Title: "Inheritance: Chapter Three"Author: abe16kidboscoWord Count: 1,353Summary: A family member spontaneously shows up at NCIS Headquarters to make an unexpected delivery.Author's Notes: I am Tony DiNozzo's keeper. *Gets headslapped* Huh? Was I dreaming again? ...Okay, fine- NCIS and Tony DiNozzo don't belong to me, and I do not own the rights to them sadly. ;) I just like playing with them. ;) ...All ideas belong to abe16kidbosco @ stokesfanficz, so please don't plagerize! This fic was inspired by the one and only KATE! You're the best, girl! :) ...Oh yeah, and this is completely un-beta'd. :)He strolled in, nibbling on a piece of pepperoni, sausage, and extra cheese pizza- his favorite. It was the perfect way for Tony to cope with his father's spontaneous visit, and he was enjoying every bite of it. Gibbs cocked his head, stifling a smirk, waiting for the man to explain himself. "Hey," McGee shouted, "did you bring us any?" "Probie," Tony grinned, exaggerating an 'MMM' sound as he took another bite, "you know I don't carry that much on me. I only had enough cash to pay for one slice. I thought about sharing, but I didn't want your germs. Although, I was mainly concerned about Ziva's germs." He leaned in to whisper in McGee's ear, "We don't know where she's been, McGee." "DiNozzo!" Gibbs exclaimed. Tony jumped up, standing at attention. "Yeah, Boss?" "What the hell are ya doin'?" "Uhh," Tony cleared his throat, thinking. For the first time in a long time, he actually couldn't come up with a witty excuse. He glanced around momentarily before surrending with a nervous chuckle, sitting down at his desk. "Uh-huh. Get back to work, DiNozzo." Gibbs knew that Tony wasn't in the right frame of mind and hiding behind his antics was his way of playing the 'tough guy' card, but he also wasn't going to play the favorite card and cut him any slack either. "And, for God's sake, McGee, stop drooling and order yourself a pizza." Ziva snickered in the background. "What are you laughing at, Miss Rolled-Out-Of-Bed-And-Came-To-Work?" Tony jabbed. Ziva dipped her head, blushing. "I had a stony night." "Rocky, Ziva. Rocky night." "Stones. Rocks. You find them both in the same place." "So, who was the lucky bachelor," he paused momentarily, pondering. "...Or was it a bachelorette? You know, that would be pretty hot, Ziva. You should con--,” he was interrupted as a hand made contact with the back of his head. Tony winced, "-sider." Gibbs crouched down to Tony's eye level, his expression serious, voice stern. "What did I tell ya, DiNozzo?" "Back to work," Tony nodded. "On it, Boss." Gibbs stood back up and grabbed his coffee off of his own desk. "Better have new information on that missing Marine when I get back," he said aloud as he made his way to the elevator, unamused. McGee grinned, his nose buried in the computer monitor, confirming that Gibbs was definitely out of the squad room before lifting his head up. "For your information, Tony, it was neither a he, nor a she," Ziva responded. "Oh... OH," he cringed as a thought crossed his mind. "So, you're asexual?" "A-what?" Ziva asked. "It means you don't have an interest in Tony's supposed specialty," McGee teased. "Supposed? Proven, Probie. Proven." Tony's cell phone rang shortly after their bantering subsided, but he didn't recognize the number. "DiNozzo," he answered. "Junior," the other voice spoke and Tony swallowed hard. "I'm buying you lunch. Meet me at the usual in thirty minutes." "Sorry, Nick, I can't make it out tonight. I have to work late." "You can hide from them, Anthony, but you can't hide from me. Now, meet me or you will be sorry." "Yeah, okay, Nick. Then, I'll see you this weekend. You take care, Buddy," he squeezed his eyes shut and hung up the phone. "Who is 'Nick'?" Ziva prodded. "Nick? Oh, he's, uhh... He's an old college buddy of mine." "You're lying." "Lying? Why would I be lying?" Tony chuckled nervously. "I can see it in your eyes." "Well, I can see it in your eyes that someone kept you up late last night."Ziva grew silent, not willing to share any of her personal information with the man, and decided to back off of him."Cover for me, Probie. I have to run an errand.""Where are you going, Tony? Tony?" McGee sighed.DiNozzo was already in the elevator, making his way outside.Approximately