Note: Anything that seems familiar isn't mine; only Dani and a couple other characters...I researched what I could about the technical stuff so if I got something wrong, don't shoot me over it...think of it as creative liberties...Enjoy!


The elevator doors opened and I walked out into the large office. I did a quick scan of the room and spotted someone I recognized from a photo. I walked around the partitions and stepped into the bullpen. Three people were standing in front of a large TV screen talking. The taller man was smirking and looking at the brunette woman.

"Come off it, Probie. Ziva would never chose you even if it was an undercover mission," he said.

"McGee would be better than you, DiNozzo," she replied.

I cleared my throat to get their attention and all three turned to look at me. DiNozzo's eyes lingered over my body and he smiled at me. The woman, I assumed was Ziva, glared at me probably trying to determine if I was a threat. The guy with sandy brown hair smiled and was the first to approach.

"I'm Special Agent Timothy McGee. Is there anything that I could do for you?" he offered.

"I'm looking for Jethro Gibbs. The guy downstairs said he should be here," I said before swaying, feeling slightly dizzy.

"Are you OK?" DiNozzo asked.

"Being shot will do that to you. I need to see Gibbs."

It was then when they finally noticed the blood that had seeped through my black shirt on my right shoulder. Ziva offered me a chair and went to the phone. McGee rushed over and pulled a first aid kit out of a drawer. DiNozzo just stood there while the others were helping me.

"Is he normally this quiet or is it because I'm bleeding?" I asked.

"I think it's because you're pregnant. Otherwise he'd still be hitting on you," Ziva said.

"McGee. DiNozzo. Why aren't you looking into the case?" Leroy Jethro Gibbs called as he made his way into the bullpen.

It had been years since I had seen him but he still looked the same. His graying hair and his dark eyes were the same. The only differences were the lines around his eyes and the guarded look. McGee and Ziva moved from in front of me so he could see me. I pushed them away and stood. I took a couple of seconds before I staggered.

"Hi, Uncle Jethro."

"Dani?" he asked before I passed out.