Alright. Here is my new story. Thanks to my friend Sean for the wonderful idea on how to write this. I got some inspiration from "How to Save a Life" by the Fray. *dances around singing* I own nothing!
"We need to talk." Tony finished typing his text message and sent it as he walked the streets of downtown D.C. alone late at night. Tony managed to walk all the way to the street with the usual coffee shop the team would go to during work. It was a ten minute walk but it gave Tony just enough time to clear his head and think of what he was going to say. He arrived at the corner where the shop was closed and dark, except for the glowing sign hanging out front, and turned to see Ziva standing outside by the door. He was glad that she was there. She had on a pair of jeans, a plain tee shirt, and flip flops. Her hair was also down in curls like Tony preferred.
"Let's go for a walk." Tony suggested. Ziva stared politely back at him and he stared right on through to her before heading on the walk. He returned to the path that he had just come from and Ziva trailed behind him.
"What is it Tony? It's 9:20 and we have work tomorrow." Ziva's voice sounded tired as she looked at her phone screen for the time.
"Don't worry. It's just a quick one." Tony joined Ziva by her side and there was silence. They continued to walk the empty streets together.
"So-" Ziva broke the silence.
"Oh. Yeah" Tony remembered what he was going to say. "E.J. is gone now." Tony reminded Ziva as she rolled her eyes.
"You have me here to discuss her?" Ziva thought to herself.
"I know." Ziva replied staring at the ground.
"So-" Tony was going to continue but he didn't want to bring up any more of the bittersweet subject at this time. "How's your friend? C.I. Ray?" Tony asked with an unpleasant tone trying to make simple conversation.
"He is-" Ziva's voice trailed off. "Actually I am not sure. After he left for his mission that he did not even inform me about, I haven't heard from him. And truthfully, it's upsetting considering the circumstances." Ziva was quiet. Tony looked at Ziva and she quickly darted her eyes away from him.
"Oh. I'm sorry." Tony said trying to care.
"I have not been the same since, Tony. He hurt me. I wanted something permanent, but instead he leaves me and I am left wondering where he is and what he is doing. It's like having a piece of me gone." Tony swallowed hard at her words. It felt like he was punched in the gut.
"Was Ziva really saying that she had cared for him?" Tony wondered.
"I'm sorry Zee." Tony's tone meant that he really meant it this time. Maybe she liked Ray, but Tony didn't. But he would have to accept this reality. He especially didn't like Ray because he hurt Ziva like this. Ray was just another one of her mistakes.
"Well you know," Tony paused and looked into Ziva's chocolate eyes. "I'm always going to be here for you, no matter what." Tony looked in her eyes and somewhere deep down she was an emotional wreck.
"I know you will be." Ziva stopped and Tony did the same. Ziva looked back into Tony's emerald eyes and found comfort. Her hand quickly, and gently caressed the side of his face.
"You've always been there for me." Ziva whispered before heading down the street, Tony remained still standing in the same spot. Ziva turned around and looked at him.
"I guess I will see you at work tomorrow." Ziva said before walking off. She didn't look but she knew he was staring at her watching her walk away.
"Yeah. Tomorrow." Tony said quietly. He may have another chance at this if he tried again tomorrow. Tony went the opposite way of Ziva and walked back home to his apartment for the night regretting some of his choices in words.
Okay that's the end. Another chapter to come soon I think. Now that you read it, review please my dears! Thanks for reading! :)