working with the FBI on several cases Gibbs and Fornell begin a
relationship, then Allison and Fornell are kidnapped and Gibbs and
NCIS have to get them back.
They had been working with Agent Tobias Fornell and the FBI for about three months now and Allison had gotten so used to having Fornell around the house that she started thinking that he and Gibbs might make a good couple. She really didn't know if either man went that way but they were so much alike and compatible that she thought she might give it a try. She'd tried setting them up several times but they always included her in whatever they were doing. So after a couple of tries she finally gave up and let them get together on their own.
Gibbs and Tobias had figured out what Ali was trying to do and after some careful consideration and lots of talking they decided to give it a try. It was during one of their regular weekend together that while Ali was playing outside that Tobias brought up the subject.
“You know people are beginning to think were a couple since I'm spending so much time over here.” stated Tobias out of the blue.
They were sitting on the couch watching a baseball game and drinking beer when Tobias threw that out of the blue. Gibbs looked out of the corner of his eye at the man sitting next to him and smiled. He'd known that Ali had been trying to set them up as a couple for a couple of weeks now and in actuality he didn't mind the idea. When he was younger he'd had his share of male lovers and with all honestly couldn't say that he hadn't enjoyed the relationships.
“Would that be such a bad thing Tobias?” asked Gibbs as he slightly turned to look fully at the man beside him.
Tobias stopped in mid sip and looked over at the man beside him. Like Gibbs in his younger days he’d had his share of male lovers but he hadn't know if Gibbs swung that way or was even interested.
“And just how would that work, Jethro?” asked Tobias. He knew that Gibbs and Allison were in an established relationship, even going so far as to make each other executors of their wills and medical and financial proxies. He also knew that Gibbs wasn't going to give up Allison just to start a relationship with him.
“Well you could move in here with us, there's plenty of room.”
“And Allison?” asked Tobias as he knew he was beginning on a very sensitive subject.
Gibbs sighed then answered. “Tobias I won't lie to you. If we start a relationship you will be getting Ali too. She's a big part of my life and I won't give her up for anyone.”
“I'm not asking you to Jethro. I'm just not sure I can have the same type of relationship with her that you have. At least not a first.” said Tobias truthfully. He wasn't exactly sure how their relationship worked but he was pretty sure that it involved Gibbs taking care of Allison “personally” and he wasn't sure he could do that right now.
“I don't think either of us expect that Tobias. Why don't we ask Ali about it and go from there” said Gibbs then he got up and went to the backyard.
Ali had been playing out in the backyard trying to throw a football through a tire Gibbs had hung for her. She had been getting progressively better at her throwing skills and now was trying to improve her accuracy. As Gibbs opened the door he watched for a few minutes as Ali threw the ball, a little bit wobbly but got it just barely through the center of the tire.
As she screamed and bounced up and down Gibbs called. “Ali baby, can you come in for a minute?”
“Did you see that Daddy, did you see? I did it....I did it!” exclaimed Ali as she came running up to Gibbs throwing her arms around his neck.
“I did baby girl and I'm proud of you, but we need to talk for a minute.” said Gibbs as he lead her into the living room.
“Okay, hi Tobias” said Ali as she saw the other man then plopped down on the couch beside him.
“Ali, how would you feel if Tobias and I started seeing each other?” asked Gibbs as he stood and looked at the two on the couch.
Ali sat for a few seconds then jumped up and once again threw her arms around Gibbs' neck. “It's about damn time Daddy!”
“Allison” growled Gibbs playfully, as he pulled her arms from around his neck then look at the woman in front of him. “Are you sure you're okay with it Ali?”
“Sorry Daddy, but I'm more than okay with it. If you hadn't noticed I've been trying to set you two up for the past few weeks but you both were too stubborn to noticed.”
“Oh we noticed Allison, but we didn't want to upset you so that's why we always included you in all our plans.” said Tobias as he stood up and came over to the woman.
“Well I appreciate the thought Tobias but in case you haven't noticed, I'm a big girl now. I can take care of myself. The only thing I have to say is this, If you hurt him. You answer to me.” said Allison as he moved to stand in front of the other man.
“Allison” said Gibbs warningly.
“Don't worry Jethro, I wouldn't have expected anything else from her. But you have my word Allison. I'll do my best not to hurt him or you.” answered Tobias truthfully.
At his answer Allison shrugged her shoulders saying “Then I don't see a problem.” said Ali as she smiled then she bounced back over to the couch and sat back down.
Tobias looked at her stunned for a few minutes then smiled and looked over at Gibbs. “Is she always like that?”
“Pretty much” answered Gibbs with a smile as he moved back over to the couch and sat down beside Ali.
“Okay so now we've established that you don't have a problem with us starting a relationship but what about everything else?” asked Tobias.
“What do you mean?” asked Ali
“Allison, I know you and Jethro have a special relationship together. Will you expect the same thing from me?”
