|On Your Side
Author: Nell Reed PM
Someone from Kate's past is back and threatening not only her safety, but also of someone she loves. Will she ask her friends for help or go it alone? I haven't written in a while. R&R please!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Drama - Kate T. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 14,776 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 06-25-09 - Published: 06-16-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5142168
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Disclaimer: As much as I wish I owned NCIS, I don't. I do, however, own Lilly and the rest of Kate's cousins and her aunt and uncle.
1st A/N: So…I'm not really sure about the spacing. I think it's been about two years since I uploaded any fics and I remember something screwy happened with my spacing. If it's not right…I'll fix it. Thanks for reading. :]
Special Agent Kate Todd and McGee work silently in the bullpen in the NCIS building. Gibbs is
off talking to Abby about evidence and Tony is late…as usual. The past few days had been slow.
Apparently nobody was in the mood for killing or kidnapping Naval officers. Good for them, bad for
Suddenly, Tony's head pops around the corner. Once seeing that the coast is clear, meaning
Gibbs is not in, he quickly runs to his desk, sits down and leans back in his chair.
"Good morning, Kate," he smirks at Kate who ignores him. He crumples a piece of paper and
tosses it at her. She continues to focus on her computer screen and the large amount of paperwork on
"McGee," he snaps. "Talk to me. What's up with Kate."
"Uh…I think she's working…like you should be," he responds. "Before Gibbs comes back and
sees you goofing off."
The elevator door opens and Tony quickly grabs a file and starts filling out paperwork.
"Pack up, everybody."
Everyone immediately looks up.
"What do we got, Boss?" asks Tony who is obviously excited to get out of doing paperwork all day.
"Possible kidnapping of a marine." Gibbs answers as he grabs his gear. While he's distracted, Kate throws her pen and hits Tony in the head. He glares at her and she smiles back at him.
The team quickly packs their belongings from the desks and head out to the truck. Kate sits in between
Gibbs, who is driving, and Tony who occupies the passenger seat. Poor McGee is forced to sit in the
back where there are not seatbelts. Gibbs takes a sharp turn and McGee slams against the sides.
"We really should get seat belts back there." Kate looks at Gibbs. "Are you alright, McGee?"
McGee gives a thumbs up sign and Kate turns back around.
"It's good for him." Tony smirks.
"And why's that, Tony?" Kate asks, not really wanting to hear his explanation.
"It'll toughen him up." He turns to look at Kate. She rolls her eyes and opens her mouth to say
something back, but the van stops in front of an apartment building and they all get out.
"Whoa," Tony mumbles as the team stands in the doorway of the apartment. The room in front of them is the biggest room in the apartment, the living room. It looks as if some sort of natural disaster went through it. The small kitchen that is off the left of the apartment is also a mess and so is the bedroom.
"Tony, start a sketch. Kate, pictures. McGee, bag and tag." Gibbs orders as he looks around the room.
The rest of the team goes off to do their respective jobs while Gibbs pokes around. He walks into a
bedroom. Noticing Gibbs is gone, Tony takes the opportunity to start a conversation.
"You know, Kate, this reminds me of a movie…" Before he is able to finish his sentence he receives a
slap to the back of the head from Gibbs. "Sorry, Boss." He apologizes sheepishly.
"McGee, get samples of the blood in the bedroom for Abby." Gibbs orders. McGee scurries off into the
bedroom to get the samples.
"This is a pretty nice place…or at least…it would be if it wasn't a complete mess." Tony says. "Who
owns this place anyway?"
Gibbs looks at the paper. "Peter Connelly. Oh, and when you're done, DiNozzo, I want the tapes from the security cameras in the hall."
Kate looks at Gibbs. "What's the name again?"
"Peter Connelly." He repeats. "Why? You know him?"
"No." She lies, turning away to take some more pictures. Gibbs suspects something but doesn't push it.
Kate leaves the living room and enters the bedroom that McGee had taken the blood from. On the
desk, she sees something familiar, but doesn't want to risk McGee seeing it. Finally, he leaves and she
picks up the ring. She checks the inside of the ring. It reads : Lilly. Kate looks at the ring with a confused
look on her face. "What are you doing here, Lilly?" she whispers sadly to herself. She hears footsteps
and slips the ring into her jacket pocket. Suddenly, Gibbs enters.
"You ready, Kate?" he asks.
"Yeah, just give me a minute." He nods and leaves the room. She decides to break protocol by not
logging the ring as evidence. She takes the ring out of her pocket and looks back down at it. Biting her
lip, she slides it back in her pocket and meets the rest of the team out by the truck.
On the way back the NCIS, Tony rambles on about movie references the entire way as McGee slams
around the back of the truck. Both Kate and Gibbs are silent the entire way.
The team exits the truck and brings the evidence to Abby for processing. Kate goes off to develop the
pictures she took. Abby runs the blood. The result that pops up on the screen seems odd, so she runs it
again, only to get the same result. Knowing that this could be important, she calls the rest of the team
down to her lab.
