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NCIS: What Happens, Stays (Abby & McGee)

Written for the ncis_flashfic: Marriage.

Title: What Happens, Stays
Author: voleuse
Fandom: NCIS
Characters: Abby & McGee
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: Hasn't everybody done it?
Notes: Early S2, no spoilers



She's in the middle of running analysis on two ounces of mud when the door to the lab slides open.

"Let's see." Instead of looking at the door, Abby turns her face to the ceiling. "It isn't Gibbs, and Tony would have said something. Kate would have called, so...McGee."

When she looks to the door, of course it's him, and he's holding a giant cup of froth and espresso.

"I'm not a big fan of coffee, usually." She bounces forward, takes the cup from his hands. "But I encourage presents. Thanks."

McGee looks bemused. "You're welcome." At her gesture, he seats himself in front of the computer. "Are you busy?"

She looks at the spectrometer, shrugs. "Not really." She hops onto the table across from him, sips at her coffee. "What's up?"

McGee twiddles his thumbs.

She tries not to giggle, because who actually does that?

"I was wondering," he begins, then stops. Starts twiddling again.

She sets the cup down, leans her elbows on her knees, sets her chin in her hands. "Spit it out, McGee."

"Is it true what Tony was saying?" he blurts out.

"Tony says a lot of things."

"Well, yeah." McGee snorts. "I mean, is it true what he said about Gibbs? Having seven wives?"

"Correctamundo." Abby pauses. "Except it's not seven."

"But a lot."

"A higher number than average, yes." The spectrometer beeps, she hops over and yanks the printout. Scans the results, feeds them into a fax machine. When she's done, she turns her attention back to McGee.

He smiles, awkwardly. "Don't you think it's weird?" he continues.

"Marriage happens." She shrugs again. "You know, you start seeing someone, you have a great time. Get drunk, fly to Vegas, get more drunk. Get married."

McGee blinks. "You're married?"

"No." She rolls her eyes. "Not now."

"You got married in Vegas?"

"I think so." Something spits out of the fax machine. She snags the copy, puts it in the file for Gibbs. "There was a lot of tequila involved. It could have been Reno."

"Abby, that's..." He mulls the end of his sentence for a minute. "Insane."

"Really? It's like a rite of passage." She seats herself in another chair, spins around two and a half times. "Hasn't everybody done it, at least once? Haven't you?"

"No." McGee splutters. "Why would I do that?"

She leans forward, cups his face in her hands. "You are so cute sometimes. Like Thumper."

"Thumper?" He frowns.

"Yeah, the bunny from Bambi?" She releases him, drags the computer keyboard in front of her and starts to type her report. "I wonder about you sometimes, McGee."

"Why?" He stands up, straightens his jacket.

"You don't know who Thumper is. You've never gotten married in Vegas." She peers up at him. "You really need to get out more."

McGee stares at her, starts to work his jaw, but then his cell phone rings.

He takes the call, and she can hear Gibbs snapping through the earpiece.

"I've got to go," McGee apologizes, and she waves him away.

She waits until he's out of earshot before she lets her giggles loose.


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Originally posted here.

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( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
bantha_fodder
Sep. 26th, 2005 08:09 am (UTC)
Oh, that's gorgeous. Lovely Abby voice, lovely McGee voice.
voleuse
Oct. 10th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
bear
Sep. 26th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. The voices for both of them are just *perfect*.
voleuse
Oct. 10th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
fanfictionfan
Nov. 18th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
That was wonderful, you captured them both wonderfully.
moodfic
Nov. 28th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
rhienelleth
Jan. 25th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, perfect! I have a soft spot for Abby and McGee, and this could easily be a scene on the show.

Because I haven't seen them all, is it canon that Tony claimed Gibbs was married seven times?
voleuse
Jan. 28th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! And it's not canon at all--it's the product of my own fevered imagination. But Gibbs has been married bunches of times, and Tony has a gift for exaggeration. And McGee is easily taken in. *g*
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moodfic
Jan. 24th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Hee. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
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