January 21st, 2008

Teddy: Sleeping

Fiction. The Truth (Gibbs/Ducky)

TITLE: The Truth
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
PAIRING: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
GENRE: Slash
SUB-GENRE: Established Relationship.
SUMMARY: Ducky tells the truth.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

( The Truth )
Teddy: Sleeping

Crack_Van Rec 8: For All The Good Times by Ren (PG)

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Abigail Sciuto/Timothy McGee; Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
Warning: Major character death.
Author on LJ: k1mono
Author Website: None of which I am aware.

Why this must be read:

As any one who knows me will know I am very much a happy ending person who loves romance and love and the gentle side of fanfic. However, I also have rather a penchant for a death story (at least the 'right' kind of death story). And this very much fits the bill.

It's set in the future, Abby and Tim have been married for thirty-five years and they are in Scotland to 'celebrate' and remember something very important. We are thus taken back in time to the NCIS office and to Gibbs and Ducky's relationship and indeed Abby and Tim's. We see both romances, both love stories, the depth and caring of the couples for one another, for each other and for the rest of the team.

Ren takes us back and forth between the 'now' and the 'then' very well indeed. Normally I am not a fan of this kind of 'jumping' as I tend to get wrapped up in one part and then get irritated when we move. However, in this story that irritation doesn't happen, quite the opposite. The fact that we move from Abby and Tim of 'now' back to Gibbs, Ducky, Abby, Tim and the rest of the team 'then' adds to the poignancy and beauty of the story.

The story makes me sniff and wipe my eyes in places, smile in others, laugh in others, go 'awww' in others, and many other emotions. Ren captures the characters extremely well, not just Gibbs, Ducky, Abby and Tim, but the rest of the team too. She writes with passion for the characters, for the story and for the joy of writing. She also uses several quotes and a poem to superb effect. The balance of the story is excellent; I love it.

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For All The Good Times