A/N: Here is Chapter 2. It's called Signal Fire. The song 'Signal Fire' is sung by the very awesome Snow Patrol.

This is dedicated to Anton (My last rose love), Hilary (My help for the chapter) and Elle (My beta).

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Enjoy

xxxPippy


Tony snuck quietly back into Ziva's apartment he put down the shopping bag and the CD and walked into Ziva's room with twelve red roses in his hands. He had left earlier after staying the night on her couch. Tony sighed when he saw she was still asleep. He gently placed the roses on her bedside table and crept out of the room. Tony reached out for his favourite CD he looked at the case. 'Spider-man 3 The Soundtrack'. Tony had snuck into his own apartment early in the morning while Jeanne was still asleep. He placed it into Ziva's CD player, pressed play and walked back into the kitchen. Tony found a large bowl and a whisk and started to cook.

When he was done, he placed the hot and steaming pancakes onto a clean plate and put some freshly cut up fruit on top. Tony drizzled some maple syrup over it all and poured some freshly squeezed orange juice into a glass. In the proses he knocked over the pile of dirty dishes.

"DAMMIT!" Tony said loudly, he then covered his mouth. "I wonder if I woke her up." Tony said to himself as he bent down to pick up the pieces of plates.

"You did." Ziva's voice came from the hall.

"Oh, sorry." Tony said looking up at her, she was holding the roses.

"What are you doing here?" She asked.

"We went dancing last night and Jeanne kicked me out of my place so you said I could stay here." Tony replied,

"Oh." She paused. "We did not sleep together did we?"

"No." Tony replied.

"Good. I mean not good, I mean…" Ziva noticed the plate of food. "Thankyou."

"Sit. Eat." He told her sternly pulling out the chair for her.

"I love the roses" Ziva told him, putting the flowers down on the table in front of her. "Except one of them is fake." She said looking into the bundle.

"I know."

"Why?"

"You'll find out after you finish eating."

"Okay…" Ziva said confused as she placed a forkful of food into her mouth. "What are you listening to?"

"It's from the Spider-man 3 Soundtrack. It's my new favourite album."

"Typical Tony."

"What?" He replied slightly offended

"That it is related to a movie."

Tony smirked. "Heh, yeah."

After Tony had cleaned up the mess he made and Ziva finished eating. Tony offered his hand to her; she took it and stood up. The CD started again from the beginning.

The perfect words never crossed my mind,
Cause there was nothin' in there but you.
I felt every ounce of me screaming out,
But the sound was trapped deep in me.

"What are you doing?"

"Come on." Tony pulled her into the middle of the lounge room.

"Okay." Ziva said curious to what his idea was. He put her hand on his shoulder, and put his on her waist. Tony took Ziva's other hand in his. He gently led her around the room. He let go of her waist and spun her slowly, then Tony put his hand back.

All I wanted just sped right past me,
While I was rooted fast to the earth,
I could be stuck here for a thousand years,
Without your arms to drag me out.

"I really love this song." Tony said quietly

"What is it called?" Ziva questioned

"'Signal Fire' it's sung by Snow Patrol." Tony answered.

"That is the band that sings 'Chasing Cars', yes?"

"Yeah." Tony replied impressed.


There you are standing right in front of me
There you are standing right in front of me
All this fear falls away to leave me naked,
Hold me close, cause I need you to guide me to safety.

Tony wrapped his arms around Ziva's waist, pulling her in closer. She placed her arms around his neck. "I am sorry about Jeanne. I know how much you care for her."

"Not as much as I care for you."

No, I don't want to wait forever

No, I don't want to wait forever

Ziva let go of Tony and walked out onto the balcony, she leant up against the railing and looked over and the city. She heard him come up behind her, he stood next to her.

"Last night I told you that I was in love with you."

"Did you mean it?" Ziva asked not looking at him.

"Yes."

In the confusion and the aftermath,
You are my signal fire.
The only resolution and the only joy,
Is the faint spark of forgiveness in your eyes.

Ziva turned to look at him, Tony lifted her chin and they looked each other in the eyes. She smiled at him and he smiled back.


There you are standing right in front of me
There you are standing right in front of me
All this fear falls away to leave me naked,
Hold me close, cause I need you to guide me to safety.

She leaned closer to him and kissed him softly on the lips.


There you are standing right in front of me
There you are standing right in front of me
All this fear falls away to leave me naked,
Hold me close, cause I need you to guide me to safety.


When they finally stopped kissing Ziva was the first to talk. "Todah Tony, for all that you have done this morning."

"Prego"


No, I don't want to wait forever

No, I don't want to wait forever

No, I don't want to wait forever

"One more thing, why is one of the flowers fake?" Ziva asked. Tony smiled, and then his expression became more serious

"I will love you until the last rose dies."

FIN