(Warning: Some Colonel Hollis Mann hate. Nothing major, but she will be this chapter.)
It was now August; Gibbs and Abby had gotten married June 1st. They were happy, the girls were happy, and the team was happy for them. The twins were now almost 5 and Victoria was now 4.
It was a Saturday morning, everyone was home. The girls were in the twin's room playing with each other. Gibbs was on the couch reading a book. Abby started to walk down the steps, but she looked very pale and weak. She was having trouble walking down the steps; Gibbs looked at her and immediately stood up and rushed over to help her. He quickly grabbed her arm and guided her to the couch.
"Baby," Gibbs said kneeling in front of her. He put the back of his hand on her forehead, and then cupped her cheek with his other hand. She looked like she was really sick, but it was somehow different from the last time she was sick. "You feel okay?"
"Yeah, I'm fine," Abby said with her normal voice, "I just keep getting these nauseas flashes. I'm fine." Gibbs got up and sat next to her. He put his arm around Abby and brought her close; she snuggled against him. After a couple of minutes she pulled away to look at him. "I actually feel better."
"Really?" Gibbs asked in disbelief.
"Yeah, that's been happening all morning and last night, but I'm fine."
"How often do they happen?"
"I get them maybe every thirty minutes. I even threw up a couple of times." Gibbs looked at her with worry across his face.
"Abs, I am going to ask you to do something that you won't want to do," Gibbs said seriously. Abby looked at him with slight worry.
"I want you to go get checked out at the doctors, okay?"
"Jethro," Abby whined, "I don't want to."
"Abby please," Gibbs said. Abby looked at him with disbelief and confusion.
"Did you just…say…please?" Abby asked.
"Yeah, Abs," Gibbs said stroking her hair. Abby knew that he really needed her to go to the doctors.
"Okay, I will call and make an appointment," Abby said. Gibbs nodded and kissed her head. Abby got up to make the call; after she was done she walked back into the living room and sat next to Gibbs.
"Did you make the appointment?"
"Yes," Abby said, "You'll have to watch the girls when I go in an hour." Gibbs nodded.
"Okay," Gibbs said, as he kissed her forehead.
One hour later Abby was at her appointment and Gibbs was with the girls. He was in the twin's room with the girls, when suddenly Gabby sighed.
"I'm bored," Gabby said, "I'll be right back." She got up and ran into her parent's room and grabbed her mom's iPod touch. She put on one of the songs Gabby likes. It was a hard core hip hop song. It surprised Gibbs that his soon to be 5 year old knew how to do something that he didn't. Gabriella started to dance to it and to his surprise…she wasn't half bad. Then Jessenia joined her and she was just as good. Victoria just sat there and watched in amusement. After they were done they started to laugh and jump up and down. Gibbs smiled at them. They played for another two hours until they went down for their naps; then Abby came back. She walked into the door and she looked scared. Gibbs walked over to her and noticed how scared she looked.
"Babe?" Gibbs said putting a hand on her shoulder, "Baby, are you okay?" A single tear went down her face and she rushed up the steps to her room and she stood in front of the window and stared out into the sky. Gibbs rushed in the room and walked over to her. He turned her around and saw that she was crying. Now he was worried. "Abby! Tell me what's wrong, right now!" Gibbs said rather loudly. She took a breath.
"Okay," Abby said lying down on her bed. Gibbs sat next to her and looked like he was very worried. "I-…Gibbs…I-um…Jethro…I," Abby didn't know how to tell him. She grabbed his hand, and opened it, and she put his hand palm down on her stomach. Gibbs looked at her with confused look. Abby simply nodded. Gibbs caught on.
"Abby," Gibbs said, "Are you-." Abby nodded.
"I'm pregnant," Abby said, and then her lip started to quiver, "Are you mad?" Gibbs slightly sat her up and moved her to his lap. Abby rested her head in between his shoulder and neck. Gibbs rubbed her back.
