAPPEN OMFG WE ARE SO BLESSED
BUT OK FUCK YOU KILLIAN JONES AND YOUR IMPASSIONED SPEECHES BECAUSE YES FUCKING YOU MADE EACH OTHER BETTER AND FUCK IF YOU AREN’T MAKING ME SOB INTO MY PIE RN AND FUCK IF EVERY SINGLE WORD OUT OF YOUR MOUTH DOESN’T SOUND DESPERATE AND DETERMINED AND SO SO FIERCELY FULL OF LOVE THAT IT IS KILLING ME DEAD
AND FUCK YOU EMMA AND I WERE NEVER A PREDESTINED LOVE STORY GUARANTEED A HAPPY ENDING
WE FOUGHT FOR OUR LOVE
AND WE WON. FUCKING YES YOU DID OMFGGG AND WE GOT TO WATCH IT HAPPEN! CAN YOU BELIEVE OMG
AND WHAT A GREAT FUCKING HE’S JUST GOING OFF ON DAVE BUT STILL THERE’S SUCH A PANIC AND SADNESS IN HIM THAT I JUST WANNA FUCKING HUG HIM BECAUSE I’M WORRIED
AND LOOKS LIKE DAVID IS TOO
AND YES, HE’S GONNA DO WHATEVER THE FUCK IT BLOODY TAKES TO GET HIS SWAN BACK
BECAUSE HE’S NOT GONNA LOSE EVERYTHING HE HAS
EVERYTHING HE HAS DAMNIT. EMMA SWAN IS EVERYTHING TO HIM LIKE FUCKING HELL CAN YOU EVEN AND SHE DOESN’T EVEN REMEMBER HOW MUCH HE LOVES HER RIGHT NOW AND OMFGGGGG
OUR STORY BEGAN ON THE BEANSTALK AND I’LL BE DAMNED IF IT ENDS THERE TOO FUCK ME UP HE LOVES HER SO FUCKING MUCH
AND FUCKING HE HAS PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT HIM TOO AND THAT KILLS ME SO MUCH
DAVID IS SO FUCKING WORRIED AND I LOVE IT AND I LOVE HIM AND I LOVE THEM
HE’S ALL ASKING HIM TO CALM DOWN AND LOOK AT KILLIAN’S FACE DAMNIT! IT’S TIMES LIKE THESE WHEN I BET DAVID REMINDS KILLIAN OF LIAM THE FUCKING MOST
LOOK AT THIS REASSURANCE LIKE OMG KILLIAN JONES IS GONNA SAVE HIS DAMN WIFE
some things i noticed initially in the little preview we got:
addy lost an eye
10k has facial hair
Warren is blonde
Murphy’s skin is totally back to normal
Kaya has short hair!! and apparently she had her baby and she and citizen z are married!!
actual panel things
Dj couldnt find his nametag
Russell mimed spoking a joint to a fan
Keith on being cast as Murphy: knew next to nothing about the role or show; actually worked in david michael latt’s office at the time
“Most of the time murphys right” - Keith
Murphy says he saved 10ks life on the boat and kellita was like YOU LEFT HIM THERE
Murphy says the group is a family
“its called trauma bonding"
Dj has a retainer so there were lines it was hard for him to say, mainly the iconic Delta Xray DeltaDxd
on citizen z this season:
"I get to kill stuff and i have a kid"
dj is so tired of the artic. its all shot in 100 degree weather with a parka
"can i please leave the arctic” “no"
The airshaft scene was russel’s audition monologue
Russell gets weed at every comic con (edibles included)
On season 4
S4 jumps two years
Team has a new mission/reset for the season that is driven by a dream warren has
We see zona
apparently there are ‘Unkillable’ zombies and citizen z is going to have to deal with one
theyre going to DC at some point
Favorite moments for the cast
keith: the whole murphy is the messiah thing; it was first time he saves the group instead of being just the moody passenger
kellita: getting the job in the first place; warrens journey this season and, of course, the blonde hair
dj: scenes with the kid; the dog hates them
russell: airshaft scene; saving 10k in insane asylum
On the dog:
The dog hates them, isnt trained, and is pretty disobedient
one time DJ put peanut butter in pants to get the dog to come to him and he still refused; the kid is able to be reasoned with
Jellybean takes are for the kid (1 for an easy scene, 2 for a hard one)
On the Murphy loving Warren thing
They arent sure if they would ever admit it to each other, but Kellita says they have a love that goes deeper than a relationshisnt su
Roberta loving murohy is what keeps her going
Cassandra: They dont regret killing her
“i do actually i got some nice back rubs” - keith
Addys arc this season will be surprising and will be controversial
Keith wants zombie masseuses
Dj want a winter episode so they can all suffer like he did in the heat
“i filmed my scenes in 100 degree weather in a parka”
“the snow was made of soap and i inhaled a bunch of it”
How was 5k raised by crows: they liked him and he found them water, thoy adopted him (snow white from hell dj)
Murphy is the character that everyone loves to hate
“you hate him and then he goes and does something really great and youre like….”
