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.
Mac sighed and did another lap around the living room. She couldn't think about anything but the case.
What had she gotten herself into? When she signed on for the job, she had expected to be pushing paper all day. Not chasing after a serial killer set on murdering her people.
Because she did consider them her people. They were her responsibility. She would look out for the wizards and witches she placed in the Muggle world. Most of them would need the help.
She sighed and ran her fingers through her hair. "Mac. Come sit down," AJ said.
She turned toward him, eyes shuttered. She sat beside AJ on the couch and stared into the fire. She leaned on him and soaked in his quiet strength.
"What am I going to do, AJ?" she murmured. "There's no pattern. We don't even know where he's getting his names from."
AJ slipped his arms around her and pulled her closer. "You'll find him. I know it. You have some of the best on the case."
"But will we find him in time?" she asked in despair. "We have no idea when he'll strike. I can't keep an eye on a hundred and fifty people at once."
"Most of them have been in the DC area, right?" AJ said. Mac nodded. "Well, look out for them, then."
"But that only reduces it by half," Mac sighed, rubbing her eyes.
AJ was quiet for a moment. He asked, "That's not the only thing that's bothering you, is it?"
Mac's laugh was void of humor. "There are a lot of things bothering me right now, AJ." She unconsciously held him tighter.
"Sarah," he said, tilting her chin up so he could see her eyes. "He won't come after me."
"But how do you know that?" she burst out. "It's so random--"
"Because I was never an Auror," AJ interrupted her. "As soon as I left Salem, I entered the Navy. I was never deeply involved with the Wizarding world."
"But your father was--and still is."
"And he doesn't know where I am."
Mac raised her head and smirked at him. "AJ. He's a wizard. A Pureblood with a lot of money at his disposal. I would bet my wand that he knows exactly where you are."
"You think so?"
"I'm sure of it." She rested her head on his shoulder.
"So..." AJ said with a trace of humor in his voice. "How are you faring with the NCIS crew?"
Mac smiled and shook her head. "Same as always. Gibbs is a jackass, Dinozzo is a shameless flirt--"
"He's not flirting with you, is he?" AJ said, a hint of jealousy in his voice.
"AJ!" Mac laughed. "Of course he does--the man flirts with anything in a skirt! It doesn't mean I flirt back." She shrugged. "Besides, I think Gibbs foisted Patty Long off on him. Should be amusing when he realizes how old she is." Mac smirked.
AJ's brow furrowed. "That name sounds familiar..."
"She was a year ahead of you at Salem." At AJ's amused look, she said, "Hey, you know I had to vet everyone for this case. Speaking of Salem, guess whose name I found on Salem's roster for your year."
AJ raised an eyebrow. "Okay, I'll bite. Whose name did you find?"
Mac chuckled smugly. "Leroy Jethro Gibbs."
AJ stared at her. "Gibbs? I don't remember him in any of my classes."
"That's because he never went." Mac pulled her legs beneath her and snuggled closer to AJ. "He refused the invitation."
"Why would he refuse...?" AJ trailed off, mystified.
"I have no idea. Family pressures, maybe. According to his file, his father died the summer he would've gotten the letter. He was a Muggleborn, and his mother probably wouldn't have wanted to send her only child off to a school she had never heard of." Mac sighed. "It's too bad. If he had been trained, he would have been a powerful wizard."
"How can you tell?"
"He used a crude form of Legilimancy on me a few days ago. I was suspicious, so I asked Liv to pull anything with his name. Sure enough, he was on the Salem list as unaccepted."
"So that's how he does it," AJ chuckled. "He is good."
"Yes, well, beyond that, he is well and truly Muggle," Mac said. "Anyway, his team got a new agent since the Singer investigation. Her name's Kate Todd. She's a pretty good agent. At least, she doesn't put up with any of Gibbs' crap." AJ laughed aloud, and Mac grinned. "She reminds me a lot of myself." She paused. "And Gibbs reminds me a lot of you."
AJ blinked. "You think...?" he said slowly.
Mac closed her eyes. "Mm-hmm."
"Oh, boy," AJ muttered. "Good luck, Agent Gibbs." Mac smirked and slapped his chest. He grinned and rested his chin on her hair.