Just in case you missed the latest development, this story has been changed. Chapter 12 has minor changes, while 13 and 14 have more major ones, and I would recommend that you re-read them before reading this final instalment.
Eight Weeks Later
Jenny let the weight of the necklace drape across her fingers. She smiled as she felt the comforting weight of Gibbs arms drape around her. "You decided what to do with it yet?" he asked.
"I'm going to send it anonymously to Mr Fraser. That way they'll never be able to prove that it's the same necklace that went missing from the lab. I'm sure that he'll put it on display somewhere. I think that it will be nice for Henri to have some sort of memorial, and this deserves better than to be locked away."
Gibbs nodded. "Sounds like a good idea." He still didn't like the guy, but he wasn't going to hold a grudge against a dead man.
Things had changed drastically in the last eight weeks, with Gibbs accepting that maybe there were things in life that couldn't always be explained. He knew for a fact that if Jenny hadn't made the decision to change then she would be dying and she would never have let him in; he knew that.
But now, they were happy. It wasn't easy making it work, balancing their relationship with work, but somehow they were managing. There was just one issue that played almost constantly on his mind, and he was sure that it played on hers as well.
He watched as she carefully placed the necklace back into it's box, her finger catching slightly on the side cutting into her skin. She let out a mild curse, holding the finger out to one side they both watched as it healed over just as quickly as it appeared. "You ok?" he asked her.
"Fine,"she replied. "I still find that a bit strange though."
He agreed with her, it wasn't the first time she'd hurt herself. she'd slipped on his stairs about a month ago, splitting her head open. He'd watched in uneasiness as the wound had knitted back together and her eyes had slowly regained their focus. That incident however had been what had brought their main issue to the forefront of his mind. She couldn't die, she couldn't be injured for longer than a few minutes and she wouldn't age. He however would, and he hated that thought.
Now though, he had a solution. "I've been thinking," he told her.
"I've warned you about that," Jenny teased him. "It's dangerous."
He pinched her side in mock reproof. "I want you to change me, Jen."
Jenny's eyes widened, she couldn't believe what she was about to say, but she forced it out anyway, "I can't."
"Why not? Surely you know how," he teased.
Despite herself she managed a small smile. "I know how," she replied. "I just don't think you've thought this through."
"I've not thought of anything else for eight weeks, Jenny."
"You'll have to give everything up."
"Not everything," he smirked, his hand trailing over her side.
"Jethro, I'm being serious."
"So am I. We can figure everything else out later, Jen."
"Jethro," she protested. "I-"
"Do you trust me?" he asked. His blue eyes focusing on hers.
"You know I do."
"Then trust me on this."
Jenny tilted her head slightly, as though considering him. "I suppose you're right," she replied slowly. "We can figure it out later."
"We will have a lot of time," he laughed.
Smiling, her eyes gleaming, she wrapped her arms around his neck. " You know," she whispered into his ear. "I've realised that it's not how much time you have that's important, it's how you spend it that matters."
"Now I have some ideas on that."
"I look forward to hearing them." She brushed her lips against his, adding, "Later though."
What I would love now is to know what you thought of the story.
Especially from those who read the original final chapter, whether you do it via review or PM it doesn't matter.
I understand that I may not have answered all your questions in this story but I feel that that is sometimes the way with supernatural stories, to explain everything would ruin it somewhat as it starts to become bogged down in the details.
For those who read the first final chapter, I know that this doesn't go into as much depth as to why Gibbs made his decision, but to do so made him a bit too OOC. That and I prefer the idea of the pair of them figuring out the road ahead together.
I'm also aware that a lot of you don't normally read supernatural stories, and I appreciate the chance you gave me here. If I have managed to convert some of you then yay! Lol, and if not, then I hope reading this wasn't too painful.
Oh and one last thing, for anyone who's interested, service shall resume on HIT as soon as my fingers recover from the today's mammoth editing session.