Gibbs and team had been on the ship for close to 6 hours now, not finding anything, the crew, the Captain, everything...gone.
Tony and Ziva walked along the deck of the old WWII ship.
"You know what this reminds me of?"…Tony playfully asked as they entered through a door.
"A movie, of course."...Ziva answered.
"Heh. How'd you guess?"
"Is that a bad thing?"
"Heh. I knew you loved me."
Ziva turned smiling… "You know…"…Tony was missing, nowhere in sight…"Tony? Tony?! This is not funny!"...She started to get aggravated.
"Zeeeeeeeeeevaaaaaaaah..."…Filled the corridors.
"Tony…I swear to God, I will hurt you!"…Ziva stopped…"Tony?"…As she walked back along the corridors, she opened a door, a ghastly smell filled corridor, Ziva raised her hand to her nose…"I told you not to eat tacos for lunch, Tony."
The boat swayed back in forth in the powerful surf…"Tony, please…this is not funny anymore!"
Tony held Ziva by the shoulders…"Ziva, are you okay?"
Ziva shook her head, she focuses on Tony's face, then slaps him…"You bastard!"
"What the…why did you do that for?!"
"Do not scare me like that!"…Ziva rushes past Tony.
Tony turned to her…"Huh?"
Ziva was back on the deck, she was bent down over the railing.
"You get seasick easily, my dear?"…Ducky placed his palm on her back.
"No, no…I am fine, Ducky…Tony is just be an idiot, like always."
"Ah, boys will be boys."
Ziva stands and turns…"Why is that? I swear…Ducky?"…She looks around…"Ducky?!"…She sighs…"Not you, too!"…She grunted.
"Zeeeeeeeeeeeeevaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah."…Passed through the air.
"Who? What the heck is going on?!"
A playful laugh fills the air…"Heh."
"Damn you, Tony! Now you have brought Ducky into your jokes?!"…She moved along the deck, towards the front of the boat, she saw a light flashing…"Is that you, Tim?"
As she got closer to the light, the light got more and more dim…she took a step close, the light disappeared…"Huh?"
She takes a step back, the light reappeared…"This is NOT funny anymore!"…She yelled at the top of her lungs.
Ziva quickly turns towards the laugh, she sees something see-through walking away from, she shakes her head…"How are you doing this, Tony?!"…She demanded.
"Ziva."…She shakes her head violently, she looks up, Ducky stood next to her…"Are you alright? You look like you've seen a ghost."
"What?"…Ziva moved away from Ducky, she walked along the deck towards the front of the boat, Gibbs and McGee stood holding flashlights.
"You two in on DiNozzo's stupid jokes, too?"
McGee turned to her…"What?"
"Yeah, lets team up on the girl, not the guy who gets seasick!"
McGee turned to Gibbs…"What the hell was that about?"
"Who knows, probably more of her inner demons eating away at her for not admitting she loves Tony."
"How the hell do I know, Tim…I'm on a freakin' boat on Halloween with you!"
Ziva sat against the wall on the deck, her face in her palms. Tony squatted next to her…"Where'd you go, partner?"
Ziva opened her eyes, but no one was there.
"Zeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah."…Filled the air.
She quickly covers her eyes again…"I really hate you, Tony!"
"Shhhhhhhhh."…Was whispered in her ear.
"Ziva, you know you're gonna get your ass wet sitting there, right?"…Tony mentioned.
"I'm not looking at you Tony."
Tony squatted next to Ziva…"You're acting weird, Ziva…first time on a ship?"
"I'm acting weird?!"…She removes her hands seeing Tony…"Tony! You're actually there!"
"Heh. Umm, yeah, where else would I be?"
Ziva moves her hand to her right ear as whispers are heard…she turns her head to the right…"What?"
Tony cocks his head…"Yeah, you've definitely never been on a ship before."…He extends his hand towards her.
"Repeat it, please!"…Ziva called out.
"Repeat what, Ziva?"…Tony asked.
A soft laughter filled Ziva's ear and whispered again.
"Disney?"…Tony shook his head…"Come on, I'm taking you to Ducky."…Tony helps Ziva up; her legs shakes…he picks her up and starts to carry her.
"Put me down!"…Ziva yelled, grabbing Tony's arm, Tony took a few more steps…"NOW!"
"Fine."…Tony lets go, Ziva falls smacking her ass on the deck.
Tony walks past her as she sighs.
Tony stops, turns and extends his hand…"Take it."
Ziva turns her head and looks up seeing his hand, she extends her hand and he helps her up…"Toda."…As she looked down at herself, brushing herself off.
Tony turned and started to walk away from her, she looked up…seeing him walk away…"At least he did not disappear this time."
"Stop doing that…I know it is you, Tony!"
Tony looked back over his shoulder as Ziva sneered at him.
Ziva's flashlight rolled on the deck…she took a step and picked it up.
