Disclaimer: I don't own NCIS or the song "Inside Out" by Trisha Yearwood & Don Henley

20 Questions

Kate and Gibbs were laying in his bed. They'd been together for a little over a month. They knew a little about each other from work, but even in the two years that she had been on his team, there was so much she didn't know, so much she wanted to know. She turned onto her side and propped her chin up on his chest.

"Play twenty questions with me?" She asked him. He opened one eye and gazed at her suspiciously.

"Why?" He asked, taking in the mischievous twinkle in her eyes.

"I want to know you inside out." She answered simply.

"I thought we already did that." He smirked. She pinched his arm lightly.

"You do know that you get to ask me questions too." His smirk turned slightly wicked.

"Ok, I'll play." Kate smiled happily. And tried to decide what to ask first, but he beat her to it. "What's the biggest lie you've ever told?"

"When I broke up with my fiancée in law school, I told my mom and dad that we grew apart, but I really caught him in bed with another woman." He looked down at her.

"Why would you lie about that?" Kate closed her eyes for a moment at the remembered betrayal.

"He was in bed with my younger sister." Gibbs hugged he closer and rubbed circles on her back.

"I can understand why you would lie about that. That also explains why you never say much about your family. Your turn to ask."

"What's your deepest fear about growing old?"

"That's easy. Living without you. I don't ever want to live without you. What's the loneliest night you've ever spent?"

"When I first realized that I loved you, and you red-headed friend picked you up in her convertible. What was the angriest letter you ever wrote, but never sent?"

"I wrote a letter to my dad telling him how upset I was, when he brought a woman I'd never met to my wife and daughter's funerals. Name someone you swore you'd never leave?"

"You, of course. You're the only person I've ever said that to. Who did you kiss on New Year's Eve?"

"The red-head with the convertible. What's the sweetest dream you've ever had?"

"I still think that waking up next to you is just a dream, that your mine is just a fantasy. You are my sweetest dream. What has been your darkest hour?"

"When I lost Shannon and Kelly. That was very difficult. What was your hardest fight?"

"Resisting the urge to shoot Tony, on multiple occasions." He laughed and nodded. They fell silent after a while, their questions seemingly exhausted. When she was almost asleep, she heard his voice, mostly through his chest, to which her ear was pressed.



"I love knowing you inside out."

"Me too." She mumbled as they both fell into contented sleep.

The biggest lie you've ever told

Your deepest fear about growing old

The loneliest night you ever spent

The angriest letter you never sent

The girl you swore you'd never leave

The one you kissed on New Year's Eve

The sweetest dream you had last night

Your darkest hour, your hardest fight

I wanna know you, like I know myself

I'm waiting for you, there ain't no one else

I wanna know you inside out

I wanna dig down deep, I wanna lose some sleep

I wanna scream and shout, I wanna know you inside out

I wanna take my time, I wanna know your mine

You know there ain't no doubt, I wanna know you inside out