Ashleigh Anpilova


Gibbs finally puts gold on Ducky's finger.

An established relationship story.

Written: December 2008. Word count: 200.



The day I placed gold on his finger was the best day of my life.


I'd done it four times before, but never had it felt like this.


You see Ducky's more than just my lover. He's my best friend.


He's the person who gave me a reason to go on when I lost my girls.


He's the person who loves me in a way I've never been loved before.


He's my strength, he's my rationale, he's my conscience.


He centers me and gives me the kind of security I never knew I was looking for.


He can calm me and he can inspire me. If I need to think through a case, it's Duck I go to.


He knows me, you see. I can't pretend with Ducky. I can't hide with Ducky. I can't lie to Ducky.


He's everything to me and I know I'm everything to him.


Thus it was right to put gold on his finger. It was time. It was way past time.


And this time I know the gold'll stay there. This time I know it won't end.


How do I know this?


Because this time it's Ducky. This time I'm marrying my best friend.



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