And here as promise is the sequal to "1 Part Vinegar, 2 Part Olive Oil, 1 Half tsp Salt" It makes more sense if you have read that one but you can work it out if you didn't. Either way I hope it lives up to your expectations.
Disclaimer: Ethan is and the rest aren't
Spoilers: I don't know…
"Oh My Gosh!" Abby said bounding into the room. "You look beautiful!"
"Thanks," Kate said a little modestly.
"Honestly you do," Abby said happily sitting on the bed and looking at her best friend. "Turn around in a circle so I can see."
Kate obliged. Her wedding dress was white. It had a tightly fitted strapless top, which transitioned smoothly in to a flowing bottom. It had a black bow tied around the waist and everything had a satiny appearance. Kate's has was washed and brushed but pasted that it was just down. The affect was one of simplicity yet beauty.
At that moment someone knocked on the door. "Come in," Kate called.
Jenny and Ziva walked into the room. They were both wearing matching bridesmaid's dresses. These dresses were almost exactly the opposite of Kate's. They were simple black with white trim at the top and bottom and white spaghetti straps. The dresses had a black belt the edges of which were white so it showed up against the dress.
"Hey Abby," Jenny told the other woman, "You should probably get dress."
"Alright," Abby replied cheerfully taking the bag that Jenny offered and walking into the adjoining bathroom.
"Why are the bridesmaid's dresses black?" Ziva asked looking down at her own, "I thought that wedding's were supposed to be white."
"Think about that question for a moment and then remember who my wedding planner was," Kate told her gingerly sitting down on the bed, which Abby had recently vacated.
"Oh, right," Ziva said sitting down next to Kate.
"Why did you let Abby be your wedding planner by the way?" Jenny asked.
"Because she is my best friend and she wanted to," Kate said shrugging.
"She did a really good job," Jenny commented.
"I like it," Abby said coming out of the bathroom. Her pigtails bouncing as she walked.
"Are we ready to go?" Jenny asked.
"I think we are," Kate said looking to Ziva, "actually Jenny, Abbs could I have a minute with Ziva?"
"Sure," Jenny said leading Abby out of the room and closing the door behind her.
"Okay Ziva," Kate said hesitantly, "I should have asked you about this earlier but are you okay with me marring your brother?"
"Of course I am," Ziva said looking at Kate, "You and Ethan are perfect for each other. You are the only woman I have ever seen him with voluntarily as opposed as to being on a mission."
"Thank you," Kate told Ziva, "Thank you."
"Anytime," Ziva told Kate, "You ready to do this?"
"More than ever," Kate said smiling as the walked out of the room.
AT THE CHUCH
Gibbs was waiting at the doors of the church when they got there. He made his way down the steps and opened the car door. He helped Abby and Ziva out of the car. Then he offered Jenny his hand and she took it. He helped her out of the car, kissing her quickly on the check before turning to help Kate out of the car. Once Kate was out he looked at her.
"You look great," he told her squeezing her hand.
"Thank you," she told him, "and thank you for doing this." Early in the wedding preparations Kate had asked Gibbs if he would be the one to walk her down the isle. Both because she had always looked up to him as a father figure and because her own father (as well as her mother) had died while she was in Italy.
"Anything for my team," Gibbs told her.
"Let's go in," Kate told him and he nodded helping her up the steps to the church.
Once inside the church Kate could see the rest of the team through the window. They were all standing on the small set of step that led up to the alter. Ethan was standing in front of the preacher. Abby, her maid of honor, and Tony, Ethan's best man, were standing a step below Ethan and a little farther back. Ziva and Jenny were standing next to each other a on the step below Abby. Tim was standing below Tony. Kate could also she Paula Cassidy sitting in the front row with Ducky.
As the music started playing Gibbs offered Kate his had and she took it smiling. The doors opened and they started to walk down the isle. Gibbs couldn't help but feel that his own daughter was getting married. Gibbs had thought of the members of the team as his family for a long time, and Kate was like a daughter to him.
Kate caught Ethan's eye as she walked down to the isle and he smiled at her. She also caught Tony's eye. They had been friends for five year (if you count the three years that they were apart) and she was glad he could be part of her wedding. Tony winked at her. Tim also gave her a small nod.
It was amazing to Kate that nearly three years ago she could have lost all this forever, and six months ago she almost lost it again. On the other hand, if she had not almost been killed three years ago, she and Ethan would never have met and Ziva and Tony would not have met either. Two happy ending would have been lost forever. Three years in Italy seem a fair price to pay for four people's future.
Gibbs and Kate reach the front of the church and Gibbs squeezed her hand again before handing it carefully to Ethan. Gibbs gave Ethan a look that said, 'take care of her' and he responded with a nod meaning that he would.
Kate and Ethan looked into each other's eyes for a long moment before turning to the preacher.
"Do you Ethan Caleb David, take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife in good times or in bad as long as you both shall live?" the preacher asked.
"I do," Ethan said squeezing Kate's hand.
"Do you Caitlin Margaret Todd, take this man to be your lawfully wedded wife in good times or in bad as long as you both shall life?" the preacher asked.
"I do," Kate replied squeezing Ethan's hand back.
"I pronounce you man and wife," the preacher told the crowd. Ethan pulled Kate into his arms and they kissed, gently but passionately, for the first time as a married couple.
Aww…Kate and Ethan are married. Now I promise you that there will be some plot but I need a couple of chapters to get there. Please review (it is my birthday.)