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Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 8:58 EDT

"Thank God!" Tony threw his face back up toward the sky and laughed the deep, satisfied laugh of a man set free. "Holy crap, I never thought I'd see the day! But now, finally..." He turned to look at his boss, as Gibbs still stared, face ashen, gun raised, in the direction of the shooter. "Now, you can really see how much better an agent I am than Kate, now that her tits won't be dangling in my face every time we're out at a scene."

Gibbs, shook his head slowly, as if awaking from a long, troubled sleep, clearing the fog, knowing he couldn't have heard from his senior team member what he had just heard. Raising his eyes in painful slowness to DiNozzo's, he saw the patented Tony DiNozzo mega-killowatt smile, eyes sparkling at him and arms spread out, as if taking a bow.

Gibbs raised his gun once again...