It's almost 4 and I am so wide awake. Not tired enough to sleep so I'll update. It'll be short but sweet since its late and I'd like a few hours sleep before I awake around noon.

McAbby chapter. Because I love McAbby.

Tim and Abby cried themselves to sleep locked in each others arms. Tim cuddled Abby like she was a teddy bear. Which, in a way, she was. She was there tonight to protect him.

He woke at eight and smiled as he watched her sleep. He didn't move so she could stay asleep.

He just watched her and thought how lucky he was to have found her and got to be in her life.

He smiled as he thought how he proved Tony wrong. Hell, he probably only got Abby because Tony told him he had no chance.

Maybe that was why he became such a good agent. To prove Tony wrong again and again?

He sighed as he thought about how he ended it last night with him. He knew Tony hadn't meant him to fall out. He never meant for him to get hurt, Tony could pull pranks and annoy him but he knew the agent never wanted him hurt.

He pondered apologizing to him. 'That's great Tim, Tony hurts you again and you're going to apologize for getting even' he scolded himself.

He sighed. It made Abby stir. "You're awake" she mumbled and it was more a statement than question but he answered anyway.

"Yeah, was trying not to awaken you…sorry Abs" he murmured sweetly to her.

"Don't worry bout it" she mumbled. She turned around so she faced him and stroked his cheek before giving it a kiss.

Tim leaned in and kissed her forehead her nose and then her lips.

"I love you Abby" he said. Abby gasped and Tim kicked himself inwardly.

"I'm sorry…it's just…" he stammered and Abby put a finger to his lips.

"You still love me? After all this time?" she asked and Tim nodded. "I don't think I ever stopped…I just wanted to make you happy" he answered.

She smiled and kissed his lips. "Your sweet…maybe…maybe we could try dating again" she said with a shrug.

Tim frowned. "Is that an if I stay on the team bribe?" He asked suspiciously and Abby huffed at him.

"I already told you I was supporting you no matter what Tim…my god, not everyone is setting out to hurt you!" she snapped.

She got out of bed and stormed off to the shower. "I'm going back to my room to take a shower" she huffed.

Tim jumped out of bed and grabbed her wrist. "Don't Abs…I am so so so sorry for doubting you" he begged.

She stared at him hurt but then sighed. "Fine" she melted as Tim stared back with the cutest pout.

"You're just damn lucky that pout is irresistible" she said and he smiled.

"I really am sorry Abby…I keep getting the players mixed up and forgetting who is on my side" he said.

She shook her head sadly. "Were all on your side Tim…but I understand… papa bear and his two naughty cubs…" she said and trailed off.

Tim nodded. "I hate this too Abby…its killing me that I will have to leave them but I know I need to trust my team…I need to always have trust" he said.

Abby nodded. "You're right…but about last night…"

He sighed again. "I don't know if I can…" he said and trailed off. He shook his head. "I want to…least I think I want to…but every time I look at Tony…"

Abby nodded. "Yeah…I get it Timmy…I hate it…I mean really hate this…but yeah…I get it" she said.

Tim pulled her close and kissed her forehead. "I am so glad I have you in my life Abby…you, Jimmy and Sarah are keeping me sane"

She pulled back. "Jimmy? Jimmy Palmer?" She asked and Tim nodded.

"I know…kinda weird since I didn't even realize we were friends but…" he said and shrugged. "He's a pretty cool guy…very smart" he added.

Abby smiled. "Good, glad you two cleared everything and are friends" she said with approval.

A knock sounded on the door.

"Come in" Tim called. The two were still dressed in last nights clothes as they had cried themselves to sleep.

"Good morning" Ziva called as she poked her head. "I took Jimmy's key so I wouldn't awaken the guys…I guess your new friend understands you Tim…he and Jimmy slept on the same bed" she said.

Tim smiled. "Yeah…John is a good man…I liked working with him"

"More than us?" Ziva asked. Tim shrugged. "I can't answer Ziva…it's like comparing you to Kate…you two are very different and I won't disrespect my teammates like that" he answered.

Ziva nodded. "You're right…I am sorry" she said.

"Okay, this is awkward…I am going to shower in our room…I think you need to talk alone" Abby spoke up and quickly left.

Ziva smiled her gratitude and shut the door behind her.

"She is right…I did hope to speak with you alone" she said with her back still turned.

"Well we are alone now…you okay?" Tim asked.

Ziva shook her head. "No…" she answered softly.

Tim patted the bed. "Sit" he called and Ziva went to him. "Tim…I am still not very good with my…feelings" she said.

Tim nodded. "I know Ziva, it's okay…" he said and put up a hand.

"But I am trying…I am so sorry for what I did Tim…I was angry for your book because I took it as an insult…but after you were…beaten…I reread the book in one night…I forgot who the characters were and…I enjoyed the story" she said.

Tim smiled. "Thanks Ziva" he said and then went quiet. "I would…love…to say its been forgiven and forgotten…but you have to know…it can't be…" he said.

Ziva nodded. "I know" she said and took his hand gently. "I only hope we can be friends again someday" she said.

Tim nodded. "Maybe…I know I been inching to that only to just take it back later but…I am trying to move on Ziva" he said.

A knock was heard.

"Come in" Tim called and the door opened. Tony peeked in and looked at him nervously.

"I'm sorry Tim, I know what you said last night…I just wanted to say I…I won't intrude no more…I'll even stay in the room rest of trip" he said and went to leave.

"Tony!" Tim shot and Tony poked his head back in.

"You can come to the park…if you want…I know the others will miss you" he said.

"Not if you don't want me there McGee" Tony shot back.

"Like that's ever stopped you before!" Tim shot back coldly.

"Well it's stopping me now! I'm sorry Tim! I really don't know what to do or say without screwing up…I guess you have to accept me or lose me" he said.

Tim sighed. "Just come Tony...I am tired of fighting...I am sorry I screamed at you last night"

"Don't be...I would have screamed too...you don't have to give in to me Tim...I am done breaking Gibbs rule...I am done screwing over my partner and best friend" he answered.

"That's not the Tony I know...look I am pissed at you all for what you did still...I can't get past that...but for right now I am tired...all I want to do is stop yelling...stop fighting...lets just go Tony and try not to piss me off today" he said.

Tony gave a sloppy salute. "I can try Tim but know I will probably fail and you will probably yell at me again McYeller" he answered.