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Title: Surprise!

Author: Kytivafan

Character(s): Tony and Ziva with mentions of Tony/EJ and Ziva/Ray

Spoilers: 8.24 Pyramid

Word Count: 611

Author Note:  You can totally blame this one on heartundone – it was her prompt - and on klingonlady  for egging me on.  All rants, raves and hisses should be directed at them as I am totally innocent in this endeavor.

 

 

After the service they met up in the parking lot – it was Abby who voiced the question that they were all thinking “Where‘s Ziva?”

 

Ducky replied “I asked her to stop by Agent Barrett’s regarding an irregularity Mr. Palmer found during Agent Levin’s autopsy.  I was sure that she would have been able to make it to the service on time“

 

Gibbs frowned, “What kind of irregularity with Levin’s autopsy, Duck?”

 

“Upon the physical examination of the body, we discovered a tiny postmortem cut on his left wrist.  It wasn’t there during my initial examination at the scene, and Agent Barrett is the only person who had unattended access to the body.  I was hoping that she could shed some light on our mystery.  I had no intention of keeping Ziva from the service, I am sorry Jethro.”

 

“No need to apologize Duck, I am sure she is fine” replied Gibbs clapping his old friend on the back.

 

But now Tony’s curiosity was tweaked and he wanted to know more so he called Ziva’s cell and her home numbers, getting no answer at either he called EJ who informed him that – yes, Ziva did stop by with questions – no, she had no answers to Ducky’s mystery and – no, she had no idea of Ziva’s whereabouts.  Tony reassured EJ there was nothing to be alarmed about and hung up.

 

He stopped by the NCIS office in case she went there to find Ducky, when he didn’t find her there, he drove by her townhouse, upon finding her not at home, he surmised that she was with Ray and otherwise engaged so he called off his search.  It was getting late and he wanted to go home, change his clothes, pop open a cold beer and watch a movie, it had been a stressful couple of days and he needed to decompress, besides he knew in his gut she wasn’t in any danger, he would feel it if she were.

 

He recognized her scent as soon as he opened his apartment door; he called out “Ziva?” She didn’t answer so he ventured further into the room; finding her asleep on his couch, he gently touched her shoulder and then stepped back, he had woken a sleeping Ziva before and he didn’t fancy getting shot in his own living room, instead she just opened her eyes and yawned “Hello Tony”

 

“Ziva, what are you doing here?

 

“I had nowhere else to go”

 

“What? Why?”

 

“Tony, are you still seeing Agent Barrett?”

 

“I don’t know. We both agreed that we needed some time after recent events to re-evaluate our relationship.  We will see what happens, but that doesn’t answer my question.”

 

“Ray gave me a ring box this afternoon”

 

Tony felt the bottom fall out his stomach, he hadn’t been expecting that. He sat down on the couch beside her and looked into her eyes and made an effort not to look down at her left hand.

 

“He did?”

 

“Yes. It was empty”

 

“Why would he give you an empty box?”

 

“He said it was actually a promise – for later”

 

“What does that mean?”

 

“I thought I knew until I stopped by Agent Barrett’s apartment”

 

“What does that have to do with you and Ray and an empty ring box?”

 

“EJ answered the door wearing a man’s shirt.  She explained that she was packing some of her things.”

 

Tony looked at her encouraging her to continue.

 

“The shirt was Ray’s.  It was the one he was wearing this afternoon.”

 

Tony was confused “She was wearing Ray’s shirt?”

 

Ziva nodded her head in the affirmative “and that is not all she was wearing”

 

Tony had no comment, so she continued

 

“She was also wearing… an engagement ring”


Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
heartundone
May. 18th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
I love it so much...you have no idea how much it made my day!
kytivafan
May. 18th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
I am glad that you liked it, it started out really cracky, but I couldn't get the tone just right, so this is where I ended up.
heartundone
May. 18th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
The last line...best twist ever!
kew121
May. 19th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Hahaha what an awesome, cracky twist.
proseac1
May. 19th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh, I SO wish they would start season 9 with this!! YES PLEASE!!! What a way to bring Tony & Ziva together. ♥
ophelias_heart
May. 19th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
This is awesome!
alidiabin
May. 19th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
I wanna smack Ray and EJ so hard and hug you. I loved this.
klingonlady
May. 20th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD! BEST FIC EVARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SEASON 9 START LIKE THIS!!! My daughter was all ":O WHAT IS SO EXCITING MAMA!?!!! Why did you scream and laugh?!"

I need some kind of OMG icon because this needs one!
writingherhope
May. 20th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
This is great! Such an awesome fic! I'd love for this to happen, something's been off about them knowing each other since the beginning; and then of course that thing in Levin's arm that they never explained. :D

Great fic!
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