NCIS CHERUB 2
Tony sat at desk feeling very proud of himself; he was the very first person in the office! He sat back in his chair and kicked his feet onto the desk whilst pulling out a breakfast bar from the drawers by his desk. One thing he learnt in his childhood was always have food nearby, you never know when you are going to need it. Tony had a wealth of unusual items hidden in his desk from nail files to spare shirts; on this particular morning however Tony decided to get out what was probably the most unusual item in his desk. He didn't know whether it was just nostalgia or maybe just the rare moment of alone time but something possessed him to retrieve the shoebox from the bottom drawer of his desk.
Slowly he emptied the contents of the box onto the desk: a photo of 8 children on a playing field, English gcse and a-level results and a black t-shirt with a globe and a winged baby emblazoned on the front.
He glanced down again at the name on the results lists: Michael DiNardo.
Tony was looking through old photos when he heard the elevator doors slide open. Ziva. Hurriedly he shoved the objects into the box ad shut it into the drawer.
'Morning Tony' Ziva said breezily walking towards Tony's desk, 'You are here early this morning' she said giving him a warm but suspicious smile. Tony just smiled and gave the drawer a sharp kick to shut it. 'What was that you were looking at just then?' She enquired looking over his desk.
'Aw just cold cases' Tony said nonchalantly, ignoring Ziva's confused look. She knew they weren't cold cases, she wanted to know what they were.
'I'm telling you guys, there was something interesting in that box!' Ziva said exasperatingly gesturing wildly to Abby and McGee. 'We should check it out?' She whined, Ziva's very nature meant she hated not knowing anything and the idea that Tony was hiding something interesting was too much to bear. Abby nodded, her black pigtails bobbing up and down - to her this was just another adventure, the risk of Tony catching them just made it ten times more exciting! McGee shrugged his shoulders gently, 'I'm in' he said, encouraged by the idea of getting one up on Tony.
'Ok McGee stand guard, Abby and me will get the box' Ziva said, authority ringing out in her voice. Her and Abby moved over towards Tonys desk and tugged open the stiff bottom drawer. Ziva gently lifted the box onto the top of the desk and began to lift out the contents; firstly she saw the photographs, many featuring a younger looking Tony smiling out at her, secondly she pulled out the results sheets, this was where she started to become confused; these were English qualifications and that wasn't Tonys name at the top of the sheet. Finally she pulled out the black t-shirt unfolding it to reveal the globe and baby logo emblazoned on the front.
'Oh my god, put that stuff away!'she suddenly heard from behind her; it was a commanding voice full of urgency with a hint of panic . Ziva turned around to see it was Abby who had spoken. Shock was plastered across her face and her skin was even whiter than usual. She flopped into Tonys chair a blank expression on her face,'Tony was a Cherub' she whispered.
'Tony open the bloody door I need to talk to you!' Abby screamed banging on the door as hard as she possibly could. Abbys head had been swirling ever since she had seen the t-shirt, Tony had been a Cherub, that much was clear but there was so many questions she wanted to ask. Abby had nearly fainted when she saw that logo from Tonys desk, she had made sure the shoebox was safely back in the desk before running down to her lab and locking herself in. She felt slightly bad for Ziva and McGee- they must be even more confused than her!
The door suddenly opened breaking up Abbys thoughts and revealing an irate looking Tony. 'I know you're a Cherub!' She burst out taking in Tonys shocked expression. Tony grabbed Abbys shirt and dragged her inside quickly shutting the door. 'How do you know?' He said quietly, attempting to hide the panic in his voice.
'We looked in your desk - me, McGee and Ziva' Abby began quickly ignoring Tonys questions 'I saw the t-shirt and I knew...' she trailed off.
'Abs' Tony said excitedly a smile creeping onto his face- 'You're a cherub too!'.