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This Could Be the Last Time
Chapter Two

by Special Agent Starr

She needed to do this. Now! She had to make sure he knew exactly how much he meant to her, even though it wouldn't change anything, she needed for him to know. She hoped that this would provide the closure they both needed. When he'd touched her face that had been what sent her over the edge, emotion wise. She couldn't hold back anymore. That could've been the last truly intimate moment they could share together, before a new woman became his main priority. This was her last chance to be completely honest with him, even if it was too late, he deserved to know. That was the least she could do for him.

Sitting down on the bed, she cut to the topic that all that was to follow revolved around…

"I love you Tim."

McGee, while a little stunned, relaxed. They'd been through this before.

"I know Abs, I love you too." He said sweetly, squeezing her hand, and giving her a small grin.

"No Tim, please just let me get this out and then you can say anything you need to, okay?" her voice pleading.

More confused now, Tim nodded.

"I'm not talking about loving you like I love puppies anymore. I'm talking like Do you? I do. Do you? I do. Daddy! Bubby won't share the popcorn with me! Mommy, sissy keeps calling me a geek! College, grandchildren, 50th wedding anniversary and everything in between!"

Now he was completely shocked, where was this coming from? Why now?

"Listen I know that I'm the one who pretty much screwed things up when we first dated. I'm sorry. I never meant to hurt you in any way, I was scared. I made a mistake, a big mistake. I'm going to have to live with the fact that I let you slip away. It was wrong of me to think that you would always be there for me to run back to whenever I was ready, wrong of me to lead you on for so long. You deserve to move on and now that you are, I'm so happy for you."

He started at her blankly.

"Every since you asked me to lunch that day, I knew, knew that you would be someone who I would want in my life, I just had that hinky feeling ya know? We hit it off from the start and have grown into the best of friends. You've treated me better than anyone I know Timmy, you've always been there, always, even though that's what I had doubted in the beginning, that if something went wrong that would ruin everything. I never wanted to lose you, and now that all this is happening I feel like am I anyway. Which it isn't your fault that I figured out my feelings for you too late, at all. You couldn't waste your time waiting on me forever. You deserve the best Tim and I know that you're going to make Lacey just as happy as you would've made me."

She paused for a few seconds and then continued, "I know things won't be exactly the same anymore but hopefully they won't change too much. I mean hopefully we can still hug, with the occasional kiss on the cheek and hang out and be the friends that we are and stuff like that. Even if we can't do all those things I just hope that you won't walk out of my life completely. And I just want to say thank you, Tim, for everything you've done for me, you have no idea how much I appreciate it and you." She finished with teary eyes and the best smile she could manage. She knew she had probably stopped making sense long ago, but she felt as though she'd hit all the major points.

He finally moved closer to her, he wanted to make sure she knew that what he was about to say was the absolute truth. He put his forehead against hers, and held her gaze for several moments.

"I love you Abby, and nothing or no one, is ever going to take me away from you without one hell of a fight." His voice laced with pure love and confidence. Once he saw her smile grow, signifying that she believed him…

He pressed his lips to hers

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Abby was stunned. Had he just listened to a word she said? This is exactly what they couldn't do anymore! This was what she was trying to make the break from. She tried not to enjoy the kiss. But it was too damn hard when she realized this could be the last time he ever kissed her like this again.

Then he started to deepen the kiss, making it more passionate. As much as she didn't want too, she had to stop this. It wasn't fair to any of them. She opened her eyes as she was getting ready to pull her self away from him, then she saw her.


Abby's heart stopped and she froze as she watched Lacey's face go from recognition to disappointment as she then darted her way into the bathroom.

'NO!' Abby's thoughts screamed. She didn't want to be the reason Tim was about to be put through rough times, not again.

"No, no, no, no, oh no…" She pulled away from McGee and went to make her way towards the bathroom door, but Tim's hold on her hands prevented that.

"Tim what are you doing? Lacey is in there! She saw us kissing! You have to go talk to her... Why are you just sitting there!" she pleaded.

Tim just started smiling and laughing.

"Lacey and I aren't getting married, Abby."

"Yeah not if you don't get in there and explain what she just saw going down! McGee she's probably in there bawling her eyes out or…" she wondered why in the heck he was still just sitting there.

"Or standing right behind you." A female voice said causing Abby to jump slightly.

She turned around to face Lacey slowly, not wanting to have to see her be to angry with her.

"Now why is it that I should be crying Abby?" she asked

"Umm… because umm… " she was confused, if she were engaged to Tim and came in and saw him sucking face with another girl, she would be outraged. She would have even waited to cry until she had hot glued the little hussy's mouth shut.

"She thinks that I asked you to marry me." Tim blurted out. Abby noticed that he seemed to be enjoying this a little much. Once she figured out what was going on around here, she would get him back for it.

"Ha!" came Lacey's reply. Seeing the look in Abby's eyes that said "If someone doesn't tell me what's going on right now, something or some one is going to spontaneously combust!" she decided she'd better explain.

"Yes, Tim and I are now engaged," she confirmed happily, seeing Abby's eyes darken dangerously see added quickly, "but not that Tim!" she said pointing to McGee, "My boyfriend Tim came over awhile ago, from work and proposed to me, said it was a spur of the moment type thing, but I could care less what made him decide the time was right, I'm engaged!" she chimed.

Abby stood there for awhile, her eyes going back and forth between the two of them.

"It's true Abs" McGee told her.

"Then why do you look like that when you saw us in here?" Abby questioned.

"Umm… hello? You guys have been in here for like an hour with the door shut, and just in case you haven't noticed the only bathroom is right there," she again pointed to what she was talking about "I was the only one to have enough nerve to look in here and see what was going on, so when I peek in and see that you two are destroying peoples bladders just so you can have a make out session, I was kind of annoyed." She laughed at her own statement as she made her way to the door. "And may I suggest wrapping it up in here, because I'm sure there are going to be other people who need to use it." She informed as she exited.

As soon as she was out of sight, Abby dove toward McGee in a hug with a force that had knocked him on his back.

She heard Tim begin chuckling underneath her, and with that she pulled back and socked him in the arm.

"OW! Hey… What did I d…" he was silenced by her lips, which she had let express just how much relief she'd felt knowing that the whole situation was all a misunderstanding.

After a generous amount of time she pulled back and repeated her pervious action.

"Hey! Would you stop that!" he whined.

"That was for letting me carry on like an idiot!" Not caring that he didn't ask why she'd done it again.

"Do you feel better?" he asked, knowing that her irritation with him was irrelevant.

Of course, she felt better! Sure, she was just "forced" to spill her guts to him for no apparent reason. Well at least now she knew there was no real reason. Yes, she felt better. She also realized something, as she had many times in the past few hours, this could be the last time she got the chance to right her wrong with Timothy McGee. And she was going to make sure that this was the last time she was going to need it.

To answer his question, she simply connected with his lips yet again.

"Oh would you two give it a rest already!? You act like we're still in college!" she mocked, opening the door seeing Abby straddling Tim on the bed, "Now come on and get some cake before it's gone or before we all lose our appetite." she joked.

Tim and Abby pulled apart one final time to smile at each other, before Abby bound off the bed and across the room, pulling Timmy along with her.

"Happy Birthday and Congratulations!!" she declared to her friend as she enveloped her in a bone crushing squeeze.

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{Well there it is ladies and gents, what do you think? =] Well whatever the case, it's out of my head now. Lol! So I can continue on to Undercover In Vegas. & just so you know I've already told my brain NO MORE random "You gotta write this NOW Amber!" moments until I finish at least the next chapter in it. =D}