Six months later…
"So the farmer tells his wife, I don't give a sh-"
"Stop!" Ziva exclaimed, "That story is disgusting, Tony."
"It's not a story, it's a joke."
"I do not care, it is sickening."
"You know how to kill people with paperclips, Zee, and you think that is disgusting?"
"Yes, I do. Now shut your pickle hole."
"Pie hole… How did you get pickle from pie?"
Ziva shot Tony a warning glare and Tony decided it was time to shut up.
Tim rubbed his eyes as he walked off of the back elevator and into the bullpen, "I swear, I'm not gonna be able to see clearly for a month."
"Never good to stare at a computer screen all day, Probie."
Tim sat down at his desk, "Yes, I know."
"However," Ziva began, "You have done it many times before… What was different this time?"
"Ah, yes. Maybe it wasn't spending the time staring at the computer, but staring at a certain. someone. else."
Tim glared at Tony, "Stop being childish, Tony. I stared at the computer, all day. I didn't even take a bathroom break… Which reminds me," Tim got back up and headed for the bathroom.
Just then, Gibbs walked out of MTAC and down the stairs, then came into the bullpen, "Go home everyone. Case is closed."
"Yes!" Tony exclaimed. He looked at his watch, "And just in time!"
"Time for what?" Ziva asked as they both got all of their things together.
"Time for me some T.J. Hooker."
"Is that not illegal in the Unites States?"
Tony sighed and shook his head, "It's a show, Ziva," He explained as they headed for the elevator, "And a late night marathon starts in about twenty minutes..."
They continued talking as they stepped onto the elevator.
A few seconds later, Tim came out of the bathroom, "Hey, Boss… Where's everyone?"
"Went home. The case is finished."
"We're free to go?"
Gibbs nodded, "Yupp."
They both got their things together and headed out at the same time.
Once the elevator had started, Gibbs suddenly flipped the switch.
Tim looked over at him, obviously confused, "Uh, Boss?"
Gibbs took a deep breath. He was unsure how to start.
"What is it?" Tim asked, becoming worried.
Instead of saying anything, Gibbs reached in his jacket pocket and pulled out a small box. He handed it over to Tim.
Tim looked at the box, then at Gibbs, then back at the box. He opened it, revealing a white gold ring, with a square cut, white diamond in the center.
Tim's eyes widened, "Wow, Boss, it's… it's beautiful," He looked up at Gibbs, "But I can't. I mean, you're a great boss but I'm not into you like that."
Gibbs grabbed the box from Tim, "McGee!"
Tim laughed, "Sorry, but I had to break the ice. You looked like you were about to pass out… So, you… you're gonna ask my mom to marry you?"
Gibbs nodded, "Yeah. Tonight."
"Yeah… You're not asking for my permission are you? Cause you know you don't have to do that."
"No, I'm not asking for permission, Tim. I just… Do you… Do you think…"
Tim tried to hide the smile that was forming on his face, "Wow. I don't think I've ever seen you so nervous before."
"I don't think I ever have been."
"She'll love it, Gibbs. Seriously, she will. In the past six months she's been happier than she has ever been. I used to think she was happy when I was younger but, now seeing her with you… totally different," Tim stuck out his hand for Gibbs to shake, "Congratulations."
"Thanks, McGee," Gibbs replied, returning the shake.
Gibbs reached over and started the elevator back up. For a moment it was silent, then Tim spoke up, a sly smile on his face.
"So, am I supposed to call you "Dad" now, or should I stick with Boss?"
Gibbs reached over and smacked the back of Tim's head.
Tim nodded, "Boss it is."
I hope everyone enjoyed :) Thank you so much for all the reviews. They mean the world to me.
I could probably do a sequel to this. Maybe focus on the Tim/Abby relationship, or put Suzi/Tim/Gibbs/etc. in danger somehow... Don't know, just something I'm thinking about... However, coming sometime-maybe-soon-in-the-future is my next story idea. I've already got the name and description done for it, as well as a outline of the first chapter. Just gotta start writing it, along with the other two stories I've got goin'... Gonna be a heck of a busy summer!
Anyway, thanks for reading!