Title: Won't You Be My Neighbor
Spoilers: References made to information learned on Hiatus and Hung Out To Dry
Disclaimer: My therapist insists that I do not own NCIS
Summary: He wasn't going to leave her behind. Set Pre-Series.
Chapter 1: Night
Going sledding in a toybox down a flight of stairs." Shannon shook her head. "I know I put my parents through some scares, but I never tried that one."
"Nope." Gibbs sighed. "Me neither."
Their eyes drifted over to where their five-year-old daughter Kelly lay fast asleep in a hospital bed. A white swatch of gauze covered the gash and stitches on her temple, while her arm and broken collar-bone where wrapped securely in a sling. Shannon just sighed.
"At least the pain medication finally kicked in."
Gibbs winced. The sound of Kelly's cries still echoed in their ears. "And I thought it seemed long when I was the patient."
Shannon snuggled closer to him, or as close as she could in the hard plastic chairs. "You never did tell me how you broke yours."
A faint grin stole across Gibbs' face. "Well, it wasn't trying to go sledding."