Keith directs episode 4.04!!!!!
apparently david michael latt’s wife was on the show at some point
they talked about the fact that all of the z’s have some bits of humanity in them, and thats what the show is really about; how much humanity remains in everyone
at the end after they left the stage keith came over to the ropes and was high fiving everyone and shaking hands and he was so happy to meet us!!! but the guard dude was like “time to go” and was pulling him away so he waved goodbye and was all smiley and it was awesome
Just a short piece about dinner with the Charming’s from Killian’s perspective.
The first time he’s invited to dinner it’s an awkward feeling.
He’s never had to do this before; dine with the parents. He’s had dinner in the company of the Charmings before, sure, but this was under a whole different circumstance. Now he was joining them as Emma’s boyfriend, specifically for them to get to know him without the main topic being whatever villain they were facing.
No, the topic this time would be him, and it was completely unchartered waters.
He’d never been the subject of any lass’s affections as a lad; he’d been a slave on a merchant ship. Not exactly suitor material. And once he’d enrolled in the navy, his time was dedicated to being the best at his job; making something of himself for Liam to be proud of. There wasn’t time for courting.
Of course, once he’d turned to piracy, it was nothing but giggling barmaids, sneaking off with him in lure of his pretty face, or lonesome wenches chasing the thrill and danger of his profession.
And then Milah came along…
Killian had never been the type of man to take home to the family, which is why he was suddenly unsure of how to act.
He wanted to give a good impression. He wanted to show he was worthy of Emma and deserving of their acceptance, but he also refused to change who he was just for the sake of impressing them. He was stuck straddling a indecisive fence.
“Sorry about this.” Emma kept whispering to him, showing she was embarrassed and insisting that her mother was responsible for the event.
But Killian knew, although Emma wasn’t keen on her parents making a big spectacle, she was just as nervous as he. It was new for her too. She’d never brought someone home to meet her mother and father. She too wanted to make a good impression of herself.
It was that knowledge that had him determined to make it go well.
The night turned out a lot better than he’d expected. The awkward conversation had soon blossomed into stories of the Enchanted Forest. He’d found himself triggering fond memories for the couple with his recounts of past adventures.
He’d even managed to get David to laugh.
By the end of the night, Emma had a smile on her face, pride beaming from her that told him it was all worth it.
“We should do this again.” Snow announced, and the thought doesn’t have his blood running cold.
For once, he’s in agreement.
The third time he’s invited to dinner it’s bleak.
He’s not quite sure why he’s been invited over, not when the source of their association is currently shrouded in darkness and isolating herself across the other side of town.
But Snow insists on him being there.
It’s quiet. Small talk is seldom with each of them lost in their own turmoil, running the same questions through their heads. What did we do wrong? How did Emma fall so far? How do we get her back?
It warms him slightly to know that he’s still included; still welcome even with Emma’s absence. But it pains him even more that she’s absent in the first place.
Although they eat in peace and manage to find some comfort in each other’s company for the evening, it still feels like a failure.
The next dinner can only be described as bizarre.
There’s more people at the table this time, and they’re seated in an Underworld version of the loft, trapped and unable to get home, but it’s strangely pleasant.
He feels guilt.
Guilt that they’re in this predicament because of him; having to take on Hades himself because of him, but he can’t help finding comfort in knowing they did it because they feel he’s worth it.
He matters. He has a family; a place.
