Title: 25 Days of Drabble: JAG

Author: Shannon/Raindrops on Roses

Rating: PG
Category: Drabble

Spoilers: None.

Disclaimer: These characters belong to DPB, CBS, Paramount, et al. No copyright infringement is intended.

Author's Note: For the twenty-five days leading up to Christmas, I wrote a drabble a day from various fandoms. These are the ones for JAG. Two are crossovers with NCIS. None are Harm/Mac.

Other Fandoms:

NCIS: Days 1, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24
Law & Order: SVU: Days 2, 18
Law & Order: Day 3
Harry Potter: Day 4
Stargate: SG-1: Days 5, 9, 16
Kushiel Series: Day 6
The West Wing: Days 7, 8, 10, 15, 22
JAG: Days 11, 17, 19, 25

Day 11
Characters: Bud, McGee

"Commander Roberts?"

"Yes?" The commander looked up. McGee could hardly believe that the man was only in his mid-thirties.

"I'm Special Agent McGee. We, uh, had a meeting?"

"Of course. Please, sit." He started shuffling through his files. "The... Perry case, right?"

"Yes." McGee sat and studied the room.

Later, he would shake his head in awe. Bud Roberts, by all accounts, had been a bit like him when he was younger--brilliant, but socially awkward and easily flustered. But the man he had spoken with was utterly sure of himself. McGee was almost--almost--envious.

He wasn't certain, though, that he'd want to undergo the same baptism of fire.