five minutes from his destination, Tony flipped his cell phone open, dialing the unfamiliar number as he drove. "Yeah, I'm calling for an Anthony DiNozzo. He called me from this number. Any chance you can track him down?" Tony held for a few minutes and the elder DiNozzo finally picked up the phone. "Dad?" "Tony." "How did you get this number?" "I have my sources, Son." Tony sighed. He knew he wouldn't be able to get any information out of his father unless he tracked his every move. He was a good businessman, and he knew how to keep his clients a secret. "I'm pulling in right now." Tony parked his vehicle in an old, run-down lot. His father was waiting nearby. "Junior," he grinned. "Let's just cut to the chase, Dad. Why are you here?" "I think you know very well why I'm here." Tony scratched his head. "If that was the case, I wouldn't have posed the question." "We've been at this crossroad before, Junior. You have something I want." "Right," Tony chuckled, "and what might that something be?" "You'll figure it out. I just hope you do before it's too late." "What's that supposed to mean?" Tony's brow furrowed in confusion. Feeling a strong hand on his shoulder, he turned around. Three tall, muscular men were glaring down at him. "You must be some of my father's clients," he teased, flashing a smile. Then, a fist struck him hard. Tony winced and quickly attempted to massage his jaw. "You know, we could use a strong guy like you where I work. My partner's not so--," Tony was cut off as the fist struck him again, blood now trickling from the corners of his mouth onto his shirt and suit jacket. "What do you want from me, Dad?" "Like I said, Son, you'll figure it out. Do as you wish with him. We're finished here." The older of the two DiNozzos got in his car, knowing full well what was next to come. He turned the radio on, increasing its volume so he wouldn't have to hear his own son's moans. "Is this... some kind... of joke?" Tony questioned, trying to catch his breath in between beatings. The men never replied. "This reminds me of... a movie, where..." The last kick to his stomach was just too much for him to handle. He knew he was better off keeping his mouth shut than receiving anymore punishment.The three men kicked and beat Tony until he was nearly unconscious. When they thought he'd finally succumbed to slumber, they decided that their work was done. One-by-one, they filed into DiNozzo, Senior's vehicle, making their escape.Tony was conscious, lying completely still until the car was out of sight. He moaned, clutching his chest and abdomen. He was convinced that he had atleast a few broken ribs. They sure had done a number on him. He just wished he could figure out what he supposedly knew.A few moments later, Tony's cell phone rang. It was Gibbs. He hesitated, but decided to answer it anyway."Yeah... Boss," he picked up, trying to mask the agonizing pain that he was in."Tony? You okay?""Fine," he answered, his breathing difficult."You don't sound fine. Where are you?""Uhh," he paused, not wanting to rat out his father, "home. I... must've eaten... a bad piece of... pizza.""Sounds a lot worse than food poisoning, DiNozzo.""Caught me at... the wrong time," Tony replied, coughing, struggling to keep what had happened a secret, and his pizza down.Gibbs ran a hand over his head and sighed. "Just... Get better, ya hear me? Team could use ya, DiNozzo.""I got ya, Boss."Both men hung up their phones and Tony laid there, shivering, bruised, helpless.Gibbs expunged himself from the elevator, returning to the bullpen. "McGee," he called out."Yeah, Boss?""Need a trace on DiNozzo's cell." Gibbs continued as McGee opened his mouth to talk. "No questions, McGee. Just do it."McGee obliged, nodding.Gibbs had a gut feeling. He knew Tony was hiding something. He knew something wasn't right, and he knew that Anthony DiNozzo, Senior was behind it all. His gut never told a lie.
I must kick at you now Ash! YOU HURT OUR TONY!!! Not nice Ash!Otherwise, well written the part you asked me about looks fine to me. I like the banter between the team in this chapter.Now please send Gibbs to kiss Tony's injuries better and tell Gibbs to kick Senor's ass for me!Later hun. I chat with ya when you have some time. Also I'm sorry the texts weren't coming through earlier.
