When he got out of the shower he found her still body lying tangled in the sheets of their double bed they’d bought together one week after they had finally gotten it right and told each other.
Gibbs had been back from his mission 4 months after they resigned. He had come back in bad shape and they were not told where he had been or what the mission was about. The three musketeers were simply called in one Tuesday morning by Gibbs to “get their asses over to their desks. They were already an hour late”.
Over the summer Tony and Ziva had really bonded. They would have their movie nights more and more frequently until they endeed up meeting every single night.
They would wake up next to each other the following morning. And every time morning they opened their eyes to see the other’s shoulder, feel the other’s hand on them and feeling each other’s warmth, saying the three words out loud didn’t seem that frightening; almost.
Gibbs was back and they got their jobs back which meant Ziva had to sleep in her own apartment and the movie nights stopped; they were to busy working.
That was what made them both realize that they wanted to be partners when the curtains went down after every case instead of the long lonely nights which were spent staring at the roof while lying in their separate cold beds, longing for each other. They wanted to go home hand in hand sleep deprived together after a long day.
But even though it really shouldn’t have surprised her, Ziva David found herself speechless that evening of a cold and rainy November night when they had been sitting in the break room talking. Gibbs had called Tony’s phone as McGee had found a lead on their case. They had both gotten up from their chairs and Tony had casually said “Hey, wait” and before Ziva could react other than turning her head to him he had grabbed her behind the neck, crashing their lips together. He kissed her with such tenderness that she felt her heart skipping several beats.
In that moment every single cell in her body screamed at her to back away, back off.The part of her that had lost every single person she’d learned to love.
Instead she found herself melting into his lips and into his arms as his other arm that wasn’t around her neck had come around her waist, softly crashing their bodies closer to each other. She had by then cupped both of her hands around his neck, pushing him closer to her.
Their kiss turned more passionate and they pulled back both quickly taking a deep breath. Tony was the first one to breathlessly whisper “Ziva, I want…you”. Ziva replied by kissing his mouth and pulled back barely as she whispered “Me too”.
So yeah, Gibbs didn’t know yet and it was hard keeping it out of the office. But standing there in the doorway of the bathroom every single morning, taking her sleeping form in, he knew; he’d to anything for her, give everything. She’d been worth the wait all along and he couldn’t wait to get more of her.