Title: Journey to the Past
Spoilers: All of NCIS
Summary: The team have to go to Philadelphia and meet up with some of those that DiNozzo used to work with. Things come to the for front of what really happened and but Tony into the cross-hairs.
Disclaimer. I own nothing to do with NCIS
Tony sighed as he stood outside of Philly P.D. This was the last place he wanted to be. There was too many memories and not a lot of them good. He truly hoped that everything had been forgotten. After it hadn't been his fault.
Gibbs, McGee and Ziva were already in there. He knew he should be in there but Tony just needed a moment to catch his breath, to be able to deal with the fall out. How where the rest of the team going to react if everything came to light? How would Gibbs react?
Tony trusted them all, they were his family. He loved them all, some more than others. They wouldn't turn him away, he hoped.
Captain Marks was glaring at Special Agents Gibbs he hated when he was forced to hand over his cases. Just because it was a naval officer he didn't see why his men couldn't solve this crime. It was too much like one many years ago but he didn't tell the agent that. Hopefully he would not know and just close this one down.
He turned away to pick up the file from his desk. The office had become a lot more quiet,
"This is my Senior Field Agent Anthony DiNozzo." Gibbs said abruptly.
Marks froze his hand on the paperwork. He had to be hearing things this was not a name he heard in 12 years. Slowly he looked up and stared into a pair of familiar hazel eyes, ones that had haunted his dreams still after all of this time.
"DiNozzo good to see you. So how long have you been with NCIS? Coming up to the 18 month mark."
Tony just stared at him and shook his head.
Gibbs looked between the two men there was something more going on here. "Special Agent DiNozzo has worked for me for 10 years."
Marks turned and looked at him. "10 years, you must be a great fuck."
Tony's eyes flashed in anger and bit his tongue. He wasn't going to get into a slanging match those things just got from bad to worse.
"Excuse me?" Gibbs turned and glared at him. He took a little satisfaction as they way Marks backed away from him. "Special Agent DiNozzo is good at his job. What he needed was a boss who treated him with respect. We'll be in touch if we need anything."
Marks could read in those underlying words that they would only talk to him if there was no other choice. He had no idea why he said that but DiNozzo had never worked for anyone that long. He found out that he had left Baltimore after 18 months but had no idea where he went. It looked like it had been straight to NCIS.
Tony turned and looked at some of the other officers from back in the day. With his head held out he walked out followed by his team-mates.
"DiNozzo what the hell was that about?" Gibbs ordered.
"I can't it's nothing and I never, not with him." DiNozzo stuttered a little.
Gibbs watched him for just a moment longer.
"Hotel rooms are sorted, let's go and look over these files." Gibbs grabbed hold of Tony's arm and waited until McGee and Ziva were at the car. "This is not over."
"Didn't think it was boss." Tony sighed. This was hell and was going to get a lot worse.
Tony stared at the files and couldn't believe it. He had to be wrong.
"Uhhh boss." Tony muttered.
"What is it DiNozzo?" Gibbs replied his mind still on what Marks had said.
"Was any other cases brought up when you spoke to Captain Marks?"
The rest of the team turned to look at him.
"No, why?" Gibbs asked.
"Looks like a case I was involved in when I worked here. I don't know what happened left for Baltimore."
"Ziva, McGee get back their and get the info on this case. DiNozzo you and I need to talk, now."
Ziva and McGee gave Tony a commiserating look before heading out of the door.
"Well does this have to do with what Marks said?"
Tony sighed, 'the only way this day could get any worse was if Gibbs found out how he felt about him' he thought.
Marks opened the drawer and pulled out a picture. A well used picture. He rubbed his thumb of the face. The younger face of Tony DiNozzo.
"We could have worked things out." He whispered.
He stared out from one corner and smiled as he saw a face he had dreamt of four 12 years. This time Anthony would be his.