Word Count: 100
Spoilers: 8.23 Swan Song
Author's note: My (100 word) attempt at Tony’s thoughts in the elevator as I was confused as to why his face reflected irritation, then bewilderment and finally love when confronted with a tearful Ziva.
Why does she do this to me? I was in the process of making myself believe that I could live without her. I have worked hard these long weeks to try to fit a square peg into a round hole, and I was making progress – it wasn’t pretty but it was working. Substituting her was painful, but necessary.
And now she needs me – she needs me – never before has she needed me, never has she let me this far in, never has she let me see. How can I deny her when I love her? All but her is forgotten