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02 September 2011 @ 12:01 am
fic : Magic (Hotch/Reid, PG)  
Title: Magic
Author: [info]bowie28 (Bow)
Pairing/Characters: Hotch/Reid, Jack Hotchner (Criminal Minds)
Rating: PG
Warning: Fluff
Word count: 530
Beta: None. Sorry. Didn’t want to bother anyone with my doodling.
Spoiler: None.
Disclaimer: FICTION
Summary: Jack’s in search of his missing jigsaws.
Author’s Notes: This is the first story I finished in months. I’m so proud (lol) even though it’s very short. I hope this is a good sign for all my unfinished works. Written for [info]agirlnamedluna who requested ‘M for Magic’ on my long overdue H/R alphabet memes


“Daddy, Daddy!” Jack runs up to him as he’s standing in the doorway of Jack’s bedroom. “Spencer’s making my jigsaws disappear!”

Aaron looks up from his ecstatic son to the smiling man on the floor by an unfinished Pokémon jigsaw puzzle. “Is he now?”

“He puts one in his hand and waves his other hand over it like this,” Jack demonstrates, “and then it’s gone!”

“Really?” Aaron tries his best not to laugh.

“And he did it again! Four more times!”

Aaron takes a knee before Jack and makes a face. “So you lost five jigsaws. Do you know what that means?”

Jack thinks about it and while Aaron waits, he looks up and meets Spencer’s amused eyes. He can’t help but shaking his head at himself.

“It means…,” Jack starts, “I can’t finish the picture.” Jack’s eyes widen before his little blond head turning swiftly back to the man in the middle of the room. “Spencer!”

Now it’s Spencer’s turn to panic. “Don't worry, Jack. What I did is called magic, and the jigsaws didn’t disappear. They’ve just been relocated.”

“What does that mean?” Jack demands.

“It means I put them somewhere else,” Spencer explains. “Check your pocket.”

Jack does and his eyes get even wider. He’s holding up the missing jigsaws. “Daddy! They’re here!”

“I see.” Aaron smiles brightly at his son. “Let’s check if they’re all here.”

“One, two,” Jack starts counting, “three, four…”

“Uh-oh. There’re only four.” Aaron feigns panic as Jack quickly rechecks his pocket.

“It’s not here!” Jack announces, frowning.

“I didn’t say I put them all in one place.”

Aaron and Jack look up at the same time, and Spencer is smiling his devious smile. The next thing he knows Jack is out of his reach and charging Spencer until he’s sprawling on Spencer’s chest.

Then there are giggles and Aaron realizes they’re not coming from his son. Jack is tickling Spencer who is now banging his hand on the floor repeatedly, shouting, “Uncle!”

When Jack doesn’t show signs of stopping, Aaron steps in and picks his son up and away from the defeated man. Spencer pushes himself up and tries his best to fix his hair without sacrificing anymore of his dignity.

“He has your bullying tendency,” Spencer observes without menace.

Aaron doesn’t disagree and mentally adds it to his to-do list as he puts down his son.

“Check your dad’s pocket,’ Spencer tells Jack.

Aaron frowns as Jack puts his hand inside his left jacket pocket. His frown deepens when Jack doesn’t produce the missing jigsaw, but instead a platinum band with two indented lines running around it.

“This isn’t the jigsaw.” Jack looks at the object in his palm, wearing his father’s frown.

“The other pocket,” Spencer says, which Jack complies immediately, leaving the shinny thing back where it was.

“It’s here!” Jack declares, showing the jigsaw to his father, who smiles back dumbly as his fingers find the magic circle inside his pocket, cold and solid in his hand.

He watches his son running back to the magician who is now beaming back at Aaron like he’s seeing the answer to the most impossible question in the universe.

I do.



Note: Here’s the ring I had in mind.

Ana: CM :: IKYdU looking onaqua_zephyrus on September 1st, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I like that it's short. It makes it so simple, and yet so beautiful at the same time. Taking Jack's innocence with Spencer's wonderful ability to perform magic -- I would be shocked and peeved if Hotch said "no" to a proposal like that.