"Baby, I love you," Gibbs said, "No, I am not mad. It's okay. Everything we'll be fine." Abby pulled away and looked at him. She nodded and smiled. "How far along are you?"
"Three months," Abby said. Gibbs smiled at her and moved down and kissed her stomach. Abby smiled, as Gibbs moved and laid next to her. Abby laid on his arm and rested her hand on his chest. "Any ideas on what to name this baby?"
"I don't know," Gibbs said, "What if we name it after you if it's a girl?"
"I don't know…it might get confusing, we already have a Gabby and I'm Abby, so things might get complicated."
"Yeah, you're right. One Abby is enough," Gibbs joked.
"Okay," Abby said chuckling, "Do you want to find out what we're having?"
"Sure," Gibbs said, "Do you have any name ideas…for a girl?"
"I like the name Phoebe," Abby said smiling, "Phoebe Rose Gibbs." Gibbs chuckled, she had obviously thought about this.
"I think that that is a perfect name." Gibbs smiled; Abby kissed him.
"What about a boy? I think that would be a nice change in pace," Abby said. Gibbs smirked.
"Well, do you have any ideas?"
"Well," Abby thought for a moment, "All of our girls have by far the most girly girl names ever, so I think if it's a boy he should have a boy name. Nothing unisex or girly." Gibbs chuckled at her.
"Sure babe, sure," Gibbs said.
"Why don't we name him after you?" Abby asked.
"What my name? My name is the worst," Gibbs laughed, "Besides I don't think that's a good idea."
"Okay," Abby chuckled.
"How about James?" Gibbs asked. Abby smiled and kissed him.
"That's perfect!" Abby said, and then she took a deep breath, "I'm scared." Gibbs held her a little closer.
"It'll be fine," Gibbs said, "I promise."
"What are we going to do about the room situation?" Gibbs thought for a moment.
"Well, if it's a girl we can just put her in with Victoria, but if it's a boy…," Gibbs paused, "The twin's room is big enough for three." Abby smiled.
"So when can we tell people?"
"I don't know," Gibbs said, "It's up to you…and you can tell them."
"Why don't we tell them right before I start to show," Abby said rubbing her stomach, "I wonder how much I'm going to weigh by the ninth month."
"Well, you'll still be beautiful," Gibbs said.
"Awe!" Abby said, before kissing him, "That was sweet."
"The girls should be asleep for another hour, you want to rest?"
"Sure," Abby said getting herself comfortable. Gibbs laid next to her and rested his arm on her stomach. They fell asleep in minutes.
Three weeks later Abby started to show, but she hid her stomach with her lab coat. The team was worried about her no longer drinking Calf POWS, and her getting sick a lot; Gibbs only brought her water. They asked Ducky about it and he became very worried. On this day Ducky and Ziva walked down to Abby's lab and were going to confront her about it. They shut the door.
"Abigail," Ducky said sternly, "We are very worried about you."
"Why?" Abby asked confused.
"Abby," Ziva said, "You have been throwing up for a long time. You don't drink any caffeine anymore…something is happening."
"Are you sick dear?" Ducky asked. Abby chuckled.
"Yeah, sort of," Abby said laughing, she stopped laughing, "Okay I guess I should tell you."
"Tell us what?" Ziva asked.
"Abby if you are very sick you should be hospitalized," Ducky said.
"I will be sick for another five and half months," Abby said; Ducky and Ziva looked confused.
"What do you mean?" Ducky asked concerned. Abby undid her lab coat and exposed her slightly round stomach. Ducky started to smile; Ziva was confused. Ducky hugged Abby.
"Oh my dear," Ducky said, "I didn't know." He let go and Ziva looked confused. "Ziva," Ducky said, "She's pregnant." Ziva smiled and gave her a hug.
One month later Abby was showing even more and you could tell she was pregnant by her stomach; she was working in her lab. Then she got a call from Gibbs saying that they had a joint investigation with Colonel Mann. Hollis Mann was never nice to Abby and Abby really didn't appreciate it. Abby stood behind her computer in her lab and Colonel Mann walked in.
