|A Night to Remember
Author: Awendela PM
My version of what happens after the "Housekeeping" episode. Tony and Ziva go out for drinks after her call with Ray, what they don't expect is that the events of the night will change their lives forever.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Mystery - Tony D. & Ziva D. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,311 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 12-09-12 - Published: 01-07-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7718976
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Disclaimer: I do not own any of the amazing characters of NCIS
So this is my first attempt at a tiva fic even though I have been a fan forever, so reviews are greatly appreciated! This is my version of what happened after the end of the "Housekeeping" episode.
Ziva looked back at Tony from across the room. She could barely hear what Ray was saying through the phone; something about being back in D.C. soon. At the moment Ziva couldn't really care. Tony DiNozzo was the only thing on her mind.
She was completely stunned by Tony's actions. Why did he suddenly start to act like he was in to her? Especially since E.J. was back in town. Yes, they had always had each other's backs but now it seemed as if he wanted much more. Of course she wanted more as well, she had wanted more for quite some time, but things had changed. She was in a relationship with Ray now; sure he was away for more time he was with her but when he returned he always tried so hard to make it up.
She mumbled some form of goodbye to Ray and clicked off the phone. She was not completely sure that the conversation had truly been over. Tony was staring intently at her from across the room. She slowly walked back to her previous place behind her desk; this spot happened to be practically between Tony's legs.
"Ray?" Tony asked even though he already knew the answer.
"He will be back in D.C. sometime next week. He wants to have a talk." Ziva said absently.
Tony merely nodded. This was not the ideal situation he had been hoping for, but he knew he was resourceful; he would just have to make the best of the night. He suddenly stood up and now there was no more than three inches separating Ziva from him; he was sure that they could both feel the electricity that was flowing between them.
"So," he said. "You still up for those drinks? I was thinking we would hit up O'Doules, you know, that little bar a couple of blocks from my place."
Ziva smiled. She couldn't help but become excited about tonight. O'Doules had become one of her favorites and only Tony knew that. "Yes." She said grinning.
Tony smiled back. "Great! I'll pick you up around seven? That way we won't have to worry about your car in the morning."
"Ok." Ziva said as she gathered the last of her belongings and they both headed for the elevator.
Ziva could not decide what to wear; which seemed extremely foolish. It was just drinks with Tony, her partner. That's what they should be…partners and that's all they were going to ever be. That is why Gibbs had Rule #12.
Oh, who was she trying to kid. She couldn't be more excited. She was never this excited about going out for drinks with Ray. What made Tony so much more special? Ziva had no idea. She really wished could figure out though.
After going through more than half of her closet she finally decided on a simple black cocktail dress with a dark red stripe down the side. It was simple but had a sexy side as well. She knew Tony would love it. She grabbed a pair of black heels and headed out of her bedroom. She glanced at the clock in her kitchen. It was 6:45; Tony would be here soon.
Tony stared at his reflection in his hallway mirror for what seemed like the hundredth time. He was Anthony DiNozzo, he had to look perfect. Tony frowned at his appearance. He then licked his fingers and ran them through his hair; now he was satisfied with how he looked. It seemed crazy to care about how he looked around Ziva. They had literally seen each other after they had been through hell. But he would not be himself if he did not dress to impress. He took out his cell phone and stared at the numbers displayed on the screen. He only had a few minutes before he had to leave for Ziva's or he would risk being late and he most certainly did not want to be late.
Traffic was insance. It took him at least double the normal time to get to Ziva's. Thankfully he had left early so he found himself knocking on her door just as the clock struck seven. She opened the dorr a fraction of a second later.
"Hi." She greeted him with a sile.
"Hi." He said. "Ready to go?"
"Yes." Ziva said as she stepped out of her apartment and shut the door behind her.
Tony let out a whistle when he fully saw Ziva's outfit. Apparently she dressed to impress him as well.
"You like?" she asked as they started down the stairs.
"Very much." He replied.
After battling the insane traffic once again the pair found themselves at the bar. They sat at a corner table instead of their usual spots at the bar. Tonight seemed like a night for some privacy.
