Close to Christmas Tony and Gibbs tried to get things ready for a special day with everyone including Mike, Amira, Leyla, and the twins. Jackson was also going to be there but didn't consider it as much of a special thing though he wanted to spoil the grandkids. One afternoon Tony left Jimmy with the kids as he was eager to spend time with them and Breena was going to be there too. "Okay, they have sandwiches in the fridge and juice for their cups. They usually sleep about one and a half to two hours about half an hour after lunch. There are some cookies in the cupboard but make sure they use the bathroom before they go to sleep."
Breena smiles, "We can handle this Tony I've taken care of kids before and we just want to have some fun."
Tony smiles, "Okay I'll have my phone on or you can call any of the others if something happens." When he returns Jimmy's asleep on the couch and Sami and Johnny weren't. "Hey guys what are you doing?"
Sami and Johnny ran to him, "Aunt Breena went to get ice cream and said that we could play with her make up bag so we're making Uncle Jimmy pretty."
Tony grabs his camera getting a couple of Jimmy making Sami and Johnny giggle, "Okay go wash your hands Aunt Breena's here I think."
They run upstairs as Jimmy wakes up, "Hey Tony, I didn't hear you get home. Where's Breena?"
Tony decides not to tell him anything about the makeup, "She went to get some ice cream and the kids just went upstairs to wash up. I'll go let her in."
Breena smiles, "Hey … guys, where are the kids?"
Tony smiles, "They went upstairs to wash up. I heard your car arrive, can you go check on them Jimmy?"
Breena laughs when he goes upstairs, "I didn't think he could sleep through that … they didn't get into anything did they?"
Tony shakes his head, "No, it was too much fun to play with Uncle Jimmy."
Sami and Johnny came running down the stairs crying, "Uncle Jimmy's mad!"
Tony hugs them, "Did he see the makeup?"
Sami nods, "Yeah then he said he was going to get us."
Tony couldn't see Jimmy being mad at them, "I'll go talk to him, you guys go with Aunt Breena."
Upstairs Jimmy was trying to use toilet paper to take off the makeup, "I'm going to meet Breena's dad tonight and what's he going to think about me? What is she going to say about them getting into her stuff?"
Tony takes some wipes out of a cupboard, "These work better and who do you think gave them the make up. She didn't think you would sleep through it."
Jimmy sighs as the make up comes off, "Sorry I just couldn't sleep last night. I'm worried about meeting her dad though I asked to meet him and …"
Tony smiles, "It's okay but its not okay to get mad at the kids because you fell asleep." Jimmy frowns and Tony sighs. "You told them you were going to get them … didn't you hear them run downstairs crying."
Jimmy sighs, "Tony … I … I would never do anything to them. I love them and I hope one day Breena and I can have a few. I was just frustrated by the make up. That's what the meeting with her dad's about. I want to ask his permission to ask Breena to marry me. I want to do it at Christmas so …"
Tony grins, "Well that's good and good luck."
They hear a noise and see Sami and Johnny standing there with bowls of ice cream, "Aunt Breena said to bring you ice cream cause we're sorry."
Jimmy smiles, "Thank you and I'm sorry I got mad. Did she tell you which one was the special ice cream?" They found some sugar free ice cream Jimmy could have and Breena usually got some when they were having a treat.
They look at their bowls and then at Breena who was behind them, "Both are because I didn't think they could remember."
Jimmy smiles, "Thank you Breena. Can I talk to Tony alone for a few more minutes?"
Breena nods, "We came up to ask Tony if we could go outside and play in the snow. They didn't want ice cream after all."
Tony nods, "Sure, if you don't mind taking them. There's tons of snow to play in out back and Snickers can go with you."
Johnny nods, "Snickers loves the snow, he rolls around in it a lot."
They go back downstairs and Tony smiles, "She's great with kids."
"Yeah she wants some eventually but it depends on what her dad says. He's not going to be here for Christmas so it's just going to be the two of us."
Tony frowns, "Why don't you two come here? We're going to do the usually Christmas thing and maybe midnight mass if the kids take a late nap. We were talking about hosting a Christmas dinner so the kids can open some presents early."
Jimmy smiles, "I'll ask her but that sounds like fun."
Tony smiles, "if she has other plans you can still come just give us a heads up so we can plan for enough people. Mike, Leyla and Amira are supposed to be here for Christmas too."
Jimmy smiles, "Amira's cute,"
Tony nods, "Yeah she is."
They hear Gibbs get home and go downstairs, "Where are the kids?"
"In the backyard with Breena, they wanted to play in the snow."
Gibbs smiles, "Good then I don't have to try and sneak these upstairs. Can you two get the stuff from the back of the truck. With everyone coming for Christmas we need extra beds."
