A/N: Tony's Bucket List from this season intrigued me. So I'm adding my spin on the meanings behind them.
Master the art of Kung Fu.
Yeah, yeah. I'm a Buckeye, I can do this. Really. I signed up to take some Kung Fu classes because if I'm going to take this Bucket List seriously, I have to start somewhere. And no, I didn't just watch movies like The Matrix or Kill Bill over the weekend and think I'm a master. Maybe, the old DiNozzo would do that, not me. Who knows when this special skill would come in handy at a crime scene - Ziva has the crazy ninja moves, Gibbs has the fighting moves, McLightweight has a gun and I will have Kung Fu.
When Ziva came over for movie night, I was walking a little slower, using muscles I forgot existed. I answered the door wincing in pain, obviously trying not to let Ziva know.
"Tony, why are walking like that?"
"You are dawdling."
"It's waddling. It's allowed, I'm in pain. I had my first fight tonight at Kung Fu."
"You are actually doing that – taking a class, we thought you were kidding."
"No Zee-vah, I wasn't. . . it's on my bucket list."
"What else is on there?"
"You'll just have to wait and see."
To be continued. . .