Summary:

Ziva is new to NCIS and she doesn't know anyone. Tony and McGee are more than willing to help her but Gibbs seems to hate her. Ziva feels that if Ari hadn't been the one to kill Kate, then she'd be liked by Gibbs. Tony wants to change Ziva's mind about leaving to go back to Israel but will he be too late?


Rated: FR7
Categories: General
Genre: Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None

Ziva walked into the squadroom to find Tony sitting at his desk. McGee was sitting at the desk next to him and Gibbs was across from McGee. They were all working hard and Ziva felt bad for interrupting them.

"Excuse me, I'm looking for Agent Gibbs," said Ziva.

"That's me. What can I do for you?" asked Gibbs.

"I'm Ziva. I'm your new liaison officer."

"Oh, yeah, that's right. That's your desk. You'll be partnered with DiNozzo. He'll teach you what you need to know."

Feeling slightly disappointed and a little hurt at the tone in her new boss' voice, Ziva said hello to Tony and sat down at her desk. After a few minutes, Tony saved his work and came over to sit on the edge of Ziva's desk.

"Don't worry about him. He's still really upset at losing Agent Todd. No offence but are you really Ari Haswari's half sister?" asked Tony.

"Yes, I am. I wish he had've listened to me when I told him not to kill Kate but he didn't listen to me. I've been treated horribly by everyone in Israel since he was killed and by everyone here since he killed Kate. It's not fair," said Ziva.

When Tony looked into Ziva's eyes, he realised that she was sobbing. Tony immediately felt bad for her and wished that he could do something to help her.

"Why don't I show you around?" asked Tony.

Ziva quickly wiped away her tears and then stood up. She followed Tony to the elevator.

Downstairs, Tony introduced Ziva to Abby. Although it was clear that Abby was missing Kate, it was also clear that she wanted a new best friend. Abby gave a surprised Ziva a bear hug.

"Ziva, I know you probably are being treated badly but I promise to be nice to you and to help you fit in. I'll also fix Gibbs so he is nice to you. Would you like that?" asked Abby.

"That would be wonderful Abby. Thanks for everything you're going to do," answered Ziva. "I think."

Abby laughed and hugged Ziva again. She was already feeling better. It didn't matter that Ziva was Ari's half sister. She hadn't been the one to kill Kate and she didn't deserve to be treated horribly.

After a few more minutes, Tony took Ziva down to Autopsy so she could meet Ducky and Palmer. Ducky was happy to meet her and Ziva immediately felt happy to be working with this man. Palmer, who hadn't known Kate very well, was chirpy and quiet. He returned to his work as soon as he had said hi to Ziva.

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"Are you confused about the layout of the building yet Ziva?" asked Tony.

"No. I am very good at remembering things," replied Ziva.

"Okay. If you get lost, just ask someone and they'll help you."

"Thank you Tony. But aren't you missing Kate too?"

"I am, but you didn't kill her so I can't take out my anger on you. Ari's dead, so he got what he deserved, no offence."

"None taken."


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