Disclaimer: Not mine

Aurthor's Note: I'm really loving the 100 word drabbles.

This one is about Eli's thoughts on how he raised Ziva.

The Sharp End of the Spear

They said he raised a killer. He didn't. He raised her to outlive him.

Ari's mother raised him to be a doctor. He died seeking revenge.

Tali's mother raised her to be a humanitarian. She died a victim.

Ziva was raised to be the sharp end of the spear. She still lives.

Spears are used in defense of lives. In their world, to survive is to take the lives of others.

No, he didn't raise her to kill. He raised her not to die.

She was the sharp end of the spear. He made sure that she would survive.