“What’s today’s date, Garcia?”
“Um, I think it’s April 13th, Hotch.”
April 13th. It had come by surprise - out of nowhere to create shockwaves. And the unexpectedness kicked the life out of her. JJ’s breath caught in her chest and her stomach filled with a vile feeling that left her struggling not to vomit. She excused herself quickly from their meeting and attempted to maintain a professional attitude as she rushed to the bathroom down the hall. However inconspicuous she wished she came across, she wasn’t successful. A pair of questioning eyes shot up from the desk they had been staring at to follow the blonde’s distressed trail down the hallway. They noticed how JJ’s hand firmly clutched the golden heart that dangled from a chain around her neck - a subconscious habit that she was always found doing in times of distress.
But when JJ reached the bathroom, she let the door slam behind her. She holed up in the stall furthest from the door and let loud, gasping sobs wrack her body. The same thought plagued her mind as tears formed muddy mascara rivulets on her cheeks: “How could I have forgotten about her?” Unsure as to how long it would take to regain her composure, JJ prayed that no one would discover her in here…
Emi was sitting in the principal’s office, holding the bag of ice against her head. “Why am I still here?” Emi snapped, wincing as she adjusted the bag of ice on her head. “Because, the phone number you gave us to reach your parents is not valid, Ms. Rossi.” Emi rolled her eyes, and leaned back in the chair. “Whatever.” Emi snapped again, placing the bag of ice just underneath her eye. “Well, this is great.”
The principal looked at the youngest Rossi, and handed her the phone. “You’re going to call your mother.” Emi looked up at him wide eyed. “What?! Don’t you usually do that?” The principal smiled. “You’re a special case.” Emi grumbled, and dialed in the correct number.
Emi cleared her throat when she heard JJ’s voice on the other end. “Can you come to school? I uh… the principal wants to talk to you. Kay, bye.” Emi hung up without even letting JJ talk. Truthfully, that was the first time in probably a week or so Emi had even talked to JJ.
Hearing the door swing open, Emi grumbled as JJ made her way into the room. “Jennifer, right?” Emi kept her gaze on the ground as the principal introduced himself. “Can we make this quick? If I’m going to get suspended for something that wasn’t my fault, let’s get it over with.” Emi grumbled, moving the ice back to her head.
JJ grasped her phone firmly in her hands. She sat at her desk It was rare that she ever let go of it when not holding a gun instead, so when it buzzed with a phone call from Emi’s school, her heart started racing. She cleared her throat and used her best professional voice to answer it. “Jennifer Rossi,” she stated. She listened in shock, unable to respond throughout the abrupt phone call. “Emi - WAIT,” she said as her daughter hung up on her. She let out a long, distressed sigh and threw her body deeper into her chair. JJ closed her eyes and brought a hand to lightly pinch the bridge of her nose before rising to head over to the school. At least she’s alright she thought. If she was talking to me herself, it can’t be that bad, right? But JJ knew better. Emi wasn’t the one to cause trouble. Her heart started racing again at that thought.
As JJ entered the principal’s office, she saw the back of her daughter’s brunette head. Noting that Emi clutched an ice pack in her hand, she swallowed hard. A million thoughts raced through her mind as her daughter lowered her gaze to the floor, further shielding her face from her mother. JJ absentmindedly shook the principal’s hand. “Yes… Hello, it’s uh, nice to meet you,” she replied while trying to get a better look at her daughter’s face. “So Emi,” she began, deciding to address her daughter directly instead of the principal. “What happened?” she asked, softly. JJ didn’t want to scare her daughter off. She had already been incredibly distant lately, which broke JJ’s heart. She didn’t want to drive her daughter even further away.
OOC: I want prompts, too! :)
Her hair hung in a blonde curtain around her face. She collapsed against the side of the porcelain tub in exhaustion. Tears slid silently down her face as she clutched her stomach. She felt as if she were sixteen years old again, trying to purge herself of all of her unwanted emotions. Negative ones that plagued her day and night. The negativity had returned and hit her in full force.
No longer could she pretend like she was a good mother. Seeing her children in pain was enough evidence of that. Nora had ended coping with life just as she had, and she blamed herself for it.
And Emi… She was sure that Emi knew about being adopted by now. What kid hasn’t googled themselves these days? If she didn’t know, then she would be questioning it. JJ knew there were times where things didn’t always add up, and she knew that Emi was beyond bright. She would see it.
Even though her son was off at college most of the time, she worried every day that his seizures disrupted his daily life. Made day to day tasks even more difficult and that he hated every second of it. And it was college. There was no doubt in her mind that he was probably experimenting in the party scene with his classmates - a notion that terrified her. And she knew that he was caught in the middle of her mysterious communication with her ex-husband. Where she and Will stood, she had no idea, but she thought she was bound to get an ulcer at this rate.
The urge to lean back over came back with renewed strength at this thought. She clutched her stomach tighter, hating herself for even eating dinner only an hour previously. JJ wished that she could protect her family and her friends from all of the pain. She only wished she could take all of their pain and put it on herself so they didn’t have to deal with it.
Okay, so I know I’ve been away for almost 5 months. Which is a little ridiculous, I know, but I’m glad you guys will still have me! I’m reading through the character breakdown right now, and my ask box is open to everyone who’s willing to start a para with me. I know that I still want to continue the one I had between JJ/Henry, the two I had with JJ/Emily… And that’s all I can remember since then. I’m working on a self-para that I’ll post when I get back from my doctor’s appointment later in the day which will help to explain everything you need to know about JJ and where she is currently. :)
ooc: Lol awkward I’m not so PEACE. It’s been real. xoxo
ooc: Am I still a thing that’s happening in this RP now that I have full computer access and have come out on the other side of some bad shit or am I a thing of the past? (I’m really hoping I’m not…)