AN: This could just be a one shot, but I was thinking about Amazon Penny and her liking of Abby/ZIva, so thought I'd give her a little treat lol... This could be a Series if you'd like...members of the team and their coversations with Abby, during protection detial...let me know if that's something you would like to see...otherwise, please Enjoy... :)

-- ---

"Guys." Abby said simply. "Dudes?" She shrugged. "Men?"

Ziva looked at her confused. "Where are you going with this Abby?"

"Well ya know since you got stuck on this protection detail with me, thought maybe, I don't know, you'd want to talk about the people that are not females? It's always a fun topic to pass time." Abby looked at her hoping she was now understanding the direction she was going in.

"Why is it, that in America when women are together, they must talk about men?"

Abby cocked her head sideways. "What else is there to talk about?"

Ziva sighed, peering around the room to ensure nothing was hinky; this was after all, a protection detail, not a bonding moment.

"Abby, please I must concentrate on the job at hand."

"So you're saying you can't multi-task?" Abby toned it in a way that baited her friend.

"I can." Ziva responded quickly. "I have seen this on TV, should I go get us some tissues and tubs of ice-cream."

Abby grinned. "Maybe some other time…right now, I just thought it'd be good convo."

"Convoy?"

"No, convo…sorry, its short for conversation."

"Uh huh."

Abby sat straight up in anticipation. "So… any guys of the male persuasion in your life?"

Ziva shrugged. "I do not have time for a personal life…between getting used to working here, putting up with Gibbs and the non stop schedule interruptions, it's nearly impossible."

Abby smiled. "Yeah you get used to it, and learn to find some time for yourself…sounds like you might need someone with that same kind of hectic schedule?" Her tone hinted that she may have a suggestion.

"Not Tony." Ziva blew her attempt off and took to peering around the lab once more.

"Did I say Tony? What made you think I was thinking Tony…unless…aww you do like Tony?"

Ziva huffed. "He's the only other man I work closely with."

Abby shook her head. "Uh, Gibbs, McGee…Ducky?"

Ziva smiled at her last suggestion slightly but said nothing.

"Interesting choice of words… "closely"…just how close do you work with Tony?" Abby tapped her fingers on the table.

"Oh stop it." She started to blush and Abby stood up and pointed at her.

"You're blushing…I didn't think your body was capable of performing that function…"

Ziva put her hand up. "Let's just rise it."

Abby couldn't help but smirk, resisting the urge to correct her. "Fine, fine, I'm just trying to start a…"

"Convoy…yes I know…but perhaps we can talk about something else yes?"

Abby was hesitant but agreed. "Fine, whatchya wanna talk about?"

Ziva sighed. "How about your men?"