The underlying stress of the situation is overshadowed by their hope and reluctance to give in. They’re optimistic and determined to get back home and it rubs off on him. He shares smiles with Emma and holds her hand through it because it may not be an ideal situation, but they’re together.
And they will get back home.
Their last dinner would be marked down as his favourite.
It was the five of them once again- six if you count the littlest Prince, but it was different in so many ways.
They were no longer crammed into the loft.
This time, it was their home playing host.
His and Emma’s.
Their newly developed status is exciting and they find themselves thoroughly enjoying every moment. Both hesitant yet eager to prepare the meal together because it’s new and adventurous; not knowing who should be in charge of what, just knowing that they want it.
The charming’s being their guests, welcomed into their kitchen, sitting at their table. Killian can’t keep the smile off his face the entire night. He doesn’t remember feeling so at ease.
He pours the wine that night, he laughs the loudest, he doesn’t hold back from stretching across his seat to place a kiss on Emma’s cheek. He’s offering the dessert this time, Snow as asking if there’s anything they can do to help, David is thanking him for a great evening- It feels magnificent.
And she’s glowing with happiness too. They all are.
It was home.
It was how family is meant to be; how it should feel.
He can’t help but think about what the next dinner will be like.
Will it be back to short uncomfortable conversation with growing silence? Will he be able to share stories with them again after knowing what he’s done in the past?
Will it be on his and Emma’s wedding day? Surrounded by decorations and congratulations as they toast to good health and a happy life?
Killian is unsure of the reception he’ll receive the next time their family dinner comes around, but he knows for damn sure he needs to get off this submarine and back to Storybrooke to find out.
In the episode where Jermy was introduced, we all know the part where David unsuspectingly was the one to lead to the camps downfall in the challenge. And in the episode Jasper Dies at the End, we can obviously assume David lied to the children about what happened, as he even went off course of the story to mention things going on in present day (I can’t remember what he said though, oops). And I just wanted to bring up, as a writer nerd, David is a great character.
Yeah, he’s a good guy, but I’ve just learned how great he really is. Many people write characters as happy go lucky, always happy, can snap, but are always good at heart, but David’s not like that. He fucks up, says things he doesn’t really mean to come off in a bad way, gets angry, and he has likely lied before (and will continue). I’m sorry this rant has no meaning, but I just want to bring up to writers all around that making good characters doesn’t mean they are good all the time.
Everyone fucks up, and if David hadn’t and just remained chipper, I doubt he’d be all that enjoyable sometimes.
I hate when people make these Mary Sue characters and don’t remember we can only truly relate to them through their flaws. We are naturally connected to the characters that most reflect ourselves and our problems.
Goodness this is a rant about nothing please don’t read I’m going back to writing Danvid shit
Bones was a show that supported feminism. Men and women worked together side-by-side. This show was filled with beautiful & healthy relationships. Not only healthy romantic relationships, but also healthy friendships. It truly expressed how friends can become family. Family isn’t defined by blood, it is instead defined by those that would (literally in this show) take a bullet for you. I am so grateful to have enjoyed such a wonderful experience. Thank you to the writers and actors who made it so wonderful. As a woman in the science field, this show spoke volumes to me. It taught me to speak up and have confidence in myself no matter what. It’s been a great run Bones ❤️
When you have a character who is so buttoned-up, you want to set them off-balance and see what that does to him. I think Hardy is a difficult man to be around, but I think he’s hard not to admire because he has that moral compass and that purity of purpose. As a viewer, hopefully you want the best for him. I think you’re willing him on to have a bit of personal happiness, and at the same time, knowing that he’s almost certainly not going to because he’ll manage to fuck it up somehow. That’s indeed what we see him doing, because he can’t quite remove himself enough from the job at hand. He can’t ever stop being the policeman long enough to get to be a human being, which of course is his great virtue and his great flaw, I think.
How do Charming and Snow feel about their daughter getting married in the midst of the Black Fairy drama?
GOODWIN: What is the word for the bridezilla mom? Well, we’re going to invent one. She’s like Mother of the Bridezilla. No, she’s like Motherzilla of the Bride. She’s all things wedding all the time.
Does David agree with her?
GOODWIN: He’s going to have to if he wants peace at home.