"Hello," Mann said rudely.
"Hi," Abby said shyly. Mann couldn't see her stomach.
"Are the results ready yet, Scuito?"
"No and it's not Scuito." Abby lifted her hand to show her ring. Mann was taken aback by it.
"Well, who is he little Miss Gold-digger?" Mann was being rude. Abby smirked and chuckled.
"He's not rich," Abby said, "It's funny, too, since if things played out differently…this could have been your ring," Abby said the last part slyly. Mann's eyes got huge.
"What do you mean?"
"I mean…I married a Leroy Jethro Gibbs…that's what I mean." Mann shook her head in disbelief.
"Yeah, right! He would never go for someone like you! He like's serious, sophisticated, women, with a normal hair color. Not some goofy, weird, Gothic, kid, but it was a nice try." Abby was severely hurt by those comments, but she only let her pain show a little. Abby walked over to the front of her computer, that's when Mann saw her stomach. Mann felt slightly bad for saying that. Abby sat in front of her computer.
"Umm…boy or girl?" Mann asked.
"I don't know yet," Abby said quietly and timidly.
"Any names picked out?"
"Phoebe Rose if a girl and James Jethro if it's a boy."
"Those are beautiful names," Mann tried to clear the air between her and Abby.
"Thank you," Abby said timidly. Abby now felt like she was nothing because of what Mann had said.
"So you are really married to Jethro?" Mann asked. Abby simply nodded. Mann felt like scum for saying that to Abby. Abby silently waited for the results. Gibbs came down to the lab; he didn't see Mann because she was just out of his peripheral vision. He walked right over to Abby who was sitting, and he kissed her.
"I love you," Gibbs said to Abby. Abby smiled and forgot that Mann was there. He could immediately tell that something was wrong.
"I love you, too," Abby said. Mann cleared her throat. Gibbs looked over at Mann.
"My team is waiting for you upstairs," Gibbs hinted. Mann quickly went to the elevator. Once she was gone Gibbs shut Abby's door with her remote. Then he stood her up and kissed her cheek, and then he kissed her right next to her ear and whispered, "Hey, what's wrong? I know something's up, so don't try to deny it." Abby rested her head in the crevice of his neck and started to cry quietly. Gibbs sat down and put her on his lap. She continued to cry into his neck. Gibbs held her close; he hated when she'd cry…he especially hated it when someone made her cry.
"I-I'm f-f-fine," Abby stuttered out, she lied.
"Babe," Gibbs said soothingly, "Baby, it's okay…shhh…don't cry."
"Why are you with me?" Abby asked sadly.
"Why are you with me? All your other girlfriends, wives, they all were sophisticated, serious women with a normal hair color. I'm the weird Gothic forensics girl. Why?"
"Because I love you."
"Why do you love me?"
"You want to know why I love you? Abby, there are so many reasons," Gibbs said, he could tell that Mann had said something to Abby and that made him mad.
"You sure about that?" Abby asked; she was so hurt by Mann's comments; she probably wouldn't have been as hurt if she wasn't pregnant. Gibbs kissed her temple.
"Yes," Gibbs said. Abby smiled.
"Can I ask you something?"
"What did you see in Hollis anyways?" Gibbs chuckled.
"What did you see in Mikle Maywer?" Abby playfully gasped dramatically.
"Point taken," Abby said laughing.
"But, I will tell you this…Hollis…big mistake." Abby laughed, and then she gasped. "What?" Gibbs asked concerned. Abby grabbed his hand and put it on her stomach, he felt a small kicking. He smiled at her.
"That's our baby," Abby said smiling.
"Yeah it is."
"Remember how the girls reacted to finding out that I was pregnant." Gibbs chuckled at the memory.
"Gabby jumped up and down in excitement; Jessenia kept asking questions; and Victoria was happy, but I doubt she understood." Abby chuckled and started to straighten his collar. Gibbs smiled at her and started to gently rub her back.
