|Failure to Protect
Author: Tiva-McAbby4Life PM
When Abby is abducted days before Halloween the team must save her before she is killed as a sacrifice/for revenge. What 'sins' is she preparing to die for? Will she be saved in time? Contains some McAbby and Tiva - though not the focus. T - to be safeRated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Abby S. & Tim M. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,639 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 03-03-12 - Published: 11-21-11 - id: 7571826
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Abby. S / Tim. M – Possible McAbby
Abby Halloween – Failure to Protect
Chapter 1 - A Friend in Need
Abby was in her lab or 'Labby' as she had named her headquarters. She stepped back from her desk to admire the decorations she had carefully set up around the lab. She was satisfied with how it looked, though, who wouldn't be? The bubbly Goth had a flare all her own when it came to her favourite time of the year and, just like the many years before, she had done her favourite holiday justice. Halloween, the spookiest day of the year! Although when she had spoken excitedly about it to the rest of Gibbs' team earlier that day Tony had kindly pointed out that every day was Halloween for Abby, she had replied by stating that that was only on the days when it wasn't another special holiday. As Abby scanned her crib she saw the small rubber spiders that hung from every light and every piece of machinery in the room, there was also pumpkins with faces carved into them, with candles sitting inside them ready to be lit the next morning, on every bench top that had been clear only hours earlier when the rest of the team had gone home. She had also placed fake cobwebs and skeletons in every corner, along with countless other spooky decorations in various parts of the room; she had really outdone herself this year. Abby got her black skull backpack and put it on her back before making her way over to the light switch, flicking it, and plunging the lab into darkness. As she walked over to the elevator she checked her watch.
11.10pm Abby thought to herself surprised that she had stayed so late, no wonder the building was dormant.
As Abby walked across the parking lot towards her car, she found it easily as is was the only car left in the buildings parks, she got the strangest feeling, though she couldn't put her finger on it. She felt unsettled none the less and increased her pace slightly, suddenly she stopped in her tracks, she heard the clang of what sounded like a piece of metal pipe hit the concrete and roll across the ground behind her. Suddenly very nervous and recognising the feeling she had as the sense that someone was following her she started to run towards her car, moments later she stopped in front of the vehicle and started fumbling with her keys in the car door's lock, looking over her shoulder a few times in a panic. Finally her frantic efforts to open the car door paid off and she leapt inside and slammed the door shut behind her. She sat there for a moment perfectly still before she let the breath she had stifled escape in a sigh of relief. She gave herself a moment to steady her breathing before she turned the key in the ignition and drove out of the building.
Halloween is going to your head and it's still four days away! It's only Monday night! This is not one of Tony's stupid horror movies, this is real life and you are perfectly safe. Stop over reacting! Abby tried to reason with herself, though the uneasy feeling had returned as she neared her apartment and she found it impossible to shake. It was now midnight and she was exhausted. She parked the car and turned off the engine. She put on her backpack and entered her apartment. She had just finished climbing the steps to the second floor and had just heard the lock click in the door. She put opened the door and put her keys on the bench and walked into her bedroom. She didn't hear the, now unlocked , door silently swing open and a man in black gloves and a ski mask lead two other men, similarly dressed, into her apartment. All three men were slightly taller than Tony and McGee and built up like pro wrestlers. Abby's bedroom door swung open and hit the wall with a loud bang and she swung around, her pigtails whipping around with her, to see three huge men, seemingly faceless in the dark room lit only by the dull moonlight. She started to scream but one of the men slapped a strong hand tightly over her mouth, forcing her head backwards. She bit down on his finger as hard as she could until she tasted blood when she pierced his flesh, as the man groaned relacing his grip on her because of the pain, Abby ran back out into the main room towards the front door but saw to her horror that one of the other men was standing in front of it blocking her only exit. She was trapped.
As Abby struggled to find a way of escape, she decided that she needed a weapon to defend herself while she searched for a way out. Though she never saw the third man come out on the bathroom directly across from her, he stepped forward and punched his iron fist into the side of her delicate face. She was thrown back from the sheer force of the impact and her small frame smashed into the glass coffee table on the other side of the room. The glass shattered around her leaving her porcelain skin covered in small cuts and her body impaled with small shards of glass. From sheer willpower she managed to roll herself off the table and pick up a metal leg of the table that had broken free from the table under the force. The three men coming towards her to collect her weak figure off the floor never saw the attack coming. She smashed the metal rod firstly into one of the men's shin and then into the side of one of the other men's face and then hit the third assailant in the back they all fell to the flood crying out in pain. Abby pulled her weak legs over to where her cell phone lay on the ground and pressed two on her speed dial.
McGee had woken suddenly at just after midnight with the sickening feeling that something was wrong. He tried to go back to sleep but he couldn't shake the sinking feeling inside of him. Something was definitely wrong, he could feel it. When moments later his cell phone rang he picked it up still slightly groggy.
"McGee" he said rather flatly
"Timmy!" Abby's frantic voice on the other end of the link snapped him awake in a split second.
"Abby, what's wrong!"
"Three men...in my apartment...masked...threw me into...glass table...now unconscious...please Timmy! H-help m-me!" Her desperate plea broke his heart like fragile crystal, she was gasping for breath and struggled to speak and sounded as though she was struggling to stay conscious.
Hold on, I'm coming now! Keep your phone on, just stay with me Abby!"
There was silence for a moment and Tim was just about to ask her if she was still with him when the silence was sliced in half like a hot knife cutting through butter.
"Tim...they're waking up...Tim hurry please!"
"I'm coming Abby" he called as he got into his car and put the pedal to the floor, he drove faster than Ziva or Gibbs ever had. He had to reach Abby, she needed him and he had to protect her! He couldn't live without her! Even at this speed her place was still 10 minutes away. His thoughts were forced out of his mind when he heard Abby's voice coming through the phone he was still holding.
He heard Abby scream a blood curdling scream filled with fear, desperation and sheer terror. A second of silence before her voice broke through the phone again.
"No...p-p-please, leave me alone! Get your h-hands off me!" She screamed
"Abby!" Tim shouted again even louder.
He heard the sickening crack of bone and Abby scream in pain, the sound of something hard bang against something else and then, suddenly Abby was silent.
Nothing for a moment and then he heard the faintest whisper
"Abby!" He cried
He received no reply, though he heard the footsteps of a large man.
Suddenly furious he yelled at the man on the other end of the line "Answer the phone you sonofabitch!"
That got the man attention and he picked up Abby's phone and said in a gruff, menacing tone "What do you want cop?"
How did he know I am a cop? Was the first question that hit McGee when the reply came, but the thought only lasted a second before his rage returned.
In a voice so threatening it would have stunned Gibbs Tim replied "Touch her again and I will rip your heart out!"
There was no reply for a moment as the man on the other end seemed shocked by the tone of the voice and then, when he had composed himself he spoke again.
The man's tone was so dark McGee shuddered slightly, when the voice spoke, chilling him to his soul "Your girlfriend is going to suffer great pain because you couldn't protect her" a moment's pause and then "...and you failed to save her".
A/N: Hi everyone :D this is my first ever fanfic so please tell me what you think :) I'm open to constructive criticism, but please be gentle :) hope you enjoy this chapter :) please review!