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Fiction. Abby's Blessing and Quiet Night In (McGee/Palmer)

TITLE: Abby's Blessing
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
PAIRING: Timothy McGee/Jimmy Palmer
GENRE: Pre-Slash
SUMMARY: A sequel to A Night At The Opera. Before he and Jimmy have their first 'real' date, Tim decides he needs to talk to Abby.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for ncis_drabble's 'Gadgets' challenge.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

It was 6:00 a.m. when Tim hurried into NCIS. Pausing long enough to grab a Caf-Pow and a coffee, he hurried down to Abby's lab. He knew it wouldn't be long before she arrived; once a month she did full check on Major Mass-Spec and her other babies.

Jimmy and he were having their first 'real' date that evening. But before they did he wanted to talk to Abby.

"Timmy!" Abby bounced into her lab. "You're early. Is that for me?" She snatched the Caf-Pow from Tim's hand, took a long slurp, then looked at Tim. "Is something wrong?"

Tim shook his head. "No, nothing's wrong, Abby. I just wanted to tell you something."

She stared at him, before gazing at her mass-spectrometer. After a second she looked at him again. "Tell away." She sat on the stool next to him.



"Three nights ago Jimmy came to The Marriage of Figaro with me. My agent gave me tickets," he added hurriedly.


"And we went back to his apartment for a late dinner."


"And," Tim paused; it had all seemed simple in his head. He swallowed hard; he could do this. "And we both realized we wanted to see each other again, outside of work," he added in a rush.

To his surprise Abby's eyes began to gleam and she smiled her pussycat smile as she jumped down, grabbed Tim and hugged him hard. "I'm really happy for you, Timmy. You and Jimmy will make a really cute couple!" She kissed him on each cheek.

"Um," Tim was still somewhat taken aback. "You think so?"

"Of course! You know, I should have realized. That time Jimmy and I got super-glued together and you were so mad. You weren't mad with Jimmy, you were mad with me."

Tim shook his head. "No, Abby," he said gently. "I was mad with Jimmy. Back then it was you and only you."

Abby put her arm through his. "But now it's Jimmy," she said quietly.

Tim nodded. "I think so, Abby. Yes. I really do think so. It just feels  . . . Right," he finally said. Abby continued to beam at him. "The only thing is . . ."



"He'll be fine," Abby declared.

"What about Rule Twelve?"

Abby shrugged it off. "Jimmy's not a field agent."

"No, but he goes out to crime scenes."

"He'll be fine." Abby repeated, giving Tim her 'look'.

"Tony'll give me hell."

"Only because he loves you as his little brother," she said. "He does," she added, reading Tim's mind. "Now," she kissed him again. "Off you go and let me test my babies."

Tim caught her arm. "Abby? You really are okay with this, aren't you?"

She looked at him and pulled him into another tight embrace. "Of course I am. You're my best friend, Timmy. You always will be. I want you to be happy. Now go!"

"I love you too, Abby." He blinked hard to stop the tears from showing. She just smiled at him.

TITLE: Quiet Night In
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
PAIRING: Timothy McGee/Jimmy Palmer
GENRE: Slash
SUMMARY: A sequel to Abby's Blessing. Tim and Jimmy have a quiet night in.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for ncis_drabble's 'Writing' challenge.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

Tim glanced around his apartment to see if everything was ready. He and Jimmy had decided to stay in rather than go out for their first official 'date'. After all neither of them were night-club or bar types and while they knew one another quite well from working together for eight years, they decided it would be nice to sit and talk in a quiet setting.

Jimmy had also expressed an interest in seeing where Tim did his writing. He had laughing said until he actually saw Tim's typewriter he couldn't believe that Tim really used one to write his books, given how computer-orientated he was.

Tim had opened a bottle of wine and they would order pizza once Jimmy arrived. He'd put a couple of clean towels to one side and opened a new toothbrush. He didn't know if Jimmy would want to stay over, but he liked to be prepared.

The doorbell rang and he hurried to answer it. "Hey, Jimmy," he smiled at Jimmy. "Come in."

"Thanks, Tim." Jimmy smiled back.

Tim closed the door behind Jimmy and turned towards him. For a moment he wasn't sure how to greet Jimmy, should he hug him? Or what? Before he could decide, Jimmy put his arms around him, gave him a brief hug and brushed his lips over Tim's cheek. He then smiled and moved further into the apartment.

He spied Tim's desk and hurried over to it. "So it is true? You do use a typewriter. Or do you?" he grinned at Tim before running a fingertip over the keyboard and looking at it. "You really do!"

Tim laughed, all hints of nervousness fled. He suddenly felt completely at ease; this was right; it really was. "Yes, I do," he went over to Jimmy and touched his arm. "I know it must seem strange, but I prefer writing that way. It seems . . ."

"It seems what?" Jimmy put his hand over Tim's.

"It'll sound silly."

Jimmy squeezed Tim's hand and shook his head. "No, it won't. Nothing you say is silly."

Tim laughed. "Maybe not so much these days, but when I think back to some of the things I said and did when I first started to work for NCIS."

"Yes, me too." Jimmy also laughed. "I think that's why we're so right for one another, Tim." Suddenly the laughter had gone and he looked serious.

"It took us long enough though, didn't it?" Tim's tone was rueful.

Jimmy smiled and put a hand on each of Tim's shoulders. "The good things are worth waiting for," he whispered, before leaning a little nearer to Tim and kissing him. The kiss was somewhat tentative and brief, but Tim knew it was also addictive and once it had ended, he cupped Jimmy's face between his hands and kissed Jimmy.

"Shall we order pizza now?" he asked, when he took his mouth from Jimmy's.

Jimmy took Tim's hand. "Let's. Then you can tell me what you think will sound silly."
Tags: fandom: ncis, fanfic: stories, general series: ncis, pairing (slash): mcgee/palmer

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