"Gibbs," Abby said, "I-I need to know. I know that this is a dumb question, but… Am I one of your mistakes like Mann?" Gibbs nuzzled her closer and held her tightly.
"Abby," Gibbs said, "I have made a lot of mistakes with women, but you are definitely not one of them." Abby smiled and kissed him right under his jaw line.
"I love you," Abby whispered, "so, so, so, so much." Abby was on the verge of tears. Gibbs tilted her chin up and kissed her gently. Abby kissed him back almost right away. After a few minutes they pulled away slightly to look at each other.
"Hey baby?" Gibbs said, "I love you, too." Abby smiled. What they didn't know was that the team had the camera on and they were watching everything that was going on. Hearing all of this made Tim really upset. He slumped in his desk.
"He is the luckiest man alive," Tim mumbled. Ziva and Tony looked at each other and turned off the camera.
Back in the Lab:
Abby was still sitting on his lap and he was holding her close. They were just enjoying being together. Gibbs put his hand on her stomach and smiled. Abby lifted her head up and looked at him.
"Don't you have to go back to work?" Abby asked. Gibbs looked at his watch.
"You know what, it's almost 4. Let's just pick up the girls and go home."
"Yes, I'm sure." Abby and Gibbs got up; Abby got her stuff and locked up the lab; then they left. They picked up the girls, and then they went home. Gibbs and Abby played with the girls in the living room. Jessenia and Victoria were playing patty cake, while Gabby was sitting on Abby's lap telling Abby and Gibbs about her day. They were having some quality family time; Abby and Gibbs tried to spend as much time as they could with the girls. All of a sudden Victoria walked over and sat on Gibbs' knee.
"Daddy," Victoria said, "Can we pretty please go to the park."
"Yeah," Jessenia said, "Can we go for a walk in the park?" Abby looked at Gibbs with a smile on her face.
"Sure," Gibbs said, "I think a walk in the park would be a great idea."
"Yay," the girls all squealed.
"Okay, girls," Abby said, "Go get ready." The girls all ran upstairs to get their jackets and shoes.
"Babe," Gibbs said; Abby looked over at him, "Are you good to go or do you want to stay here."
"Walking is good exercise and I think the baby will like it."
"Just don't overdue it."
"I know," Abby said, and then she started to chuckle, "You worry too much." Gibbs only looked over at her and smirked.
"I'm only looking out for you, Abs."
"I know," Abby looked down at her stomach, "I need to know what this baby is going to be."
"Yeah? You nervous?"
"So much," Abby said. Gibbs started to laugh.
"Everything will be fine, baby," Gibbs said. Abby nodded.
"There are a lot of things that I want to do before this baby is born."
"You're going to think that this is so stupid," Abby chuckled quietly.
"Abs, just tell me."
"I want to start a photo album one for each kid. I'm going to call Janet and have her send me pictures of the girls. Then I'm going to start taking a lot of pictures and putting them in the albums."
"Okay. That's not stupid."
"I mean we already have a wedding album, so I figured we do some more for the kids."
"That sounds nice," Gibbs said.
"I'm going to go get my new camera and take pictures on this walk."
"Sounds like a plan." The girls walked down and lined up. Abby went and got ready and grabbed her camera and they went on the walk. They took a lot of pictures on the walk, when they got back Abby and Gibbs looked through them. There was one picture where Gibbs was walking away with Gabby holding his right hand and Jessenia holding his left. The picture was cute and sweet. Then there was a picture of Gibbs carrying Victoria, they were both smiling. Gibbs' favorite picture was the one with the three girls sitting under this big oak tree in the park. They were all dressed so differently; Gabby dressed with a Gothic outfit on; Jessenia dressed in a dark purple shirt and blue jeans; and Victoria dressed in a sparkly pink shirt with blue bedazzled jeans. It was a nice photo. Gibbs sat there looking at the pictures of his girls and wondered what they were going to have.
