Break The News

Prompt: #001 Guilt

Notes: Written for ficlets100.



The two agents acknowledged each other quietly as they met up outside the home of the wife of a seaman who had just turned up dead, and exchanged a look of mutual understanding.

Neither of them wanted to do this, but they had no choice.

It was arguably their fault that the seaman was dead and Gibbs had been firm that he wanted them to break the news. Them.

Telling the families of the deceased was hard enough on the best of times, but this? This was worse.

Solemn expressions, they began towards the house.

"Let's do this."