January 18th, 2008

My dogs: Tansy

Crack_Van Rec 7: Christmas At Reston House by Ashley Pitt (G)

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard (also hinted at are Abby/McGee and DiNozzo/Ziva)
Author on LJ: ashley_pitt
Author Website: N/A

Why this must be read:

Ashley has been writing Gibbs/Ducky for less time than some of us, but she has already chalked up a very impressive number of stories, and I was hard pushed to choose one (especially when she wrote two excellent ones for our recent Gibbs/Ducky Yuletide Exchange. I have chosen Christmas At Reston House because it made me smile, giggle, sniff a little, sigh with pleasure, go 'awww' and several other emotions. Also, it included Gibbs's entire team - 'the children' as they are known - Mrs. Mallard as well as Gibbs and Ducky.

For those who know NCIS well, the title tells one exactly what the story is about: Christmas at Ducky's house. But it's not just any old Christmas, nor was it as Ducky's instigation. His mother, a formidable woman when she's lucid, insists on the entire team coming over - and, aided somewhat by Gibbs, she gets her way.

It's light hearted, fluffy, enjoyable, a gentle ramble through a day which dear friends and family spend together, because they want to be together. Mrs. Mallard has some superb moments, and some of her comments really do make one laugh aloud - she's spot on in her observations. And beneath it all is the deep love, affection, trust, caring and friendship Gibbs and Ducky share. And on top of all of that, Mrs. Mallard has several surprises in store.

All the characters are very well written, you can see and hear them all quite clearly as individuals. Ashley also places the story in relation to show with a few well placed references, but not so entrenches that you are not able to understand or appreciate the story is you haven't seen the entire series, or know it very well.

It's a romantic meander and well worth a read.

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Christmas At Reston House
My dogs: Tansy

Fiction. Interrupting Abby (Abby/McGee)

TITLE: Interrupting Abby
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
FANDOM: NCIS
PAIRING: Abigail Sciuto/Timothy McGee
GENRE: Het
SUB-GENRE: Established Relationship. Het
SUMMARY: Abby keeps getting interrupted.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 200
WARNINGS: None
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

( Interrupting Abby )