This is chapter 17, which is also the final chapter of this story. Yes, this story is now complete, sad as it is, and I am beginning a few new NCIS stories as you read this. Both are gonna be two-shots, one called 'Learning How To Bend' and the other called 'What About Now'. Shameless plug, I know, but look for those coming soon!
As the guests got up and began to dance, Gibbs and Abby went around to all the tables and greeted everyone. Luka soon snagged Abby away and dragged her onto the dance floor just as a slow song started. Luka groaned, but he still held Abby as they swayed back and forth.
"Is Lee okay?" Abby asked quietly, and Luka nodded.
"She didn't see anything since Jess and I both pinned her to the ground when the first shot rang out, she was just scared for you. Once she saw you were okay, she was fine."
"You didn't let her see Mikel after Jethro shot him, did you?"
"Of course not," Luka assured his big sister, and Abby nodded.
"I'm still angry at him for crashing my wedding, even though he's dead. Does that make me a bad person?"
"No it makes you a normal person, even though that's a term I would hardly use to describe you," Luka joked, and Abby mock-shoved him backwards.
"Shut up," She muttered, and then felt someone tug on her dress.
"Aunt Abby!" Lee squealed, holding her arms up. Abby bent and scooped the toddler up in her arms.
"What do you say, Lee-Lee? Let's dance!" Abby said, spinning around with Lee laughing happily.
"More, Aunt Abby, more!" She demanded, and Abby had to put her free arm out to steady herself.
"Whoa, Lee-Lee, I'm a little dizzy here," Abby replied with a laugh, and when the room stopped spinning around, Abby waltzed with Lee giggling in her arms.
"May I cut in?" Gibbs' voice came from her right, and Abby looked over to see Tony standing with him. She grinned and said,
"Sure," She handed Lee to Gibbs and wrapped her arms around Tony's neck, waltzing away. She caught Gibbs looking at her with a smile and she blew him a kiss before Tony whisked her away.
"That was smooth," Tony chuckled, and Abby shrugged.
"What can I say? I have the whole night to dance with him, I wanted to dance with you," She snuggled into his arms and he smiled as he held her tightly.
"I really hope I don't screw up with Ziva," Tony breathed, and Abby pulled back slightly to look at him.
"Yeah, I'd be scared too if I were you. Can you imagine all the ways she can hurt you?" They both shivered, and then laughed.
"I just, I don't know," Tony said, shaking his head.
"Well, if you need help you can always come to me. Trust me, Jethro has made every mistake in the book, though I'm not saying I'm innocent, and I know the many ways you can make it up to her,"
"You're assuming I will screw up," He accused, but smiled so she knew he was joking.
"I said if, Tony, I didn't say you would need my help. I have faith in you, plus I know how much you care about her. It'll work, I know it will. Hey, if me and Jethro can make it this far, you two can make it,"
Tony just shook his head and pulled Abby close as they finished their dance. They found themselves next to Gibbs and Ziva dancing, and Abby and Ziva caught each other's eyes. "May I cut in?" Ziva asked politely, and Tony stepped back from Abby, reaching for Ziva but instead she seized Abby's hands and they went dancing away, leaving Tony and Gibbs standing there.
"Boss?" Tony asked, holding his hands out. Gibbs leveled his Gibbs-glare at him, but Tony wouldn't budge.
"Ah what the hell?" Gibbs muttered, and then he and Tony attempted to dance. It didn't work out well, since they were both used to leading.
"Should we go save them?" Ziva asked, and Abby laughed, saying,
"In a minute. I'm having way too much fun watching them right now,"
"Me too," Ziva laughed, and they kept dancing.
"I'm happy for you and Tony," Abby said, looking at one of her best friends.
"I was hoping you would be," Ziva replied, and Abby beamed at her.
"I was just wondering why the hell it took you guys so long, I mean come on, Jethro broke rule 12 to bits when we started going out,"
"I don't know, it just wasn't the right time, until now," Ziva said with a shrug, and then the two women looked over at their men that were really struggling.
