The most disturbing thing was the bullet that had frozen in midair between the man in black and Tony. He stared at it for a long moment. “So that’s it, huh?” he wondered aloud to the still and silent cafe. “Just like that.”
“Not quite, Tony,” a hauntingly familiar voice said from beside him. He jumped, immediately looking to the side. Standing next to him, looking just as he remembered her, was Special Agent Caitlin Todd. Brunette hair hung in her brown eyes, and she smiled up at him. He could smell her. He could hear her breathing. “You look old,” she commented with a smirk.
Teen, AU. “Life Before His Eyes”, DiNozzo-style. This is a great game of “what-if”, with lovely Kate/Tony interactions, even if they’re not the endgame. Also very much enjoyed glimpses into the alternate timeline, which was just different enough from Gibbs’ experience in the episode – excepting the sad lack of Abby/McGee.
The Pros and Cons of Breathing, by moosesquirrelkittenandking