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My Own Eyes
by: CJ aka WritinginCt (Send Feedback)
Series: - No Series - #1
Chapters: 006 Word Count: 10254
Character(s): Jethro Gibbs, Other Male Character
Category(ies): Angst/Drama, First Time, Romance
Crossover Shows: Stargate SG-1
Summary: A dead Marine brings together two quiet, blue-eyed men.
Gibbs/Daniel Jackson pairing, NCIS/Stargate SG-1 crossover
Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Title: My Own Eyes
Author: CJ aka WritinginCT
Fandom: NCIS/Stargate Crossover
Pairing: Gibbs/Daniel Jackson
Categories: First Time, Romance
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Disclaimer: I donít own the recognizable characters Iím just inspired by them. Hopefully theyíve had fun playing in my sandbox.
Summary: A dead Marine brings together two quiet, blue-eyed men.
The apartment building doorman helped him get upstairs with his suitcase, garment bag, laptop, and briefcase. He had pulled the seldom used key from his wallet and unlocked the door. The coppery smell of blood hit them first as the door swung open to reveal something out of a horror movie.
"Grab your gear," Gibbs announced zipping into the bullpen.
"What's the case, Boss?" Tony asked as he holstered his weapon.
"A Marine Captain found butchered in his apartment."
The team, with Gibbs in the lead, stepped into the apartment where the sight and smell assaulted them. There was blood everywhere, and the man propped on the couch had been tied into position had his heart cut out. And although Ducky would need to confirm it, from the blood splatter he had been alive when it had been done.
Tony was photographing and found something, "Hey, Boss, I think you're gonna wanna see this."
Gibbs walked over to where Tony was near a bookshelf full of books and framed photographs. Following Tony's pointing finger he saw a photo of two men standing next to each other. One being the victim in his dress blues, and the other a handsome, broad shouldered man in a suit. They appeared to be at some sort of military function given the number of uniforms Gibbs could see milling around in the background. It was the civilian's eyes that captivated Gibbs though. Hidden in plain sight behind his eyeglasses, they were crystalline blue and he could see a twinkle of something in them, like he had a secret only he knew. Gibbs felt a spark of attraction as he looked at the picture, he wondered who the man was, where he was. He hadn't felt that urge in a very long time. What worried him though, and what had brought Tony's attention to the photo was the fact that written in blood across the chest of the man was the word "next". Apparently the Marine Captain's killer had an agenda.
Gibbs left his team with Ducky to finish processing the scene and he went to interview the doorman and the Captain's visitor that discovered him. He spoke with the doorman in the lobby and was told that the visitor was in the building manager's office. Gibbs made his way there and his mouth almost fell open when he saw that the visitor and the blue-eyed man from the photo were one in the same.
He recovered his wits and introduced himself, "Special Agent Jethro Gibbs, NCIS."
"Dr. Daniel Jackson."
Daniel shook his head, "Anthropology, linguistics, and archeology."
Gibbs noticed that the man seemed to be moving a little stiffly as he had stood up from the chair, and he could see a couple of fading bruises on his chin and forehead. And he could be willing to bet that the hand Dr. Jackson had wrapped around himself was protecting some tender ribs. The man had obviously been through the wringer. How and why Gibbs wanted to know, and did it relate to the dead man upstairs?
He also noticed that Dr. Jackson seemed to be pulling into himself. Not an uncommon reaction to something like the scene upstairs. He suspected that the other man might need softer handling, he seemed to be taking this very hard.
"Dr. Jackson, can you go through your version of finding the scene for me."
"Not much to tell really. The doorman helped me upstairs with my bags and I used my key to open the door and we found...him." he trailed off softly, his brow furrowed in grief.
"You have a key to Captain Ward's apartment?"
"Yeah, I stay with him whenever I get to D.C., he gave it to me over a year ago."
"Who knew that you were coming into D.C."
Daniel went to run a hand through his hair but winced as his ribs reminded him that it was a bad idea, "Not many people, I just decided last night. I called Martin, um, Captain Ward and he told me that he'd pick me up at the airport. When he didn't, I caught a cab to get here. Other than Martin the only other person I told was my boss to let him know where I would be. But other than those two, no one. It was spur of the moment thing. My team is on standby for a while and I decided to spend some time out here."
The door started to open behind Gibbs and he had his hand moving and his Sig out in a heartbeat. Daniel also noticed that he had also positioned himself between Daniel and the door. There was something Agent Gibbs wasn't telling him.
Tony stuck his head in the door, "Boss, we found something."
