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"Huh? What were you thinking, Tony?" Gibbs brought a most intimidating glare down to bear on Tony, taking care to keep his voice level all the while.
If Gibbs' intention was to rein in his obvious anger by not granting it volume, he patently failed; despite the almost menacingly soft tones, or perhaps because of them, Tony knew he was in for quite possibly the dressing-down of his life. And, truth be told, he felt that he half deserved it. Nevertheless, whether he was emboldened by the painkillers beginning to drip into his veins, or he was simply trying to make up for three silent days, self-preservation dove headlong out the window as Tony met his boss' gaze, and, in a singularly unwise moment, chose the sarcastic route.
"Could you be more specific? I mean, I know it may not seem like it, but actually I do my fair share of thinking from time to time."
Tony shrank back into the pillows as the ferocity on Gibbs' face suddenly increased tenfold.
"Wow, Boss." Tony blinked slowly and twisted his mouth into a wry grin. "If looks could kill… Guess it's lucky we're in a hospital."
"Don't you give me that smart ass routine!" Gibbs hissed, still exerting a modicum of self-control in that he hadn't yet raised his voice. "I want to know what on earth possessed you to go charging in there without backup and damn well nearly getting yourself killed, and I want to know—now!" He stabbed his finger into the air on the last word to emphasize his point.
All traces of humor gone from his face, Tony looked down, seemingly fascinated by the starched white sheets that he plucked at with his left hand. "Ok, I get it. You're pissed."
"'Pissed'?!" repeated Gibbs, his eyebrows shooting skyward in disbelief. "Pissed does not begin to cover what I am, Tony! Do you know how damn lucky you are to be alive? For that matter, do you know how lucky you are that you're not paralyzed?"
Clearly Tony had not even considered that outcome, judging by his uneasy swallow, even as he tried to sit up a little straighter. "Boss, I—"
Gibbs paid him no mind as he continued his rant. "Of all the reckless, impulsive, irresponsible things you've done, putting your own life at risk, I can't believe you would disobey my direct order!"
Indignant, Tony's eyes flashed as he set his jaw stubbornly. "I didn't."
"Excuse me?!" Gibbs spat out dangerously, his own eyes blazing.
Tony held his ground, hating how weak his voice sounded at the moment. "You ordered me not to come with you, and I most certainly obeyed that."
"You're splitting hairs, DiNozzo," Gibbs growled, pacing over to the window and staring out.
"What was I supposed to do, huh?" Tony demanded. "I didn't have a choice."
"Something wrong with your memory?" Gibbs turned back to face Tony. "You forget rule 15?"
"Oh, yeah. Cuz you're always such a team player," scoffed Tony. "What about Domino? Or Maddie Tyler? As I recall, that one almost got you killed."
Gibbs glowered. "That's different," he replied stiffly.
"Why?" Tony retorted. "What is this, 'do as I say, not as I do'? I didn't know that was one of your rules." He began to fold his arms defiantly across his chest, but quickly withdrew them with a sharp intake of air and a wince.
Ignoring the question, Gibbs noted the pain and fatigue etched on Tony's face with some consternation.
"You should have waited."
Maybe this talk should have waited, he mentally chastised himself.
"I didn't have any idea when you'd be back, and no one was picking up the phone—" Tony gave a frustrated shrug, wincing again as the movement jarred his not-yet-entirely-numb right side. "I'm sorry Gibbs, I couldn't wait anymore."
"Couldn't, or wouldn't?" Gibbs challenged.
"Couldn't," Tony insisted heatedly, the EKG in the background registering his agitation. "I couldn't just sit there and do nothing!"
"Especially not when it was my fault to begin with. Ali never would have been in danger at all if it hadn't been for me!" He looked down, shaking his head slowly. "And she never will again, not if I can help it."
The last bit was said so quietly Gibbs could hardly make out the words. He wasn't sure whether he was actually meant to hear them.
Tony abruptly sighed and slumped back against the pillows, having worn himself out. Gibbs watched him as he stared down at his hands, looking exhausted and suddenly very young.
"I have rules too, Gibbs," Tony began, "and my number 1 rule is that I don't sit on the sidelines when my people need me."
