Me- Hey guys! I'm so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so sorry I'm taking so long to update! It's just you know how life can get in the way…But anyway, here's chapter 5…I don't NCIS but I do own Courtney and Cole…ON WITH THE STORY!!

Chapter 5- A New Target

Cole wasn't awake when Courtney first got to the hospital, but while she was talking to the doctor, he woke up. Courtney explained what had happened to him and what his injuries were, which was a bullet to the chest that just barely missed his heart by inches. Then Courtney took it upon herself to lecture Cole for an hour.

"Jeez," Cole said, leaning back, his bandaged bare chest rose as he sighed. "I guess I was pretty lucky."

Courtney snorted.

"Luck had nothing to do with it," she said, looking out the window. "Trey let you live."

They were silent. Suddenly, Courtney's phone went off. She jumped but answered it.

"Hello?" she said.

"How's Cole?" said Tony's voice.

"He's fine," Courtney answered, looking over at Cole, who was flipping through the channels. "He was pretty lucky."

Cole looked over at her with his blue eyes and he smirked.

"I thought it wasn't luck," he whispered.

Courtney rolled her eyes.

"Anyway," she said to Tony. "What's new?"

"Nothing, that's the problem," Tony muttered. "We've hit dead ends all over the place."

Courtney frowned.

"Why?" she asked.

"You were right that Trey was the one who killed our victim," Tony said. "But I can't find anything on him."

"You won't find anything on him Tony," Courtney said. "We couldn't find anything on him."

Tony sighed.

"I was afraid you would say that," he said. "Well, you stay with Cole tonight. I'll bring some food for you."

Courtney smiled.

"Thank you, Tony," she said.

"Got to go," Tony said quickly.

Before the line went dead Courtney heard a 'I'm sorry Boss!'. She snickered and closed her phone. Cole looked over at her.

"So," he said turning the TV up a little. "I know what happened to me, but I have one question. Why am I here in DC and not in London?"

Courtney laid across the chair, her legs hanging over the armrest facing Cole.

"I don't really know why," she answered honestly. "But we have a problem here at home now."

Cole cocked an eyebrow at her.

"You know I don't like problems at home," he said.

"Well," Courtney said. "You won't like this then."

Cole looked at her.

"What happened here?" he asked.

"Trey is starting to kill over here," she said closing her eyes. "We don't know why, but its all military people so NCIS is involved now, along with the CIA."

Cole made his hands into fists.

"What the hell is he doing?" he said through clenched teeth.

Courtney stared at Cole for a few seconds, then she reached over and put her hand on Cole's fist. Cole jumped a little and looked over at her. Then Courtney's hand hit the back of Cole's, just like Gibbs does to Tony all the time. Cole blinked a few times then smiled.

"And where did you learn that?" Cole asked.

Courtney grinned.

"My other boss," she said. "But you don't need to worry about Trey. You just need to get better."

Cole smiled.

"Fine," he said, turning the TV down and leaning back on his pillows.





Tony was not a happy camper. He was just going to go and get Courtney some pizza then go back to the office and try and find something, anything on Trey Godwin. And it was true that he did get Courtney her pizza and he was going to go back to the office. No, what he wasn't happy about was the people that was with him. Ziva, Gibbs, McGee and Abby were in the car with him. Ziva and Abby said that they wanted to check on Courtney and Gibbs dragged McGee with him saying that they wanted to question Courtney and Cole.

It was after eight by the time they all got to the hospital. When they all walked in, the nurse at the information desk just cocked an eyebrow at them all. Tony walked her to the woman.

"Can you tell me what room Cole Richards room is?" he asked the woman.

The woman nodded and silently typed at her computer.

"He's in room 345," she said, looking up at Tony.

"Thanks," he said.

And the entire group went to the elevator.






Courtney sighed as her stomach started growling again. She had been at the hospital all day and she hadn't had anything to eat. She was waiting on Tony to bring her food, but if she knew he wouldn't be able to come till night time, she would have asked the nurses to bring her a guest plate. Cole had already had his lunch and dinner served to him, but he was still complaining about being hungry and that the hospital food was awful. Courtney glanced at him.

"You know at least you've eaten," Courtney huffed, folding her arms across her chest. "I bet you Tony comes but he doesn't bring any food."

"I love how you talk about me when I'm not around," said Tony, walking into Cole's room.

Courtney smiled. She saw Gibbs, Ziva, McGee, and Abby follow behind Tony into the room.

"I wouldn't have too if you would do what you say you would," she said, standing up and stretching.

Tony held up the pizza box in his hand.

"Then I guess you don't want this extra cheese pizza?" Tony teased.

Courtney huffed and jumped to get the pizza but Tony held it above her head.

"Nope," Tony said, smirking. "You can't have it now."

Right then Courtney's stomach growled again. Tony and Cole started laughing.

"Shut up!" Courtney snapped.

Then she remembered the rest of her new team didn't know Cole.

"Oh," she said. "By the way, Cole, these are the people I work with. Special Agent Gibbs, Special Agent McGee, Agent Ziva David, and Abby. Guys this is Special Agent Cole Richards he's my partner and a close friend of mine."

Everyone waved at Cole and he smiled and waved back at them all. Tony then put down Courtney's pizza and she snatched the box from the spot it was in. She then opened it up and began to eat.

After Courtney had eaten four pieces, she looked at everyone in the room. They were all talking to Cole and laughing at some of the stories from when Cole and Courtney were younger. Courtney smiled.

"I hate to interrupt," she said. "But how come all of you came."

Tony frowned, and looked at Gibbs.

"Yeah Boss," he said. "How come you all came?"

Everyone got silent.

"We believe we know who the next target of this Trey Godwin is," Ziva said.


"Well?" Tony said, looking at Gibbs.

"Ummm," McGee said, looking around to Ziva.

"It's Courtney," Gibbs said.

Silence again.

"WHAT?!" shouted Tony and Cole at the same time.




Me- That's all I got for now! Thanks again for being so kind and waiting for me! And again I'm sorry I didn't update sooner. Sorry and thanks again! R&R pretty please!