Disclaimer: NCIS is not mine, I've just borrowed them.
A/N Ten drabbles inspired by ten different songs.
1) Into Your Heart – Anthony Callea
"Tony, we need to talk," I announce, catching Tony's arm as he passes. He shoots me an irritated and confused look, but follows me into the elevator.
Once the doors close, I hit the emergency stop button and turn to Tony and say, "What is your problem?"
"My problem? he mutters, looking a little confused.
"Oh, do not play innocent with me, Anthony DiNozzo," I snap. This is getting old really fast.
He smiles cockily at me. "Me, innocent? What gave you that idea?"
I sigh. "You have been giving me, uh, mixed signals, as you say," I start.
"Mixed signals?" He tries to play dumb.
"Yes!" I explode. "What is it that you want?"
"Yes, one minute you are, how you say, all over me, and the next you practically ignore me," I shout, the pent up frustration exploding.
"It's always complicated," I sigh.
And it is. There is always something holding us back.
2) Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie
The first explosion echoes in her ears as she struggles to stand up. She looks around, the building is completely destroyed.
"Ben," she screams, but her screams are lost amongst the cries of anguish. A sharp pain shoots down her arm, but she ignores it.
She stumbles over to the building, looking for her boyfriend of three months. "No," she whispers as her path is blocked by fallen rubble. "Please, no."
Ben, for the first time, understands her, really understands her. And she thinks she loves him, but being fifteen, how can she know what love is?
"Ben!" she cries again, but hears nothing. She sinks to her knees, broken-hearted and lost.
Later, her father in the hospital tells her something that she remembers for the rest of her life. "Big girls don't cry."
3) Eternal Flame – The Bangles
"Where are we going, Tim?" Ziva asks as she feels McGee's hand in hers, leading her up some stairs.
"It's a surprise, Ziva," he replies cheekily. "No peeking now."
"That would be kind of difficult, Tim," Ziva smiles. "Considering that I am blindfolded. Hmmm, I am sure that Tony would suggest some kinky, yes?"
"Well, I'm not Tony, am I," McGee responds as Ziva feels herself being pulled into a building. "You can open your eyes now."
McGee removes her blindfold and Ziva gives a little exclaim of surprise at the set-up. The room is filled with candles and the light softly illuminates a small table with roses.
McGee walks up to Ziva and places his hand over the place where her heart should be. "Ziva, I love you with all my heart. Marry me."
4) Believer – Rogue Traders
"You know you want to say it," Abby says cheerfully, bouncing around her lab.
"Say what?" Tony replies innocently, knowing exactly what she wants.
"Aw, Tony," she pouts and draws out his name. She bats her eyes. "Please? Pretty please with a cherry on top?"
"I think it will take more than a cherry, Abs," Tony smirks, making her grin widen.
"Oh, I am sure I can give you more that just a cherry, Agent DiNozzo," she says huskily, breathing down his neck, making him shiver.
But then she withdraws, leaving him touching his neck. "Say it, Anthony DiNozzo . . . and then you can have your wicked way with me," she smiles seductively.
"I love you, Abs."
5) Lips of an Angel - Hinder
The phone rings and Jethro Gibbs tiredly scrambles for the phone. It's three o'clock in the morning, so who the hell would be ringing him at this point in time?
"What?" he barks down the phone, sounding a lot more awake than he actually is.
"Jethro?" comes the soft voice on the other end.
"Jen?" He sits up in his bed.
"I . . ." she trails off and he gets worried.
"Jen, is everything okay?" he asks, swinging his legs over the side of the bed. He is alert now.
"I, uh, I had a, err, nightmare," she whispers, sounding like a little child.
He sighs and runs his hand through his hair. "A nightmare? That's all?"
"About Paris," she says softly, and he stiffens. He knows all about what happened in Paris, the nightmares it gives her.
"Why don't you tell me about it," he says finally, coxing it out of her.
And she replies sounding, as always, like an angel.
