Title: Asking for Help
Characters: Tony DiNozzo
Spoilers: Based on published spoilers for unaired episode 9.20 The Missionary Position
Summary: Tony needs help, and there is only one person he can ask
At 0500 tomorrow morning Tony was getting on a plane with Ziva bound for Cartagena Colombia to investigate the disappearance of a Navy Chaplain. Intel was sketchy at best and he had no idea what he and his partner were getting into. Gibbs was worried about what they would encounter and if Gibbs was worried, Tony was doubly worried.
His cell phone lay on the coffee table directly in front of him. Tony knew what he needed to do, but it was taking all of his will power to gear up for it. He needed help and it galled him that he had to call his old nemesis to get it. Maybe nemesis wasn’t the right word to describe him anymore, but then again, there wasn’t a word that immediately came to mind to accurately describe their somewhat unconventional relationship.
Staring at the phone and running his hands through his hair, Tony took a long drink from the beer that he had been nursing for the better part of an hour; it was warm and flat. More as a delay tactic than for the desire for another beer, he got up and poured the warm beer down the sink and opened a new one.
Checking his watch, he saw that it was getting late. He wasn’t worried about waking the one he was calling as he knew he didn’t exactly keep normal hours, but Tony wanted to catch a few hours of sleep before he boarded the plane to South America.
Picking up his phone, he dialed the number from memory. It was answered on the second ring.
“For what or whom do I owe the pleasure of your call Agent DiNozzo?”
Tony took a deep breath and exhaled silently before answering “I need your help Kort.”