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Challenge: #6073 The Gibbs Triplets
A/N: Okay, I’m not sure how old Callen really is but for this story, he and Buffy were born in 1984. This story takes place after the series finale of Buffy, Season eight of NCIS, and Season 2 of NCIS Los Angeles.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs looked down and smiled at his wife and newborn children. He now had two beautiful daughters, who were currently content in their mother’s arms, and a son, who was nestled in his own arms.
“You’re smiling,” Shannon Gibbs said.
“No, I’m not,” Gibbs denied. The smile never left his face.
Shannon laughed. “You’re smiling while denying that you’re smiling. It’s okay. I won’t tell anyone. Wouldn’t want it to get out that my tough marine actually has human emotions.”
“Nope,” Gibbs agreed. “So what are we gonna name these guys.”
“Well, I was thinking Kelly and Kerry for the girls. You name our baby boy. But make sure it starts with ‘K’,” Shannon said.
“Why?” Gibbs asked chuckling.
Shannon shrugged. “I just think it’s cute to have all our kids have the same first letter in their name.”
“Well, I think it’s a bit corny, but okay,” Gibbs relented. He always seemed to relent when it came to his wife. She was the only one that could get him to do just about anything.
“So what’s his name? Pick,” Shannon said.
Gibbs looked down at his son and stared at him as if he was searching for the answer. “Keith. His name is Keith.
Gibbs sped up to his house and got out of the car before frantically running to the front door. He’d just gotten a frantic call from his wife telling him that he was needed at home right away.
“Shannon!” Gibbs yelled as he ran through the door. He barely made it into the living room before his wife flew into his arms. He also saw two men in the background who just screamed ‘cop’. He held his wife tightly for a minute before asking, “What happened?”
“Oh God. It was horrible, Jethro. I came home after grocery shopping. The door was only open for a few seconds, I swear,” Shannon said crying.
“Shhh. It’s okay. Just tell me what happened,” Gibbs said as he tried to calm her down.
“It all happened so fast. I’d just gotten Kerry and Keith into the playpen. I turned around and barely got sight of a guy in a mask before he hit me. When I woke up, Kerry and Keith were gone,” Shannon explained.
“Whoa, what do you mean ‘gone’?’ asked a horrified Gibbs.
“They took them, Jethro. They took our babies,” she cried.
One of the detectives stepped forward. “Sergeant, we’re doing everything we can to locate your children. Now from the pictures here, it looks like you have three children. Is that correct?”
“Yes. Our other daughter, Kelly is with my mother in law,” Gibbs said. Shannon’s mother, Joanne, had offered to take Kelly for the day because she was sick and they wanted to try to keep the other kids from getting sick as well.
“Who would do this?” Shannon asked crying.
Gibbs hugged his wife once more. “it’s okay. We’re going to find them. It’s going to be okay.”
Gibbs was woken up by the sound of his phone ringing. He immediately grabbed it up. “Something better be on fire!”
“Well, nothing’s on fire, but someone is dead,” came the voice on the end of the line. “What’s the matter? Were you sleeping?”
Gibbs knew he knew the voice from somewhere, but he couldn’t quite place it. “Well, yeah. That’s what people do in the middle of the night. Who the hell is this anyway?”
“Oh, I’m hurt. You don’t recognize your favorite agent from LA?” the man asked with mock hurt in his voice.
The answer came to Gibbs immediately. “Callen.”
“I knew you could never forget me,” Callen said.
“What do you need, Callen?” Gibbs asked as he sat up. He’d known G Callen for a long time. The man wouldn’t call unless it was important.
“We’ve got one of yours down here. A dead Naval officer from Washington DC. Now my superior is talking to your director as we speak, but I figured I’d go right to the-“
“Yeah, yeah. How’d he die?” Gibbs asked as he started to get dressed.
“Now that’s the really strange part. He’s got two small puncture moves in his neck. That’s the only injury he seems to have. Well, other than being dead,” Czllen said.
Gibbs furrowed his eyebrows. That did seem strange. He’d never heard of case of that happening before. “Any suspects?”
“Witnesses say they saw a blond woman at the scene, but we haven’t been able to locate her yet,” he said.
“Joint investigation?” Gibbs asked.
“That’s what I was thinking. Though I’m going to have to insist we take the lead since it happened on our turf,” Callen said.
“Yeah, we’ll talk about that when I get there,” Gibbs said before hanging up. He then punched in Tony’s number.
“DiNozzo,” Tony said groggily.
“Get up. Call the others and meet me at the airport,” Gibbs said, immediately getting down to business.
“Where we going, Boss?” Tony asked as he yawed.
“LA. They got one of ours,” Gibbs said.
“Yes!” Tony said, excited to finally get to go to LA and see their office. “Oh, not that someone died. I would never cheer about someone dying. It’s just that… I’ll meet you at the airport, Boss.”
Gibbs hung up the phone without another word and continued getting ready to leave.