Will this cause a divide between them?
GOODWIN: Yeah. It might cause some comedy.
DALLAS: Snow is pushing through, and she wants to have it, like, the public, the people, need this in order to keep hope alive. To see something good happening amongst all this badness; that is a great point, and there is something to it, but I feel David feels that, yeah, getting married to Snow was the best day of his life, but then what happened right after was the worst day of his life. It’s a very similar situation that’s happening here with the Final Battle, and then what’s going to happen? He doesn’t want that for her, and he wants her just to be able to get married, and be happy, and not have all this other stuff that’s going on like Snow and Charming had. He’s definitely reserved. He’s focused on getting all of that done and over with, so she can be free, and free to marry, and just live her life as opposed to going into this Final Battle.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time. Read at your own risk!
There’s some good news and bad news for the Charming family after Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time.
First, the good news: After weeks of being in a sleeping curse in which only one of them was awake at any given moment, Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Charming (Josh Dallas) broke free of the curse thanks to the residents of Storybrooke all drinking a bit of the potion and diluting its magic.
The bad news: Their heartbreaking backstory is, well, even more heartbreaking than we already knew. During the first Dark Curse, Mary Margaret unwittingly delivered a flower with magical pixie dust that woke John Doe. That means Snow and Charming were actually together, but unable to reunite with their daughter, who was prophesied to return after 28 years to break the curse. Hence, they took a potion to once again wipe their memories and let fate take its course.
On the plus side, the Charmings have something to celebrate with the return of Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), who promptly and properly proposed to Emma (Jennifer Morrison) at the close of Sunday’s episode. Twist: Their wedding is the musical episode! (Get more details here.) Below, Goodwin and Dallas talk about the surprise twist in the Charmings’ past when EW hit the set ahead of the musical episode.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you react when you learned Snow and Charming did wake up during the curse? JOSH DALLAS: It’s totally heartbreaking, and I think that goes back to that idea that they blame themselves, and he does a lot. He blames himself, “Maybe he could have done something different. Maybe she could have had a different life. Maybe she could have stayed in the Enchanted Forest. Maybe it would have been fine. She would have been that princess, and she would have had that life.” Yeah, I think that’s something he wrestles with a lot; it’s definitely something that impacts him deeply. GINNIFER GOODWIN: It was hard for me to relate in real life because, especially now that I have children, I wholeheartedly, selfishly would have just taken care of myself and my immediate family, gross as that may be. So it was hard to find a more generous place in my spirit, but I found what Snow did to be of the utmost integrity and very Snow White-esque; very in keeping with her character.
Talk about Snow and David’s reunion after waking from the sleeping curse. GOODWIN: It is like many Once Upon a Time reunions. It is dramatic and brief in elation in our realizing immediately that something else is going on.
Isn’t that how it always is in Storybrooke? GOODWINGOODWIN: It is how it always is. DALLAS:DALLAS: Well it’s always good to see Snow White’s eyes, and to hold her, and she’s awake, and coherent. Yeah. It was nice to get out of it for sure.
How do Charming and Snow feel about their daughter getting married in the midst of the Black Fairy drama? GOODWIN: What is the word for the bridezilla mom? Well, we’re going to invent one. She’s like Mother of the Bridezilla. No, she’s like Motherzilla of the Bride. She’s all things wedding all the time.
Does David agree with her? GOODWIN: He’s going to have to if he wants peace at home.
Will this cause a divide between them? GOODWIN: Yeah. It might cause some comedy. DALLAS: Snow is pushing through, and she wants to have it, like, the public, the people, need this in order to keep hope alive. To see something good happening amongst all this badness; that is a great point, and there is something to it, but I feel David feels that, yeah, getting married to Snow was the best day of his life, but then what happened right after was the worst day of his life. It’s a very similar situation that’s happening here with the Final Battle, and then what’s going to happen? He doesn’t want that for her, and he wants her just to be able to get married, and be happy, and not have all this other stuff that’s going on like Snow and Charming had. He’s definitely reserved. He’s focused on getting all of that done and over with, so she can be free, and free to marry, and just live her life as opposed to going into this Final Battle.
