So here is a short story to my favorite pairing. I just got the idea and wrote it down, I don't think it is that good.

Please R & R


The sky was clouded and rain dripped off the window of his bedroom. Anthony DiNozzo was lying in his bed and stared at the ceiling. The events of the day went through his head.

In the morning it just had seemed to be another normal day for him – he got to work too late, Gibbs slapped him several times on the back of his head, he was teasing Probie and flirting with Ziva. There was nothing new at all and they hadn't had a new murder or anything alike, so they just got home early. It was then that he asked Ziva to join him for dinner and they went to their favourite restaurant together. The food there was not as good as the one Ziva cooked, but it was close to it.

As they sat there for a while Ziva suddenly began to speak.

"Have you ever been in love with someone, who didn't feel the same for you?" she asked.

He looked at her in surprise. This was a question that was not expected to be uttered by Ziva David. As he said nothing to answer her question she just looked down at her plate.

"Sorry, maybe you are not the right one to be asked this. I should have asked McGee or maybe Abby, but not you."

"No Ziva, it's okay. Well, I'm human after all. Everyone had to go through this at least once I think."

"Did you, Tony?"

He looked at her. Her pretty eyes avoiding his own, her hair falling curly down her shoulders. If she would have been an ordinary woman he would have said she was embarrassed. But she was Ziva and Ziva David was never embarrassed of anything.

"Yes" he answered her question and looked down as well "I have gone through this. But why do you ask?"

"Well … I …" she obviously couldn't think of a natural sounding reason for the question.

"You don't have to answer me Ziva. It's your private life after all and I won't force you to anything. But how do you know this guy doesn't have any feelings for you? It is a guy, right?" His voice sounded a little as if he doubted the state of mind of this man.

"It's not that he doesn't have any feelings for me at all, Tony. It's just that he doesn't feel the same way for me like I do for him."

"Have you asked him?"

Ziva just shook her head. Tony tried desperately to imagine the guy who doesn't get amazed by his partner the time he saw her, but the only one he could think of was Gibbs.

"Oh god! Please don't tell me you fell in love with Gibbs!"

"Tony, of course not!"

"Than I don't understand who it is. I mean, if I were that guy, I would be happy to know you think I am worth your attention."

For the first time since the beginning of their conversation she looked up. Her expression was surprised.

"Really?"

"Yeah …" he answered and they went silent as they got lost into each others eyes.

When they said 'Good Night' to each other this time Ziva hugged him and kissed him lightly on the cheek to leave him really surprised in front of his apartment.

Did Ziva really just kissed him on the cheek?

A smile went across his face. If he guessed right then this evening showed him that the woman he had fallen for oh so long ago actually cared about him. He would ask her about it the next evening. Maybe he had found the love of his life tonight …