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“And how are you holding up, Jethro?”

Gibbs looked up from his paperwork, frowning. “We found Reeves’s killer.”

“I meant with Abigail’s departure,” said Ducky. “The last of our original team, leaving the nest.”

“Things change, Duck.”

“That doesn’t mean we can’t stop and reflect on what has been. Those early days, just after young Anthony joined us.”

Gibbs snorted. “Before I taught DiNozzo some manners.”

“Jethro…”

“They were good kids, Duck. And now they’re adults, out on their own.”

“Because of what you taught them,” said Ducky.

Gibbs smiled. “We taught each other.”

“How very true,” the ME agreed.

THE END