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There's a rough case, a kid. Tony is lost. So he does what he always does when he's lost. Sit quietly on Gibbs's basement steps & watch his boss work on the boat. Neither of them saying anything. Just together.
Gibbs knows Tony's fragile on nights like these, feels his gaze, sees his flinches. He knows Tony needs him to be strong. Neither are willing to admit what they both really want but it's still there. He gets Tony to bed and holds him close. They're both sane for another day.