What can you tease about the musical? DALLAS: I’ve just been screeching away in my trailer trying to learn the stuff. The singing comes out of something. It’s not just arbitrary, like we’re just singing, so it’s part of something — could be a curse or could be a spell, it could be something that translates itself into song. GOODWIN: I am singing, maybe much to everyone’s detriment I am singing. I asked them to put me in the background, and they did not, so we’ll just see what happens. I can’t karaoke. I’ve only pulled off singing when I’ve been animated, so this is going to be a very vulnerable experience for me.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Could u pls do a follow ok to pen lines?? Where the rest of the team find out???
The follow-up to Pen Lines (x) as requested by a couple of people. Enjoy <3
Fandom: Criminal Minds Pairing: Luke Alvez x Reader Prompt: Request
Description: The rest of the team finds out about the two very special females in Luke’s life, other than Roxy.
It had been a tough week for the entire team. The BAU had been called out to a particularly disturbing case in Michigan on Monday and had only returned back to Quantico late Friday night. Luke had narrowly escaped a potentially fatal confrontation with the unsub thanks to the team’s swift arrival at their location. Everyone was physically exhausted and emotionally drained as they packed up their things, no doubt looking forward to a well-deserved rest that weekend.
But, Luke had an important question to ask his teammates.
“Is anyone free this weekend?” He asked curiously, glancing up at them as he balanced his go-bag on his shoulder, nervously adjusting the strap.
“Trust me Newbie, I see enough of you at-”
Garcia’s witty reply was interrupted by JJ gently placing a hand on her shoulder, laughing softly as she prevented the inevitable bickering session before it even had the chance to begin.
“I’m free.” JJ offered kindly, smiling at him from her desk. “I’m pretty sure everyone else is as well…unless you count Spence’s plans to reread his entire book collection.”
A small murmur of laughter filled the bullpen as Spencer grinned proudly at his weekend plans.
“Well, I’m sure that can wait until next week Reid.” Rossi clapped his hands together, playfully nudging the younger agent’s shoulder in jest. “What are you thinking of Luke?”
Luke grinned to himself as he reached into his bag to pull out a small bundle of bright pink envelopes. Tara, who was stood closest to him, raised her eyebrows at the sight of the former ranger clutching the glitter-covered paper. It was definitely an odd thing for him to carry around.
Luke glanced up to Prentiss who smiled encouragingly, nodding her head as she instantly realised what it was he wanted to ask the group. He bit his lip to conceal his teasing grin as he carefully handed each of them an envelope. They all exchanged looks of confusion as they curiously opened them to reveal their contents.
“I didn’t realise you were such a big fan of sparkles Alvez.” Rossi muttered as glitter spilled from his envelope, coating his hands with pink shimmer. Luke chuckled softly, his daughter had obviously been left without supervision as she made Rossi’s invite. She was crazy about glitter at the moment – Luke had only just managed to get the remnants of her latest art creation out of his hair yesterday.
Garcia on the other hand was thrilled by the bedazzled paper, grinning brightly as she admired the shine. “Is it Roxy’s birthday or something? Why didn’t you tell me sooner Newbie? I had the best present in mind.”
Luke laughed softly as he shook his head, clearing his throat before he explained himself. “It was my daughter’s birthday on Wednesday.”
He glanced up to see shocked faces staring at him and decided to continue whilst they were rendered temporarily silent with surprise.
“I obviously couldn’t be there, and pre-empting that we organised a party for this weekend.” He told them, twisting his hands anxiously as he awaited a response. Prentiss met his gaze and flashed him a supportive smile.
There was a moment of stunned silence as they absorbed the news.
“You have a daughter?” JJ asked, a small grin playing on her lips as she looked up at him.
“Yeah, Mia. She’s five…actually, six now.” Luke told her quietly, the thought of his daughter causing his lips to curve upwards into a gentle smile. He had been looking forward to getting home all week, praying he would make it back in time for her party.
“Well, congratulations!” Rossi exclaimed, clapping him on the shoulder as he pulled Luke into a warm embrace. “Enjoy these years Alvez because, before you know it, she’ll be all grown-up.” He smiled kindly at Luke, knowing how truly precious being a father to a daughter was – Joy had only entered his life relatively recently, but she had quickly become one of his greatest sources of happiness.
