Disclaimer: I don't own NCIS, or the characters.
A/N: Alright guys, instead of Symptoms of You, I give you this - lol. I'm gonna try doing something different; writing a story that slowly enters Kate and Tony's relationship, and slowly ends it off. lol. Usually I'm just like BANG and their together in the first chapter. lol. So reviews would be great guys!
The way her raven dark hair curled slightly around her shoulders and her side-swept bangs fell into her eyes when she leaned forward to focus on paperwork. The way her hazel eyes would sparkle when she was happy, or got a break in a case. The way her cotton candy pink lips would curl into a smile when she knew something someone else didn't. The way her held herself around suspects, letting off a complete and utter strength from her small body. The way, when she was concentrating, she would bite her bottom lip. The way, when she drew, she would lick those perfectly pink lips and nibble on the bottom one, and she would completely drown out the world around her – the only things that existed were her, her pencil and her pad of paper.
Like he said: Beautiful.
She was like an amazing work of art. Her body wasn't too slim – it was healthy. The way it curved into a small waist from her womanly hips. The way she walked with grace, and carried her head high. Her wrists curved, and arched into her writing. Her smile, it could light up a room, and at the same time, warm up a heart.
"Tony, for the final time."
Tony DiNozzo shook himself out of his reverie. He quickly plastered on his cocky grin, his million-dollar smile, and winked a dark green eye at her. "What can I do for yea Katie?"
Kate let out a sigh of frustration, as she scowled at him. Even when she scowled, she was beautiful. "Tony, don't call me that! And I need you to hurry up with that report – I need it to finish my case report." Her voice was sweet like honey, dripping down from her lips, and into his ears.
He smiled at her, and stood up from his desk, report in hand. Slowly he walked over to her, strolling, still with a cocky look on his smug face. He leaned over, and dropped it down her desk, sending a stray piece of paper flying off her desk and into her lap. She let out another annoyed sigh, looked up at him, and gave him her best glare. He drew his lips closer to her, and he watched as her eyes became glued to them. His lips were just about to brush hers, when he quickly spun her chair around, earning him a squeal of surprise from her.
"I like that shirt, Katie." He grinned, as his warm breath tickled her ear.
Her scowl deepened, as she brushed away a stray hair from her lip-gloss and she tossed the paper on her lap back on her desk. "Tony, you're an ass."
Tony looked at her, from across his desk, just before he took a seat. "I still like your shirt." He winked at her.
Mumbling under her sweet breath, Kate turned her focus back to her work in front of her, just as another one of Tony's favourite women came bounding into the bullpen.
Abby Scutio was a brilliant woman. She had jet-black hair – contrary to what most people will say, it was natural – and a sense of style that could wow people out of their skin. She was a Goth, but a different one. She never did drugs, was hardly ever angry, and had a perfectly bubbly personality.
She cocked her head to the side, looking at the two agents in the bullpen, with her pigtails following her head. Her hands, clad in black nail polish, were planted on her hips, as she looked at them through chocolate brown eyes dressed in heavily applied black make-up, a confused look on her face.
She was dressed in her 'club' clothes: short black, schoolgirl style mini skirt; with her chunky knee-high leather boots, and black concert t-shirt. "Okay, why are you all still here! It's a Friday night!" she exclaimed, walking over to Kate.
She looked down on Kate with disapproving look on her face. "Kate, you told me you were going to meet me down stairs after work, so you could go clubbing with me." She almost wined.
Kate looked up with an apologetic smile on her lovely face. "I'm sorry Abby. I just… well I was hoping you'd forgotten about that."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa." Tony said, standing up from his chair. He walked over between Abby and Kate, and looked between them, using his Italian hand gestures, with a mischievous grin on his face. "Wait… the uptight Caitlin Todd is going out clubbing?"
The glare on Kate's face could have killed. Tony visibly winced. "Wow Kate, tone it down."
After that notion, Kate stood up from her desk, and flicked off her computer. She turned towards Abby and Tony, with a triumphant look on her face. "Abby? Let's go clubbing."
Abby grinned excitedly, and gave a little jump in the air. "Yay!" she cried, as she gripped Kate's hand.
As Abby pulled Kate by the hand towards the elevator door, Kate was already rethinking her decision. The door was just closing, when Tony slipped through the doors with a cocky grin on his face. "I think I'll join you." His green eyes looked over at Kate, and locked with her hazel. "If that's okay."
Kate raised her eyebrow challengingly, as Abby replied with great glee, "The more the merrier!"
"Abby!" Kate yelled at the top of her lungs in her friend's ear, for the fourth time.
But Abby just kept bobbing her head to the music, occasionally smiling and waving at few friends and acquaintances. Kate gave up, with a roll of her eyes, and straightened her white halter-top. She felt very uncomfortable showing off this much skin; especially with all the looks these guys were giving her. Her dark brown hair was down, set in loose curls, courtesy of Abby. Her short legs appeared to be longer in her denim mini skirt and over-sized white belt, with cork high-heeled sandals.
But the weirdest of all the looks, would have to be the one Tony kept giving her every time he thought she wasn't looking. She darted her hazel eyes over to her left, where Tony was gulping down a beer. His green eyes snapped back up from her legs, to give her a cocky grin. He moved closer to her, with his fingertips resting on the small of her back, sending tingles up her back. She watched, as he leaned closer, just as he did back at the office, until his lips were beside her cheek.
"You wanna dance?"
His voice sounded like a whisper in her ear, but she knew he was almost yelling. He pulled back with a hopeful look in his eyes. Kate licked her lips, like she always does when she makes a tough decision, before gently nodding.
