Series: - No Series - #1
Chapters: 001 Word Count: 300
Character(s): Ziva David
Pairing(s): - No Pairing -
Summary: A member of the team observes and recollects.
Observation was a key element to any good investigator. I should know, I am one. When life and events get out of control, a person needs a break from their routine in order to find themselves.
Tony, everyone thinks they know what he does when he goes home. They assume he pops a disc into his television and watch movies over and over again. That, or go out with many women, which as his teammate I know he only uses as a cover. I have seen this man grow and evolve from the frat boy I once met. Underneath his facade, is a tortured soul screaming for release. Like him, I believed he once came close to his break when he fell in love. Only to soon be curled up again like an armadillo.
I look at McGee and see a young man, once naïve of world around him. He has too grown. I sigh when I think when he will find his break. The man spends more time with computers than anyone I had ever met, including Abby. Abby at least goes out and spends time with people – something that one would not expect of her if they accept her at face value. A dark woman, with tattoos that my father would curse, bowling with nuns, what a thought!
Gibbs, he does not take a break, I think. When he goes home, he escapes into the art of his boats. Comforting in a way, I admit. The delicacy of the craft and the beauty of its result. He puts much focus and determination in each boat, that can only end up in a description of a piece of art.
My break, my escape when I return home tonight is simply a loneliness I no longer wish to bear.