Here we go! Chapter 6! Enjoy :-)
I DO NOT own NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles are anything related to it. All original characters (Daniel Levi and Skylar Williams) are my own.
"DiNozzo!" Skylar came running from behind a car, gun drawn. "DiNozzo, you okay?"
"Call 911, Williams!" shouted Tony, kneeling next to Maura's still body.
"I saw everything! She okay?"
"I pushed her out the way! It think she hit head on something, there's blood." Tony leaned his ear close to Maura's face to hear shallow breaths escape her nose. "She's breathing."
Skylar dialed her phone. "I need an ambulance at the corner of Washington and Kennedy, we've had a near hit and run. A woman is unconscious with blood coming from the side of her head." Skylar hung up the phone.
Tony looked down at Maura who still hadn't move. "Damn, this is a lot of blood!" The sight in front of Tony felt all too familiar. Maura laying there, motionless, blood coming from her head, all that was missing was the spot where the bullet pierced her forehead.
The sound of sirens came from the distance as red flashing lights took over the darkness. Tony shook his head refocusing his thoughts as the paramedic rushed over to tend to Maura. Tony got out the way allowing the paramedics to help Maura, frozen by the sight that laid before him.
In the emergency room, Tony sat in the waiting room as doctors worked on Maura.
Skylar approached him. "Hey, maybe you should be seen too? Those are pretty bad scrapes you got there!"
His mind focused on Maura, he hadn't notice the bleeding scrapes on the back of his hand where he fell on the ground with Maura in hand. "I'm okay."
"Tony!" Gibbs' voice seemed to make the room shake as he rushed towards Tony along with Vance. "What happened?"
"There were gun shots, I tried to get Maura to my car but a car came flying down the street before we made it. I pushed her out the way and she must have hit her head on the ground," replied Tony.
"Shots? Dr. Isles wasn't hit was she?" asked Vance.
"I got part of them, sir," replied Skylar.
"Did you see shooter? The driver?"
"It was dark."
"What were you two doing at Dr. Isles' hotel anyway?" asked Vance.
"I was delivering some case notes Agent Gibbs wanted her to have," explained Skylar.
Tony took a deep breath. "I was visiting."
"We were heading out to dinner."
Gibbs looked at Tony with a disappointed look on his face.
"Williams, go put out a B.O.L.O.," said Vance.
"Yes, sir," replied Skylar, leaving the three men.
"Spare me the lecture. I know the rules, Gibbs," said Tony, gazing straight ahead.
"Then why are you breaking them?"
Tony was quiet.
"I don't want you losing sight of things because of her."
A doctor walked out. "Are you all here for Maura Isles?"
"Yes, how is she?" asked Tony.
"Well, she's unconscious still. She took a fairly hard hit to the head when she hit the ground. She is stable and there is no sign of swallowing to the brain."
"Is she going to be okay?"
"We won't know until she wakes up."
"How long will that take?" asked Gibbs.
"However long it takes for the brain to recover from the impact. We will monitor her and give you call when she wakes up."
"If it's okay, I want to stay with her," said Tony.
Gibbs looked at the younger agent.
"That's fine," the doctor returned to the back.
"Go home, Tony," said Gibbs.
"I need to say with Maura!"
"No, you need to go home and get some rest so you will be ready to open the investigation into this if need be! Now go home!"
Tony gave Gibbs a cold look before heading for the exit.
Vance approached Gibbs. "What has gotten into him?"
"Maura! You think this was targeted?"
"Now hold on, Gibbs! We don't know what happened yet! Don't start jumping to conclusions!"
Vance and Gibbs shared a look.
Skylar walked up. "I put out the B.O.L.O."
"Good, I want you two to stay with Dr. Isles at all times. Call us as soon as she wakes up."
"Yes, Agent Gibbs."
Gibbs and Vance left.
Tony walked into the hospital room where Maura laid still unconscious in bed, a large bandage wrapped around her head. Skylar sat in a chair at the end of the bed, her head resting on her arm as she slept sitting up.
"Williams?" whispered Tony.
"Huh?" gasped Skylar, unmoved.
"She's still not awake?"
Skylar yawned as she stretched in the chair. "Nope, maybe if you hadn't of tackled her like you were trying out for linebacker on the Redskins, she would be!"