“Tobias, don't take this the wrong way. I like you an all but I don't know or trust you that well yet. Why don't we just take it slowly and see how things progress.”
“Sounds good to me, so what happens now?” said Tobias as he leaned back against the couch and took another sip of beer. The first step had been taken and now they would work things out as they happened.
“We'll it's almost lunch time, so why don't Ali and I go upstairs and get her cleaned up and changed then we can fix lunch and go from there?” said Gibbs as he stood then pulled Ali up beside him.
“Race you Daddy!” called Ali as she headed towards stairs.
As they watched Ali race up the stairs they both smiled then Gibbs said hesitantly. “Tobias, thank you”
“For what Jethro?” asked Tobias as she stood in front of Gibbs, then hesitantly took Gibbs hand.
“For taking a chance on this old man and accepting Ali as part of the deal.” said Gibbs softly.
“In case you haven't noticed none of us are spring chickens Jethro, and she's a special lady” answered Tobias then leaned in and lightly brushed Gibbs lips with his own.
Just then Ali called from the upstairs banister. “Daddy! You two need to get a room if you're going to do that!”
At her comment Tobias and Jethro broke apart smiling, then Tobias said. “Go on Jethro, take care of Allison. I'll see what I can find for lunch” then headed towards the kitchen.
As Gibbs watched Tobias enter the kitchen he smiled then lightly brushed his fingers across his lips. The touch of Tobias' lips against his had felt wonderful and he couldn't wait to feel that sensation again.
“Daddy!” called Ali again as she looked down at him and smiled. She'd seen the kiss between Gibbs and Fornell and was really happy for both of them. They seemed got together and she really hoped that things worked out for both of them, they deserved to be happy.
“Coming baby girl” called Gibbs as he started up the stairs then pulled her into her room.
Gibbs quickly gathered her supplies then changed Ali's diaper and a few minutes later they both headed down stairs. Ali bouncing into the kitchen to help Fornell fix lunch. The rest of the day went as normal with Gibbs putting Ali down for her nap after lunch and he and Fornell spending the time of the couch hesitantly exploring each other’s bodies.
After Ali's nap, she talked them both into going back outside in the backyard and watching her play. After a few minutes Gibbs begged off saying there was something he needed to finish in the work shed leaving Ali and Fornell play. About twenty minutes later Tobias came into the work shed huffing and sat down on a bench across from Gibbs.
“Doesn't she ever slow down?” asked Tobias as he grabbed a mason jar, pouring the contents on the table then holding it out to Gibbs. “Got anything to drink?”
At his question Gibbs went to his stash and pulled out a full bottle of bourbon and poured some in the glass for Tobias.
“You're not drinking?” asked Tobias as he took a sip.
“Don't need to anymore. Since Ali's has been in my life I'm happier than I've ever been before.” answered Gibbs.
“Sounds nice” answered Tobias sort of wistfully.
“It can be Tobias, you just have to give yourself and us a chance.” said Gibbs softly as she stood up and walked over to Tobias taking his glass from him and placing it on the table.
As Gibbs leaned into Tobias he gently brushed his lips then deepened the kiss as he felt Tobias respond. As their bodies started rubbing against each other they broke apart both trying to catch their breaths.
“Jethro, I think we'd better go back to Allison or we really are going to have to get a room.” said Tobias as he headed towards the door.
“I think you're right Tobias. Let's go see what our little girl is up to?” said Gibbs as he headed towards the door, turning off the light as closed the door.
Allison had been blissfully throwing the football through the tire again and smiled as she saw both Gibbs and Fornell coming out of the work shed both walking a little stiffly. She smiled once again at them then called. “Heads up Daddy!” as she tossed the ball to Gibbs. He caught if effortless, then motioned towards Tobias. At the shake of his head, Gibbs once again threw the ball to Ali and they spent the rest of the afternoon outside tossing the ball with Tobias watching.
As it started to get dark Gibbs called a quit to their outdoor play, heading inside and once again Ali and Gibbs headed upstairs as Tobias went to the kitchen. When Ali and Gibbs came down the three of them fixed diner, then ate spending the rest of the night watching television on the couch. At Ali's bedtime Gibbs took her upstairs, putting her to bed then came back downstairs to spend some time with Tobias. After a few more hours of heavy petting and very little television watching Tobias gently pushed Gibbs away then stood.
At Gibbs' puzzled look he took his hands gently pulling him to his feet. “I think it’s better if I left now before things get out of hand.” said Tobias as he gently brushed Gibbs' lips one more time then stepped back.
“You could always stay?” said Gibbs softly.
“I don't think that's such a good idea Jethro. You wanted to take it slowly, and I don't really think me spending the night here is taking it slow.” said Tobias with a smile.
“You're probably right, Night Tobias” whispered Gibbs.
