January 6th, 2008

Occasions: Halloween (House)

Fiction. Beginning Again (Fraser/Vecchio)

TITLE: Beginning Again
AUTHOR: Nikki Harrington
FANDOM: Due South
PAIRING: Benton Fraser/Raymond Vecchio
GENRE: Slash
SUB-GENRE: Established Relationship. Angst. Series
SUMMARY: A sequel to Kissing Benny. Ray had thought that everything would be all right, once he'd found Benny again.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

( Beginning Again )
Occasions: Halloween (House)

Crack_Van Rec 2: Carry Me Through by White Wolf (PG)

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
Author on LJ: timothy_quinn
Author Website: The Last Vampyre

Why this must be read:

Some of you may well know timothy_quinn from other fandoms, so will already know what a superb writer she is. This story is her first venture into writing Gibbs/Ducky and I am still impatiently waiting for her next story. Carry Me Through is a song fic, which Tim describes as 'fluff', but don't let that fool you into thinking insipid, out of character or overly fluffy. The story isn't.

It's very much a love story of two men, two men very much recognisable as their on-screen characters, that has the simple premise of Jethro contemplating his life over his inevitable cup of coffee. He looks at how people see him, what he is really like, and how only one person (Ducky) really sees the true Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Tim intersperses the lyrics with the story to great effect, so that they appear to be part of the story and not just put in so that it can be called a songfic.

Yes, I guess it is technically 'fluff', but it moved me to blink very hard indeed and have a lump in my throat more than once. It is deep, tender, moving, loving, full of affection, and shows the deep friendship the two men have, a friendship that almost transcends and at the same time compliments the fact that they are lovers. It contains rich mix of emotion, bitter-sweet in parts, chock full of love, affection, tenderness, understanding and spot on characterisation.

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Carry Me Through