AT FIRST HE DIDN'T BELIEVE
The second story in the At First series.
Ducky doesn't believe Gibbs.
A pre-slash story.
Written: June 2009. Word count: 300.
People wish upon stars because one day, they hope that those wishes will come true.
At first Ducky didn't, couldn't, believe his dearest, most beloved friend meant what his words implied. Of course Jethro didn't mean he wanted to date Ducky. He just meant it'd been some time since they'd had dinner together. He ignored the small voice that said 'timing is everything'.
At first Ducky didn't, couldn't, believe his dearest, most beloved friend meant what his words implied. Of course Jethro didn't mean them in that way; Ducky was just letting his wishes, his dreams, his fantasies take over. He ignored the small voice that reminded him it wasn't the first time Jethro had intervened when another man had showed interest in Ducky.
At first Ducky didn't, couldn't, believe his dearest, most beloved friend meant what his words implied. Jethro wasn’t interested in him other than as a close friend. He knew Jethro cared about him, loved him even, but only as a friend. He ignored the small voice that told him to look into Jethro's eyes.
He ignored it until he couldn't ignore it any longer. He'd wished, he'd dreamed, he'd hoped for so long; if there was even the faintest chance Jethro had meant what his words had implied Ducky had to know.
He looked up into the dark blue eyes.
"What do you mean?" he asked softly, still uncertain.
Jethro frowned slightly. "I want you to come out to dinner with me."
"Because," Jethro swallowed. "Because I don't want you to go out with the FBI guy."
"But why? Why, Jethro? Why do you not want me to go out with Peter?"
Jethro's frown deepened; Ducky's hope grew. Suddenly he dared to believe his wish would come true. "Are you trying to tell me you wish to date me yourself, Jethro?"
Jethro nodded once. "Yeah. Yeah, Duck. I am."
LINKS TO ALL THE STORIES IN THE AT FIRST SERIES
At First He Told Himself
At First He Didn't Believe
At First It Seemed Strange
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