NCIS Daily Drabble

Prompt: ncis_drabble challenge #186 - 'Episode Related'
Episode 9.11 – Newborn King
Original Airdate: December 13, 2011

Title: 'The Ghost of Christmas Past'
Characters/Pairings: Tony, DiNozzo Senior, Gibbs (implied)
Word Count: 100
Rating: G

Summary: Family and job. Two different cups.

Beta by Karaokegal

"You think I made a mistake?"

"I think you made it twice now."

Just like my father. The thought pops into his head unbidden, and even though he doesn't really want to acknowledge its presence, it does explain a lot. Growing up, there was never any question where Senior's priorities lay. If Tony's mother hadn't died, it's doubtful the marriage would have lasted.

Is the problem really that Tony couldn't find balance in his life, though? A small piece of him suspects it's actually fear of repeating his father's mistakes that's paralyzing him.

Time to man up and move on.