Title: Inside A Broken Man
Spoilers: All of NCIS,
Warning: Slash, mention of rape (see previous story)
Summary: This is a sequel to 'Journey to the Past.' It is four months later and former Captain, Simon Marks is still out there. Tony is trying to finally deal with the original attack and his kidnapping. Gibbs is trying to keep everything together to try and help him.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything to do with NCIS. I am just doing this for fun
Feedback is always welcome.
Gibbs ran back upstairs as he heard Tony scream. It had been four months since he had been rescued. One of his rapists was dead, and the other was still out there. He hadn't stopped the search, and he wouldn't until he was either in prison or dead. Dead is the one that he would prefer.
As soon as he got to the bedroom, he rushed to Tony's side and pulled him into his arms. Tony curled into his embrace; tears fell from his eyes as he slowly awakened from a nightmare.
Gibbs never understood how Tony knew it was him, but he could always seem to sense that he was. At times like this, he felt so helpless. He didn't know what to do. Gibbs would do anything to help the man he loved. This was one battle he couldn't go out and fight physically. He couldn't force Tony to talk to him, or to anyone.
Tony woke up; he took in a deep breath and tried to slow down his pounding heart. He tensed up as soon as he realised that strong arms were wrapped around him. That was when the aroma of sawdust and coffee attacked his senses. Tony's body automatically relaxed when he knew it was Gibbs that held him, but his mind went on alert.
'I need the bathroom.' Tony struggled out of Gibbs' arms and rushed into the en-suite.
Gibbs shook his head, he hated this. Every time Tony woke up and realised that he was held by the older man, he took off and hid in the bathroom. He knew that the two of them had to talk. They had to figure out what would help Tony, and then move forward together.
Tony splashed water onto his face, and then stared at his pale complexion. There were dark circles under his eyes. 'What the fuck is wrong with you?' He glared at his reflection.
He couldn't understand why this was happening now. He dealt with it all alone last time. What was different now? The last thing Tony wanted was to appear weak in front of not only the man he admired, but also loved. How long would Gibbs put up with this before he decided to move on?
Abby, McGee and Ziva sat down at the yard. They knew Gibbs had to be in MTAC most of today. They had to make sure that Tony didn't go anywhere alone. Gibbs didn't officially know they did this, but they thought he had guesses. After all Gibbs knew everything, everything apart from being able to help Tony. They all felt useless and angry at not being able to help their friend. Vance walked passed them, and nodded in their direction before he headed up to his office. He had offered them some of the new recruits if they needed help. He knew what they were doing, and supported them.
'Ziva, Tony needs to be out a lot of today. He's the best one to do the interviews. I think we all agree that you'd be the best one to watch his back.' McGee explained. It wasn't just because of the past rape, and the attempted rape that they did this. It was also because Mark was still out there. His obsession with Tony had lasted all these years, and now that he had no job there was only one thing, or person that he could concentrate on. Tony. That was the main reason they never let him go anywhere alone.
'I agree, but what about you McGee?' Ziva asked. She agreed about her being the best one, apart from Gibbs to protect him. What she didn't like was McGee going without any backup.
'If I need to go out, I will take Vance up on using one of the probies. At the moment, I have a lot of computer work to do. I will update you if anything changes.' McGee grinned at her.
'Very well McGee, we shall talk to Gibbs as soon as we can.'
Tony and Gibbs stood in the elevator together. It was the same every morning. Tony woke up; he then freaked and hid in the bathroom. Gibbs headed down to the kitchen and made breakfast. When Tony came downstairs, they would pretend nothing was wrong. Gibbs reached over and pressed the emergency stop button
'I'm in MTAC all day.' Gibbs paused for a moment. 'Will you be ok?'
Tony turned to him and gave him a bright smile, a smile that never reached his eyes. 'Of course I will be boss.'
Gibbs cupped Tony's cheek in one of his hands. 'If you need me, just call, promise me?'
'I promise you, if I need you I'll call.' Tony replied.
Both men knew that it was a lie. Gibbs turned away and flicked the switch on the elevator to get it moving.
The team stood there and they sorted out what they needed to do. Gibbs stood there and listened, he wanted to make sure that Tony was going to be ok. He trusted his team, and he knew that Tony could lead them, he had led them before. Tony had deserved his own team years ago. Gibbs was amazed he was still here, by his side.
'What's the F.B.I doing here?' McGee muttered.
Everyone all turned to look at Fornell and Sacks.
'What's going on Fornell?' Gibbs asked. His gut screamed at him that whatever it was, it was going to be something he hated.
Fornell turned his gaze away from Gibbs and looked at Tony.
'DiNozzo, Simon Marks has been killing people. We need your help to lure him out.' Fornell stated bluntly.