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It's just a cold

by: crying cowgirl (Send Feedback)

Series: - No Series - #1
Chapters: 002 Word Count: 2919
Rating: MATURE
Character(s): Jethro Gibbs, Tony DiNozzo
Category(ies): Angst/Drama
Pairing(s): Gibbs/DiNozzo
Summary: Gibbs gets sick, Tony is there to care for him.

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It's just a cold

Leroy Jethro Gibbs did not get sick, that’s what he told everyone. Up until two days ago, he never had a cold, never had the flu. Now here he was in bed with the covers pulled up to his chin shivering. He hated how he felt; his body was out of his control.

He was miserable and lonely, Tony had been sick the previous week and was not able to stay home and take care of his lover. The team had a case to investigate; Tony being senior field agent had to take the lead in Jethro’s absence.

It was late when Tony arrived home, the house being just as he had left it early in the morning. It was obvious that Jethro had not even attempted to come down to the kitchen, which meant he hadn’t eaten anything since the night before. Tony got everything out he needed to make chicken soup and got it simmering on the stove.

Grabbing a glass of juice, a box of tissues and a bottle of Tylenol, Tony made his way up the stairs to the bedroom. Pausing in the doorway, Tony watched as his lover shook with the chills and instantly remembered his bout with Y-pestis.

Walking into the bedroom he dropped another box of tissues onto the night stand and a glass of juice.
Sitting down on the bed next to Jethro, he gently placed his hand on his patient’s forehead, checking for fever. Finding him to be rather warm, he took the thermometer from its’ case and coaxed Gibbs into putting it under his tongue. Running his fingers soothingly through his lover’s hair as he waited for his temperature to register; “I’m going to have Ducky take a look at you.”

Jethro glanced up at Tony. “This is your fault,” he said hoarsely.

“It’s probably just a cold; your fever is 102.6 though. I’m going to go call Ducky and see what he recommends. I’ll be right back, just stay in bed where you are warm.”

“It’s still your fault.” Gibbs called after him.

A few moments later, Tony returned. “Ducky said to keep you in bed with lots of fluids, Tylenol, and a decongestant. He’ll be by on his way to work to check on you just to be sure it isn’t something more serious. He suggested I play nurse until he gets a chance to check you over himself.” That statement made Jethro grin, “play nurse, huh.”

“Yeah, I was thinking I should take hands on approach to your care.” Tony leaned his head forward kissing Jethro’s forehead; he then nibbled lightly on his lover’s ear. Jethro sighed, stifling a cough, while moving his head to the side giving Tony better access to his favorite spot.

Tony’s hands slipped up and under Jethro’s t-shirt and lightly over his stomach causing his lover to shiver at his gentle touch. “Cold,” Tony asked with some concern.

Jethro leaned up capturing Tony’s lips, whispering “not any more” as he did. Tony kept his touch light and his technique gentle. No matter how aroused they were, it didn’t change the fact that Jethro was still sick.

“How about I give you a sponge bath to bring down your fever?” Tony said with a devilish grin.

That statement actually got Jethro to smile. “You’re insane, you know that, right,” he said. Tony just smiled at him. Gibbs sat up a bit sneezing and coughing as he did. “I made some chicken soup; it will be done in a while. You need to eat something, love.”

Tony nodded then pulled his patient, his lover closer, putting his arms around him. Jethro laid his head on the younger man’s shoulder. “Seriously," Tony said. "I’m sorry you caught my cold.”

Jethro snuggled closer to Tony. “It’s just a cold, right?”

“Yeah, it’s probably just a cold,” Tony said and kissed the top of his head.

“It’s okay then, I have a good nurse to look after me.” Jethro’s reply came with a smile on his lips as he plunged into a healing sleep while safely nestled in Tony’s arms.

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