Ziva didn't pull away.
Instead, she placed her palms on Tony's neck whilst he wrapped his arms around her waist, bringing her closer. Her tongue begged for entry, and it was granted.
It was several minutes before the passion ended. The pair reluctantly broke apart, still holding each other close.
"Wow," Tony breathed softly, "That was…"
"Different," Ziva finished the sentence for him.
"I was actually going to say amazing or the best kiss I've ever had," he grinned at her.
There was a silence as the Israeli smiled at him, watching his every moment. His cheeks were red and his sandy locks were manic from when she had tussled them. His eyes sparkled as he caressed her cheek, staring at her intently.
"I guess…I guess this means we're dating, yes?" Ziva asked of him.
Tony took his new girlfriend's hands, "Of course. You have no idea how long I've wanted to hear those words. We can be together now."
Instead of looking happy, Ziva looked a little sad as she cuddled into his chest.
"Is something the matter?"
"I don't want this to be ruined. I have the most amazing boyfriend and the most brilliant daughter. I have a fantastic life here, even though I'm not actually part of NCIS anymore."
"Hey," Tony cupped her chin in his hands, "Nothing is going to happen. I am sure you'll get your liaison job back."
Ziva shook her pretty curls.
"I don't think I'd want to have that job back."
"I want to quit Mossad," she told him with a bold confidence, "I want American citizenship. Israel isn't my home- I have no family and my job will definitely get me killed."
Tony kissed her.
It was even more passionate than the first one- months of pent-up sexual tension spread within their body as they sank into the sofa. She spread herself onto his chest, pulling him closer. He closed his eyes as his hands stroked her back.
"YOU'RE IN LOVE!"
A voice broke their lip-lock as they turned around to see Tali staring at them- mouth open, eyes wide.
The pair couldn't even utter a word before their daughter jumped upon them, mainly on Tony's lap but holding onto Ziva's chest. She beamed as they both encircled their arms around her.
"Are you going to get married?" she chatted at top speed, "Can I be bridesmaid? I saw a pretty dress in my princess book that mummy could wear!"
"Not yet honey, maybe in a couple of years. And when we do, you will most DEFINITELTY be bridesmaid."
"When?" Ziva was intrigued by his choice of his words.
"When," Tony repeated, with a firm confidence. His girlfriend turned to him, a grin gracing her beautiful features. She snuggled into his chest and pecked her temple.
"Are we going to be a real family?" Tali asked.
"Yes, we are."
There was a silence as the three gazed into the distance, thinking about the years that were to come.
"Movie?" Tony finally broke the silence, "You girls can pick."
Ziva and Tali nodded at each other, and slid of the sofa. They dropped down to the level of the DVD cabinet. After a few brief moment of conferring, the mother let a case slip in-between her perfectly manicured nails.
She placed the disc into the player and with a press of a button, the telly turned from black to colourful. After a few more clicks, the opening scene began to present itself.
Ziva returned to Tony's side and instinctively cuddled into his side as his arm flew around her shoulders. Tali sat between both of them, her face displaying the joy in her heart.
"She's asleep," Tony nodded at the young girl as her chest went up and down with each breath.
"Shall we put her to bed?" Ziva whispered, careful not to wake their daughter. Tony placed his arms around her (Tali) and slowly lifted her from her position on their laps. Ziva joined him as they entered into Tali's bedroom, peeling the sheets over so the main mattress was showing. Tony gently placed the four-year old down and placed the quilt back over her tiny frame.
The pair took turns to quietly say goodnight and kiss her forehead, which was covered by a messy fringe.
Ziva looked at the wall next to the bed and noticed a photo that particularly intrigued her.
"I have no idea that she had taken it," Tony's voice broke her thoughts; "She was messing around with Abby's camera when us and the rest of Team Gibbs had that movie night."
It was a beautiful picture. Some song had been playing and Tony had grabbed his partner's hands and begun to whirl her around the apartment. They'd been caught in mid spin- he was laughing and she wore a sweet, but significant smile.
The pair grinned slightly as they joined hands and silently left the room, switching off the light and shutting the door behind them.
Over the years, more pictures cropped up on Tali's picture wall- Tony and Ziva's first anniversary, their wedding day, Tali's graduation from each school and her first day of them too. Her dancing, gymnastics and cheerleading recitals, as well as her yearbook and prom snaps.
There was only thing that was as consistent as the photos.
Every night, when they tucked Tali in, they called her these following four words:
'Sweet Child of Mine.'
So, it's over. No more Sweet Child of Mine- sad face alert! This is probably the story I've enjoyed writing the most, as well as the reviews I've read.
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P.S My next story (it will be Tiva), entitled 'The Curse' will be up and running in the next few days. It's a (in my opinion) very different story to anything on FanFic, but trust me, it's gonna be interesting.