Tobias looked one more time at the man in front of him and with a sly smile, he leaned in giving Gibbs's another quick kiss then turned and quickly left before he changed his mind. Gibbs watched Tobias leave then returned to the couch to contemplate the way his life was going. Ten years or so he was a sad and lonely man, now he had a second chance with his little girl and the possibility of a relationship with a wonderful man. Life was good right now for him.
Over the next several months Gibbs and Fornell worked on their budding relationship mostly keeping it a secret but eventually Gibbs' little family found out. By the time Gibbs had to spend two weeks out of the country Tobias was spending most of his time at Gibbs' and Ali's house. Ali had become comfortable enough around Tobias that she was able to return to full “Ali mode” when he was at the house let him take care of her with the exception of showering and changing.
So on the night that Gibbs came home to tell them he was having to go out of the country for two weeks he found Ali and Tobias cuddling on the couch. Allison had showered and changed into her “Ali mode” wearing only an oversized tee-shirt, her diaper and socks. Tobias was watching the news while Ali cuddled beside him reading one of her books. As he entered the house, he dropped his keys on the table in the foyer then called out.
“Ali, Tobias. I'm home.”
At Gibbs' call Ali jumped up throwing her book in Tobias' lap then ran to hug Gibbs.
“Allison,” called Tobias as he closed her book then laid in to the coffee table.
“Sorry Tobias. We've fixed dinner Daddy, were having Panini” said Ali as she let go of his neck and dragged him into the living room.
“Sounds great sweetheart, but we need we need to talk if there's time before we eat.” said Gibbs as he sat Ali down on the couch.
“We've got about twenty minutes Jethro. Is something wrong?” asked Tobias as he sat down on the other side of Gibbs.
“Not wrong Tobias but Director Vance and Sec Nav need me to go out of the country.” answered Gibbs.
“For how long Daddy?” asked Ali as she snuggled close to Gibbs.
“Only for two weeks baby girl. I was thinking that Tobias could stay here at the house with you while I was gone.” answered Gibbs.
“Would that be okay little one?” asked Tobias.
Gibbs had called him earlier that day after Vance and Sec Nav had talked to him. They'd worked out most of the logistics, making plans for Tobias to stay at the house while Gibbs was gone, and one of the team would come over at night to help keep Ali company. Now all they had to figure out was Ali's personal care. She still wasn't totally comfortable with Tobias showering or changing her so he hoped that Ali would step up and be willing to take care of that herself while Gibbs was gone. If she or Tobias got home before him she would sometimes take care of changing into “Ali mode” herself.
At Ali's shy little nod Tobias moved closer to them and started gently rubbing Ali's back.
“If you don't feel comfortable with me staying little one we can arrange for Ziva or Abby to stay with you,” suggested Tobias.
“No, I want you to stay with me Tobias. But what about my shower and diaper” asked Ali as she sat up between the two men in her life.
“If you want I can try and take care of that for you, but I don't want it to make you uncomfortable.” said Tobias.
“I think I'd like to take care of that myself if you don't mind. Not that I don't trust you Tobias, it's just that Daddy has always.....” started Ali but stopped and ducked her head against Tobias' chest.
“It's alright little one, you don't have to explain. Hopefully one day soon you will trust me enough to think of me as your second Daddy. Until then I'm just glad you've let me be a part of yours and Jethro's life.”
“I will Tobias, I promise. Just give me a little more time.” asked Ali.
“Take all the time you need little one, I'll wait.” answered Tobias as he hugged his new little one, gently rubbing her back.
They sat there for a few minutes until the timer sounded announcing that dinner was ready. As they all stood up Tobias silently signaled Gibbs that he might need to take Ali upstairs and change her. As Gibbs headed Ali upstairs Tobias called.
“I'll have it on the table by the time you guys come back down Jethro.”
“Thanks Tobias, come on baby girl. Let's take care of you then we can eat”
With that said Gibbs led Ali into her room and quickly changed her then headed back downstairs to eat dinner. As promised Tobias had dinner waiting on the table and they ate, then spend the rest of the night with Ali cuddled between Gibbs and Fornell on couch while they watched television.
After they put Ali to bed Tobias helped Gibbs pack so they could take him to the airport early the next morning. As Tobias got ready to leave Gibbs stopped him.
“Stay with me tonight Tobias” asked Gibbs as he pulled the older man closer to him.
“What would Ali say, Jethro?” asked Tobias
“Probably ask what took us so long” laughed Gibbs.
“You're right, she probably would” replied Tobias with a similar laugh.
“So I take it that's a yes?” asked Gibbs.
“What do you think Jethro” said Tobias as he gently push him back against the bed until the back of his legs hit the side of the bed.
“I'd say what took you so long” answered Gibbs breathlessly then stopped talking all together as Tobias' lip locked with his and they both fell against the bed.
For the rest of the night of the night moans of pleasure and cries of joy were heard from the master bedroom until finally early in the morning it became quiet and they slipped into blissful sleep.