dragonheart: (Tony not good with words)
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Title: The Bargain
Author: kytivafan
Rating: G
Characters: Tony DiNozzo
Spoilers: 7.01 ToC, 7.02 Reunion, 9.09 Engaged Part II 
Word Count: 351
Disclaimer: I sent DB a tweet asking for them - he hasn't replied.
Summary: Tony makes a bargain
Notes: This was partially inspired by a lovely story written by my dear friend [livejournal.com profile] ryalin1 .  Her story Broken Windows can be found here on ff.net.

Her empty eyes haunted him long after the applause in the bullpen died down and she was tucked in safely at Ducky's. He wanted to be there for her, he really did - but looking into her eyes hurt too much.  He needed some time to process the last forty-eight hours. Once he had some time to wrap his head around the fact that she was really alive, then he would be there for her in every way that she needed.

Arriving home bone weary, dirty and with a throbbing head, he dropped his bag on the floor and plopped heavily on the couch. He was so damn tired yet he knew he wouldn't be able to sleep; not with the images of what had happened to her - both real and imagined - bouncing around his painful head.

He ran his hands through his hair and grimaced as sand fell onto the floor, rubbing his face with rough hands he muttered "This sucks... "

Waking up hours later lying on the floor amongst strewn paper and broken furniture, he remembered giving into the anger and guilt and destroying his living room. He hoped his neighbors were away for the weekend or he would be hearing about it later.

Now that he had purged his system of the anger and guilt; sorrow and pain set in.  With the pain came tears and with tears came the bargain.

He began to pray to a God that he wasn't sure he believed in, but his mother did, and it was on that borrowed faith that he poured out his heart and soul and made promises to a Deity that he knew he would keep only if God upheld His end of the bargain.

Weeks later....
He watched her smile as she looked at the document handed to her by Gibbs granting her Probationary Agent status and her first step towards gaining citizenship and a permanent place in his life.

All eyes were on her, so no one noticed when he lifted his face to heaven and said "Thank you".

Date: 2011-11-18 06:14 pm (UTC)
whiteink: (NCIS - touch)
From: [personal profile] whiteink

Warm fuzzies and a few tears.

Date: 2011-11-18 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ophelias-heart.livejournal.com
Oh, I almost cried. So beautiful!

Date: 2011-11-18 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ncischick09.livejournal.com
So well done!

Date: 2011-11-18 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryalin1.livejournal.com
Incredibly beautiful and poignant. So very honored that my fic, in some small way, helped to inspire this. Bravo.

Date: 2011-11-18 11:23 pm (UTC)
proseac: (Tiva 1)
From: [personal profile] proseac
We need a sequel!! I want to know what Tony promised in return...

This is a lovely segue from last week's episode as well as Ry's lovely fic. I can truly picture Tony trashing his apartment to get it all out of his system. He wouldn't think to go to the gym and box it out with Gibbs (until maybe later, as an afterthought! Hee!)

Date: 2011-11-23 05:15 am (UTC)
alidiabin: (tony/Ziva)
From: [personal profile] alidiabin
Wonderful. Nice view of the bargain. I like.


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