That DiNozzo Boy

The team was on the way home when Abby suddenly stick her head in between the seats.

"Ziva, you were already in the car when we left, did you tell Jackson goodbye?" Abby asked. A small smile crossed Ziva's face.

"Yes, I did. I said goodbye early," Ziva said. She leaned her head back on the seat, closed her eyes, and remembered.


Ziva was up before everyone else was, even Gibbs. She was in the kitchen, still in her sweatpants and t-shirt boiling water for her tea.

"Good morning, Ziva," a gravelly voice said from the doorway. Ziva turned and was surprised to find Jackson standing in the doorway fully dressed for the day.

"Good morning, Jack," Ziva said, smiling, as she sat down at the small kitchen table.

"It's a beautiful morning," Jack commented as he started the coffee pot. Ziva turned to look out the window.

"Yes, it is," she said, taking a small sip of her tea. Jack sat down at the table across from her.

"Do you mind if I ask you a question?" Jack asked Ziva. Ziva shook her head.

"Of course not," Ziva said.

"What's with you and that DiNozzo boy?" Jackson asked bluntly, causing Ziva's smile to falter.

"What do you mean?" Ziva asked.

"I saw the way you two looked at each other at dinner last night, like you two couldn't believe the other was really there," Jack said.

"Well, I still can't sometimes. A few months our team was split up and I was sent back to Israel and he was sent to an aircraft carrier as the Agent Afloat. While I was in Israel, I was almost killed, Tony doesn't know, and I don't want him to," Ziva said.

"Do you love that boy?" Jack asked.

"Yes, but, Gibbs has a rule," Ziva began.

"Of course Leroy has a rule," Jack said. "That's the only thing about him that didn't change after Shannon died. You listen to me, young lady. You go after that boy; life's too short to wait around for Leroy to come to his senses. I can tell by looking at the boy that he feels the same way about you, so do something about it."

Before Ziva walked out of the store to get in the car, she turned to Jack was standing behind the counter. She walked behind the counter and hugged him tightly.

"Thank you, for everything," Ziva said quietly in his ear.

"You're welcome, Ziva. And if you have any problems with Leroy, you just give me a call."


Ziva opened her eyes from her reminiscing and looked across to the driver's seat to where Tony was. He was laughing at something McGee had said. he noticed her looking at him and smiled.

"What's on your mind, Zee-vah?" He said, stretching out her name. Ziva smiled.

"I'll tell you later," Ziva said, closing her eyes again and letting the sunshine spread across her face.


I would just like to say that I get ideas in the strangest places. Little randomoicty, tell me what you though….