<333 Adorable as always!
Bow: CM : H/R with coffeebowie28 on September 1st, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
And it came to me that simple too, thank God! It's the fastest I wrote anything in a long time. Spencer and Hotch are really magic, lol. Thanks for leaving a comment, baby. Always makes a writer's heart grow ten sizes. <3

Edited at 2011-09-01 05:40 pm (UTC)
shinodarelyshinodarely on September 1st, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
So wondefully writen, i felt like you have told a story thats about 100 pages long, (if that makes any sense to you lol)

beautiful and woderful!
Bow: CM : H/R close to youbowie28 on September 3rd, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
Aww, that's the best compliment ever! Thank you for reading. :3
ragcatragcat on September 1st, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
This was a delicious little treat, thank you for sharing! I like that ring...
Bow: CM : MGG + Thomasbowie28 on September 3rd, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
I like that ring too. Glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for stopping by. :)
Danieladanikos_realms on September 2nd, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
Aw! Just--aw! That was a lovely way to propose. I love the family dynamics, and how comfortable they all are with each other. Very nice piece. Thank you for sharing! ;)
Bow: CM : I knew you'd understandbowie28 on September 3rd, 2011 07:50 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm a sucker for domestic H/R, and Jack just makes everything that much better. Glad you enjoyed the story. :)
Danieladanikos_realms on September 3rd, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
*nods* I can relate! ;)
(Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
please tell me you have more where that came from, super cute, thank you
Bow: CM : H/R with coffeebowie28 on September 3rd, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
Given that there are a lot of alphabets left in this meme, there might just be one or more H/R + Jack snippets coming your way. Thanks for reading. :)
lynnashe on September 2nd, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
Breathtakingly, heart-flutteringly perfect! Can't tell you how much I like this. Thank you so much for writing and sharing.
Bow: CM : H/R in bathroombowie28 on September 3rd, 2011 07:52 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Thank you!
Awesomely creepy: hotchreidwhattamanagirlnamedluna on September 2nd, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Loving it! So, so cute, and sweet :)
Bow: CM : H/R must touchbowie28 on September 3rd, 2011 07:52 am (UTC)
Ah, you're here. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks!
lady angel: sweet reiddameange on September 3rd, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
Awwwwwww! Love it!
Bow: CM : H/R stand by youbowie28 on September 3rd, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
My, you liked my little story? Thank you so much!
AtieJenatiejen on September 3rd, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
This was a lovely little snippet. One way to propose and such a Spencer thing to do.
Looking forward to more,
Take care,
Bow: CM : H/R with coffeebowie28 on September 4th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Lovely
Thank you so much! Not sure if there'll be more, but you never know, Jack and Reid together are my favorite thing after Hotch and Reid together. <3
reidsgirl1013reidsgirl1013 on September 3rd, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Awwww! You worked two of my favorite things (Reid with Jack, and ring!fic) into one, short, but, wonderfully sweet story! You have a gift for saying a lot, with a few words! Beautiful! This made my day a little better! Thank you!!!!!!!
Bow: CM : H/R must touchbowie28 on September 4th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks so much. I was in the mood for some fluffy H/R and Jack just makes everything better. And as a non-English speaker, I prefer using as few words as possible, lol. So glad it worked out well. :3
Bluespirebluespire on September 5th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
Oh, so sweet. I love it. I love the easy interactions you write between Hotch and Reid and the addition of Jack just makes it. Nice little piece here.
Bow: CM : H/R stand by youbowie28 on September 5th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Hotch and Reid (and Jack) made it easy. :3
Eve Everdeen: reid mischievousthedeathchamber on September 9th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥
Bow: CM : Reid boyband hairbowie28 on September 9th, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
Thank you!
szarabasjkaszarabasjka on September 13th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
OMG I have a ring just like that one!!!
loved the story
Bow: CM : I knew you'd understandbowie28 on September 14th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
That's a beautiful ring. I want one. XD

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the story.
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Bow: CM : H/R stand by youbowie28 on September 23rd, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Thank you!
rebak1ttenrebak1tten on February 11th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Really lovely story. Love the nc-17 stories, but I also really like the family ones. And very pretty ring, too!
Bow: CM : H/R must touchbowie28 on February 12th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much. Glad you liked it.