Abby was six months pregnant and she and Gibbs went to the Doctor to find out what they were having. The doctor began the ultrasound and then smiled at them.
"It's a boy," the doctor said. Abby and Gibbs smiled at each other and chuckled. "Wow, it looks like this one will be a big one." Abby chuckled.
On the way home Gibbs was driving and Abby was in the passenger seat beaming. Gibbs looked over at her and smiled
"Baby," Gibbs said, "I've been thinking…the twin's room is big, but not big enough for three rambunctious girls." Gibbs chuckled.
"So, what do you think we should do?"
"We have two big walk in closets that are a couple inches apart in our room, so I was thinking that we could knock down the wall between the closets and expand them so make a small-ish nursery. Then when he gets bigger we can move him into Victoria's room, we move into the twins into our room, and we move Victoria into the nursery. Victoria can share the room with the girls, but she can put her bed in the nursery."
"I like that idea," Abby said, then she leaned over and kissed his cheek, "I love you."
About 4 ½ months later Abby and Gibbs were sleeping in bed; Abby was 9 months pregnant. It was 0200. Everything was going well, until Abby woke up in a panic. She grasped her side and let out a screeching gasp.
"Gibbs!" Abby basically screamed. Gibbs sat up quickly and turned on the light.
"Abby," Gibbs said, "What's wrong?"
"I-I-I think that it's time!" Abby yelled, right before grasping her side.
"Okay, okay," Gibbs said getting up, "I'm going to call Ducky and see if he can watch the girls." Gibbs quickly called Ducky and Ducky was on his way in minutes. Ducky got there 10 minutes later and Gibbs was trying to coach Abby through the pain in the living room. Ducky walked in and Gibbs and Abby got into the car and stormed off to the hospital.
"Oh my God!" Abby screamed, "This is so painful!" Abby was in tears.
"Baby calm down," Gibbs tried to comfort her.
"Don't tell me to calm down, Jethro! You don't have a watermelon coming out of you!" Gibbs looked at her, but then focused back on the road. She was obviously scared.
"Baby, you will be fine. The baby will be fine." Abby nodded and took a deep breath. They finally got to the hospital and Abby was in labor for 5 more hours, then at 0700 she gave birth to a 9 lb., 6 oz., 22 inch baby boy; who they named James Jethro Gibbs. They called him JJ for short. He had so much dark brown hair and the biggest bright blue eyes that could match Gibbs'. He was beautiful and looked so much like his Dad, but he had is mom's nose and eye shape. Abby held him in her arms.
"God, he's beautiful," she cried. Gibbs kissed her and beamed at his son. JJ opened his eyes and looked at her. "Hi. I'm your Mommy." JJ just stared at her and blinked. Gibbs picked him up and JJ just stared at him.
"Hello JJ," Gibbs said, "Your quite a big boy." Gibbs laughed.
"I know," Abby said, "Try having him come out of you…not easy." Gibbs chuckled.
"I wonder how the girls will react to him."
"They'll hopefully like him."
"Yeah. I think I'll call Ducky and check on the girls." Gibbs called Ducky and found out that Ziva was also there. The girls weren't up yet, but Ziva and Ducky were.
"So, Jethro," Ducky said, "How did it go? Are they alright?"
"Yeah, Duck," Gibbs said, "They're fine. How are the girls?"
"They're still asleep, Gibbs," Ziva said.
"Okay," Gibbs said.
"We'll call when the girls get up," Ducky said. Gibbs hung up and went back into Abby's room.
"Could you get me my purse, please?" Abby asked. Gibbs did and she pulled out her camera and took a picture of the baby. Gibbs chuckled and took a picture of her and JJ; then he held JJ and she took a picture of them. "I think that when we go home I'm going to get McGee to go get me like 5 more memory cards."
"It's going to be a big album isn't it?"
