Hi again! I'm still stressed but I'm ready to roll! I would love to thank all of my reviewers for Secrets, Secrets :D 44 reviews! I'm super happy! The only downer is that you guys in the good old USA have seen the premier! I have to wait till January :( This story will be AU again. Abby and Ziva are 16 and McGee and Tony will be 17. And as always you never ask Gibbs' age. Well that and 'How do you get the boat out of the basement?'
Disclaimer: Nada, un-affirmitive, never. In short I don't own.
I now present to you All Alone!
Ziva David quietly opened her little sisters bedroom door. She snuck in and saw the duvet over her four year old sisters head. She smiled at the tiny sock clad feet poking out at the bottom of the pink flowery duvet. Sometimes she could be so cute.
She approached the bed and softly called "Tali".
There was no response.
"Tali! Wake up!" She said, slightly louder.
Worried Ziva pulled the bed covers from the young girls head.
Once Ziva saw what was beneath she staggered back, tears in her eyes. There was only one word she could whisper-"Tali".
Leroy Jethro Gibbs walked into the house. He had received a call from a mossad liaison's daughter in hysterics about her little sister. Her father was currently away due to mossad business, for an unknown amount of time. He had came with his team: Caitlin 'Kate' Todd, Stan Burley and Collin 'Smithy' Smith. They arrived to find a sixteen year old girl with dark hair sitting on the step hugging her arms to her torso. They approached the young human as she looked up.
"Ziva?" Gibbs questioned softly.
"Yes" She whispered tears dripping down her cheeks.
"I'm special agent Gibbs, I've come to see Tali"
"Okay" She nodded as she got up. "I'll show you the way"
They got to the room and Kate gasped. The room looked ever so sweet and girly. Except the bed. In the bed there was what once was a young girl. Her whole skull was caved in and there were multiple bruises over the young girls body. A bloody base ball bat lay by the bed.
Gibbs took Ziva out of the room and looked into her chocolate brown eyes.
"What happened Ziver?" He asked gently.
"W-w-w-well I tucked her in at seven o'clock last night. I went to bed at ten. This morning it was eight o'clock and it was unusual for her to sleep that late. So I went to get her up. She didn't respond so I tried to wake her up. B-b-but she didn't. A-a-and I pulled back the covers a-a-and she was" Tears were running down her face.
"Shhh, it's okay" Gibbs whispered pulling her into a hug. "Listen go and pack some clothes and things you need. You won't be able to come back here for a while"
"Okay" Ziva nodded into his chest and walked into the room next door.
After Ziva had packed everything, they collected the little evidence they had to go on and left. Ducky had arrived quickly and just as quickly left with the body, as not to upset Ziva.
They drove back to the navy yard. Gibbs sat her down on his chair and noticed she still had blood on her hands. He motioned for Kate and she took Ziva to the ladies room. Ziva pulled up her sleeves and Kate noticed that she had bad bruises in shape of handprints round her wrists. Kate decided not to ask, but inform Gibbs of her findings.
When they got back Kate whispered to him "I think David was abusing his daughters, Gibbs"
"Why's that?" He whispered back.
"Because Ziva has some bruising on her wrists in the shape of large handprints"
"I'll talk to her about it".
"Ziva" He called and she looked up. "Could you come to interrogation with me please? I need your fingerprints as you touched the crime scene. Okay?"
"Okay" She nodded and got up.
Once they had reached interrogation Gibbs got a phone call. "Gibbs! Gibbs! Gibbs! I got the results from the bloody prints on the base ball bat! They match Eli David." Abby spoke at a whirl wind pace.
"Thanks Abs" He said as he hung up. He then turned to Ziva "Do you know where your father is?"
"He left for mossad business late last night. I do not know when he is to return"
"Did he ever hurt you?"
"No!" Ziva answered a little too quickly.
"I know he did Ziva" Gibbs replied knowingly.
"Then why did you ask?" She replied sulkily, like a spoilt child.
"Do you think he would ever kill Tali?"
"Never! He may have hurt the three of us for no good reason but he would never kill us?"
"The three of you?"
"We used to have a brother Ari. I was only twelve when he committed suicide. Tali was still in mothers stomach and Ari was twenty-one. Father was pressuring him to become a mole for Hamas. He saw that as the only way out." As tears began to pour down her face.
"Well I'm sorry to say, but the only person who matched the bloody fingerprints is Eli David".
Ziva looked up in shock. "No, no, no, no! He, he killed her?" Tears streamed down her face faster.
"I'm sorry Ziva" Gibbs said sympathetically. "Is there anyone you can stay with?"
"N-n-no. My grandparents are dead, my only aunt died last year a-a-and my mother is not living either. What am I going to do?" She suddenly started to panic, her breaths getting shallower and more frequent. "What am I going to do?"
Because she was Ziva David and she was all alone.
Hope you liked it! Review? I worked on this for ages so it would sound right :D
Thanks for reading!