Authors Note: hey guys, sorry it's been so long, my life's been really hectic recently but hopefully I'll be able to finish this story quite soon...sorry for a really short chapter!!!


Breathe

Lights pinpointed, trapping McGee on the ground, allowing his audience to view his blue lips and pale face. The rushed over to him.

"Ziva, go get help!" Gibbs yelled as Tony reached down to try and find a pulse. Ziva jumped out of her shocked state and sprinted back the way they had come. A gasp, an agonal gasp and then silence once more.

"Damn it McGee. I really didn't want to have to kiss you today." DiNozzo said as Gibbs started CPR, trying to cover up his shock of seeing his probie unmoving on the floor.

30 compressions. 2 breaths. Change.

"Breathe, Tim, Breathe... You can do it..." Gibbs ordered, worry evident in his voice.

30 compressions. 2 breaths. Change.

"Come on Probie. Just one little breath and I'll forget about the whole 'Elf Lord' thing...breathe...come on breathe..." Tony trying to keep the fear at bay.

30 compressions. 2 breaths. Change.

"You do not have permission to die...you better start breathing soon, or I'll headslap you so hard, your children's, children will feel it..." Gibbs started to fear that they were too late, but he couldn't give up, Tim was family to him.

30 compressions. 2 breaths. Change.

"Abby will be so mad at you kid, if you don't fight it...if you leave her...I will not watch you die..." tears ran down Tony's face falling onto the ground below him. "...you've got to be alright..."

30 compressions. 2 breaths. Change.

"Where are those damn paramedics?" ...We need them...

30 compressions. 2 breaths. Change.

Running footsteps. Spinal board, defibulators and oxygen. The team collectively held their breath.

"I've got a pulse. Let's get him to the hospital." They followed them down the newly constructed corridor, and back to fresh air.