LOL You know I'm a sucker for H/C Tony fics! ;) (BTW- That reminds me of Abby's "Not nice, Gibbs. Not nice." from "SWAK". LOL!)...Thanks bunches!!! Glad you liked!...You'll just have to keep reading and see what happens. ;)...Yeah, I don't know what was up with the texts. I was out to dinner with my parents and aunt and uncle, which is what I texted, and then I got your voicemail... Then, when I was going through my text messages, there were all these blank texts that I sent to you. No idea HOW that happened, but I'm SO sorry. If I have to text, I make it short because I know you get charged, so my apologies for tonight. *HUGS* Crazy busy this week, but I'll try to call you mid-week.
OMG, OMG, OMG! That was so utterly brilliant. WOW!Couldn't stop reading 'til the last words but I can't believe what you put Tony through **goes ProtectiveKate & carefully wraps arms around Dinozzo Jr**Now I want to read more... love how "the gut" never fail Gibbs. FGunny, I had a feeling your Gibbs would do just that: hang up and trace Tony's cell. Had to LOL @ Tony's food poisening excuse: reminded me of the one Ari forced Kate to give Gibbs in "Réveille". Only she managed to sneak in a coded hint.Can't wait for chap 4.
Wow. Thank you so much, Kate!!! *Blushes*...Really?! That's a good thing! :D LOL As stated in reply above, I'm a sucker for H/C Tony. Can't help it. ;) Awwwe Kate and Jr. *Squee*...Haven't posted here yet, but I do have Chapter 4 up HERE if you wish to read. :) ...You know my Gibbs well. ;) ...lol Yeah, Tony had to lie, but I couldn't think of a better excuse, and considering he just ate, it worked. lol....Thanks bunches!!!
you welcome, Tony! *grins*yup, really. Oooh, kinda picked that up but I hadn't realised you could make him suffer so much but, then again, what would be a good story without a little angst? *Squees with you. Oh, AngelKate's just wacked Paula's head for implying she should've shot Tony when she had the chance. OTOH, AngelKate hates to admit but even her can't do miracles on the healing of purposedly inflicted wounds and so... that's why she'll just grab & shoot the glass of bourbon Jenny's handing her, just to be ready in case of further injuries you might want to inflict on Tony*Aww, read chap 4 and, let me tell you that it gets better with each chapter. And you don't even need beta. Loved the "who did this to you, Dinozzo?" and Tony being stubborn. Also loved the final "I asked the same question and that's the answer I got". ;pCan't wait to see how Gibbs vs Di Sr's gonna end. *eg*
*Squee*...I didn't know I could either! Atleast I didn't have him get shot (I think I wore that one out with Nick Stokes in my CSI fics. *G*). ;)LOL YAY for Angel!Kate. Love it! Awwwe Jenny. *Tear* I miss Jen, but atleast we know that her and Kate are up there, having fun. ;)...Wow. I'm speechless. Thanks for such wonderful compliments. ...Glad you liked that dialogue! I'm trying my best to stay in character as close as possible even though I totally want Gibbs to pull him into a huge hug and comfort him. ;)I can't wait to get it written! ;)
oh, love your icon! G>ood thing you could do it after all. It's testing the limits of your writing aka very good! :)hehe, thanks & glad you like it. This image just popped to mind and I had to write it. Oh, they're so having fun. Did I ever fwd you the link of the semi AU start of a fic (aka NCIS team meet me in my town) nicis_anatomy made me write right after my car accident? It all started as replies to comments and then, my replies turned out into mini fics... PMed, if you want to have a laugh and wee that you really don't need to beta.YMTW for the fdk but again, just putting down what pops to mind when reading your fic. And, don't worry abnout characterization, you've got them all perfectly. IMO. But then again, am no expert on those ones. ;)even though I totally want Gibbs to pull him into a huge hug and comfort him. ;)Then what are you waiting for? Write it the way you want it! <-- well, just my 2 cts.Can I go "me neither" without sounding naggy? :D
