I do not own NCIS or its characters. Really wish that I did though.

This is a Gabby story. Annnnd, since I suck at giving summary, I will tell you some hints I guess. Gabby romance, Mawher bashing of course, very little Mann bashing, dog Jethro, coffin building, and…something else that I have yet to decide what it is. It'll come to me later. Now on with the story.

As he was walking out of Abby's lab, he paused and pointed at the pile of lumber on her counter top, "I'll help you with that Abs." Abby was shocked, "It's a coffin Gibbs, not a boat."

Walking back in, he smiled and said, "I know Abs. Meet me at my place after we wrap up the case tomorrow. I'll bring my pickup and we can transport it to my basement. I have plenty of room for building a coffin down there."

Abby stared at him for a few seconds and then run up to him and threw her arms around him. "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" Smiling he hugged her back and kissed her cheek. "Your welcome Abs. Now come on, get back to work, I'll be down later with a Caf-Pow for you." Abby smiled and kissed his cheek. "Have I told you lately how much I love you Oh Great One?" Chckilg he turned and called over his shoulder, "Only every single day." "I LOVE YOU GIBBS!" Abby called after him.

The case was done, and the lumber was in Gibbs' basement. Gibbs was wearing a pair of faded blue jeans and his old NIS shirt. Abby was wearing her black pants and his old Marine shirt that she had claimed as hers whenever she was over there. They were bent over a piece of graph paper working out designs and other details.

"How wide do you want it Abs?"

"Wide enough for both me and Jethro to lay in comfortably?"

Looking up in surprise, "Jethro? You mean the dog that is staying with McGee?"

"You mean McMeanie. He and Jethro got into a fight and Now McGee wants him out."

"But your landlord wont let you have him…"

"That's why I am looking for a bigger place. One that actually has room for him to run around and a back yard for him to play in. But I don't have any idea as to were to start looking. What do I do Gibbs?

Leaning against his work bench, crossing his arms, he said, "Let Jethro stay here. That way he will be close to you, so you could see him more often. He would also have a backyard to run around in. He would als-umph" Abby jumped on him causing him to lose his balance and fall to the floor. Abby landed on top of him, their lips only inches apart. "So..um..I take it you don't mind" A huge grin split across her face, she grabed his face and kissed him. After a couple of seconds she pulled away and looked at him. She saw surprise, and was that desire, flashing through his eyes. And then in a split second it was gone.

Laughing Gibbs just said, "Your welcome Abs, now get off of me so that we can get back to work on making that coffin." He gently pushed her off of him and got up. Reaching down he pulled her up. Shaking her head to clear her thoughts , Abby said, "Right you are Gibbs."

"So, big enough for you and Jethro right?"

"Yup. That or we could just make it big enough for him?

"Hmm…not a bad idea there Abs. Do you know how he sleeps most of the time?"

"He sleeps laying on his stomach, head between his front paws, under one of my old shirts that he sleeps with when I'm not there."

"Alrighty then. I can work with that" with that said, he got to work measuring the wood and marking the places that needed to be cut. Abby just sat on his boat watching him work, quietly, and replaying the kiss over in her head.

'why did I kiss him? I can't believe that I kissed him. His lips tasted like coffee..mmmm…coffee… I'm gonna go make some.' "I'm gonna go make Coffee Gibbs, you want any?"

His response was to just look at her and raise an eyebrow. "Of course you do. Stupid question."

This is the end of the first chapter. I originally wanted to make it longer, but decided to wait and see how you readers take to it. If you guys like it, then I will continue it.