Chapter 1: The Beginning
Two Days Earlier
"Hey guys," JJ said smiling to Prentiss and Morgan as she walked past them carrying some case files with her long blond pony-tail swinging slightly.
"Hey JJ," Prentiss sighed glancing up from the paperwork, she despised doing paperwork and was relived for a distraction. "How was your weekend?"
"Same as always," she replied before droping a new case file on top of her paperwork pile. "We got a new case."
"How bad?" Morgan asked looking over his file as she started walking off.
"Pretty bad," she said grimly. "Hotch wants use in the breifing room. Hey Reid." She smiled as Reid walked past her. Reid smiled back as he set down his messanger bag and took a sip of his coffee.
"Hey pretty boy," Morgan smirked. "Your late."
"There have been four murders in Hill Lake, Minnesota," Hotch said as soon as the team was seated in the breifing room. He pulled up the pictures of a young women with blond hair and blue eyes who was smiling at the camera. "The first victim was Sydney Crawford she was a 22 year old collage student at Hill Lake Community Collage.She was last seen six weeks ago after work. Her car was in the parking garage but her body turned up in the woods on the outskirts of town." Hotch flipped to the next picture with her body along with the smiling pictures of another blond girl.
"The second victim was Lindsey Jameson who was a 24 intern working at the local theater. She was last seen four weeks ago and was also abducted on the way to her car after going to the local gym. Her body was also found in the woods about a mile and a half from the first victim's body." More pictures appered on the screen as the bodies of Sydeny and Lindsey were placed next to the smiling face of another young women. Hotch continued with the information about the thrid victim.
"Victoria Hartley was a 21 year old also attending the same collage as our first victim and was last seen two weeks ago after work. Same emoo as the others and was abducted on the way to her car. Her body was found a week ago, in the same woods about two miles from the other two victims."
"The latest body discovered belongs to Carrie Lord," JJ pulled up the pictures of the latest girl. "A 26 year old grad student from out of town, she was visiting her parents when she was abducted on the way to her car at the same local gym as the sedcond victim. She went missing same day that Victoria Hartley's body was dumped in the woods. Her body was in about a mile from the other three victims."
"Another girl has also gone missing," Hotch said. "Abbey Warren, she's a 25 year old art major attending the same collage as the other two victims. Her roommate reported her missing last night after she didn't come home from the local gym. Local police found her car there and her bag was laying on the ground a little ways from it."
"This UNSUB has a type," Morgan said looked at the pictures of the five girls. "Blond hair, blue eyes, medium height, and stature."
"The bodies don't show any sign of sexual assult," Reid said. "That's unusual. Most serial killers usualy ether sexually assult their victims or kill them violently."
"Most, don't have a statistic for use Dr. Reid?" Prentiss teased him.
"86%," Reid replied without missing a beat. "I'm trying to be more normal."
"Yeah not working," Prentiss said as Hotch intterupted.
"The timeline between abducting and killing the girls is decreasing. He has gone from two weeks between murders to one."
"Which means Abbey Warren's proababl already dead," Morgan said, the good natured mood from earlier fadded slowly from the room.
"Until a body is found we opperate under the assumption that she is still alive," Hotch said turning off the screen and collecting his papers.
'He might be searching for his next victim already," Prentiss said standing up. "Which means we have a week at best before he kills another girl."
"Probably less," Reid looked at her picture thoughtfully. "The time line is decreasing which suggests the UNSUB is most likely devolving."
*I know it's sort of short but I am somewhat pleased even though it's not that good. What do you guys think?
|Matthew Gray Gubler||as Spencer Reid|
|Shemar Moore||as Derek Morgan|
|Thomas Gibson||as Aaron Hotchner|
|Kirsten Vangsness||as Penelope Garcia|
|AJ Cook||as JJ|
|Paget Brewster||as Emily Prentiss|
|Alice Witt||as Zoe|