Title: Not Father Material
Characters: Tony DiNozzo and Tali David-DiNozzo
Pairing: Implied Tony/Ziva
Rating/Warnings: PG, Het.
Summary: After the crushing loss of Ziva, and the surprise of finding out about Tali, Tony struggles to cope, and to be a good father to his daughter.
AN: Thanks to Judy for betaing, and to anyone who reads and reviews.
Disclaimer: I don't own Michael or the Golfieri twins, Tony or Tali, or anything you recognize and I don't claim to. I make no money for writing this story.
Word used: Certainty
Forgive My Sins: #1: *Not Father Material*
"I'm not father material." Anyone who knew him, knew it was true. Tony knew that with as much certainty as he knew his name.
But then Ziva, who'd moved back to Tel Aviv after her father passed away, died as well. Then he and the others found out she'd had a daughter.
Tali, who was also his daughter, had been conceived when he'd visited Ziva in Tel Aviv. His entire world had been turned upside down in a single day.
He'd lost the love of his life, and met his daughter for the first time. He was heartbroken, sad and terrified, but he vowed to Ziva, Tali and himself, that he'd be the best father Tali could have.
Tony knew that while he wasn't father material, it didn't mean that he couldn't change. As he looked down into the innocent eyes of his daughter, as he tucked her into bed a few days later, he promised to do everything he could to make her happy.