Author: xoxolovebug PM
Kate's having a really, really bad day, and only one thing can cure it.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor - Words: 739 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10-27-06 - Status: Complete - id: 3216727
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This was written for the monthly challenges on the NCIS Special Ops Proboards. I own nothing.
"We found her lying face down on the bed." Tony heard Abby's voice as he opened the door to Kate's apartment.
"Yeah, we tried waking her up, but she threatened to castrate me if I didn't stop," McGee added.
"PMS, Probie," Tony smirked, walking into Kate's bedroom. Abby and McGee were standing around Kate's bed.
"Huh?" McGee looked confused. Abby rolled her eyes and Tony grinned.
"Premenstrual syndrome, McGee. You know, before a woman's…"
"I know what it is, Tony," McGee retorted.
"This is classic PMS. Mood swings, cramps…"
Just then there was a loud groan from underneath the covers of the bed. Kate poked her head out. Her hair was tangled and her eyes were bleary. She looked around the room.
"Is Tony here?"
"Yeah, he is," Abby exchanged glances with Kate. Kate groaned again, then pulled the covers back over her head.
"Dinozzo, go away. I don't have the strength, and I'm definitely not in the mood to put up with you today."
"Well, Kate, Gibbs still expects you at work in…" Tony glanced at his watch, "…an hour." Kate raised her head and glared at Tony.
"Fine. Now go away!" McGee hurried out of the room, and Tony followed soon after, having had several pillows thrown at him by Kate.
"I'll wait for you out here, Kate," Abby smiled at her friend.
"Since she's having an off day, we have to take complete advantage of it," Abby heard Tony saying as she came out of Kate's room, shutting the door behind her. "Got any ideas for pranks, Probie?"
Abby whacked Tony on the back of the head.
"Ow, Abs! What was that for?" She glared at Tony and shook her head.
"Don't even think about it, mister!" she said, poking Tony in the chest for effect.
"Uh, actually, I agree with Abby, Tony," McGee chimed in. "It wouldn't be right to pull any pranks on Kate, especially now, since she's going through…well, you know…"
"Thanks, McGee," Abby grinned. "Out, Tony!" She glared and pointed at the door. "I'll wait here for Kate."
"Fine. Let's go, McGee." Tony pulled McGee towards the door.
"Uhh, see you back at work." McGee called back over his shoulder.
"Uh-huh," Abby replied, as she flopped down on the couch to wait for Kate.
Twenty minutes later, Kate came out of her bedroom, drying her hair with a towel. She was dressed in sweatpants and a baggy T-shirt.
"Hey, Abby. Thanks for waiting for me. Let me just dry my hair, then we can go."
"No problem," Abby said cheerfully.
"You think I should take some Midol before we go?" Kate frowned at the bottle.
"Probably, otherwise you'll end up strangling Tony by the end of the day," Abby replied, grinning.
"I always want to strangle Tony." Kate grinned back.
Kate got off the elevator as she waved goodbye to Abby, who headed down to her lab. She slumped into her chair and stared at the huge pile of work on her desk. Kate glared at Tony, who smirked back.
"Having some women problems, Kate?" Gibbs asked as he passed by her desk. Kate glared even harder at Tony.
"Did you tell him?" Tony shook his head.
"I didn't, I swear." Kate turned her gaze.
"McGee?" His eyes widened.
"N-no, of course not," he managed to stutter out. Gibbs chuckled when Kate folded her arms over her chest and glared at the two men.
"They didn't tell me, Kate. I knew from the minute I saw you. It was fairly obvious."
Kate softened slightly, then sat back down. "Oh. Okay, then." She returned to her work. McGee and Tony both sighed with relief.
"Thanks, boss. You saved us." Gibbs ignored Tony.
Suddenly, Kate's head snapped up, and she sniffed the air. She stood up, slowly walking away from her desk, until she stopped in front of Tony's. His eyes widened, and he hastily tried to hide a box by stuffing it into one of his desk drawers. Kate crossed her arms and glared at Tony as he shrunk down in his chair.
"Gimme all the chocolate or you're a dead man."