February 9, 2015
Well, it looks like we can actually successfully function without Callen and Sam, but why does it always have to be because they’re in a jam? My partner and I found key clues in the wilderness, took down a squirrely suspect (more on that later), and actually had Granger admitting that he needed us! (Wonder what it took for him to spit those words out? Maybe the wondrous powers of the infamous Deeks’ “bear hug” last week softened up Assistant Director Grumpy Pants!)
Still, we yet again had to put the mission before our teammates. I know it’s our job and we’ve had to do it countless times in the past, but that repetition isn’t making the choice easier. No, in fact with the shift in more personal matters, taking that direction is only becoming increasingly more challenging. It was so different when I worked alone. Then I came into this team and could rely on their highly-trained trade-craft, but now it’s so much more than that. This is my family. How do you set that aside to put all your effort in taking down some low-level scum? Oh, yeh those little details of national security and “the greater good”. Some days the thought of leaving all that behind to live out life in a shack by the sea seems pretty appealing. All I need is my board, Monty, and my girl (not in that order, of course). But no, for some reason I’m compelled to make a difference and help humanity. Sigh.
On the topic of humanity, for the second op in a row I selflessly sacrificed myself for my partner. (That’s what partners do, right?) Last week was gunfire; today was far worse in taking a flying leap in a murky swamp! Gross. I don’t even like camping! Remember, I’m the “city mouse” who needs a chlorinated poolside cabana! Maybe it was some pond-infested bacteria that attacked my brain, but Kensi didn’t even balk at me climbing into the SRX in that state. She even offered me one of her gym towels (that remarkably still smelled like sunshine). Most telling? The expected “soggy mop” reference was replaced by a shy, sympathetic grin. Wow.
It’s ok that everyone was mocking my cooking skills. What they don’t know is it’s all part of my master plan! I was messing with the team so I don’t get asked to contribute to future “pitch-ins”! As for the lovely Kensalina, yeah the takeout was a cop-out. (See what I did there? LOL!) It had been a long and tough day and I was exhausted, but I didn’t want to disappoint my beautiful (and always ravenous) Blye. Just wait until she discovers my true culinary talents this weekend. It will finally be the magical Valentine’s Day I’ve been dreaming about for years!