AN: More to come soon! What a finale eh? Enjoy!


Abby: When is she coming back?

Tony: She's not

Abby: No this cannot happen, Vance cannot do this again…

Tony: Vance didn't make the call…

McGee: If it wasn't Vance, then who?

"Abby?" Gibbs was standing behind her within seconds but he watched her refuse to acknowledge him. "Abby…" this time he stressed his tone.

"Don't, Abby, me Gibbs…I'm not in the mood."


She put her hand up. "I said don't Gibbs. I'm serious."

"I know."

"Do you? Because last I remember you left a member of our team in Israel…what was here name? Oh right. Ziva…"

"Not that simple Abs."

"You know what, I don't care if its as complicated as a 2,000 piece jigsaw puzzle…I am tired of a bomb dropping on us every time we start to get back to normal…ever since Kate…nothings been the same…"


"Will you stop saying that? You always say my name like you're gonna explain something, but you never do…you just say it and leave me wondering what the heck is going on. Well I'm tired of it…you left her there, and I'm mad. That is simple."

"Would you rather I transferred her?"

"I would've rather you done nothing…you didn't have to transfer her, you didn't have to leave her there…you could've given them some time to work things out…I mean they love each other…and I could've helped counsel them or something…"

"Not your job."

"You're right…it's yours. It's your job to keep us together Gibbs…" She stood quietly for a moment with her arms folded, waiting for him to respond.

Gibbs examined her. "I did what she wanted…"

"Then you should've tried to convince her to stay."

"Do you think I wanted to leave her there?" Gibbs was slowly becoming frustrated. "She made a choice, and I made a choice. That's all there is to it."

"That's all there is to it? Do you hear yourself? Gibbs, she was family."

"Families don't stay together forever Abs." He watched her gaze shift to the floor. "Listen…just give this some time."

She moved towards him slowly and watched him oblige her with an embrace.

"I'm tired Gibbs."

He pulled her in close. "Me too Abs."

"Think she'll be okay?"

"Yeah," he lied to her. "She'll be fine."