A/N: Here is the conclusion to this story. Sometimes it's hard to write Kate and Gibbs out of the universe I've created for them in my other stories, but I enjoyed writing this. I hope you like it. Let me know and thanks for reading! :)
The day after the little stare-down in the gym, Kate was relieved to be working with Abby, away from Gibbs. She was suspicious that he'd sent her away on purpose but she refused to analyze it any further, choosing to be grateful. The lab was far safer territory than the bullpen, where his energy invariably affected her. Lost in her thoughts, she failed to realize that Abby was staring at her.
The forensic scientist removed her protective goggles and tapped Kate's arm.
"What's going on with you, lately?"
Kate looked quizzically at her friend. She felt herself growing slightly defensive; she'd come down to the lab to process evidence, not for an interrogation.
"What do you mean?"
"Are you mad at me or something?"
The trepidation in Abby's voice made her feel guilty and inclined towards a recompensatory confession.
"What? No, Abby, I'm not mad at you. I'm just...frustrated."
"About what? Work?"
Kate shook her head and blushed a little.
"Oh," Abby grinned knowingly. "Um...sexually?"
"Yes," Kate admitted.
"Well," Abby smiled, "I can think of plenty of men who would love to help you with that problem. Or you could...you know...help yourself?"
Kate smiled back at her but shrugged.
"Abby...the problem is...I don't usually...but, well, I had a one-night stand with a guy and it was really hot... and I can't stop thinking about it! But we agreed it was a one-time thing and I know I need to forget about it. It's just been making me fucking crazy."
Abby grinned at her friend's profanity before she nodded and squeezed Kate's hand reassuringly.
"First of all, do you think I'm going to judge you for having a one-night stand? Be serious, Kate."
"And secondly..." Abby cocked her head, silent for a moment,"...I think you should just tell Gibbs that you want a repeat performance."
Kate's jaw dropped. The silence that enveloped them was akin to humidity, heavy and full in the air. When she recovered, she tried to triage the panicked thoughts that flew through her mind.
"Please tell me that Tony did not somehow wire Gibbs' room. Tell me I'm not on YouTube, Abby."
The goth grinned.
"You're not on YouTube, Kate."
Abby picked up her keys and walked across the room, unlocking the mysterious drawer that tormented Tony. She removed a file and scribbled something in it.
"What's that?" Kate asked suspiciously.
"It's my 'Kate and Gibbs' file," Abby replied, as if it were obvious. "I didn't know you guys did it in his room. So I'm making a note accordingly."
"How did you know at all? Wait...you have a file on us?"
"Oh yeah, I have a file on everything. Did you sleep in Gibbs' room all night?"
"Interesting..." Abby nodded, writing something in the file.
"I still don't get how you...oh my God. Did Gibbs tell you?"
Abby laughed, as much at Kate's horrified expression as at the thought that Gibbs would share details of his sex life.
"No!" She paused. "Kate, I think we will both agree that I am a genius..."
Kate had to smile at that.
"...But even an idiot could tell that you and Gibbs had sex. Really, really good sex, too. You're always breathing a little harder when he's around. And he's always watching you, staring when you're not looking."
Kate dropped her face into her hands before looking up at Abby.
"That obvious, huh?"
Abby smiled and patted Kate's cheek.
"If you want him, just tell him."
Kate made a face and put her hands on her hips.
"Yeah, right. And what am I supposed to say? 'Hey, listen, Gibbs, I know we agreed that it was just for the night, and I know you're my boss and we have rules...but I've been meaning to tell you how good you are in bed and, by the way, can we give it another go?'"
Abby didn't respond and Kate felt a chill go down her spine in the vacuum of silence.
Oh no. No, no, no. He isn't...
"Well, yeah, pretty much any of that woulda worked for me."
Kate froze at the sound of his voice behind her and shot Abby a murderous glance.
She took a deep breath and turned to face him, unable to meet his eyes.
"Gibbs...I'm so sorry. I didn't mean-"
He held up his hand to stop her.
"Come on, Kate. I'll walk you to your car."
Kate swallowed hard and nodded, picking up her purse and fixing Abby with one last death-stare.
