Abby: I thought you meant a date…was I just jumping t conclusions?...Gosh I didn't know what to say to Gibbs.
"A man is dead Gibbs. Cant this wait?"
He shook his head in silence.
"Gosh," she huffed. "I thought he liked me, you know, liked me, liked me?"
"I got that Abs."
"Then what else is there? If I'm not so concerned with his feelings maybe I don't blow him off until the morning…maybe I agree to the date and it saves his life."
Gibbs stepped towards her. "Or maybe you're lying beside him on that street."
She took in a breath. "Geez Gibbs, I could've gone without that image."
"Well it's a possibility. So stop second guessing your choice and be grateful you're still here to find his killer."
"I guess you're right?"
He looked up at her. "You guess?"
"Okay, okay. You're always right."
Gibbs shook his head. "Not always Abs."
She reached for his arm as he moved towards the door and pulled him back. "Are you admitting you were wrong? You know, about us?"
Gibbs turned back with a sigh. "I question that every day."
"Me too." She replied with a simple shrug and let go of his arm. "I wish…"
"Don't," he put his finger up to quiet her. "Cant do this now."
She continued despite his request. "Then when? They'll always be another killer to catch Gibbs…so tell me, what time would be good for you?"
He stood in silence for a few moments as he gathered his thoughts. "Not today."
She turned away from him and stared back at the photo on the plasma. "He knew."
Gibbs hesitated but took a place beside her.
She continued as she felt his presence coming closer. "He listened to me, he was a friend…but he wanted more." She turned to face Gibbs abruptly. "But I had you. So I kept it professional…and just when I don't have you anymore, it's too late."
He reached up and slid his hand down her face only to watch her move away. "Abs…"
"Maybe you're right. Maybe you should just go…we got a killer to catch."
Gibbs eyes shifted to the floor then back towards the plasma. "Did you want more?"
She dried a tear before turning back. "I always did…"
He approached her slowly. "I don't know if I can give you what you want Abs."
"I want you..."
The simple response almost made him smile as he examined her. She looked so afraid to hear his answer. "And I want you Abs." He was engulfed in an embrace before he could even finish.
"So this means we're gonna try…I mean really try…like for real this time?"
He assured her with a single kiss and something told them that this time…it was for real.