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dates were never something that appealed to you but after JJ constantly
pressed you about it, you agreed to it. According to her, the guy was a
friend of Will’s and was very nice. When all you can say about someone
is that they’re very nice it’s probably because there are a million
strange things about them. And sure enough, you were gonna find out.
His name was Bill, he was thirty years old and worked as a football
coach. He talked… a lot. And mostly about himself. In fact, you were
pretty sure he had only asked you about your name before introducing
himself and going on about his life. You didn’t want to be rude so you
just smiled friendly and nodded your head from now and then, trying to
look interested in whatever it was he was talking about. But your mind
Right before you finished work and headed out, the team gathered and
discussed their plans for the night. JJ happily announced that you had a
date and you silently cursed her for doing so, not really wanting your
colleagues to know about something that would could possibly go terribly
wrong and embarrass you for the rest of your life. But what caught your
attention the most was the frown in Reid’s face and how he grew quiet
after JJ’s “announcement”. Morgan seemed to have noticed it too and
patted Reid on the shoulders, which left you even more confused.
Bill was talking about new football tactics and championships and you
almost lost your mind. Who in their right mind believes that talking
about sports is a good topic for a first date? Did he want to scare you
away because if so, he was doing a mighty good job at it. But he
wouldn’t stop talking, and frankly he didn’t seem to notice you were
there. You excused yourself to the bathroom and felt acknowledged for
the first time.
Closing the door behind you and pulling out your phone, you dialed
the number of the one person you hoped could get you out of this
nightmare. After a few rings you heard his voice.
“(Y/N)? Is everything okay? Aren’t you supposed to be on a.. date?”
he hesitated at that last part and once more you wondered why he seemed
“Yeah, yeah I am. But I’m kind of.. hiding in the bathroom.“ you laughed nervously.
There were a few moments of silence before Reid spoke up. “What kind of date are you on?” and you couldn’t help but agree.
“It’s just.. the guy is terrible. He asked me for my name and then
went on about himself and hasn’t shut up since. He keeps talking about
football and his life and career and he never runs out of things to say.
I only like rambling when you do it.” you face palmed right after
letting out those last words.
“What do you.. what do you need me for?” he asked and you couldn’t
decide if he hadn’t heard what you said or just chose to ignore it.
“Could you just.. come pick me up? I’ll tell the guy I’m not feeling well, not like he’ll care anyway.”
“I’ll be right there.” he agreed and you sighed in relief, you
couldn’t wait to get out of there. Making your way back to your date,
you didn’t even bother sitting back down but gave him a smile.
“I’m not feeling very well so I think I’m gonna head off. It was nice
meeting you, though.” you lied and got a reaction you weren’t
“What? Do you know how hard it was to get a reservation in this
place? And you want to leave?” his tone revealed a whole new side of him
and you silently thanked yourself for getting out before it was too
“I’m sorry but I’m just not feeling well. Maybe some other time.” or never. He scoffed and shook his head.
“Whatever, it’s not like you were actually interesting. You’re just a
pretty face, that’s it.” you restrained yourself from slapping him
across the face as you got a text from Reid saying he was outside. You’d
never admit it but you were hurt. How could he say that? You work so
hard, you put your life in risk every day, you tried to please everyone,
but all everyone saw was a pretty face.
Spotting Reid outside, you only mumbled a “hi” before storming past
him and getting into the car. He got in the driver’s seat not long after
and started making his way to your house, driving in silence before he
“What did he do?” he questioned quietly, you shook his head but spoke nonetheless.
“He said I’m not interesting and that I’m just a pretty face. It’s
stupid that it’s bothering me so much.” Words from a narcissist really
shouldn’t affect you so much but way deep down, you were completely
different from the confident persona that everyone knew so well. Reid
had a deep frown on his face.
“And you believe him?”
You shrugged. “Well, he said it for a reason.”
“Yeah, because you left him.” you didn’t believe his words, deep down
you thought Reid felt the same, everyone did. A few more seconds of
silence followed and you wished you had never said yes to JJ.
“You’re the single most interesting person I’ve ever met.” Reid said
and you turned your head to him in surprise. He glanced back at you.
“It’s true. Over the years I’ve gotten to know you, I’ve learned a lot.
You have so many stories to tell, I love hearing everything you have to
say. You’re a dreamer, an achiever, you have goals for yourself. You’re
strong — both physically and emotionally. You’re a great listener and
adviser. You put everyone ahead of yourself and sometimes that’s not the
best choice, but others’ joy is more important to you than your own.
You’re so intelligent and wise, sometimes I feel like you’re the genius.
You’re more than a pretty face, (Y/N).”
“You’re amazing, you know that?” You never knew someone could think
so greatly about you — especially someone whom you admired so much — and
you had to admit, you felt something spark. You reached out and placed
your hand on top of Reid’s, keeping it there until he parked outside
“Thanks for saving my night.” you thanked him and he shook his head.
“That’s what I’m here for.” you smiled and leaned in to kiss his
cheek, gaining a blush from the young doctor. You giggled and just as
you were about to leave, you felt something push you back by the hand
and suddenly Reid’s lips were on yours. You kissed back immediately and
tangled your hands in his hair, gently pushing him closer to you. When
you parted for breath, you didn’t really know what to say because wow,
he’s a damn good kisser — add that to his list of abilities. All he did
was smile at you and push back a strand of hair that had fallen at your
“Do you want to come in?” was the last thing you said before his lips
were attached to yours again. What a great ending to such a terrible