"Look, Boss, I know it was stupid, ok?" he went on quietly. "But I had to. I couldn't let him hurt her. And you can't deny that you would've done exactly the same thing in my position."
Gibbs' thoughts and emotions were at war. On one hand, he wanted to smack Tony upside the head for being so foolhardy and bench him until he'd learned his lesson. On the other hand, he knew his anger was not completely justified. In actuality, it was concern masquerading as anger, and a part of him wanted nothing more than to take the younger man in his arms and berate him for scaring everyone half to death. And besides that, all-pervasive in the back of his mind was the irritating knowledge that what Tony said was true. He would have done the same thing—no two ways about it—if someone he cared about, someone he felt responsible for, like a family member or one of his team, was in danger.
"Tony," he began again.
His agent—his son, really—looked up at him, every feature pleading for understanding, for absolution, for approval; and Gibbs felt something tug at his heart.
Steely blue eyes softened as they stared straight into stormy green. Gibbs was a man of few words, but for this no words were necessary; at that moment both knew that all was forgiven.
Then the moment passed.
"You will NOT—do anything like this again," Gibbs told him sternly.
"No," Tony promised. "I swear."
A peculiar expression darted across his face that was gone before Gibbs could figure out exactly what it was. Shame? Guilt? Sorrow? A combination of the three?
Tony interrupted his musings. "So, I guess you were worried about me, huh? Abby's right; you really are just a softie underneath." He gave a small tired grin that was no less cheeky for the lack of energy behind it.
Gibbs rolled his eyes. "Don't be ridiculous, DiNozzo." Despite his gruff reply, there was an odd mixture of fond annoyance and gentle teasing apparent in his voice. "You know I just hate training new agents."
After stifling a yawn, Tony laughed quietly. "Right."
"Particularly senior agents. Good ones are hard to come by."
"Hmm," Tony blinked up at him drowsily. "They must have me on some pretty good stuff. I'd swear you just said something that could be construed as a compliment."
"Did I?" Gibbs raised an eyebrow doubtfully.
"Mhm," Tony slurred, struggling to keep his heavy eyelids open as sleep enticed him ever closer. "Sounded like it to me. But don't worry. 'M not gonna tell."
Gibbs smirked. "Better not. Everyone'll want one."
Tony smiled and, giving in to his weariness, closed his eyes and soon drifted off.
Gibbs stood over Tony for several minutes, watching him breathe and puzzling about the look he'd seen in the other man's eyes just before. He didn't know what it meant, but he had a feeling it wasn't good.
"Where's your head, Tony?" he murmured.
By Bagpuss 2 (A.K.A Duderank)
Crossover fiction with the movie "The Fast and The Furious" (2009)
Set during the episode "Truth Or Consequences" 7×01
squadroom all vying to replace her.
The last had been a particular joy to behold. One Officer Heather Kincaid, the current topic of conversation between Tony and his long time colleague, Timothy
"Have to agree with you Tony, Kinkaid was kinda hot."
"Oh yeah. Sure was one tasty burger, McGargle."
"Pulp Fiction. Samuel L Jackson, coolest man in the world to John Travolta, second coolest."
"I saw that movie, Tony. They were really talking about burgers. Are you comparing women to meat products now?"
"I was using a metaphor, McPedantic."
"I'm surprised you even know what that means."
Tony threw a scrunched up piece of paper at him.
McGee ignored it and picked up a typed sheet of paper from off the desk. On it were background notes on another likely candidate.
"Anyhow, Fornell is sending somebody over for us to consider."
"Is there a picture? Is she pretty?"
"No, just a name."
Tony made a grab for the paper, wrenched it out of McGee's hand and quickly scanned the details printed on it.
"Unusual last name. Based in LA up till last year, but now based here in Washington."
"Fornell can't praise her highly enough."
"Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, Probie."
"She might work out fine. We'll get a better idea soon enough. She should be here any minute. And Tony, just remember this is a recruitment drive, not the Miss
It was actually five minutes later when she arrived. DiNozzo and McGee were hunched over a computer monitor screen and so did not see her enter.
She spotted them, walked up to their station and introduced herself.
"Hello. Might One of you two gentlemen be Special Agent Gibbs?"
