Title: Agent, really far, Afloat
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo Sheppard/McKay (have never written that pairing)
Spoilers: All of NCIS, and Stargate Atlantis as I don’t know if I am going to mix and match. It is AU. It is based in NCIS after when Gibbs comes back from Mexico. The Jeanne thing never happened. Stargate Atlantis, they are connected with Earth.
Summary: Tony has had enough, he got offered a genuinely great a job. A once in a lifetime chance. He is the agent afloat, the cop for Atlantis in the Pegasus galaxy. He comes back to update the Stargate Command on what he thinks needs. He also has to go back to the Navy Yard to talk to the director. Tony knows he will bump into his former team. How are they going to react when he can’t tell them anything?
Disclaimer: I don’t own anything to do with NCIS or Stargate Atlantis. I am just doing this for fun
Feedback is always welcome.
Tony stood in the elevator heading up towards the bullpen. He hoped Gibbs and company were out on a case. It was going to be bad enough to talk to Jenny. She hated the fact that she was left out of the loop on where he was going. Jenny had not been happy to lose one of her top investigators, the one that she had wanted to use in a secret undercover operation. She had no idea where he was going or what he would be doing. SecNav didn’t have the information, it had been above them. Tony knew that a lot of people wondered why he, of all people had been picked for this top secret position.
Tony was at first going to turn down the role, just like had the Rota post a couple of days before. Then he had received the attitude from Gibbs and sly smarmy comments from Ziva and McGee. He went home that night, and he was so extremely tired he didn’t want to continue working there anymore. That night he received a phone call to go to a private meeting.
It had been the best decision for him. He missed Abby, Ducky and Palmer. His love for Gibbs had never faded. Now he was back, and it was only for a short time. They were also giving a few days off as well. He chuckled at the thought of coming back to Earth as ‘Shore Leave’. It would be good to be home. Home, Atlantis was now home for him. He loved being there. He got on well with the people, he was respected.
All thoughts faded as the elevator door opened. Tony took a deep breath and walked into the bullpen. It felt strange to be back. He stepped out into the bullpen and looked around. He felt his heart stopped as there was Gibbs.
Tim and Ziva had already seen him. Their mouths open, eyes wide with shocked expressions. Gibbs turned, and thought he was seeing things. He had dreamt of Tony ever since he had left 6 long, extraordinarily long months ago. Things were no longer the same. The cases seemed to be harder, and took more out of him. Tim was doing ok as SFA, but he couldn’t read him the way Tony could.
Tony stood frozen to the spot. He was tempted to head straight up the stairs to see Jenny, but he couldn’t do that. He owed Gibbs and the others more than popping in and out without even talking to them. Tony readied himself and walked towards them.
Gibbs could see the indecisiveness in Tony’s face. He knew that Tony wasn’t sure if he were going to come over and talk to them or not. He couldn’t, he wouldn’t make the first step no matter how he wanted to. It just wasn’t in his nature. His nature that had what driven him away the first time. Gibbs had been thinking more and more about retiring. Some many things had changed, too many.
‘Gibbs.’ Tony stopped in front of his former boss.
‘DiNozzo.’ Gibbs stopped himself from pulling the other man into his arms.
‘How are things here?’ Tony asked he finally turned to look at the two others.
Before they could say anything the elevator opened and a black and red flash had come out screaming and ran towards him.
Tony managed to brace himself for impact. He winced in pain at the collision.
‘Hey Abby.’ Tony groaned but still wrapped his arms around her. He hugged her tight.
‘Are you back?’ She pulled back and stared at him. Her eyes wide, every emotion written clearly in them.
‘No, I’m not back Abby.’ He looked around, and then his gaze landed on Gibbs. ‘I’m not coming back. I had a meeting. After I see the director, I am on shore leave.’
‘But Tony,’ Abby started to talk, but Tony’s cell interrupted her.
He pulled out his cell, and smiled at the name that flashed up on the screen. Tony clicked the answer symbol and placed it against his ear.
‘Rodney, what is it?’ Tony grinned as he listened. ‘Of course, I’m coming back. Why wouldn’t I Rodney.’ He laughed. ‘I have a few days off. You are going to do those movies for me right. Yeah, the movie nights are fun. We just need more of them.’
Tim and Ziva looked at each other as they listened to the conversation. It seemed where he was now they liked the movie aspect about Tony. They both actually thought that he would not have been happy anywhere but here. It looks like they were wrong.
‘Tony seems happy.’ Abby whispered sadly. It was obvious that he didn’t want to come back.
‘Rodney, you know I am better. Ronon is supposed to do his best to hurt me, he’s training me.’ Tony paused again. ‘Well it works; I am a lot better fighter now. Well, if you come here of course we can out get something to eat. You know what hotel I’m at. Just let me know what you decide. I am going to go now. I have talked you out of the panic attack of thinking that I was going to stay. Yes, it’s only because you are used to me. Why would I think you would miss me Rodney?’ Tony pulled the cell away, looked at it and laughed. He saw the confused looks he was receiving. ‘He hung up on me.’
‘You genuinely like where you are, don’t you?’ Abby pouted.
‘I’m sorry Abby, I genuinely do. It is full of crazy people. I fit right in.’ Tony thought about all the friends he had made. ‘Look, I have to go and see the director. I’ll be back down afterwards.’
‘Cool, I have to go back down to my lab. Come visit me.’ Abby went and hugged him again.
‘You can count on it.’ Tony looked at Gibbs again, and started to walk away.
‘Tony.’ Gibbs called out. Tony turned, and he walked over to the younger man. ‘If nothing comes up, uhhhh would you like to come around. Cowboy steak?’ His voice was low so no one else could hear.
‘I’d love to. 7pm, if there are no problems?’ Tony waited for Gibbs to nod. ‘My cell is the same number. I just don’t use it much.’
Gibbs remained standing there as he watched Tony head up the stairs.
Jenny looked up and glared at the man who just walked into her office.
‘Agent DiNozzo good to see you, are you going to tell me where you’ve been?’ Jenny asked, and she wasn’t going to take no for an answer.