A/N Yep, this is a quick update. Blame (or praise) Pippy.
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Chapter 3: I Will Be
Tony sat at his desk in the squadroom. Gibbs, being the magical all-powerful leader that he was, had twisted the arm of the director until he had his team back.
Tony had been happy with the news, but was dismayed when he heard Ziva wasn't coming back then.
He still needed to see her. Still wanted to hear from her.
She hadn't contacted McGee or anyone for a while. Assuming that she was on a mission, McGee and Gibbs hadn't read much into it that Tony knew of.
He, however, spent hours trying to find a hole in Mossad's system allowing him to find her.
He hadn't succeeded.
"DiNozzo, let's go," Gibbs said, walking past.
"Where're we going Boss?"
"Airport. Got someone to escort back here. Let's go."
Tony grabbed his badge and Sig before running after his Boss.
There's nothing I could say to you
Nothing I could ever do to make you see
What you mean to me
All the pain, the tears they cried
Still you never said goodbye
And now I know who far you'd go
I know I let you down
But it's not like that now
This time I'll never let you go
They arrived at the airport some time later. Tony had been silent the entire journey – he never talked much anymore. Barely made fun of McGee. No faint flirting with other agents.
He just wanted Ziva there.
Gibbs led Tony to the massive terminal, where they sat.
"Plane gets here in a few minutes," he said. "Coffee."
"On it," Tony replied. Back at the office, he took every coffee run that he could, just to escape staring at her desk.
I thought that I had everything
I didn't know what life could bring
But now I see
You're the one thing I got right
The only one I let inside
Now I can breathe
Cause you're here with me
And if I let you down
I'll turn it all around
Cause I would never let you go
Often, he thought he could feel her there. Next to him. It was more than once that he had seen a dark-haired woman walking down the street and thought it was her, even going as far as running up to her just to make sure.
Before he'd met Ziva, he'd been a player. Even her knew that. But the longer he knew her, the more he toned it done. In the second year he'd know her, he'd only had one girlfriend, and that was for an undercover mission.
In the third year he'd known her, he hadn't had a girlfriend at all. He'd still flirted, but no relationships blossomed.
That's when he'd begun to think he really did love Ziva.
She'd helped him, or at least tried to, through his breakup with Jeanne. She'd been there for him.
Sometimes, if he closed his eyes and pictured her in his mind, he began to feel almost normal again.
Cause without you I can't sleep
I'm not gonna ever ever let you leave
You'll all I got
You're all I want
And without you I don't know what I'll do
I could never ever live a day without you
Tony returned with the coffees. They waited, finally hearing that the flight was delayed, so they walked around a bit, not speaking, but together.
Finally, it was announced that the plane had landed. Minutes later, the passengers began to arrive.
Tony was staring at his cup, thinking about how many hours of sleep he'd had since this whole ordeal had started.
"DiNozzo," Gibbs said, elbowing him.
"What?" he replied, looking up.
Gibbs nodded to the passengers in front of them
There she was.
Holding a bag.
A faint smile on her face as she saw him.
Tony blinked several times, trying to see if it was a hallucination.
"Ziva…" he breathed.
He began walking forward at the same time that she did, starting of slowly, but eventually running.
Ziva dropped her bag halfway through, but didn't stop to pick it up.
There he was. Coming towards her.
He was real.
They met, both wrapping their arms around each other, Tony's hand entwining itself into her hair as she put her forehead on his shoulder.
"Tony…" she said, muffled by his shirt, but he heard her. He buried his face in her hair, inhaling the scent of her, the scent that he had not forgotten.
"I love you too," he said.
Through her happy tears, he felt her laugh. He pulled back slightly, so he could get a good look at her face.
Exactly the same.
Noticing that Gibbs was still giving them their space, even if he was breaking rules left right and centre, Tony leaned in and kissed her, this time on the lips.
I will be all that you want
And get myself together
Cause you keep me from falling apart
All my life
I'll be with you forever
To get you thought the day
And make everything okay
There didn't seem to be anything that either one of them could do to express everything that they were feeling at that moment.
The surrounding people, noticing their embrace, began clapping, slowly at first, but eventually it was a loud applause. Tony and Ziva both laughed. They were reunited, and this time, it was forever.
Here with me, you see, you're all I need
I messed with the lyrics order a bit, but oh well.
I picture this chapter in my head, so it's a bit (well, very) OOC.