Emily stared across the table at JJ, her eyes tracing over the blonde’s form as they remained, while everybody else left. She raised an eyebrow and shook her head. “JJ…” She spoke softly, yet not wanting to invade her friend’s privacy. She shifted her weight in her feet and shrugged half heartedly before clearing her throat. “You’re not… You’re not, um, pregnant, are you?” She whispered, placing a gentle hand on the younger woman’s hand. She wasn’t quite sure what to expect, or even if JJ would even consider asking her question.
The brunette almost instantly felt guilty and swallowed a lump in her throat. “I mean, you don’t look pregnant, hell, you’re smaller than me… It’s just-“
Just what, Emily?
She chastised herself and swallowed, shrugging.
It’s just that I had headaches all of the time when I was pregnant? I felt nauseous daily? No. You can not tell her that. She doesn’t care. Nobody does.
Exhaling softly, the agent shook her head and turned to watch Hotch walk passed the conference room doorway. She sighed quietly, mentally noting how he was wearing her favorite tie of his. He poked his head in after knocking quietly on the doorframe. “Are you two alright?” He quickly assessed both agents by looking them up and down, his eyes falling on Emily as she now was standing in front of JJ, looking lost, her dark eyes dimmer than ever.
She quickly nodded and watched him return to his office, disappearing up the cat walk. She took in a huge breath and turned back to the blonde, nudging her with her arm. “Are you sure you’re okay?” She cocked her head to the side, not wanting to overcrowd her friend or over step her boundaries. They all had limits, and she still wasn’t quite sure exactly what hers were yet.
She left the conference room, still not quite sure of knowing whether JJ was completely alright. Although she was her best friend, and practically only friend, she owed her some alone time. Whatever was going on with her, wasn’t Emily’s business. No matter how much she cared or wanted to know. It just wasn’t her place. Giving the blonde a final look, of ‘You know I’m always here for you’, they finished getting ready to depart from the BAU parking lot. Emily followed Dave, sitting in the backseat behind him. She looked across as JJ was about to get into the other vehicle, where Reid and Derek debated about something unimportant, and hopped back out of the vehicle. “Wait.”
She walked over to JJ and motioned for her to take the SUV with Dave and Hotch. “It’ll be quieter… For your head. Go, get some rest. I’ll deal with the squabbling children.” She nodded with a half-smile, and gave her friend a small touch on the arm before following Derek over to his vehicle. Spencer followed, trying to prolong the argument of why the original Star Trek was better. Rolling her eyes, the brunette shuffled into the seat and sighed softly before closing her eyes completely. “Boys, they both are great. Now please, let’s just… shhh.” She rubbed at her temples, beginning to get a mini headache of her own.