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FIC 010 - Sleep on It {Criminal Minds; Rossi/Prentiss}

Title: Sleep On It
Rating: G
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Pairing: eventual Rossi/Prentiss
Summary: Emily gets a phone call from Rossi way too early in the morning. She thinks something happened, but in reality Rossi is just a dumbass and forgot about the five hour time difference.
A/N: So this is something I've wanted to do for a while. Straight-up dialogue with no action or qualifiers or anything (until the last bit at the end). I really hope it's not too awkward. Also, written for the Advent Calendar at cmrossiprentiss. I'd like to thank the Academy and wizened_cynic for enabling my obsessions and making me feel better about this.

“Oh God, is everything okay?”

“Yeah, why wouldn’t it be?”

“Dave, it’s after 4:00 in the morning. I thought maybe...”

“Oh. Sorry about that.” A pause. “What are you doing for Christmas?”

“You called me before the asscrack of dawn to ask me what I’m doing for Christmas?”

“Well, to be fair, I don’t know what time it is in London.”

“Five hours ahead of you, Rossi, and I know I told you that before I left. What are you doing up so late anyway?”

“I just got home. We’ve been in Raleigh since Wednesday.”

“Mm. That’s rough.”

“Tell me about it.” A few seconds pass. “So?”


“So what are you doing for Christmas?”

“I don’t know. Probably just staying home and watching a movie or two.”

“Nothing exciting or festive happens in London?”

“I’m sure it does, I just-”

“Don’t tell me you haven’t made any friends yet. It’s been months.”

“Well no, I have. They’re just not the kind of friends I want to spend Christmas with.”

“Why not?”

“Mm.” A sigh. “They don’t feel like family.”



“Come home for Christmas.”

“I can’t. I need to be here.”

“If you change your mind-”

“I’ll let you know.”

“Sleep on it.”

“I’d love to, but you have to let me go first.”

“Alright, alright.”

“Good night, Rossi.”

“Good night Prentiss.”

Dave hung up and looked at the time display. It was almost 11:30. He hit a speed dial number and put the phone up to his ear.

“Hey Hotch, I need a favor. Don’t let anyone else take the last two weeks of this month off, I’m going on vacation.”
Tags: fandom → criminal minds, medium → fanfic, pairing → rossi/prentiss
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