They turned from the monitor screen to greet the new arrival, who held out her hand in greeting.
"Special Agent Sophie Trinh, FBI."
Their eyes popped out of their heads and their jaws dropped as they stared down at the diminutive young Asian woman standing before them. Neither of them
could speak, they could only gawp at the round face, the long, thick Black hair, parted at one side. The big eyes, the full lips. Everything was the same. They were
looking at a ghost.
"Oh my God." thought McGee, "The resemblance is uncanny. What's the Boss gonna think? And as for Jimmy Palmer!"
"Oh my God." thought Tony, "She looks exactly like…"
Sophie looked from one to the other of them. She'd seen the blood drain swiftly from their faces, hadn't failed to take note of their looks of abject horror, and
wondered what was up.
She'd also noticed by now that everyone else in the room was staring at her too. She became uncomfortable but still tried to remain unphased. Had she
infringed on some special NCIS protocol for entering the squadroom in some way? If she had then that would be a less than auspicious start.
Politely bemused, she asked, "Er, is everything OK?"
It was Tony who was first to utter words.
"You remember what you said that time, Probie? I never forgot it. About her being a Cylon!"
Despite Fornell's recommendation and her impeccable record, Special Agent Sophie Trinh's application to NCIS was turned down.
Nobody ever told her the reason why.
I'M WORKING ON IT . COMING SOON …
As laid down by Gibbs – the Boss. To be obeyed at all times. Consequence is a slap to the back of the head. (That means you, DiNozzo!!)
(Please don't change the rules to what you think they SHOULD be! This is a list of what the rules ARE! (As told on the show)
- Rule #1: Never let suspects stay together.
- Rule #1: Never screw (over) your partner.
- Rule #2: Always wear gloves at a crime scene.
- Rule #3: Don't believe what you're told. Double check.
- Rule #3: Never be unreachable.
- Rule #4: If you have a secret, the best thing is to keep it to yourself. The second-best is to tell one other person if you must. There is no third-best.
- Rule #7: Always be specific when you lie.
- Rule #8: Never take anything for granted.
- Rule #9: Never go anywhere without a knife. This YouTube Video is called Gibbs' Rules
- Rule #11:When the job is done walk away.
- Rule #12: Never date a co-worker.
- Rule #13 Never, ever involve lawyers (first heard of in 6.07 Collatoral Damage)
- Rule #15: Always work as a team.
- Rule #18: It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.
- Rule #22: Never, ever interrupt Gibbs in interrogation.
- Rule #23: Never mess with a Marine's coffee.
- Rule #38: Your case, your lead.
- Rule #?: Never say you're sorry.
Another set of the Boss' Rules as appearing on the FXUK site:
- Rule #1: Never screw over your partner (Blowback – Season 4)
- Rule #2: Always wear gloves at a crime scene (Yankee White – Season 1)
- Rule #3: Don't believe what you're told. Double check (Yankee White – Season 1)
- Rule #3: Never be unreachable (Deception – Season 3)
- Rule #4: If you have a secret, the best thing is to keep it to yourself. The second-best is to tell one other person if you must. There is no third-best (Blowback – Season 4)
- Rule #7: Always be specific when you lie (Reveille – Season 1)
- Rule #8: Never take anything for granted (Probie – season 3)
- Rule #9: Never go anywhere without a knife (One Shot, One Kill – Season 1 / Missing – Season 1 / Probie – Season 3)
- Rule #12: Never date a co-worker (Enigma – Season 1)
- Rule #15: Always work as a team (Leap of Faith – Season 5)
- Rule #18: It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission (Silver War – Season 3)
- Rule #22: Never, ever bother Gibbs in interrogation (Smoked – Season 4)
- Rule #23: Never mess with a Marine's coffee if you want to live (Forced Entry – Season 2)
Unofficial Rule A: Never apologise, as it's a sign of weakness.
Unofficial Rule B: We don't believe in coincidence.
Unofficial Rule C: But we do believe in bad luck.
Unofficial Rule D: Don't speak geekspeak, speak English.
Unofficial Rule E: Headslap only the back of your underlings' heads: anything else would be demeaning (Gibbs once said a slap on the face was humiliating, whereas a cuff to the back of the head was a wakeup call).
