I LIIIIIIIIVE! School took over my life and I've finally caught up on all my shows and all I can say is this: OMG ARE THE WRITERS TRYING TO GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK WITH THAT NCIS: LA FINALE!? HAVE THEY BEEN CONSULTING MOFFAT!? I SPENT THE BETTER PART OF AN HOUR CRYING IN A FETAL POSITION IN MY BED AND NOBODY UNDERSTOOD WHYYYYY! I AM NO LONGER A FUNCTIONING HUMAN BEING! I THINK I REQUIRE INSTITUTIONALIZATION! I NEED TO BE HELD! *ugly sobs*

Don't worry, I've not been neglecting my writings, I've just neglected to type everything up. But the semster is over and once I'm functional I will type ALL the things! Oh, how I missed all of you! *bear hugs*


Early morning LA sunshine poured through the open windows and cast long, soft shadows onto the opposite wall. A warm breeze carried in the smell of freshly cut grass and flowers that were in full bloom and the only sound that could be heard was long, deep breaths. They were the calm, even breaths of someone deeply asleep. Kensi could not help but watch the gentle rise and fall of her partner's chest as he slept. For someone so lazy, he was very much toned. She had taken notice before but never like this; she watched each muscle contract under his tanned skin, both the result of his countless hours of early morning surfing. That was about the only time he ever did anything. On occasion she scolded him for his sloth but he just laughed it off with some witty retort or cheeky remark that bordered on harassment. She would reply with some sort of threat to injure his person and she usually carried out said threat when he continued egging her on. It was a never ending cycle but she enjoyed their banter and she knew he did, too.

The sound of the neighbor's truck caused Deeks to stir but it was not enough to wake him. Hardly anything woke him before ten o'clock on a Saturday and this day was no exception to that. A smile crossed her face when she caught sight of his ridiculous grin; even in his sleep he wore that stupid grin. Kensi rolled onto her stomach, inched closer to him, and just stared at him.

"You know it's creepy when you do that," he said without opening his eyes.

"You love it," Kensi said planting a kiss on his scruffy cheek and scrunching her face when it tickled her nose.

"Not really," he said, rolling onto his side so he faced her.

Kensi scooted closer so that she was just inches from his face. "Liar," Kensi jested. She saw the corners of his mouth twitch ever so slightly as he fought back a smile.

"I never lie," he said firmly kissing her lips and rolling her onto her back.

"That's your biggest lie yet," she chuckled when they separated. He kissed her again this time drawing her in so there was no space between them.

"I vote for a lazy Saturday," he said flipping onto his back ans stretching. "What say you?" Kensi lay her arms across his belly, rested her head on his chest, and sighed. "Lazy Saturday it is then." Kensi smiled up at him and smiled as he wrapped his arm around her and rubber her shoulder. "I love you, Kensi" he said softly.

"I love you, too," she said. Nestling her head in his chest, she tightened her grip on him and took a deep breath. She shut her eyes and listened to the familiar lub-dub of his heart as his chest rose and fell with each breath. Eventually, she couldn't keep her eyes open any longer and she drifted back to sleep.

Kensi woke with a start when she felt someone gently shake her shoulder. She must have overreacted in some way because the person took a step back and raised her hands as if to say, "I come in peace." "Miss," said the nurse. "You've been in here for a long time. Would you like to get some food or something to drink?"

"No, thanks," Kensi said wiping the sleep from her eyes. "I'm fine."

"Are you sure?" The nurse looked at her with a mix of concern and sympathy. When Kensi nodded, the nurse added, "At least let me get you a reclining chair and a pillow to make you more comfortable." Kensi could tell that this nurse was not going to give up any time soon so she accepted her offer, albeit begrudgingly, and waited for the nurse to return.

Sitting in the recliner didn't make Kensi any more comfortable. In fact she was more uncomfortable than before. Since the chair didn't fit next to the bed she had to sit along the wall and that made her partner look worse than than he actuslly was. His normally tan face seemed drained of all color and his strong body looked weak and small. There was an oxygen line coming out of his nose and an IV line in his arm. To top it off, he had telemetry leads coming from his chest that connected to a what looked like a giant battery pack in the pocket of his hospital gown and another tube coming out of his mouth. He looked like a test subject from a sci-fi movie.

After a few minutes of sitting in the recliner, Kensi got up and went back to her original position beside Deeks' bed and stared at his face. When he grimaced, most likely from pain, she took his hand in hers and squeezed it gently. "You made me a promise, Deeks," Kensi whispered as she watched his face relax. "I swear to God if you break that promise..." She left her threat hanging in the air. "You promised, Deeks." Kensi leaned on the bed and rested her head in her arms, her hand still holding his, and hoped she could return to her dream.


*starts hyperventilating* I don't think I'm going to make it through this hiatus, guys. Maybe I'll fill up on fics. Or cry. Probably both. SO MANY FEEELSSSS! SO MANY FINALES! A GIRL CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH! Also, why is Tiva not canon yet?! #giantsquidofanger

I've got lots of stuff on the back-burner but this short, fluffy shtuff came up after I watched the finale and I just had to post. I'll get around to editing and finishing everything. Give me time. DFTBA