DISCLAIMER: I do not own NCIS. Other people do. If I owned it I would be living it up in Paris. Or Rome. Or L.A.

Or Santa Clarita so I could stake out the NCIS set. :P

A/N This is my first post-publishing hiatus story. I hope you like it!

Chapter 1

"Ziva!" Tony yelled through the door.

A nurse was holding him out of the room. "Sir, you have to-"

"She's my partner-"

The nurse blinked at him. "You're her husband?"

Tony seized the opportunity. "Yes."

The nurse let him in.

"Ziva," Tony said as he knelt next to her bed, grasping her hand. A team of six doctors were working on her.

"Tony?" Ziva said, slightly dazed. Suddenly she seemed to snap.

"Grand mal seizure," one of the doctors exclaimed. Tony kept a firm hold on her hand.

The seizure stopped.

"We have to get an O.R, she's bleeding out," another doctor said.

Ziva opened her eyes and looked at Tony. She was covered in blood and sweat and was trembling uncontrollably. "Tony-"

"It's okay, you're okay," he said. She looked away.

"I'm going to-"

"Ziva, look at me. Look at me," he repeated. When he was sure her eyes were locked on his, he spoke again. "You. Will. Be. Fine. You will be alright," he said slowly.

She stopped breathing.

"Code Blue! Take her to O.R 1, stat," a doctor said. Before Tony could say anything, they wheeled her from the room.

It was all fresh in his mind. Entering the warehouse, Ziva racing ahead. The beeping noise, then seeing Ziva fly into the air with the force of the explosion.

"Excuse me, sir?" A nurse was standing next to him. "You're bleeding."

Tony wiped the cut on her forehead and examined the blood on his sleeve. "I'm fine."

"Come with me," The nurse said kindly. She led him from the room.

"Ziva, wait! We don't know what's in there!"

"It's only a-" BOOM.

The conversation kept playing over and over in his head as he stood in the middle of the waiting room.

"Mr DiNozzo?" a nurse asked tentatively.

"What?" Tony replied, not taking his eyes off of the operating room doors through which they'd taken Ziva.

His friend. His partner.

"She's back in her room. The surgery went well, but she'll be monitored closely for the next few days."

Tony followed the nurse to the room.

Ziva was lying on the bed like a toy soldier, her face partially obstructed by her oxygen mask.

"I'll give you a moment," the nurse said, closing the door as she left.

Tony stepped forward and put his hands on her feet. Outside he could hear that Gibbs and Jenny had finally arrived.

Slowly he moved so he was sitting on a chair next to her. He brushed some stray strands of hair off her face and looked at her.

On her face alone there were two rows of stitches; one next to her right ear and another along part of her hairline. Her right arm was more lacerated than her left - probably when she landed on the debris. Under the blankets he knew there were more bandages.

One of the machines beeped loudly. Ziva's eyes were moving under their lids.

Tony reached out and took her hand carefully.

She squeezed his fingers.

"Ziva," Tony breathed. Her eyes opened slowly and she pulled her mask off.


Tony released her hand. "I'm Tony."

"Where's Jamal? Where's Chaim?"


"Jamal! Chaim! Where are they?" Ziva demanded, becoming hysterical.

"Ziva, it's me, T-"

"WHERE IS JAMAL? WHERE IS CHAIM?" she yelled. A nurse rushed in, trying to sedate her.

Crestfallen, Tony left the room.

"What the hell did you do?" Gibbs asked when Tony came out of the room. They could still hear Ziva screaming even after the door was closed.

"Nothing," Tony said. A doctor brushed passed them and entered the room.

"I want Chaim! Where is he?" Ziva was yelling, tears running down her face.

"It's alright, Miss David," the doctor said.

"Who does she want?" Jenny asked as they moved closer to the doorway.

"Jamal and Chaim," Tony said.


"I have no idea."

They watched as the doctor shone a light into Ziva's eyes.

"Do you know your name?"

"Ziva David," she replied.

"What year is it?"

"2008. Where is Chaim?"

The doctor sat down on her bed. "Who is Chaim?"

Ziva blinked at her. "My son."

A/N Please review!! I'm so excited about this story...I already have the first 11 chapters written. Yay!