Unofficial Rule F: Always anticipate
Unofficial Rule G: Know how to do every job that your underlings can do (this rule falls down if one your underlings happens to be Tim McGee, but we would all get a good laugh watching Gibbs trying to hack into the CIA's computers)
Unofficial Rule H: If a computer doesn’t work, hit it.
Unofficial Rule I: Always acknowledge good work by underlings.
Unofficial Rule J: When using Truth by Intimidation, always remain silent for at least a count of 5 after doing the act of intimidation, at which point the canary will sing.
Unofficial Rule K: When in the interrogation room, stop the recording devices when the information strays into personal matters irrelevant to the investigation (e.g., don’t ask/don’t tell rules for gay Marines, revelations of unrequited love)
Unofficial Rule L: When your cell phone breaks, have DiNozzo "fix" it (unwrap a new one from the supply drawer)
Unofficial Rule M: Always ask for permission to touch the body: it belongs to the M.Examiner (Ducky has been known to get stroppy if anyone spoils his crime scene, he reportedly threw somebody down a hill).
Unofficial Rule N: When doing a shootout, don’t kill the hostage and avoid shooting off their ear.
Unofficial Rule O: Don't call Ziva 'Ma'am' and don’t call Jenny 'Madam Director', if you want to live.
Unofficial Rule P: When hacking the CIA, give underlings a get out of jail free pass.
Unofficial Rule Q: When breaking others' rules, do not get caught.
Unofficial Rule R: If you want to gain access to a secure area to investigate, carry a cup of coffee and some paperwork and act like you belong.
Unofficial Rule S: Never, ever (ever) get Ziva angry.
ABBY'S RULES (not real)
1. Never lie to Abby (Toxic 21×6)
2. Remember her birthday!
3. Treat the team as family: desertion not permitted!
4. Scientists do not rely on luck.
5. Gibbs' gut is allowed to be lucky because he is not a scientist.
6. Don't forget to defrag your computer.
7. Trust the evidence.
8. Trust Gibbs.
9. Trust the team!
10. Dress codes are for other people.
11. Be kind to your equipment./ Always keep a spare(Caff-Pow)
12. Be happy!
One real Abby rule is rule number 10: always have a reserve AND rule 1: Never lie to Abby (toxic 21×6)
McGEE'S RULES (add your own)
1. When in doubt, speak geek.
2. When colleagues insist that the characters in your book are based on them, repeat the word "fiction" as many times as possible.
3. When the computers don't work and the computer technicians won't work, fix them yourself.
4. Always speak the truth.
5. Always be respectful and polite, no matter what the provocation.
6. Take all possible opportunities to get the revenge of the nerd, whilst maintaining very polite language.
7. Use vocabulary and implacable will to intimidate the person you interrogate.
8. Be willing to stand up to gangleaders, by using your height to stare down upon them.
9. Don't ask, so that they won't have to tell.
10. Avoid heights. 11. avoid DiNozzo when around hights
1. Never sit on the sidelines when your people need you.
2. If a sexually attractive female is involved in the case ALWAYS hit on her.
3. Never underestimate your opponent.
4. Always seek out a movie analogy.
5. Take every opportunity to do a Tommy Lee Jones speech from the Fugitive.
6. When doing Tommy Lee Jones impressions, get the accent right.
7. Always defuse a situation with humour rather than resorting to authoritarianism.
8. Always make sure your work is done but make it look like you are just lazing around.
9. If said work is not yet done, come back in the middle of the night to complete it.
10. Do not fall in love when working undercover.
11. Do not go undercover posing as the boyfriend of anyone.
12. Be very careful whom you tongue-kiss: it might be a man in disguise.
13. Never pick on a probie when he is down.
14. Maintain the morale of the rest of the team, even when you have sufficient experience to be really very worried about Gibbs.
15. Develop a firstname working relationship with the Director but defer to Gibbs.
16. Don't drink the boss' coffee-ever.
One of DiNozzo's actual rules is never date a woman who eats more than you, I think it maybe 8 (clarify please). nr. 3 is also real (hiatius?)
1. If it annoys you, kill it.
2. Attack first, ask questions later.
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