Okay, guys. The final chapter. It's time to say good bye to Tim and Tony. Enjoy.

It was a couple of days later. Tim and Tony were sitting on the couch in Tony's apartment, cuddled up against each other. They had just enjoyed a very good dinner with wine and candles, and were now watching one of Tony's old movies, even though they didn't really pay any attention to it.

Gibbs hadn't let anyone go home before the case with the dead marine from the cave was solved, but had now given the entire team a couple of well deserved days off. The bad guy was caught and everything was back to normal.

Abby had been shrilled when she found out that Gibbs wouldn't fire her friends. Tim and Tony had also announced to the entire office that they now were a couple and always would be, no matter what. Even though some people had been shocked, most were actually happy for them and themall luck they could get. Ziva hadn't even seemed surprised about their announcement, saying that she always had suspected them to end up together one day. Also the Director accepted it, but Tony suspected that Gibbs had talked to her about it first, letting her know that the entire team backed them up completely.

Tony sighed heavily and buried his nose in Tim's hair. He breathed in the scent of his love and closed his eyes. He wished that the moment would last forever.

"I still can't believe that Gibbs didn't fire us", Tim said then and cuddled closer to Tony.

"Me neither", Tony mumbled. "But I don't think we should challenge our luck by talking about it."

"But...", Tim began but was silenced by a loving kiss from Tony.

"I said, 'don't talk about it'", he said and kissed Tim again.

"Got it."

Tony smiled and turned the TV off. He took Tim by the hand and lead him to his bedroom. Tim smiled when he saw the large bed and looked up at Tony with a mischievous hint in his eyes.

"What do you think?" Tony asked with a low voice. "Better than a cave floor, right?"

"Much better", Tim said and gave Tony a kiss.

They undressed each other as slowly as they could before getting under the covers. They just laid there in each other's arms for a long time, kissing tenderly and deeply, savoring the moment. Then Tim broke the kiss and looked down at Tony with a warm smile, softly caressing the older man's cheek.

"I love you, Tone."

"I love you too, my love", Tony said and smiled back. "Of all my heart."

They kissed again and slowly and carefully began to explore each other's bodies with their hands and mouths. They lost the sense of when and where again as they made love. both focusing solemly on the man they loved. Afterwards they cuddled up against each other, both of them filled with the love they felt for the other.

Time smiled and put his nose against the nape of Tony's neck, breathing in Tony's scents. He sighed heavily and intertwined his fingers with Tony's, kissing Tony lightly on the shoulder.



"Will you marry me?"

Tony opened his eyes, not really grasping that he had heard Tim asking him what he had. Then he rolled over so that he faced Tim and gave him such a soft and tender kiss that Tim melted in his arms.

"I do."

That's it, my friends. The final chapter. The story is now finished. To everyone who read my story, I hope you liked it. To everyone who reviewed, thank you.

I'm already thinking about my next story and I will try to upload the first chapter soon.

'Till then, have a great time.

See you soon // ParagonDragon