Ziva stared off into the crowd of people. She and Tony had filled the time with small talk but she knew that they both wanted to talk about something else more personal. Ziva's eyes fell upon a man who was standing in a far, dark corner of the bar. The smoky air and bright neon lights made it hard to see his face; but she had caught him staring at her constantly throughout the night,
Tony noticed that Ziva was staring into the distance at a man that he could not clearly see. "Do you know him?" he asked.
Ziva shook her head. "I have never met him before."
Tony made a mental not of this but he didn't want to pursue it further. "So what day is Ray going to be back?" He asked trying to change the subject.
"Apparently sometime during the middle of next week." Ziva said offhand. She could easily see that he was trying to change the subject; well two could play that game. "How was E.J?"
Tony was completely stunned. Did Ziva really think that just because E.J. was back that he would be right back in bed with her? "I don't know. She slept on the bed. I slept on the couch. There really was no interaction."
"But her words obviously affected you." Ziva said slowly, taking a sip from her beer.
"Why do you say that?" Tony asked, trying to hide his shock.
"Well as soon as you two got back you seemed changed." Ziva said.
"Was it a good change or a bad change?" Tony asked with a smirk.
"A good one." Ziva replied quickly.
Tony chuckled. "Well I'm glad and I guess we did talk. She said some things that made me see something in a while new light." He said as he gulped down the last of his beer and ordered a new one. It felt like Ziva was interrogating him.
Ziva smirked when Tony ordered his next beer. "And what was this something?"
"You." He answered seriously.
Ziva was shocked. "Me?" She asked as her voice faltered.
"Yup." He answered as he took another swig. He could feel himself starting to feel the effects of the alcohol. He also knew that Ziva must be feeling it as well since she had matched him beer for beer so far.
"Oh." She responded. "What kind of new light do you see me in?"
"This one." He said as he leaned across the small table and placed a quick kiss on her lips.
Ziva leaned back. That was so wrong; but it felt so right. 'It must be the alcohol.' She thought. What else could it be? She was committed to Ray, Tony knew this. So why had he just kissed her?
"I'm sorry." Tony started to say.
"Don't be. We're both drunk Tony." Ziva said.
"I'm not that drunk." Tony instantly replied. "I wanted to do that. I've wanted to for a long time Ziva."
Ziva shook her head. "Tony just stop. We're drunk. You don't mean at all what you are saying."
"No Ziva, I know what I'm saying and I mean it. I also know that I'm not the only one who has these feelings." Tony said, his voice was constantly rising in volume.
"You are Tony, I am with Ray. If I didn't like him I wouldn't be with him." Ziva defended.
"You like him yes, but you do not love him." Tony said quietly as he watched her reaction.
Ziva couldn't believe what she was hearing. E.J. just waltzes back into town, tells Tony that he and Ziva share some feelings, and then he decideds to act on them.
"You're wrong." She said as she grabbed her jacket. She could not bear to let the Tony's words affect her, no matter how much truth they held. She was drunk. She would think about this more in the morning.
Tony dropped his head. "Come on. Let's starting walking back. I'll drive you home in the morning."
Ziva nodded as they headed towards the door. She could not speak. Tony's words had affected her. She knew deep down that he was right. She knew that at the moment she did not completely love Ray but that could change.
After walking for a couple of minutes in silence Ziva suddenly stopped and turned around.
"What are you doing?" Tony asked.
"I forgot my purse. Just keep walking I'll meet you at your place." She said over her shoulder.
Tony couldn't believe her! Was she trying to drive him crazy. He would wait right where he was for her.
It wasn't very long before Ziva heard footsteps coming up behind her. Tony would just not listen! She kept walking, if he wanted to come with her he would just have to keep up with her. She had to get back before the bar closed which would be any minute now. She heard the footsteps getting closer but still did not turn around. In her drunken state she did not consider it to be anyone but Tony. Just then a hand landed on her shoulder. She whirled around a bit slower than usual but still quick enough. She was about to give Tony a piece of her mind but instead she was met with a cloth over her mouth. She tried to fight the person off but her reactions were slow and soon she was overcome by the chemical. The last thing she was before her world went black was a pair of piercing green eyes staring at her from a slit in a black ski mask.
So I hope you enjoyed this, reviews are always greatly appreciated.