"Zeeeeeeeeeeeevaaaaaaaaaaaaaah."…Was whispered again.
Ziva stood up and looked around…"Please, Tony…stop."
The voice whispered in her ear again…Ziva flicks her ear with her hand…"Get out of my head!"…She pulls out her earwig…"Duh!"…She shook her head.
Ziva jumps again.
"Not DiNozzo."…The voice whispered.
Ziva ran away from the voice, her head was turned back, she runs into Gibbs, she falls down.
"In a hurry, Officer David?"
"I...I…I think this ship is haunted, Gibbs."
Ziva looked back again.
"It's just Tony messing with you."
"Really?"...Ziva asked, shaking.
"DiNozzo!"...Gibbs yelled out.
"Stop scaring Ziva!"
"I'm not scared!"...Ziva shouted.
"Huh?"…Tony said with a dumbfounded look on his face.
"You're the only one who can hear me."…The voice whispered.
"Did you hear that?! Did ya?!"
"DiNozzo, I told you to stop."
"Gibbs…I know you can't see well, but I'm standing 10 feet from you."
McGee and Ducky walked up to them…"Problems, Jethro?"
"Yeah, DiNozzo's being a dick and Ziva's seeing ghosts."
The voice whispers again.
"For the last time, I do not know who the hell your X-rated Peter Pan is!"
McGee's jaw drops…"Kate?"
Everyone turns to McGee…"What the hell are you talking about, Probie?"
"Kate called you that, Tony."
"X-rated Peter Pan."
"Heh. Thanks, Kate."
McGee moves to front of Ziva…"Where did you hear that from? Abby?"
Ziva moves her hands to her ears…"I do not want to tell McGee to get a hair cut!"
"Hey! What's wrong with hair?"
"You mean other than sucking?"…Tony said with a grin.
Ziva rose and ran away from the team…"Wait, Z…"…Tony said, running after her.
"McGee, did Kate really say that about Tony?"...Gibbs asked.
McGee nodded…"I have a bad feeling about this, Boss."
"Zeeeeevaaaaaah!"…Tony yelled out, looking for her.
"Stop it, stop it, stop it!"…Ziva said to herself, sitting with her hands on her ears inside a cabin.
"Where the hell are you?!"...Tony yelled again.
Ziva brings her knees to her chest and holds them tightly, slowing rocking.
"Don't be afraid, Ziva."
Ziva's teeth start to chatter…she looks left, then right, then left again.
"Thank you."...A female voice spoke out.
Ziva continued to look around…"Huh?"
"Your brother killed me, ya know?"
"Why are you doing this to me?!"…Ziva started to cry.
"Ziva, where the hell are you?!"...Tony yelled.
"Tony's looking for ya."…A white mist floated in front of Ziva.
She closed her eyes and continued to rock, tears streaming down her face.
Ziva felt something caressing her face.
"Tony's smile is never around when you need it."
Ziva opened her eyes; Kate sat Indian-style in front of her, wearing NCIS tactical armor..."Hi there."…She smiled.
Ziva quickly closes her eyes, then re-opens them…"Yup, I'm still here."...Kate spoke.
"Your brother killed me, ya know?"…Kate said, moving her hand to her forehead, pointing to the bullet hole..."Well, step-brother."
"What's wrong, never seen a ghost before?"
"This…can not be real."
"True, you may be dreaming…or I could be real, what does your mind say?"
Kate stands…"Good question."
Ziva looked up and Kate was gone, Tony stood looking down at her.
"There you are."…He squatted in front of her…"You okay?"
She lowered her face…Tony moved his fingers under her chin and slowly started to raise it.
Tony disappeared as Kate squatted in front of Ziva, she extends her translucent fingers to her cheek, gently rubbing..."Do me a favor."
"Take care of my boys for me."…Kate leaned in, kissing Ziva on the forehead…"Especially Tony, tell him how you really feel…he's kind of an idiot."
Ziva laughs, snorting…"I know."
Kate moves her hand back to Ziva's cheek caressing it. Ziva closes her eyes, moving her hand up, placing it over hers.
She opens her eyes…Tony was squatted in front of her again, her hand slowly rubbing his hand, his hand was on her face wiping away her tears…"Are you okay, Ziva?"
Ziva quickly hugs him.
"What is it?"...Tony asked.
"Kate says hi."
Tony tries to pull away…"Kate? Huh? What are you talking about? Did you get hit on the head?"...He moved his thumb up, pushing up on her eye brow, checking out her eye.
Ziva holds him tighter…she moves her mouth to his ear…"Hold me, please."...She pleaded.
Tony slowly moves his hands around her, hugging her..."What's wrong, Ziva?"
Tony slid his hand up and down her spine slowly..."It's okay, Ziva...I won't let anything hurt you."
Ziva smiled at him, then turned her head, laying it against Tony's chest..."Do you..."
"Do I what, Ziva?"
"Want to know a secret?"