Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Character/Pairing: Hetty, Deeks, Ensemble
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly 106: Over the Hill
Word Count: 200
Date Written: 18 September 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
“What’s wrong with Hetty?” Deeks was the first one to voice the question on everybody’s mind as they watched their boss climb literally to the roof for the third time that afternoon.
Sam and Callen instantly shot him harsh looks. Kensi narrowed her eyes at him, warning him to shut his mouth and keep it that way.
“What?” he asked complainingly. “You were all thinking it! You just wouldn’t say it!”
“There are certain things,” Kensi snapped, “that you don’t ask a woman about, or say about a woman!”
“Hmph. There are certain thing you don’t say if you value your job,” Sam retorted.
“Or your life,” Callen put in crossly.
“What? I can’t ask what’s wrong with her? I can’t ask because I care about her?”
“Just stop while you’re ahead,” Kensi warned him.
Nell, taking pity on him, explained through a fit of coughing meant to disguise her words, “Somebody said earlier *cough* *cough* *cough* she’s *cough* *cough* getting over the *cough**cough**cough*hill*cough**cough**c
Deeks’ eyes shot wide. It was then that Hetty, having reached the top, started to leap downward, but her whole team was gone by the time she hit the floor.