You were right
A/N: This is a TIVA oneshot on what I thought would have happened if Ziva caught Michael Rivkin trying to plant a bomb in her apartment and he attacked her and she was the one who killed him and not Tony. This is really OOC but I want Ziva to show her emotions to Tony more.
After leaving NCIS HQ I drove the long way back to my apartment to let my anger at Tony dissipate a little before I saw Michael. I could not believe that Tony was accusing Michael of using me for my father. He does not know anything, I thought as my grip on the steering wheel tightened. After my anger slowly faded I headed home. I knew Michael would be there because it had become his pattern.
I pulled up and saw the light in my living room on before I even got out of my car. I smiled a little before climbing the stairs into my apartment and opening the unlocked door. I walked in quietly so I could surprise him. I smiled deviously and snuck up behind him.
Before I could say anything I saw him putting something underneath my coffee table. I frowned and watched silently for a moment as I watched I noticed red wires sticking out from his hands. I gasped as tears filled my eyes and anger coursed through my veins.
I stepped into the living room and my fists curled up at my sides, "Rivkin!" I shouted in anger.
He jumped and looked up at me in surprise, "Ziva, I thought you would be home later." he said like the coward he is.
I gritted my teeth, "Tony was right all along, you are working for my father." I stalked closer and he backed up until the back of his knees hit my glass side table. He held up his hands to try and appease me, "Let me explain," he said angrily.
I shook my head, "No!" I shouted. I through my fist up to catch the underside of his jaw. The force of my punch sent his falling back and he fell into the glass table. After a moment I saw a large shard of glass sticking out of his side.
I stared as he tried to sit up but he gasped and collapsed again. I quickly grabbed my phone off my hip and pressed the speed dial for Tony. It rang twice before I heard, "Dinozzo," on the other end.
I did not even realize I had tears coming down my cheeks until I spoke, "Tony," I sniffled, "you were right. Rivkin was trying to plant a bomb in my apartment. Please help me." I cried softly and slowly sat on my couch, clutching the phone to my ear.
Tony immediately sounded worried, "Ziva, I'm on my way, stay where you are, Sweetheart. I'll be there in five minutes. Is Rivkin still there?" he asked and I could hear the anger in his voice although I knew it was not aimed at me.
I looked over at Rivkin and saw his energy dwindling, "Yes, I punched him into my glass table and he has a shard of glass in his side. He is almost unconscious." I whispered into the phone.
I could practically see his small, proud smile, "Okay, Sweetheart, I'm proud of you, Ziva." he told me softly. I smiled before I heard a knock on my door, "That's me, Ziva," Tony said and I could hear him on the other side of the door.
I curled up on the couch, "It is unlocked," I said loud enough for him to hear me. When he came around the corner with his concerned face I broke down and started sobbing.
He frowned, "Oh, Ziva," he sighed as he walked over to me and sat next to me. He pulled me into his side and I sobbed into his chest. "It's okay, shhhh, I'm here, Ziva." he whispered into my hair.
I gasped, "I am sorry, you were right and I should have listened to you." I gasped out.
Before I could finish my rant Tony cut me off, "It's ok, you loved him and I can't blame you for not listening to me." he told me gently.
I looked up at him and slowly wiped my eyes, "Can you see if he is still breathing, Tony? I could not do it…please." I whispered as I slowly sat up higher to allow him to stand up.
He nodded, "Absolutely, ninja," he murmured as he kissed my forehead. He slowly walked to the other end of the couch and bent down to check his pulse. When he looked up at me he sighed and shook his head, "He's dead, Ziva," he said softly.
I nodded, "What am I going to do, Tony?" I asked him as more tears filled my eyes, "What will happen to my position in NCIS and what will my father do?" I asked worriedly.
He shushed me quietly and pulled me into his arms, "Ziva, it'll be okay, I promise. You were protecting yourself so your NCIS position is safe. As for your father I will be by your side every step of the way when you need me. We can do this together, I promise." he murmured against my forehead.
I nodded and hugged him tighter, "I love you, Tony," I whispered against his shirt, hoping he will not run away after this.
It took him a moment to reply but when he did it made me smile, "I love you too, ninja," he told me softly.
With that reassurance I knew that we would make it because we had each other to do it.
A/N: Please review and let me know what you thinkJ and if enough people want me to I'll do Tony's POVJ