I sat up and looked around me. I was lying on Abby's couch. She'd let me stay at her house. I sighed. This is going to be an even longer day than yesterday.
"Up, up, up, up. Time to get to work. Oh you're already up," Abby exclaimed, coming out of her room. I yawned.
"It is way too early to be up," I replied, flopping back onto the couch.
"No you gotta get up," Abby said, coming over, grabbing my arm, and dragging me off the couch.
"Ugh all right I'm up," I grumbled, lying limply on the floor.
"You don't look up," She stated.
"I'm up I just need to change," I said.
"All right I'm going to brush my teeth you had better be up when I come back out," She said. When she was gone I curled up into a ball on the floor and went back to sleep.
"Nickie!" Abby yelled, coming out of the bathroom. I groaned and stood up.
"Fine I'm up," I exclaimed, grabbing my clothes and going into the bathroom. I changed quickly then came out into the living room. I pulled my boots on the grabbed my bag. Then me and Abby left. At the lab Abby went around the room, turning all her computers on saying, "Wake up everybody we've got work to do." I laughed. I walked over to the computer in the middle of the room.
"Aw what's wrong are you sick?" Abby asked her computer, petting it.
"Why do you ask?" I asked.
"Because he's moving so slow today," She stated.
"Maybe he's tired and would like to get more sleep," I grumbled, walking away. Abby gave me a funny look then went back to her computer. I grabbed the farting hippo and laid down on the floor, using the hippo as a pillow. I had just closed my eyes when Tony walked in.
"What's the matter with you?" He asked, looking down at me.
"Tired and be quiet," I replied.
"Good morning Abby," tony said, walking past me. I tried to ignore them, but it was hard not to. I threw the hippo at Tony and said, "Can't get any peace and quiet with you people." Abby laughed and Tony just rubbed his head, acting the hippo hitting him actually hurt. After a few minute's Tony left, and the work day started. I was sitting in one of Abby's spiny chairs when Gibbs came down. He had two Caff Pow's. I eyed the second Caff Pow. Gibbs handed one to Abby then handed the other to me.
"Yes sugar!" I squealed taking a sip of the Caff Pow. Gibbs chuckled, then handed something to Abby.
"What's this?" Asked Abby.
"Ducky found it in the victim. Not sure what it is," He replied.
"So it's up to me to find out," Abby said.
"And me," I exclaimed. Gibbs kissed Abby on the forehead then walked out. Abby took the item out of the bag and put it under a microscope.
"Take a look at this and tell me what you see," Abby said. I looked at it. It looked like a key, with a heart at the top. Maybe made of metal but if so the metal was rusted badly. There was a line going down the side of the heart.
"It looks like a key with a heart, but it could be a locket," I replied.
"And what do people keep in lockets?" She asked.
"Pictures," I replied, smiling. Abby pried open the locket. There was a tiny picture inside but the picture was so faded you couldn't see anything.
"Darn," I grumbled.
"I might be able to salvage this," Abby muttered. I watched as Abby put the picture onto her computer then did a little editing. She put some color back into it. And tried to un-blur the picture. But when she was done all you could see was a pair of blue eyes, and a mouth.
"Well at least we got something," She said.
"Oh yeah that sure is something," I replied. She pursed her lips and glared at the screen. I looked back down at the locket, and I could see something engraved on the back of it.
"Hey Abby look at this there's something engraved on the back," I stated, pointing at the engraving. Abby picked up the locket, and put it under the microscope.
"It says with love T.H." Abby read.
"What you got Abby?" Asked McGee, walking into the lab. We showed him the picture, and the engraving on the back of the locket.
"I'll tell Gibbs," McGee said, walking out of the lab. I sighed and sat down in a chair.
"I'm gonna go see what Ducky's up to," I exclaimed.
"All right if you go anywhere else let me know," She yelled at me as I walked out of the lab. I walked down to autopsy.
"Well hello my dear," Said Ducky, looking up at me.
"Hey what you guys doing?" I asked.
"Not much. Just getting ready to look at some of the Ex-ray's I took of our buddy here," Ducky said, putting something on a light thingie on the wall. They were ex-rays of the woman's arm's and chest.
"What's that?" I asked pointing at a spot on the chest.
"Hm I'm not quite sure let's have a look," He replied, turning to the body on the table. He put on a pair of gloves and opened the body up. I looked away not wanting to throw up. After a minute he pulled out a tiny pellet.
"Where'd that come from?" He asked to no-one in particular. He held the pellet in-between a pair of tweezers'.
"Looks like she'd been shot before," I mumbled. Ducky put it in a tiny jar, then put the jar in an evidence bag. He wrote something on the bag then handed it to me.
"Would you mind taking this up to Abby?" He asked.
"Not at all," I replied, taking the bag. I walked back to Abby's lab.
"I've got a present for you from Ducky," I exclaimed, walking in.
"Oh what is it? I love presents," She said excitedly. I held the bag out to Abby, and snatched it out of my hands.
"Ooohhhh a pellet," She said. I laughed.
"Well I'ma go see how Tony, Gibbs, McGee, and Ziva are doing see you later," I said, walking out the door.
"Hmh," Abby mumbled, taking the pellet out of the bag...