Abby lead Tony away from Gibbs before she started telling him about what had happened; from the time she got to Gibbs' house until they found Tony in the park. She did not, however, elaborate on what went on in the bedroom, even though Tony begged.
"I joked about it earlier, telling him I was in his head, but I honestly have no idea what he is thinking."
"You said yourself that he told you he didn't want to lose you. Now he's afraid he has. Or that he's messed it up." He looked to Gibbs who stayed on the bank to give Tony and Abby some space. "He said earlier that his ex-wives hated him which made him scared to death of you."
"Yeah. I heard." She pulled her knees up to her chest and wrapped her arms around them.
Tony scooted closer to her. He placed his arm across her shoulders. "We could always try to make him jealous," he said teasingly.
Abby laughed. "Yeah. That would go over well." She grabbed his chin and kissed his cheek. "You have to go," she told him. "Go see Ziva. Talk to her. And call McGee." Tony stood and helped her up. She wrapped her arms around his middle in a tight hug. "You are to call me everyday. Okay, maybe not everyday, but at least every other day. Send an email everyday. And we can video conference! It doesn't matter where you are or what time zone you are in either because I never sleep anyway. Oh! And whenever you come into port, you have to visit!" Her voice started to tremble.
"Abby. It's alright. I'll call, write, visit; all of it."
"I'm going to miss you so much." She was crying now. Hearing her cry, Tony couldn't stop his own tears from falling. Abby quickly released Tony and took a few steps away. "Your turn, Gibbs."
Tony was surprised to see Gibbs only a couple feet away, though he wasn't sure why. The man was always good at sneaking up on them. "Gibbs," Tony said with his hand extended and tears still streaking down his cheeks.
Gibbs took his hand in a firm shake. "Anthony." He then pulled his senior field agent, at least he used to be, into a hug.
"Isn't this breaking rule 12?" Tony asked. Gibbs laughed. Abby, not being able to resist herself, wrapped one arm around Tony and the other around Gibbs. Both of them wrapped an arm around her. Tony pulled away, quickly pecked Abby's lips, and took off in a run for his car.
Gibbs still had his arm around Abby as they watched him leave the parking lot. "He's right, you know," Gibbs said to her. "I'm afraid. Afraid that I'll somehow lose you like I've lost everyone else."
"Then why did you keep pushing me away tonight?"
"I thought it had meant more to me than it did to you. And when you said you had to go, it…it was what I had been dreading while we were lying there."
"That's ridiculous, Gibbs! It meant so much to me. When you didn't say anything afterwards, I thought you were regretting it all. Then, with the negative attitude…I wasn't sure what you were thinking."
"I think," he said leading her to the car, "we should go back and talk about it."
"You mean, while you work on your boat?"
"I thought that was a given."
Abby stopped them. She leaned in and kissed him. Gibbs closed his eyes. "Don't," she said, breaking the kiss. When his eyes opened, she smiled and said, "I like it when you look at me."