A/N: Well, I'm back! So, I managed to wait until Friday :) Welcome to Snapshots. This is a series of one-shots highlighting missed moments of the Remnants of Somalia series from the period between Six Months Home and Three Years Family, as well as things that happen after Three Years Family. It will be mostly focused on Tony and Ziva's family, with the other characters making appearances here and there. Some of the stories are very short like this one, others as long as a full chapter. I'll post every day or every other day depending on the length of the story. There's just over thirty of them at the moment, but feel free to give me ideas! And since my A/N is in danger of being longer than the actual one-shot, I'll stop talking now. Thanks for everything guys, you are the best readers ever! Replies to reviews from TYF Ch 2 below. ~Aliyah
Chaya barely waited for Cinderella and Prince Charming to get their happily ever after again at the end of the third movie before she jumped up from the couch and began twirling around with her arms outstretched. "Dance with me Daddy!" she begged, brown eyes sparkling and curls hanging down her back just like her mother's.
Tony stood and pushed the coffee table out of the way. He held out his hand to his daughter and bowed. "Your Highness, may I have this dance?"
Chaya giggled and it was the sweetest music. She jumped up and down, energy flowing from her before holding out her nightgown in a childish curtsy. "Why of course Prince Charming!"
Tony spun Chaya in a circle and pulled her close. The little girl stood on his feet and he grasped her hands, waltzing her around the livingroom. With her laughter filling the air, Tony picked Chaya up in one arm and folded his fingers over hers, continuing their dance through the diningroom and kitchen where Ziva watched the scene, blinking back tears. Nothing was more special than the love shared between her husband and daughter.
Chaya snuggled against him and kissed his cheek. "You're the bestest dancer Daddy."
"Anything for my princess," Tony managed, breathing in the scent of her. "I love you sweetie."
Chaya yawned as the music died away and put her face close to his, her eyelashes brushing against his cheek. "Ani ohevet otcha."
As he carried her upstairs to bed, Tony wondered if any words had ever been so precious.
Aspenxo (TYF Ch 2) - Me neither. It's been a long and crazy ride and I will miss it. Wow, if you read the series all again I'll be really impressed. Thanks :) I'm glad you liked the flashback aspect of this, it was just a different way of telling the story. The 'event untold about' will be explained later on in the Snapshots series. Thanks for reviewing!
KEL (TYF Ch 2) - I'm glad you liked Chaya, she's pretty cute. lol, yup, he's a true DiNozzo. I'm really glad you enjoyed the series, I wish it could've lasted longer too. But at least there's still Snapshots :) Thanks for reviewing!
HalfwaytoNowhere (TYF Ch 2) - I like your penname. Thanks so much. A few words can say a lot. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Sarah (TYF Ch 2) - Thanks! Yeah, I know it's a little different but she didn't want to miss any of Ben's babyhood like she did with Chaya. lol...glad you liked Chaya asking Z about being pregnant. No, unfortunately not, hence the story description. I don't know if T&Z would've had more kids, but having that option taken away did not help Ziva's emotional state. Ah...six months after C's first BD - yes, that will be explained in a later Snapshot. Mmm...glad you liked Tony being her strength, and the ending. And the siblings first meeting, I think Chaya's pretty cute. Thanks for reviewing Sarah! :)
abbyandgibbs14 (TYF Ch 2) - Thanks! You cried, really? I always take tears as a compliment, it means the emotions are coming through. I agree, it was a miracle they deserved. Thanks for reviewing! I can say with certainty that I will be able to post stories at least until the end of November before I run out of ideas. After that, who knows? Thanks!
Guest (TYF Ch 2) - Well, I'm thrilled to be in your first five reviews. You read the series again? Oh my gosh...I did not expect that. You're welcome! lol, I'm a sucker for happy endings, them getting a miracle baby was decided before I even started writing TWL. Yes, Snapshots will definitely show some stuff about the kids more grown up, but it won't follow them growing up, just give you glimpses of it. You're welcome. I included Grace because of popular demand, since the focus was so much on T&Z. But I agree, she and Celeste have definitely stepped into the empty spaces in Ziva's life. Thanks so much for reviewing! :)