January 15th, 2008

My dogs: Tansy

Crack_Van Rec 6: Not Quite A Sequel - Gifts by Aingeal (PG) [NCIS/DS crossover]

It's crossover day on crack_van. My choice was an NCIS/Due South story.

Title: Not Quite A Sequel - Gifts by Aingeal
Pairings: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard. Abigail Sciuto/Timothy McGee. Benton Fraser/Raymond Vecchio
Author on LJ: aingeal8c
Author Website: Armani And Serge: Aingeal's Due South Site

Why this must be read:

Aingeal is well known in Due South fandom for her Fraser/Vecchio stories, which she writes superbly. Indeed I'd go as far to say that she is one of the best, if not the best, Fraser/Vecchio writers currently writing. Sadly, though she is somewhat, in my opinion, under appreciated, i.e. her stories do not get the recognition I believe they deserve. Thus I was delighted when she wrote this wonderful crossover for me for a birthday present, as it gave me the opportunity to recommend her for crossover day.

The story is set in today's NCIS universe, but is futuristic for Due South and as such can be considered AU/AR. It is also very mild crack!fic, but as with all of Aingeal's crack!fic stories, it works, it is completely believable. It is also set in the same universe as one of her Due South stories (Not Quite A Harlequin Novel). The premise is simple: 'someone' believes that Abby and McGee need a little help in getting their relationship sorted out. Gibbs, being Gibbs, is extremely suspicious of the 'help', so the 'helper' calls on previously satisfied 'clients': Benny and Ray. But it isn't just Abby and McGee on whom the 'helper' has a contract.

Aingeal writes all three couples extremely well and mild crack or not they are very much in character. She shows the love, friendship and affection each couple share for one another, even though we never actually see the Due South pairing, the appearance is all via the telephone. Her OC is superb, amusing and so very real. As well as love and affection, the story is full of humour and fun and has a great feel good factor. It is well worth a read.

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Not Quite A Sequel - Gifts