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Duality

By Gina Mae Callen

Drama / Thriller

Chapter 1

Danny Walden walked down the gangplank of his ship and headed off to the nearest café to the naval yard; he ordered a coffee and sat watching the world go by. 

It had been about ten years since he had set foot in the US. He had had enough after his mothers boyfriend had forced a judge to order him to enlist in the navy. 

He hated boats, he was not like his brother who got seasick, but he had hated every bit of the ten years he had just served. 

Now he was back for revenge.

He had two Admirals in his life he hated.

He hated his father for keeping his brother and raising him whilst casting him and his mother out. Yes, she had made a good living as a doctor, but she had not been able to stay away from the navy and had dated another Admiral. 

Admiral Chegwidden who was not only an Admiral, but a flippin' JAG Lawyer as well. He cursed to himself.

He watched as a group of people walked across the navy yard.

One in particular caught his attention. Tim? Here?

He picked up the phone, sent a text, and watched as Tim McGee answered his phone. He grinned to himself as Tim went white and shakily closed his phone and looked around.

"You ok Tim?" Tony asked as Tim closed his phone,

"Yeah, I'm fine…er…I have to pick up a package I'll meet you back at the office," Tim said and waited as they all walked on. He turned on his heel and walked into the coffee shop.


He saw Danny sitting in a back booth and sat across from him.

"Hi Timmy," Danny said with a genuine smile.

"Danny. When did you get in?" Tim asked.

"About an hour ago." Danny told him with a smile.

"Have you called mom?" Tim asked.

"Have you?" he countered back.

Tim shrugged he had never been close to either of his parents, preferring his stepmother and his grandmother to them.

"What about the Admiral?" Danny said.

"Called him a few years ago, we had a case with Penny and she suggested I call him, didn't go so well though." Tim admitted.

"Case?" Danny asked confused.

"Er….yeah, I work for NCIS." Tim said

Danny grinned, "You're a Fed?" He laughed so loud other diners turned to look at them, "I always thought you'd be a computer geek"

Tim smiled, he was a geek as well but he would never admit it to Danny.

Tim's phone rang and he took the call. "McGee…On it Boss," he said and hung up.

"Danny I have to go, are you in port for long, I'd love to catch up?" Tim asked as he stood up.

"Sure, we're here for a month so I've plenty of time." He said giving Tim a hug, "I'll call you, and I have some things to do too." Danny said.

Tim walked off.


A week later the meeting all but forgotten Tim sat back at his desk going through some cold cases when Tobias Fornell and Agent Sacks entered the bullpen.

"What have you done now DiNozzo?" Gibbs growled although his gut told him this time they weren't here for DiNozzo.

"Me Boss! Nothing Boss!" Tony yelped in protest

Fornell ignored them and walked up to Tim who stood up to face him. "Timothy McGee, You're under arrest for the Murder of Admiral Albert Jethro Chegwidden and Doctor Sidney Walden."

Tim's face dropped and he sat heavily down in his chair, "Mom's dead?" he breathed in shock.

Sacks sneered at him, "Like you didn't know. We have you on camera shooting them." He handed Gibbs the Disc.

"I'm Sorry Jethro, but this is untampered footage and we have a witness." Tobias told his friend.

They all looked as the footage started. Tim looked distraught as his mother and the Admiral walked onto camera in the mall and he watched himself walk up to them, His step-father smiled and mother looked at him with a smile which then dropped as 'Tim' shot the Admiral and then his mother.

"No!" Tim stood with tears falling down his face. "Mom!"

Gibbs looked at Tim; the young man was obviously distraught.

"McGee, Can you explain this."

Tim just shrugged his shoulders then brought his head up sharply, "Boss you have to put a protection detail on my father and Sarah, he'll go after them next."

"Who?" Fornell asked.

"My brother Danny."

Tony picked up the phone and arranged it as Gibbs turned to Tim.

"You don't have a brother." Gibbs said sharply.

"I do he's my twin." Tim said desperately hoping Gibbs would believe in him as he did Tony every time he was accused.

"McGee, I've read your file you don't mention a brother, your mother is Amy McGee not Sidney Walden." Gibbs insisted.

"Boss please!" Tim looked up his eyes pleading to be understood, "Danny is my identical Twin brother Sidney Walden was my…m…mom. John McGee is our father and mom was his first wife."

Gibbs looked at Fornell, who seemed to be erring on the side of caution.

"Oh, Come on the 'I suddenly have an Identical Twin and they did it' excuse!" Sacks groaned.

Tim stood there it seemed as if no one believed him, even he had to admit the evidence was overwhelming.

Tim suddenly knew what to do. "I want a lawyer." He snapped.

Gibbs could not believe it, he was on the verge of believing in his agent when Tim's whole demeanor changed and he suddenly looked exactly like the man on the disc, hard and cold.

"Tobias, our interrogation suite." Gibbs said although he hoped he was wrong and Tim was innocent he could not take the chance of the FBI taking him.

"Hey!" Tim said cutting between the two men. "I get a phone call." He motioned with his hands and Sacks unlocked one of the cuffs.

Tim picked up his phone and dialed. "Sarah, its Tim…Danny shot A.J and Mom the police think it's me, can you call Dad and Sarah and then get Harm up to NCIS headquarters. Yep….ok…. will do."

Tim placed the phone on the receiver and turned to the others. "On the advice of my council I refuse to answer any more questions until they get here. Although to prevent another murder I'm begging you bring my family in."

"Tim, you called your sister? She isn't a lawyer so we can't really take that advice." Gibbs said gently.

"I called JAG. Sarah and Harmon Rabb. Family friends and my lawyers, they'll wanna be in on this Gibbs, A.J and mom, were good friends."

"Tim please just explain this, we can sort it out." Tony begged, the last thing he wanted was for Tim to be arrested for murder.

Tony's phone rang. "DiNozzo…Ok…Both of them, are you sure...Thanks." He replaced the receiver and turned to Gibbs.

"Boss, both Admiral McGee and Sarah McGee are missing; Mrs. McGee is on her way up." He said.

Tim started to struggle against his cuffs as the elevator door opened and a stern woman walked into the bullpen and slapped Tim around the face.

"What did you do and which one are you?" She asked him.

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