Truth and Lies
Summary: After two years of being unable to return to her life, Jenny Shepard finally gets the chance, but one she returns, will she wish she was anywhere but? Gibbs/OC, Jibbs, slight Tiva.
Spoilers: The frog fiasco, end of season 5, bits from season 5 on.
Rating: T, may go up.
A/N: So, I actually had this idea pop into my head the very first episode Heart was shown, about half way through the episode, I started writing ideas for it. Then next episode they have her and Gibbs sort of have a thing, and I laughed because that's exactly what I had written. I hope you all like this, I know I should probably be focusing on Second Chances, The Gift of a Fight, and Keep Moving Forward, but this won't leave me alone. Please R&R
Gibbs had been getting closer and closer to Allison Hart after the second case she tried to hinder. He wasn't sure what it was, but there was something familiar about this woman.
Abby had mentioned something along the lines, of her being similar to Jenny, but Gibbs refused to think about her. No matter how he acted, her death had really affected him, and no matter what he had said, he had definitely cared for her.
No, Heart wasn't like Jenny; Heart was stubborn, and enjoyed to challenge and toy with him. They fought a lot, but most of the time, they enjoyed the fights, not at all like the arguments he had had with Jenny, no he had never intentionally said something to rile Jenny up like he did with Heart, not at all.
He couldn't see what Abby was talking about, for that matter; Ziva had mentioned upon her second interaction with Heart that she strongly reminded her of Jenny and how Jenny acted. Gibbs' couldn't see it, or perhaps, if he were being honest with himself, wouldn't allow himself to see it.
It had been just over four months since they had slept together, and he was proud that they were still going.
She was coming in to NCIS headquarters with him more often nowadays; he would barely hear whispers when they would walk by anymore.
They hadn't had a case for the past week, so Allison had been there almost everyday while he and the team worked on paper work. She was currently sitting on his desk talking with him.
He was about to take a sip form his coffee when she snatched it out of his hand smirking at him before taking a sip of it.
Gibbs mock glared at her, but smiled when she made a disgusted face.
"God! What is this swill you're drinking?" She said continuing to make faces that caused him to laugh slightly.
He was so distracted with her, that he hadn't noticed how quiet it had gotten.
He heard a slight noise from the direction of where McGee was sitting, and looked towards him, only just then realizing how quiet it had gotten.
When he saw McGee staring slack jaw towards the opposite side of the bullpen, his curiosity grew, he turned his gaze in the direction McGee's was, and that's when he realized just why it had gotten so quiet. He himself froze as his eyes widened.
There staring at him and Heart was the late Jennifer Shepard, except, she wasn't dead, she was very much alive. He focused on her eyes and could see sadness roaring.
He couldn't believe she was still alive; all he could get out was a low mumbled 'Jen'.
Immediately after that she turned towards the stairs and quickly walked towards them, leading her up to her old office.
Gibbs was about to get up and follow her, needing to talk to her, to really know she was alive, but Allison jumped off the desk and got in his way.
"Who was that?" Heart asked getting the feeling that women entering had a large effect on everyone, but definitely Jethro.
"Someone I thought was dead." Gibbs answered trying to step by her, but she just mirrored his actions.
"Dead?" She asked wanting to get more from him about this mystery women.
"Yes, dead, move." He said, once again trying to get by her, but once again she blocked his path, stepping closer to him this time.
"Where are you going, we have somewhere to be now." She said stepping closer again, trailing her fingers up his forearm.
"I need to talk to her…" Gibbs started to be interrupted by her grabbing shoulder, stepping impossibly closer, and talking.
"You can talk to her later, now we need to go. Tell Agent David to talk to her, and if you must, where we are, but we are leaving." She challenged him slightly in a somewhat seductive and ordering tone of voice.
Gibbs glared at her for a while, before he looked at Ziva and nodded. He grabbed his coat and he followed her out.
