|Murder out at Sea
Author: left my heart in Paris PM
Gibbs is sent on a cruise. While he is aboard the ship he meets a women who could be the love of his life, but while on their journey both get pulled into a case, when a murder takes place on board. Jibbs AURated: Fiction T - English - Jenny Shepard & Leroy Jethro Gibbs - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,956 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 02-19-13 - Published: 09-29-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8566732
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Thank you all for your reviews, I would like to say now I have never been or plan to go on a cruise let alone a proper ship or boat so I'm sorry when I make mistakes, I get most of it from watching the titanic, lets hope this story won't end in the same way ;)
Once Gibbs had finished unpacking his duffle bag he fell back onto the bed with a sigh.
The cabin was well equipped, a small window so he could see out to the sea, a small bathroom with all the necessity's, a small liquor cabinet which he wouldn't touch knowing it would probably cost him.
And then there was the bed he was laying on, it was king size and very comfy too, a lot better than his bed at home, actually when was the last time he'd actually slept in a bed and not on his dusty old basement floor passed out drunk?
Maybe this would be ok, Gibbs thought as he tucked his hands behind his head and looked at the pattern on the ceiling, Tom was right he was tired and needed a break, he hopped spending time aboard this ship would keep him mind off of home and work.
He had to take a break and put himself back together before not only would be push away his team but also he would be losing the only family he had left, people say blood is thicker than water but to him blood didn't mean squat, he may not act like it times but he loved every member of his team like they were his child and he didn't want to lose them.
All of a sudden there was a knock at his door, Gibbs sat up "It's open" he grumbled.
Moments later the bubbly blond women from earlier, still wearing the same sailor outfit and cheesy grin "I didn't get to introduce myself earlier, I'm Summer, I'm here to make sure your stay aboard the paradise is as comfortable as possible" she explained.
The way he would be most comfortable if she would get the hell out! But no he was going to be nice, after all she was just doing her job. "Ok" Gibbs nodded.
"I see you've settled in, is there anything you want or need?" she asked looking around the room.
"Nope" Gibbs stated popping the 'P'.
"well…if you do need anything, don't be afraid to ask" the blond turned on her heels to walk out "Oh and you're going to need to change soon, we won't let you mingle with the other guests unless you're wearing black tie" she gave him a giggle before walking out of the room shutting the door behind her.
Gibbs groaned before letting himself fall back onto the bed once more, he didn't want to go and mingle with a load of people that would ask him where his wife was or feel sorry for him so invited him to sit with them. A Gibbs never took pity ever and that wasn't gunna stop with him.
But it was a free bar, as much bourbon he wanted and free food, he was hungry to be honest he couldn't remember the last time he had eaten let alone what it was.
So he got up, to his feet and went to the wardrobe and pulled out the suit he had bought with him per Morrows request and then put it down on the bed before going for a shower.
An hour later Gibbs finally walked into the ball room, he was surprised they managed to fit all this onto one ship.
It was just like he had imagined, the large room was full of couples, talking to one another drinking champagne, a cheesy band were playing so classical song he had never heard of before and yet no one was dancing.
"Champagne sir?" a waiter asked coming up to Gibbs, he grimaced, he hated the bubbly stuff. He shook his head before moving past the man and began to head over to the bar.
"Bourbon, no ice" Gibbs grumbled.
The bar man just nodded before turning and pouring him a tumbler of bourbon and sliding it across to him. Gibbs took it with a nod before picking up the glass and tacking a large gulp.
Moments later a women came up to the bar, Gibbs turned and looked at her slowly, he almost had to spit out his drink.
She was beautiful and he hadn't even seen her face properly yet, she stood tall but then maybe that was something to do with the sick inch black stilettos she was wearing, she was wearing a knee length balck cocktail dress with black lace sleeves done in a floral pattern and her hair was down and clipped back to one side letting her red curls tumble down her back.
"Yes I am here alone, no you may not get me and drink or my cabin number, I think you should go back to your wife" The women turned to face Gibbs, she must have felt his eyes on her. He liked her tone, it was confident but not cocky, it almost had a hint of amusement in it.
Gibbs let out a little chuckle before nodding, this was the women who had passed him on the way in, maybe his trip was going to get better.
"What can I get yah?" the bartender asked eyes the women.
The redhead sighed before answering "Bourbon neat, no ice" God this women just kept getting better. The women then turned to face Gibbs. "Shouldn't you be somewhere with your wife, she'll be wondering where you've gotten to?" she asked.
"No wife" Gibbs mumbled before taking another sip of his drink.
"So he speaks" the women joked with a small smile, "At least I'm not the only one here alone" she then took a sip of her drink only to notice he had the same drink "Cheers" she held her glass.
Gibbs nodded before nocking back another gulp just as a couple came up to them and they looked ready to chat.
They were both very thin with pointy noses, dark hair and eyes. "Hi we're the Thomas's, I'm Shaun and she's Deborah, we haven't seen you on the cruise before is it your first time?"
Gibbs turned to the redhead and noticed the mischievous glint in her eyes, all of a sudden she grabbed his hand and stood closer to him "I'm Monica and he's James" the redhead pretended to introduce Gibbs and herself. He was surprised at how quickly she had thought of names "This is our first time on the cruise isn't it darling?" she asked looking at Gibbs.
He wasn't sure what to say, should he play along? "Uh…yeah" Gibbs nodded with a weak smile, the redhead had to bite back a laugh.
"Would you like to join us for dinner?" Deborah asked.
"We have plans" The redhead smiled to the brunet women as she played with the button on Gibbs's jacket.
"Oh well, James you must join us one night of playing cards the first drink will be on me" Shaun smiled to Gibbs.
"Sure" Gibbs nodded knowing no way in hell he would do that.
"And Monica you must join the other ladies and myself at the spa" Deborah added before turning and walking away with her husband.
Both Gibbs and the redhead let out a breath before turning back to their drinks "Well that was interesting wasn't it James" she teased.
"Quick thinking" Gibbs commented into his glass before taking a sip.
"So James, do you have a real name?" she asked quirking an eyebrow at this devilish handsome blue eyed man opposite her.
"Jethro" He stated, unique name for a unique man, she thought with a smile.
"How about you Monica?" he asked eyeing her suspiciously.
"Jenny" she stated with a smile, "Well Jethro it looks like you and I are in for an interesting couple of weeks" Jenny stated with a grin as she raised the edge of her glass to her lips leaving a ruby red mark behind.
"Looking forward to it" Gibbs stated with a smile.
So I hope you like this chapter, any fun suggestions for things they can get up to? Please review.