Ashleigh Anpilova


A sequel to Confirmation Needed.

Tim answers Abby's question.

An established relationship story.

Written: January 2008. Word count: 200.




"Well, is it?" she demanded, when Tim didn't answer instantly.


He held her hand more tightly and looked at her; she was pale and she had become defensive. He smiled. "No, Abby," he said gently, cupping her face with his other hand. "No," he repeated. "I want to marry you because I love you. Not because you're having my baby."


She frowned. "Then why now? Why haven't you said anything before?"


"Oh, Abby. Why do you think?"


"I don't know."


"Because you weren't ready."


"What do you mean?"


"Every time you told me you loved me, you qualified it with 'as a friend'."


She squirmed slightly. "I didn't think you wanted me to love you in any other way. You were seeing other girls."


"Only because you were seeing other men. Abby, I love you, and I know you love me. It's time we admitted it. Isn't it?" He waited.


Finally, she nodded. "Yes."


"So will you?"


She smiled her pussycat smile, and put her head on one side. "Will I what?" her eyes sparkled.


He indulged her. "Abigail Sciuto, will you marry me?"


She nodded and bounced. "Yes! Yes, Tim, I will."


Then together they said, "What'll Gibbs say?"



Zeal For Life is the sequel to this story.


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