Tony's uncertain, yet hopeful look faded, replaced by a happy grin. Kate smiled a sweet smile back, as he took her hand in his. Her hand fit perfectly into his, his fingers laced with hers. Just the fact that he took the time to lace their fingers seemed to warm her up inside, and left her wondering if he could feel that warmth too.
They made it to through the crowd of people, to settle just inside of the crowd. Tony pulled her in closer, with a smile. But this wasn't one of his cocky, troublesome smiles – no, this was different. It was genuine, like he cared, he cared about her, and he cared about whether he was about to make a fool of himself. And something stirred inside of Kate that made her blush slightly, as he took her other hand and laced it with his.
She felt the music flow through her like a raging river; she couldn't get enough of it. She swayed her hips closer to him, as he wrapped both of their hands around her back making sure their bodies were as close as possible. He squeezed her left hand, before letting it go, and Kate immediately raised it to her head, brushing her hair back out of her face and strawberry lip-gloss. She rested her hand on his shoulder, giving him a smile. And as she flipped her hair, giving him another amazing smile, one thought ran through her mind:
O my God, I'm flirting with Tony.
She turned around as fast as possible, to avoid eye contact. Her right hand was still laced with his left, but she was facing the other people in the club instead of him. Which was a good thing, because she wasn't very sure at the moment whether she was horrified with herself, or pleased, because she hadn't felt like this in years. She could feel his body behind her, and she leaned back against his chest. His heart was beating wildly; she could feel it through his chest. It was exactly in tune with her heart.
Stop flirting with Tony! Just stop dancing! She screamed at herself in her thoughts.
Her dark brown, loose curls fell back on her shoulder, as she tossed her hair back over her shoulder. She just couldn't help herself; she felt so alive. The bass of the song thumped through the floor, and through her heels to her heart. People all around her were dancing, and just the thought of being out, having fun with Tony made her heart feel light.
The song ended all too soon for Kate. There was a moment of silence, as the owner of the club went up to the DJs chair to announce the club would be closing after the next song. During that silence, Tony lead Kate off the dance floor, towards Abby who was grinning at them.
"Hey guys! Wow, you can really move it, Kate." She flung her arms around Kate's neck, hugging her tightly.
Tony dropped Kate's hand, like it burned him when Abby did this. Kate looked over and watched him as he slipped his hand into his pocket like nothing happened. She frowned, but shook her head, and smiled back at Abby, who just pulled away from her.
"I'll go get the car, okay?" Abby offered, as they made their way out of the club as the last song began to pump through the room.
Tony looked over at her, across Kate. "Abbs, I don't want you to go and get it all by yourself."
Abby raised her eyebrow playfully. "I never said I was going to go alone."
She grinned, just as a guy came up beside her. He looked at her with a lovesick look in his blue eyes. His shaggy blonde hair fell into his eyes and he shook it out of them. He was wearing black clothes and chains – Abby's favourite kind of guy. He gave Kate and Tony a nod, before wrapping his arm around Abby's waist. Abby winked at Kate, yelling behind her as her new boy toy lead her off towards her car, "I'll be back in a second!" she called. As soon as they Abby and her new guy were out of site, Kate and Tony burst out laughing at them.
It was clear night, which ultimately resulted in the night being extremely cool. Kate looked up at the stars, her curls tumbling down off her shoulders. Tony watched her, feeling content, and extremely happy. She wrapped her arms around herself and her light sweater, taking a deep breath of the fresh night air. "It's beautiful, isn't it?" she asked, not to anyone in particular.
"Yea…" Tony answered her. He couldn't take his eyes off of her, never mind the stars.
Kate looked over at him, with a smile on her face. He just looked so loveable and adorable. Maybe this was why he got so many girls. Kate looked away from him and his inviting eyes. She couldn't get involved with him – he was a co-worker.
The familiar sound of a guy trying to pick a woman up rang through Kate's thoughts. She looked up to find a well-built guy checking her out, with his buddies behind him. His black hair with bleach blonde spiked tips made him look even cheesier in Kate's eyes. She gave him a look of disgust, which he didn't seem to pick up.
He adjusted his leather coat, giving her an appreciative look, which made Kate pull her sweater tighter around her body. Now she was definitely starting to rethink the whole showing skin part of her outfit.
"I'm Josh, and you must be an angel. You hungry? Cause I know an all night diner we can go too… and maybe we can go back to my apartment later?" he raised his eyebrow suggestively.
Kate was about to open her mouth, a smart-ass reply already on her lips, when Tony stepped beside her, and forward a little bit, protectively. He gave them an unimpressed look. "You obviously do not know how to talk to a woman. Why don't you go home a practice on your blow up girlfriends?"
Looking like a dog with his tail between his legs, Josh turned around with his buddies, deciding not to make a scene, and walked in the other direction. Tony shook his head as they began to loudly trash talk about beating Tony up. He turned around to Kate, and gave her an apologetic smile. "Here, take my coat." He said, reading her mind.
Kate smiled, and took the coat, deciding not to argue with him. Just as she wrapped the coat around her shoulders, and pulled it so her halter-top wasn't visible anymore. She blushed slightly, and looked away, as she felt their eyes locking again. Before Tony could say what was on his mind and lips the whole night, a car horn rang through the night air.
"Hey guys! I'm not waiting for you two all night!" Abby yelled from the car with a grin on her face.
A/N: Well, there's the first chapter. Remember, reviews definately help me, and definately monivate me:)