Lucas James Garret McGee stood quietly on the threshold between the kitchen and living room. He had been standing there for quite some time watching as all the adults in life stood around oh'ing and ah'ing over his new baby brother. He hadn't decided yet if he liked the squirming mass that his parents had brought home from the hospital. His gaze and attention was so highly focused on the happenings of the living room. Luc didn't notice his Uncle Tony enter from the kitchen door and so he jumped slightly when Tony gently squeezed his shoulder.
Talking quietly so as not to disrupt the group Tony said "It's just me squirt" before he started towards the small crowd. As he stepped around the small boy, Luc said under his breath "Of course you're goin' in there with the rest of them." Tony didn't have the same 'touch' that Gibbs did with kids but he and Lucas had been good buddies since Luc had learned to walk. Hearing the disappointment in the kid's voice Tony stopped and turned towards the boy.
"What's up squirt?" Tony asked kneeling down so he was face to face.
Twisting his lips side to side Luc didn't say a word but looked to the baby being passed from person to person and then down at the floor before looking up at his uncle. He didn't need to say anything for Tony to understand how he was feeling.
"You feeling a little left out eh squirt" Tony said ruffling the young boy's hair "Things will calm down soon".
"How do you know?" Lucas asked somewhat sarcastically "You don't have a baby brother."
"No… I don't have a baby brother but… I do have years and years of interpreting situations… so I'm sure this will blow over soon." Tony tried to sound reassuring. Standing Tony leaned down to whisper in the boy's ear before joining the group. A wide grin crossed Luc's face as he processed Tony's words.