THE THINGS CHILDREN DO
Gibbs and Ducky return from their 'honeymoon'.
An established relationship story.
Written: May 2008. Word count: 300.
"Here we are, Duck. Home safe and sound. Back to normal life." Ducky couldn't be certain, but he thought he caught a hint of wistfulness in Jethro's voice.
He put his arm inside Jethro's and squeezed. "I hope Abigail remembered to water the plants," he said, knowing Jethro would rather he didn't comment on what he'd heard.
"Bound to have. You know Abbs." Jethro put the key in the lock, unlocked the door, ushered Ducky into the house, closed the door and re-locked it. Ducky smiled at him.
After removing his hat, letting Jethro help him off with his coat, he once again tucked his arm inside Jethro's, and together they walked towards the sitting room and opened the door.
"Oh, my," Ducky said, coming to a halt in the doorway.
"Surprise!" From behind pieces of furniture the children all appeared.
"Hey, Gibbs." She bounced over to him and enveloped him in one of her Abby-style hugs. Once he'd been thoroughly hugged, she turned her attention, albeit with a little more restraint, to Ducky.
"What?" She turned to him and faced him, her expression defiant. "What, Gibbs? You and Ducky snuck away and got married without telling us. What did you think we were going to do? Just forget about it?"
"We didn't sneak, Abby."
"As good as. You only told Fornell. And that's not fair, Gibbs. We're family. So, you're having a party whether you like it or not!" She crossed her arms and glared at him.
"The children do have a point, my dear," Ducky said quietly. "And as they've gone to so much trouble, we'd be churlish to send them away."
Jethro glanced down at him and sighed. "Guess you're right, Duck. Well, come on then, you lot. This is meant to be a party."
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