|Love will come back
Author: rjwritergirl PM
No one is more surprised then Gibbs when he gets custody of Jenny's daughter Caitie, can he get past Kelly and Shannon to give this girl the family she needs? Loosely based on the song "Love will come back" by Chicago.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Family - Leroy Jethro Gibbs - Chapters: 18 - Words: 23,710 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 05-05-13 - Published: 04-17-12 - id: 8034136
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Here's chapter 8! Sorry it's so short but I know Chapter 9 is longer. Also, I'd like to thank Celtic Crossings for editing, she's a great beta!
Caitie looked up as Agent Gibbs came up from the basement. "What'd you say?" she asked.
"Get ready to go to the store." He told her.
"Where are we going?"
"The store," Gibbs said again, as if stating the obvious.
"Did the test results come back?" Caitie asked, putting her book down.
"Yeah, they did." The two of them looked at each other for a long moment. "We're getting stuff for your room." He told her, "Go get ready to go to the store."
"Pam told me to call her if I stayed here." Caitie said, "So she can bring my stuff by."
"Okay." Gibbs said, "You can call her then we'll go to the store."
"Okay." Caitie pulled out her cell phone and called a number, waiting for someone to answer, she finally spoke. "Hi Pam, its Caitie…..I'm staying here at Agent Gibbs', so could you arrange to bring my stuff by? ...Yeah I'll be here tomorrow," now Caitie spoke to Gibbs. "Are you okay with Pam's son bringing my stuff over tomorrow?"
"I'm okay with that." Gibbs said.
"Yeah that's okay." Caitie turned back to her conversation with Pam.
Gibbs' cell phone rang and he answered it. It was Vance. "I hear the test came back today."
"Yeah, Leon, I'm going to need to take a day or two, help her get a little more settled in."
"I was just about to say that I didn't want to see you in the office until Monday morning."
"Will do Leon, DiNozzo can handle the team for the rest of the week."
"I know." Vance said. Both men hung up and Gibbs turned to Jenny's daughter.
"You ready?" He asked.
"Yeah," she said, getting up. As they walked out to the truck, Gibbs called DiNozzo.
"DiNozzo, you're in charge of the team for the rest of the week, don't abuse it."
"I won't." DiNozzo started to say something else but Gibbs hung up and slipped the phone into his pocket.
After driving to the local Sears, Caitie grabbed a cart. "Is there a budget for the stuff we'll be getting?"
"No, we need to get you furniture, there's no budget." Gibbs said.
"What room will I be in?" Caitie asked, "There are three rooms upstairs."
"The storage room, it may take a couple of days to clear out and set up though. You should be in there by the weekend."
"Okay." Going through the furniture section, Caitie picked out a dresser, and a couple of book shelves. "I've got a lot of books." She said.
Gibbs nodded, "I'm not surprised, your mother loved to read."
"She read to me every night she was home in time to put me to bed." Caitie remembered. "And she made tapes of herself reading books so when she wasn't home she could still read to me."
Gibbs nodded; he'd done the same thing for Kelly to listen to while he'd been deployed.
"What school am I going to go to?" Caitie asked.
"I'll look at schools and find one."
"I heard there's a really good one here in DC. It's actually another campus for the school I attended in Baltimore."
"Weatherly Academy, it goes from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I've got a full scholarship for 8th grade."
"You're going into the 8th grade?"
"Yeah," Caitie said she pointed out a bedside table she couldn't reach and Gibbs grabbed it and stuck it into the cart.
As Gibbs and Caitie left the store, they didn't see the man in the SUV across the parking lot taking pictures of them. Then, plugging a cord into the camera and into a laptop in the seat next to him, he tapped a few keys and the pictures were transferred.
He dialed a phone number "Those pictures good enough for you?" He asked once the woman had answered.
"Much better than last weeks," the woman responded.
"Well it's not my fault she's holed herself into that house."
"So Jethro got custody?"
"The girl's grandmother died last week, she stayed with some lawyer for a few days until Gibbs took her in. Looks like she's there to stay, they bought furniture."
"Good, Caitie needs some stability in her life." And with that the call ended.