Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011. Day 154. Happy Birthday nakeisha. Prompt from ncis_drabble Challenge #241-"Happiness is...". Unbeta'd. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: The secret of Ducky's smile.
“What have you got for me, Ducky?”
So many things, Jethro. So very many things.
Such sentiments must be kept to himself, especially at work, where Mr. Palmer may be uniquely oblivious to most of what goes on around him, but might be astute enough to pick up on a misplaced sigh or lingering glance.
And yet it’s hard not to smile when Gibbs strides in, demanding answers that he knows Ducky can’t possibly have yet. Over the years, Ducky has been Gibbs’ friend, sounding board, talisman and lover.
Whatever it is that Gibbs needs, Ducky is happy to be.