The next morning, Kate buttoned up her blouse as she watched her husband pace the hospital room in a nervous state.
"I'm fine. They wouldn't let me go home if I wasn't."
"I know, I just…"
Kate's OB arrived then, for one final check. There was something Kate wanted to ask her as well – without Gibbs around.
"Jethro. Go and make sure Tony isn't doing wheelies with MY wheelchair."
He grinned and kissed her lips tenderly. "I'll be back in a moment."
"Nervous Dad?" Dr Michaelson asked.
Kate smiled. "Nervous about everything. Including me."
"I can't blame him. He must have been worried."
Kate looked at the space Gibbs had stood in. "Yeah."
The doctor checked the charts. "You're good to go. We'll schedule your next appointment."
"I do have a question."
"When I got pregnant you said it was okay for Gibbs and I to…continue with everything as normal."
Dr Michaelson smiled. "You mean sex?"
"Well, yes. I wanted to make sure that even after all this…"
"Kate, you and the baby are perfectly fine. I'm not sure I would recommend a sex marathon, but if you and your husband want to be intimate there's no problem."
Kate relaxed. "Okay. Thanks."
Dr Michaelson nodded. "Just keep taking it easy, Kate. You and the baby are going to be fine."
He had babied her all day. He did all the work, cooked all the meals and cleaned up. He had ordered her to stay on the couch or in bed.
She wasn't having anymore of it.
So that night, Kate sat on the bed, her eyes watching her husband as he stripped down to his boxers. "Jethro."
He glanced over at her. "Yeah?"
"Take it all off."
"Are you sure?"
"Do I look unsure?"
"No…you look pretty damn sure."
"I want you," she told him. "More than anything in the world, I want you right now. I want you in bed, making love with me."
He took off his boxers and crawled onto the bed, his lips meeting hers in a deep kiss. Kate's arms went around his body and she arched up towards him as he ran his fingers down to brush across her heat.
"I love you," Gibbs whispered, kissing her softly.
"I love you too," she whispered back. "So much."
He kissed his way all over her body, all over her shoulders, down her neck and to the tips of her breasts. Kate moaned, arching her body towards his warm touch. His hands, lips and tongue were reclaiming her, removing any trace that Ari had been even close to her.
"Jethro," she murmured, her hands running down his chest. "I'm yours. All yours."
Gibbs bent down, kissing her again, before whispering in her ear. "How will it be best for you?"
Kate grinned and pushed him onto the bed beside her. "On your back, Gunny."
He grinned back at her, his hands on her hips as he helped her straddle him. He reached up, cupping her cheek. "I love you, Kate."
Her hand covered his, before she turned to kiss his palm. "I love you too, Jethro."
She lowered herself onto him, throwing her head back in bliss as he filled her. One of his hands steadied her at her waist, while the other slid up to caress her breasts. Kate arched her back, one hand bracing herself on Gibbs' chest. She moaned as he thrust, and when he stopped her eyes shot open and stared at him.
"Wait. I want to be closer." He helped her off him and moved back on the bed, his back against the headboard. He crooked a finger and Kate smiled, moving upwards on the bed until she straddled him, his knees providing her with something to rest her back against.
Kate leaned forward and kissed him deeply. Gibbs tangled his right hand in her brunette locks, as he ran his other hand down to tease her centre. She whimpered and took his hand, kissing it. She lifted her body with his help and slid down onto him as he thrust up.
"Oh," she moaned, her hands resting on his shoulders.
He smiled, his fingers caressing her everywhere he could reach. Gibbs loved his wife so much, and to have her with him again, to be as close to her as possible. Her eyes watched him as they moved together, and she smiled down at him.
"I love you, Jethro."
"I love you too, Kate."
His hand brushed down over her body, and he pressed hard on her clit. Kate whimpered, feeling the pleasure just out of her reach.
Gibbs smiled at her, watching her head arch back at the pleasure running through her body. "Look at me, Katie."
His hand reached up and cupped her cheek as she looked down at him, her eyes widening as her orgasm washed over her. He surged into her one more, groaning her name and his arms encircled her body as she collapsed against him.
"I thought I'd lost you," he murmured. "The most important thing in my life and I thought I'd lost you."
"You're never going to get rid of me that easy, Jethro," she replied, closing her eyes as she rested on his chest. "Remember, we're in this until we're both old and grey."
Gibbs chuckled and ran his fingers through her hair. "I'm already old and grey, Katie."
"Fine then, until I'm old and grey." Kate shifted on his body until she was comfortable. Her lips broke into a smile when she felt Gibbs' hand rest protectively on her belly. "Junior's fine, Jethro. We're both fine."
"And it's going to stay that way," he said firmly. "You two are the most important things in my world."
"And you are the most important thing in mine," she replied. "So you just take care of that old and grey body. I am completely and totally in love with it and…" she trailed her finger up his chest. "When I wake up I have plans for it."
"Yeah." Kate yawned and snuggled closer. "So rest up, Gunny."
Jethro smirked and closed his eyes. "Yes, ma'am!"
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