Disclaimer: I unfortunately do not own Abby Sciuto, LJ Gibbs or any other of the NCIS characters. That honor goes to DPB. Credit for the lyrics goes to Lifehouse blind.

B L I N D

I was young but I wasn't naive
I watched helpless as he turned around to leave
And still I have the pain I have to carry
A past so deep that even you could not bury if you tried

Even though she was in shock she still managed to make her legs move. The young forensic specialist shuffled over to her CD player. The place where her music lived. She spun the dial until the music was loud, loud enough to wash away any feeling of regret and hurt.

After all this why
I never thought we'd be here
Never thought we'd be here
When my love for you was blind
But I couldn't make you see it
Couldn't make you see it
That I loved you more than you'll ever know
A part of me died when I let you go

She stared at her empty Caf-Pow. Gibbs had brought it to her some time ago. She smiled slightly at the memory. She decided it was best not to remember and pushed the thought to the very back of her mind. Without any words or tears she dropped the empty cup into the cold garbage can. She never heard it hit the bottom.

I would fall asleep
Only in hopes of dreaming
That everything would be like it was before
But nights like this it seems are slowly fleeting
They disappear as reality is crashing to the floor

She tried not to feel anything, tried not to hear anything but she couldn't help it when a tear rolled down her cheek. It stung her skin and made her think. He didn't have to go, but he did anyway. He left me, he left us all. The thought made her angry and she wiped the tear from her cheek. It dropped on to the cold floor. A few minutes later she looked to where the tear had fallen, it was gone.

After all this why
I never thought we'd be here
Never thought we'd be here
When my love for you was blind
But I couldn't make you see it
Couldn't make you see it
That I loved you more than you'll ever know
A part of me died when I let you go

She couldn't hear her music, still couldn't hear anything but her own thoughts. That was okay. It gave her time to think.

After all this why
Would you ever wanna leave it
Maybe you could not believe it
That my love for you was blind
But I couldn't make you see it
Couldn't make you see it
That I loved you more than you will ever know
A part of me died when I let you go

The lab doors binged. She ignored them. She didn't feel like seeing anyone. She was probably imagining it anyway. Ever so slowly she turned her head.

That I loved you more than you'll ever know

A part of me died when I let you go.

She felt a whisper in her ear and a kiss on her cheek. She knew he was back. That he had come back for her. His girl. She smiled at the thought. Finally she could hear her music again.