She had the largest smirk on her face as she looked out of the corner of her eye towards the top of the stair well just as they were exiting the bullpen.
There she saw the woman watching her and Gibbs as she slowly walked towards MTAC.\Seeing the look the females was giving Gibbs, she decided to play the cold hearted bitchy lawyer she was and turned around.
Gibbs was looking towards the elevator and didn't realize Allison had turned around until he had almost collided with her.
He stopped abruptly and grinned as Allison leaned in and kissed him. He brought his hands to her hips and pulled her waist towards him as he returned the kiss. They broke apart aware that they were at his work and people were gawking.
Gibbs watched as she smirked a bitchy grin, one he's seen before, multiple times, so he thought nothing of it, that is, until after they started walking and she turned around slightly and gave the same smirk towards the upper stairwell.
He looked towards what she was looking at and caught the tail end of Jenny turning around before quickly walking to the MTAC door entering. She didn't however turn quick enough to hide the hurt and anger on her face. It may have been two years, but he was still able to read her as well as he was before she had 'died'.
Gibbs looked towards his teammates to see Tony grinning, and Ziva looking at him with a 'How could you!' look.
He was about to turn back around and walk to MTAC, or at least back to Ziva when Allison, tugged his hand and called his name. With a last regretful look towards MTAC, Gibbs followed Heart to the elevator.
JETHRO GIBBS/ALLISON HEART+JENNY SHEPARD=PROBLEM!
Jenny couldn't explain what she was feeling at finally being able to return to her life, all of her friends, he family if you will.
She was most excited and scared to see Jethro again. After almost two years of not seeing him, there was nothing more she wanted than to be in his comforting, safe embrace.
Her talk with Mike those two years ago in the dinner really sent her a wake up call.
All she could remember after Franks telling her about the conversations on his boat between Gibbs and himself was how when she got back home, after everything here was sorted and dealt with, she was going to tell him how much of a fool she was for leaving him. And if he was willing to, she would really like to be given a second chance at a relationship between them.
Of coarse that was before everything happened, things she didn't even want to begin to remember when, in a few short minutes she was going to be reunited with the people she loved most in the world.
No, she thought, later she would talk to Jethro about the horrific things that had happened over the last two years, but for right now, she was going to be happy for once in a very long time.
Just then she heard the elevator ding, signaling it arrived, she quickly stepped in and took a deep breath before to quell her nerves pressing the number that would bring her to the bullpen.
She had almost pressed the emergency stop button four times on the elevators accent, but refrained from doing so, excitement overpowering her anxiousness.
The elevator dinged and she took another deep breath and walked out. There were quiet a few audible gasps as she walked by from people who worked here while she was the director, which was most of them, but thankfully no one said anything.
She looked towards the section Gibbs' team used to be and was relieved when she saw Tony sitting there typing something on his computer. As she walked closer, Tony looked up at her then back at his computer, before snapping his head back up and starring unbelievingly at her as she walked closer.
A few steps closer and she saw Ziva stand and turn to look at what had caused her partner to look like he was. Ziva had much the same reaction as Tony had, and the two of them continued to stare open mouthed at her until she was in view of everyone of Gibbs' team in they looked up.
Jenny had a huge smile on her face, if somewhat hesitant as she rounded the corner of the boxed area.
That smile however was wiped from her face quickly as she saw a dark haired women sitting on Gibbs' desk stealing his coffee and drinking from it. He grinned and mock glared at her, much like he had when she had done that very thing when they were in a relationship all those years ago, even when she was his boss!
She couldn't believe it! He'd moved one!
'Oh, come on Jennifer! You didn't actually think he still felt anything for you did you? He left for Mexico over four years ago! So yes, perhaps four years ago he felt something for you, maybe, but now? He thought you were dead for Christ's sake! Of coarse he's moved on!' She scolded herself.
She was so shocked and hurt that she wasn't even aware all of Gibbs' team, including Gibbs himself, as well as the leggy female was looking at her.
