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Chapter 17:

Abby had that look in her eye that said, 'I figured out what they were doing.' She smiled and said, "I guess they really are 'working together' then."

"Are you saying what I think you're saying Abs?" Tony asked.

Abby nodded. And Tony smirked. By this stage Ziva caught on, although she had suspected this from the start and McGee was still confused.

Abby whispered in his ear what they were all talking about and he finally got it. "Geez Probie, took your time." Tony said.

"Can we finally get on with our lives now?" Ziva asked, hoping that now they knew that Gibbs and Jenny were okay that she wouldn't have to listen to Tony's obsessing anymore.


Jenny and Gibbs had just finished their breakfast and were almost done with their packing. They were to leave in two hours. The Sec-Nav had provided them with a private plane to take them back to the States. Sebastian would be escorted on a different aircraft to avoid any confrontation.

"You ready Jethro?" Jenny asked.

"Yeah." He replied.

"Okay, let's go load all of this stuff into the car and we can go." Jenny replied. Then she asked, "Are you sorry to be leaving Jethro?"

"It's been a memorable experience, I won't forget it. But I wouldn't say I'll be sorry to be leaving." Gibbs replied.

"Me too." Jen answered as they walked out of the hotel room and she shut the door.


The atmosphere at NCIS was rather tense, everyone was anxiously awaiting Gibbs and the Director's return. Everyone was so curious as to why they had been to Paris in the first place. Everyone appeared to be working as normal but they were all slightly preoccupied, some were just bored. Like Tony.

"Hey Ziva." Tony asked.

"What Tony?" She replied.

"Think quick." He replied and threw a piece of paper at her.

"Ouch what was that for?" She asked. Looking for the piece of paper so she could throw it back at Tony.

"I'm bored." He replied. And she threw the paper ball. She hit him square between the eyes.

"Ouch. That hurt Miss David." He replied, so he threw it back at her.

"Not as much as this." She said, throwing it back at him.

"This is war." Tony replied.

"If you say so." Ziva replied.

They were both standing now, and there was paper flying all over the squad room.


Abby and McGee were just as bored, Abby had finished her work she had needed to catch up on and McGee didn't have anything to do either. They were trying to think of something to do.

"How about….Name That Chemical!" Abby said.

"Abby, come on." McGee replied.

"Oh Timmy you're no fun. I don't see you coming up with anything!" Abby replied. Then she said, "Let's call Ducky, maybe he can help."

"Ducky!" Abby said into the phone.

"Hello Abigail, what can I do for you?" Ducky's voice asked through the phone.

"McGee and I are bored. We need something to do." Abby replied.

"Oh I see." Ducky replied.

"Any suggestions Duckman?" Abby asked.

"Well, I'm not sure really. When does Gibbs get back?" Ducky asked.

"Tomorrow I think." McGee replied.

"I see. Looks like we have to keep ourselves amused until then. I'm sorry I couldn't help you." Ducky replied.

"That's cool, Ducky. Bye." Abby said, then hung up.


Jenny and Jethro were now about ¾ of the way home.

"This is going to be a long flight." Jenny said.

"I know. I'm going to try and get some sleep." Jethro said.

"Okay. Night Jethro." Jenny said kissing him on the cheek.

"Night Jen." He replied and he kissed her on the cheek too.

For a few minutes Jen flipped through some pages of her magazine but she decided she would give up and go to sleep too, hopefully that would pass the time.


Abby and McGee had decided to see what the others were up to, maybe they had found a way to beat the boredom.

"Hey guys." Abby said.

"Hey Abs. What's up?" Tony asked.

"We're bored." She replied.

"What a coincidence, so are we. Why don't you join our little boredom club." Tony replied.

"What have you guys been doing?" McGee asked.

"Well Tony was throwing paper at me. And that's really about it." Ziva replied.

"I see. At least you guys got to the doing something stage. We never got that far, we tried Ducky but he didn't have any ideas either." McGee replied.


The next day the atmosphere at NCIS was similar to the previous day, it was mostly filled to the seams with boredom. However there was a little feeling of anxiety in the air because today is the day Gibbs and the Director would be getting back. Every time someone exited the elevator Tony would look to see if it was Gibbs, he continued this most of the day, then Gibbs and Jenny stepped through the doors.

"Boss!" Called Tony. "Guys, they're back." He called to the other agents.

Gibbs was a little puzzled as to why everyone was so glad to see them but he just shrugged it off. "Relax DiNozzo. We haven't been gone that long." He said, passing Tony.

"Of course Boss." He replied. Standing in front of Gibbs's desk.

"What?" Gibbs asked.

"Aren't you going to tell us about your case?" McGee asked.

"No." Gibbs answered, getting up and walking with Jen to her office.

"What is with those two?" Ziva asked.


"At least we got him Jethro." Jenny said, referring to Sebastian.

"True. But you were in that interrogation room as well Jen, he knows he won't be in for long, if at all." Jethro replied.

"What about the warehouse?" Jenny asked. "It was full of his weapons."

"I know. He's just very well connected." Jethro replied.

"I know. That's what's scaring me Jethro." Jenny replied. "At least we tried." She said.

"You don't believe that Jen. You want him dead just as much as I do." Jethro said.

"I know, you're right. Sometimes the end result is just not enough." Jenny answered.

The End.

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