Ashleigh Anpilova


Gibbs and Ducky talk.

A Gibbs & Ducky gen story.

Written: March 2009. Word count: 300.



Ducky put the mug of coffee next to the bed. Now he was actually in Jethro's room, he found himself unmaking the decision he'd made moments earlier.


He turned to go. "Oh," he exclaimed, staring at Jethro.


"Hey, Duck. Sleep well?" Jethro honed in on the coffee. "Thanks," he said, grabbing the mug and taking two large gulps, before replacing it and digging in his overnight bag for underwear.


"Yes, thank you," Ducky replied, somewhat belatedly. "Did you?"


"Yeah. Sure. Look, Duck."




They said the words simultaneously.


"You first." Jethro waved his hand as he pulled on shorts and undershirt.


"No, please. You. I insist."


"It's about your trip to the UK." Jethro pulled on a heavy shirt.


"Oh, yes?" Ducky kept his tone steady.


"Yeah. It's just that I wondered if . . . I'm sure you don't. You'd have said . . . But . . . Oh, hell. Look, Duck, we've got to put things right."


Ducky stared at Jethro. "Right?"


Jethro nodded. "Yeah, between us."


"I wasn't aware there was anything to put 'right'," Ducky said, hating himself for lying.


Jethro dropped the trousers he'd been about to put on and strode to where Ducky stood. He moved closer and closer to him, forcing Ducky to tip his head back to maintain eye-contact. "Weren't you?"


Ducky shook his head. "No. I -"


"Weren't you, Doctor?"


Quelled under the fierce gaze, Ducky glanced away. "Forgive me, Jethro," he whispered. "Yes, you are correct. And it's my fault. I -"


"Takes two. You told me that. So how about it?"




"Yeah. Vacation. Trip to the UK. You and me."


Ducky stared. "You wish to come with me?"


"Yeah. Yeah, Duck, I do. You want me to?"


Ducky smiled and put his hand on Jethro's arm. "Oh, yes, my dear Jethro. I would like that very much indeed."


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