Title: Sunset

Author: Shannon/Raindrops on Roses

Rating: K+
Category: Angst, Episode Tag

Spoilers: Twilight

Disclaimer: Though I'd LIKE to own these characters, so I could change the ending of this episode, I don't. They all belong to the EVIL DPB.


Oh, Caitlin.

I was given an assignment. You know of it. It is the reason you were given yours.

I am meant to kill Gibbs. But Gibbs... he is too good. He is not expendable. He will be needed if we are to stop another plot.

I have failed too many assignments. I need evidence that I have not turned. That I have carried out my tasks to the best of my ability.

I am a spy, and I must do my duty.

You understand duty. You burn with the need to perform it. And you will.

I'm sorry, Caitlin.


Son of a bitch.

Son of a BITCH.

I am going to kill you, Ari Haswari. I am going to find you, if it takes me the rest of my fucking life. And when I do, I am going to extract every year that you owe her. Every birthday, every Christmas, every child she should have held in her arms, every wedding anniversary...

That should have been me. You said it was me, not her, you lying scum. Kate Todd was only doing her duty.

Your life is MINE. And I will take my due.

For Kate... and for me.


Kate's blood. It's on my face. It's warm.

Is this real?

There's a bullet through her forehead. Round, black hole. From a sniper's rifle.

Gibbs is muttering something about Ari. I can see the obsession returning. And this time, I really don't care.

If he needs help, I'll be right there behind him.

Kate would've been in front of him. She was in front of him. She saved his life.

And that bastard took hers. For no reason other than he could?

The wind is chilly. I can feel the blood drying. Kate's blood. It's on my face.

It's cold.


The gunshots have died down. I think it's safe to come out now.

Damn, I hope Gibbs was able to divert the missile in time. I don't even want to imagine what would have happened...

What's wrong with Gibbs? Why is there blood on Tony's face?

Where's Kate?

Oh, God. Oh, Jesus. She's... she's...

When did my hands start to shake? When did Tony's eyes become so empty--or Gibbs's so icy?

Should I call for backup? Is the scene secure? Why is Gibbs yelling at me?

Oh. Right. Don't throw up at a crime scene.

Is Tony really shouting at Gibbs?

When did everything go to hell?

And why is Kate dead?

End.