Title: Two Halves Make A Whole
Character: Ziva David
Spoilers: Slight for 10.02 Recovery
Written for ncis_verse
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“Ziver, you’re goin’ undercover”
The words sent a delicious shiver down her back and caused her heart rate to elevate. The increase in her blood pressure caused her cheeks to flush slightly; anyone who didn’t know her might mistake her body’s reaction for embarrassment rather than excitement.
But, excited she was. The details of the assignment didn’t even matter; all that mattered was that she able to get her head back in the game.
It took her a long time to admit to herself that she missed the thrill of undercover work, taking on a new identity and letting go of herself just for a few hours.
She had changed with her time at NCIS.
She was happy with the changes – she was now more than an assassin to be dispatched at her father’s whim, she was now a valued member of Gibbs investigative team with friends that she loved dearly and a life that she had never hoped to dream about.
So when she did find herself feeling nostalgic about the old days, she quickly tucked those thoughts and feelings into the dark recesses of her brain because it made her feel disloyal to who she was now.
It was only after talking with Dr. Wolfe about the bombing and how it made her feel that she had come to realize that she didn’t have to keep that part of herself restrained – she could be who she was – the old Ziva and the new Ziva rolled into one with the sum made better by each of her halves.
She no longer had to choose who she would be, she could simply be herself and that made her happy.
Chewing on her lip to keep her grin her check, she practically skipped to Abby’s lab for her cover; life was good.