Tony and Jimmy go out to the truck where there are 4 fold up rollaway beds and matresses, "How many people are coming again?"
Tony laughs, "Four, but we figured that two can be squeezed in the twins room for me and Amira then Gibbs and Mike can use the other two downstairs. Jackson sleeps in my bed and Leyla in Gibbs' or the other way around."
Jimmy nods, "That sounds like a good plan."
Inside Gibbs was playing with the kids, "Breena said to tell you we're having Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. I asked if she wanted to come and she said she'd have to ask you."
Jimmy nods, "Sure, Tony was telling me about it but uh …"
Gibbs saw him glancing into the kitchen, "Just let us know if the two of you can make it. Are you going to do right by her?"
Jimmy nods, "I'm meeting with her father tonight to ask him. She doesn't know but …"
Gibbs sighs, "Let her know then she'll stop worrying."
Jimmy smiles, "Thanks,"
When they were gone and the kids were playing Tony asks, "How do you know she'll stop worrying? How do you know she was worrying?"
"While you were outside the kids were talking to her. They asked if she was married to Uncle Jimmy because they were kissing and she told them no. She didn't think he wanted to settle down yet and get married."
Tony nods, "Breena left them with her makeup bag while she went to get ice cream and Jimmy over reacted because of the meeting. He's worried what Mr. Slater will think of him I guess but she told him she couldn't marry someone who couldn't ask her dad for permission first."
Gibbs smiles, "Well it's nice he wants to go through that. What got the makeup off, I didn't notice anything?"
"Baby wipes, takes off almost anything." Gibbs raises an eyebrow and Tony chuckles, "I watched an exes kids one afternoon and fell asleep. She used them to take off her own makeup so she knew it would work."
Gibbs chuckles, "Okay well I'm going to start dinner we can have spaghetti tonight, the last of dad's sauce is in the freezer and he promises to make more this time." Jackson's homemade sauce was a hit with the kids so he left some frozen for them.
While he was working on it the phone rang and Tony hears Gibbs answer it before dropping the phone. Rushing into the kitchen Tony saw Gibbs shaking but trying to keep his emotions under control. Tony knew something happened so he picked up the phone, "Hello,"
"Hi this is Betty Hannigan Jackson Gibbs' neighbor. I was just speaking to Jethro."
Tony knew some stories of Betty Hannigan but thought the call wasn't a social one, "Yeah this is Tony Dinozzo I'm living here. Is everything okay?"
"Jackson collapsed an hour ago and was taken to the hospital in town. He was getting a shipment in so I stayed to finish that up but I don't know what happened. I told the paramedics that I would call his next of kin and …"
"Okay, we'll be on our way as soon as possible." After hanging up Tony turns to Gibbs. "Why don't you start packing to go to Stillwater Gibbs? We'll drive out shortly and get the kids something to eat on the way."
Gibbs looks at him, "We can't go. They don't know what's …"
"I gave Ms. Hannigan your contact information and I'll call Abby about watching the house. Go pack while I take care of things."
Gibbs shakes his head, "The kids, Christmas … they've been looking forward to it."
Tony nods, "Yes but they would love the snow and when Jackson's okay we'll bring him here for Christmas. Abby can come here and keep Mike, Leyla and Amira entertained for a couple of days. You said they were coming for a week right?"
Gibbs rubs his face, "I can go alone, you can't just pack up the kids and …"
Tony groans, "We're all going and that's final. It's nighttime so the kids will be asleep before lone and like I said we'll get them something to eat on the road."
Several hours later after a meltdown by Johnny resulting in Gibbs snapping at him quieting both kids Tony dropped him off at the hospital. "I'm going to the hotel to see if we can get a room."
Gibbs takes a key from his key chain, "Go to dad's house. I know he won't mind." He leans in the car to talk to Johnny who looks the other way. "I'll call you when I know something."
At Jackson's house Sami fell asleep right away but Johnny was upset, "Daddy, why is Uncle Gibbs mad at me? I didn't feel good and you said to tell you when I don't feel good."
Tony hugs him, "He's worried about Grandpa. We came here because Grandpa got sick today and Uncle Gibbs is just worried about him. Do you still feel sick?"
Johnny shakes his head, "Are we spending Christmas here? I thought we were going to spend it with mama."
Tony lies back in the recliner with Johnny on his chest, "I know buddy but mama understands and we'll have Christmas with everyone when we get back. Let's just close our eyes and get some sleep okay." Johnny nods drifting off and soon they're both fast asleep. Tony would've preferred a bed but he didn't know which bed to use though he knew there was three bedrooms at the house and Sami was asleep on the couch. Tony just hoped that Jackson would be okay knowing Gibbs was worried about him.