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Title: Double Dating
Author: [ profile] bravofiftyone
Author's Notes (if any): No spoilers. This follows on from my fic last year, Torn, but it's not essential reading. Betaed by my lovely husband (yes really), and [ profile] your_icequeen. Thank you both! All the mistakes are mine
Characters / Pairings: Gibbs/Dinozzo, McGee/Ziva
Rating: PG
Genre / Category: Fluff
Word Count: 800
Disclaimer: I made it all up
Summary: Who knows which thing about what?

Double Dating

McGee screwed his eyes shut and tried not to panic. Gibbs seemed quite determined to get them home, despite the ice and snow. But the NCIS truck wasn't designed for the cold weather. Gibbs pulled out to overtake the sedan in front, and they slid gracefully into a lane that should've been full of oncoming traffic. Fortunately it was empty, and Gibbs wrestled the wheel to get them back on track. Even Tony was gripping the edge of his seat. Ziva appeared to be asleep, but the slight movement of her ankle against McGee's said otherwise.

With his eyes tight shut it was hard to know where they were, but after what seemed like an age, McGee felt the truck turn off the highway. He opened his eyes, expecting to see the navy yard. Instead, they were on a residential street.

"Er, boss?"

"We're going to my place. It's the furthest we'll make it tonight."

Oh. McGee gulped. He'd been looking forward to a hot bath, maybe sharing it with Ziva. Now they'd be stuck in Gibbs's drafty old house, pretending to hardly know each other. And also pretending not to notice how much of DiNozzo's stuff was cluttering up the place.

The house lights were on as they slid to a halt at the kerb. Perhaps it was worth the inconvenience, to miss another half hour of Gibbs battling the elements. McGee opened the door and stepped out. Was it weird to be grateful the ground wasn't moving? He'd have to start keeping travel pills in his pocket again.

The front door opened and Jackson Gibbs stood waiting.

"Three more for dinner, Dad."

Jackson frowned.

"Oh yes. I've cooked a bird, so I guess we can stretch it."

McGee glanced at Ziva. She shook her head in despair.

The house was surprisingly warm. And DiNozzo was written all over it. Everything from his own coathook to the enormous new TV to the teetering stack of DVDs next to it.

"How can we keep this up," whispered Ziva. "I don't have the acting ability to pretend we don't know!"

McGee nodded. "We're going to have to come clean. But let's eat first. I'm starved."

Ziva looked a bit green. If he didn't know better, he'd say she was scared. He patted her arm comfortingly. But McGee knew how she felt. He was *not* looking forward to this. What would Gibbs do when he found out the other half of his team knew about his relationship with DiNozzo? But what did he expect? They were investigators, and Gibbs had trained them himself. They weren't exactly stupid.

They squeezed round the table, and Jackson served up roast chicken, with potatoes and green beans. It was delicious, and there wasn't much talking as they ate. It didn't take long, they were all starved.

Jack began gathering the plates.

"Where shall I make up the beds then Leroy? I'll take the couch, but it'll be a tight fit for three more," he said with a grin.

Tony grimaced at him. McGee took a deep breath.

"Er boss, you don't have to pretend with us any more. I mean, we know. And it's OK."

McGee subsided, avoiding Tony's accusatory eyes. Ziva nodded bravely at Gibbs, then turned to McGee with an encouraging smile.

Gibbs and DiNozzo were staring at each other. Gibbs raised an eyebrow at Tony, who sighed heavily and then nodded.

"OK," said Tony. "It was only a matter of time. How long have you known?"

Ziva blushed. "Since last New Year's. I'm sorry, I made Abby tell me. I could tell she had a secret, she has this kind of squint when she's trying not to say something. It's not her fault, I forced it out of her."

Gibbs shook his head, obviously despairing at the impossibility of keeping anything secret around here.

McGee spoke up.

"And then Abby told me, because she said she couldn't keep something from me that she'd told Ziva. I'm sorry boss, I didn't go looking, I swear."

McGee was panicking slightly now. Gibbs wasn't saying anything.

"Well," said Gibbs. "I guess you two can have the spare room then," and he walked off to the kitchen with a pile of dishes.

Ziva's eyes went wide. McGee went cold.

Jackson and Tony fell about laughing. Which was all very well, but what about Gibbs? What would he do? Break up the team? A cold hand closed around McGee's heart at *that* thought. Well, it did until he heard the ill-concealed chuckles coming from the kitchen.


So, Christmas was going to be a lot easier than expected. Ziva could shop for the his-and-his towels they'd picked out weeks ago, in a fit of over-confidence. And she could finally, finally move in and dump her expensive apartment.

2013 was going to be a good year.

Date: 2012-12-21 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL They all knew about each other's relationships but nobody wanted to say anything... that's awesome!! I love this! Thanks for the laugh :D

Date: 2012-12-21 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I was panicking in case nobody liked it. I slept much better knowing you did :)

Date: 2012-12-21 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do the same thing every time I post a new story or chapter of something. It can be very nerve wracking to put yourself out there like that! =)

Date: 2012-12-21 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very funny that they all knew. Really - they are investigators. It would be hard to keep a secret. Fun read!

Date: 2012-12-22 11:37 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-21 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Great!!! And kudos to your hubby for being the gentleman and acting as beta

Date: 2012-12-22 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. I met my husband through fandom, so he's very sympathetic :)

Date: 2012-12-21 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Funny and cute! I went back and re-read Torn, so double goodness this evening! Nice twist with Tim and Ziva together and the added open "secret" to keep:D

Date: 2012-12-23 09:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-21 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG this was adorable!!!!

Date: 2012-12-23 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, thank you :)

Date: 2012-12-21 11:26 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Awww that was just so lovely! :)

Date: 2012-12-23 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you, I'm really pleased you liked it.

Date: 2012-12-21 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very cute!

Date: 2012-12-23 11:16 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-21 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I loved "Torn" last year, and this was just the sugar on top, icing on the cake, moment that made it perfection! Loved this, and Merry Christmas!

Date: 2012-12-23 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What a lovely comment! Thank you very much, and merry christmas to you.

Date: 2012-12-21 01:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love it! I liked the way it was so obvious that Tony had moved into Gibbs' drafty house. I picture lots of snuggling going on under the covers.

Date: 2012-12-23 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, me too :)

Date: 2012-12-21 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Reading 'Torn' added much depth to this, both are wonderful stories! Wonder what happens next :D

Would have loved to have read how Tim and Ziva actually got together, rarer pairings are interesting too ^_^

Thanks for sharing!
Edited Date: 2012-12-21 03:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-23 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
At my current rate of writing, we might find out in [ profile] tibbs_yuletidenext year :)

I'm really glad you liked the stories, thank you.

Date: 2012-12-21 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
aww, cute! :)

Date: 2012-12-23 11:19 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-22 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very cute story. I love nervous McGee dealing with Gibbs. Thanks for sharing!!

Date: 2012-12-23 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for reading!

Newsletter for Friday, December 21

Date: 2012-12-22 06:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
User [ profile] sinfulslasher referenced to your post from Newsletter for Friday, December 21 ( saying: [...] by (Gibbs/Tony; NC-17) - WARNING: Spoilers for 10x04 "Namesake" Other: Double Dating [...]

Date: 2012-12-24 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very cute. When Ziva turned green, I thought maybe she was pregnant.

Date: 2012-12-24 09:51 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-27 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry I didn't comment sooner! Very cute and fun. Thanks for sharing with us!

Date: 2012-12-30 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! Comments are welcome, whenever they come :)
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