Hey guys! Merry Christmas to you all! I really hope you have a good one. Enjoy this chapter! X

It was almost 10PM on Christmas Eve. Lottie was fast asleep on Jenny's sofa, and Connie was reading her book at the table in front of her Mom's desk, with Jenny tapping on her keyboard as she answered her emails. The door burst open, and in came Ziva.

"We're going to do the Secret Santa now," she said.

"Okay, thank you Ziva," Jenny answered.

The Israeli waited in the doorway as Connie got up and shook her sister gently.

"Lottie, you need to wake up."

Lottie turned around the other way.

"Lot. Lot, come on, up you get."

Lottie sat up, rubbing her eyes.

"Huh?" She asked groggily.

"We're going to do the Secret Santa."


Connie helped her sister up off the sofa, they grabbed their gift bags and went downstairs. Jenny stayed behind, grabbing a small box from her drawer with a faint smile, before heading downstairs with the others.


"This is for you," Lottie handed her sister two small boxes, one of them smaller than the other.

Connie opened the first one and gasped. It was a golden locket with a star on it.

"Look on the back," Lottie told her.

Connie looked at her sister, puzzled, before doing just that. Her eyes filled with tears as she saw the engraving on the back.

Love you to the stars.

"Thank you."

Lottie smiled.

"Open the other one."

Connie did just that to reveal a USB stick.


"Put it into the computer."

"I'll get it, Connie," McGee told her, and he plugged it into his computer, making sure the video was on the plasma screen.

An image of Lottie came up onto the plasma and she began to speak.

"Hey, Con. Around five months ago, you and I met for the first time. You didn't judge me, you loved me. I can count on you. You always put a blanket over me when I sleep, you're always up in the small hours with me laughing about something and you help me to breathe. You don't give up on me, whether that's with my anxiety or when I don't want to do my homework. You're not just my sister, you're my closest friend and my guardian angel. I love you."

Connie stifled a sob at the second last sentence and buried her head into her sister's shoulder. Lottie stroked her twin's hair, tears in her own eyes.

"I love you so much," the older twin cried.

"I love you too," Lottie whispered.

Connie turned her head after a while, but did not lift it from her sister's shoulder. Next up was Tony's gift to McGee. It was a Harry Potter Hogwarts jigsaw and a set of Hufflepuff office supplies.

"Wow, Tony. I can't tell you how much this means to me," McGee told him before they shared a tight hug.

Then it was time for McGee's gift to Jenny. It was a heavy rectangle. She unwrapped it, revealing a photo album with the ten of them on the front, with Our Family in golden cursive writing underneath the picture. Jenny looked through it, tears in her eyes.

"Thank you, Tim, it's wonderful," she stated before she hugged him.

They broke apart, and it was time for Ducky to give his gift to Lottie. She gasped as she saw a hardback copy of Persuasion and a blanket. She unfolded the blanket. It was an Up one.

"Ducky, I don't believe it!" She cried, her eyes filled with tears. "Thank you thank you thank you!"

She hugged him tightly, and he hugged her in return.

"I wanted to give you something you would never forget, because that's all you've ever done for me," he told her quietly.

A tear rolled down her cheek.

"You did," she whispered. "You absolutely did."

They broke apart, and then it was time for Ziva to give Abby her gift. The goth teared off the gift wrap, revealing a dark red box. She gave Ziva a fleeting puzzled look before opening it. Inside were two black dog collars, one human size, and the other the perfect size for a plush hippo.

"Ziva! Where did you get them?"

"That new store in the mall."

"They're amazing," Abby hugged Ziva tightly. "Thank you."

The Israeli smiled into the goth's shoulder. They pulled back, and then it was time for Connie to give Tony his gift. It was a thick box with something small at the top. He unwrapped it, revealing James Bond trivial pursuit, and a James Bond tie.

"Connie, how?!" He asked her.

"I had some help," she answered, glancing at her twin.

"Come here, both of you," he wrapped his arms around them.

"I didn't help much, I only told her you like James Bond," Lottie said once they had pulled back and Connie scoffed.

"As if! You helped me come up with possiblities."

Lottie smiled a bit, just as Gibbs handed Ziva her gift. It was a medium sized box. The Israeli gave her father figure a fleeting puzzled look before opening it, revealing a boxset of the three Little Women books. Her eyes filled with tears as she hugged him tightly.

"Thank you," she whispered and he smiled.

"It's okay, Ziver."

They pulled apart, and Abby handed Ducky an envelope. He opened it, revealing a subscription to "Tea of the Month".

"What is it?" He asked.

"Every month for as long as you want, you'll get sent a type of tea for fun."

"Abigail, this is amazing, thank you so much."

"It's alright," she answered with a small grin.

She squeezed his hand, and all eyes were on Jenny and Gibbs as the former handed her husband a box. He unwrapped the paper, and opened it revealing a bright onesie saying "my Daddy's a hero". Everyone gasped.

"Jen?" He whispered.

"Look at the frame," she told him.

There was a small photo frame, with an ultrasound on it. Underneath the ultrasound was an inscription saying Baby Gibbs. Due July 2016.

Everyone was crying. The seven kids and Ducky were gripping hands, and Gibbs was stroking his wife's knuckles.

"We're going to have a baby?" He asked quietly, not able to believe it.

"Yes," she told him softly.

"And everything's okay?"

"Everything's great."

He wrapped his arms around her as their twin daughters leaned into one another, happier than they had ever felt. They were going to be big sisters. No one knew what gender the baby would be, but one thing was for sure: it was a Christmas miracle.

This story is done! I'd like to thank every single one of you for reading, and favouriting, and following, and reviewing. These past couple of months have been really hard for me, and to have had each of the chapters of this story to look forward to and all of you reading it has meant more than I can say. Merry Christmas. X