Maybe She Does

"I freaking hate Mondays."

Why do we even have to work on Mondays? Everyone should know that the weekend is for partying. On Monday no one is in any sort of condition to work. But I guess if we didn't work on Monday, Tuesday would be our Monday. Whatever. Mondays suck.

"I shouldn't have come in to work today. Gibbs sees me like this---."

"He'll probably be as horrified as I am, Agent DiNozzo."

What the hell? I thought she was back where she belonged. As far away from us as possible.

"What the hell are you doing here, Ziva?"

Why doesn't she ever just answer a question the first time? She's like a female version of Gibbs. Only a lot better looking.

"Gibbs didn't tell you."

"Tell me what?"

"Mossad's assigned me to NCIS as a liaison officer. We're gonna be working together."

No. I refuse to ever work with her. She thinks she can just walk in here and take Kate's place? Well, she's wrong. Gibbs won't allow it. He'll make her pack her bags and go back to where she belongs.

She won't fit in here anyway. She can't even use our language correctly. Porcu-swine? What's that all about? It's obvious to everyone else she doesn't belong here. Why can't she just see that?

"When's he come in?"

"Now."

Good. Gibbs is here. He'll fix this whole mess. She won't still be here by the end of the day. Hopefully, she'll be back on a plane to Hell and she'll stay there for the rest of time.

Yep. She's in for it now. Gibbs didn't know about this. Once he gets back from talking to the director, it'll all be over for little Miss Officer David.

Wow. I actually almost feel sorry for her. She really looks like she's upset about this whole misunderstanding. I guess I could understand. I mean, she's in a foreign country, she doesn't really know anyone, she knows she's not liked by anyone here, and she now knows she's not wanted. Man, and I hate Mondays. This isn't turning out to be a very good one for her.

Wait a minute, DiNozzo! What are you doing? She comes waltzing in here thinking she can just take Kate's place and you feel sorry for her? What's that all about? Right. It's time to mess with the little Israeli.

"You want something to read?"

"What's the verdict?"

"Pack your trash."

You know? For some reason I was expecting Gibbs to be a little nicer when he told her to get lost. I don't know why but I really do feel sorry for her again. Pack your trash. That's almost saying that he doesn't even value her. Well, why would he? It's not like she's ever done anything good for us. Still, she seems so lost now. I actually wish there was a way I could help.

"Ms. David will be with us for awhile."

Okay. Now I'm really confused. Since when does Gibbs ever change his mind? Yeah, sure, I felt sorry for her, but that didn't mean I actually wanted her on this team. We don't need her. She has no kind of experience that will be helpful to us. We investigate. We don't assassinate people just because they pissed us off. If we did, well, McGee…

"What are you doing?"

"I'm observing you, Tony."

Freaking Ninja. If she gets into the habit of sneaking up on me, I can't guarantee that I won't react with a weapon someday. Observing me. Could she have said that in any more of a creepy nature? Why did Gibbs stick her with me? Oh right, she's supposed to be my new partner. Yeah, like she will ever be anything like a partner to me.

"Most likely from when he tried to claw his way out."

"Since his fingers were shredded, that must've been hard to figure out. Agent David."

"It's pronounced Da-veed. Or you can just call me Ziva."

Okay. Even though I don't really like her, that was actually going too far on Abby's part. At least Ziva is trying. It's got to be hard on her, knowing that we all don't want her here. I would have been gone a long time ago. Whatever, maybe with a little more from Abby, Ziva really will be gone.

"Remind me not to piss her off."

"Oh, DiNozzo, you have no idea."

What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Anyway, I guess, maybe, I was wrong. It seems she did do something a little useful. Like catch the bad guys. It was her freaking Ninja skills again. Seriously, I'm learning that she is not someone to be messed with. I still don't like her. I still don't think she belongs on this team, but maybe NCIS could use her somewhere else.

"She's gone, Gibbs. I don't think Kate would mind. I found this, but I have a feeling, she would have wanted you to have it."

They don't know I can see and hear them. She doesn't know I was watching her. I watched as she found that sketchbook. More than anything else, I wanted to go rip it out of her hands, but for some reason, I didn't. Something, deep down inside, told me she would do the right thing. She did. Gibbs has it now. I saw her give it to him.

I think she was saying something when she did that. Something she didn't actually verbalize. I think she was letting us know that it's okay to always remember Kate. She won't hold that against us. I think she was also letting us know that she wasn't trying to replace Kate. I think she just wants a fair chance. Maybe she deserves it. I don't know. I don't know her that well. All I know is what she will show.

She's closed off. Worse than Gibbs, if that's even possible. At least with Gibbs we know parts of his past, we know some of the things that make him Gibbs. With her I know almost nothing. For some reason I can't explain though, I want to know more. She intrigues me in a way Kate never did. I know that Ziva has a past, and I want to know what it is.

I watch her as she heads to the elevator and I think that maybe, just maybe, she does belong here after all.

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I've started watching season three again, so most of my upcoming stories will be going a little backwards. Just bare with me, I hope that through my stories I can give people a good look at exactly how everyone has changed and when those changes occurred. Please review and let me know what you think! Thanks.