Disclaimer- I don't own anything you can recognize.

Author's Note.- I got this idea in the middle of the night after watching one of the marathons again.

Tony looked at Abbey, a sad smile on his face. The simple curiosity on her face made it so much worse.

"Gibbs rule #12. I can't." Tony said.

"Who cares? Those rules aren't set in stone. You and Ziva have been dancing around each other since she got here. You should give it a chance."

Tony gave the sad smile again and turned to leave.

Ziva came in moments after he left. "Our feelings don't matter in this, we cannot date each other. That is why we don't begrudge each other the opportunities we take."

Abbey was still sad…but understanding again.

Maybe someday.

Maybe…someday, when they weren't under Gibbs still.