The pneumatic doors swooshed open and Gibbs turned back to the forensic scientist, staring at her for a long moment before he smiled.
"Go ahead. Make a note, Abby."
She grinned and saluted him.
Kate took the opportunity to hurry down the hallway and into the stairwell, completely mortified. She couldn't deal with Gibbs right now.
Jesus. I guess I can kiss my job goodbye. Not to mention my self-respect..dammit.
She sighed with relief as she entered the parking structure, her blush finally fading as she headed for her car. Suddenly, she stopped in her tracks. There he was, leaning against her driver's side door, smiling at her.
Of course. He'd never let me get off that easy.
She winced at her own double entendre and walked over to him slowly, smiling just a little as he looked her up and down.
"So?" he asked expectantly.
"So...what?" she asked, raising her eyebrows questioningly.
Gibbs stuck his hands in his pockets.
" You gonna tell me?"
"Tell you what?"
"How good I am in bed."
Kate laughed and made as if to push him, but once her palms were on his chest she seemed to forget her intention. There was a pause, perhaps three excruciating seconds long, before they gave in and launched themselves at one another, their lips and hands greedy with desire.
Kate stood on her tiptoes, pressing every inch of her body against his as she kissed him. Gibbs groaned at the contact, letting his hands run over the smooth curves of her waist and hips before squeezing the backs of her thighs so that she was nearly lifted off the ground.
"Really, really, really damn good," Kate whispered, shivering when he pulled back slightly to slide his tongue along her collarbone.
It took Gibbs' mind a moment to realize she was answering his previous question. He grinned and bit her neck gently before his voice rasped in her ear.
"I've wanted you every day since Georgia, Kate. God, you have no idea."
Kate felt a surge of heat at his words, intensely turned on by the thought of Gibbs wanting her, fantasizing about her, suffering the way she'd been all these months. She flashed him a sexy smile.
"I think I may have some idea, especially since...uhmm..."
Kate's voice suddenly stopped working as one of his hands slipped between her legs, rubbing her lightly through her pants.
Her sultry moan made his cock throb with need and he made a decision.
She whined as he removed his hand, bringing it up to cup the back of her neck as he kissed her hard.
"Let's get out of here, Kate."
She nodded and gave him her keys, her hands shaking.
They buckled their seat belts silently, not looking at one another.
Gibbs tried to calm himself down, knowing he had to in order to enjoy the night; to give her what she needed and take what he desired. He craved her in a visceral, primal way, filled with such lust and need that the thought of being with her again was enough to push him close to the edge.
Kate was quiet as he pulled out of the garage, afraid that if she opened her mouth she would end up begging him to pull over and just take her in the backseat.
"Your place okay?"
His tone was gruff, hoarse and sexy, and she immediately nodded.
"Sure..." her voice faltered as a thought occurred to her. She opened her mouth and then shut it again.
Don't do it, don't do it, don't do it.
The temptation to pry was too strong and she asked the question, knowing he'd be honest, knowing she might not like it.
"Why? Do you...have someone at your house?"
Gibbs laughed and she immediately felt silly but also immensely relieved.
"No one else, Katie."
He rubbed his thumb along her temple and smoothed his hand over her silky hair before giving it a light tug.
"Honestly? I just need to get you naked as soon as possible and your place is closer. Plus, I hear women like making love in their own beds."
He nodded and grinned at her, making her heart race.
There was something in her voice. Was it hesitation? He felt the briefest flicker of concern.
She fidgeted in her seat and bit her lip.
He chuckled in relief and pressed his foot down on the gas pedal.
Gibbs pulled into Kate's parking space and rushed around the car to open the door for her.
Her smile was shy, her eyes watching him from under dark lashes and he couldn't resist taking her into his arms and kissing her.
She hummed happily against his lips, gasping as he backed her up against the car, his erection rubbing against her clit through the layers of fabric, desire coiling within both of them, tight and hot and insistent. He sighed her name into her ear, making her whole body tingle for a brief, electric moment.
"Gibbs..." she pushed him away and slid her right hand into his left, interlacing their fingers. "Home...inside...bedroom."
