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Title: Breakthrough
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Jimmy Palmer/Tim McGee
Fandom: NCIS
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: This is entirely a product of my own imagination, and I make no profit from it. I do not own the lovely Jimmy Palmer or Tim McGee, unfortunately, just borrowing them for a while. Please do not sue.


Ah, a weekend morning. It felt good to sleep in.

Tim smiled as he looked at the alarm clock, which hadn't gone off this morning as it was a Saturday. Having a day in with his boyfriend was always pleasant.

Of course, they had things to do today. They needed to get some laundry done, and go to the grocery store. But other than that, they had the day free, and they could simply laze around for most of the day and night if they wanted to. They could order a pizza, watch a movie ....

Tim closed his eyes, rolling over and wrapping his arms around hs boyfriend. Jimmy was still asleep, and Tim didn't think that he would mind being held.

It would be a nice way for him to wake up. At least, he hoped so.

There were times when Tim was never sure if he was going too far with his physical affections. The last thing he wanted to do was make Jimmy feel uncomfortable.

He tried his best not to be pushy, but sometimes, he just wanted to cuddle and be close. He longed to be skin to skin with Jimmy, to simply touch each other, and then let that physical contact go where it would. Before everything had gone pear-shaped, it would have been so easy to do that.

But now, he had to be wary of his every move -- or at least that was how he felt a lot of the time. He felt that he was always second-guessing himself.

He wasn't going to do that now, he thought as he slid his arms around Jimmy, resting his cheek on the bare skin of his boyfriend's shoulder. He wanted to push some barriers.

It took Tim a moment to realize that Jimmy wasn't wearing the usual t-shirt that he wore to bed lately with his boxers. His boyfriend's back was bare, his skin soft and warm to the touch. And Jimmy wasn't asleep, either. He had take Tim's hands in his own, drawing them close to his chest.

Tim was instantly wide awake, his heart beating wildly in his chest. Was Jimmy trying to tell him something? Was this the breakthrough that he'd been waiting for?

"Are you okay with this, Jimmy?" he asked, his voice barely a whisper.

"I'm more than okay with it," Jimmy answered, sounding sleepy and comfortable. "I took off my shirt for a reason, Tim. I want to feel your skin next to mine."

Tim didn't need to hear anything else; within moments, he had removed his own shirt, and had his arms back around Jimmy, holding him close, snuggling against him. "This is how I love to wake up," he murmured into his love's ear, happiness evident in his voice.

"Me too," Jimmy said softly, still sounding sleepy. Moments later, his quiet, even breathing told Tim that his boyfriend had fallen asleep again.

Tim closed his eyes, knowing that soon, he would sleep again, too.