Tony cut his eyes at Skylar.
"Sorry, that wasn't funny. What are you doing here? It's three in the morning!"
"Couldn't sleep. Go home, I got this."
"Orders from Gibbs, I'm supposed to stay with Maura the entire time until she wakes up."
"I'll stay with her for a while. You go home, grab a shower, and get you something to eat, come back in a few hours,"
"Are you sure? I don't want Gibbs to fire me for not following orders."
"As a senior field agent, I will cover for you."
"Okay," Skylar exited the room, leaving Tony with Maura.
Tony walked over and stood beside Maura's bed, looking down on her. "Nice job, DiNozzo. You meet a nice woman and you knock her out cold! Although, you still look amazing, even with that bandage wrapped around your head, Maura!" Tony laughed to himself, running his hands through his hair "I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd come sit with you. We aren't supposed to get personally involved on the job but this is one of those times where I can't help it. When you were laying on the ground, with blood coming out your head like that, it was like déjà vu. That's the last memory I have of Kate and I try not to think about her like that but seeing you like that was like losing her all over again." Tony sat on the edge of the bed. "I don't know why you came here, Maura Isles, maybe it's by chance? Maybe this is God trying to teach me something? Heck, this might be Kate up there playing some kind of trick on me!" Tony looked to the ceiling. "If it is, good one, Kate! But you are really hitting me in a weak spot here so if you could stop now because…"
Tony looked down and Maura struggling to open her eyes under the bright light over her head. "Maura, you're up!"
"Who's Maura," said Maura, groggy.
Tony looked to the ceiling again. "Funny Kate!"
"Who are you talking to?"
"No one. How you feeling Maura?"
"Who is Maura?"
"What are you talking about, DiNozzo? My name is not Maura!"
Tony raised an eyebrow. "Oh crap! I gave you amnesia!"
Maura closed eyes tightly, pulling her hand to her head, whimpering in pain.
"My head is killing me!" Maura fell back in bed, her hand still on her head.
"Hang on, Maura! I'm going to go get the doctor!"
Tony ran out the room and returned with the doctor. The doctor sat on the edge of the bed and shined a light into Maura's eyes. "How are you feeling?"
"My head hurts!"
"Do you know where you are?"
"Yes, you are in a hospital. Do you know how you got here?"
"I'm guessing Tony had something to do with it!"
"I'm sorry, Maura," replied Tony.
"My name isn't Maura!"
The doctor looked at Tony. "Yes, it is!"
"No, it's not! My name is…" Maura paused before she sat up in bed, one hand gripped around her stomach as she reached for the bedpan, emptying her stomach into it."
"That's from the head injury," said the doctor, pulling back Maura's hair.
"She doesn't remember her name," said Tony.
"Selective amnesia. It can happen with concussions, patience forget certain pieces of information for a period of time."
"Can I please get something for this headache?" pleaded Maura, her eyes tightly shut, as she dry heaved into the bedpan.
"Sure, let me see about getting you some aspirin."
The doctor left the room and Tony approached Maura. "Maura, you okay?"
"For the last time, my name is not Maura!"
"Okay, you're name isn't Maura. So, what should I call you then?"
Maura rolled her eyes. "Kate is fine!"
Tony laughed. "Man, I must I hit you really hard! You're name isn't Kate. It's Maura, Maura Isles."
"Are you sure you aren't the one with the head injury? My name is Kate! You know that!"
Maura was looking Tony dead in the eyes, face stern. He had seen this look before, only one person had ever looked at him like that. He froze as an odd feeling took over him. "Kate?"
Tony sat on the bed, never breaking his eye contact with Maura. "You just said you're name is Kate."
The sternness in Maura's face began to fade as a lost look took its place. "Kate? My name is Maura."
The doctor walked back in with a tiny plastic cup with two pills in it. "Maura, I want you to take these aspirin and then lay back and try to rest."
Maura and Tony continued to stare at one another.
"Is everything okay?"
"Yeah," replied Tony, though he wasn't really sure.
"Perhaps, you should go now, sir? Give Maura a chance to rest? Why don't you come back in a few hours?"
Tony stood up. "Sure. I'll come back." Tony made his way towards the door pausing to take on more look at Maura before he left.
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