January 26th, 2012
Title: Strength of the Pack
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Word Count: 86,940
Pairings: Morgan/Hotch, Reid/Morgan/Hotch, Garcia/JJ
Content Notes: Violence, violent imagery (on par with the show), discussion of sexual assault of a minor, discussion of attempted sexual assault of a minor, discussion of bullying, case details concerning dead children. R.
Author Notes: A huge call of thanks goes out to emeraldsnakes and race_the_ace for the support and encouragement and they've given me, and for the fact that they are still mostly sane after listening to me talk about this fic for three months. Also great thanks to all the commenters at the Naked Nano blog for all of their support and comments as I worked my way through the first half of this story. You guys are all fantastic!
"For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack." - Rudyard Kipling
Spencer Reid has never known what it was like to have the protection of a family and a pack, until he was recruited for the BAU by renowned profiler Jason Gideon. Suddenly finding himself surrounded by wolves, Spencer must come to terms with his own heritage, learn what it means to be part of a team and a pack, all while training to become a profiler for the FBI.
After mating and bonding with his pack leader, Derek Morgan never expected that there could be anyone else. But when Spencer Reid joins the team, Derek has to accept his past before he can look to his future.
Unit Chief and pack leader Aaron Hotchner has his own set of worries. In between balancing the demands of the job with the needs of his pack he does his best to keep everyone safe and well. The members of his pack sometimes make this more of a challenge than he could have ever anticipated.
The Entire Story on AO3 (also available for download there)
Master Post on Live Journal
On My DW:
Prologue & Section One
Section Seven & Epilogue