Abby starts talking the second they all come through the door.
"I ran the blood and found two different donors. Nothing exciting, right? WRONG!" she lunges out of her chair and grabs Gibbs by the lapel of his jacket over to the screen. "So…I ran all of the blood, expecting to get only two people, but when I ran the blood through the database, I got…"
Kate finishes her sentence. "Three people." They all turn to look at Kate who crosses her arms.
"She's right, I did get three people."
Gibbs looks back at Kate. "Lucky guess."
"Three people? How, Abbs?" Tony asks.
"Identical twins." Abby answers. "The other blood has some things in common also."
"Brother?" asks Gibbs.
"Nope, but that's a good guess. Father. His name is Jonathon Connelly. He lives in a house on the outskirts of the city."
"Got anything else, Abbs?" Gibbs asks.
Abby shakes her head. "Not much. I still have a few prints running."
"Alright, call us when you find something else." Abby salutes Gibbs and the rest of the team as they walk out the door.
The team leaves Abby's lab to track down Jonathon Connelly's family to inform them that he's missing. They call his house, but there is not answer.
Tony goes out on a coffee run. McGee is down with Abby and Gibbs is…well, nobody really knows where Gibbs goes. Kate is alone at her desk. She looks around to double check before she pulls out the ring. She remembers giving the ring as a present.
"Kate!" A teenage girl in a high school graduation cap and gown runs up to the brunette and throws her arms around her neck. "I was afraid you weren't going to show." She smiles. Her black bangs cover her eyes and she brushes them off to the side.
"Did you really think I'd miss your graduation?" The girl smiles sheepishly and shakes her head.
"It's just…I know you're wicked busy with Air Force One…and Dad said you weren't coming" The girl shrugs.
Kate laughs. "Since when do you believe what Uncle Jon tells you? I'd never miss this. Oh, I just remembered," Kate pulls a small box out of her jacked pocket. "This is for you."
The girl takes the box from Kate and opens it. Inside is a silver ring with the diamonds embedded into it. One bigger diamond and two smaller ones on the sides. The girls name is also engraved on the inside. "Kate…I'm sorry. I can't accept this."
Kate looks at her like she's crazy. "What?! Why?"
"Because I can't marry you. Marriage between first cousins is not legal. Not to mention wicked gross." She giggles. Kate rolls her eyes and smiles. "Really, Kate, it's beautiful. Thank you. Not just for the ring. For everything. For being there when I really needed you. I…" Her eyes get watery and Kate pulls her into a hug. During the hug, Kate notices a dark bruise on the back of the girl's neck.
"You don't have to thank me, Lilly. I'll always be here for you, I promise."
Tears form in her eyes as she remembers the promise she broke. Kate stops fiddling with the ring and slides it onto her right ring finger.
Tony enters the bullpen with the coffee. After placing everyone else's coffee on their respective desks, he walks over and sits on Kate's. Before he can crack a joke, reference of movie or just be annoying in general, Gibbs enters.
"What do we got?"
"We pulled the phone records from the two brothers and didn't really get anything out of the ordinary. Calls to a couple of pizza places and Chinese restaurants, a dry cleaning place, some friends and their parents." Tony answers while trying to get a better look at Kate's ring.
"Their parents called?" Kate asks while pulling her hand away.
Tony turns to face her. "Uh…yeah, Kate, it's normal for people to receive calls from their parents." He sneers.
Kate rolls her eyes and walks back to her desk. McGee steps out of the elevator and joins Gibbs and Tony in front of the television screen.
"Jonathon Connelly hasn't been reported missing." McGee says.
"His wife hasn't reported him missing yet?" Says Tony.
"I guess not." McGee shrugs.
"DiNozzo, McGee, I want both of you to stop by his house. See why his wife hasn't reported him missing." Gibbs orders. They pack their gear and leave.
"Kate, pack your gear too. You and I are going to Kyle Connelly's apartment." Kate nods and quickly grabs everything she needs. They both step into the elevator and
About an hour later, McGee and Tony arrive at the Connelly residence. The door opens after they knock and they are met by a woman with medium height and short black hair.
"Can I help you?" She asks politely.
"Yes, ma'am. We're looking for Allison Connelly." She informs them that she is Allison Connelly. "Oh, well, we have a few questions for you. Why haven't you reported your husband missing?"
"Because he's not." She answer slowly. As she says that, a tall man with dark hair comes to the doorway.
"Hello, I'm Jon and I'm most definitely not missing." He smirks.
2nd A/N: Okay. I forgot to mention it before, I'm bringing back several people who have died. Kate being one of them. I refuse to accept Kate's death. It didn't happen. Director Shepard will also be in this story because she's cool and I was disappointed when I found out that she died. I might bring more people back, but who knows. Don't kill me, m'kay? This is fanFICTION. Notice the emphasis on the FICTION.