Thanks bunches! Feel free to snag (Just credit me if you do!)! :)...Again, many many manyyyyyyy thanks! :D...No, you never forwarded the link, but I got your PM. :) Haven't had the chance to sit down and read (I want to read when I can focus on it and not be distracted), but I promise I will soon and I'll reply when I do! :D I'm sure it's amazing. :D...Awwwe. *Blushes* Did I say thank you yet? *G*...LOL. I'm trying to stay in character, and that as awesome as that would be, it would ruin the whole story. ;)...LOL Of course! You never sound naggy. :) Oh, and P.S. Chapter 5 is *finally* up HERE. ;)
yw! Won't snatch, my userpic closet's already full and, I can't bring myself to delete any of the 15 I got. Most of them Kate or NCIS related... you see the dilemma. ;)Hey, no rush! B'sides, it was really for the fun. But I'm interested to know if it's at least understandable. And in characters.Read chap 5 and it made me sad. Superbly written as always but Tony's father shooting a 7 year old, my. That brought tears to my eyes. Then I thought that was an experience Tony could share with Gibbs since Shannon but mostly Kelly was the same age when killed. I hope Gibbs won't let Sr get away with it.In other words, chap 6's on already *g*Still didn't have time to reply to your FB PM but, I'm crushing fingers for that police job you talked about. Hope you'll land it. As for the translation... will have to find time to PM back but that won't be before friday.TC!
OMG No idea HOW I missed replying, so better extremely late than never, right? *G*Keep nagging me on that fic because I keep forgetting to check my LJ messages. LOL. Or FB it to me? From what I read so far, it was understandable and in character. :DAwwwe. Well... Read Chapter 6. It's been up for a while now. (I really need to kick my butt and get writing!). *Whistles* ;)Well, I think I posted, but that didn't happen. Thanks though. :) (It's okay, because I'm in a band now, so that trumps all, right? lol).Oooh thanks again for the translation! Speaking of... I was watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics... Someone said, "Merci beaucoup" and I said to my Mom, "OMG I KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, and I'll NEVER forget the 'U'!" Haha She just looked at me funny, and then I had to explain it to her. It was amusing, but YAY for me finally learning. :D (Thought you'd enjoy that one. lol) *G*
Right! :)YAY, permission to nag! Nagguity-nag in naggingingy nag nag land. And did I say "nagging"? Didn't? In that case: ***massive nagging attack here*** Oh, glad to know it was understandable and canon, chratcters wise. :)drats, I missed it? **writer reminding headslap coming in 3... 2... 1... 0,5 ...0 .... **headslap delayed** Ha! Gotcha! What? Gotta admit Gibbs's right: it's not fun if you know it's coming. Plus Kate could never do such a thing to To.. *headslaps & tights your muse on the compy chair* Oops! Too late. :DWHAT?! You're in a band and you didn't tell me?!! SQUEE!!!! That so rocks!!!!! What kind of music? Tell me, tell me! Me wants to know everything about it!! *smoothes hand on former headslap spot*You're more than welcome! And ROTFL at your french moment. YAY for recognizing it! I'd have loved to see your motehr's face but, it must've been so LOL! YAY on learning! **and you're right, I really did enjoy that one* :DEdited at 2010-03-21 08:39 pm (UTC)
More please!!!! ::begs shamelessly::
Hi there! I'm glad you're enjoying so far! I apologize for the delay in responding to you- I haven't had a chance to spend time in the fanfic world in weeks (Sadly). I do have 3 more chapters up HERE at my FanFiction.Net Page (I haven't had a chance to post them in this journal because I have to edit all of the HTML and whatnot for LJ and I haven't been on the computer much. lol). :) Hope you enjoy the next 3 chapters... Cross your fingers that I get 3 MORE up soon. ;)Thanks for reading! :)
Awww, okay three more chapters to read....which were really, really good, but still: "MORE PLEASE?!"::snicker:: Have a good WE!
lol! Thank you. :) I'm working on them. :) Cross your fingers!Thanks! You, too!
I can do that....:)