"I'm fine, I'm fine." Maggie stubbornly insisted as OA helped her into his truck. It had been almost two weeks since the shooting, and the agent was finally being released. Her wound was healing nicely, and she was breathing completely fine on her own.
OA had barely left Maggie's side during her stay in the hospital, and was now taking her to her apartment. He would be staying with her for a while, as he didn't want to take any chances… and neither of them minded the time together. They hadn't really talked about what was happening between them, but it was definitely there, and they didn't think it had to be defined. The two agents were happy, and being together was what mattered to them.
So here they were now, in front of the hospital, getting settled into OA's truck. "Really OA, I'm okay." Maggie was slightly out of breath, but hadn't had any problems getting into the truck.
"Okay. I just want to make sure." He shut her door before making his way to the driver's side. Moments later, they were on the road. "Do you need anything before we get to your apartment? Need to stop anywhere?" OA briefly took his eyes off the road in order to look over at the brunette.
Maggie shook her head. "No. I just want to go home." She held OA's gaze for a moment before turning to look out the window. She didn't really want to admit it, but this whole ordeal scared her. Coming so close to death made her realize how lucky she truly was… and she never wanted to take that for granted again. Reaching over the center console, she grabbed OA's hand in her own.
OA glanced down at their intertwined fingers and smiled, squeezing Maggie's hand. He didn't let go, even when he parked the truck in front of Maggie's apartment. The agent didn't make a move to get out of the vehicle, just turned to face his partner.
Hoping to convey everything that needed to be said, OA leaned over and captured Maggie's lips with his own. It was gentle, yet passionate, and they only separated when the need for air became too much.
OA, a bit breathless, smiled and nodded towards the apartment. "Ready to go in, babe?"
Maggie's cheeks were slightly flushed, and she smiled right back. "Yeah. Let's go in."
OA jumped out of the truck and ran around to help Maggie. He grabbed her bag, and put a hand on her waist to make sure she was steady.
Maggie usually wouldn't have accepted this much help, but she knew it was also for OA's peace of mind. So together, they made their way up the steps to her apartment.
A little while after getting settled in, Maggie felt her phone buzz in her pocket. Sitting down on the bed, she checked the screen and saw that it was a text from JJ. 'Doing okay?'
The blonde profiler had to take her team back to Quantico, almost a week prior. None of them wanted to leave Maggie, but JJ had fought the higher-ups for as long as she could. They had cases that they had to take on.
Maggie smiled and texted JJ back. 'Yeah. Just got home… Thank you for everything.'
'Of course, sweetie. We're just glad that you're doing well. I will call you tomorrow… By the way, you and OA seem really good together ;-)'
Maggie found herself smiling again. She had told JJ about OA's confession, and the unit chief couldn't be happier for the couple.
'He's amazing. Talk to you tomorrow.' After sending a response to her friend, Maggie looked up as OA entered the bedroom.
"Hey. You hungry? Jubal and Kristen stocked your fridge." He came over and sat down on the bed beside Maggie.
"Not right now. I just want to take a moment to enjoy being home."
Later that evening, Maggie and OA were relaxing on the couch, watching a movie that neither were paying much attention to. They were both lost in their own thoughts. She was curled up into his side, with her head on his chest, while his hands rested on her back and hip.
Maggie couldn't believe how lucky she was to be here, like this, with OA. She looked up at him and gave a loving smile.
OA returned the gesture. "You okay?"
"Yeah. Yeah, I'm great…. I love you." She had never really been one to say 'I love you' much, but it was different with OA. After this experience, with their line of work, Maggie knew that anything could happen to either one of them, at anytime. She didn't want a single day to go by without telling OA how she felt.
Maggie raised her head, and OA kissed her deeply. He rested his forehead against hers. "I love you too Mags, always."