"Oh yeah! The twins are already 5 and Victoria is 4, so I'm going to have a lot of albums."
"A lot of pictures?"
"Duh, we do have 4 kids." Gibbs laughed. Abby looked down at her baby and ran her thumb across his cheek. "It's an instant bond, isn't it?"
"Oh yes." Abby snuggled the baby closer and kissed his forehead.
"I wonder what you'll be like." Abby asked her baby. "Will you grow up and be a doctor, teacher, marine, or a guy that works in the comic book store?" Gibbs chuckled at the last one. "Can't wait for you to meet your sisters….Can't wait to lose this weight." Gibbs started to laugh.
Two days later Gibbs and Abby went home. The team had already come and visited, also Abby's brothers did, too, but the girls couldn't. Abby was excited for the girls to meet little JJ. She walked into the door and Gabby immediately ran over to her and hugged her legs. Then Gibbs walked in and Gabby hugged him.
"I missed you, Mommy!" Gabby squealed. Abby smiled and walked over and sat down on the couch and Gabby sat next to her. Abby was holding JJ, and Gabby was beaming. Gibbs took a picture of JJ and Gabby, then the other two girls came down and they met JJ. Abby and Gibbs took a lot of photos.
Three months later the girls were all in school; Gabby and Jessenia in Kindergarten; and Victoria in Pre-K. JJ was now three months old, so Abby only worked sometimes. When she would work she would bring JJ with her; Ziva would help her take care of JJ; and Abby would only work for a few hours. This one day she was working at NCIS. Ziva was helping her take care of JJ; she was holding him in her arms walking around the lab.
"Abby," Ziva said, "I must say that you lost all of that baby weight in a considerable amount of time."
"Thank you," Abby said. She was back to normal with her weight and she looked great. Ziva looked at the baby in her arms and started to smile.
"Hi JJ," Ziva said to him, "You are adorable!" JJ cooed at her and blew bubbles with his mouth. Ziva laughed and started baby talking him. "You're so sweet! Yes you are. Yes you are." She stopped when Abby looked at her and chuckled. "What?" Ziva asked.
"Jee, I have never seen you so baby talky before, Ziva," Abby said chuckling. Ziva sighed and looked back at JJ and started to baby talk again.
"Why is your mommy looking at me? Oh, no! She think I'm crazy. Oh, I not crazy." JJ laughed. And Ziva started to make baby noises toward JJ, JJ started laughing. Then Ziva turned towards the door and saw Fornelle standing their laughing.
"Oh my God!" Fornelle said laughing hysterically. Ziva shook her head and looked back at JJ.
"Fornelle is laughing at me. Yes he is." Ziva started baby talking again. Abby started to laugh.
"What's up Fornelle?" Abby asked.
"I came down here to warn you," Fornelle said, "Jethro's exes are on their way."
"Oh," Abby said.
"And it gets worse," Fornelle said, "The reason they're coming is because Diane, Stephanie, & Joy have found death treat letters on their cars and are coming here for protective custody."
"Okay, I know who Diane and Stephanie are, but who is Joy?"
"Joy is Gibbs' second wife."
"Oh, God!" Abby started to laugh, "This is going to be so funny to watch." Fornelle looked confused.
"He's going to be spending an awful amount of time with them, you know."
"Oh, he is not going to like that."
"I just sort of expected you to get jealous."
"Who? Abby?" Ziva said, and then she started laughing. "Abby doesn't get jealous."
"It's just that his other wives were always jealous like that. If I would have said that to Diane she would have ripped our heads off."
"I'm sorry, I'm just not like that," Abby said chuckling lightly.
"I thought apologizing was a rule," Fornelle said laughing.
"All rules have exceptions." Fornelle looked at Ziva.
"You're helping Abby with JJ?"
"Yes," Abby said smiling, "She is the biggest help!"
"That's nice. By the way there is worse news."
"The letter that the exes got had the same message on it. It said, 'I will kill all nine of you if I have to!'
