Ashleigh Anpilova


Abby is thinking about her future.

An established relationship story.

Written: May 2008. Word count: 300.



Now that she isn't seeing him every day, now that she doesn't have a reason to see him every day, she realizes just how much she misses him.


Now that she doesn't have him popping down to see her, or coming to help her solve things for Gibbs, she realizes how important he is to her.


And not just as a co-worker, not just as someone to help her crack Gibbs's cases, but to her personally.


It's not the same anymore.


Nothing is.


Gibbs's new field team doesn't want to be with Gibbs; they don't like her; they laugh at Palmer; they don't understand Ducky; and if Gibbs isn't careful, he'll end up on disciplinary charges. She's warned him, well Ducky has, but that's Gibbs; no one messes with Ducky or her.


She misses Tony and Ziva, of course she does; they were part of her family. But most of all she misses Tim; which is silly really as he's the one she does still see occasionally.


But occasionally isn't enough. Besides, she knows he's not happy in Cyber Crimes, he couldn't be. He worked so hard to become a field agent; worked so hard to fit in to 'Team Gibbs'; just sitting in front of a computer solving crimes won't be enough. Anyway, if that's all he wanted to do, he could do far better outside of NCIS. And if Tim left


She knows now what she wants. She wants a future with Tim. She wants to be with him. She wants to wake up with him, she wants to kiss him goodbye when they separate for work, she wants to go home to and with him.


She picks up the phone. "Tim," she says when he answers. "Let's have lunch. There's something important I want to tell you."



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