It felt like Hotch had known it for his whole life. When he was 12 his parents had told him they had found him a good mate. He never understood what they meant, He never understood why he couldn’t meet what he for the time believed were a playmate. He was now 30 years old and still unmated. Normally an Alpha would have chosen a mate by now, but his parents were keen on him to marry just this Omega. The Reid household had agreed to betroth their newly born omega to the Hotchner’s son. Hotch didn't mind having a mate chosen for him. Even if he wanted to have a family already, he knew he would have pups somewhere in the near future. And besides, he could focus more on his career when he didn't have to worry about a mate. He entered the Reid’s kitchen, this was the first time he would see his mate. He knew the omega had just turned 18, which meant that it were time for the omega to be mated. He had never seen the omega before. He had gotten a surprise when it was another man, taller than him, that stood before him. Male omegas were rare, he had been sure his parents had gotten him a female. He didn't really care, he just got a bit of a surprise. To make sure, Aaron sniffed. Yes, the man in front of him was an Omega, an unmated one. He could feel his interested starting to grow. He wanted to mate the omega then and there. Spencer Reid was rightfully his. “He’s too thin, I could snap him like a twig. He’s basically a pipe cleaner with eyes. Do you think my son will mate with this fragile china doll? He won’t be able to produce any healthy pups. I thought you said you would take good care of him” Aaron’s dad growled at the beta, Mr. Reid. Hotch had been staring at Spencer for a while with his dark eyes. He never blinked, it was impossible to read him. “Father, it’s alright. Besides, I could just fatten him up if there are any problems. Could you please give us some time alone? I would like to hear what he thinks about this” It seemed like forever, but they were soon alone in the room. “I’m Aaron Hotcher” the alpha introduced himself, he offered the Omega his hand as if they were equal. He was the first alpha who didn’t try to dominate Spencer and he seemed to want to know what the omega wanted.