Gibbs re-holstered his weapon and stepped into the hall with Tony. Tony handed him an evidence bag with a small electrical device in it, "His phone was bugged. McGee disabled it."
"Good catch, make that Abby's first priority. My gut's not liking this case."
"Yeah. Boss, doesn't this feel like it's personal or something? I mean, why cut the guy's heart out? It seems like a revenge thing or something."
"Could be. Any sign of the heart in the apartment?"
"Killer took it as a souvenir." He sighed, this was going to be an ugly case.
"Let me know when you're done upstairs."
"On it, Boss." Tony said as he headed back upstairs.
Gibbs took a deep breath before going back into the office. Because if he thought he had been affected by the picture of the man, it didn't even come close to what was coursing through his body standing next to the man in person. There was certainly a physical attraction, but what was even more surprising was that he wanted to hold him close and get rid of that haunted look that was deep in Daniel's eyes. He wanted to protect him, because it was obvious to him that no one had protected Daniel in a long time.
Tamping down on all that, he opened he office door, and was both pleased and curious as to why he did it when he saw that Daniel had placed himself in a position to be behind the opening door and out of the direct line of sight of the person entering. There was definitely more to Dr. Jackson than met the eye, and Gibbs wanted to know it all.
At Gibbs' questioning little smirk at his actions Daniel couldn't help but grin back and give a little shrug. He took a moment to really look at Gibbs. He had felt a strong bolt of attraction run through him when the agent had first introduced himself. He hadn't felt that since, well since he had met Martin at the SGC two years ago. Daniel was used to people commenting on his eyes and he never really thought much about them, but now seeing the crystal blue of Gibbs eyes that he could just fall into, he wondered if his own had that affect on people. He put a quick lid on all those thoughts and feelings, he had worked too long with military personnel and knew he was just asking for trouble if he let them out. But he did let himself take a mental picture of the cocky little grin Gibbs had thrown at him.
"Dr. Jackson..." Gibbs started to say but Daniel interrupted.
"Please, call me Daniel."
Gibbs gave him a little nod and another grin, "Daniel, do you know if Captain Ward had anyone that would want to do this to him? Anything in his personal life that would open him up to a crime like this?"
"Nothing I can think of, Martin was a quiet sort of guy, but well liked. He did just break up with his girl friend a couple months ago."
"Was it a bad breakup?" Gibbs asked.
Daniel chuckled ruefully, "Yeah, it was pretty explosive. She accused him of cheating on her..." he locked his eyes with Gibbs, wanting to see his reaction, "with me."
Gibbs didn't miss a beat though, carefully keeping his reaction to himself. But the question had to be asked, "Any truth to that?"
"I've worked with the military long enough to know you're not supposed to ask me that, Agent Gibbs." Daniel replied with his own grin.
"It's Jethro. And it's off the record."
"No, Jethro, Martin had no interest in men."
Gibbs noticed how carefully Daniel worded things, especially that last answer, so he prodded, "You're sure about that? How would you know?"
Daniel licked his bottom lip, a move Gibbs would swear he did on purpose, and replied very matter of factly, "Because I kissed him a while back and he told me."
Gibbs could hear the blood pounding in his ears, and he swallowed hard trying to stamp out the mental image of Daniel kissing Captain Ward out of his head but he couldn't. And when the image morphed into Daniel kissing him and he knew he was really in trouble.
Daniel saw the way Gibbs pupils contracted and how hard he swallowed after his little confession and suddenly Daniel realized that maybe he had misread the agent. It would take further observation.
Swallowing hard again, Gibbs said, "Okay. Tell me about this girlfriend."
Daniel filled him in on what he knew about her and their spectacular breakup. But something Gibbs wasn't telling him was bugging him, "What aren't you telling me, Jethro?"
"We have evidence to indicate you are the killer's next target."
Gibbs was surprised when Daniel took that in stride, not realizing that the number of people in the galaxy that wanted Daniel dead seemed to grow every time they stepped through the Stargate.
"You think it might be his ex-girlfriend?"
"It fits. But we need to process the evidence and see what that tells us before jumping to conclusions. But right now my concern is protecting you. So we're going to head back to my office for now. I know you'll be safe there."
"Okay. I do need to call General Hammond and let him know the situation."
Gibbs raised his eyebrow at that, "General?"
"Um, yeah, I work as a consultant for the Air Force in Colorado Springs helping decipher deep space telemetry."
Gibbs had been around long enough to know a bad cover story when he heard one but didn't press. He grabbed Daniel's bags, knowing that lifting them would cause pain to those ribs Daniel was babying, and headed for the door, "C'mon. You can call him from the car."
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