Gibbs nodded at her string of words, feeling similarly dazed.
They made it through the front door and Kate dropped her keys and purse on the floor as Gibbs slipped out of his jacket and abandoned it to the same fate. He reached for her and she took a step back, grinning wickedly at him before she took off running down the hall.
Gibbs laughed and went for the bait, chasing her and scooping her up in his arms. He carried her into the bedroom and dropped her onto the bed before giving her a wolfish grin and jumping on top of her. Their laughter, a much-needed release of tension, faded as they kissed and touched and whispered with renewed urgency. Clothes flew across the darkened room as they moved, frantic and desperate to feel the delicious friction of skin against skin.
She stopped moving and looked up at him. Gibbs had his knees on either side of her hips, his erection pressed against her smooth stomach. He kissed her again before reaching over to turn on the lamp on her nightstand.
"I want to really see you," he explained softly, his lips brushing hers again before he bent to suck on her nipples, encouraged by her moans, biting down gently until she arched into him and dug her nails into his back.
"You're so sexy, Kate," he whispered, pulling back to see the fire in her eyes.
She ran her hand down over his body, her touch tantalizingly slow until she suddenly flipped them over. Gibbs groaned as Kate came to rest on top of him, her breasts rubbing against his chest as she ground her hips against his and traced his lips with the tip of her tongue. Finally, she slid her tongue into his mouth, showing him what she wanted.
"Kate, I need-"
She sat up and captured his gaze, dark blue and intense, as she guided him to her entrance, her eyes fluttering shut as she sank down onto him, crying out softly at the hot feeling of his hardness filling her.
"God, Gibbs. Yesss."
"Yes..." he agreed as she began to move on top of him, growling when she circled her hips and dropped her head back.
Kate gasped and moaned, bouncing up and down on him faster, the pleasure overwhelming her senses, his pulse thrumming through her entire body.
" Yeah! God, Kate...so...fucking...good. I'm...so...fucking...close."
"Me too, Gibbs. Oh God, yes!"
He pinched her nipples as she rode him even harder, her pent-up desire for him unleashing with white-hot force as her muscles clenched around his pulsing cock. Gibbs bucked his hips up, thrusting involuntarily as she milked him, and groaned loudly as he came hard with her, both of them left shaking and sighing softly. She collapsed onto his chest as they both gasped for air, sweat cooling on their skin.
Kate kissed him and squirmed around on top of him for a moment, utterly content for the first time in months. Gibbs laughed and rolled them over, grinning down at her and kissing her. She turned off the light and they lay quietly for awhile, sated and happy, tracing each others bodies lightly in the dark.
"Sleep with me?"
Her request echoed his on their first night together and he smiled and kissed her neck.
They woke up a few hours later, curled together, both of them eager for more, suddenly pliable and gentle. Gibbs kissed her and she sighed against his mouth, sliding one of her legs up around his hips.
"What about the rules?" she asked him teasingly, her voice throaty and amused.
He covered her body with his own and sucked at the skin just below her jawline, pleased when she moaned in response.
"Screw the rules," he breathed into her ear, smiling into her shoulder at the tremor that coursed through her body.
"Blasphemy!" she whispered, pretending to be shocked.
Gibbs laughed and kissed her lips, brushing her hair out of her face, pausing when he locked eyes with her, her expression enough to make his chest feel tight with emotion.
"What is it?"
She shook her head.
"Tell me," he insisted.
Kate shrugged and looked away.
"Just for tonight?" she whispered.
Gibbs understood immediately and shook his head, tenderness outbidding desire.
"I hope not, Katie."
She smiled and dragged her nails over his back, holding him close to her.
"Jethro," he corrected her. "You can call me Jethro when we're alone. If you want."
Kate flashed him a wide smile, taking in the cost of his vulnerability and finding it to be a generous gift.
"Make love to me, Jethro."
Gibbs chuckled and ran his hands over her body, affection and pleasure taking the place of self-control and rules. He took her hands in his and kissed her, feeling her melt against him, knowing that this was worth it; worth the risk and the consequences and maybe even worth a broken heart.