Unbreak My Heart by Kibbs1709
Summary: Gibbs doesn't want to hurt Kate so he ends it, but his heart wants nothing more than her.
Categories: Gibbs/Kate Characters: Kate Todd, Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Genre: Drama, Romance
Pairing: Gibbs/Kate
Warnings: None
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Completed: No Word count: 1500 Read: 2351 Published: 05/23/2009 Updated: 05/23/2009

1. Unbreak My Heart by Kibbs1709

2. 2 by Kibbs1709

Unbreak My Heart by Kibbs1709
Author's Notes:
Gibbs doesn't want to hurt Kate so he ends it, but his heart wants nothing more than her.
Ch.1

Heavy tears streamed down her face. –Why Jethro?”

–We’re done Katie, I’m sorry.” His eyes unable to make contact with hers, just staring cowardly at his feet. He knew what he said wasn’t what he wanted, wasn’t how he felt, but he believed being with his younger agent romantically had too many negatives that weren’t able to cancel out the positives.

–I love you though, and… and you said you loved me. What about…”

–I said it to sleep with you.” Though he knew his sharp words hurt Kate so painfully, it hurt him as well. Why can’t he just be with her for the rest of his life, he wouldn’t mind?

The stream of tears ceased as her soft, delicate hand slapped across his rough, aged cheek. –Damn you Gibbs.” A swift turn sent her away from him, as far away as she could possibly go.

A deserving Jethro Gibbs watched as the true love of his life walked away from him for the very last time, or so he thought.



She had asked for a transfer to a new team immediately. Her heart couldn’t bear to see Gibbs, much less work with and take orders from him. Gibbs felt he would never have the chance to apologize, not even get to make amends or good feelings before she moved on.

Then, one warm June morning as Gibbs walked to his favorite coffee shop, he recognized a familiar silhouette of a brunette. ‘Katie’, he thought as a pleasing smile appeared on his face, a smile that he had tried to keep hidden in order to stop any progression or romance between the two. –Kate?”

The woman turned to see him smiling, and immediately began to scorn his presence.

–Gibbs.”

–Hey there. How are you doing? It’s been strange not seeing you at work.”

–Really, I would have thought it would have been a blessing.”

His eyes filled with the realization that Kate hadn’t yet forgotten him, replaced the feelings with him as the past, and nothing more. She was still heart broken, and there was nothing he could do. He wanted to tell her he loved her, but that would only put him back in place at the beginning. For once, Leroy Jethro Gibbs was honestly dumbfounded and didn’t know the answer.

–Listen, Kate…”
–Save it Gibbs. I honestly don’t want to know what your warped mind was…is thinking, just leave me be.”

–No, Katie. Please, let me explain.”

”Don’t you dare! Don’t you dare think you have the damn right to call me that anymore Jethro.”

Her finger poked at his chest, lacking any joking matter.

–I’m sorry, I won’t do it again, but can I please explain this all to you?” Gibbs had decided the hurt he was putting Kate through was unnecessary. Yes, there was a chance he could hurt her, a chance this could all end badly, but Gibbs had changed due to Caitlin. He knew that the future was unpredictable, why assume he was going to ruin it when there was even the slightest chance things could go well.

–Why? Why do you think I should let you ‘explain’ this all to me?”

He looked around aimlessly and brought all his attention to her eyes, absolutely captivating. –Because I love you.”

She looked up with a smile on her face, chuckling, –Ha, you’re kidding, right? You told me you didn’t love me, because you love me? Yet, earlier, you told me the reason why you told me that you loved me, was for sex. You can see how confused I am and filled with doubt.”

He couldn’t think of any words to convince her everything, not then anyway; not without sitting her down and explaining everything. Instead, he put hit hands firmly on her shoulders, as if about to shake her violently, and pulled himself into her space. Their eyes never broke, but silently communicated. Then, his eyes relaxed and his eye lids fell as he let his lips meet hers.

All tension in her body subsided, and her eyes mimicked his.

He pulled away gently, –I love you Katie.” He smirked at using his special name for her.
–Now, can we go somewhere and talk about this?”

Eyes still closed, she managed a nod. They slowly opened, accidentally revealing the forgiveness and love. She quickly tried to hide it all with the narrowing of her eyes and with a sharp tone, –Fine. Just long enough for you to explain.”

–So lunch at your place?”

Her hands slapped his chest as she turned, heading towards her apartment. Not hearing his steps behind her, she halfway turned her body back towards him, –Well, are you coming?” She grinned.
–You don’t have to ask twice.”
2 by Kibbs1709
Author's Notes:
Gibbs tells Kate the truth and why he did it.
They sat in her apartment on the couch. He did his best to explain why he did the idiotic thing he did.

–You told me you didn’t love me to save me from…yourself?” Her question was more of a statement; purely hypothetical.

Though Kate felt to be a strong, independent feminist, she couldn’t help but see the romance in his logic. He cared for her so much and worried for her safety that he took away even the possibility of hurt.

–Gibbs. I love you too.” She saw the puzzled look on his face. –Earlier, on the street, you said you loved me and I didn’t respond. I love you, too Gibbs.”

–Does this mean you forgive me?”

–Well, not exactly, I’m still pissed, but for the most part, yes.” She beamed. Then leaned into him, –But please Jethro, spare me from any more attempts to save my emotional state.”

He laughed, –I will try my best.” He cupped her head in his hand, licking his lips. He stared from her mouth back to her eyes. –I think we’re long overdo for something.”

She watched him stare at his lips, unable to remove the sight for very long, and finally, after good amount of suffering, she let her lips once again join his the way they had so many times before.

Her tongue slipped past his lips to dance with his. She pulled back, biting his bottom lip, one of Gibbs’ weakness. A technique Kate used on him whenever she wanted his complete attention.

His head leaned back trying to hold back all the feelings he had, and the urge to forcibly take her down onto her back right there. He fought the urge to lose himself inside her, mentally and physically.

He watched as her leg went over his lap, allowing her to straddle him, her abdomen pressed against his. She could feel the tension in his body, the self-control, however weak, and the focus he attempted to put into her eyes. She couldn’t help but snicker. She let her stomach push more against his, her thighs expand further to let her get even closer to him.

His body’s tension grew. He head rolled back as she pressed her midsection into him even further. Leaning back to press her lips against his neck, then leaving a light mark to show were her teeth edged him on even more.

At this point, Gibbs new she was purposely torturing him, so he decided to turn the tables on her. He put his hands under her thigh and turned her so her back was on the couch, but never changing the closeness of which she had wrapped herself around his waste.

He hovered her a minute, letting his eyes soak in her beautiful face, then leaned in. His lips close to hers, she began for a kiss, but he quickly pushed past her and teased her ear with his lips and tongue.

–Is this your own payback now, because I’m sure you don’t deserve such delight?” He could hear her smile in her words

–Nope, this is me giving you what you have been secretly wanting all this time.”

He kissed he jaw line back to her lips. She hummed lightly under him.

”So, does this mean you’ll take me back?”

She nodded, her eyes closed as he rolled his hips into her, causing her to moan lightly.

–Say it.” His hands crept around her thigh and hips, then her chest. She moaned again, nodding. –Say it.”

–Yes, Jethro, yes.”

–That’s all I needed to hear.” He leaned up and pulled his shirt over his head, and helped Kate do the same…

Kate finally had her Gibbs back, and Gibbs had is Katie, and this time, no misconception on their relationship and where it could lead would tear them apart.

Gibbs knew that Kate would get hurt from time to time, but he learned that Kate’s best answer for that pain, was actually himself, the person who he thought would actually be the illness was actually her antidote.
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