"You can have my bed, I'll see on the couch." McGee led her to his bedroom. "Do you want anything to sleep in? Or are you going to sleep in the clothes you have on?"
"What did you have in mind exactly?" Abby tried to smile. It was hard for her to smile. Gibbs always brought out her best smiles.
McGee went over to his dresser and pulled out a pair of plaid pyjama pants and a NAVY t-shirt. "These." He tossed them on the bed beside her.
She sat on the bed until he left and changed into the clothing that he provided. She never thought she would end up at his house under these terms. Abby had a dream once that she and McGee had a fling, the two computer nuts have a night together. She realized that it would never happen, not just because he was Mac man and she was a PC girl.
"Gibbs?" Abby smiled. "I'm so happy to see you." She flung her arms around him.
"I can't stay. I only came here to tell you something." Gibbs gave her a kiss on her forehead.
"And?" She looked at him intently.
"You are a wonderful girl Abs but you can't become overly emotional over the situation, you need to be tough for yourself and be able to move on. I'm more than happy now, we had something but now I'm with my family." Gibbs gave her another kiss on her forehead.
"McGee. McGee wake up." Abby slightly shook the tall man. "Come on." Abby's eyes were damp from the tears she had been crying.
"What?" McGee woke up nippy. "Sorry, is everything okay?" he waited for his eyes to come into focus.
"I can't sleep." Abby rolled herself into a sitting fertile position.
"Do you want to watch TV or something?" He swung his legs off his couch. "Glass of milk, water, beer?" he rubbed his eyes before standing up.
"Beer." McGee thought that maybe he should have given it to her earlier, before they both tired to sleep. He opened his fridge and grabbed a Budlight from the cheesebox. His Kenmore microwave clock said it was 3:23, they had gotten a few hours of sleep.
"What's on your mind?" McGee sat back down and Abby sat beside him.
"Gibbs." McGee realized it was a stupid question.
"I'm sorry if I'm not good at this. I haven't had much experience." He tried so hard to smile at himself but it was the truth he wasn't very good at consoling those he cared very much about.
She responded to his question by leaning into him. "He came to me in a dream and told me that he was happy." She laughed. "He told me that he was with his family now. I'm suppose to be happy that he is with them, I should be but…" Abby's voice lost audibility.
"You can't because his with someone else." McGee knew how she felt, when he heard that Gibbs and Abs were something his heart broke into millions of pieces. Tony mocked him and received dirty looks from Ziva. The only person that seemed to understand his pain was Duckie. It wasn't like he could go to Gibbs or Abby and tell them how he felt. Duckie was there for him to talk and tell him the truth.
"McGee you're a good friend, you're really easy to talk too." Abby smiled.
"Can you promise me something?" Abby looked up into his eyes.
"Never let me date someone from work again." McGee waited for a minute before he responded.
"Promise." He knew that it was for the best that nothing ever came between them. The geek and the goth can't be together.
A/N Thank you for those that gave my first and probably last NCIS fanfic a chance. In totally I only have watched three episodes of the show and I find the chemistry between Abby and McGee to be electrifying, something about these two has me going with this show. I am beginning to watch it regularly. Thank you again and please leave a review so I know how I did.