Only when she heard his voice say her name, did she return to reality. She knew everyone could read her emotions; she had endured too much over the past two years to be able to hide them as she once was. There was no way she'd be able to talk to them now without breaking down and spilling everything, there were things some things she never wanted to tell anyone.
She turned abruptly and briskly walked off towards her old office, trying to keep the images of Gibbs and that woman out of her head.
She walked into the outer office and was met with another gasp.
"Direct…Jenny…you're alive!" Cynthia exclaimed walking around her desk quickly and giving Jenny a hug. Cynthia pulled back, but when she looked at Jenny's face she looked as if she was about to burst into tears.
"Jenny, is everything alright?" She asked worriedly.
"No, not really Cynthia, but it's not important now, do you know where Vance is, I need to speak with him." She asked trying to collect herself.
Cynthia gave her the look, telling her she would have to explain later, but answered her question nonetheless.
"He's in MTAC, SecNav asked to see him, something about an important person coming to see him…which I'm guessing that's you…" Cynthia trailed off making the connection.
"Yeah, it's me; I should just head right over." Jenny said and was almost at the door when the overwhelming need to ask became too much.
"Cynthia…do you know anything about that dark haired women downstairs is?" she tried to sound nonchalant, but knew her friend would connect the dots.
Cynthia's demeanor suddenly changed and all her face showed was empathy.
"Her name Margaret Allison Hart, she's a lawyer. We first met her about five months ago, butting in on one of Agent Gibbs' cases. She came back though about a month later trying to block another one of his cases…" She hesitated with the next part so Jenny pushed hoping for the best, well at least for her.
"And now, is she barricading one of Gibbs' cases now?" She hid the hope slightly, but knew Cynthia had picked up on it when she looked even more upset.
"No, Agent Gibbs' team doesn't have a case at the moment; in fact, the last time she butted in on one of his cases was the second one I told you about. Since then, she's often been seen around Gibbs…that's all I know Jenny…" she informed, sadness in her voice.
Jenny took a steadying breath and put on her best fake smile.
"Thank you Cynthia, well SecNav and Vance are waiting. Perhaps I'll stop in later today to catch up on everything." Jenny said opening the door.
"I'm so sorry Jenny." Cynthia condoled to Jenny's back. She saw Jenny freeze and take a deep breath before continuing on her way towards MTAC.
When she was half way there, Jenny couldn't resist any longer and looked down towards the bullpen.
There she saw Heart and Gibbs walking by Ziva's desk. Curious as to where they were headed, Jenny watched them for a second, giving Gibbs a longing, pain filled look.
She saw Heart stop suddenly and watched as Gibbs almost collided with her.
Jenny's heart seemed to break even more and yet at the same time beat a million times faster as she saw her lean in and kiss Gibbs.
She wanted the last two years of her life to be erased, but found as she watched Gibbs kiss her back and pull her closer to him before taking her hand and walking a few steps towards the elevator, that she actually would rather be back to where she was mere weeks ago rather having to watch anymore of this torture.
She wasn't stupid; she saw the bitchy smirk on Heart's face as she kissed him.
Emotions starting to overpower her, she started to turn around and walk into MTAC to keep her from watching anymore and making her loose her hold on everything.
Gibbs saw her as she turned, she knew he saw her expression by his own expression, but she couldn't handle looking back at the scene that had just unfolded before her.
Taking yet another deep breath in the span of half an hour, she composed herself as much as she possible. She straightened her posture and raised her chin.
She opened the MTAC door, her retina scans still in the system, and made her way into the dimly lit room.
She knew nothing of what was going to transpire between the three of them; her, Vance, and SecNav. All she knew was she was going to have to reveal and relive what she had gone through over the last two years, and boy, was she terrified about it!
A/N: So? What do you think? Should I continue, or not bother? Let me know what you think and I'll work on getting the next chapter out to you as soon as possible, which I already have some of it written, which is good Thanks again^.^