Notes: Written for Day 3 of Drabble-A-Day 2011 and ncis_drabble. Challenge #220-New. No spoilers. Thanks to michelleann68 for another awesomely speedy beta.
Warning: I'm starting to feel like I should put schmoop warnings on these, but hopefully I'll be back to my angsty self soon enough.
Summary: Welcoming in the new year with Scotch, John Wayne and Gibbs.
Tobias hadn’t really been keeping track of time until the phone rang and Gibbs put Rio Bravo on pause.
The year didn’t feel particularly new, even if it was reasonably happy. Just two old guys, sitting on an old couch, watching old movies and drinking old Scotch.
He could hear Abby’s voice, full of her usual exuberance. Jethro caught his eye and they shared a smile as he held the phone away from his ear in hopes of preserving at least some of his hearing. The smile reminded him that one thing was different about this year.
They were together.