The Bleeding Heart by La Penserosa

Title: The Bleeding Heart
Author: La Penserosa
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Pairing: One sided Nathan Harris/Spencer Reid, Surprise pairing
Rating: R
Word Count: 25,800 words
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Drama, Dark
Warnings: Torture, Violence, Abuse, Murder

Dr. Reid receives a letter from Nathan Harris who has been released from psychiatric care. Will Dr. Reid find Nathan before he finds the team and a fresh crop of victims?

Why You Should Read This:
So I feel a bit iffy rec’ing this because it is really a hard read. I usually stick to only happy fics because I don’t read fanfiction to cry, and this one had me bawling by the end. It’s a very powerful read, it’s scary, it’s captivating and wow, it is so worth it if you can get past the really horrible parts. Nathan Harris is one of the only characters from Criminal Minds that I really left the episode feeling for, it’s probably the only reason I first tried this piece. But once I had, the writing drew me in and I couldn’t fathom not finishing. There is a surprise pairing at the end that sort of comes out of nowhere, but it gives a nice ending to the story that almost makes up for making you cry. Almost.

I can’t stress enough that it isn’t for the faint of heart, and has a lot of triggers. So please be careful.

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