"All nine?" Then Abby caught on, she looked terrified, "So, his exes, me, and my kids?"
"Oh, no! They're at school!"
"Gibbs sent DiNozzo to the twins and he sent McGee to Victoria. They're going to pick them up." Abby nodded and took a breath.
"Diane and Stephanie are already here and they're in the conference room, so…you sort of need to…sit in there with them."
"Jethro is coming with Joy. They'll be here in a half an hour."
"Okay, um…Ziva could you watch JJ for me?"
"Sure," Ziva said, "His bottles are in the fridge right?" Ziva said pointing to Abby's fridge.
"Yes. Okay, Fornelle, let's go." Fornelle took her upstairs to the conference room. She walked in and sat a seat down from Diane and across from Stephanie.
"Hey Abby," Diane said.
"Hi Diane," Abby replied, "Nice to see you. How you been?"
"Well besides getting death threats against and the divorce…I've been fine. How are you?"
"Great thanks. I'm sorry to hear about the divorce," Abby said, Diane nodded, "Hello Stephanie."
"Hi," Stephanie said, "You're the forensics girl right?"
"That's me. How are you?"
"Okay I guess." Abby smiled and nodded. Then she rubbed her forehead with her hand. Diane and Stephanie saw her ring.
"You married him?!" Diane exclaimed.
"Yes…and I have JJ now, too." Abby said.
"Who's JJ?" Diane asked.
"Who did she marry?" Stephanie asked confused. Diane ignored her.
"Thank you," Abby said. Then Tim and Tony walked in. Tony was holding the twins; he had one on each side. Tim had Victoria resting on his hip and they looked out of breath. Abby started laughing.
"Abby," Tony said, "A little help?" Abby got up and grabbed Gabby and put her on her hip.
"Hi Mommy," Gabby said resting her head on her shoulder.
"Hi Gabby," Abby said. Abby sat Gabby down in the other seat and Tony sat Jessenia in the same seat with her. Jessenia and Gabby were so skinny that they easily fit in the large seat. Tim handed Abby Victoria who was pretty much asleep. "Thanks Tony. Thanks Tim."
"Any time, Abs," Tony said. Tim was looking at her with a big smile on his face.
"Yeah, anytime Abs," Tim said. Abby smiled and nodded and sat down next to her kids and held Victoria. Tim still loved her, but he knew that they wouldn't ever be together. It showed in his eyes, but Abby didn't notice. Tim and Tony left and Abby rocked 4 year old Victoria.
"Mommy?" Jessenia asked, "Why did we have to leave school?"
"Umm…because of…umm…because…," Abby started, she didn't know what to say.
"Because," Diane said, "Your parents missed you so much that they wanted you to come home."
"Oh!" Jessenia said. Abby looked at Diane and mouth worded 'Thank you.' Diane smiled at her.
"I know what it's like; I have a daughter," Diane said. Abby smiled and nodded. Then the sound of yelling came from the hallway. Victoria woke up and held tight to her mom. Then the door opened and Joy was yelling and walked in the room, she stopped when she saw the kids. Gibbs walked in and sighed. Jessenia got up and ran over to him. Gibbs picked her up and Jessenia held on to him. Abby smiled. Fornelle walked in and started to talk.
"Okay," Fornelle said, "We are placing you all in protective custody. Diane, Joy, and Stephanie are going with six federal agents and myself to a safe house. Abby, you are going to go home with the kids with six federal agents including Jethro."
"Okay," Abby said.
"Why are they going to a safe house?" Gabby asked her dad.
"Just for something's," Gibbs told her. Gabby nodded suspiciously.
"Okay Daddy," Gabby said. Stephanie and Joy looked shocked. Abby grabbed the twins and they left to get JJ, then to go home.
"W-why did she call him daddy?" Stephanie asked.
"Because that was her father," Diane said.
"What?!" Joy shouted, "No! That is not possible. Jethro didn't want a kid, that's why we broke up!"
