This is, obviously, the sequel to Average Day. It takes place about two or three weeks after it and Deeks has yet to ask Kensi to marry him. The team is working comfortably until they get a new case. Deeks is undercover when he sees an old friend. (It doesn't really show in the TV show, but I making Deeks buffer.)

Genre: Crime-Drama-Friendship-Hurt/Comfor -Suspense-Romance

Rating: T for slight language and awesome ass kicking :D

Language: English

Main Characters: Kensi Blye/Marty Deeks

Minor Characters: Hetty Lang/G. Callen/Sam Hanna/ Nell Jones/Eric Beal

Status: In Progress

Disclaimer: I don't own NCIS: LA

"Choose Wisely" Chapter 1: Fore-shadowing the Choice

3rd Person Pov

Outside a nightclub in Hollywood, celebrities and rich business figures alike walk into The Viper Room. Among them are several military men in uniforms. They walk into the club and make a beeline for the bar. One of the men with a Bluetooth nodded at the bouncer and he nodded back.

"Five mojitos," one guy, whose name was Pretch, told the female bartender. The bartender, whose nametag read Mandi, nodded and started making the drink. The guys were looking at her in a way that made her skin crawl, but she was beginning to get used to it. The guys talked for a while until their drinks were ready.

"Thanks miss. Say, what's your name?" asked Pretch. She resisted rolling her eyes and pointed at her nametag.

"Mandi," she said edgily. Another guy, Westler, leaned over the bar with a wad of cash.

"Here's the money for the drinks, Sweetie," he said and he put the money down her shirt. She slapped his hands away and took the dollar bills out of her bra, which kept it from falling on the floor.

"Hey!" A loud voice yelled from behind the guys. They all turned their heads to see a buff guy with blonde hair coming their way. It was the bouncer. "Treat her like a dancer, you can look but you can't touch. Got it?" He said when he got to them. The guys looked at each other with doubtful glances.

"What are you going to do about it?" The shortest one, Jamerson asked. The fourth guy, Gorgon, reached across the counter and grabbed Mandi's arm. Deeks grabbed him and twisted Gorgon's arm behind his back.

"I told you, no touching," he said as he pushed the man into the group of men. The guys took their drinks and left. Mandi smiled at the Blonde man.

"Those guys, they're, like, in the army," she said in amazement. He nodded, acting cool.

"What's your point?" he asked smirking. Mandi laughed and made a drink for him.

"Here you go, on the house," she said and slid the drink over to the man. He took it, but didn't drink it.

"So what's your name, tough guy?" she asked.

"Mark," he said with a smirk. She noticed that he wasn't drinking the mixture of alcohol she made for him.

"What's wrong?" She asked.

"What? Nothing," he said.

"Well, you haven't even tried the drink," she said. He saw that she was annoyed and hurt, and he put the pieces together.

"Oh, no, I would, but security guards aren't supposed to drink on the job," he explained with a wink. She nodded, understanding why he defended her.

"Oh," she said, somewhat disappointed. "Well, welcome to the team, Mark." He nodded. Then one of the guys that Mark just sent away came back. He was the only one that didn't speak, the one who nodded at him before.

"Hey, I thought I told you all to go way," Marty said. The guy nodded.

"Yeah, I'm, sorry about my friends, it's unlike them," he said. "I'm Chip, by the way," he said and held out his hand toward Deeks. Deeks hesitated but shook his hand.

"Mark," he said. Another bartender came over to Mandi.

"Well, I've got to go cover for a friend. I'll be over there if you need me," she said and she walked over to the other side of the counter. Deeks looked at Chip and he nodded.

"Are the targets in place?" Marty asked. Chip nodded.

"They'll be picked up in T-minus 6 minutes," Chip said, half to Marty, half to the NCIS team outside. "Does Amanda suspect anything?" He asked. Marty shook his head.

"No, she thinks I'm just a security guard," he said. Chip nodded. Then the group came back to Chip. They looked at them in wonder. They were supposed to be on the dance floor. 'What going on?' Deeks thought.

"Hey, what are you doing back here, Brooks?" Pretch asked. Chip shrugged.

"I was going to show hotshot how a real man fights," Chip said. Marty rolled his eyes.

"I have permission to physically and literally throw out anyone who tries to assault me," Deeks threatened.

"And if we do assault you? Then, you can't throw us out," Gorgon said. Deeks' patience was wearing thin.

"Oh please, just leave for God's sake," Deeks said, clearly annoyed.

"No," they said stubbornly. Deeks looked at Chip and they knew that the extraction team would happen sooner than they had planned. Deeks lifted his wrist and spoke into his watch.

"Okay, guys, we have some trouble makers," he said, and he paused to make it look like they were talking back. "Forget what you're doing and come over here. Pronto," he said. Pronto was the "Just-In-Case" word, if anything would happen to go wrong.

"Hey Mark, I want to talk to you," Mandi said. The guys looked at Deeks with a wicked smile on their faces.

"Mark's a little busy right now, but we can talk, sweet cheeks," Westler said as he jumped over the bar counter and grabbed Amanda. Just as Deeks was about to jump over there himself, the extraction team got there and was taking care of business. Westler must have noticed they weren't exactly bouncer material, (Kensi was among them) because he pulled his gun and held it to Mandi's head.

"If anyone moves, I'll shoot her," he said. The club was too loud for anyone to notice what was happening. The team froze. "Unless," Westler said as his eyes drifted to Kensi, "you come with me instead." Deeks could see his partner gagging behind her hard mask.

"Deeks," Sam yelled to him. Time seemed to slow. He needed to make up his mind, but he was torn: Allow Kensi to be taken to save a civilian; or keep his partner safe and risk a casualty. Either way, they wouldn't be happy.

Marty Deeks had a choice to make. He looked between Amanda, who just realized who he was, and Kensi, who just realized what she needed to do.

The next chapter will be placed three days before this. It will explain itself as it goes along.
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