Summary: So this is it, the final chapter. Hurry up and read so you can get to my awesome goodbye.
Disclaimer: Don't own. There, happy.
"So Probie how does it feel to be back at work?"
"It feels great." Tim grinned happily as he threw Tony on the muffins out of the basket that Abby brought for him before he had a chance to steal one. She collecting money from other agents and workers and brought it for him as a 'Welcome Back' gift.
Three months had passed since Tim's car accident and his life was slowly getting back normal. After he was released from the hospital Tim spent his recovery for the first week at his own apartment, that was until Abby decided he should stay with her for his recovery. Her excuse, she was tired of constantly worrying about him hurting himself but Tim knew different though he never said anything about it. Tim didn't mind staying with Abby and in a way it made their relationship even stronger.
His parents waited until he was out of the hospital before returning back home but made sure to call him everyday and Sarah came to stay with him every weekend. The rest of his teammates were also frequent in the Scuito apartment, Ziva sometimes bringing him home cooked meals and Tony giving him the current office gossip. Gibbs, Ducky, Palmer, even the Director Vance stopped by to check on him and make sure he was doing okay.
Tim's injuries healed better than anyone expected and four weeks after leaving the hospital the cast on his arm came off. This allowed him to do more things but working at NCIS wasn't one of them, at least not yet anyway. Tim still had a boot on broken leg and was going to physical therapy three times a week to help the healing process and reduce the chances of him having future problems. Finally the cast was off and Tim could walk freely again.
That was two weeks ago and after a clean bill of health from the doctor Tim was finally able to return back to his desk at NCIS. He knew he wouldn't be able to do field work for at least another week but sitting at the desk was enough for him.
"I'm glad you're back too McGee. You're replacement, not really a fun guy."
From the look on Tony's face Tim knew that the senior field had done something terrible. "Why, what did you do to him?"
"Nothing bad really." shrugged Tony. "Well not bad to me anyways."
Ziva giggled as she made her way to Tim's desk and stood next to Tony. Grabbing a muffin from Tim's basket, she smiled. "Not only did Tony continuously eat the food Kenneth brought from home he also glued his fingers to his keyboard, twice."
"That's not major, that's initiation."
"He didn't think so, he immediately requested to be transferred after the second time."
"Well what does that say about him if he can't a few friendly pranks." scoffed Tony, rolling his eyes. "It says that he can't handle immense pressure, that's what that says."
"Or that you're a complete bastard who has no respect for anyone." Tim smirked while Ziva laughed.
"I second that."
"McGee, I'm going to let that pass since this is your first day back but as for you Ziva-"
Her arms folded across her chest and she gave him one of her deadly, "I'll kill you stares." that she was famous for. "Yeah."
Tony gulped, to frightened to move from under Ziva's death glare. "You get a pass too." he replied, clearing his throat.
"Wise decision DiNozzo." Gibbs smirked as he walking over to his desk and tapped a few keys on his keyboard. "Gear up, we have a body."
Gibbs gave Timothy a smile as he too grabbed a muffin from the basket. "Welcome back McGee."
He smiled and watched his team wave goodbye to him before disappearing in the elevator. Tim was so busy watching them leave that he didn't notice Abby standing behind watching him.
"Don't worry, you'll be back out there soon."
Tim turned around and gave Abby her a smile. "God I hope so." he spoke honestly. I know I've said that being back here was enough but I really miss being out there in the field."
"I know you do Timmy." she smiled, throwing her arms around his neck. "But until then you could always come down to my lab and help me out."
"What you working on?"
"Oh you know, the usual. Forensics."
"Sounds awesome. Thanks for the muffin basket by the way. You didn't have to do that."
"Of course I did. I had to show you how much I've missed you."
"Abby I've been living with you for three months." he chuckled. "How could you miss me."
"I know but it's not the same as working with you. You're the only one who knows my system, not to mention know what I'm saying when I'm trying to explain things. It's been hard not having you here by my side."
"Thanks Abby and yes I would love to come down and help you in your lab." Tim smiled, stood up and followed Abby to the elevator.
They were walking down the hall to Abby's lab when the Goth softly punched Tim in the arm. "So McGee, since today is your official first day back at work I thought we'd go out to dinner tonight. You know, to celebrate."
"I would love to go but I already have plans with Natalya. You remember her, my nurse from the hospital right."
"Of course I remember her." Abby said with a huff as she crossed her arms across her chest. "How could I forget sponge bath Natalya?"
Tim immediately felt bad after see the look on his friend's face. "She offered to take me out last week after my boot came off but she suddenly had to work so we decided to reschedule for tonight. I'm sorry…if I'd known you wanted to do something I wouldn't have said yes."
"It's fine McGee." she quickly said. "I'm fine, or at least I will be fine. It was stupid of me not to ask you ahead of time if you had a date or not."
"Oh no, it's not a date. She has a boyfriend, we just got along so well in the hospital and now she just wants to hang out that's all. I bet she wouldn't mind if you came along."
"I wouldn't want to intrude-"
"You wouldn't be intruding. Her boyfriend's going to be there and apparently he's a fan of my books."
"Of course he is, they're awesome."
"Thanks Abby." he replied as he playfully nudged Abby in the shoulder. "Come on. It'll be fun, I promise and besides, she likes you. Told me so herself."
She couldn't resist a smile and happily threw her arms around Tim's neck. "Okay you wore me down McGee I'll come but only if you're sure." she grinned as she let him go.
"Then I'll be there but no drinking on your part seeing as how you're still taking pain medication. I don't want you to get all sick and loopy on me. It will totally ruin the evening."
"Of course it would and we wouldn't want that to happen would we."
"Of course we wouldn't." Abby smiled, slipping her arm through Tim's and kissing his cheek as they finally made their way inside her office.
There the story is finally over. I would just like to thank all you guys for reading this story for the past couple of months. You don't know good it felt to know that there was people out there who like the things you wrote. You guys were totally awesome and your reviews and comments always brought a smile to my face. Because of you I have the courage to come back and post more stories and believe me I have a lot rattling around in my brain. And don't be frightened, I'm like Jason I always come back. So, until next story
Fireflies and shooting stars,