Category: Drama, Romance, Crossover (JAG/NCIS/HP)
Spoilers: Season 1 (Navy NCIS), "The One That Got Away" (JAG)
Disclaimer: These characters belong to DPB, CBS, Paramount, etc. No infringement is intended. Oh, and anything else that you recognize probably belongs to J.K. Rowling.
Summary: A string of seemingly unrelated unsolved murders leads our favorite NCIS team to an amazing discovery. Sequel to "Confused Memories". JAG/NCIS/Harry Potter crossover.
Kate watched in amusement as Gibbs argued with the strangely-dressed men. Questions crowded her mind. The most prominent one, however, was: how was Gibbs going to win this time?
"Sir, if you don't leave now, I will have to contact your supervisor," the shorter man said in aggravation. Kate recognized that tone of voice quite well--she had used it herself many a time with the agent.
"Go ahead. But we're not going anywhere until we get inside that apartment." Gibbs stepped forward to go around the two men. One reached inside his sleeve and pulled out a strange-looking stick.
A feminine voice behind them yelled, "Enforcer! Stand down immediately!" All five turned toward the voice.
A tall, striking woman advanced on them. She wore an outfit similar to the outlandish garb the other agency wore, except her robes--that was really the only name for them--were green. She pulled up in front of the man with the stick, brown eyes blazing.
"What is your name, Cadet?" she snapped, glancing at the insignia on the man's collar.
"T-taylor, ma'am," the man stammered.
"Cadet Taylor, what is the first thing--the first thing--you are taught at the Academy?"
"Never pull a wand on an unsuspecting Muggle, ma'am," Taylor replied promptly.
The woman gestured at the three agents. "Do these look like wizards to you?"
"No, ma'am." His eyes were large, and he was stiff as a board.
"Have they told you from which agency they are?" The brown-haired woman began to pace, her hands behind her back. Kate chanced a look at Gibbs. His expression was closed off. Kate smirked. That only meant one thing--Gibbs was as bewildered as she was.
"NCIS, ma'am?" His voice went up at the end.
"Very good, Cadet," the woman purred. "And that stands for...?"
"Uh... Naval Criminal Investigative Service."
"That's right. Which means that they have priority here." She held her hand up when the second man began to speak. "No, officer, MLE doesn't have priority. You see, Auror Hunt was involved with my program. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Therefore, NCIS does have a right to be here, and to assist in the investigation." She turned on her heel sharply. "Officer, please escort this Cadet back to the Academy. I will leave any disciplinary action up to the Commander."
"Yes, ma'am." The officer took the cadet's arm, and the two disappeared with a bang. Kate's eyes widened.
"Colonel, may I ask a question?" Gibbs finally spoke.
"Can I stop you, Agent Gibbs?" the colonel replied wearily. Kate's eyebrows went up. They knew each other?
Gibbs smirked, then asked, "What the hell is going on?"
The woman sighed. "It's a long story. First, I need to have a chat with Director Morrow. What was he thinking, sending three uninformed investigators out here?" She muttered this last under her breath. Shaking her head quickly, she said, "Please, go do what you have to do." She turned back to the blond man and began talking quickly.
"Okay. Who is that?" Kate asked flatly.
Tony sighed melodramatically and clapped a hand on Kate's shoulder. "That, my dear Kate, is Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie. Formerly a JAG lawyer; now doing something in the bowels of NI. You should see her in the courtroom." Kate rolled her eyes at the hound dog look on Tony's face.
"You should see her on the firing range," Gibbs said. "And don't let Chegwidden see you making eyes at her."
Tony made a face. "You think I have a death wish? He's as territorial as you are, Gibbs." He pulled on a pair of gloves and entered the apartment.
"Wait--am I missing something?" Kate asked, utterly confused. Gibbs only gave her a smirk and followed Tony.
Kate sighed. Was it too much to ask for him to ever give a straight answer?