It Only Took Eight Years

Title: It Only Took Eight Years
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Category: M/M
Ratings: NC-17
Pairings: Aaron Hotchner/Spencer Reid, Past Aaron Hotchner/Haley Hotchner, Past Spencer Reid/Maeve Donovan
Characters: Aaron Hotchner, Spencer Reid, David Rossi, Derek Morgan,
Spoilers: Up through Season 7
Summary: Spencer Reid has been harboring deep feelings for his boss Aaron Hotchner for a long time now. He finally gets the courage to tell him, but his fear makes him run. Aaron is stunned and reflects back on his friendship with Spencer over the years and realizes that he may lose his best friend.
Words: 35,224
Warnings: Canonical Character Death
Tags: Unrequited Love, Friendship, Slash, Friends to Lovers, Courtship
Beta: DarkJediQueen, Grammarly

Chapter 1 – 2

Chapters 3 – 5

Chapter 6 – 8

Chapters 9 – 12