"Well, he has four kids with Abby," Fornelle said.
"The woman that was just here?!" Stephanie asked.
"Yes," Diane said.
"What's he see in her? What does she have that we don't?"
"She's really sweet and she's twice the person you two are!" Diane yelled at Stephanie and Joy.
"Are you defending her, Diane?" Joy asked rudely. Diane nodded.
"Why are you defending her?!" Stephanie yelled.
"I have nothing against her," Diane said.
"How about her marrying and having children with the love of your life?! She has the life that all three of us wanted!" Joy yelled, "You hate Stephanie and me! Why don't you hate her?"
"Because she's a good person…and she deserves him," Diane said without yelling. Stephanie and Joy were taken aback by her, so they shut up. Fornelle looked at Diane with a shocked look, Diane looked at him and he sweetly smiled at her, Diane smiled back.
"Okay, I need you all to file out so we can go to the safe house," Fornelle said, "Joy, Stephanie please let Agent Fischer escort you to the van." Joy and Stephanie went to the van, but Diane stayed put. Fornelle shut the door and sat next to Diane.
"What?" Diane asked with a sad look.
"What happened to you? You seem…nice."
"I think the divorce changed me…I feel different and I feel that the reason I've been divorced so many times I because I'm not a good person."
"That's not true," Fornelle said taking her hand in his, "You're a good person, but you aren't happy with who you married."
"You mean that?"
"Yeah," Fornelle said nodding, "You're a great person. I think that now you're even a better person because you're working on your faults. I bet that Victor really wanted to stay with you."
"You didn't even want to stay with me!" Diane said crying.
"I did," Fornelle said quietly. Diane looked at him with a shocked expression.
"I did want to stay with you. I only left because you told me to and I thought…that that would make you happy, so I did it." Diane was shocked and she smiled. She leaned in and kissed him. After a couple seconds they pulled away and looked at each other in shock.
"Never speak of this again?" Diane asked quickly.
"Never," Fornelle said quickly. Then she left for the van and Fornelle followed.
That night Abby and Gibbs were lying in bed, but they weren't asleep. Gibbs wanted to be up to make sure that his family was okay and Abby was too scared to sleep. They were lying with the lights out.
"Abby?" Gibbs whispered, "You awake?"
"Yes, I can't sleep," Abby said. Gibbs turned on the light and sat up. Abby sat up, too and they sat in silence for a few moments, until Abby started to cry. Gibbs slightly lifted her up and put her on his lab and held her in attempt to comfort her. Abby rested her head in the crevice of his neck, her tears hit his skin.
"Oh, Abby," Gibbs said, "Abby, everything's going to be okay." Abby looked up at him.
"Yes, Abby I promise. Nothing will hurt you or the girls or JJ…ever." Abby smiled and kissed his cheek.
"Thank you," Abby said.
"For what?" Gibbs chuckled.
"For being there; for being a good father to them; for being very protective; for being…mine," Abby said. Gibbs smiled and rested his forehead on hers.
"I'll always be all of those things Abby," Gibbs said. Abby smiled and kissed him, then she sunk down and rested her head on his chest. Gibbs laid down some and grabbed the blankets and draped them over them both. He rubbed small circles on her back and she drifted off to sleep. Gibbs reached over and turned the light off. He wasn't going to go to sleep, but he wanted Abby to rest. He knew that he would never let anyone ever come near his family. He just laid there and held his wife in his arms with their twins asleep in the other room, their 4 year old daughter asleep in her room, and their son asleep in the small nursery connected to their room.
Six months later they had caught the person responsible for the death threats and everything was going well. Gibbs and Abby were working. Gabby was excelling in school; Jessenia was taking piano lessons, Victoria was learning more and more each day; and JJ was in day care and was a happy baby. Things were good when they were little, but they were growing up very fast.
Okay, sorry I added a lot of new characters, but that will be it for a while. I will try to update soon and I will try to make it more interesting…I have lots of ideas! :D