Category: Drama, Romance, JAG/NCIS Crossover
Spoilers: Through "One Shot, One Kill" (NCIS), "Crash" (JAG)
Disclaimer: These characters belong to DPB, CBS, Paramount, et al. No infringement is intended.
Chapter 16: The Interruption
AJ smiled and watched Kate as she slept. She was curled around him, absorbing his heat and practically purring. He was amazed at how cat-like she truly was. Headstrong, intelligent, independent... affectionate, adorable. Though she would probably shoot him if he ever called her that.
He stroked her back, enjoying the way she smiled and murmured happily. She was so responsive. Her eyes fluttered open. She smiled languidly. "Good morning."
"'Morning, Kate," he replied. He knew there was a silly grin on his face.
"What time is it?" She twisted so that she could see the alarm clock. AJ raised his eyebrows. 'Add flexible to that list of attributes.' "Nine o'clock?!"
"It's Saturday. Besides, don't tell me you're not exhausted."
She smirked. "Pleasantly so, though." She opened her mouth to speak again when the telephone rang. She sighed and turned onto her other side to grab the phone. "Hello?"
AJ shamelessly eavesdropped on Kate's end of the conversation. "Now's not a good time, Tony," she said in exasperation. AJ chuckled. 'You got that right.'
"No, not just because it's a Saturday morning--although that's also a good reason." AJ cupped Kate's breast and nuzzled her neck where he knew it was most sensitive. She unsuccessfully tried to suppress a gasp. "N-no, Tony, I don't want to see a movie today--ah!" she cried out when his hand slid from her breast to her thighs. He coaxed her legs apart. Kate bit her lip to keep from making any noise. "I'm fine, Tony," she said. "Again, that's none of your business." She paused, then said, "I don't care."
"Hang up the phone, Kate," AJ murmured. Kate nearly flew off the bed as his questing fingers lightly tapped her clit.
"I have to go now," she choked out. "No, I mean I really--goodbye, Dinozzo!" She fumbled for the off button and dropped the cordless phone. "AJ!" Kate hissed. "What if that had been my boss?"
AJ grinned evilly. "You would've had to have been a lot quieter."
"You are bad," she breathed, arching into his touch.
"That I am," AJ agreed.
The telephone rang again. Kate glared at the offending object, but didn't move to pick it up. "Aren't you going to get that?" AJ asked.
Kate shook her head. "That's what answering machines are for. Besides, will you let me talk without embarrassing myself?"
"Hey, it's not my fault you can't keep quiet!"
Kate smiled seductively. "Oh, yes, it is."
"You need to get out of here, AJ," Kate laughed.
"I know," he said, kissing her again.
AJ had stayed the weekend. Surprisingly, after that one phone call, it hadn't been interrupted. It had been one of the most enjoyable weekends AJ had ever spent with another person.
He was surprised at how easily he and Kate still got along. He wasn't sure what he had expected--maybe for her to become more demanding and clingy. He snorted. Kate was nothing like that. She was still the same independent woman--with the same sarcastic wit.
"Out! We both have work tomorrow!" AJ grinned and stole one last kiss. "You know, if I had known you would be this difficult to get rid of, I would've called an exterminator." AJ scowled and smacked her butt. She smiled cheekily.
"Watch yourself, Agent Todd," he said.
"Yes, sir, Admiral!" she replied.
"You're a smart-ass, you know that?"
"You've known that for the last month and a half, AJ."
"Yeah, yeah," he groused playfully.
"Beat it, mister! If I'm late tomorrow morning, I'm blaming you!" Kate held open the door for him.
"Dinner tomorrow?" he asked just before he left.
"Usual place," Kate returned. AJ nodded, and the door closed behind him.