The others murmured their compliments to him, smiling brightly as they pulled him into kind embraces. JJ and Tara kissed him on the cheek as they told him they would be delighted to go to the party. Then, there was just one person left to respond.
Garcia appeared to be frozen in shock, her eyes darting between the team and Luke as she tried to make sense of the revelation.
“Why am I the only one who find this really surprising?” She cried, gesturing desperately towards Luke.
The rest of the team tried to contain their knowing-smiles as Rossi’s soft chuckle echoed around the room. Truth be told, they had all had their suspicions. After all, they were profilers.
Rossi in particular had noticed how moved the agent had been when working on cases involving children. JJ, as a parent herself, had also noticed Luke’s sympathetic nature towards mothers and fathers of victims during interviews – surprised by his intuitiveness. Tara had also found it touching when she had watched him comfort a victim’s children at the hospital, holding them in his arms as they sobbed. Reid, ever observant, had consistently noted how Luke seemed to be comfortable around family homes when examining crime scenes – he had been the one to point out that a child’s favourite teddy bear had been taken during an abduction, just by looking at the otherwise tidy line-up of stuffed toys at the foot of her bed.
“God, you guys all suck! I hate not being a profiler.” Garcia whined exasperatedly, folding her arms across her chest. A heavy sigh fell from her lips as she realised that she, as usual, was the last to know about something. She couldn’t help being interested in her colleagues’ personal lives – after all, it was part of her job to do investigative digging.
Luke chuckled softly. “I’m sorry I didn’t tell you all sooner…” He sighed quietly, trying to convey his reasoning behind his actions. “It was just a little difficult adjusting to life in the BAU and trust has never really come easily to me.”
He looked up and was encouraged to see their kind eyes and supportive smiles, even from Garcia. He had been worried about them being upset or even angry that he had kept his personal life from them, but they weren’t. They really did understand him.
“But I’ve realised, especially after this case, that we’re family too.” He smiled at them kindly, his hand drifting towards the chain he wore around his neck. “I’d love for you to meet mine.”
Bright grins shone on all their faces as they nodded in agreement. They were extremely touched by his trust and proud that he had finally confided in them.
“Besides, I knew you all wouldn’t want to pass up the chance to dress up as your favourite princesses.” A wide grin spread across his face at their slightly startled reaction. “That’s the theme Mia decided on.” He laughed as he thought about the fluffy crown his daughter had made him try on last weekend in preparation.
“She already sounds awesome.” Garcia squealed excitedly, clapping her hands together at the prospect of being able to dress up. “How is she your daughter?” She quipped playfully, winking at Luke.
He just chuckled, shaking his head at the bubbly blonde’s teasing. “Well, I hope you can make it. My wife has been nagging me for a long time about meeting you all.” He should have expected the response he received.
“You have a wife?” Garcia’s voice was incredulous as she raised her eyebrows judgingly at him. “Gosh, what an unlucky lady.”
Everyone chuckled at her comment, the bullpen filling with the sound of warm laughter as they all promised to make it to Mia’s party tomorrow afternoon.
Reid grinned happily at Luke, thanking him for the invite and promising that he would show Mia all his special magic tricks. Apparently, Luke’s daughter had been thrilled at the chance to meet a real-life wizard – having been awed by her new favourite bedtime story about magic that Luke had introduced last week.
Spencer had probably been the least surprised of the entire group to discover that Luke had a family. He was too observant not to notice how, when his fellow agent was stressed, his hands would trail around a ring on his chest. Nor had he missed the longing glances Luke had flashed at his phone on Wednesday or his lingering gaze on the children’s birthday cards at the store.
He was just happy that Luke had finally divulged his secret to the team, they all were.
“Will and, of course, Henry and Michael are welcome to come as well JJ. As long as they don’t mind all the pink and sparkles.” Luke told her grinning as the blonde burst out laughing, nodding her head to indicate that her family would be more than happy to attend.
“Oh, they’ll love it!” She assured him, gently patting his arm as she stood up to grab her things.
The team followed suit, pulling on their jackets and bags as they moved towards the exit. A light-hearted and warm aura seemed to follow them, providing a great relief from the stress of their disturbing day.
“Good, because Mia’s been working on making fluffy tiaras all week.”