Author: xana4 PM
10,9,8,7...Their relationship is simple Math. The numbers are there through the whole thing. Two-ShotRated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Romance - Kensi B. & M. Deeks - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,900 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 01-22-12 - Published: 01-17-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7750428
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AN: I was in my Math class last Monday when my teacher started talking about logarithms. Yeah, it's as exciting as it sounds. Anyway, I didn't know what to do with my time, seeing as I already knew everything about what she was explaining, and I came up with this. It might not be very good but my imagination is kind of weird. It's a strange place, to tell the truth. Enjoy ;)
They become partners, one day.
He doesn't know exactly how that happened.
One day, he was just a cop and the day after he became LAPD liaison officer inside NCIS.
It wasn't exactly written anywhere that they were to become partners but it seemed pretty obvious to both that she would be his partner, seeing as she was the only one who wasn't paired up with anyone at the time. He never dared to ask why back then and now that he knows the reason why she was alone, the death of her previous partner, he's glad he didn't ask her when he barely knew her.
So, their partnership starts to grow and, along the way, he starts seeing her as more than just a partner.
Because the truth is that she's so much more than that.
She's Kensi Marie Blye, the indestructible woman…Wonder woman, really. She's the most amazing woman he has ever met and it takes him exactly ten months to realize he can't imagine being without her anymore. He can't imagine working with anyone but her, talking to anyone but her.
He's not sure of when or how that happens.
He just knows that one day he was just a cop and now he's Kensi's partner, and it's such an honor that he can't imagine ever going back to what he used to be without her.
He has four conversations with her that end up in an unpredictable way in less than nine weeks.
When they start discussing her eating habits, he can't help but make fun of the ridiculous amount of times she eats donuts and breakfast-burritos.
He learns that this is nothing new.
Callen has been trying to improve her eating habits since the day he first saw her eating a burrito for breakfast. She accuses him of being a hypocrite but they both know that's a false accusation because the only unhealthy habit he has is drinking so much coffee. He tells her eating so much unhealthy food makes people fat.
He doesn't expect, however, what she does next. He doesn't expect her to smirk, to get up from her chair and to lift her shirt to reveal her toned stomach without any visible fat in it.
In fact, he's pretty sure that's the kind of stomach every woman wants to have and that every mean dreams about having in a woman.
When, somehow, the conversation they're having one morning drifts towards her love life he know this one is just too easy.
There are so many thing he can say about that specific subject he can barely contain his excitement. The expression 'too many jokes, too little time' comes to his mind but he chooses not to say that one out loud. Callen and Sam start talking about her ridiculous first-date rule and that's when he opens his mouth to crack the first joke.
But he doesn't expect her to get up from her chair and walk away from them, showing them all that this topic is a sensitive one for her, one they never touch again.
They're on the car, one day, on their way to a crime scene, when she starts talking about her childhood.
Maybe it happens because the victim is just a teenager and those cases always seem to bring them down. She's obviously bothered by the whole thing and he considers telling her she doesn't need to talk about that. But she's openly sharing her happy childhood memories and he knows that's a good thing.
So he joins her and listens intently everything she says about those days in which everything seemed so much better. Then, he slips and asks her what happened to her father.
He doesn't expect her to tell him how she went out with her friend and so did her father, but that he never came home. However, he's glad she surprised him like that because it shows him she trusts him more than what he used to think.
One afternoon, she asks him about his father while they're having a beer in her place.
He hesitates but ends up telling her everything about the man that ruined his childhood and made him grow up way too fast. It's only fair, seeing as she's been sharing a lot of personal stuff with him lately.
When he finishes the story, on the day he shot his father, he doesn't expect her to scoot closer to him on the couch and to wrap her arms around him, pulling him in to her chest so she can hug him. It's one of those things about Kensi. She manages to surprise him, even when he thinks he already knows everything about her.
They wake up at 8 every single morning, during work days.
It's a routine, one of those Sam considers dangerous but it doesn't really matter because that's the only thing they keep as a routine on their morning.
They live together now, their relationship too strong to ignore. The need to be with one another at all times is simply too strong.
There are mornings in which they wake up, he goes for a run and she makes breakfast. Sometimes, they even go for a run together but she says she doesn't like the way he runs. She doesn't say that she thinks he runs too fast because that would be admitting she can't keep up with him and Kensi Blye can do anything better than him.
There are other days in which they switch and she's the one going for a run while he makes breakfast. He doesn't comment when she walks in much less sweaty than what he usually does because it doesn't really matter how she exercises. She could probably still kick his ass without much effort.
There are mornings in which they both leave the house at the same time and have breakfast on their way to work, in a different place every morning.
There are others in which one leaves earlier than the other and meet up halfway there..
But his favorite mornings are the ones in which they wake up and stay in bed until it's time to start getting ready for work. They use that time to talk, make love and spend quality time together before leaving their little bubble to face the real world outside of it.
So 8 is a good hour to wake up.
Her favorite show starts at 7, every night.
He doesn't like it.
Deeks finds the show completely pointless and without any kind of fun in it.
But Kensi likes it. She stops whatever she's doing to watch it.
They argue about it when they first start living together. He doesn't want to watch a show he doesn't like and she doesn't want to change herself just because they're living together.
With time, they reach a conclusion.
He's willing to watch that with her if that makes her happy and she doesn't mind skipping it every once in a while when they're doing something together or watching a movie he really likes too.
So, at 7, he turns on the TV and cuddles with her on the couch, a beer in his hands and some popcorn when they're feeling too lazy to make dinner. And the smile she gives him just because he's watching a show he doesn't like with her is worth every single minute he spends seeing that.
Kensi has at least six different smiles and he knows them all, can tell them all apart.
There's that smile she has when she's mocking someone, or playing a prank. That one is easy to recognize, leaves no room for doubts and he's pretty sure everyone they work with already knows it and knows that there's trouble on the way when they see it.
There's a smile she has when they talk about something she enjoys. It's a light smile, carefree and gentle at the same time. It only appears when they're discussing a topic she feels very comfortable with.
When they're alone, she has another smile. It's one that transpires that sense of safety and care she only has when she's by his side, by the side of the person who makes her feel so loved that it's unbelievable sometimes.
The smile she has when she talks about the good parts of her past is also easy to recognize. Her eyes sometimes shine with unshed tears but the smile is there while she talks about the good memories of her childhood.
When he tells her he loves her, her smile gets bigger, without losing its softness. It shows him she feels the same way, even though she usually kisses him or tells him she loves him too the second after he says that.
However, there's one smile only he knows about and that will be forever engraved in his memory. The smile she shares when she sees their baby for the first time, when she holds their baby boy in her arms for the very first time is one he'll never forget.
If you want to keep reading you'll have to wait for the next chapter.
I know I'm mean but the other one isn't quite ready yet. It will be until the end of the week.
So review while you wait for the next one. It's a good way to pass time.