AN: New series of random conversations. Can stem from an episode quote to a random every day moment. Sometimes a drabble; sometimes a bit more. Suggestions are welcome. Plan on a mix of all genres, ships etc. Enjoy.


"I can't lose another daughter Duck…I can't…" Gibbs let his head fall into his hands and resisted the sadness rising up inside him.

"We must face that possibility Jethro. Abigail may not make it."

"Don't say that. She will."

"And if she doesn't?"

He slowly shook his head. "I won't make it. Not this time."

"You made it before."

"I won't take another trip through hell. I promised myself I'd die before I suffered pain like that again."

"You are not alone now. You were then."

"I'm always alone. And if she dies…God help me." He quietly wept into his hands and felt a reassuring hand fall on his shoulder. "I can't…I just can't…"

Ducky stood by silent as he witnessed a sight he never thought his friend could show. And for one of the first times in his life; he was speechless.

"I wont make it this time…" his mind flashed to the pistol that stared back at him almost a decade before. "I won't make it…"