"All right, let's go save them," Abby sighed, and they danced over to them. Ziva pulled Tony back to the high table while Abby loosely wrapped her arms around Gibbs' neck.
"I think they want to cut the cake soon," She said as she kissed him, and he smiled, saying,
"No funny business, Mrs. Gibbs,"
"But that's the best part!" She pouted, and he rolled his eyes as the DJ announced that it was time to cut the cake.
Abby and Gibbs held onto the knife together and slowly cut the first piece of cake, and then they each took a bite. They each went to feed the other at the same time, and Abby popped the cake into Gibbs' mouth but brushed some of the frosting on the tip of his nose. Gibbs narrowed his eyes and popped the cake into Abby's mouth but smeared the frosting on her chin.
Everyone laughed as they grabbed napkins to wipe themselves off, and then they kissed again.
A few songs passed as Abby and Gibbs greeted more of the guests, and then McGee asked Abby to dance. They walked onto the dance floor as one of Abby's requested Seether songs began to play and she kept her arms loosely on his shoulders.
"You know, you and Kaytlin would make a cute couple," Abby hinted as Kaytlin was dancing nearby with some of hers and Abby's friends.
"You just love to play matchmaker don't you?" McGee said, shaking his head, and Abby nodded her head, saying,
"I do, but it's so true. Hey, I helped get Tony and Ziva together, and you have to admit that's a good match,"
"It is," McGee agreed, and Abby stressed,
"So that means I'm not wrong. You should ask her out, she thinks you're cute,"
"She does?" McGee said, sounding hopeful.
"Yes, she told me that herself. Now go ask her out!" Abby said, shoving him towards Kaytlin. McGee shot her a look and made his way over there, asking Kaytlin to dance. She accepted happily and they started dancing together. "My work here is done," Abby said happily, and felt Gibbs' arms slide around her from behind.
"I'm not sure what you're better at, forensics or matchmaking," Gibbs said, shaking his head. Abby laughed and turned around in his arms as the DJ announced it was time to throw the bouquet.
Abby got up on a chair and turned around, with her bouquet of flowers in her hands. She closed her eyes and threw it as hard as she could, and heard cheering and applause. Gibbs helped her down and she stood on her tiptoes, asking, "Who caught it?"
"Ziva," Gibbs said with a laugh, and then Tony grabbed Abby's arm.
"Sit!" He instructed, and she sat down on the chair. The DJ announced it was time for Gibbs to pull the garter off of Abby's leg with his teeth, and Abby blushed furiously.
"Oh I can't," Gibbs said, shaking his head.
"Come on, boss, you have to!" Tony insisted, and Gibbs got on his knees with a sigh. Abby caught his eye and laughed as he inched her skirt up until he just ducked his head under her skirt and caught the garter between his teeth and quickly yanked it down to her ankle. She took her shoe off and he slid it off the rest of the way, and then shot it at Tony, much to the applause of everyone.
At the end of the night, the last song was played and then Abby changed into a different dress to travel to their honeymoon in. Gibbs led Abby outside to the dock that was just outside the reception hall. "Jethro?" She questioned when she saw Tony and Ziva pulling their luggage behind them. He squeezed her hand and pointed to a spot on the dock, saying,
She did, and saw a boat that Gibbs had built himself, and then she caught sight of the name on the side. "Oh Jethro," She whispered, and he smiled.
"We're going to sail away to our honeymoon on the Abigail,"
Abby couldn't speak, so she just pulled Gibbs down for a kiss. "I love you," She whispered, and he smiled.
"Love you too, Abbs,"
They loaded their luggage and said goodbye to their family and friends before boarding the boat and sailing away down the river until they found a little cottage that Gibbs had rented for their honeymoon. As they pulled their suitcases inside, Abby looked around and sighed in content.
"What's on your mind?" Gibbs whispered as he wrapped his arms around her.
"Today was a fairytale," She murmured, looking at him with nothing but love in her eyes. He looked back at her with the same expression and smiled in agreement, bending down to kiss her and pulled her into his arms.
And they all lived happily ever after! That's the end of this 17 chapter Gibbs and Abby story, and I hope you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for reading!