6) Heavily Broken – The Veronicas
He watches the children as they run around on the playground. Kelly should have been there with them, she should have been there with him . . . and with Shannon.
Shannon . . . Kelly . . . both dead. He knows this, but somewhere deep inside, he holds onto the irrational hope that it has all been a big, terrible mistake and that they would come bouncing through the door . . . alive.
But they won't, and he has to accept this, but he can't. They were his life, are his life. Without them, he has nothing. Without his wife and daughter, he's nothing. Nothing . . .
He wishes that he could have seen them one last time, one last time to say, "I love you." One last time to kiss them, hug them. But he can't, so he is broken. Broken into two pieces. One piece is here on earth, here with him physically. The other with them, in heaven. And it always will be with them. Always and forever.
7) The Day You Went Away – Wendy Matthews
The casket is sitting there before him, taunting him with what he's lost. It's draped with a flag, a sign of respect. He sighs, why couldn't it have been him. Why? Why? Why?
"It's not your fault, Gibbs," Abby whispers in his ear, her face tear streaked.
"You don't know that, Abs," he replies solemnly.
"Yes, I do," Abby says firmly, taking his hand in his. "There was nothing you could have done. If it wasn't . . . wasn't the rooftop, he would have found another way." A tear drops onto his hand and he realises that she is crying.
"But, maybe if I . . ."
"No buts, Gibbs," Abby replies shakily. "Buts are bad." She falls silent, but then lets out a choking sob. "I am going to miss her, Gibbs. So much."
"Yeah, me too, Abs, me too," he says back and then adds to himself, "I think I might have loved her."
8) The Circle of Life – The Lion King
When her sister died, it felt like her world was falling apart. One minute she was there bugging her, the next, she was gone and had left an empty hole in her heart. One that could never be filled. But she was trying, and just maybe, just maybe, a part of that hole could be filled.
"C'mon, Ziva," the doctor coxes. "One more push and you'll have you little bundle of joy in your arms."
Ziva pants, face red and glowers at he husband. "I hate you," she shrieks, mustering up all the pain and directing it into the words.
"That's it, Ziva," the doctor says happily. "He or she is coming."
Ziva screams and squeezes her husband's hand so hard that he winces. A cry fills the room and then a little body is placed on her chest.
"It's a girl!"
Ziva smiles gently. "Welcome to the world, Tali Caitlin DiNozzo."
9) Someday – Nickelback
"How did we get here, Jethro?" Stephanie asks as her husband, soon to be ex-husband, sat across from her.
Gibbs sighs. "I don't know, Steph. I guess . . ."
"It's just not working, is it?" she finishes softly. She could always finish his sentences.
"No, it's not," Gibbs agrees. "But it was fun while it lasted."
"That it did," Stephanie smiles, remembering some of the better times of their short marriage. Then she sighs, "How did we let it get this far?"
"I guess we both wanted something that wasn't there," Gibbs concludes and Stephanie nods.
"I think so too," she agrees. "But I'll always care for you, Jethro."
"As will I, Steph, as will I."
10) Together We Are One – Delta Goodrem
"Tony!" Abby shrieks as the wet balls hits her on the back. Tony grins and looks innocent.
"You'll pay for that, Anthony DiNozzo!" she yells and launches her own snowball, but misses and hits Ziva. "Opps," she smiles cheekily.
Ziva turns and glares at Abby. "You have just made yourself an enemy there, Sciuto."
"Bring it on," Abby grins.
"Snowball fight," Tony shouts, like an excited kid. "Abby and me against Probie and Ziva.
McGee smiles triumphantly. "Your ass is mine, DiNozzo. I am sure with my Mossad assassin here; we will whip your butt."
"Cocky now, Probester, but we'll see who comes out on top," Tony retorts and whispers to Abby, "We need a fort, Abs. Let's march."
"Yes, like good little Marines," Tony replies and drags Abby behind him.
And for the next hour, they forget that they are federal agents and just, play.